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TW talks about he offseason with AJC

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    TW talks about he offseason with AJC

    part one of two. other part tomorrow.

    discusses offseason passing drills and a few things from last season:

    Tevin Washington talks offseason, 2011 | Georgia Tech


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    When I read this, I see a man who is taking responsibility for past mistakes, and is trying to better himself. He is also showing leadership on the practice field during those drills.

    Seems like some of the past adversity is helping to turn TW into a more mature young man.

    I don't see that he has packed his bags, and will not give up his starting QB job without putting up a fight.

    Good for him!
    In the past GT football has often been JUST GOOD ENOUGH TO BREAK YOUR HEART!

    I believe we are on the way to getting where we all want to be - Win Championships, and be more competitive with UGa and Bowl Games.

    QB's looking up, WR's coming along(?), Welcome CTR, CMP and new AD, We have some good recruiters with a good class coming, Stamps back to ST's, all 3 phases should be better this year than last. We have team speed to match anyone we play.

    What's not to like?

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    He showed "leadership" on the practice field last year, although I'm not sure scheduling workouts that would take place anyway is really leadership, more like good organizational skills. We need him to show leadership on the football field!

    He is a class act though. I hope he improves as much as he needs to, but I share the same sentiment as many commenters on that article do - I will be disappointed if he is the starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickinGa View Post
    When I read this, I see a man who is taking responsibility for past mistakes, and is trying to better himself. He is also showing leadership on the practice field during those drills.

    Seems like some of the past adversity is helping to turn TW into a more mature young man.

    I don't see that he has packed his bags, and will not give up his starting QB job without putting up a fight.

    Good for him!
    i second that! now, we just need to see this maturity translate onto the field against our tougher opponents. we know TW can get it done when the pressure is off or when everything is going to plan. can he be a playmaker under pressure, though? it ain't easy! if it was everyone would be a D-I QB.

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    One surprise was Washington's acknowledgement, I think, that he actually saw alternative receivers and didn't throw to them. But it wasn't clear that he scanned the field at the time, or saw it on tape. And dang it, I hope the writer asks the question for part 2: what is wrong with you mechanically that you throw so many awful passes? (Ain't never been a successful reporter who did not ask impertinent questions.) But regardless he comes across, again, as a really decent kid doing the best he can, and that is not so bad, it is just that it is not so good, either. I agree with another poster: if he starts the season, I am in despair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious View Post
    One surprise was Washington's acknowledgement, I think, that he actually saw alternative receivers and didn't throw to them. But it wasn't clear that he scanned the field at the time, or saw it on tape. And dang it, I hope the writer asks the question for part 2: what is wrong with you mechanically that you throw so many awful passes? (Ain't never been a successful reporter who did not ask impertinent questions.) But regardless he comes across, again, as a really decent kid doing the best he can, and that is not so bad, it is just that it is not so good, either. I agree with another poster: if he starts the season, I am in despair.
    Or he saw them when they were watching film after the game, otherwise, why the hell wouldn't he have thrown to them?

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    You can definately tell he's still the leader of the pack and nomatter what happens in the qb battle he's a GT Yellow Jacket through and through. Like I said a while ago, he's a huge asset even if he loses his starting job. He's a team player and will do everything in his power to make his teammates better even if it's from the sidelines.

    I hope someone beats him out, too, because that means we have one helluva qb at GT.

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    Good interview. I'm glad TW's working hard and not packing it in. So this year's QB, whoever that is, will be better than last year's.

    I still hope we get a prompt jump in performance from Vad "The One" Lee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaMGTmjr View Post
    Or he saw them when they were watching film after the game, otherwise, why the hell wouldn't he have thrown to them?
    Yea, I'm not sure what he meant in that quote. Either way, it is either bad decisions or not seeing the field. He has been criticized by me and others on this board for those very things.

    I am very impressed that he was so willing discuss these kinds of things in detail. Obviously, he is critical of himself and that is a good quality to have so long as he doesn't beat himself up too hard - just learn and go on. You can't help but like TW and be proud of him regardless of your opinions about his ability to lead us to the promised land. I am darn glad we have him. He has a great head on his shoulders and, in no way, does he sound entitled to anything. He knows there is a very real competition lying ahead for him.

    As far as organizing the passing drills etc. I think you have to give him a lot of credit. I mean, it didn't ever seem to happen until he took the reigns last year. I'll bet, behind the scenes, he is a lot more of a leader than many of us give him him credit for. In fact, I would be willing to guess, in the next segment, you will hear TW gushing about the talents of the other QBs in the system. He will probably acknowledge his need to improve or get passed. He will probably also reinforce his loyalty to the program by placing the needs of his teammates, coaches, and fans well ahead of his own personal desire to be the starter.

 

 
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