Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
I didn't see any WRs attack the ball ?
I seen a QB deliver a ball though, also as much timing AS and VD have...i never seen AS throw a pass like that to VD (Crabtrees TD)
LOL. Really? You didn't see Crabtree jump up and attack the ball at the highest point over the DB? I also saw a better job of the receivers (esp. Manningham) use their bodies to shield defenders out. And VD? Wasn't his first TD thrown into a tight, low window with two/three defenders drapped all over him? NFCCG? Seam route TD's between two defenders, etc. Granted, those are great throws as well but he's making those catches in tight windows knowing he might get clocked doing it.
I think the word "attacking" is getting a little too far into semantics. I think what most people just wanted to see is a receiver show some passion and want it more than the defender...fight for it; make some plays when it IS thrown their way (with the minimal chances they are going to get per our offensive game plans). Period. And as a result, make those catches on imperfect throws that other receivers seem to make against us on a regular basis (esp. TE's). Make a move. Get some RAC. Use your body to shield out. Stop jumping up to make "basket catches." Turn into a defender when needed. Time your jumping better. Stop dropping the damn ball (entire receiving group).
I think you get the idea...hope they continue to do this (although that was the worst secondary I've seen in a long time last night) on a regular basis and Alex grows his confidence in them and he ALSO continues to pull the trigger. I saw a few times last night he should have pulled the trigger and reverted to panic-Alex and took sacks. He admitted that after the game.
[ Edited by NCommand on Oct 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM ]