Friday, November 04, 2005

STANBACK TO START V. OREGON STATE

Honestly, I am surprised by this. Willingham had set it up to make the change this week. In addition, I am not sure I like this move. Stanback is not making progress. His mistakes are continious. His ability to make the play to win a game is in serious question.

With all of the said, I have not seen Johnny DuRoucher and don't know what he is capable of doing. Bottom line, if DuRoucher were a better QB than Stanback day in and day out of practive the coaches would make a change. Even if you buy the conspiracy that the only reason Stanback started was because of the suspension to DuRoucher, then DuRoucher would have taken over the job by now.

We all love to second guess and be the experts, but if DuRoucher were better then or equal to Stanback he would be starting and he isn't so I think we have to assume that Willingham is not an idiot and is making the decision that gives the Huskies the best chance to win.

17 comments:

Lance Uppercut said...
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Lance Uppercut said...

Though you're not man enough to admit you mistake, at least you corrected it Locke, you chump. Erasing a post because you're an idiot is pretty weak.

Myk said...

I was never a big Tui fan for some reason but after watching him and comparing him to Stanback it is amazing to see what a real "athelete QB" can do as compard to an athlete who is just a QB

Sonic EJ said...

What happened???

Sonic EJ said...

Wow this was the post from Locke that I have been waiting for.

Trust the coach. He might really know what he is doing. What a concept!

Anonymous said...

The team is 1-7. Why not give DuRocher a chance to see what he can do in a game? Stanback might be a great athlete, but a great athlete doesn't necessarily translate into a great QB. Sometimes, making the correct read and being able to deliver the ball is what you need out of a QB. Not every scrambling QB is going to be another Michael Vick.

The issue of who's the better player in practice, shouldn't we take Craig Chambers as an example of a player who doesn't practice well but plays well in the game. Give DuRocher a shot. Even if the Huskies lose, is it really going to be much worse than what we've seen with Stanback?

Lance Uppercut said...

Matt Moore leads the NCAA in interceptions. He had 6 picks and a fumble in thier loss to UA last week. If the Huskies can keep from turning the ball over, they actually have a shot of winning a thier first pac-10 game this year. Then again, Stanback is probably the only QB worse than Moore in the Pac-10, but at least he's not as mistake prone.

Diezel said...

If Isiah had some Recievers who could catch the ball consistently it would help, just look at Matt Hasselbeck from last year compared to this year... Obviously it has been proven this year that Ty is not the offensive coach that he is being hyped up to be.

If they were looking to generate some excitement within the program instead of debating between Derousher and Isiah in my opinion they shoudn't have red shirted Hasty and gave him a chance to play.

Locke....last night on your show you called Dematha high school in D.C. that both Keith Bogans and Joe Forte played at DECAUTER shees man...

Next weeks Dallas/New York game though will be exciting to watch from a seattle hoops fan Terry, Nate, Jamal, and Doug Christie.

Locke also you are always ripping the JET(Jason Terry) did u see the Suns game in the 4th quarter and Overtimes the Jet was the MVP not Steve Nash, and this is coming off a nice playoff performance, so stop HATING on JASON TERRY!!!

Sonic EJ said...

Where have you been Diezel???

Good to see you made it back to the blog.

Biggie said...

Yo D,

Don't worry about it bro, you ain't missed nothin'. I'm still trippin, Myk is still a bleeding heart pussy, whose tounge smells remarkably like the anus of any Sonic upper manager, and Ej is on the ledge over Baub Weisstphal lack of coaching ability. Same ol' same ol'. LOL!!!!

Anonymous said...

Would Hasty make that much of a difference? Didn't Sims have 140+ yards last week? I could understand if the Dawgs couldn't muster a running game and Stanback had to win the game by throwing the football. When you're able to run the ball, that should allow a quarterback time to pick the defense apart. All I know is, the Huskies should have at least 2 or 3 more wins up to this point.

Diezel said...

great one week...Did u see what Derrick Willams did at Penn St. before he got hurt, or Justin King, dont you remember what Reggie Bush did as a Frosh...if Hasty as good as advertised he should play. And the fact that Ty started a true freshman last year in Darius Walker, and the fact that Adrian Peterson was second in the Heisman voting as a Freshman, and many people say that he should have won.

So your question of if Hasty would make a difference is yes in my opinion just off of history alone!!

Dawgfan1980 said...

You don't play Hasty to burn his Redshirt this year. This year has been the year of lost opportunitiees in Huskyville.

Staback gives the best chance to win. As Locke said, if DuRocher or Bonnell (remember him?) were better, then they would be starting. Stanbeck kept us in the UCLA game, and if not for a key drop (Williams at the end of the 1st half) or a fumble (take your pick on Russo or Sims), the Dawgs win that game based on Stanbeck alone.

ASU was a tough game that we won almost without much of a passing game. Sims fumble (which would have been difficult for anyone to hold onto) was the difference there. Granted, IS did fumble in the first half, but that wasn't the back breaker.

IS also throws the best deep ball I've seen in a long time. I expected us to throw at least 5 times deep to Chambers, and I saw only two fly routes thrown to Craig, so that may be a play calling issue. In their defence though, when the middle three of our O-line are opening up holes large enough to drive Softy's fat ass through (who was subdued in our section) every down should be a running down.

The problem on this team isn't IS, the problem is the complete lack of a LB corps. Wasn't this supposed to be the strength of this team? At least Stevens looks to be a Donald Jones type. Fast off the corner, bull rushing guys 100+ pounds heavier back into the QB. Granted it was ASU's second string line, but damn, for a brief glimmer it was the good old days. If we had some LB's, and had some CB's, then this team has an outside chance at a bowl right now. Poor Moss, having to cover Jarrett, Hagan and now Hass. Does it get any worse for any CB in the nation? And how bad is Fountaine to be beat out by a guy playing FB four months ago?

AK1984 said...

Hey, for what it's worth, Casey Paus is one hell of a holder and 4th-string quarterback for the Washington Huskies; in all seriousness, however, quarterbacks who throw with a 3/4 motion (e.g., Paus & Philip Rivers) are not likely to succeed as football players.

Myk said...

Yeah...blame the WR for the drops in the UCLA game, lets forget that the QB spiked the ball to stop the clock on THIRD DOWN in the first half.

I love that we almost won against ASU despite the passing game...wouldnt that be the number one thing that IS would effect..

Myk said...

I am not sure how an objective person at this point can say that Isaiah brings positives to the field that will lead to victories...he just doesn't understand the game. It is really tiem for a change

Dawgfan1980 said...

I hope everyone watched that game and saw the difference between Johnny D and IS. IS gets out of trouble (if you want to say that Fumble is on him, God would have had a difficult time holding on in the face of that blitz) and has a stronger arm and can make throws that Johnny can't (the corner route to Shackleford comes to mind in the 1st quarter). Both made bone-headed plays today (running out of bounds and throwing past the line, and the intentional grounding). The problem with this team isn't at QB, it is with the OL.

As for the UCLA game, the key was the drop by Williams at the end of the first half that stopped the scoring drive. The spiking of the ball was a poor decision, but the WR's need to make catches at some point.

IS gives us a chance to make the play by throwing passes that Johnny D can't. The pass that was picked off is a perfect example of arm strength. The same route was thrown and run at approximatly the same depth to Ellis. IS's ball was catchable but a little underthrown (catchable if Ellis turns his body and cuts off his route, but it was underthrown definatly), Johnny D's ball is underthrown enough for the OSU player to make a break on the ball and get the pick. Ellis had no chance. If you still want to play Johnny D, fine. I think you are foolish. If you really want to bench IS because of "leadership" issues, then put in Bonnell, he has the physical tools and besides, this team isn't going anywhere this year.

Thank God Chris Stevens looks like a player.