Originally posted by qnnhan7:Safe. You are talking about the playaction play that Gruden himself dissected. Which he said no one was there get it down to Gore. He sounded like he approved of the decision. Smith after playaction whipped his head around to look at Moss then immediately throw to a wideopen Gore underneath of where VD had cleared out 2 defender with him. There was no one with in at least 5 yards of Gore. Result of the play 1st down for Gore on 1st &10. Could Smith have thrown it to VD....Sure VD was open. Can't fault the decision, because it might just be the design of the play.
But this is why he would not be a consistent stat stuffer. Unfortunately, these are also plays that we desperately need him to make if we are playing better teams when scoring TDs will not be easy. These are the exact types of plays he did not throw vs Seattle when scoring was tough. It's not about which result did happen, it is also about which result did he pass up on.
For the record, he didn't quickly look in Moss's direction, he hopped a couple of times while he was looking that way.
[ Edited by Joecool on Nov 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM ]