Discussion in 'On The Field' started by OrangeShogun, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. OrangeShogun

    OrangeShogun 500+ Posts

    With Sam's departure, I question if there is any. Maybe Casey Thompson, though it's difficult to lead a team from the bench. This may be the most important reason to make CT the starting QB.
  2. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    We haven't had "leadership" on the team since David Thomas & Casey Studdard went to the NFL.
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  3. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 250+ Posts

    I agree. The team seemed unaware of what they were walking into tonight. Saw the difference CT made on the offense when he entered the game. We need a leader like that, on the field, in all three phases.
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  4. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Sam is gone.... this team is searching for it's soul IMO. Not sure who the leaders really are. Card and Thompson may be by default because they are the QB's, but they don't appear to be very verbal that I can tell.

    Card has an arm, but he was off vs arky. Some of that was hogs pressure and poor OL blocking. He was running for his life at times. Missed several long throws that could have been TD's.

    Thompson came in and brought a spark as was stated, maybe some passion and he brought some determination that I did not see in Card tonight. He lead the Horns to 2 TD's.

    I think CT should start next week.
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  5. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    In reality, Card wasn't getting it done as was apparent at least early in the 2nd Qtr. I thought we would see Thompson starting the 3rd qtr, but Card continued through the 3rd. By the fourth, it was too late. Maybe we see Thompson start against Rice next week, at least I hope so.
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  6. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    Good points, and I agree. Card was slow on the execution of his reads and passes from what I saw. His passes seem to have too much ark to them and not as fast or direct. Might be just a perception on my part. Thompson might not be as accurate but seems to have a quicker release. As far as running the ball, Thompson is fast and has quicker moves. When passing, he moves through his progression quickly and has a better feel for the rush. He is the better runner as we saw on his two runs on TDs. Just my thoughts.
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  7. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Shouldn't be so focused on just the QB position. Team needs leaders for sure but doesn't always have to be the QB as the primary leader.
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  8. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Agree Rain
    Someone should have stepped up on Defense.
    No one did
  9. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    Who is the leader of the Defensive unit?
  10. OrangeShogun

    OrangeShogun 500+ Posts

    Overshown and Thompson are upper classmen, but after they openly expressed their opinions re: The University of Texas, if you truly loved all things UT Longhorn, would you follow them? Maybe Coburn or Jamison can/will step up.
  11. EMJ426

    EMJ426 100+ Posts

    I would think if Casey wanted to separate in some area from Card, he would take up the Leadership role.
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  12. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 2,500+ Posts

    Alright CT starting.
    Maybe the team will play inspired behind Thompson.
    I am hoping for inspire leadership and playmaking from Thompson much like he did in the Colorado game.
    Open up the Playbook coach!
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  13. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    He did from the sidelines Saturday night. We'll see how that translates to the field.
  14. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    It should be said that Anthony Cook appeared to have a good game. Been a while since that could be said.
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  15. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Leading by example is only half (if that much) of being a leader. A good guy "in the locker room" doesn't necessarily lead to a good leader. A good leader holds people accountable for their actions. No one appeared to say anything when Texas "walked back to the bench" after halftime which equals no leadership. If Sark can stay onboard for 3 to 4 years hopefully he will have recruited enough leaders to take care of the leadership issue.
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