Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by defenderDX:
Again, I'm NOT saying the outlet routes wouldn't have worked, on that specific play. Kap has disregarded check downs before and has missed them. And wasn't that play 3rd down? So that backs up why I believe that decision to throw to Crabs 1 on 1 was FINE. A check down you get tackled short and punt. Where have I tried to convince you it is a higher % play than the outlet routes? I said it was more of an,"in the middle" type of %. The closer you throw the ball to the LOS, the higher the %. You also understand the situation, what down we're in, and where the marker is, is important too right? Fact is, Crabtree's route was not impossible to complete.
As for the last play of the game, why such deep routes? That definitely is on Roman as well. Kaep has tremendous confidence in Crabs. To me, (probably not to you), it was a GOOD decision, but not the SAFEST know what I mean? 1 on 1 with Crabs, yeah, he's gonna take that anytime he can get it. The throw and the call sucked worse.
I have't checked the down/distance...good point...either way, I genuinely felt we could have picked up the 10 either way with McDonald or Hunter there...lots of room and I'd take them beating one man in the open field. But were splitting hairs here. I think we get each other's points now.
LOL. I fully 100% agree on the last point.
If that was a third down play, then that ends the discussion right there. Hunter and/or McDonald would have had to break at least one tackle to get the first down. If Kap waited and then looked right to McDonald, that linebacker you see dropping back to the left, would have changed direction and practically been on top of him by the time the ball got there. No way we get more than 5 yards on a checkdown in that situation.
Those checkdowns look nice and juicy at first, but by the time the quarterback turns to look, throws the ball, and then the ball is caught, and then the receiver turns up field, by the time all of that happens there are three defenders converging on the play and you end up with a minimal gain.
Also, when was the last time Kap threw an interception on a slant route to the middle of the field? Most of Kaps interceptions have been on balls he is trying to float high. His fastballs are rarely intercepted, if ever. Kap's laser cannon is a very high percentage weapon.