Thread: We need Alex Smith
01-26-2013, 08:41 AM #71
Harvin's shortest Y/R has been the past 2 years with Ponder throwing to him.
"If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"
Those passes were not the worst in the world to throw. You can stretch the field vertically or, as the WCO was designed, you can stretch it horizontally. When you spread the defense horizontally and when they are keeping 8-9 in the box due to AP, it leaves a lot of open space and when they get past the first guy there is a lot of open field to exploit. harvin did a great job of that and I believe it really benefitted AP in that when he got past the LOS he was able to crank out some long runs because there were no defenders way down the field covering WR's.
If you watch Brady-he uses those types of throws all of the time too.
In the end I am not going to blame Musgrave for those plays because for years I have been upset because the coaches were not tailoring the offense to suit the strengths of the players. In this case I believe those throws are the best ones for Ponder to make and they also make the best use of harvin's skill set which is a hybrid between a RB and a short to intermediate rote WR. Get him into space and let him make something happen. He is not going to be a guy you are sending 40 yards down the field so why call those types of plays?
02-06-2013, 12:24 PM #73
Truth is, the cat probably never watch Ponder play in college and if he did, it was only a couple of games his senior season were Ponder was throwing with a bumb wing.
Since the "Senior bowl" he has done nothing to make anyone think he has a weak arm other than not throw alot of deep balls. You attribute that to (incorrectly) his arm when in fact its based on our scheme and the WR's he has to throw to.
At some point next year you will be throwing out some drivel as you back pedal from this stance and I will continually point out how "Incorrect" you were and I will enjoy every minute of it.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
02-06-2013, 12:25 PM #74Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
02-06-2013, 12:32 PM #75
Before Percy went down, were was he ranked in catches and yards? He was either tied or real close to Welker at the top of the stat board.
Were did Rudy finish with respect to TE's in the league for TD's? Tied for second with Graham, two behind the leader (Gronk) who had Brady throwing to him and one ahead of the future HOF'r Tony G who had Matty Ice throwing to him.
Seriously, I don't think our QB will hinder any of the WR's from coming here that our FO pukes are going to target.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
02-06-2013, 12:33 PM #76
02-06-2013, 09:11 PM #77
02-06-2013, 09:17 PM #78
Also players are not pouring over stats, they unlike the multitude of Vikings faithful can see first hand what type of QB we have. He stinks! TDs can go to anyone in the redzon, they will be more interested in yardage...while Harvin had a lot of catches, he was way behind in yardage because our QB is not accurate and lacks arm strength.