If Only Calvin Johnson Had A Better Ball

By Adam Caparell - September 30, 2006

Think of how dynamic Calvin Johnson would be if he had a real, legitimate quarterback throwing him the ball rather than Reggie Ball.

The Yellow Jackets QB is just too inconsistent and makes far too many mistakes that cost Tech time and time again. Ball has the most talented receiver in the nation, a guaranteed top 10 NFL draft pick, but he just can't avoid making ill-advised throws to Johnson and his other receivers to save them.

I was very surprised Georgia Tech opened up such a big lead on the Hokies, especially on the road, but look for that to change in the second half. This is VTech's first real challenge of the season, but I think they're going to rise to the occasion.

- JaMarcus Russell had himself a career day against lowly, lowly Mississippi State. 330 yards, a school record 14 consecutive completions, three TDs and no interceptions. If only Russell could put up a mistake free, precision passing game every game then LSU would be the de facto team to beat in the SEC – and possibly the country.

- Seriously, if we’ve learned anything over the past month of the season, if Tim Tebow is in at quarterback for the Gators, they’re going to run the ball. Stack the line! Others have said it before and many will say it going forward. But credit Alabama for giving Florida a game early on at The Swamp.

- Oregon’s offense is shredding the Arizona State defense. Dennis Dixon is off to a nice start and ASU hasn’t been able to pressure him much. Oregon is two quarters away from moving to 4-0 on the season. It seems as if the Sun Devils defense hasn’t really improved much after last year’s 29.9 ppg average. Barring some major comeback, and with USC coming up in two weeks, the writing is on the wall, ala Shea Hillenbrand: “This ship is sinking.”

Posted by Adam Caparell at 05:32 PM on September 30, 2006

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