Originally posted by Marvin49:He's obviously really good at throwing a deep pass to Vernon, so why not the others? Most likely because he doesn't know the tendencies and adapted to the respective speed of his other receivers. One to Manningham looked like a clear hold by the defender, the second one to Manningham, Manningham did a slight stutter on the defender which threw the timing of the throw off and hence the overthrow. Not sure if that was a designed part of the pass play or what, but without that slight move Manningham would have been there in time for the catch. The Crabtree one was definitely off, which shows he still hasn't gotten into any type of deep ball rhythm with him either, for whatever reasons. But he can sling it when necessary.
1) Alex Smith: No TDs or Picks, so won't update the Tally this week. Not a BAD game, but not one of his best. 0-5 on third down, but three of them were dropped. Had 3 or 4 big chances at big plays down the sideline to Manningham and Crabtree and missed them. Even his supporters would admit that pass isn't his strong suit. Manningham had a shot at one of them tho and may have actually been held on the other. The Crabtree pass tho was clearly overthrown.
All in all a great game though. No complaints. Just need to continue to work on chemistry with the other receivers.
[ Edited by truekingcarlos on Oct 1, 2012 at 1:01 PM ]