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to say Rocco was the best QB on any D1 team is false
"Just gotta keep balling out"
Then please elaborate as to who your best QB was.
But by the end of the year he still wasn't "the" guy. If Sims doesn't bang his hand on a helmet in the Tech game, he plays A LOT more and who knows what the outcome is. My point is, if your starter isn't the clear cut guy at the position, he's pretty much your starter because of a certain situation determined by the coaching staff. That doesn't neccessarily make him a "loss" at the position the next year.
I liked Rocco a lot. But the fact that he had a hard time dealing with competition diminishes his value in my eyes. Similar to Sean Glennon, stop worrying about the guy behind you and focus on what's happening on the field.
I also don't think "returning starter" status really matters as much as it's trying to be implied. Do you think Duke fans would be willing to trade a returning starter for somebody that ran with FSU's 2nd unit? I'm guessing more often than not, yes. What I'm more concerned with is if we've got guys that have played and experience on the lines. I'm hoping that our current OLine problems will be helped by the fact that they at least have a lot of snaps under their belt. What worried me is that despite the high numbers of play from scrimmage, they're just not good enough.
I'm not sure that's an answerable question.
Knew the offense the best: Rocco
Knew it the least: Sims
Had the best arm: Sims
Weakest arm: Rocco
Most talent/potential: Lambert
Lowest ceiling: Rocco
Best fit for what we thought we had on the OL: Rocco
Best fit for what our OL ended up as: Watford
Unfortunately only one can line up under center. Because if you could line up multiple, I'm sure we would have tried it.
Rocco knowing the offense obviously didnt matter. Sims has the best arm and most potential because of it. Rocco was not the best fit for anything. anyone who thinks he was mobile is blind or bias
He was mobile enough. Not mobile enough for a porr OL but mobile enough to pick up a first down. Hell, he was recuited by Penn St. as a safety. You have to be decently mobile for that.
Mobility was the least of the issues.
Knowing where to go with the football quickly can be just as valuable as mobility when there are o-line issues. He wasn't going to improvise you out of a lot situations, but he probably had the ability to diagnose and deliver the football fractionally quicker than Sims, and that can spare an offense the woes of poor pass blocking in many cases.
Just look at the reps they took and it's not as hard to answer the question. Unless London/Lazor were completely off their rockers, they were playing their best QB most of the time. Rocco took the most snaps, had the most attempts etc. That was your best QB.
Thanks for the downvotes!
This post was edited by Kilgore Trout 15 months ago
The number of returning starters is one of the first measures used to predict a team's success, or lack of. Rocco was clearly UVA's starting QB, but was unsettled by the strange QB rotation London deployed. Also it does no good to compare Duke starters to FSU second team guys. Few if any Blue Devils would start for FSU, but in most cases a Duke starter is better than a Duke backup. The fact remains that Duke should be the most likely win on UVA's schedule, but not so given the Blue Devils recent success on the field.
I don't think the returning starters matter as much as the talent of the 2 deep. Don't get me wrong, not saying it's not important at all. But talented guys that have game experience can be plugged in pretty easily. There is very little drop off from Kevin Parks to Perry Jones. There is very little from Walcott to Harold. There may be more from Will Hill to David Dean and there definitely will be with our new LBs.
QB, who really knows what's going to happen.
UVA really doesn't fare much better when looking at the 2 deep, or in this case lettermen.
GT is going to be a pain in the ass....again. Joe I agree with you, on depth of the 2 deep being important, and even more so under Tenutas Aggressive D. I think your depth chart this year favored Reid, maybe not in 14/15 but def in 13.
Your coaches are really good at teaching your players how to read now that your school has been forced to do that. Guess all those games you had to forfeit changed things around there in redneckville..
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Come on home Brown, kamara, Nnadi....
THE ONLY THING I'M ADDICTED TO IS WINNING--CHARLIE SHEEN
I find this a little funny...
"Home" being the operative word in this sentence. It's where they'll be every Christmas holiday if their head coach is named London.....(thanks hokie_legend).
This post was edited by mm87vt 15 months ago
Provided they go to UVA.
Been rather slow the last week of so.
Take notes guys. We'll show you how a real spring game is done
You both suck
Hoos, Im not trying to start an argument here, but our Spring Game is a serious event, and it has already started reaping the benefits. Two are in and looking like more!!!
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