Re: Welker play
posted at 1/23/2014 2:05 AM EST
In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to AFNAV130's comment:
That's fine. I can understand that. However, when a defender of the man who the ball was thrown to hits the deck at about the same time, and definitely not clearly after the ball was thrown, doesn't that warrant a flag. And if not does the replay not show the ball getting there after Welker laid the hit out? Which goes to Blandino giving a falose interpretation. Again. On the field, that has room for discussion. But after looking at the play? Not so much. And that was my main point about it being stinky.
Again, you have to watch the FULL plays on tv with both camera angles. But look at this gif..
It doesn't show Welker launching himself into Talib. Look at Talib change the path he is taking he even plants his foot like he is going to go arround Arrington but then decides to go inside at Welker. Welker is rounding off his route and doesn't change his path.
Like I mentioned in my first post on this thread when you see the camera angle from behind Manning that was shown on tv during the game, it looks like Welker could have been the main option for the pass but due to Collins getting in on the blitz and in Mannings face, he threw it to Thomas. Thomas looked like he wasn't expecting or ready for the ball, that's why he dropped it.
Dang, this stuff couldn't be more clear. After breaking this play and hit all down I am surprised BB made the comments he did.
Welker has very good vision for a WR. His original path was in the direction of open space. If it was not a designed pick, he wouldd have continued in the original path. Talib saw that angle and tried to avoid Welker, knowing he needed to keep up with Thomas. Welker, knowing that it was pick, had to react to Talib changing direction.
The bottomline is that they should have been flagged for it at least. Welker hit Talib before the catch. In real time, it actually looks like the pick much earlier than the catch.