posted 8 years ago
Instead of heaving the ball into the end zone (which Samuel may have intercepted), Randle El patiently waited with the ball and looked back inside for Cooley. Defensive end Juqua Parker reacted to the reverse pretty well and was bearing down on Randle El, who would not have been at fault if he had tucked the ball and run for four yards, or thrown the ball away. But because he's a playmaker, Randle El impressively threw across his body, on the run, to an open Cooley for an 18-yard touchdown.
Randle El's numbers would probably drop if his sample of passes went up. But with his choice last Sunday, to go through his progression instead of running the ball, it's obvious that he is a quarterback at heart and relishes his chance to throw the football.