columbia wrote:The odd thing: whoever the hell the color guy was, kept pumping Tino's tires about his intelligence and maturity as a QB.
It was Mike Mayock from the NFL Network. When you look at it from a statistical perspective that's what you expect to see, intelligence and maturity. He's 15th in the country in QB rating. He's thrown two interceptions all season, none since the VT game (third game of the season). Nine yards per attempt. Completing almost 70% of his passes. On pace for over 3,100 yards.
Between the stats, the "coach's son" aspect that all color guys love to talk about, and that he makes a smart decision to throw the ball away once a game, you think you're dealing with a guy that has high football intelligence. Yea, he might not be the most talented QB in the world, but he's a guy that just "gets the game". Actually watching the games yields a completely different result.
His talent is non-existent. The offensive game plan has been marginalized to take no risks because his likelihood of failing is high. He switches to "Donovan McNabb huddle puke" mode anytime he's faced with a little bit of adversity. He's a complete punk who fails as a leader.
Tino has been fine this year in the sense that he hasn't cost Pitt any games, but he sure as hell isn't a QB who is going to win a game for you.
Edit: No come from behind victories in his three years as starting QB. Grow a pair you talentless prima donna.