Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Not much to criticized here. Very good result. Kaep as of right now is a bit unconventional in his drop back and throw recognition and sequence. Nice subtle slide away from the DE rush for a clear throwing lane. I think if Kaep can get the ball off a bit sooner, Patton would probably get a chance to run after the catch and maybe slip the safety's tackle.
He wasn't concerned with making a big play, he was only concerned with the first down. So he waited for him to get wide open, then threw to the back shoulder.
Doesn't make sense for him to wait. As soon as he sees the CB looking back almost squatting on the route he should release the ball to Patton so the pass can beat the closing safety on top. Then it need not be a back shoulder pass.
What you are seeing from Kaep is not a back shoulder pass. It's Kaep trying to throw it more to the outside, to the sideline, to get it away from the closing safety. Had he got the chance to throw it early (he was a bit late because he had to slide away from the DE), the pass would be to the inside to Patton with enough time before the safety can get to it.
When Patton didn't see the ball in the air as he was getting past the CB, he was smart enough to sit in the zone and waited for Kaep to throw him the ball. If Patton had kept on running up field he would have ran closer to the safety, in essence giving the safety even a better chance to make a play on the ball.
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:28 PM ]