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Old 11-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Has anyone else noticed that Shaw seems to have lost some confidence? Since he threw the pick a few weeks ago, he hasn't been slinging the ball like he was the first half of the season. Also, since he was injured at Tennessee on the scramble, he hasn't taken off running like he used to.

It could be injuries that's holding him back, but it looks like he's afraid to throw a pick, so he's overthrowing everything to make sure it's not, and afraid to run it and take a hit so he doesn't fumble.

On one play Saturday, the pocket was closing down around him and he took 2 steps and slid. It went for a 3 yard loss. Who slides 3 yards in the backfield? He might have still been sacked, but I have never seen a QB intentionally slide for a loss to avoid contact.

Is anyone else seeing this, or am I way off here? I think somebody needs to get in his ear.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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He's hurt, simple as that. Not a confidence issue
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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Personally, I think Shaw and MD28 being banged up has completely thrown our offense out of sync. Hopefully these guys can get healed up over the next week or two, but playing through injuries will almost always cut back on production.
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It's not a confidence issue
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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Default Re: Shaw's Lack Of Confidence

I dont know if he's lost some confidence. But he has definitely lost his speed. Also, someone needs to teach him how to run the option. He needs to sell the idea that he may run with the ball. He pitches it to the back way too early and the play goes nowhere.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
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Default Re: Shaw's Lack Of Confidence

I think there is no question that his injuries have affected his confidence in a way. Just as we said with RG3 that the only way he'd trust his leg again was to get out there each and every play, Connor needs to do the same thing. As I said after the Mizzou comeback, I will never doubt this team again as long as Connor wears the Garnet and Black. Yes, I was frustrated as all get out on Saturday, but I didn't doubt them.

His passes were sailing Saturday night. I saw someone say it had to do with the full moon and the extra pull. That's my story as well :).
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #7
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Default Re: Shaw's Lack Of Confidence

He is a little gimp and it affects everything he does as a QB. Regardless, WIN ANYWAY is all he has done. He will be close to 100% for Clemsux. He does not fear turning the ball over but he has always been a guy that leans a little more conservative with his throws.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:09 PM   #8
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Default Re: Shaw's Lack Of Confidence

In the way that being injured affects your confidence, I agree. His throws were mostly off-target and somewhat errant acftually, which is completely odd for him this year...he looks like Shaw '12 to me, which isn't good...

We NEED a win over Clemson for this year to be a moderate success, imho bc of the Tennessee fubar.

Regardless if we go to Atlanta or not, we need some credibility instead of being perceived as "backing into" the championship game.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #9
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Default Re: Shaw's Lack Of Confidence

I have noticed that his running is only average or slightly above right now. He will fall to the turf before challenging a defense for more yards. Maybe he is trying to avoid doing too much which is arguably how he has gotten dinged up this season. He is now only about 50% accurate with his passes and tends to overthrow much more often then before the knee strain at UT.
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I don't think he has lost any confidence at all. I just think he has some nagging injuries that hinder his running game. Shaw is a run first, pass second QB. Since he hurt his knee it has been obvious that he is trying to become a pass first, run second QB. When he came in for the mizzou game he actually surprised me with his pass first attitude.
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I think it's a combination of both.
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Something's not right....dude has been very accurate...suddenly he's not?
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:30 PM   #13
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No.

He's hurt.

Florida has a good defense.
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Has anyone else noticed that Shaw seems to have lost some confidence?
Either that or for some reason he has become a lot more timid. He has never had great confidence in his ability to pass the ball, but he has been doing much better this season. After Mizzou, he should be on cloud nine...but he isn't. He was misreading receiver routes out there too Sat night.

I know he has been injured...that he is injured...and with these injuries and only 4 games remaining, he'll finish his career here injured, so we can just list "he is injured" as a given.

I wonder if this has anything to do with his only starting one or two years at QB in hs and that he just doesn't have the foundation/experience to lean on?
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November Connor is clearly slower than September Connor. He's getting run down from behind when at the start of the year he was leaving people in the dust. I don't think he's lost confidence, I think he's a badass for playing through an injury at such a high level (most games).
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This is what's happening. Those are the 2 that make us go on Offense and Mike is a little worn down.

Shaw is no where near 100%. His knee is hurting and running is a large part of our Offense. He scrambles for a lot of 1st downs and he is not a threat to keep it on the zone read option.
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Against mizz he wore a glove on his throwing hand, he threw as good as I have seen him throw the ball, I think he should wear the glove as he seems to have more pop on the ball with the glove or is it just me?
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Any way we play Dylan and Wilds/Carson this weekend to let Shaw and Davis rest up?
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This is what's happening. Those are the 2 that make us go on Offense and Mike is a little worn down.

Shaw is no where near 100%. His knee is hurting and running is a large part of our Offense. He scrambles for a lot of 1st downs and he is not a threat to keep it on the zone read option.
Yes sir. They are the playmakers and they are both unable to perform like they want to. MD's knee is what I think is bothering him. I know he took a beating during the 3 game road trip and it's taking it's toll on his ability to produce. Shaw has been battling injuries nearly all year. it's catching up to him. When the shoulder was hurt, he could make up for it with his legs, now with his knee hurt, he's a field general that needs to make smart decisions based on his ability to make a play. Basically, he needs to hand it off or throw a safe pass until he's closer to 100%. I doubt either one of them will be 100% until Bowl week.

I know Shaw will get the start this week to get the win, but the sooner him and MD are out of the game this week, the better chances they have of being healthy against klemtek. And we have to plan on playing in ATL.
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Has anyone else noticed that Shaw seems to have lost some confidence? Since he threw the pick a few weeks ago, he hasn't been slinging the ball like he was the first half of the season. Also, since he was injured at Tennessee on the scramble, he hasn't taken off running like he used to.

It could be injuries that's holding him back, but it looks like he's afraid to throw a pick, so he's overthrowing everything to make sure it's not, and afraid to run it and take a hit so he doesn't fumble.

On one play Saturday, the pocket was closing down around him and he took 2 steps and slid. It went for a 3 yard loss. Who slides 3 yards in the backfield? He might have still been sacked, but I have never seen a QB intentionally slide for a loss to avoid contact.

Is anyone else seeing this, or am I way off here? I think somebody needs to get in his ear.
This thread makes me have a lack of confidence in Cack.

Is he posting hurt? He seems to be over analyzing some things. This happens with some people after rampant alcohol abuse.

Is anyone else seeing this? Someone should get in his ear. He needs to step up his game.
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