What is the Problem?

Who is most at fault for the BG loss?

  • Offensive Line

    Votes: 5 4.6%
  • Quarterback

    Votes: 8 7.3%
  • WR and TE

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • RB's

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • D Line

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • LB's

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Secondary

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Coaching - Head Coach

    Votes: 25 22.9%
  • Coaching - Offense

    Votes: 69 63.3%
  • Coaching - Defense

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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kg21

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I don't think any of the QB's on our roster would've done better in the pure passing scenarios, today.

But Kramer, simply for his ability to open things up on the running game, I think has to be on the table to come into the game more, if we can't get the regular running game going.
Kramer can avoid a sack here and there and create an open throw. It also makes it harder for them to send everyone knowing he can move.

On the other hand, can Kramer throw it well, etc. He's a complete mystery.

This offense was brutal two weeks ago, and again today. Last week they were running all over Buffalo. I have zero confidence in Tanner moving the ball through the air right now.

This sucks! And again, I'm already in think about next year mode. I don't think we have a shot at the west this year.
 

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Then he shouldn’t be on the field.
He didn’t really read defenses two years ago and it worked fine. But he had wideouts who could just flat out out-compete the opponents for balls

In games when the run game isn’t working, MN will struggle to score with Morgan
 

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He didn’t really read defenses two years ago and it worked fine. But he had wideouts who could just flat out out-compete the opponents for balls

In games when the run game isn’t working, MN will struggle to score with Morgan
So, again he shouldn’t be on the field. A QB in the Big Ten who can’t read a defense. No excuse for that.
 




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If there is a backup who is better, no
How do we know? Annexstad was the starter before he got hurt and has not seen the field since except for a couple of snaps last week. Look at the Big Ten box scores today. There were a few teams who played more than one QB today.
 


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Can you walk us through some common examples of this?
Like on the last play they were running a 12-14 yard dig route and rather than throwing off of a defender he just tracked the wideout across the field and threw the ball directly to a defender. He was way late in his decision and the receiver had passed through the window already.

he is throwing off of somebody.

too many times he is either reading slow or not reading
 

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How do we know? Annexstad was the starter before he got hurt and has not seen the field since except for a couple of snaps last week. Look at the Big Ten box scores today. There were a few teams who played more than one QB today.
We don’t
 











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Like on the last play they were running a 12-14 yard dig route and rather than throwing off of a defender he just tracked the wideout across the field and threw the ball directly to a defender. He was way late in his decision and the receiver had passed through the window already.

he is throwing off of somebody.

too many times he is either reading slow or not reading

I‘ve seen him hold safeties with his eyes plenty of times. He’s thrown players open plenty of times. He’s checked down. No, he isn’t a perfect quarterback, and I wouldn’t expect him to be. The interceptions at the end were bad, desperate decisions. I’m sure he’s more upset with himself than we are with him.
 


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Not saying Sanford does a great job. Saying you can fire him and it’s going to look the same because it’s fleck.

Sanford doesn’t do much
You’re giving too much credit to Johnson and Bateman. If Ciarocca was here this offense would be much better. The game plan and play calling would be much better. Does Fleck call the plays?
 


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I‘ve seen him hold safeties with his eyes plenty of times. He’s thrown players open plenty of times. He’s checked down. No, he isn’t a perfect quarterback, and I wouldn’t expect him to be. The interceptions at the end were bad, desperate decisions. I’m sure he’s more upset with himself than we are with him.
I’m sure he’s frustrated as hell with the game plan and play calling. Look at him on the 4th down play up 3 at their own 25 in the first half. He’s never done anything like that before.

He’s frustrated just like us fans. He’s frustrated as hell with the play calling, the lack of rhythm, and the ridiculousness of how many times he has to look to the sideline and have the play clock almost run out. No rhythm what so ever.
 

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I agree that he is not going anywhere. I would also predict we are not either under him unfortunately. We are back to losing to mid-majors with a 4 year starter at QB. It would have been better to have Morgan play decent but had no run game so they could play the Mo injury card. This loss kinda exposes a lot of things that were excused last year due to covid. Given the trajectory of this year, I am not looking forward to next year when we will lose the line and have a new starter at QB.
Gophs may have a new QB starting this season.
 

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On the INT to end the game sure looked like he went through progressions from 9 to 14 to 22. Just not a great throw, forced it rather than taking the underneath man. I suppose he wanted to stop the clock with a first down. Bad decision, yep.
 

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On the INT to end the game sure looked like he went through progressions from 9 to 14 to 22. Just not a great throw, forced it rather than taking the underneath man. I suppose he wanted to stop the clock with a first down. Bad decision, yep.
Wideouts can’t get separation is another issue. There are a lot of problems right now. It’s not like firing the OC is going to fix all of them. It might fix one of them but I see like 6 issues.
 



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I‘ve seen him hold safeties with his eyes plenty of times. He’s thrown players open plenty of times. He’s checked down. No, he isn’t a perfect quarterback, and I wouldn’t expect him to be. The interceptions at the end were bad, desperate decisions. I’m sure he’s more upset with himself than we are with him.
This year?
 

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You lose to a team that bad and it's not one thing. They could have had awful QB play and won, they could have lost the battle in the trenches and won, they could have played terrible special teams and won, they could have made egregious mistakes coaching and won. The one thing they couldn't do was do all those things and still win.
 







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