Originally Posted by Detoxing
Ok. To be clear: Geno had a bad game in large part due to the weather. Understandable.
But then to be mad at the coaching staff for adjusting to Geno's struggles in the weather?
That doesn't make sense.
It's an excuse.
Im not here to rip Geno, even though reaper is over there trying to pick a fight with me. Just calling it what it is.
This is a game where Geno was expected to come out and show everyone why people believe in him. Instead, he took two safties, fumbled in the end zone and lost a snap. To make it worse, those things happened at critical times.
And im the asshole for pointing that out?
Im not saying Geno isn't worth the #1 pick....but i am saying that he will need more help than some believe, and that today's game is indicative as to why there is such a variance of opinion on who should be #1 overall.
I'm just tired of fans making excuses for under performing favorites.
That's fair. But you're still underselling the shitty coaching job.
If anybody wants to say that Holgerson and company did a good job of preparing for Syracuse, I would love to hear the rationale behind it. Look at any of Geno's big mistakes and you can see Holgerson's fingerprints all over them.
Example: The first safety where Geno fumbled the ball in the end zone. At the one yard line when the Syracuse defense has been showing at least a 4 man rush all day, you put Geno Smith in the goddamn pistol with two backs split out NOT involved in protection? Those rushers had a CLEAR line to Geno Smith that should have been seen by both Geno AND his coach. Geno could have audibled out of it. He's a college kid, so he didn't. It's up to the coach to make sure bullshit like that doesn't happen.
I can go on. I guess if you wanted to see what Geno Smith would look like with the worst coach in the NFL, you got a nice taste of it today.
That's very likely not going to happen. A competent coach would have prevented 60% of those mistakes and ****ups by West Virginia's entire team (not just the ones Geno made) by being good at his job.