He is the best QB on the roster and it is not close. He needs time with the 1s to get comfortable. There is a lot of denial and sunk cost fallacy going on with DJ. I ask people to remember what 4 years of Logan Thomas did for the Va Tech program. I don’t want that to be us.
but he doesn't look ready yet. Also, it's not like the 1st string OL is some dominant group that's going to give Cade 5 seconds of clean pocket to survey the field. They haven't performed well this year either.
DJ was always the QB. Cade has not played meaningful snaps and at this point there has been no reason for him to do so. If DJ gets hurt, hopefully between Cade and Hunter, we will have a backup we can win with.
Well, Cade didn’t get equal reps. There really wasn’t a QB “battle” in camp, the starter was predetermined. DJ has improved, more so than I thought he would. However, we’ve scored 3 offensive TD’s in the first half in 3 games, two of which playing FCS opponents. One of those set up by a blocked punt putting the ball at the opponents 5. We had to go for that one on fourth down to score. Just hope when the bright lights come on and better opponents start using creative blitzes, he can adjust. I hope DJ doesn’t get dinged and we need Cade to win. Then, the lack of equal play or reps will bite us and it won’t be Cade’s fault. It’s all good until it’s not.
comes as “plug and play” as Deshaun Watson or Trevor Lawrence. In time, Cade will be the man and I’m certain he will surpass DJU sooner that many here think.
Lots of wishful thinking with DJ. I want to see a scatter plot of his throws that doesn’t utterly neglect the middle of the field and doesn’t consist of only 30/70 balls to the boundary or screen passes behind the line of scrimmage.
And as for mobility, well… not even worth discussing.
He the most talented QB on the roster. Looking back, it’ll be seen as missed opportunity not letting him work through his freshman happy feet issues against Furman and La tech to get him ready for NCState
At this point, DJ is clearly the starter. Couch QB’s seem to know more than the $10 million/year coach. Funny.
And the ones calling for Cade to play with the 1’s should remember Trevor played with the backups and won the job. They also need to remember only two true freshmen QBs have ever won a national championship and Trevor was one of them. Cade is a talented QB but Trevor was generational.
DJ should be the starter for now. Cade will eventually be the man. There's the leadership thing that people forget about. This team is behind DJ. If he struggles and Cade relieves him and has success then the team will get behind Cade. Cade is learning so much just watching from the sidelines right now. Hopefully he will get some more snaps in the coming weeks. From what little I've seen he's the most talented. He's confident in his ability and will take chances. Young talented quarterbacks are proned to making big mistakes. They also make big plays. Right now Clemson doesn't need big plays they just don't need big mistakes. That's the dilemma the coaches have to deal with for now. The coaches are hoping DJ can make the plays while trying to get Cade ready for the future.