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If these have been addressed I missed them..1) On the play where Milliner tipped the ball and Ha Ha came down with the INT did anyone else notice that Dee seemed slow to get up? I know he finished the rest of the game but was wondering if anyone knew whether or not he was injured on the play..?
2) On the check down pass to EL when he scored.. Did anyone else think that the play looked to be designed to go to EL? He acted like he was hanging back to help pass protect and then quickly slipped through the line where AJ subsequently threw him the ball and the rest was marvelous! Also, from what I could tell, it appeared as if the routes ran by the receivers were set up to clear the middle of the field as well as the 10-15 yards b/w the line scrimmage and the goal line. TIA! #15 was and still tastes SO sweet!
Don't know about 1) but for 2) pretty sure EL was not the first and only receiver. Surely, he was the last resort after AJ went through several WR's on progression. I'm sure that was part of the designed play but it can't be the only part. You can't design a play to be that slow in developing. It wouldn't work 80% of the time if you did.
Dee momentarily hurt himself but was fine and on the EL touchdown catch, the play was designed for Michael Williams I believe. A.J. and Michael were discussing the route to each other after the TD which leads me to believe MW was the first option but he was covered pretty well.
I cant say that the design was strictly for EL, but I know the play was once again designed for AJM to make an easy read and an easy throw. The play call looked to be designed to force the defense outside the numbers to where everyone and their momma knows AJM likes to throw the ball to (safest throw in football). The defense obviously flowed to the corner because thats where the receivers went and the check down to EL, who was running a delay slip out route, was open because the D went with the outside routes and left no hope for the middle of the field (insert circle button here). If the D stayed more zone middle you would have seen AJM make another simple easy throw to the either sideline or they would've gotten burned again by the corner routes that we had already torched them with a few times earlier. Those corner routes opened up EL there and it was perfectly called and designed. Especially after they had to see perfect corner routes earlier.
Like we've said before, ND was 2 steps slower all night. Didn't matter what we ran at them, they didnt have a chance. Its bad enough to be a step slower in a big game, but when you're 2 steps slower...You normally lose 42-14.
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Thanks for the responses.. +1 and always appreciated
When AJ saw Teo had left the middle of the field he checked down to Lacy. That was his read, and Teo had left to cover the post route in the endzone, once he saw Williams was covered, and Teo had left it was over. It happened very slowly because he had the time to let Lacy get behind the DLine. This is normally the play where if he doesnt have time he 1. Throws out of the back of the endzone or 2. throws at the feet of Lacy
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