Again, it's not a personal attack to state that you try to paint McSorley as the downfall of this team. You have said so explicitly. The only thing you disagree with is me saying your arguments are incoherent. Which is your prerogative, but it's not a personal attack to say you are bringing bad arguments clouded by your motivations.
It's not a personal attack. You've been commenting on this site from the beginning, and you only comment in an effort to attack Trace McSorley. This offense being not good because it was buoyed by Joe Moorhead and Saquon Barkley is a pivotal part of your premise.
I'm not one for predictions. I don't really value opinions. Too much of football is random for me to be invested in "being right" about things. So that's not what I'm concerned about when I write on here. I mostly write about roster management.
But your arguments are so disingenuous and made in bad faith for such nakedly obvious reasons, and this particular line was too absurd to be left on its own. Have they played great opponents? No. But they're showing a lot on offense, despite drops and mistakes, and they've absolutely smoked their last three opponents. Only someone purely motivated by wanting to smear this offense would look at what they've done through the lens of "this is a total fluke and their opponents let this happen."
Penn State beat Pitt by 45 points (in awful conditions) and Illinois by 39 points, both on the road. Stating that this is the result of just a couple unforced errors is laughable. It's one thing to have a differing opinion than the majority of the fanbase. It's quite another to ignore what is happening and make things up to confirm your predetermined beliefs. This argument is purely the latter and nothing more.
They're usually much more fragmented in rotating (i.e. a couple changes each series), but it seems that they had some early trouble responding to Illinois's tempo. The wholesale unit change (that first touchdown drive in which only two starters were on the field) is something kind of unprecedented for them. And they didn't go back to it, so I assume they realize it was a mistake.
Jan Johnson did play, rotating with Ellis Brooks and Jesse Luketa. He also gets taken off the field in nickel/dime situations. Donovan Johnson got quite a bit of run in the slot.
They have been pairing up Scott/Wade and Taylor/Monroe when not rolling with the starters. By the time it was going to be Scott and Wade again, they were emptying the bench and Sutherland was playing.
They were essentially alternating from the start. Parsons played 20 first half snaps and Farmer played 19.
Most of the talent is young and inexperienced. And a lot of the talent that is older are guys playing new positions. Nick Scott was a running back, Garrett Taylor was a corner, Koa Farmer was a safety, Kevin Givens was a defensive end, etc. It may take a little time, more than we'd like as fans.
can u DM me
He definitely made an impact when he was in the game, had a couple good plays.
I believe Robert Windsor jumped offsides. So, no, he's the starting 1-tech next to Givens, not a replacement for Givens. He's taking the spot formerly occupied by Parker Cothren.
And as I said above, Penn State always rotates heavily on the defensive line, this was nothing new. They've done this for years.
They have always rotated heavily, especially on the defensive line and at cornerback. They did that on the DL a ton Saturday, though more at linebacker and less at corner. But this is not new. They do this against good teams as well, though less frequently down the stretch.
Stiegerwald's insistence that Pitt fans having poor attendance is some kind of respectable protest movement against scheduling poor OOC opponents is one of my favorite media schticks ever.
Not true. They must have seven home games every year for budget reasons. In 2027, they will only have four conference home games. So they can't home-and-home with a P5 since they can't go on the road in 2027.