At this moment, JT is averaging 6.5 yards/rush on 43 carries while also completing 53.2% of his passes with 7 total TD's and only 1 INTJustin Thomas is developing quite nicely. When was the last time we had a QB run for that much and have 4 TDs thrown without a pick in the same game? It is pretty simple right now in my eyes. This kid is putting the team on his shoulders. Routinely in this offense our QBs have averaged well under 5 yards per carry. Right now ( I haven't checked the official numbers) JT is around 7 per pop 3 games into the season and for his career. That is explosive. He isn't making every throw, but he is making a lot of throws, devastating throws.
When the season began my biggest worry was turnovers. So far he has played three games and has a total of 3 TOs. That is not bad. I am seeing a winner burst forth. He kind of reminds me of Lil' Joe in that he makes plays when he HAS to. He is giving us more than ANY QB in the CPJ era at this point. Lets see the rest of the season and determine how this all pans out. There is a lot of football left to play against good teams.
Thank you. I still remember when Tevin brought Tech back to take the lead in Blacksburg with only seconds on the clock. He played consistently and well for Tech but never had much support from the D or ST.Don't drag Tevin in this... Tevin in his SR. year was efficient running the offense
There is no comparison of TW to JT. GT would have lost today with TW or VLThank you. I still remember when Tevin brought Tech back to take the lead in Blacksburg with only seconds on the clock. He played consistently and well for Tech but never had much support from the D or ST.
Just re-watched the game on DVR (I watched it live). JT definitely put the team on his shoulders and carried them to victory. I loved it because I haven’t seen a QB do that since Nesbitt. But to be honest, JT had several bad throws today with balls that sailed high to open receivers. JT’s completion percentage was under 50%. That has to get fixed quickly if we are going to challenge the big 4. If he continues to throw the ball like he did today – despite the four TD’s, then we will once again be 7-6.
I liked Tevin too but probably not the best example of a game. That game at VT was really low scoring and then he threw a crazy interception in OT to give the game to VT. Let's think Clemson '11 when we think of TW.Thank you. I still remember when Tevin brought Tech back to take the lead in Blacksburg with only seconds on the clock. He played consistently and well for Tech but never had much support from the D or ST.
I don't like threads like this premised on knocking the last (or last two) Tech QBs. It is easy enough to just have a thread praising Thomas w/o the other stuff.
But I will go ahead and post my question/frustrating moment here. Why oh why did Thomas not run for the first down and instead threw back across his body into the middle of the field into good coverage (and almost get intercepted b/c of it)? The interception there probably would have been like a punt but if he just tucked and ran to the marker at worst he would have been pushed out a yard or so shy and you suddenly have a chance to go for it on 4th and short instead of having to punt b/c it is 4th and 5/7 (can't recall distance at the moment) .
That play just killed me watching it in the North Endzone because if anyone should know how fast Thomas is and that he could have gotten the first down with his legs there it is . . . . Justin Thomas.
So am I all wet on what I "think I saw" live? Don't get me wrong I am not knocking him overall. It was his third start and he will not be making the perfectly correct decision every play. But a first down there could have been so huge and with his speed I just don't understand how he didn't commit to running it on the scramble that one play and situation.
I am thrilled with JT. But I see no reason to make my enthusiasm for him a slam against Tevin. Tevin did not have good receivers to throw to. But I certainly agree that it is doubtful Lee could have brought the team back this way. He became way too timid about getting hit, something Tevin and JT have never shown.There is no comparison of TW to JT. GT would have lost today with TW or VL