Agreed. I know it sounds like I was bashing Max in that post, but I wasn't. It was more the stats I was commenting on.So weird, it's like the Kenny Hill dynamic. No matter how good he became (and in 2017 he was very good) Max is never going to be good enough to some people.
I wonder what Max could look like if he had a true QB coach for the last three years instead of a dysfunctional, offense hating coach.Agreed. I know it sounds like I was bashing Max in that post, but I wasn't. It was more the stats I was commenting on.
Max is my dude for sure. This past game he showed me a LOT in terms of improved accuracy. He still held onto the ball too long (in my fat-ass 48-year old armchair qb opinion), but now he seems less likely to take off and run. I hope they haven't beaten that option out of his head, because I don't know that there's a better QB in the nation that has the top speed and toughness he does when he's in the open. I also don't know if it was me or what, but several times when he took off to run he slipped and fell. Anybody else see that?
Because they understand that to precommit to a one-dimnensional offensive strategy flirts with disaster. Best approach is to stay flexible and take what the defense gives you. If they flood the passing zones with defenders, then "run the damn ball." If they stack the box, take advantage of the loosened coverage by throwing the ball. Keep doing whatever is successful until it's no longer successful. But first, force the defense to stop it. Don't make their job easier by adopting tunnel-vision.Not if we don’t run the damn ball up the middle. I don’t get why that is so hard for TCU coordinators to figure out.
No starting QB will ever be good enough for those people. There will always be something they are bitching and moaning about.Yes, see that's why they have a QBR that takes all of that into account. Max has the third highest completion percentage and second highest yards/attempt.
So weird, it's like the Kenny Hill dynamic. No matter how good he became (and in 2017 he was very good) Max is never going to be good enough to some people.
Max is not playing like he has to carry the team on his back like he tried to do (was told to do) his last two years. He plays with fewer mistakes now and he is steady. He is not spectacular and actually the only guy who may be is Sam. I look to see more of Sam now that we are in conference play. I bet that he comes in to play the two QB set. Yes Chandler will play too. Opening up the entire package stating this week.
Jackson is the spark guy. Chandler is the guy that comes in if two people in front of him get hurt.Start Max. If at some point he's not playing well and the players can see it, then Chandler is a great come-in-and-give-em-a-spark kinda guy. One really big plus about this is giving OU two guys to have to prepare for.