The Original Whizzinator
- May 14, 2002
- Reaction score
The Cardinals were bottled up by the Rams after refusing to accept the quick checkdown throws NFL offenses must take advantage of to succeed.
Very long detailed breakdown of the play. Read his description of the pass rush and then watch it, he's right. At one point in the play we have THREE linemen essentially doing nothing but blocking Gaines(he says FOUR I count 3), Donald isn't rushing, Miller is actually blocked but as a result of the OL confusion the guy who causes the picksix, Reeder, is 1 on 1 with Chase Edmonds he discards him gets to Kyler who panics and the rest is history.
Floyd doesn't rush he's in coverage ala Vance, and ironically Rondale Moore IS open, but Kyler wants to go downfield because it's 3rd and 7 but honestly if he hits Rondale right away you can't actually see anybody out there so there's a chance Rondale gets the 7 yards. In the end when Reeder discards Edmonds(Chase fell down trying to cut him) and Kyler panics and throws underhand he's trying to get to Rondale who by now is of course covered and you get the picksix.
The key to that play is Kyler got greedy he should have thrown it to Rondale right away if he gets the first down great, if not at least you're punting down 14-0.