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worried about McGloin this week. He's made incredible progress this year, and his stats show it, but I still see risky throws and floaters. I think he's had some luck, and he hasn't faced the kind of athletes and speed he's going to see this week. Afraid he's gonna have some pick's this week.
Have to admit I've always been a doubter, I believe this week is his big test, if he excels here I am a believer.
This post was edited by Trock56 18 months ago
The one thing I think most helps McG besides the obvious coaching he's been receiving is that he no longer (IMO) feels the need to press. When they were playing revolving door QBs the past two years, I think the tendency was to try to do too much. He doesn't have to worry about the footsteps coming from behind him on his own team.
Does he still tend to try to force one now and then? Sure. Is it possible to bait him and jump a route? No doubt.
He may very well give up a pick or even a pick six, but I think the number of reps and the confidence he's gained will convince him that he doesn't need to rush or make things happen every play. Just MHO. Will I worry? Hell yes. I worry about damn near every play, every game. Always have.
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OSU is likely the best secondary we've faced, but they're not the best defense. Mox had time to throw against Iowa, and OSUs pass rush hasn't been special to this point either. With time and the right system, most QBs can put up numbers and avoid mistakes. I think he'll have a good game this week. I'm more concerned about the X factor of Braxton Miller and our dreadful STs costing us in a one possession game.
McGloin has played O$U tough the last two years, this game I am not worried about. Two years ago in C-Bus we went into half time with a lead and Moxie gave Tress and company the stare down middle of second quarter. He then made some big mistakes in the second half. Last year well he played pretty well. This year he is playing lights out and I expect him to have a big game with limited mistakes.
Agreed w/ Diddy re: the DREADFUL ST.
I also worry about how our secondary could be exposed by some athletic WRs.... though I don't worry about their QB being able to throw them open or deliver into tight spots. Our secondary scares me. I just don't see enough consistency in coverage out of Willis, Fagnano, and SOA. I'd be thrilled to be dead wrong....
McGloin... yeah I expect him to make a few McGloin of 2011 plays, but BO'Bs play-calling and preparation have been spot on.... and I don't think the entire bye week was spent focused on how to beat the powerhouse Iowa Hawkeyes. I think Matty has come to realize that he doesn't have to beat a team single handedly (finally).... he just has to get the ball into the hands of those who can.
"One man didn't build this program and one man sure as hell cannot tear it down."
One thing I learned (and should have done) from the Iowa game is to just enjoy it. Enjoy the ride. Don't worry about McMoxie. If he has an epic meltdown, so be it, multiple posters will come out and say "see? I told you", when we all know he's fully capable of having an epic meltdown on the field.
So just enjoy it. Just enjoy the fact that he's having a career season and this offense is just fun to watch. We all know he's due for a bad game, you don't put together a string of games like this without a hiccup. And this is a HUGE game.
But still, enjoy it. There will be plenty of time to fret in the coming years. Enjoy the Mox in all his Moxiness.
Pretty much it. The few that hated on him for so long now pretty much hide behind the little silly downvotes. He's having a good year and the team is fun to watch. Waiting for him to explode to say I told you so is almost warped. People act as if the UF game was last week still. Since then he really has not been a turnover machine. Is he capable of blowing up or getting picked...hell yeah he is. Hopefully he doesn't and just keeps doing what he has been doing.
This post was edited by LaJollaLion 18 months ago
While McGloin may or may not have the aw sh*t moment where he forces a throw into coverage or that horrible attemt to underhand it when under duress (like earlier this year against NW I think), he is light years ahead of where he was in years past. He made throws Saturday that had me check to make sure he was the one throwing the ball. The touchdown pass to Jesse James was an absolute dart. In years past he would have thrown while still on the run and hope the receiver ended up in the area. That throw was a thing of beauty. He bought time, directed James to a spot, set his feet, got the shoulders square and threw a strike. I thought the pass he threw to Carter who made a great play on was a good throw also. While he could fave put it on the outside shoulder, he put nice touch on the ball, where Carter could use his size to make a play and continue his momentum after the catch. That is an area that Matt has improved dramatically. He is putting the ball where the receivers can catch the ball without breaking their stride so they can continue upfield and get YAC. Whatever happens, give the kid some credit and applaud his ability to work his ass off to get better, and grasp a pro-style playbook and take control of the offense. Let's face it, coming into this season, McGloin wasn't classified as one of the leaders of this team. He has earned that title and good for him.
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I haven't seen him throwing any floaters this year. I see him throwing some jump balls, but when you have big athletic guys like Kyle Carter and Allen Robinson that can go up and get the ball, and they are locked in man-to-man coverage, that's sometimes the design of the play.
McGloin will get in trouble this weekend if he tries to do too much. While watching film and looking at the stats, McGloin could have an extra gear heading into this game, thus try to get huge stats against this lousy OSU defense. He might try to force stuff that isn't there.
While McGloin is capable of making head scratching throws this year, he seems like he is a totally different cat this year on and off the field. He has grown up and understands things alot better. Iowa game showed that.
If he plays his game the way he has this year, he should have a big game. There is no reason to throw it deep too many times against Roby and Howard. I see a passing attack much like Iowa - alot of TE usage. Hell, I'd throw 30 bubble screens. God knows OSU can't defend that. I can see Belton getting alot of screens go his way.
The thing that helps McGloin is that he isn't asked to throw so many balls vertically and the defense has to worry about the TE. Previously, see the Florida game, the safety (Black) was sitting back waiting for 15 yard passes to the WR.
He still has made some bonehead decisions, but he is playing within himself and making mostly good decisions. I think the success of our passing offense will come down to how can OSU defend our 2-TE sets. Do they bring an extra DB and we run it taking advantage of the numbers match-up (with Lehman, Gilliam and James being as close to an extra olineman as you can get). Or do they stick with a base 4-3 and require their LBs to cover guys like Lehman, James and Carter who are matchup terrors.
Worried? About what? Bowl selection? Ranking? The people doing the worrying should be in Obama (Ohio), not PA. They're the undefeated ones. yet THEY ain't goin' anywhere either so just let it roll. Everybody go out and have some fun. No pressure. Just braggn' rights.
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