Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Hawkeye0202, May 17, 2019.
Oh no, not Percy with the facts. Haters hate this.
One of the fairest Dak posts I've read in a long time.
I'm with you, very good post!
Been that way for the kid since college.
Either my eyes are not big enough or the pint is too small. Can't read, only see red
This is just smart football......why take unnecessary risk quarters 1-3 if a win is within reach.
Beasley was so good at getting open underneath quickly. Not sure Cobb is but he opens up more down field do that’s the trade off
Trying to determine if it was a tight window when the pass is being released wouldn't work because it negates what the defender is doing and distance of the throw. It may not be a tight window when being released, but there is time for the defender to react, sometimes defenders are in position but doesn't initially look like it because they are baiting the throw, stop routes in particular would be skewed because the receiver is slowed down but a defender has more time to close that ground. A faster defender vs a slower receiver also would also make it seem like there was a bigger window than there really ends up being. The windows are measured from the distance a defender is from a receiver, if measured at the time of release, there would be much fewer tight throws according to the stats, but wouldn't match the reality of what's happening on the field. A defender can be 3 yards from a receiver at release(which would be wide open), but by the time a ball actually gets there he could cover that distance and make it a tight throw.
Sometimes fans don't get that when they look and think that someone "looks" open, they really aren't because the defender is in position to break on the ball or forget that the ball doesn't just teleport there and that travel time gives them time to close ground.
What's even worse is when someone thinks some dude was wide open when in reality he wasn't open until the ball was thrown, and the guy guarding him broke toward the ball.