Honestly, tonite showed me how well this offense could really open it up. I think Porter or Glenn are going to succeed if we keep calling plays like tonite. The only problem was some 2 and outs in the second half. We gain a couple first downs, take time off the clock and pin them deep, prevents some scoring.
It's dangerous to start with a position and not be willing to change it even when the evidence is so overwhelming that it can't be ignored. I fear this is the problem with our coaching staff and many people on the list. We want so bad to make Porter the starter that we are ignoring how much better the team plays with Glenn. I think the coaching staff is coming around to it and would not be surprised if they say Porter's knee is still too injured to start Saturday. But, if Porter starts next game, my original fears of the coaching staff being unwilling to accept that Porter is not quite ready to take over as the starter will return.
The problem is, of course, that Porter is not bad at all and is making some progress. If he was playing as badly as Lefors or even Joseph, the decision would be real easy. But he is playing good enough to stay in as the starter. The thing is, good enough is NOT good enough when you have a guy that is better.
As OB says, "Better is better."
We need to be better to guarantee a home playoff game.
Glenn is only going to get better the more playing time he gets with these receivers.
It's not the oc's fault for the receivers Porter chose to throw to!
I always laugh when people criticize the oc when a qb throws a 5 yard pass on second and long. Are they that unknowledgable to know that there is 4 other receivers running deeper routes he could have possibly thrown to? Glenn is just so much better at reading defences and more comfortable throwing to the deeper areas in the zone layers. A perfect example would be the 2nd and 20 play Glenn converted, Porter would not have attempted that throw and probably would thrown a 5 yard pass under the coverages.
Quick question, why is the receiver running a 5 yard route on 2nd and long. That is 100% the OCs fault. The receiver runs the route that the is required on the play.
As for Porter going short on 2nd and long, our recievers have had trouble this year getting separation. It does happen once in a while that our receivers get separation.
I just saw a whole different playbook last nite. We were doing things different than we have the rest of the season.
I love the way Glenn played but not moving the ball in the 4th quarter and the 2 ints killed us. You may not like Porter but I think if Porter had played, he wouldn't have risked ints in those situations as it has been coached in him not to take chances that turn the ball over.
It's called a clearing route. Not every receiver runs 10-15 yards. You run short to bring DB's up in man coverage. This allows you to have single man coverage on your PRIMARY receiver. Once the QB makes his read he'll throw underneath if the deep man is covered. It's not your desired outcome. Better to be 3rd and 5 than 3rd and 10, for obvious reasons.
I think Porter has an overall better athleticism than Glenn. Glenn reads defences and anticipates better than Porter (more experience). Porter has MUCH better arm strength (those 2 INTs were terrible floaters). Porter is a better runner than Glenn (who is no slouch). Porter has 3 wins, Glenn has one.
IF Porter is healthy, I say start him on LD, with the provisio of having a short leash.