Originally Posted by CoverTwo
Its not just understanding the playbook. Its understanding route running concepts and coverages, its knowing what spot to be on the field. Receiver in Coach Spurrier's offense isn't something you just hit the ground and run. It takes time, A LOT of time to get to a point where you play without thinking about where to go.
And HELL NO he wouldn't start at any of the 3 spots. Ace and Bruce have the starting X and Z spots locked down and Nick Jones will be the starting B with Kwinton Smith likely to get into a timeshare there. Shaw wouldn't play the B, he would likely be a Z and we have a logjam there.
If Connor Shaw is the 3rd best receiver on our team (which he is not), we have major issues.
Don't you think the QB knows the routes since he is the one throwing the ball to the spots on the field?
Yes, we have a major issue at WR, especially if Ace goes early this year.
You obviously don't think very highly of Shaw as an athlete. You do realize that our all leader at the WR position didn't play the position until he got to USC.