Originally Posted by Surreal McCoy
Three great posts in a row, but I'm afraid it's wasted. These folks minds are made up and no amount of 'facts' are gonna change it.
Pretty much..in 1 instance they're getting mad when throws it deep to someone who's not really open & it gets intercepted (walter in the 1st NE game) and say "he should've checked it down to foster he was wide open!!!"
Then in another instance, these same folks are getting mad b/c he's checking down too much
and just taking what the defense gives him.."they need to throw it deep, but they won't b/c schaub's arm is pathethic!!!"
Then when faced with visual evidence as to why Schaub is doing what he's doing at times....noone has anything to say about it...par for the course around here.
Here is the key to whether or not schaub goes deep or not...zone vs. man. That's it..period. When teams run zone against us, he can have a field day b/c the WR's are finding holes in the secondary and aren't neccessarily being held by any 1 person and there's plenty of room to make throws. When they run man, he struggles at times & has to check it down alot largly b/c the WR's can't separate
. In the NE game and in the GB game those teams ran a ton of man against us. In the NE game in particular i remember Mike Mayock going crazy about the fact Talib was singling up on AJ and was getting away with it. The colts did it as well. Of course Schaub's ability to zip it has some
bearing on that, but not much in my opinion b/c you don't want your qb's making tight throws like that too much anyway
, regardless of their arm strength...It's the WR's more than anything. teams just feel that player for player, our WR's can't beat their cb's 1 on 1.