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A Play That Seems Overlooked

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by 2much2soon, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. 2much2soon

    2much2soon Active Member

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    was when Witten was lined up wide left early in the game.

    He completely juked the cb, think it was Trufant, left him paralyzed and blew by him downfield. Unfortunately Bledsoe led him too far inside, by design or not(may have been a post and not a fly), and the pass was almost picked off.

    Still, it was most impressive to see a TE the size of Witten make that kind of a move on a good cb.
  2. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Yeah I mentioned that last night (thread was moved to the opinion zone :rolleyes: ). And it wasn't so much that Bledsoe lead him too much to the middle. Bledsoe was just late with the throw. He should of anticipated when Witten would get open and the ball should of been delivered at that time. Bledsoe just threw it way too late.
  3. SuperSafety_31

    SuperSafety_31 New Member

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    very true...that should have been a completion...
  4. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    he did a similar pattern from the same position last yr vs GB and scored a long TD on it...cant remember which GB CB it was he torched

    David
  5. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    It was #31 (the former Eagle). Can't remember his name right now.
  6. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    That is exactly what I fear seeing repeatedly in the regular season...missed opportunities, just because Bledsoe is late in his recognition and delivery of the ball.
  7. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    I believe that is Al Harris.
  8. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    That may be the case, but I don't think that's what happened on that play. I just think Bledsoe is still getting use to Witten. You can only develop so much chemistry in practice. A lot of it has to come from games. It seemed to me that Bledsoe just wasn't sure what Witten was gonna do (or when he was gonna do it). It also seemed he was a bit surprised that Witten schooled Trufant so badly.

    I think it's just a timing thing. They'll develop better chemistry as they play more snaps together.
  9. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    Good point. I shouldn't be too critical of him until he has time to settle into the offense and the players around him.
  10. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    or maybe Witten wasnt the primary target on the play at all...

    it should have been a TD, but no QB hits on everything...

    he made two bad throws IMO, otherwise did well...the guy can still gun it and can still throw some accurate balls...I was extremely skeptical about the signing but if we give him good protection and the key skill guys stay healthy, he'll have a good year IMO

    he's a VAST improvement over the QB's of the past 4-5 yrs we've had...

    David
  11. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I think that we'll see Witten in as WR for a few plays a game this season. If we keep 4 TEs, that likely means only 4 WRs. Even if we keep 5 WR only 4 will be active on gameday. Witten at WR sure sounds better than bringing in anyone not named Key, Glenn, or Crayton.

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