Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
I think the back shoulder throw to Williams is a big step up for Smith. Also, the throw to Vernon on a dime along the sideline. He threw it off his back foot, and threw it early, before Vernon was at full speed; that showed great anticipation.
I think there are certainly some improvements.
definitely. never seen him hit a back shoulder throw like that before.
He actually started doing it last year. I can remember one in particular where he he Vernon on a back should throw. I want to say it was against the Bucs.
I agree, but this one was light years ahead of that one. He threw it down field while Williams was running full speed. Not only this, but the great thing about it, was the he had Gore wide open in the flats on the left. It would have been a good decision to throw it to Gore, and a much safer play, but he decided to make the throw down field to Williams in tight single coverage. It was the bigger play, with the bigger payoff, with the bigger risk.
In other words, Alex Smith is beginning to "take shots", which makes our offense much more scary.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Oct 11, 2012 at 23:50:28 ]