Not necessarily, I think you are making a big deal of a throw that many great qbs and great receivers make. Look at this throw by aaron rodgershttp://www.nfl.com/v...-touchdown-pass
The coverage is almost perfect and there is no seperation but rodgers just throws it for his receiver to get it, it could of EASILY been intercepted as well. And the argument that smitty is smaller than the cornerbacks is stupid because we have seen smitty jump over many receivers to get balls. His vertical is probably top 5 in the league considering his size.
I'm not making a big deal out of anything, so go back & read how this began. I said iut was a bad decision by Cam & multiple people want to argue that it is a good decision. It's fine to be ignorant, but to repeatedly go back to the well for something that is obvious is just silly. Seriously, go back & read, it really seems like people are missing the entire point.
Should I go back & pull some videos of Jake's throws? Were they good? No. Did many end up with lucky end results early in his tenure with the Panthers? Yes. Was I worried & making comments like this back then? Yes. DId it ultimately bite the Panthers in the rear...yes.
Jake did not lose his ability (the is not an ounce of comparision to him & Cam, so don't try to make 1). When QB repeatedly makes questionable decisions, it WILL hurt the team ultimately. Why is it so hard to admit that 'in this case' he should have looked at his OTHER 3 receivers?!! 2 other WRs & a TE, not to mention RBs were on the field as well.
This height thing is stupid too. Why do people talk about Calvin Johnson's height? Because it matters. Even tho physically Johnson is big, stronger, faster than Smitty...they still attribute a part of his game to height. Why are all of the rest of our receivers over 6 feet? Because size doesn't matter? I guess common sense & football sense just doesn't matter to those responding in like mind to this. I'm done with this topic b/c it has become nonsensical (the height comment I made was a small part of a broader explaination...it's still there in text...you can search it).
Recap of my whole point: Bad QB decision. CB played it nearly perfectly, but was clearly PI
. Smitty is awesome but was not open on this route. Everything else was explaining the circumstances.
A QB should take calculated risks, I agree. BUT...the equasion in this case (circumstances) does not merit the risk. Simple. I can give you more examples of the bad side of these throws than you can for the 'A. Rodgers example'...niether proves right or wrong. Maybe we (Panthers fans) just have a low football IQ collectively? I jest, but am starting to wonder with the selcetive attention used to 'debate' my point (be decent enough to at least get what I am arguing correct).
EDIT (8/18/12 @ 10:32am): Just so this doesn't devolve again. The other WRs being over 6', are our likely starters (LaFell, Murphy, Gettis)...obviously Pilares & Adams are under, but I have not seen Adams lined up at WR yet.