Dugo, I happened to be sitting on the 20 yd line at Joe Robbie with my dad, when the 9ers got the ball. Obviously I couldn't hear what he said in the huddle, but we were so close it was easy to see Joe was in the zone, and that was when he was lethal. One thing you didn't mention was that after completing a pass to Jerry, he threw a beauty to the MLB...right in the numbers...and he dropped it. Didn't faze Joe as he worked the ball down the field. From what we could see while at our end of the field, Joe could have been on Pluto and he wouldn't have noticed. He was the greatest, way better than Bart Starr, my childhood hero.
Occasionally, Alex gets in the zone, last yrs Saints game, Giants game, and others. What he never had until the this yr is the same OC for 2 yrs in a row, and that OC is his QB coach, HC, and good friend. Alex's nightmares are behind him. His best days are to come. But, no matter how you slice it, with a great team around you, an OL that can block , a RB who can get 5.6/carry, and oh how I wish alex had the great WR(s) that Starr, Brady, Brees, Eli, Peyton all had. Right now I am hoping that crbtre finally can get his college mojo back, I'd love to see AJ on the field, and I really would like to see the game changer, La Michael split wide of alex and watch what happens after La Mic catches it.
Right now, I really like manningham, #84 doesn't seem to get a lot of playing time, and Vernon has been blanketed for the last several games(Coach H needs to work specifically on routes, picks, whatever to get vernon the ball). Once alex gets vernon, maybe crbtre, La Michael, hopefully AJ as top flite receivers...then ask me who he reminds me of. Until then , I can't compare him to anyone who had that one or two or three deadly receivers to throw to. Give him that, and see how he does. Until then, I can't really compare him to guys with the great receivers. Look at Archie Manning. Played for a dog team his entire career, no real outstanding receivers, not a great OL, and he lived and died as an "Aints" player. Alex WAS in that situation all thru noln and BM(bigmike's) tenure. Now alex has everything but the receivers. My hope is they are close. But crbs has to break out and not just make a spectacular catch and then disappear. Mario is playing at a level to be called a very fine WR. And vernon is doubled. Just hard to say right now, but maybe at end of yr it will be possible to rate alex with 2 or 3 top flite receivers. Two of them are not even dressed out yet...and I hope they get on the field, and soon.
Once the WRs come around, then ask the question, "Who does alex remind you of?"
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Oct 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM ]