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In context, Josh Nunes performance.......

  • jupardell
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Posted: 10/01/2012 6:10 PM

In context, Josh Nunes performance....... 

Granted, the culprit of an anemic offensive performance is usually the quarterback. Well, who is else there to blame? The game plan against Washington was painfully predictable. However, I've evaluated the offensive performance and there was nothing I can pinpoint which would have indicated such a poor performance from Josh Nunes. The protection by the offensive line during pass plays wasn't perfect, but, for the greater part of the game, Nunes had plenty of time to complete passes which you would normally expect a quarterback to make. Either he doesn't have the ability to make simple plays, or he lacks the self-confidence to make them.
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Posted: 10/02/2012 8:09 AM

Re: In context, Josh Nunes performance....... 

The game plan was essentially the same as against USC.     USC couldn't stop the run, Washington  did.   Nunes completion percentages were about the same against both teams.
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Posted: 10/02/2012 9:37 AM

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You are getting perilously close to wearing out your welcome, between this nonsense and the genuflection to Condotta in another thread.

UW did not win last Thursday.  Stanford lost.  You deserved to win, but you were also lucky to win.  Everything had to break right for you, and everything had to break wrong for us.  Props for execution and diligence on UDub's part.

Completion percentage may have been the same, but Nunes made big throws in the 4th quarter against USC.  He missed virtually everything 'big' against UDub.  Here's the full comparison on Nunes' passing, which blows your point out of the water:

USC:  15/32, 2INTs, 2TDs, 215 yds, 11 passing first downs, no sacks
UDub:  19/37, 1INT, 1TD, 177 yds, 3 passing first downs, sacked twice for 13 yds

And, 6 of the completions went to Ertz for 106 yds.  Meaning Nunes' other 13 completions went for 71 yds.  Which will not win football games for anyone.

It's the number of passing first downs which is enormous within the context of Stanford's ball-control offense.  And while I'd like to compliment UDub on its pass defense, the truth is:  Nunes had plenty of time to throw, but in reviewing the game tape, it's clear he short-armed, ground-balled, and behind-ed receivers time after time, to the point where the receivers had to be thinking about making a move on the ball, and not simply making a move on the defender.

Bottom line, despite all that, Stanford stuffs the 4th and 1 (which would happen 60% of time) instead of UDub breaking it for a TD (which was a 5% or less event), and the game is over.

Last edited 10/02/2012 9:57 AM by mendicant98

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Posted: 10/03/2012 7:45 AM

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"UW did not win last Thursday.  Stanford lost."

and,  in the same paragraph:  "Props for execution and diligence on UDub's part."

Executing plays is part of "winning."
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Posted: 10/03/2012 9:05 AM

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necessary, but not sufficient.  as I made clear.  UDub executing perfectly, still loses if Stanford executes on a single additional play.
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