Game Day Thread: Skins @ Chiefs 10/2/17 Oct 3, 2017 4:43:59 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by Delco on Oct 3, 2017 4:43:59 GMT -5
After week 1 I thought we were bottom 5 bad, now after the past three weeks I feel like we might be a playoff team if we could get production from our pass catchers and running backs.
As for Doctson, yep, bad technique drop, though a typical one, it's not advisable to try to catch a ball by cradling it underneath you as you fall from a steep incline into the turf, it nearly always pops it out, hence the Ricky sanders technique from that 1989 game at Meadowlands, perfect body shifting technique to give the ground your shoulder and side instead of the ball, but it's hard as hell to do.
And considering you love Fuller as you do, I was impressed w/his efforts over the weekend, but all things considered, his issues were identical to Doctson's tonight, but much worse, 88th of 96 qualifiers in drop rate in his final year at Notre dame (a 13.9% drop rate), and 82nd in his previous year. Last year he showed some improvement, cutting his drop rate in half, but it still drove Texan fans to distractions since so many were on critical big plays much like Doctson's tonight, but off his hands, instead of being squished out by the ground. Dropping the ball isn't the concern with Doctson, it's getting his behind on the field that is, drops are a Fuller concern, and now that he's healthy, we'll see if he can continue to improve in that area, wonder how many end up being on Watson though, not NFL accurate to my mind was a concern coming into the league, but so far he's shown remarkable poise, we'll see.
As per usual, I have no idea what to think of our squad, I hazard no prediction since I'm always wrong when it comes to the redskins (except this week, and I should've been wrong this week if not for the drop), I can't figure out if we're good or not other than on defense where we clearly are.
We agree on a lot believe it or not. The drop metrics for Fuller are true, but people blow his drops way out of proportion. Even in college if ND needed a clutch play Fuller delivered. People take metrics out of context and it sends them down a wrong alley. They draw conclusions based off of subjective stats and miss the real picture completely. I get why. People have a bad habit of adopting other people's lingo and brand it as their own (as long as it fits their perception). I don't think folks quite understand how much football I watch. There's always a deeper reason why I have (and stick with) the views I have. Im also capable of being wrong (no one's perfect) and I admit so when I am.