Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by Faraz80:
No offense, but this is the 8th year running that we're still blaming Alex's receivers for bad balls. Every QB has bad throws; every game has a set of passes that shouldve been caught/adjusted to.
This has become a norm with Alex. Everytime he throws a bad ball / pick, we all come out and find some way to blame the receiver(s). That first ball was poorly thrown. It hung in the air; Alex didnt note the zone coverage. It wasnt as if the DB had to run and make a play at it. He sat in his spot and the ball literally "floated" to him. Delanie has been horrible this season, but that was just a bad throw. Nothing more to it than that, in my opinion.
So you are saying that Walker couldn't have done more to make a play there?
What Im saying is that Alex is not INT prone, so the few times he actually makes mistakes, it's easy for us to dissect the play and find others culpable for the picks. Good example: the pick he threw against MIN. On paper, it looks like he threw the ball behind Crabtree for an easy pick. If you want to dissect it further, one can say that Crabtree broke into his slant a bit too quick, and therefore if he hadnt done so, the ball would have been in a perfect spot. So who to blame ? The receiver for cutting his route short, or the QB for underestimating the type of coverage and releasing too soon.
If we went back, we could do this with each and every pick, so why not keep it simple. It was zone coverage. Alex's ball floated. The DB intercepted before Walker even had a chance to make a play on it.
[ Edited by Faraz80 on Oct 15, 2012 at 5:39 PM ]