Originally Posted by Braumeister
The safety's job on that play is to read the QB. They read QB's eyes. That's why it's important for a QB to look off receivers, which ironically, is something that Sanchez doesn't really do well.
Like I said, there were plenty of things to criticize Sanchez for last week. But that one play wasn't one of them.
Your second statement completely contradicts your first statement.
The mistake is he stared down his intended target. It would have been a perfect play if he looked off the safety and went to Kerley. Instead he looked the safety right into where he was going to throw the whole time.
In my opinion, the safety is already moving toward Gates before the throwing motion starts.