keasley45 wrote:jamescasey1124 wrote:OrangeGravy wrote:keasley45 wrote:Because someone asked for this play.. The question was what was Russ thinking throwing to a doubled DK. i answered earlier that i remember him having the RB out of the backfield open. Only because i looked for the play per request here it is. And Russ had an easy pass to Penny and the long route to Lockett open at the sticks as he'd beaten his guy, the corner was trailing and teh safety too far over top since Lockett was curling back to the LOS
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Two deep routes by DK and Lockett, one outlet in a one on one for the RB on a LB
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DK starts left and breaks behind a curling Lockett who takes his route to the sideline. Penny is an option out of the backfield. At this point, the safety over Lockett is dropping and the corner and safety on DK have him Bracketed. Its well protected, and Russ can choose, without pressure to look at the read and go over the top to DK, hit Lockett on a curl - hes got his guy beat. Or Penny who has a 9 yard cushion but even if the defender closes, a 1v1 vs a LB. And the quicker Russ makes the read, the faster has can go there. If he throws here, his line is giving him a 5 yard cushion and Lockett is already breaking - Easy 1st down.
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This is the moment the ball was thrown. Lockett was an easy option. Hes running his route to the 1st down marker and if Russ hits him, its basically uncontested. Lockett has position.
Or, Russ can hit Penny, - which let me guess, despite never having a defender ( a LB) within 8 yards of him on what would be a quick, fastball throw, would have been covered or picked? - but he goes to the hardest of the 3 reads.
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Three options. One read.
And by the way, this is a nice play design to beat the 2 safety look. Russ has an option for the big play, a mid range option at the sticks, and a short option before the sticks but with a RB who only needs to break one tackle. His choice, but he only has one thing in mind.
Russell checked into this play. I was curious to know what he saw presnap that lead to the check
Ok...with you saying 3 options...only 1 read. You are saying you recognize he locks on dk. Now tell me was that his choice or was it a forced play?
I'll wait. Cuz we can keep playing this who's fault and he was open after the fact, but the truth is you have no idea. Just need someone to blame right?
I do t even know what that means. Forced how?Are you suggesting the play didn't allow him to do anything but throw to double coverage?? The play has options. And if there a wb in the league who ha shown he'll toss what the plays says and do what he wants it's #3.
Lockett was frustrated, as shown in his presser. Penny? no one listens to Penny, and he dare not show his frustrations on plays like this one. DK, on the other hand, if he wants to be a super star, super stars made super plays. He was double teamed, but super stars like Jerry Rice was double teamed his whole career. Just saying.