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I think you hit the nail on the head. Maxwell was actually pretty good his first several games, but then he lost confidence and regressed. I remember thinking if he would have had just a normal amount of drops from the recievers we'd all have been talking about how great he is. Well, the last few games changed that, he was bad and his receivers were a little better.
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Didn't Warner play QB at Cuse? Also an OC at UConn & Houston (DON'T look at the records).
Are you forgetting the drops in the first 4 games? The perfect over-the-shoulder throw to Fowler vs nd, or the 30 yard strike for a dropped TD to fowler vs nd, or the perfect seam pass to Sims called back vs nd, or the dropped slant for a td vs BSU or the bobbled strike for a huge gain that turned into an INT vs BSU? He threw, in between to many heaters, some great balls early in the year.
Maxwell was hardly the problem the first portion of the year. You're just debating a hairshirt self loather.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
I never said he was the main problem
I said the claim that he was "sharp" at the beginning of the year is inaccurate
I mean we were down 7-6 to EMU late in the 3rd quarter and scored 3 points at home against ND, those aren't "sharp" performances by a QB
Rogue Leader= Obese coward who didn't attend MSU and has no college degree
How many drops in those games?
i remember a couple great throws against Ohio State. i'm sure you can guess what happened when the ball arrived...
laying in the weeds
I'd say he played very well against OSU, IU
Decent games against CMU, UW, NU
The rest was below average
Personally I'm rooting for O'connor to win the job. But it's dumb to say Maxwell was bad all year
Looking at that spring chart we have no proven 'goods' on offense. None. Not at any position. Don't try to and sell me on the OL again, I'm not falling for that like last year. I am extremely concerned about our offensive production this upcoming year. Yes, maybe some positions will turn into strengths, but its not reasonable to expect all offensive positions to work in our favor. Would be fantastic if they did, but I cant see that happening.
Hope our defense is ready to carry the team again, and also hope that our Co-OCs can work a little magic.
It definitely seems like Warner is more qualified to coach QB's than Salem, but that doesn't mean Salem is under-qualified for the position.
I don't the specifics of what each job entails (and maybe someone can help fill me in on this), but I wouldn't be surprised if QB Coaches have a bit more on their plate than RB coaches. Considering Warner's additional responsibilities as a Co-Offensive coordinator, perhaps Coach D decided to move him to a less demanding position coach role.
Why do people keep bringing up dropped passes when discussing how good Maxwell looked at times last year? I don't think anybody is sitting here looking up completion percentage, touchdowns, and interceptions to determine how good he was. We all watched him with our own eyes for 13 games. My evaluation of him is irrelevant to how the play ended. I watched the way he moved in the pocket, his touch, his accuracy, and his ability to make plays. At no point in the year was I impressed with the way he played. I do think he was worse at the end of the year, but that doesn't mean I would say he looked "good" or "sharp" early in the year.
Of course there were times where he made a good pass and the ball was dropped. Nobody is claiming he never made good passes. If he started 13 games and never made a good pass, something would really be wrong. But at no point in the year was I impressed with his overall play. He completely lacks any football instincts (as I've said several times), and looks like a robot too often. If the initial play that was drawn up wasn't open, we weren't gaining yards. Remember the deep touchdown by ND against us where Golson rolled out of the pocket when things broke down and then heaved it down field for a touchdown? That type of play never happened for us. And that's why it was so hard for us to score. You can't expect the first option in the passing play you draw up to be open every time. If the quarterback can't make plays on his own, the offense will struggle.
Maxwell's complete lack of touch is also in factor in the dropped passes
In that same game against ND I thought Maxwell made a really nice play to escape a little heat and threw a great back shoulder throw to Fowler. Dropped.
I think what myself and a few others are kind of getting at is that sometimes a quarterback needs his guys to make plays to help him get in a nice groove. Complete some passes, move the chains, get an early score. These type of things didn't happen for us last year.
Its very hard to argue with your points about his touch or making plays when the pocket broke down. If we're still seeing some of these same signs at the start of the year, by all means make the change.
This may provide an explanation about Hammock's status with the team.
Hammock, 22, left the program not long after the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in late December, according to coach Mark Dantonio. He was arrested for operating while intoxicated and carrying a pistol while intoxicated on Feb. 9, court records show.
How often are these released. Weekly, right?
Don't think another one comes out until the spring game, right?
Couldve sworn there were a few in Spring last year, i dont remember for sure though.
Could be, but I'm not sure. Hope so, that would be nice.
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Hill said he and fellow RB Jeremy Langford are splitting snaps with the first-team offense through the first few spring practices.
J Lang will go for 1000 this year. Calling it.
Depends on the OL.
Of course. I have to believe it will be better this year though, barring everyone getting injured again.
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