Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by Faraz80:
we dont target him. how many passes get thrown his way ? If anything, I think he's underutilized on this team.
jeez this is my point! The way we use or DONT USE Moss is my entire point. That if we are only going to target him on 2 or 3 plays a game I feel like it is pointless to put him on the field, especially if we dont actually target him on a deep ball. Outside of today and Kaep's triple coverage throw I cant recall actually throwing deep to him. Well wait there was the over throw in the end zone from 30 yards but really how often have we actually utilized Moss? If we are using him a decoy we've done a somewhat poor job of attacking the weak spot that results in his presence.
Well, I think the issue is not Moss then, but rather Alex's insecurity to throw into coverage. If you go back and review all of Moss's catches this season (including today's 50 yard bomb), they're all in situations where he was wide open. Now, we all know that Moss is gonna draw multiple coverages toward him; he's that respected in the league. He's always got 2-3 guys hovering around, but the reality is that Alex has NEVER in his career played the type of game where he trusts his receivers to make plays. He needs to see a guy wide open running down the seam before he'll target them, and unfortunately for Moss (a guy having 2-3 DBs around him at all times) he's not gonna get those opportunities.
Now the advantage here is that Moss therefore becomes a decoy, and it allows other guys to open up. But still, I feel like we have seriously underutilized him, and I put a lot more of that on Alex. Not even coaching because he does come in the game and get his fair share of playcalls, but no dap from Smith.