Decent article, but some of those screenshots are misleading. An open Clyde Gates on the outside, really? He had half-a-step, if that. Can you blame Mark for not looking his way? He's not checking down on some all-pro receiver.
With that said, the checking down is a problem. It's no wonder Mark has played his best games, the comebacks of 2010, when making a play becomes instinctual and the thought process is thrown out the window. The conservative mentality has got to go. I thought we had a glimpse of that Week 1 this year. Not the case.