Originally posted by Gore_21:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:The need to get him involved in 3 to 5 yard dump off check downs where he can catch it easily and truck guys like Richard Sherman. He showed he can do this. It plays more to his strengths and it will build his confidence and rapport with Kaepernick.
Agree, we should have been getting his confidence up by dumping off to him on 3-5 yard routes. Curl types where he could use his body to shield defenders. We did the opposite seemed like he was deep a lot and he'd drop the ball and we would ignore him the rest of the game. That's a horrible way to get a guys confidence up. Why send him deep instead of getting him going with 3-5 yard routes and then once he starts doing well there maybe have him do a double move and get him deep.
Exactly right. That's where the coaches failed
. It's called Player DEVELOPMENT
. These are young ~22 y/o guys, they need to be developed, coached up, confidence built up, etc. Part of the Seahawks strength is they are better at developing late round picks like Luke Wilson by actually getting the ball and developing his game.
[ Edited by maxsmart on Feb 2, 2014 at 9:37 PM ]