Originally Posted by VAfy-ya
It hit Manningham's hand(not plural). And he had to leap to get that one hand on it barely. Yes, timing is part of it but a open WR streaking down the sidelines shouldn't require a after practice throwing session. Most starting NFL QBs should make that throw, 9 times out of 10. I'm not putting it all of it on Alex. I'm not happy with the play-calling to some extent too. But those 3 throws are ones I expect Alex to make. He didn't make them.
So, in your opinion, Manningham, slowing to hand-fight Kyle Wilson and taking a stride inside, didn't interrupt the timing? It was still a poor pass?
I agree it'd be nice to hit some long ones, but the degree of difficulty is high. The elite miss by inches on those balls regularly. Two differences. 1. Alex is not yet elite and 2. the 49ers don't throw nearly as many as most elite QB teams do.