What fans should be excited about is the fact that this kid is always open. what fans keep focusing on is the fact that this kid is struggling holding onto the football. A rookie WR is struggling with 1 aspect of pro football and it's not his ability to beat his opponent.
Could it be that this kid is thinking so much about his assignments that his focus maybe affected. I am ok with This Rookie, because i see the potential and when he stops thinking and starts playing, we won't be able to afford him.
He should have called it off, their were in their base defense. Unfortunately, neither of our QBs can read a defense.
Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite
He stubbornly took the snap because he thought he could make a play...
The fake call was fine. We've run fakes against base defenses this year, and will continue to do so.
Problem with the play was that Tanner Purdum missed his block on the MLB. If he had slowed Laurianitis down, Hillard would have had a huge gain.
Pics show it rather clearly.
In this pic, you can see the MLB about 1 yard to the left of Purdum. All Purdum has to do is get in between Laurinaitis and where the play is going, doesn't have to stop him completely, just slowing him down would be fine.
In this pic, you see that big gigantic hole the Laurinaitis is standing in ? If he wasn't there (if Purdum had made his block), it's a HUGE gainer.