Here is the truncated Roundtable Video from last night – we had some audio problems in the beginning so we started the recording over. In this session we, myself, Altoona Josh, PittintheVille Matt and Eric Missing Wlat, discussed the past Syracuse game, the upcoming North Carolina state game and some player personnel issues such as the QBs (!) and running backs.
Hope you enjoy it…
Here is something I just figured out I can do – insert cut and pasted images with voiceovers… I really like this because 1) it saves me trying to write out all my thoughts and 2) I can speak about details more readily without the hassle for the readers trying to decipher them. I’ll use this more often in the future.
Some other info when looking at our QB play so far this season.
If you look at that 113.2 rating Browne has in the five of six games played (minus Rice) you’ll see a 113.2 QB rating. Now I do understand that I’m cherry picking here but just to contrast this rating with historical ones – the only past Pitt QBs with worse ratings, who were actual starting QBs, are Pat Bostick, Darnell Dickerson and Rick Trocano.
Browne was our starting QB for both of our wins so far so let’s give him that positive, but I think I speak for Pitt fans when I say with the way the season is going so far – not what we expected or wanted – we’d like to see the future of our QB position playing vice a rsSR transfer who isn’t part of that future.
Even with all the talk of Ben Dinucci’s mobility he still has been sacked six times in his very limited amount of playing time. And this is not garbage time 2nd string stuff but with the 1st string OL mostly… which might account for that high number of course.
His rushing total so far is 21 carries for 23 yards which would have been higher because of the loss yardage on those sacks – but suffice to say we haven’t seen the rushing out of him that we may have expected.
Perhaps if Watson and Narduzzi can decide on a QB we’ll see some set QB rushing plays put in – after all our RBs haven’t done a thing all year with their combined play.
Taking out the WRs and DBs who have carried the ball – here are the current RB totals:
It is almost inconceivable that we may go the whole season without our true running backs combining for at least 1,000 yards. If we go back four years we see these productions from our RBs (and counting only the RBs).
2016 – 1,681 yards – Conner, Moss and Hall
2015 – 1,708 yards – Ollison, Hall and James
2014 – 2,472 yards – Conner, James and Bennett
2013 – 1,742 yards – Bennett and Ibrahim
Hey, when filling out the pink slip for Conklin make out one for Watson also…