Here’s the end result with Calvin Johnson: He’s a great athlete, and he’ll make some amazing catches Saturday and throughout season, but overall he’s not that much of a threat. Why?
Because his QB sucks.
All we hear from Tech fans all day every day is CJ, CJ, CJ. And the response has always been “CJ can’t throw it to himself”, and there’s the rub. CJ is a great talent and certainly a first round NFL prospect, but in the end RB is a 50% passer, and you can’t carry an offense on a WR’s shoulders if you can’t get him the ball.
And the little bees buzzing around may want to take a quick look at reality in the form of some stats, to see where their ‘superstar’ really stacks up. Ignoring the rest of the NCAA CFB world, let’s just look at CJ compared to ND’s top receiver:
|Team’s receiving yards (’05)||38%||32%|
Now even if you ignore the fact that the Shark had 23 more catches, almost 400 more yards and outscored the lad by 9 touchdowns, the yards-per-catch stat is almost equal.
End result? I’m not afraid of a ‘great’ WR when we have 1, if not 2, that are clearly superior – especially when ours comes with a Heisman candidate QB and theirs comes with a 50% hack-job of a signal caller.
And don’t give me the Defense argument, you friggin’ bees. I maintain we’ll be much improved, but even if we suck it won’t be any worse than your collection of sorry first-time DB’s.