28.Oct.2013 Did Sean Mannion Play Well?
The numbers look decent, but only 6.6 yards per completion.
My two issues are he missed Cooks on a wide open TD. Easy throw.
And then forcing the ball into double coverage on the last play. He had Mullaney wide open behind cummings. If you watch the coverage before the snap, the left back of the end zone was wide open. Mullaney ran a post right into that area, and would have had the score (I don’t have access to any replay, so that’s from memory).
Point being, I think any of the truly great, clutch QBs (Kellen Moore is probably the best I ever saw) would make those plays, would win the game…Mannion managed the game, and blew the two chances he had to win it. I don’t consider the fact he threw 57 times without an interception some kind of moral victory. Especially when the yards per completion were only 6.6. He played average, at best, and I think if he were on the Ducks you’d all admit that.