Hall of Fame
- Aug 15, 2011
I appreciate your perspective and think Shrader has shown that he can be an effective QB.He went through his progressions all game. I thought Shrader was great.
He was explicitly told to hand off in the read option game. He made one poor throw to Gadsen that should have been PI, and that pick was on Price, who ran the wrong route.
He’s not going to be the number 1 pick in the draft, but he’s a very effective collegiate QB who is probably under appreciated by this board.
He’s essentially the Scoop Jardine of a use QB’s to be honest.
However, I do think the criticism of his play at times yesterday is valid. Colgate will be lucky to win 3 games at three levels below SU. They’re bad.
There were a number of throws, specifically on the quick outs and bubble screens, that his timing, accuracy and velocity left a lot to be desired. There was one to Donovan Brown that would have left Brown in a lot of trouble against any decent competition.
He missed badly on the Gadsden seam/skinny post route, and also missed a bunch of check downs that would have given our skill position players (who I think are very good) a chance to break one. Instead, he chose to run - which is fine I guess. But I just don’t think he is an intuitive QB with instincts, or a very good reader of defenses.
Again, I am not the end all, be all, and I do think the ability is there - we have seen it. I just was expecting yesterday to be much better. For me, it left a lot to be desired, despite the score.