Last yr at this time I was commenting that Alex, and later Kap needed to get that puppy gone in under 3 seconds. Cutler, it is, I think , doesn't take a step backward or two or 3. He drops his right foot backward at LOS, and zips it. Interesting concept. Kap getting it gone is exactly what I must have written over a hundred times last yr and then after games 2 and 3 this yr. Somehow, against non elite teams he has it going. The 5, 7 step drops that I actually hate, would get rammycackled every time he tries, them, especially N.O, and SEA...but add, INDY, KC, and Denver. Remember, we are playing exactly the types of teams Kap needs to learn on right now, and for last 4 games(altho, Texans game was a big surprise). So if kap keeps his release under 3 seconds, I think we are golden. More than that and the OL flat out can't handle it. Best runblocking OL in the game. ...but on passing down, that ball HAS TO BE GONE IN UNDER 3 SECONDS. Obviously roman and JH didn't read what I wrote, but they finally came to something that was as obvious as the nose on their faces. They are paying attn.
Kap's progress, from my eyes, matches that of roman ( or maybe JH), whoever has the final say. Good play calls, kap plays well. Shiddy play calls, kap plays like , well, you know. But the playcalling has taken a monster step forward. Under 3 second passes were the thing to have done last yr. They were the thing to do this yr. Fortunately our HC finally saw it. Good on JH...and roman. Question now is will roman and JH turn turtle (upside down ) against the elites? I sure hope not, as they have it going now, and having Frank isn't a bad guy to have if you are a QB. I will say that running him into a box 8 or like in last 5 games a box 10 at times, is not going to fly against N.O. or SEA. Kap and roman have to get a check off on box 8s (or more), and get them off the LOS. Frank just took an unmerciful pounding. One can only do that so long. And no one else on the team can do what frank does, so it needs to get changed and quickly. Kap's next job is to learn to switch to a one stepper next time he sees a box 8, or 10.