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I kind of feel the answers will be all over the board on this one. His talent is undeniable, but so is his lack of college game experience...none. We have a soft schedule which should help him, but our 2 toughest games are in the most hostile and loud places we play.
Do you think he will have a Johnny Football type season? Or do you think he's going to have a more vanilla season behind a running game that IMO, all signs point to be pretty darn good?
Do you think teams are going to stack up against the run and make Winston beat them? Or do you think teams will eventually put the majority of their focus on not letting Winston beat them with his legs and extending plays?
Honestly, I wasn't getting all that hyped up for the 2013 season. Now with Winston probably going to start, I'm pretty fire up to see what the future holds.
Schedule sets up great, hard to tell at this point, gotta see how he responds under fire first. He could have an unbelievable season, FSU has the talent around him to make it possible.
11-2 or 12-1. A lot of the inexperience on O (turnovers) will be mitigated by the talent and a more aggressive scheme on defense. I think at first teams will crowd the box to stop the run, but we also have receivers that you have to pay attention to. As the season goes on and Winston settles in, I think it'll be a pick your poison type situation. What do you think?
I'm not really talking record here because I think it's entirely possible we would have the same record in 13 no matter if Coker started. I guess I should have clarified that?
Nope, that was my bad. At any rate, I think having such a soft schedule to start with really sets up nicely for Winston. I don't think we'll see much from him until Clemson. After the Clemson game though, I think it'll be all famous Jameis.
At this point, I'm not completely convinced which game will be his greatest test? I mean nobody is really high on clemson's D, but it's a hard place to play and his first real test. uf lost a bunch, but they still have talent and a D HC who will coach them well. But J-Dub could find his groove by then? Lots of questions regarding him this year which will have me glued to every game.
Hopefully better than CW 1 and 2.
Charlie had a QB completion rate of 55% with 17 interceptions.
Chris was at 50% completion rate and had that memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons game against NCState his first year as a starter. However, save for that game, the only other loss came against Tennessee in the MNC game ... which Rooster QBed. As most know, Weinke was lost for the season when he went down against Virginia (in November) with the serious neck injury.
I think Jameis exceeds both CW 1&2 in regards to personal stats his rookie season. He could do that, however, and still not have as good of a W-L percentage.
Personally I think we end up losing a 2-3 games with Jameis having a couple of rough games.
Directly to your points ...
As long as the OL is productive and the RBs stay healthy, think we'll be a run first team.
Yes, teams will initially stack against the run and make Jameis beat them. If he performs like most of us think he will, that should end fairly early as THE gameplan against the Noles.
I'm trying to avoid the WOW factor that I felt during the spring game. That was against a vanilla defense that wasn't allowed to tackle him. It's much easier to stand in the pocket, survey the field, and hit receivers in stride when you know you're not going to get snot-bubbled. But ... it's impressive accurately hitting 12 of 15 even in 7 on 7 drills.
Heismen winning season
I think we actually will see quite a bit from him the first few games, with the softer teams we need to build his confidence and show other teams that they need to game plan against the pass not just our running game. If I was Jimbo I would run a play action on the first or 2nd play of the game ad attack the downfield hard, if he hits a home run or a 20 yard pass it would do wonders for his confidence and would set te tone early that he has confidence in JW and we expect him to make plays, not simply manage a game.
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I think the more improvising and the less thinking that he does the better. Let his natural abilities come to the surface. The last thing I want to see is him sitting back there and over thinking every play like EJ had the tendency to do. If we truly allow our "running" QB's to actually run the ball, we will be scary. When our QB has lightning, we seem to enjoy keeping it bottled; either that or it was all on EJ.
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EJ did not want to run the ball plain and simple.
Jimbo WANTS his QBs to run the ball, especially when they recognize man coverage. Go watch film of CP, he ran a ton in man coverage situations.
Jimbo is going to let Jameis run as much as Jameis wants to run.
Sorry, forgot to quote Crozea's post....
This post was edited by Mass Nole 12 months ago
Along with MVP of the National Championship
I think he will have an average season. We have an easy schedule but he will make some mistakes. I also think he would do some pretty spectacular things. Hopefully we can be a run first team and let our defense shut people out to take the pressure off him.
This post was edited by Marshall Nole 12 months ago
Good post. I think it will be a relatively tough year for JW if he indeed wins the starting job. Except far a few notable cases, I think it's really a disadvantage to be starting a freshman at QB. JW is reasonably talented though, and will have an experienced OL and good skill talent around him. Lots of growing pains, but I think he definitely has a better season than the average freshman QB.
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My segway off your "rough games" comment is do those rough games result in losses? I wouldn't want those rough games at cu or uf, but I think almost every other game on our schedule we can pull through with a few mistakes from him. Maybe one of those rough games early on is a good thing? Maybe that way he learns from his mistakes before making them vs cu on the road?
That was my thought. CU and uf being possibilities. The rough games are most likely to be against the better teams who can put different kinds of pressure on you -- in addition to having to play in two of the toughest venues in college football -- but as Weinke and Ward both proved they can be against teams you're supposed to beat.
I'm a little worried about the opener at Pitt but my guess is that Jimbo will be in a protective play calling mode ... unless he just thinks the kid has ice in his veins. That place is likely to be packed and unusually loud because of it being their first ACC game and it's against us. Of course, if the defense is as good as what I think it will be (and that's pure speculation), he'll be able to make mistakes without costing us games we should win.
I really wish that in the spring game that he had the opportunity to throw the ball as much as some of the other QB’s had. When he did throw he looked great and I’m sure he can run just as good. I just think this kid is really really special! He is gonna have a great year! He will be getting awards by the end of the year!
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