True. He's a good receiver. Somehow though, everyone seems to think that if we'd go to Blythe every play, we'd score every time. First off, that's just silly. Second, I'm not convinced that he's that guy anyway.
If you think a somewhat tall, moderately fast, average route running wideout can carry a D1 football team, then you don't understand D1 football.
Tonight he also faced off against a banged up secondary, which is well below average healthy. Awfully funny Georgia Tech had a TERRIBLE QB last year in Reggie Ball, no other big time WR playing along side Calvin Johnson and they found ways to pump him with catches. Granted, Blythe is no Calvin Johnson but the comparison is fair to a certain extent, given Todd's success in history. The last two weeks the coaches "seem" to be making more of an effort to get Todd touches, we'll just have to see how the next few games play out.
Listen. Blythe is decent, nothing more. If you think he can carry a team, you're wrong. He and Meyer are peas in a pod. Blythe may make it in the NFL and prove me wrong ... but I'll be very very surprised if that's the case.
Seriously, can we get off the "Get Blythe the Ball" topic? Just because he isn't getting the ball doesn't mean he's not helping the team. Typically he's got a double team on him, which helps open up other receivers underneath. If you only throw the ball to him, he'll be so well covered that the results will be meyer interceptions. Football is a team sport, and everyone out there can help/hurt us. (See special teams meltdown.) Blythe is a great receiver, and a good offensive weapon. Every team we play knows this... Do you really think he's open that often?
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