I did mean games and edited it (it didn't seem to save of course).
I have decided that there at least 3 different viewer of an Ohio State game this year, when there are usually 1. There are a. Cardale Supporters who will support everything he does b. Cardale "haters" who even if he makes a great play will say it was b/c a WR made a great play or the line gave him all day and c. Fans who are just watching the game.
People in camp A would say: but his line isn't blocking well and his WRs aren't even trying to help him out and penalties aren't his fault
People in camp B would say: Cardale is holding onto the ball too long and he is underthrowing them every time even though the WRs are open.
People in camp C would say: the entire offense is playing like crap inclusive of QB, OL and WRs
I think I am falling into camp B, and need to be falling into camp C more. I do think Cardale's confidence has taken a big shot this year, but there are other things at fault as well. I will TRY to soften my stance in the future on being too much in camp B.
As to the INTs, he has had 3 awful INTs this year (2 against Hawaii and last week) where he clearly misread the coverage. He also = a questionable decision to throw late (VT). I don't recall his NIU Int for the life of me but I'm pretty sure the INTs have been on him this year (the INT in the NCG with Marshall was more on Marshall than Jones)
And as for the QB runs, I don't think Meyer wants his QB thinking about how he shouldn't run and take a hit while in the flow of the game. Meyer has never been a guy to not have the QB involved in the running game at all. Smith, Leak, Tebow, Driskell (didn't play much under Meyer but a dual threat guy), Miller, Barrett, Jones (last year). I think telling QBs not to run and pick up yards goes against Meyer's philosophy of creating mismatches. And this is the first year in Meyer's career he has a proven backup (2006 Tebow wasn't proven yet) so wouldn't he be less worried about his QBs taking hits?