This is a discussion on Future QB.. Issue? within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; Originally Posted by HelluvaMGTmjr Lee will start. If not, kiss ever getting a true dual treat QB goodbye most likely. ...
Well, I know that Vad has the most potential out of any of these guys, but from what I saw at the spring game: the reads were not there, but the passing was. Synjyn: reads were there, but he was fumbling and overthrowing because his wrist was broken
Now I have no clue what CPJ is trying to do with Synjyn, if you take a look at this article: Days to play ’somewhere’ for Georgia Tech against Hokies | Georgia Tech , Days says that he's been told that he's one of the 11 best players. That makes me wonder what the coaches are telling him.
If that is true then shouldn't he be the starter next year? And... maybe this year? (if CPJ is downgrading the value of Godhigh's blocking maybe?)
But, say if Vad does start, and he starts for the next 3 years, what does that mean for Justin Thomas? Would he stick around for 4 years to get his opportunity to start for 1 year? He pretty much chose Tech because we were recruiting him strictly as a QB.
IMO: I would start Synjyn or JT most likely Synjyn. His running ability is game-changing, every time we've seen him in a live game (except 2012 spring game see above) he's brought a spark that just wasn't there. [ Plus he represents are program really well ] In our offense having a guy who can take it to the house himself is really important.
And imagine JT at QB with one hole opening up, he takes off with his speed and he is gone! (dunno why but coming out of HS he kinda reminds of Shoelace?)
Last edited by The Perfect Option; 08-29-2012 at 09:28 PM.
Word on the streets is Justin Thomas is wrecking our defense during practice...they have a hard time containing the edges with him on the scout team. He's also been a problem on offense, as JT is so fast he's actually screwing up our timing! From reports, it sounds like he's a highlight play waiting to happen.
Vad better take advantage of this year...
Take it FWIW because I have seen neither of these guys on the college football field, ever.
In watching HS film over and over, I don't see a big difference in the throwing abilities of VL and JT. VL is potentially a very good passer, no doubt. Maybe many of us got dazzled by JT's runs and forgot that he really made a lot of impressive throws on his tape, many of them after scrambling like hell to keep a play alive, some of them from the pocket. As always we should let competition take place and play the kid who gives us the best chance to win regardless if it engenders an unwanted transfer or not.
At this point in time I am not ready to call SD a QB. His instincts, field vision, pocket poise, and throwing accuracy just haven't yet appeared. I hope they finally do this year and we can have a wide open battle next year. I am sorry to say that I just don't see it happening. So..........the battle appears to be coming down to VL and JT. In no way shape or form do I think VL has the thing wrapped up based on everything I have heard. If I had to guess right now, my gut tells me that JT wins out. Just a hunch, nothing more.
I'm witholding judgement on JT until I see him. If he can pass, then hell yeah. I like my QB homeruns to typically come from the air with ground homeruns coming from one of the three running backs. I don't think a good running QB is what is holding this offense back. Hell, the leading rusher last year was an unathletic QB! But a QB that can pass is a force multiplier.
I don't have any worries about VL learning the option. He barely ran it in the spring game and when he did, it was with a terrible OL that got blown up. I still don't understand how hard it is to learn to make one option read in the course of several months and hundreds of reps. I just don't get it.
So do you think that if Vad emerges as the starter, JT will transfer? Cause it seems to me like CPJ likes starting guys as RS JRs, Synjyn will be a RS JR, and when JT would be up he would be one as well.
And this is just one tiny facet of what we run and has nothing to do with recognizing stunts by the defense. It's plainly obvious to me why this offense takes A LONG TIME to master.
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