What I love about sports is it gives us all someone to root for... or maybe not. Well at least we get to play coach, gm and owner. I'm gonna cheer for these guys even when they lose. I'm gonna have negative takes on things, even when they win. As a fan, I can see what I think is wrong, but I don't really know how to fix it, or where to find us a QB. I'm just a fan... who doesn't feel good about how the game ended, but knowing sports like I do, I understand how one or two plays (just one or two) could have changed the outcome of this game.
Fact is, BC didn't look particularly great either. Jennings probably changed the outcome with his feet, but he won't be able to sustain that type of punishment for 18 games. His line was suspect as well, but he made quick reads, and released the ball before the blitz got to him. A lot of quick slants, and curls, which are standard to any playbook.
Drew Willy sees "the Rush", his brain does not allow him to process information under pressure, thus, his short dump passes since he's not nimble enough to escape the pocket... like Jennings did when he felt the rush. Jennings "felt" the rush, and reacted. Willy "SEEs" the rush, gets locked in, can't see whats happening downfield, dumps off to his safety valve, Sutton, who just happens to be standing in the middle of the blitz. BC was often sending seven guys, leaving their DBs in Man to Man coverage.
Thats why Manziel makes so many big plays after he escapes the pocket. Downfield is wide open, particularly on this huge CFL field. Someone here alluded to Vernon Adams earlier. While I'm not a fan of his, at what he would probably cost us, he is elusive, which, if he would work harder on the weaker parts of hi game, could be a game changer for him.
If and when we find a young QB with some moxie, we're right back in the hunt. This is football, not rocket science... but their are some rocket scientist coaching and playing this game. I'm gonna enjoy the game, win, lose, or draw, but thats just me.