...these things are set to music.
As much attention as he got, I think he still was not given the praise he deserved. I have never seen a tight end who could go up and get the ball or make a tough catch as well as Eifert at the college level. I think he is the perfect TE for today's NFL and, if put on the right team, will be a Pro Bowler for years.
Early on, those highlights appeared a little rough in the context of hitting receivers in stride. As the season went on, it appeared to get better. Did you see the same thing?
Golson's a good quarterback, and he performed very well for a red shirt freshman. There's no reason to think he won't get better. The criticism he receives on this board is largely unwarranted.
With Kiel and Zaire in the fold, we're in better shape at quarterback than we've been in years. It wasn't long ago that Nate Montana and Tommy Rees were our best options. Neither of them would even be in the mix with what we've got now.
but I am glad you are optimistic.
he appears to be the same type of qb as Golson which will be helpful in 2014 but I certainly hope that he doesn't have to play in 2013.
that most of the plays were of things Golson didn't do much of, which are running the ball himself and throwing toward the middle of the field. Probably 80-90% of the plays were of this type with a few passes to the sideline and to the corner of the EZ.
As for buying time, that is certainly an asset for Golson, his ability to escape a rush--I don't think I've seen anyone much better than he is--but I'm disturbed that he has to scramble so often.
This is a talent best used rarely, not as standard procedure. In some games Golson looked good--he took the snap and delivered the pass--but in more than a few games it seemed he dropped back with the intention of running around until he found the open guy, more of a sandlot style rather than a designed-play style. I don't think Kelly likes that style, and unless Golson can run the plays the way they were designed 9 times out of 10, I think Kelly will be upset with him.
It has been commented on before, but I think it is true. One of his weaknesses, and I don't mean to make it sound worse than it is, is that he is not particularly good at stepping up and throwing the ball. He prefers to run and buy more time. That is what an athletic kid lacking experience will always do. He got better at that as the year went on, but he preferred to scramble. THe problem in the Alabama game was that they blitzed five on almost every play, which cut off the escape lane.
Some of the scrambling may also be because he held the ball too long, also inexperience, not because of poor line play.
There were several games, particularly early in the season, when Golson spent too much of the game running for his life. That was the fault of the offensive line. When Golson had time, he was generally accurate.
The Alabama game was brutal for just about everybody, but Golson was probably the least of our problems.
I'm not sure if Golson drops back as far as he does because he needs to see the field better or because he loves to scramble. Either way, current intentional grounding rules are his best friend.
If they go back to pre-1993 grounding rules, we'll need to change our offense and our QB.
From this, obviously uninformed, perspective, he appears to be quick on his feet, show good judgement and has a strong arm...but what do I know?
Perhaps the shrimpiest starting ND QB in 50 years.
Also, I'm pretty sure that the universe of valid comparisons shouldn't be limited to ND QBs. Drew Brees and Russell Wilson were pretty accomplished recent college QBs who were not much bigger-if at all-than Golson.
You're becoming sort of a one-trick pony on your braying about EG's height. There are probably other, more valid, complaints about the guy if you're just jonesing for some big hunky guy who looks better in his uniform (e.g. Kiel). Of course, none of us know if he can play at all but, whatever...
It also bugs me that he doesn't put his fingers on the laces.
I might have lodged complaints on other topics relating to ND, its coaches, and its leadership, but I cannot recall with clarity.
becoming a one trick pony re: his height. I am familiar with the fact that, from time to time, you have expressed other opinions regarding our University, its football team, coaches and administration. I have appreciated various and sundry of these opinions.
I harbor no delusions of him contending of the Heisman or wowing me with feats of quarterbacking prowess.
I do hope he throws some more nice passes and continues not to fuck up very often.
according to "reports".
It was said that Golson was "a nice little QB" with limitations and a further mention of his height seems to firmly imply that he is not that good because of his height. By bringing up Crist, I show that a taller prototypical QB is far from a guarantee of success. So it's actually pretty sound logic.
Just as stridently as I asserted that no short QBs ever succeed.
put words in your mouth. Simple solution.
He say that Golson won't be successful. His whole point is that his size can cause limitations. I think your reading comprehension is the issue not what he wrote