J.T. Daniels had all day to throw at Mater Dei, not the case at USC

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  2. Lucas

    Lucas Points Member


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    Nov 9, 2018 at 8:15 AM
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    Seems J.T. Daniels arm strength has regressed under Helton...looks like he had more zip on the ball in high school.

    Could be a lack of proper strength & conditioning along with soft practices where intensity is non-existent.
     
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    Nov 9, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    When he underthrows, it’s more about technique and timing rather than strength. The games against Stanford and Texas where he got hit quite a few times, has made him not step into his throws as much as he needs to. Plus chemistry was a problem early on. He’ll be just fine in the next two years. However, I would like to see a more dynamic offense than what Tee offered. Let’s see what Clay is made of.
     
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    Nov 9, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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    JT has not been a particularly good fit for this offense so far. He has looked like a scared freshman more times than not. I would rather he started the year as the backup and had a chance to ease into the role.

    It does appear Helton has at least realized Daniels was being asked to do to much. HCCH seemed to be gauging him much more closely in the OSU game than Tee Martin previously did. It seemed like Clay was stepping on the gas and then throttling back when things were not clicking. Which is at least a good start.
     
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    Nov 9, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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    The Trojans offensive line needs a whole lot of work before you see a "more dynamic" anything.
     
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    Nov 9, 2018 at 8:36 AM
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    Helton threw J.T. into the fire without a decent offensive line...that is pure stupidity at the highest level.
     
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    Nov 9, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    Daniels can make all the throws, which is why he won the job in a fair competition. What's a coach suppose to say? Well, young man, you won the starting job but we're gonna sit you? Let's be real about that. Daniels started out distributing the ball but that went away and the dominant running game reliant upon a solid O-line were both no-shows that made everything worse. The offense became the upchuck creature we've seen unfold because of an addiction to low-percentage deep balls thrown too many times.

    Get back to distributing the ball around and rein in Daniels propensity to force the big play. The big plays will come. But as we all know, it starts from the interior out for the offense and being tough and strong up the middle on defense. Helton's play calling was better than Tee's, that was clear. Now let's see if USC can put together two in a row with aggressive defense and sensible play calling.
     
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    Nov 9, 2018 at 11:31 AM
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    Most people are probably seeing it with a more rational viewpoint. But I do agree that it was a mistake to make him the starter at the beginning of the season and that Helton seems to have succumbed to the pressure of the masses -- which surprised me because he is usually so good at turning a deaf ear to random fan opinion.
     

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