You have? Aside from Moss attacking a Kaep bomb into triple coverage, I haven't see any WR "attack" a ball. Maybe Williams on the back shoulder catch? Manningham, already is our best WR after 6 games and VD was covered like a blanket. The only thing this current WR group has proved to me is that they can continue to lead the league in dropped passes, like last year. Now, we can talk about the game plans and how one WR is targeted to catch and he's usually pretty wide open for almost the entire year (until yesterday)...how we never use Moss properly, we can talk about how high a % Alex does complete deep balls, efficiencies, etc. We can talk about how one QB had all day to throw while the other was getting beat to a pulp. We can talk about an injured throwing finger, only 6 games together as a group, etc. We can even try to turn this into an Alex-hater thread but...
I'm talking about raw ability. Let's just be honest here. NY's 3 are FAR, FAR superior to ours. These guys are so good, all you have to do in throw it into the general area and they will either catch it (or knock it down). I was most impressed with their route running ability, their first step, quickness, speed, range, timing, balance, coordination, concentration, etc. They were making VERY high catches with no fear (even taking low shots on 'em but they tried!), sideline catches, circus catches, one-handers, knocking down balls, getting 5 yard deep separation, using their hands properly, etc. And the fact that they ALL are successful also speaks to their coaching!
Eli is no dummy...he's been working with these guys and they worked hard to develop the chemistry they have; saw a show about Cruz and all the time he and Eli put in in the off seasons, etc. It takes years, trust, confidence, etc. Coaches give them the green light b/c they know more often then not, they will make plays to win the game.
I'm not even putting down our WR's (after 6 games) as much as I am giving the NY Giants WR/QB props for getting to a level where it reminded me of the tradition that we once had here in SF. I'm also not blind to the fact that Eli is one lucky SOB. Between the NFCCG and this game we could have had about 6 INT's including a couple pick-6's.
But overall talent, we aren't even on the same planet right now and by the time guys such as Moss/Manninhgam/Crabtree/Jenkins/Williams get to the level Alex/VD are on (or Eli and his guys), some of our guys will probably be long long gone.
[ Edited by NCommand on Oct 15, 2012 at 2:54 PM ]