Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by tzanghi, May 5, 2021.
Not surprised. This is the new norm.
Knew this one was coming. Best of luck to him.
For the best. He has talent but would never see the field at LSU. Best of luck to him.
Surprise Surprise Surprise
TJ's Offensive Coordinator last year completed 45.2% of his carrer passing at LSU. TJ completed 57.1% of his passes, very close to Joe Burrow 57.8% under Ensminger 2018.
Hopefully, the young man can find a QB coach to help him out.
Wasn't Ensminger the "running QB" in ChollyMac's 2 QB system (David Woodley being the "passing QB")? Regardless, the standards of "accuracy" in the mid '70s were far from what they are today. The overall style of offense has to be considered, too. Witness, the top 100 single season passing percentages since 1956. Only 8 were accomplished before 2001. No question; Joe Brady's coaching and system had a profound effect on Burrow's leap in productivity (also note that his 2019 season is the only LSU entry in that top 100). Would be interesting to see the affect Brady could have had on Finley. I think he has the desire and work ethic to make the leap with the right coaching, as Burrow did.
Exactly, the game has evolved!
Fine with it, I think he may never get the decision making part down. It’s apparently difficult and I think the most important QB trait.
I agree decisiveness is the critical QB skill. To me, playing time is the best way to develop the skill, and its the only way to find out if a QB will ever acquire the skill. And I don't think its likely TJ will get that amount of playing time here. He's talented but he was given an opportunity and had issues and was then out performed by the next guy, Johnson. Football at this level is you have to make count when you get your shot.
I like him and I wish him well. I'd love to see him make it to the NFL one day. And his best chance at making that happen is somewhere else.