"Having (Johnson) out there gives us a chance of at least being able to throw the ball up," Carr said. "When he's not out there, it's hard to just throw the ball down the field and hope that they come down with it. Until we get some more work with the guys who are out there right now and get my confidence up in them where I can do that, then it's hard to just lob it out there."
CARR QUOTE 1: "...gives us a chance of at least being able to throw the ball up," Carr said..."
My opinion: THAT'S the whole reason you're not able to place a ball neatly in any other receiver's hands, David (example: Mathis was wide open and you overthrew him by about 10 yards. Bradford was wide open and you overthrew him by 5-10 yards...he leapt for it, but he had his man beat easily. You've gotten used to AJ bailing the team out and making your life easier. Period. Here's a concept: When you DO have time, stop hopping up and down 20 times in the pocket, go through your progressions and throw the ball to SOMEBODY. Anybody. Seriously, just fire it into somebody's general direction. You can't have the elastic boy wonder stretch high in the air for your miracle lobs every game and expect to win consistently. I hated to see AJ pull those miracle lobs down in those few games last year because I KNEW it was getting you all hyped up about the possibilities of just repeating that every game. AJ is NOT the answer. And you saying this sort of thing just makes you and our team appear to be one dimentional. You have had more success tossing it to DD than you have AJ. And that's because he's five yards away from you, and doesn't require you to focus on NFL QB attributes, such as "timing," and "accuracy."
CARR QUOTE 2: "...When he's (AJ) not out there, it's hard to just throw the ball down the field and hope that they come down with it..."
My opinion: THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS OUT THERE, DAVID!!!! It's not hard to throw the ball down the field, David. You're showing you can do that. But it is hard, for you David, to place the ball in a spot where the WR can make a play on the ball. The two speediest guys you have out there are being overthrown on almost all deep passes. I suggest you work on YOUR timing a little bit. You missed Bradford for an easy TD, and you missed Mathis for an easy TD down the sideline. Oh, but I forgot: Without our lord and savior St. Andre Johnson, the patron saint of miracle catches, we just don't have much of a chance out there.
CARR QUOTE 3: "...Until we get some more work with the guys who are out there right now and get my confidence up in them where I can do that, then it's hard to just lob it out there."
My opinion: Until YOU can get YOUR confidence "up" in them? Man, this is probably the most pompous, arrogant and misstated quote of them all. Just lob it out there? We're not playing a charity flag football game where you just "lob" it out there, David. My goodness, you really don't think you have any problems do you? No, to you it's just a simple situation of not having AJ and not having other WRs that you are confident in. If I am Jabar Gaffney. If I am Jerome Mathis. If I am Corey Bradford. If I am Derrick Armstrong. If I am any Texans WR other than AJ, I am thinking to myself, "Well...gee, thanks David for the non-vote of confidence."
And yet you guys are here backing Carr, saying he was misquoted and misunderstood...blah-blah-blah. Yeah, right.
I can't get to my thread from the TB preseason game, but his postgame quote after that game was more or less this: "I'm just excited to play the Bills next week when these games count for real..."
This guy might look good in a photo shoot, and he might look like an NFL QB in the pads and jersey, but he is not sounding like a smart guy right now.
He's making lame excuses at every point, in the newspaper, but he won't get in people's faces on the field. No, he'll leave that to Dunta Robinson.
I have had it with Carr. I have a McFarlane figurine of him, and it's getting tossed tonight when I get home. Unless any of you Carr apologists want me to mail it to you. Pay me for the shipping and it's yours. Just let me know before midnight tonight or it's getting ceremoniously burned and trashed.
He is bailing out and copping out, and crying because he's got a tough road...and it's just as if he thinks he's the only one who's 0-4 right now and everyone owes it to him to catch balls that are overthrown, batted in the air, or thrown at their feet.
Go ahead, Carr backers: Help me to see where his PRINTED comments show that he's being unjustly roasted. Help me to see how he has been a "real" leader on the field when he can't confront his blockers or can't confront a WR when they drop a good pass. All you can do is cry about the o line, which he doesn't have the guts to confront on the field in front of the 20,000 fans that are now watching this mess of a team. Maybe he isn;t confronting them on the field because deep down he knows that he's making equally bad plays as they are. He's got time on roughly 50% of the pass plays and he's only at about 57% completion %.
Oh, please, oh please AJ! Get healed and get back out there. We've missed your spectacular plays and miracle catches! You and Carr are the only hope we have! Even if you can limp out there, that's enough. Until you come back, we just don't have ANY way to throw (oops, I mean: LOB) the ball out there.
What a raw deal Carr is giving his other WRs and his RBs. As if he and AJ are the team and it begins and ends with those two guys. Get Ragone out there, I bet he'll throw bullets to Gaffney and other WRs. I bet he won;t give a rip if AJ is out there or not.
Carr is just tanking, IMO. TANKING.