On a play like the fumble play, somebody has to account for the defensive end. The fake was to Lonnie Pryor and Lonnie went out in a route so clearly its Ty Jones. Ty's going to try and wall him (outside position) instead of turning him out as its an easier block for him to just cut. He was too tight and needed to be wider to get the proper angle. Ty ran up the tackles ass and needed to be outside leg. You don't think these little things will hurt you but the quarterback can't stare at the damn running back to make sure he's in the right place on the fake. Christian Ponder hardly extended the ball. Ponder can't be worrying about the backs doing something as simple as taking the right track. He's got his eyes downfield ready to come off and throw the touchdown. I like that he took some blame but its not hard to see how this really went down in replay.
— This is from one of our readers who just won a state championship as an offensive coordinator. A big thanks to him for his help on this. Did Ponder take the blame to take the heat off Ty Jones? IIt's a classy move to protect the young running back's psyche. No doubt Jones knows he messed up and he'll hear about it meetings this week. And this from a former college player as well "This is on Ty no doubt about it just look at his steps. He got wide on the first step then his next steps went downhill instead of continuing on his initial angle which leads him to the 8 hole right outside the tackle. The guy who made the initial comment is 100 correct ponder cant be looking at the fake, you always blame the QB nature of the beast but this one isn't on him."