Post by sigpig on Oct 22, 2022 9:44:10 GMT -5
So not only is it an organizational fear of the wind - it’s city wide ??😝😝??
Good thing we got those extra possessions (beginning of game and 3rd quarter) we needed them.
9 out of 10 QBs will tell you they would rather throw into the wind then with it at their back - punters, not so much - but they can “spin it” too - if they kick a spiral, it will cut through the wind just like a pass does - kickers, as long as it’s a head wind, it’s going to take some distance off, so get another first down, don’t cower down from it - obviously they’d like the extra distance, but, as we saw tonight, that extra push by the wind didn’t help with the 53 yarder - a cross wind, doesn’t matter if it’s N or S, it plays havoc.
I just about threw up the 75 times they mentioned it tonight - and what do you know - we won the last 2 games with extra possessions and going into the wind !!!
Just because some talking head talks about it, doesn’t make it so - the “draw (Matt’s 25 yarder) that was a great play call by Tommy” was not a draw call at all, it was 2 WRs ran the wrong route (so I was told) and Matt pulling it down and taking off - so just because “they” called it a draw, doesn’t make it so - just because they’ve latched on to the narrative of “the wind”, doesn’t make it so
I’m either taking the ball (everytime) or deferring to take the ball in the 2nd half - if they’re stupid enough to give you the ball both halves (which we have 8 times this year), they deserve to lose!!!
I may have been going a bit overboard on the wind, but we have seen it up here in many stadiums for decades.
I get what you mean about a low driving spiral punt, but our current punter seems to be completely incapable of such things. There's a reason he's the worst punter in the League. Acttually, both punters had their issues with the constant and gusty wind - lots of short punts, and two which ended in no-yards penalties and a 10-yd net change in field position.
I guess what I am saying is that at team shouldn't FEAR the wind, but RESPECT it. I saw those passes float out of reach on the deep routes for both Dane and Arbuckle.
So TWO WRs ran the wrong route on the same play? That shouldn't happen at this stage of the season (unless they were the recent signings). It's no wonder no QB on this team can find an open receiver if that continues to happen.
Here's hoping Dane's hand is OK. I injured my dominant thumb playing water polo, so I know how that can affect throwing a ball.