I remember saying that Byerly looked smoother and seemed to have a better grasp of the offense last season and the few times we got to see him during spring 2013 and a few people seemed pretty perturbed by that. Glad to see your source validate that. To me, Byerly does the little things that don't show up in the stat sheets like making the pitch at the right time, or bowling ahead for 2-3 yards to keep the chains moving. The offense just tends to stay on the field longer when he's behind center. It's the same thing we got from Nesbitt. Look at Nesbitt's stats for the 2009 VT game...terrible. Somehow we won because our offense limited VT from getting the ball and Nesbitt was a large part in that he kept the chains moving when the ball was in his hands. If your QB has that stat line in any other offense, the team probably loses that game easily.
On the second point, I think most fans WANT JT to be QB1 because of his ceiling and dynamic ability, but anyone that understands the physicality of football on this level combined with the improvement of size and speed of players on this level understands that keeping JT healthy is going to be a struggle. The guy missed time due to injury twice...and that's just Spring Training. The blame isn't on JT for getting hurt against Miami, but the fact is he got hurt. In the few times he got extensive time (2013 and Spring 2014) he missed action due to injury 3 times. You don't blame a player for injuries, but it's going to happen to some players more than others due to size, the system they play in, and their playing style. If fans are objective about it, to think JT is going to stay in offense is hoping against hope. JT will be great for GT WHEN he's on the field, the hope is that we can keep him healthy enough to stay on the field.