The Weber game was well needed, especially for the offense.
Nate checked off the things he needed to work on - took care of the ball, was decisive in decision making, good accuracy, definitely has the arm strength. There are still things to work on, unquestionably - decision-making in the run game, putting some air under long balls - but even though it was against a FCS team, he accomplished what he needed to.
The foundation is set, the frame is up, the roof is covered, the walls are coming. Don’t call the interior decorator, yet.
We saw more receivers yesterday, guys that will need to step up: Money is…well… money. Mathews is making nobody wince at the comparisons to Covey, McClain and to a lesser extent King are showing they can be secondary targets. I wouldn’t sleep on Caldarella.
OL is looking deep, and should continue to get better. Clean up the execution, adjust to having a run threat at QB (release to avoid holds), progress in run blocking.
JJ is showing a LOT of leadership. I don’t know what his nagging issue is, but he’s shaken it off so many times we all kind of ignore it. Glover has a lot of wiggle and good acceleration, and Curry is back.
I’m confident the O can continue to take care of the ball, and keep progressing.
Nate won’t be perfect, but he shows the right mentality, has done everything right so far. When the time comes to really stretch his game and become the difference maker, I think he’ll be ready.