- Aug 25, 2022
I think the best he ever threw was the opener vs Louisville last season. He was still sharp at UConn. He was never at that level this season. Remember he was on a "pitch count". And after about 4 or 5 games this year, he said in an interview about his arm that this "was the new normal".Let me rephrase. I'm not suggesting that arm strength isn't somewhat of a minor issue, given the incredibly poor timing of when he got cleared just at the beginning of preseason camp.
To clarify, what I'm saying is that there's something off that has goes way beyond his arm or the surgery. He hasn't been the same player since he took that big hit early against Clemson.
He clearly has stopped taking risks since the big hit early in the Clemson game. You know, the non-targeting targeting. Clemson's game plan was to take him out of the game.
One other thing... Garrett has said a few times that he has a girl friend now. Football may not be the most important thing to him any more...