Originally Posted by parafly
Agree to disagree.
In NFL terms, that is a wide open deep pass. The safety is already turned and running toward Gates before the ball leaves the quarterback's hands.
I'm not saying Sanchez is terrible, but he's leaving plays on the field, which has been the case with him from the very beginning. All quarterbacks do it, the key is to limit these incidents, and strike more often than not.
In this instance, a great quarterback looks off the receiver and hits Kerley for a touchdown. All the variables were perfect ... good protection, multiple receivers with single coverage and gaining separation. He made the worst decision possible.
Actually the safety is headed Gates' way because Sanchez is already winding up to throw to him. Look at Sanchez in that photo:
If the Safety is sitting there, reacting to Sanchez, then he has a much better shot at breaking up a pass to Kerley.
Not making any excuses for Sanchez's play last week. He didn't play well. But the result of that play had nothing to do with Sanchez's decision-making. He threw it to the right guy. The problem was that guy can't run a route to save his life.