deacon wrote: Munboy wrote:
I saw that...and it's funny he would pick on the WRs exculsively. Yes, ATL's WRs drop a lot of passes, but a lot of Vick's problems also come from his accuracy. His passes regularly sail high or skips off the turf. BB should go back and look at more tape, he'll have a lot more examples of inaccurate throws than WR drops.
It is funny but not because he is showing what the real problem is but that haters always find a reason to fault Vick. It's not just the drops but the route running and not fighting for the ball.
Now I am not going to ever say Vick is the most accurate passer but watching every game I can say that his accuracy is not what is causing the demise of the offense. Everyone makes it seem like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, etc. never overthrow or underthrow receivers. Sure Vick has bad technique and sails some passes but it is no worse than other QBs. And I can go on record as saying that I have never seen Vick skip a pass off the turf. Sail them high, yes!
But the problem compounds itself. If Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison routinely dropped passes what do you think Payton's psyche would be like. Do you think he would trust them in crucial situations? Don't you think he would start trying to be more precise instead of just throwing it and letting the receiver go get it.
Can you imagine how frustrating it would get as a QB to get sacked and knocked around all game and then deliver a perfect pass in a clutch situation and have it dropped?
Yeah I understand that WR drops are a problem, but I was pointing out the fact that there are WAY more problems than just holding onto the ball.
Here are just some of the problems, in no particular order.
1. Vick is an athlete, no doubt about it. But his decision making is slow.
2. His passes sail regularly and he over compensates causing his passing to skip into the WR's hands.
3. WR drops.
4. Oline can't protect
5. Atlanta's offensive scheme is west coast which Vick has either not learned to run, or refuses to learn. If you'll notice, all those dropped passes were long passes, which isn't west coast.
6. Because of all of the above, defenses do not respect the pass and concentrate on stopping the run.
Not to mention, Atlanta's D sucks. The falcon's problems go soooooo far beyond dropped passes and to single out the receivers as the reason for Vick's play is just wrong.