Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Back in the late nineties when Vinny Testaverde was throwing interception after interception while Chad Pennington sat watching with a clipboard, I had a philosophy. My philosophy was that if Chad could not start over Testaverde than in all likelihood the former 1st round pick wasn't all that great. In the end it could be argued that I was wrong given the success that Chad has had since, but I still think this philosophy holds in many circumstances. If you can't start over someone that flat out isn't good, than in all likelihood you are either ludicrously unready to play, or you just aren't that good yourself.
In the past few days there has been an uproar in Ann Arbor that Rich Rodriguez just might play all three quarterbacks in the opener. In reality he was simply saying he really doesn't know who's going to start. The problem is that the fact Rodriguez has yet to rule out Nick Sheridan makes me wonder about freshman recruits Denard Robinson and Tate Forcier. What we know from one year of the Sheridan experience is that he's a very very bad quarterback and that with him the team loses ample amount of football games. So why has one of the highly touted recruits yet to supplant him?
If in two weeks Nick Sheridan takes the opening snaps I will be worried. In the back of my mind I will be thinking, are Forcier or Rbinson any good. And then when I see Sheridan throw a slant route 3 yards behind the slot receiver I will be 100% convinced that they are terrible. So here's hoping that none of the above happens and that it's either Robinson or Forcier taking that first snap.