Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
There's not really room for anything else when the guy had a the completion rate that he had. Either his guy was open, in which case throwing to the #1 read is both expected and desired, or he's capable of hitting a flea off a dogs ass and was squeezing passes into covered #1 reads at a 70% rate.
Good post. It's one of the things that makes predicting all the results of college QB's so difficult. If a guy isn't getting punished for taking his first read all the time, does it mean he is Matt Cassel or that he just was able to make that work. If something is working you can't blame a guy for doing it. He is trying to help his team win the game. Can't go out there and rip through your reads just to make yourself look like a pro. There are plenty of times you see Geno go through his reads quickly only to make the right choice.
One of the tough decisions about drafting somebody is that you have future pros going against boys in college. If Geno was able to get his first read to work as often as he did, you can't just assume he loves to lock on to his first read. Not at the rate that it worked for him.