Not sure if DJ is a NFL QB or not, but the available talent he had surrounding him last year (meaning healthy and on the field) was nowhere near the talent that was on the field with him in his limited duty as a Freshman. If (and that 2 letter word is big in this sentence) Shipley, Pace, Ngata, EJ, etc, all stay healthy for the most part of this season and DJ still looks like he did for all but about 1/2 a game last year, then we know it's not the talent (or lack thereof) around him that's the problem.
sailing passes 10 years over a receivers head's, or throwing screen passes at a RB's feet, or not recognizing a collapsing pocket until he's on the ground, or not able to go through progressions past the first option, or *always* making the wrong decision on a zone read. There's soooo much wrong that was all completely internal to DJ.
Yep. And I think our offense began to get better last season when we started executing more designed run and pass plays instead of RPO. Taking the decision-making process away from DJU seemed to allow him to conentrate a tad more on actually throwing the ball to his target. And having the RB stable working well helped.
But for a good portion of the year, he was surrounded by 4*s, for the most part. Significantly more 4*s than our opponent's QB had when they took the field; statement of fact in EVERY game but the opener-
An argument of that sort might be made against someone like Georgia, but there's no reason DJ should look like the worst QB in the ACC against pretty much any other team we played last season. I totally agree that the talent wasn't there from the previous season but act like the talent on the field was so bad the entire offense ceased to be able to do anything is a big stretch.