What is the best defensive plan against a well hidden brush with a long hover. The hover is not as long as say Tony Bacon nor is it struck as hard. mIt is quite firm though and VERY steep. But he never seems to hit my second man when I take it to the wall even if I crush the buper and back tilt. The worst part is when I try to race it he throws a baby hitch that has me go the wrong way most of the time. I manage to get a piece of it quite often but I can rarely change the balls path so that it is not catchable. I am referring to Worly, Bruce feel free to jump in here(even though Allen H said you hardly ever got the ball WED night against him). Man tilts, plans, or advice needed because his shot is to good to let him keep passing 90%.
That is why he (and other great passers like Mike Cody) have such a high passing percentage, as opposed to someone who just decides what pass they feel like doing or think will work and then does it. Therefore, rather than getting blocked a certain percentage by both him and his opponent happening to be passing/defending the same preplanned hole, he should be able to pass nearly 100% if he does his passing correctly.
Think about passing on the 5 bar as being similar to shooting on the 3 bar – the best shooters/passers study the defense to see where the hole will be, not just pass/shoot at random. Therefore, he is waiting for you to commit one way or the other and then passing the opposite way, or he’s watching and waiting for a specific hole to open and as soon as it does he’s ready to pass there. Therefore, try not to commit to any particular hole long enough for him to react to it.
Of course this doesn’t explain why someone like Tommy Adkisson can pass so well (since he usually just throws the ball in and does a quick pre-planned pass). He’s just really good at anticipating/knowing how peoples defense will react to a certain pass motion and then doing a different pass hole from it (i.e., the pass fakes he uses open the hole he wants).
– Bruce Nardoci