Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Right after the New England loss in the play offs, I posted saying Kubiak screwed the pooch by not trying to get Matt into a rhytm. Not using 3+ WR sets predominately to start the game & get Matt comfy.
I went back & watched that game again a couple of weeks later & that's exactly what he did. It wasn't no huddle, but it was not as slow as a normal huddle. It was 3+ receivers for the majority of our snaps.
& no one wants to hear it, but Matt looked good. Not incredible, but good. There were those two goofy plays where he pulled the ball down & tried to make something happen, but other than that.....
I'd like to see the all 22. The only reason I can think Matt didn't throw deep often, was because there was no one deep often & we never got into 5 step drop territory.... & by that, I mean we were never successfull enough with our 3 step drops that Matt could take deep drops & plays downfield could open up. Seemed like every time we tried, he was forced to throw it early.
I think if anyone would objectively watch that game again, & judge Matt for who he is & not who we want him to be, they'd have to conclude that Matt looked good.
In baseball , Matt would be a junk ball pitcher . He doesn't have the fastball to set up his other pitches so he relies on location and keeping them off balance . This would make Matt much better on an 0-2 or 2nd and 3yd count / to go , because he cause his full arsenal .
When Kubiak gets hard headed and tries to run early and often against a team with a big DL , he puts Matt in 3rd and long . That puts Matt in bad way .