Originally Posted by Rotorhead
Actually he has a better deep ball than Ben, more accurate. We should be able to connect on some of those long balls this week to Wallace. His lasers are less likely to get int'd as well. He is an accurate passer and on e he has some good timing down after a week of practice he will be fine. Yeah he has a slow release, so our Oline will need to makes sure to protect against strip sacks.
He throws a pretty-looking deep ball. I expect at least one long recpetion thrown to Wallace per game (likely for a TD).
I disagree with one part: his slow release translates into INTs, because DBs can more easily break on the ball. And, Leftwich is not very good with short passes (he throws them too hard).
As I've mentioned in the other fifteen Leftwich threads:
Establish the run behind The Colon & Pouncey. Once the SS moves forward, uncork a deep ball ot Wallace for an "easy" TD.
In fact, here is the stat-line that I expect for the Ravens game:
234 yards, 2 TDS, 1 INT 5/16**
**(two long TDs (65 & 80 yards), plus three deep (15-25 yard) completions)
Add in another long TD drive, and I foresee a 17-21 victory for the Steelers.