Patterson has a habit of talking up his opponents, but in Riley's case, I think
he's genuinely impressed with the problems a QB like Riley can present to a
defense that isn't nearly as strong as in years past.
I hope Riley does well against TCU. At least with Riley I know he will give it
his all. Unlike Heaps, he won't throw picks and watch them returned for TD's, he
won't fumble the ball and watch others go after it. Heaps has got to learn that
football is a man's game, and you have to be willing to get hit. I think to many
BYU practices with the yellow Jersey have softened Heaps. Perhaps soccer would
be a good alternative for Heaps.
A smart coach or simply a smart person should never take a competitor for
granted. You do at your own peril.
"He throws a catchable ball."Interesting comment. I
immediately thought of all those dropped passes from when Heaps was the starter
and wondered if Patterson was directly referencing that.
NC,Dropped passes? That, and the passes that were no where
TCU by at least 21.
"He throws a catchable ball"In other words Patterson has
been preparing for Heaps since week one, and has had to change his preparation
since Riley became the starter.
I think the "catchable ball" comment was a compliment to Nelson.
Heaps got all of the attention pre-season because of his "laser-like"
passes. (Unfortunately...as SoUtHapa mentions...many of those
"lasers" were nowhere near his receivers.)So maybe Patterson was
saying something like: "Nelson may not have the rocket arm, but his passes
are still okay and "catchable".
@ NevadaCoug | 5:15 p.m. Oct. 26, 2011Overton, NV From the
Reference to "catchable Ball" I took it that Patterson was noting the
good thing about Nelson's passing. His passes may wobble a bit, they may not be
lasers, but they are where the receiver can make a play and catch them.Completely agree with CBPapa's comments .
Patterson is a cagey coach. His defense will be more than ready for Nelson and
the boys. Now, we will see how much grit, and "push" this offense can
gut up for four solid quarters. How far have they come? Is this offense ready
to click like some on the team have been saying? Well, we shall see. There can
be no letdown at any time. The defense must play smart, heads up X and O's
football for us to have a great chance to win as well. Putting this game in the
win bracket, would more than make up for the loss to the Utes. Plus, it would
equal last years will total, and the season's not done!
Bronco will talk about execution and all that fuzzy stuff after the game.
Reality will be that TCU has 50 "athletes" on the team, and byu has
maybe 5. "Athletes" 40byu 10If byu wins
this game I won't post on a byu article the rest of the year.I made
the same statement before the Utah game. Need a reminder how that went?