Sextus Empiricus

November 5th, 2012 at 12:59 AM ^

The problem with that idea is DR earned his spot at QB.  He came here to play QB, he stayed here to play QB (about as huge a coup for Hoke as any recruit to date - given the timing) and he did the work where others balked - he bought in and led.  Both DG and DR are standup guys, but DR prior to Borges was on pace to historical records (and still is for some.)  You can't switch a guy to WR when he's potentially the best rushing QB the game has ever seen...ever.

Clearly DG is a better fit for Borges - but that is more a statement of the problem IMO as it is an interesting question.

Your comment does make me wonder (as does Bellomy's ability to chase down P.J. Smith at the 4 yard line saving a TD - keeping the game within reach late  (that showed character and speed - the guy can play))...  whether Bellomy could have switched to WR...he certainly wouldn't have hurt the production of the unit as whole.  I think he could play over others seeing time on the field.  

To say DG is a better fit at QB ultimately just says to me that Borges is a one way street.  You win with people.  I think Hoke understands that well and is getting the most from his staff and the players he prepares in practice.  I also think he'd admit  the DG to WR move was wrong in hindsight but that's just not what good coaches do.   

 

MGlobules

November 5th, 2012 at 8:04 AM ^

Think about how that would go down with the team. Bellomy himself would never live it down. The truth would leak. May be minor, but he's got some injury.