I agree. He's tough, too, can take a lick. And, we fans can't blow up and lose the karma when he has the inevitable first-year-starter game(s) this year. He will be better than many.I was just thinking about how long it has been since I was this truly optimistic about the upcoming season, specifically the anticipated leadership and production from our QB. During the long dry spell against UGA going all the way back through Chan's tenure, the difference between us and them has always been most glaring at that single position. If we were just even with them at QB, the record would be also. That is my considered opinion.
JT has given me every impression that he is going to raise the bar for us under center to levels we haven't seen in over a decade. The last remaining question mark in my mind will be pressure. He didn't face much / any against Wofford. He may not again against Tulane. Who knows? My expectation is that he will shine in that regard, when it finally does happen, by using his eyes and feet, along with a great feel for the pocket.
We are about to experience something different and I, for one, can hardly wait.
Decent passer + decent receivers = decent passing game.Here's a stat for the pass lovers: nearly 30% of our offensive snaps were passes. That won't be the norm, obviously, but it shows we now have the ability to make teams pay when they force us to throw. The biggest benefit is that defenses won't stack the box as much and when they do, it will be at their peril. This should really help our run game. That last point is something JT mentioned in his post game presser. I like that, too.
Here's a stat for the pass lovers: nearly 30% of our offensive snaps were passes. That won't be the norm, obviously, but it shows we now have the ability to make teams pay when they force us to throw. The biggest benefit is that defenses won't stack the box as much and when they do, it will be at their peril. This should really help our run game. That last point is something JT mentioned in his post game presser. I like that, too.
Remind me, who was our DC back then...hope 15 years job experience shows. I'm optimistic.Remember how good Joe Hamilton was at his best? Remember how bad that defense was. This year reminds me of that year. Except JT isn't Lil Joe just yet (give him another year or two). But that defense.....<shaking head>
Sometime this year Justin will break our hearts.
But he's gonna make us real, real proud.
The greatest gt players always do, just hope it's more proud than heartbreak
The stat I'd really like to see for CFB is yards after catch (YAC). I can find it for the NFL and possibly on pay to handicap sites.
I think JT's pass attempts / completions will be shorter than TWs at the point of the catch. But if JT hits people in stride like he did on many passes last week, their YAC will be pretty high. Or Smelter who made something out of his TD catch.
Anyone know where I can find free CFB YAC?
Where we were 1st and goal on the 3 yard line and a healthy PJ Daniels? I blame CCG for that one. No reason to pass therethat's the truth! Remember CJ missing the game-winning catch vs NC State a few years back? Ball hit his hands, popped up, and got caught by an NC State defender. Terrible ending.