Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Why That Bomb Didn't Happen
It's late in the fourth quarter, the lead was slightly trimmed, the Eagles were guessing run, the play action drew in the safeties and Santana went free, but why did the pass sail errantly into the endzone? Take it easy, Washington Sports Fans. Jason is new at this quarterbacking on the national stage thing. Sometimes, you just have to take it slowly on your first few big tries. He had a lot of pressure on him to perform, and when it comes to really making it happen, experience is always the deciding factor. Jason was cool and collected, working the middle (routes), stretching and feeling out the defense. He knew the right moments to place in those over the shoulder throws, gently rolling right to find the open Yoder, even taking the time to work it himself, by running the ball for 20 yards. But everyone knows that even if you have your midrange and solo skills on lock, it doesn't mean you can go truly deep. You have to trust and understand your instincts, your feelings. You can't go too hard, and you can't go too soft. You have to caress the field, pay attention to the signs, know when to let it go, and when you let it go, you have to do it right. When Jason finally saw the opportunity, he thought he might have it, he thought he was there, he thought it was happening... but it didn't. Trust that with a few more games under his belt, he will be able to hit that right.