We didn't "have" to go to rookie for a crucial catch. He was wide open.
To say you know Sammy would have been that open or that he'd catch that ball is myopic at best.
When you have Taylor as your qb it doesn't matter who's out there.
Run, run, throw. You're severely handicapping any receivers when the D knows you have to throw on third down.
Either Taylor is that bad and they don't trust him or we have a terrible offensive scheme. Either one sucks and I'm so bummed this is what we have to look forward to all year.
I thought we were done with this style of play, I thought we were "unleashing" Taylor.
All smoke and mirrors. Can't even get excited about the Broncos game now.
No offense, you either do not understand passing or you did not watch any part of the play other than the part where the ball went off Zay's hands.
The film 100% shows ZJ stumble slightly on his cut just enough to throw him slightly off his route causing him to turn and spot the ball late. That is the ONLY reason it was a tough catch, not because it was a bad pass. Had Zay NOT had the sloppy cut he would have been hit right in the hands for an easy walk in TD rather than try an akward stretch.
Sammy is an exceptional route runner. ZJ had an unforced sloppy cut. Its MORE than safe to say had Sammy been running that route he would have caught the ball in stride walking into the end zone because he would have ran a precise route. Furthermore, even if Sammy had the same stumble, that is very much in Sammys catch radius and would have likely still made the catch in the first place. But that point is mute, I have no doubt the route would have been crisp and it would have been an easy catch and walk in.
You and a few others keep making it about the long stretch to catch the ball while completely ignoring that was SELF INFLICTED by ZJ with his poor cut and late turn for the ball, all of which happened when the ball was already in the air going to the spot where he should have been for an easy score.
Edited by Alphadawg7, 18 September 2017 - 05:39 PM.