Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Receivers were open, if the DB can just keep up with a receiver they know AS wont throw it.
They were? I didn't see that. What I saw was they had a blanket on them all game long. Throwing to an obviously covered receiver is a recipe for disaster. We have 20 pages of posts talking about the limitations of the current WRs and last night was just more of the same. Don't get me wrong. I like Crabtree but he doesn't have the speed to take the lid off. Williams has good quickness but he can't outrun the average NFL DB. MM would be #4 on the NYG this year. Moss doesn't have it any more. There isn't a receiver on this team that scares an opponent. Not one!
Except VD and Roman has done nothing to isolate him despite teams clearly giving him the Moss treatment. So now Moss is more single covered or if he is also being double covered what the eff is Crabtree/Williams/Manningham doing? Why are these guys not running wild and wide open with single coverage? Crabtree is easily destroyed against good secondaries 1on1. He's 4 catches for 46 yards against the Giants the past two games now and that is WITH double covering VD all game in both. No excuses. He's slow off the LOS and has no speed to separate plus he seems to run rotes behind DB's, doesn't shield his body well to box out, etc. Not to mention he ran another up last night while he was supposed to break off the route d/t the blitz = incompletion by Alex.
For the blanket statement 49AllTheTime
just made, I'd like him to highlight these wide open receivers for us in this Hawks game. We don't need to focus on Alex's blunder on the INT...Moss was NOT the primary target and by the time he got over to him, he was late and threw a poor pass across his body. He admitted that.
We'll watch the coaches film and believe me, we'll highlight the plays Alex left on the field (which do happen every game by every "elite" QB). Hell, even Eli left a ton in the last game...deep sideline balls, passes in the dirt on 3rd down, etc.