Now That His Yips Are Gone…

Now That His Yips Are Gone…

The player who made us forget about the loss of Tyler Boyd is returning in peak form for next season’s round of football games.  rsSR WR Jester Weah closed the door rather firmly maxresdefaulton the question of who was going to be able to replace Boyd with his superb 2016 season. Boyd’s early departure worried us fans – it didn’t seem to bother Weah one bit.

Granted Boyd missed the first game in 2015 for disciplinary reasons then had a sub-par season (for him) afterward and but within a few games last year we were completely satisfied that our receiving corp was indeed better suited for a new OC’s offense than the previous year.

Right before last season’s fall camp I had written that I personally didn’t think we’d miss Tyler Boyd much at all in the ’16 season because he just hadn’t been productive as he had in the past in 2015.  Chris Peak alluded to my saying that as “totally ridiculous“.  “Hah“, I say. (Chris is 99% right on the money usually but I think I was correct in this one).

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at PittsburghBoyd had a lot of receptions but his yards per catch average dropped to only 10.2 in ’15 and with that he had only six TDs.   We saw a true football example of the ‘elephant in the room’ disappearing when he left us and thus Peterman had more receivers to use as primary targets… even in the fewer attempts he had passing.

Part of that reliance on Boyd was the fact that old OC Jim Chaney was joined at the hip to him. He wanted him to be the primary, secondary and tertiary targets on almost every pass play.  Matt Canada came in and didn’t have that problem, if that isn’t too strong a word for it.

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Spring Events for Pitt POV’ers

Spring Events for Pitt POV’ers

At periodic intervals I will be posting info about opportunities for us readers and commenters to get together and meet each other face to face, have a drink or two, and wax poetic on detailed and serious Pitt Football issues.

Coming up in 2017’s Winter/Spring months so far we have two events:

First off – The Pitt recruiting class of 2017’s Pitt National Letter Of Intent Day (NLOI) that will held be at Heinz Field with free parking in the Gold Lot. (You can RSVP through the link above).

2017-loi-day-2I will be hosting a cocktail hour before the official start of the event.  Meet myself and other POV’ers at Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 between 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Possibly earlier depending how long my drive from MD takes.

At 5 o’clock we’ll mosey over to the North club at Heinz Field to do the football coaching staff ‘meet and greet’ that Pitt puts on before the more formal 6:00 pm talks and PowerPoint shows by the position coaches talking about the kids from the 2o17 recruiting class they will have under their care.  That lasts about an hour or so then… if we feel like it we can have another back at Bettis’ Grille.

 

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Site Comments Changes & Info

Friends – I have been trying to make some changes to the site and since I suppose we are still in a sort of Beta Testing phase I’d like your honest feedback on a few issues:

1. I have removed the ‘nesting replies‘…

…in the comments section to make it more like The Pitt Blather was.  That would be that every comment stands alone like this:

Blather comments

Vice this with nested replies:

nested

Let me know which you want – the traditional Blather =type or, what my daughter recommends, keeping ‘content’ together with replies to others’ comments.

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