- Mar 17, 2011
It might be moronic to "blame" James Graham, but poor QB play has definitely been a contributing factor in our bad season so far (and 2017 and 2018, tbh).Long ago, back in the heyday of the Hive, many people were saying we had to get a real quarterback, anyone not named Joe Hamilton. As Joe progressed during his RS freshman year, the voices quieted down and after a certain game they were completely hushed. One font's handle was needaqb; he apologized and changed his handle.
Joe had a far better surrounding cast than does James, plus continuation of staff, not an entirely new set of coaches. It's moronic to blame our losses this year on a QB.
I was too young to really remember Joe Hamilton's first year as a starter, but I was pretty shocked to see how bad his stats were. Only 7 TDs, but 13 INTs. It's still way too early to give up on Graham. He has lots of athletic ability and a pretty strong arm. With some time to develop pocket presence, I think he could be a pretty good player. And if not, we've got lots of other options. Johnson has experience and is an accurate passer, Yates was a 4* QB, and the incoming freshman may be the best passer of them all. QB is not my biggest concern going forward. I'd rank OL #1 and DL a close #2. In fact, I might put "pass rusher" at #1, just because I think it's the main thing keeping our defense from being consistently good.