19.Oct.2016 McMaryion Situation
I feel like people hate this guy for some reason. Most fans seem to be hoping he fails this weekend so they can say, “See, told you he stinks.”
They also don’t seem to understand this guy was highly recruited.
When he has a good game (Civil War, Utah), it gets spun that he had a bad game. When he has a bad game, nobody seems to realize it’s because of drops or bad play calling (e.g. the screen vs San Jose State). It’s like the guy can’t win.
He literally has to go out and throw for 250-300 yards and beat Washington for anyone, including his coaches, to gain his respect. Meanwhile, everyone had respect for Garretson even though he wasn’t highly recruited and played in a lowly conference. Even now after 6 bad games people like Garretson over McMaryion, in general. They’re willing to make up excuses for Garretson (bad line, wind, drops etc), yet McM gets no benefit of the doubt with his many valid excuses, the least of which is that he gets throw into awful situations where he is likely to fail constantly. Why do these other QBs get a long leash and McM get the short leash? Where does this bias come from? His career numbers aren’t good, but stats do frequently lie or at least tell an incomplete story; given the situations he’s been put in it’s impossible to deduct from the stats. But he passes the eyeball test throwing every time.
Anyway, he gets another tough draw this weekend in Washington. I’m not convinced Washington is unbeatable and a powerhouse. They’re a good team, but Arizona stinks and they hung with them. If McM moves the ball and the D plays like they did last week, the Beavs will be in the game, at least for a half before they tire.