They are going to struggle to score without their QB unless one of the other guys gets better with more reps in practice.
"Scrubs"?? JT faced and beat the #2 (PSU), #7 (MSU), and #10 (TTUN) defenses last year. VT ended the season #15. He was making his second start and the entire team was trying to figure out what to do without Braxton. I like both QB's but pretending JT faced all chumps is incorrect. We get it, you like CJ. No reason to pretend what JT did was not impressive.
Thank you for bringing this up. I kept re-reading and re-reading to see what I was missing...how did they miss the most electric play of the evening? The play I want to see with Braxton at QB is the Jet Sweep shovel pass. With Brax at QB they will assume that man in motion is a decoy. This will be where Braxton gets his first TD pass of the season.
They'll be forced to rename the city Braxburg by the middle of the 3rd quarter.
I guess we will have to agree to disagree, I still think JT is the better option at QB. ...Not the CJ is a slacker.
This CJ "arm strength" argument is starting to wear on me. I get it, he can throw it far...but so can Uncle Rico. I heard someone discussing this today and I couldn't agree more with what was being said. Wide receivers stretch the field, not big arms. The reality is that a 70 yard pass (in the air) means that you are losing in the final seconds of a game...there is no other reason for that kind of arm strength; not enough time for the receiver to get that far before your QB is killed either. JT's arm is fine and he throws all the routes well. He also runs the zone read better than both of them (God love him but Braxton decided pre-snap most of the time) and it is not CJ's best skill either. The reality is that JT beat out CJ once and thus it is entirely possible he will do it again. I don't think it will matter much either way as long as we don't fall prey to the injury bug but CJ having a big arm does not "stretch the field" unless there is a receiver open to catch it on a consistent basis...who fills Devon Smith's shoes? ...that's the question.