Originally posted by paperplanemedia:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
... and the worst part about it is Walker has fielded kickoffs before.. so you'd think he has some ability at tracking and getting under a pass.. but like Rio did on a deep on vs Minnesota, he shied away from his responsibility when a defender distracted him. He had time to turn that into a catch or at least an incompletion. This is a TE/WR that lasy year had a wide open TD pass hit him in the hands that he flat out dropped. Why dropped? Because he turned his hands the incorrect way. Who the f**k does that in the pros????
The fact that he was a kick returner and he has fought for a ball before and the fact that Alex has been off on his deep ball leads me to believe Delanie simply did not realize the defender would be there and the ball should have been zipped.
Ok the ball wasn't zipped though and you are discrediting what one of the top WRs is saying, "You'll NEVER know what to EXPECT coming out of your break". Sure it could have been a better throw but Walker had the opportunity to make a play and didn't. That's what drives me crazy, especially when the opposing team is going after the ball and helping their QB out.
Walker wasn't coming out of a break. He was running a route that is set to be thrown to if there's not over coverage. And since he's not coming out of his break, he's looking to run a ball down if thrown. So, it was thrown and he found the ball and wanted to catch it in stride.
I am sure if he was aware there was a defender coming in for a pick, he would have attacked the ball differently. Our receivers will fight for the ball but they are not thrown balls unless they are wide open because that's what our QB mostly throws and what the designs create. Other WR's who make these catches more often are well aware the ball may come at any time under any circumstance no matter the coverage so they, in a way, don't trust their QB or trust that their QB will put them in difficult situations.
If Alex threw more into tight coverages or threw more jump balls, then our receivers would probably be more prepared to attack balls because the QB puts them in those situations more often.
It looked more like Alex didn't see the defender and Delanie expected an easy catch on stride. Simple as that.