I understand that Weeden is older than 2 of coach Rhoads' assistants, I know that he has baseball throwing arms, I know that he is the Brett Favre of QBs in Big 12.
He is OLD, at some point when the pressure is consistently on him he WILL make mistakes.
A 28 year old's body cannot be as relentless as our defense.
Age is good but age is also bad when you can be frustrated and consistently under pressure.
Iowa State defense has been better recently. A struggling Kansas team was not struggling that bad against us - in fact I thought several times throughout the game that they would win it. Hell I even had a nightmare about it. Our defense was strong when we needed them to be. Why am I saying this? Well, here's why:
We need to put pressure on grandpa Weeden. We need pressure on the receivers and keep the whole field in front of us. The running back does a good job at OSU but their running game is NOT the main reason why they are blowing past teams. It's Weeden and he cannot be as relentless.
I do not think the weather would matter a bit. We just need to play an LSU caliber defense against OSU. Come on Cyclones! Let's become bowl eligible tomorrow!!!
Just curious how old you are to think that 28 is old and the body is wearing down. 28 is PRIME!
I hate Aaron Rodgers, I don't think he's as great of a quarterback as much as he has great receivers that make him look good. He's good, but he isn't godly like his passer rating.
I disagree. That guy is always right on the money. He has a cannon. The best in the league at throwing on the run. He has good receivers for sure, but he makes them look good as well. He is insanely good.
Most NFL QBs hit their golden years around 28-29. If anything, he's better equipped to handle pressure than most college QBs from the extra years he's had to mature. He's probably also near his physical prime. He's 28, not 40. I don't think ISU's fearsome pass rush will give him any problems.
I am speaking from experience. I used to be good in volleyball and at age 30 I am barely average. Age gives you a ton of decision making experience but physically I would rather be young with good decision making ability than 28 with good decision making ability. Weeden is good because he doesn't get pressure. CPR said nobody breathes on the guy. We need to take him down EARLY and OFTEN.
We need to hit him right in his enlarged prostate!
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