I don't think this discussion was ever about having an all-league QB (at least that's not what i have read) but about needing a legit passing threat as Vim said above, to keep defenses honest.\technoCat wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:37 pmJeez how did this go from we aren't sure if we have that all-league QB to put us over the top to we don't know anything about anyone and our defense sucks?!!catsrback76 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:21 pmWe WILL have a far more developed passing attack from what we've had and that will be a great addition to our offensive attack!bobcat99 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:36 pmI completely agree that we need a passing element. I'm just not sold we have it.VimSince03 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:10 pmEvery "good" team we faced last year, we struggled with offensively...because we didn't have a passing threat. We still have a good offensive line and plenty of good running options. MSU needs a passing element.bobcat99 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:06 pmIt's hard to run the ball when you struggle to pass the ball, and your QB isn't much of a run option.codecat wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:45 amThat's the way I remember it too, essentially he couldn't get into a rhythm from the start because of the drops - which also aided greatly in 3 and out possessions. True too that both SDSU and NDSU you showed just how far our defense needs to go.RobertCats wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:53 amI'll admit I was assuming it was a "hostile" environment as I was not personally there so I have to take your word for it. All I was saying was that making your first start, on the road, was a top 5 team for their home opener in front of 15,000 fans is a lot different than making your first career start at home or on the road vs a PSU or UC Davis in front of 4,000 fans.iaafan wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:21 amAnd there weren’t 33 dropped passes. Did you mean 3? Rovig was 13-25-2, 164 yards and one TD vs. SDSU. Rovig is good, but I think he’ll throw some picks. Might be something you just have to live with and MSU may be able to counter them with its defense.The Butcher wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:30 amI was at that game; SDSU was NOT a hostile environment. I was actually a little surprised by game's atmosphere.RobertCats wrote: ↑Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:11 pmI only watched the game once as well, but I remember Rovig playing pretty good in his first career start, as a freshman, in one of the most hostile opposing environments in the FCS at SDSU. I remember a few mistakes (Ints and a fumble on a scramble) but what really sticks out in my mind were the 33 dropped passes off of pretty good throws.
I was exaggerating, it felt like 33! I only watched the game once but I remember at least 5 throws where the WR had his hands on it and did not make the catch, I think one WR himself had 3 drops. So 18-25 looks a lot better than 13-25. Basically, my point is that Rovig did not play as "bad" as some say he did against the Jacks, yeah we got our a$$ kicked but that was a total team effort and his final line wasn't even that bad. Could have actually been enough to win if we mustered more than 29 yards rushing on 23 attempts and the defense didn't get carved up for 512 yards.
I'm worried we'll light up bad teams and struggle with the good teams, offensively.
The D needs to prove they can consistently get to the edge and contain, pressure QB's all game, and get off the field on 3rd down. If the D can do that I have no fear of the Offense doing their job!
Defensively, the team i saw last year fell apart when opponents got both their passing and running games going (i.e. Weber, SDSU, and NDSU to name a couple off the top of my head).