anyone ever think...

This is my first day posting on this site and i've been busy but this is a question that keeps popping up in my head. does anyone ever think that maas successes in edmonton may have had to do alot with the fact that he had big recievers that could go up and fight for the ball. i mean beside the fact that he had a o.c. that would throw downfield. I think maas' inability to throw downfield is why flick and the boys are struggling. these are recievers that can get open and run under the ball not go up for it.

I try not to think. Did it once. It hurt too much. :lol:

However, it dont take much thought to realize the every QB is helped by big recievers that can go up and fight for the ball. 8)

i agree it doesnt take much to think that but when people are questioning about his lack of production and disappointing start i thought this may be an angle no one has really mentioned. by the way "ever think" is really a rhetorical. question.

it is??? Dang, why didnt someone tell me that before, sigh :lol: :lol:

Just kiddin with ya. As for Maas, it might be that the different type andor quality of receivers make the big difference, but I think it is simply more a matter of whole team difficulty.

Vaughn played very well in Edmonton with Maas as quarterback and his size made no difference there.

no question there is a lot more going on than just a short reciever problem .... i think we have a great recieving core just a little bit different from what maas had the pleasure of in edm.

no question there is a lot more going on than just a short reciever problem .... i think we have a great recieving core just a little bit different from what maas had the pleasure of in edm.

It seems to me that he just has not thrown the ball far enough on the long routes.

Mommy! My brain hurts!

Let's remember, there were at least 4 catchable balls last week that were dropped. Those catches could've made a big difference in that game.
Tomorrow's game should be a big improvment in effort. :cowboy:

One of the newspaper articles this week on Maas was pretty bizarre - I'm paraphrasing here, but he seemed to say that in the past he had the depth perception to throw it to guys, but this year he has to intentionally overthrow the ball in order to reach them. Or something like that...

Scary

I found it for you:

[i]It will be of great consolation to the Cat Crazies that Maas has discovered something about the long ball, his primary shortcoming so far. It's a technical problem, "sort of," he says and he's been working all this week to correct it.

"When I look at the films, obviously my problems right now are throwing deep," he says. "And that's something I've never struggled with in my whole career. And right now I'm underthrowing some guys I shouldn't be underthrowing.

"It's more of just a 'feel.' In the past I've felt when I throw deep I don't really have to give it everything I've got. And right now, I'm noticing in practices this week, when I give it everything I've got on that long throw, it's getting there.

"And when I feel like I have in the past -- where I just throw the ball normally -- those balls that used to get completed, now they're not. So now I've got to just start throwing the ball a little bit further a little bit harder

"I don't know what it is, but I think right now that for whatever reason I just have to put a little bit more on the ball. It's not that I don't have it, I have it in my arm, so my adjustment right now, is to put it out there a little bit farther than my eyes see."[/i]

"anyone ever think..."

Not on this site.

them that think, do.
them that dont, post on internet forums :twisted:

HEY, I resemble that remark :wink:

Could Maas' problem be related to the fact that the new footballs have that extra stitching that seems to take some of the distance (zing) off the balls when thrown. Wasn't Calvillo complaining about the new footballs and the loss in distance?

Could Maas' problem be related to the fact that the new footballs have that extra stitching that seems to take some of the distance (zing) off the balls when thrown.
Ya...that's it.

The new stitching is the reason we can only throw 6 yards down the field. Now, on to bigger things...the Caramilk secret.

It could also be that our recievers are much faster than those he had in Edmonton.

I think the problem is all that ontario smog makes the air heavier :stuck_out_tongue: