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Re: QB Leash

Post by hawkwing » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:14 am

Keep in mind that Critchlow got upwards of 90% of the first team snaps in the week of practice leading up to Boise State and the coaches thought after that that Mangum at 60% was the best chance to win.

I wouldn't pin too many hopes on Critchlow until he proves he can get a first down.

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Re: QB Leash

Post by vancouvercougar » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:01 am

hawkwing wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:14 am
Keep in mind that Critchlow got upwards of 90% of the first team snaps in the week of practice leading up to Boise State and the coaches thought after that that Mangum at 60% was the best chance to win.

I wouldn't pin too many hopes on Critchlow until he proves he can get a first down.
It's true that Critchlow hasn't even made a first down. He may be good, but it will take time.
With Tanner, he looked good early on against BSU. Something like 7 for 8 passing. Then the wheels came off the bus. Some of that was his injury, but some was poor judgment.

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Re: QB Leash

Post by Mars » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:18 am

Crichlow was a 2-star recruit. Great size though.
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Post by Cougs_Rule » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:41 am

He got a lot of early attention in high school. But his strong and vocal commitment to serve a mission caused many schools to lose interest.

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Re: QB Leash

Post by cougarnerd » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:34 am

Cougs_Rule wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:58 pm
Doing the same thing over and over again equals the definition of denial and insanity.
They should keep Tanner on the bench with a plausible excuse that his ankle just is not better. And only bring him in in the second half if Critchlow is totally looking bad.
Instead, if they start Tanner and then pull him, it will devastate him and he very likely will have gone from a supposed potential early departure for the draft to a total bomb out in less than seven games. What a football tragedy.
Two things. "Doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result, equals the definition of insanity." But close enough.

Also, if Tanner starts okay, then his ankle gives him problems and his performance drops because he's 70% rather than making bad reads/judgement calls, then maybe if we pull him and let him rest and heal, he can come back without losing the rest of his confidence.
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Re: QB Leash

Post by Cougs_Rule » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:43 am

cougarnerd wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:34 am
Cougs_Rule wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:58 pm
Doing the same thing over and over again equals the definition of denial and insanity.
They should keep Tanner on the bench with a plausible excuse that his ankle just is not better. And only bring him in in the second half if Critchlow is totally looking bad.
Instead, if they start Tanner and then pull him, it will devastate him and he very likely will have gone from a supposed potential early departure for the draft to a total bomb out in less than seven games. What a football tragedy.
Two things. "Doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result, equals the definition of insanity." But close enough.

Way to live up to your nerd[iness]. Of course you are right. Sort of. You forgot to mention that I didn't have quotes or brackets. :-)

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Re: QB Leash

Post by Mars » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:25 am

Tanner's leash reported to be "not short, but definitely not long either".
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Re: QB Leash

Post by SpiffCoug » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:19 pm

Mars wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:25 am
Tanner's leash reported to be "not short, but definitely not long either".
Turns out there really wasn't a leash. Tanner is BYU's QB this year and will see the vast, vast, vast majority of snaps the rest of the way. Critchlow might get to manage the final 3-and-out each game the rest of the way. So that should portend well for the future.
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Re: QB Leash

Post by Woody3715 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:04 am

So far, BYU has blown Critchlow's redshirt for 2 minutes of playing time at the end of a blowout. If Mangum is the QB for the rest of the season, what was the purpose of that? Sure he needed to take a lot of snaps in practice in the event he had to play in a game, but playing the 2 minutes was meaningless.

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Re: QB Leash

Post by a1247 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:49 am

When healthy I think they have got to go back to Beau Hoge. Critchlow is not the answer unless your throwing the rest of the season away to develope him as the starter for next year. But the same can be said for Beau. Give him this year so he can run the team for the next 2 years. Tanner thanks for the great season 2 years ago, get your degree and become successful with you education because the football part looks to be over.

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