Originally Posted by Reerun_KC
That has nothing to do with it...
A check down is a check down..
Everyone here knows that Cassel isnt a downfield passer. Never has been, this is not like some sort of revelation you are providing us here.
The whole point of this is, if you are melting down because the guy isnt capabile of being something you want him to be.
Then you would of stroked out watchign guys like Montana and Gannon who made a great living and history off those short routes and check downs...
Bill Walshs offense was built on checkdowns...
All checkdowns are not created equal. Checkdowns that hit a receiver in stride as he separates from the defender is not the same as checkdowns that have a flanker coming to a complete stop behind the line of scrimmage, or a crossing pattern where the receiver is defying the laws of physics to muscle back to the ball thrown behind him.