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Week 7: Thoughts after rewatching the game...

Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Originally posted by Joecool:
After rewatching the game, I realized that Russell Wilson is crazy accurate and will throw to literally blanketed receivers and place the ball through a window where only they can catch it.

The sideline pass to his Tight End was seriously accurate and just passed the shoulder of our DB.
The other sideline pass to Rice where Brown had underneath position but Wilson threw it high so Brown was not able to make a play on it. Brown had it literally covered.
The pass in the enzone to Braylon while being bracketed by two of our guys. Wilson placed it perfect and Willis was lucky to pop it out after it hit Braylon in the hands.

That type of play sure catches up to him on the INT by Goldson.

Or when he puts it in the Endzone resulting in an INT by a GB defender that is credited as a TD for Seattle.

Wait...wha!?!

Wilson does have a nice accurate deep ball. But with a good defense, there's enough air underneath on most of them that they can make a play on it if they recognized and know what they are doing. Sounds simple but it's a tic tock difference between a long gain and an INT.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Not really. That INT throw was more of a prayer than anything. For the most part, he's a very accurate thrower. It definitely catches up if the QB is not very accurate or aware of where the ball needs to be placed.

I do agree with his knack for the deep ball accuracy.
Did anyone else notice that Smith's bad read came directly after the WildKaep run? He is clearly a rhythm guy, and the sprinkling in of Kaep here and there throws off his rhythm.
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by mickey49:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Nice to be back in the win column. ;-)

1) Alex Smith running tally: Stats after Eagles game in 2010. Now a complete 32 games or 2 full seasons worth of games. 32 Games, 883 Att, 558 Comp, 6406 Yards, 42 Tds, 13 INTs, 94.69 QB Rating. Alex came through on the TD drive, but he still had a rough night. As fun as it would be to just rip him a new one, I think we need to give some credit here to Seattle. They were BLANKETING the WRs out there. Seattle has a very, very good secondary. You could see Alex just shaking his head because nobody was shaking free of coverage. I also think there was ALOT of defensive holding out there that went FAR beyond 5 yards and Moss was CLEARLY interfered with early in the game on what would have been a first down. The INT was really an aberration for Alex. He VERY seldom throws picks in the Red-Zone. Bad throw? Yes. Bad Decision? Yes. Was Moss Wide Open? Yes. However, Alex was flushed out when Moss broke open. He may have been able to stand in and make the throw, but I'm not sure of that. A bad play tho regardless of how you look at it. Rough night for Alex against a very, very good defense.


I tend to agree with you, Marv, but it's those deep passes down the sideline to open WRs I find infuriating. I know all QBs are going to overthrow receivers at some point, but Alex seems to do this regularly. I just don't get it...

Thats fair. Drives me nuts too. What's weird tho is that he doesn't seem to have that issue with Vernon nearly as much as his other recievers. That tells me he CAN do better but for some reason isn't. Can't quite put my finger on that one.

The only thing I can think of is that he might have more confidense in putting it right on Vernon than he does in his WRs to go up and make a play on the ball so almost intentionally overthrows it trying to put it "where only his guy can get it".

Oh he's got that wheel route to Vernon down to a science, but that's about it.

It could just be Alex's ultra-conservative nature that makes him overthrow WRs. I dunno. Maybe he just hates WRs, lol...
5-2.

Frank still got it.
My buddy is a big Patriots fan and said the Seattle DBs did the same thing to them. I made a comment to my lady last night and said "if I was able to hug WRs I could be a professional defensive back too". Mind you, I would be on the practice squad! Lol
Iupati was a beast in run blocking up the gut. Same with Boone.

Our guards have athleticism to reach LBs and safeties in second level and blow them back.
Average guards hope to stone wall at second level but our guys are doing so good it blasts open monster sized holes that perfectly fit Gore's running style.

They spot lighted Iupati doing this during game with replays and Mayock saying he could be best in the NFL
Originally posted by Tigerlaw:
Iupati was a beast in run blocking up the gut. Same with Boone.

Our guards have athleticism to reach LBs and safeties in second level and blow them back.
Average guards hope to stone wall at second level but our guys are doing so good it blasts open monster sized holes that perfectly fit Gore's running style.

They spot lighted Iupati doing this during game with replays and Mayock saying he could be best in the NFL

Our Guards are two of the best in the league. Considering Boone is a first year starter, the front middle is going to be awesome.
Has anyone else noticed that since he hurt his middle finger his passes have been sailing on him, doesn't look like he's getting the same spin on the ball, I've sprained my finger before, it is very hard to get the same grip on a football without that finger... Also agree his decisions have been worse, but i think that the finger still is affecting his throws more than he's letting on...
No excuses, Alex should have made that TD to Moss, but having to face the Giants/Seahawks defenses back-to-back on a short week is rough for any QB/offense in the league. Tom Brady had to deal with Zona and Baltimore back-to-back (both losses) and had mediocre games against both defenses.
Originally posted by SocalAgent0:
Has anyone else noticed that since he hurt his middle finger his passes have been sailing on him, doesn't look like he's getting the same spin on the ball, I've sprained my finger before, it is very hard to get the same grip on a football without that finger... Also agree his decisions have been worse, but i think that the finger still is affecting his throws more than he's letting on...

I had noticed the timing of the injury and his errant throws recently, but i can't say specifically thats the problem.
Originally posted by Byisgod:
And it's happened fairly frequently in the other games as well.

Was at game, and what was apparent compare to Television was how open WR where at times and he would check down right away and seeing WR putting their hands up with frustration. That where the fans including my self where with why Alex was not even looking down field? I get that his gun shy from all those INT's from last week, but man I feel for WR frustration
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Run run run and more run. I do not get it and it absolutely drives me nuts why we quit running when we are done no more than two or less scores. Giants game pissed me off beyond compare. Seattle first half pissed me off. Gore breaks 5 yard gains almost every play and we abandon it. Dont get it. More run to open pass and more blitz or pressure. Our d linemen also need help from he DBs they look lost out there a lot of the times this year.
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and the crowd. Our fans are garbage we do not get into games at all. Seattle fans almost showed us up and last year against cowboys game was embarrassing.
Originally posted by guillotine31:
Did anyone else notice that Smith's bad read came directly after the WildKaep run? He is clearly a rhythm guy, and the sprinkling in of Kaep here and there throws off his rhythm.

I can understand that in general, but in my opinion there is no excuse for failing to make that throw to Moss in the endzone. All he had to do was recognize it and pull the trigger. However, he became hesitant, started running to his left, and for no understandable reason, decided to force it into a cluttered area. He could have even floated it high so that Moss would be the only player with a chance to catch the ball. Alex Smith is in his 8th year in the NFL, and it is getting quite tiring to keep saying that he needs to get into a rythm, he needs more reps, he needs to get a handle on the offense, etc. Clearly, the man has limitations as a quarterback. He can definitely read defenses at the line of scrimmage and make the right playcalls, but his decision-making, accuracy, and ability to throw downfield are all areas in which he is severely limited. And there is nothing you can really do to change that after 7 years in the NFL.