Originally Posted by Rey
You do understand that different coaches have different ideas on how things should be done right? You can't watch a couple coaching videos or go to a clinic and deduce how any given team wants to do things.
You are making excuses for Kareem instead of just plainly saying he didn't do a good job there feeling when the ball was coming and locating it.
The part about him expecting one thing and the qb and wr doing something else is hogwash. That's a part if football. This isn't practice. That's not Vance Joseph simulating a qb, and that's not Brice McCain simulating a wr. A football game is not a controlled environment.
Sometimes stuff is going to happen. All the routes and throws aren't going to be exactly where you expect them to be. Part of being a good ball player is reacting in the heat of the moment. If all the balls were thrown where he expected them to be then that would make his job super easy wouldn't it?
Kareem has seemed to have gotten even better on routes in front of him, but he still looks to be lacking when he has to turn his hips, run and defend passes down the field. There is no two ways around that. He needs to continue to improve there.
That's not ragging on him or anything. He's showed tremendous growth, but this is an area if his game that he needs to keep working on. Period.
I think we are in more agreement than you think. Kareem surely needs to improve in locating the ball on deep passes. As you said though, he has shown the ability to learn and grow. I think he has gotten better at it in his short time here. I think where we may disagree is in our confidence that he will be able to get better at it.
Brees is one of the best at that throw that he made to Lance Moore. It was a good test for him and he will learn from it. It is good that it happened to him in preseason so he can continue to work on it and use it as motivation.