Originally Posted by drs23
If it's not evidence, then why did Jacoby get dirt darts or the ball over his head and the ball was on the other receivers?
I'll say this, most good accurate QBs will try to put the ball in a place that makes it easier for the receiver to make a play on the ball, or difficult for the defender to make a play on the ball.
He makes these decisions on the fly & it's always different. Every route, every coverage, every defender, every receiver.
Most likely he threw it in the dirt in front of Jj for this reason, or wide, or deep, thinking he's giving Jj an opportunity. & for whatever reason, Jj didn't "go for it"
I find that more plausible than this "poor route running" thing that seems to have gained some momentum on this board.
I criticize Schaub for the same thing. When Aj is even, he's leaving. The ball should be thrown out ahead of him, if there is no deep help. But Schaub will watch & wait, & watch, & throw. By then, Aj/Jj has already outrun his arm.
It's pretty bad, imo, on the bootlegs. Yes, Matt has a great fake, yes, he makes good reads, but it takes him so long to get around that Jj & Aj, even KDub sometimes out runs his arm.
These guys are breaking wide open with nothing but green in front of them. If Schaub can get the ball ahead of them, they're 20+ yard plays if not TDs. But it takes him so long to get around that he underthrows the receivers (on purpose).
Now, I know there's some stat out there that probably says we had more 20+ yard plays than most teams. I think that's irrelevant. If we had 50, we should have had 100 & Aj should have averaged a dozen TDs over the last 6 years.
I'm not blaming Jacoby's misfortunes on anyone else. He's a talented mofo, & it's up to him to make the most of it. I don't believe he has. He's made mistakes that are unexplainable. He hasn't made the plays when we needed him to as consistently as we need him to.
All I'm saying is this argument about his route running is bull.