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#41 Razeyfingers

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:09 PM

He might be fine he might not. I agree that theres over reaction, but its not like its unwarranted. He didnt show up on the stat sheet last night period. The Coach isnt glowing about is progress and last night we might have seen why. If he wants to succeed then he has to work hard and that didnt show last night like it did with the players that actually were working hard like Newton, Clausen, and AE.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:16 PM

God, so many weird observations in this thread.

1. They didn't stop defending LaFell because they thought he was ineligible. The replay CLEARLY shows that both defenders bit up because they thought Clausen was either going to have to dump down to DeAngelo or throw it out of bounds. LaFell found a soft spot in the coverage, unfortunately stepped out of bounds prior to coming back in and catching the ball, and Jimmy found him. No player in the entire LEAGUE would trust the officials to have caught a player putting a foot out of bounds and stop defending him. It makes zero sense. These guys miss much bigger things every single game. Give Clausen credit for finding a guy down the field and not make too much of it. LaFell wasn't aware of his feet on that play. Hopefully it doesn't become a problem.

2. LaFell had ZERO chance on either of those two passes to him in the endzone. Not because they were bad throws, but because he was BLANKETED by the DB on both plays. Cam made two decisive throws but unfortunately they were into coverage but not so badly that he had a chance to get picked. They were strong throws, but LaFell is NOT to blame for those incompletions. Neither is Cam. Good defense beats strong offense in that case. I did like to see him take a shot at it. He's not afraid of making a mistake in that scenario. But let us be real for a moment, those were uncatchable passes with the way the DB was draped over him on both plays.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:20 AM

God, so many weird observations in this thread.

1. They didn't stop defending LaFell because they thought he was ineligible. The replay CLEARLY shows that both defenders bit up because they thought Clausen was either going to have to dump down to DeAngelo or throw it out of bounds. LaFell found a soft spot in the coverage, unfortunately stepped out of bounds prior to coming back in and catching the ball, and Jimmy found him. No player in the entire LEAGUE would trust the officials to have caught a player putting a foot out of bounds and stop defending him. It makes zero sense. These guys miss much bigger things every single game. Give Clausen credit for finding a guy down the field and not make too much of it. LaFell wasn't aware of his feet on that play. Hopefully it doesn't become a problem.

2. LaFell had ZERO chance on either of those two passes to him in the endzone. Not because they were bad throws, but because he was BLANKETED by the DB on both plays. Cam made two decisive throws but unfortunately they were into coverage but not so badly that he had a chance to get picked. They were strong throws, but LaFell is NOT to blame for those incompletions. Neither is Cam. Good defense beats strong offense in that case. I did like to see him take a shot at it. He's not afraid of making a mistake in that scenario. But let us be real for a moment, those were uncatchable passes with the way the DB was draped over him on both plays.


That second endzone pass was very catchable, Gettis made nearly the exact same kind of catch last year against San Fran.

The good ones make those kind of catches. Lafell needs to step up.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:55 AM

Doesn't matter, just throw to Olsen every play.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:35 AM

Last night was a poor game by Lafell, first catch aside. I'm not worried though. First preseason game, and he's still only a 2nd year WR. Common theory is that it takes 3 years for a WR to adjust to the NFL.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

That second endzone pass was very catchable, Gettis made nearly the exact same kind of catch last year against San Fran.

The good ones make those kind of catches. Lafell needs to step up.


Completely different type of play.

One was a deeper throw where the ball had a lot of loft on it. Once was a bullet into the ground from close range.

It's okay to admit he made a bad throw.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:46 PM

Completely different type of play.

One was a deeper throw where the ball had a lot of loft on it. Once was a bullet into the ground from close range.

It's okay to admit he made a bad throw.




Posting Youtube videos on this site is godawful. Go to 2:19 and if you have the preseason game recorded, or something, I'd suggest you rewatch.

It's pretty clear those throws/catches were nearly identical. Sh*t, Gettis on that particular play clearly showed how you use your body in making a defended catch. Lafell simply dropped the pass.

I'm assuming you're trying to subtly troll here with the "bad throw" comment, it's OK. I like to troll too.