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Receivers need to attack the ball!

Something I noticed during the game. The Delanie Walker INT could have been avoided had Delanie attacked the ball instead of waiting for it to land in his hands.The other INT to Crabtree, he ran his route behind the defender instead of getting in front of him and attacking the ball. If you saw the play that Carlos Rodgers almost intercepted, Victor Cruz actually had a better shot of catching it because he attacked it at it's highest point before it got to Rodgers (Aikman even pointed this out). I'm tired of seeing our receivers expecting perfect passes and seeing guys on the other team making some tough catches. Attack the damn ball!
Watch the plays I mentioned again. Did our receivers attack the ball like Cruz did when Carlos Rogers was in position to intercept the ball?

I was thinking on the INT to Walker. Why didn't he just tackle the DB before he made the pick? A 10 yard penalty is 10000X better than an INT.
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
I was thinking on the INT to Walker. Why didn't he just tackle the DB before he made the pick? A 10 yard penalty is 10000X better than an INT.

Or attack it at it's highest point instead of waiting for it to fall in his hands.
Alex deserves some blame, no question, but I do agree with the thread's premise. This Thursday will be important for our receivers to turn this behavior around. The Hawks DBs will be aggressive and I hope the refs are fair-minded, as they will be holding and disrupting our receivers. Our targets simply HAVE to start attacking footballs. This seems to be a problem every fu**king year, and as a former receiver, it really gets under my skin.
just watch Cruz and Hixon. They were attacking the ball. Even on that near pick by Rogers. Cruz almost under cut him for the ball.
This is 100% true. Moss may be the only WR we have that even has this ability. Another poster in the AS thread, and many others along the way, have pointed this out - and most are simply dismissed. But you can't ask Alex to play more aggresively and then not get mad at the WR's when they don't go up and try and make a play. It's no wonder that Smith tends to avoid taking chances.
Comeon fellas. You're reaching here. All 3 were bad throws by Alex. There's nothing more to it than that.
Agree with this. I played WR and DB and nothing is more infuriating than someone who does nothing to help the QB by going after the ball. Smith had an awful game, but I think Walker's lack of effort on that first INT made a big difference. That INT changed the whole game.
Originally posted by Faraz80:
Comeon fellas. You're reaching here. All 3 were bad throws by Alex. There's nothing more to it than that.

there really is, actually..
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Moss STILL attacks the ball like a mofo. He needs to be used more often, not just as a decoy. He almost came down with that bomb from Kaep, and he was TRIPLE COVERED!!!
Its always the receivers and olines fault and never the QBs fault.
Even when thrown right to thee receivers can't hold onto the ball so many dropped passes that should have been caught I say get Moss the ball more and let him show the younger guys how it's done
[ Edited by Niner_Fan on Oct 15, 2012 at 9:25 AM ]
Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:
Its always the receivers and olines fault and never the QBs fault.

Or, when others are posting, it's always the QBs fault and never the line, the receiver or the coach.