I bet on some of the routes were Heath got the reception Wallace was running a longer route. Same goes for when other players caught the pass. Did Ben throw to the open man on that play? Or one he knew would catch the ball?
We do not see every route and player on TV. Just because we seen Wallace run some different routes in Haleys offence does not mean the go routes for Wallace were all gone. Wallace did take a nice crossing route to the house in the giants game. I also remember that Leftwich did chuck a few deep when he played.
I am not so sure it was the Haley offense that made Wallace ineffective. I think it was more on Ben (shoulder maybe) and Wallace not playing to 100% more then the offense scheme. Wallace did last to the 3rd round for some reason.
We will all see what Wallace is made of on another team making big the big bucks.
Good riddins.... good luck chump!
On the other hand, I believe the Steelers will draft a defensive player in round one, but wouldn't be surprised by WR or RB.
As far as taking advanatage of Wallace's "abilities", people are missing the pont that the focus was on Ben's abilities and the key to that was keeping him upright and on the field. We had great success when we did that and when he went out injured we saw how much less this team is without. So given the choice between Ben's health and throwing bombs to Wallace someone would be a fool not to choose the former.
Wallace's 235 career catches were not all bombs downfield. This misconception that he doesn't want to catch anything other than a deep pass is simply recycled to suit an argument that he'll be easily replaced. The argument was not that he can't, or won't catch passes across the middle, but that hÝs best weapon in his arsenal is that he can get deep & make plays downfield- something Haley did not utilise as much as he could have.Quote:
$$$$ Wallace's problem is he want to get the ball downfield where he worries less about contact because he is past the defenders. He doesn't embrace getting the ball across the middle and getting YAC, but you are right because that is exactly what the great ones do.
One would think that the idea of being a successful OC would incorporate utilising all his tools to the best of their ability, not just focussing on 1. And on that- the idea that Haley's offense keeps Ben healthy & on the field more- Ben missed 3 games in 2012. Want to know when was the last time he missed more than 3 games? 2010- when he missed 4 due to suspension.Quote:
As far as taking advanatage of Wallace's "abilities", people are missing the pont that the focus was on Ben's abilities and the key to that was keeping him upright and on the field. We had great success when we did that and when he went out injured we saw how much less this team is without.
I don't know why Keenan Allen is being ranked as the #1 WR in this draft when it seems clear to me that Hopkins from Clemson dwarfed his #s.