Just in case you haven't seen this. Also this is for those of you who are wondering how he does the things he does. It must come naturally because apparently he has been doing this for awhile. Just change the uniforms and the stadium and it's exactly what he has done to UNI and Iowa so far.
Several times this year, it has looked like Steele was going to run out of bounds or throw the ball away and he has found an open receiver at the last minute. He is always looking for a receiver that is open and is not a run first QB, but has the ability to run if no one is open.
Jantz seemed very smart in the Iowa game. He consistantly created time with his feet and made amazing passes. Very fortunate surprise. I have some high hopes for this season.
The thing that impressed me the most in the Iowa game was he didn't force anything...he created time with his feet but if something wasn't there he would tuck it and run or just get rid of it. He made good decisions all day which was very impressive after I thought he pressed quite a bit week one.
He is always looking for a receiver that is open and is not a run first QB, but has the ability to run if no one is open.
It's still early, but I've noticed that, too.
He seems to have no problem running it if necessary, but doesn't automatically do it even if he's in scramble mode.
Several times vs. Iowa I assumed he was going to run it (and had room to make a few yards) but stuck with the play. At least one of those ended up as a TD pass (possibly two -- one might've been the pass called back for holding). Another might've come on that thread-the-needle shot down the right sideline.
He looks fairly un-panicked, too, even getting pressure. Not prone to making ill-advised throws, yet not afraid to zing it (not playing it "too safe.")
It's helping that receivers are looking more sure-handed, too.
Again, there are many games ahead. Just seeing a few trends that are encouraging.
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