So you really think going from an average of 12.9 to 15.4 passes per game is a definition of "passing the ball more"?
LOL, ok then.
Poor OL play and a very tentative QBwho ran backwards on every option play look very painful this year. Two successful plays were not used this year due to Vad trying to run around the DE/ DT instead of AT the DE or DT and pitching or running NORTH/SOUTH!! Due to being tentative we never ran midline. Our only decent play was rocket toss because the mesh, read, run/pitch triple option threat never was established.
My question? Did the coaches know this was a strong possibility? If so, why in the hell wasn't JT or TB playing more.
Vad seems like a very honorable kid but when multiple starting players are hearing/tweeting about you transferring MID-season then CPJ needed to SQUASH this fire THEN! (have Vad COMMIT to not transferring or BENCH his ***.)
Despite this news and the negative initial reaction, I belive our offense will be better next year with JT or TB. Both are better runners and certainly should be able to equal our completion percentage from this year. Both are also better scramblers IMO as well.......
But folks don't want facts, they want to jump on the popular bandwagon of it's the coaches fault. (First play of the bowl game was a pass that almost made it up to the stands... )Some of you guys really need to take a look at the numbers.
- 2008: 808 yards on 123 attempts at 43.9%
- 2009: 1701 yards on 162 attempts at 46.3%
- 2010: 674 yards on 105 attempts at 37.1%
- 2010: 417 yards on 61 attempts at 41.0%
- 2011: 1652 yards on 150 attempts at 49.3%
- 2012: 1222 yards on 133 attempts at 56.4%
In 2013, Vad Lee attempted 11.1% more passes than most passes attempted with Nesbitt and 20% more passes than Tevin's most attempts. Yet Vad's completion% and completed yards were still below that of both Joshua and Tevin's.
- 2012: 596 yards on 56 attempts at 48.2%
- 2013: 1561 yards on 180 attempts at 45.6%
This is not a knock on Vad; this is a knock on the "we should've passed more with Vad" argument. So what exactly makes some of you guys think that if we passed more, we would have been more successful?
I have not seen TB enough to make a definitive judgement on his ability, but from the little I did see, he looked considerably better at running the option than JT and VL.As it seems this is a done deal, I am sad to see Vad go instead of persevering after a tough year for him. I think the team will be fine. I know Justin Thomas is #2 on the depth chart, but I think Byerly could pass him and end up being the starter. Tim is a determined player.
Is Vad Lee, Paul's most prized recruit? Most hyped? Paul really went Dan Uggla on this one.
Chicken or the egg argument. Are we not passing more b/c it isn't working, or is it not working b/c we don't pass more.
But folks don't want facts, they want to jump on the popular bandwagon of it's the coaches fault. (First play of the bowl game was a pass that almost made it up to the stands... )