Well that's a different argument, and I agree we don't know for sure how he would do... I think if the guy can handle converting key 3rd downs against Alabama and Oregon and making clutch throws on the biggest of stages, he could handle playing @ Penn State or against Michigan. But, that's just an opinion I suppose. I don't think being outside is that big of a deal.
You said I was "off base" saying JT was at his best when there was no pressure and no level of competition (aside from MSU), but then you didn't say why. You just said Penn State and Michigan were pressure situations, which fits my opinion since he wasn't very good in those games overall.
TCU runs them over in my opinion... I hope to be wrong
Fire and demons surrounding the OSU logo, and a heavenly light beaming behind the M.
For sure, man. Makes for good discussion.
I don't really understand your argument here. Are you implying that JT's performances in those two games were somehow equal to or better than Cardale's against Wisconsin, Alabama, and/or Oregon? Or just excusing away the not so effective offense during those games?
Edit: Btw, I agree with what you said, just not sure it does anything to disagree with my statement about JT being at his best when the level of competition and pressure are both not there.
Cardale's physical attributes are superior and so his potential ceiling is higher, but sure you could argue that. JT could end up being the better quarterback when they're both done with the sport (both in college and at the next level), but I wouldn't bet on that.
I think Cardale's work ethic and intangibles are really underrated around here.
Wow.... Yeah, that is pretty blatant.
He was certainly not at his best in those games. At least we should all hope not.
Just a question for some that really prefer JT over Cardale (which is fine), is the goal not to win a National Championship? Didn't Cardale already show you that when he is the starting QB, OSU can beat the best teams in the country?
He accomplished this with almost no experience in the most pressure packed situation you can imagine and against the best of the best.
So... if we know for a fact that one guy can do it, why go with the guy we can only hope can do it?
Also like any pro Cardale post I make, I feel I have to say explicitly that I like JT Barrett as a guy and a player so I don't get attacked.
Level of competition. Pressure.
JT was at his best when there was zero of either of those. Michigan State is the one anomaly, although all three teams with any talent that Sparty played absolutely embarrassed them through the air.