The purpose was to keep the ball away from Brees as much as possible. Alex Smith snapped the ball with 5 seconds or less left on the play clock whenever the clock was running. I don't understand why all QBs don't do that when they are ahead and would want to run clock. I even see some veteran QBs snapping the ball early, for no nreason.
Message Posted: Jan 15, 2012 4:35:43 PM