Oh well, everyone screws up here and there.
I find it funny that the OP, an ardent Eli supporter, is being called out by his Eli loving peers for bringing up a mistake.
You guys serious? The reason he "looks" all alone is because the ball is already on it's way down the field. When Eli first looked to his left there was over/under coverage on Bennett......it wasn't until the ball was halfway to Barden that the defenders released him. It was a read and the right read regardless of separation. One on one on the outside to a receiver with a size advantage.
The way the original post read I was expecting to see Bennett with a free release and no one within 15 yards of him. Far from the case.
Time to forget about it and move on. Close this thread out Bennett was never the option and was not even close to being wide open.
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to me it looks like Bennett didn't come open until Eli committed to throwing at Barden.
Last edited by burier; 10-03-2012 at 09:40 AM.
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I dont know how many times there will be a replay of broken up play or a well defended play and it never fails that you hear "DUUUUUUUUUUDE the other guy was WIIIIIIDE open!!"
It would benefit the game so much if the ALL 22 view was incorporated into the broadcast so that people can see just because a receiver is open when the other receiver's play is broken up, it doesnt mean they were open when the reads are made.
Eli has done enough already in his career to get a pass on this. He is not the first QB to not make the perfect decision on every play.
just watched this play on the all 22 film
I'm not blaming Eli ...... absolutely not
but it would have been fantastic if he looked straight up the seam and saw Bennett running completely alone
I know hindsight is 20/20 ...... but our boy missed that one
you can see that Eli doesn't even look his way
just an unfortunate turn of events.
on to Cleveland
Last edited by YATittle1962; 10-03-2012 at 12:51 PM.