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Romo to his BFF

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ufcrules1, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Can't agree with that at all. He was clearly open, Weddle was trailing by a large margin (by NFL standards) and the safety wasn't going to get there in time. You see that, you hit it 100% of the time. When you go through progressions, you stop when you get to the open guy. Witten was the first read, he was open, it was the right play. The only thing that is remotely questionable is the quality of the throw...and why more plays like that aren't called more often.
  2. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Wow...so we have multiple people on this thread saying he made a bad throw, and we have multiple people saying he made a perfect throw.

    When the receiver has to literally stop his route and turn all the way around, that means it was a bad throw people. Witten made a good effort to try to catch it but it was a bad throw.
  3. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    It was a poor throw that I expected Witten to catch.
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  4. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    Witten didn't have enough separation. Weddle is faster than witten. I think it was purposely a back shoulder throw but weddle was there to disrupt witten enough for him not to catch the ball. If he was clearly open like you say, then it wouldve been an easy pitch and catch. Cant really blame romo tho because witten has the ability to catch passes even when theres good coverage. But on 3rd and 8, it wasnt a high percentage pass. Romo gets locked in on witten instead of going through his progression. The ball needed to go to Beasley there. It would've been a high percentage throw and a first down.
  5. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    That was not a back shoulder throw! lol... That was a poorly thrown ball and nothing more.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Below is a list of QBs in the NFL who would throw the ball to Cole Beasley in the above play over Jason Witten.

    Thank you for your attention to my list. I like tacos.
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  7. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I continue to be amazed at how many people don't understand read progressions. They seem to think QBs have multiple sets of eyes where they can notice every receiver on the field at all times to see which one comes open. Instead, Romo reads the defense and throws to Witten because of the design of the play and the matchup. If Witten had not been open, then he comes off that read and possibly sees Beasley, if that was his next read.

    Someone on here needs to teach a fundamentals of football class so maybe this kind of wrongheadedness will stop.
  8. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any facts or quotes to back that up? Or are you trying to push your own agenda like you did when you started this thread?
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  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    amazing how many feed the troll that started this thread
  10. kramskoi

    kramskoi Well-Known Member

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    Well in fairness, Weddle does manage to slap Witten's right arm at the perfect time to break up the catch. Should he have caught the ball anyway? Maybe, but Weddle did interfere with the catch.
  11. kramskoi

    kramskoi Well-Known Member

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    It looks like Romo had Witten on his mind from the moment of the snap. Beasley comes open a split second before he releases the ball. I think it was 3rd and about 8 on this play so I don't know that Beasley would have gotten the first down. Looks close though and maybe he does if Romo takes a little more time to assess.
  12. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Look, it is like this:

    Witten was covered.
    Beasley was open.
    Romo threw it the only place he could have for Witten to have a chance to catch it.
    It wasn't a perfect pass.
    It was a good pass that Witten should have caught.
    He should have seen Beasley and thrown to him.
    Many QB's in that situation would have gone to the reliable target and thrown to Witten.

    This isn't rocket science. It isn't complicated.

    It was one play.
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  13. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    That's what I saw
  14. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    beasley is always open

    runs the correct routes.

    catches the ball no matter how bad the throw.

    if romo threw him the ball on that play he would have gained at least thirty yards or housed it.
  15. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    I agree beas was wide open there. He should have threw it to him. But that was a good pass witten dropped
  16. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    if Witten catches that, there's nothing to criticize.
  17. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Romo could have made a better throw. Witten still could have made the play. Weddle made a play. Stay out of 3rd and 8.
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  18. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    I disagree with several of those. Witten was open. The ball could have been thrown elsewhere and Witten could have caught it (not that it was necessarily a bad throw). Though if it was the only place he could have thrown it, then it was a perfect pass which contradicts what you said. And he should only have seen Beasley if he missed the read on the open Witten going through his progressions.
  19. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I've always said he locks onto Witten too much... Definitely needs to see open WRs
  20. xobwej

    xobwej New Member

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    My apologies. I spoke inappropriately in this thread.

    I disagree with the original post.

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