Originally Posted by scott free
What he loves even more are guys who can get that half second separation where he can make the safer throw ala Vernon Davis, Ebron fits that mold of "huge receiver"... ASJ is starting to sound like a "chuck it up dawg" player.
And from a personal perspective, I prefer that kind of fast and twitchy player as well... its why a combo like Bruce and Holt ruled for so long, you KNEW those guys were gonna get open for that crucial half second... precision routes + speed = Win.
Interesting, good way to look at the word "safe."
Alex hates to throw risky or low percentage passes, or in other words, unsafe passes. The term safe can mean a few different things, then:
- It can mean throwing to a person who will catch it a high percentage of the time, thus reducing tipped ball interceptions or sloppy incompletions. (see: Bowe, Fasano, McGrath = 202 targets of 546 total targets = 37% of Alex's passes) .... yes, I know Bowe has key drops but he also makes the catch most of the time.
- It can mean throwing to a person who is in space... meaning, a low-risk area for the defense to cover and thus an open, safe area for Alex to throw to (the flats, screens, behind the LOS). (see: Jamaal, Knile, Sherman = 143/546 = 26% of Alex's targets)
- It can mean throwing to a person who has the ability to create space, to limit the risk of interception or the pass being defensed. (Avery, McCluster = 153/546 = 28% of Alex's targets).
It would be a good exercise to see how many "SAFE" throws he had, and of these "SAFE" throws, what "TYPE" of safe they were - Separation safe, Area of Field safe, and Good Hands safe.
It's important for him to have all 3 types, but it would be cool to see what he prefers and then find him those guys.