Do you remember the Houston game, specifically right after KP got injured?
It was like the momentum went right out of the team. You could almost feel the exasperated sigh. The defense crapped out. The coaches were lost. It took several minutes of play, several series, and lots of mistakes before things settled down. Oh, and we were down a lot.
I could just press repeat for the Texas game...multiplied by 3. I honestly think the defense refused to play with spirit. It was like after each interception they played worse.
Ok, let's keep going. When our head coach is choosing our quarterback because "he is a better runner" and benching the quarterback who is the "better passer," you have to think, WTF?
Are we describing a QB or RB. Don't you want ur QB to be an awesome passer unless he is freakishly gifted (like M.Vick). Are we expecting no pocket protection, just constant sacks. Further, I would not even place "running" second as a crucial QB skill. After good passer, I would put leadership skills, then scrambling in the pocket, then running the ball.
Now let's talk about KP, but first let me say I respect him as a student and athlete.
Looking at his numbers he has 11 TD's, 16 INT's, and 31 sacks. No more than 180 yards rushing in an entire season, but even that was 2.6 yards/attempt (68 runs), in 2009. In the following year ('10) it was 2.3 yards/attempt (110 yards on 48 carries).
Not exactly a wow factor, especially for his running. Consider that RB already has 130 yards rushing after less than 3 games.
Will CRN ever explain his fascination with KP? Favoritism? Or, as Bob Davie said a million times "some players practice well, others step-up during game time?