For a lot of fans, is this thing going to turn around or is it going to keep going? Because I think Wisconsin right now in terms of the quarterback situation is a little bit, I don’t want to say stuck — because you want to play the highest rated quarterback to ever come to Wisconsin. So you’re going to play with him and ride through the ups and downs. In terms of the backup, Chase Wolf, is a kid that’s older and I think he has 12 pass attempts and three of them have been intercepted. It’s not really a situation where you can just turn to somebody else.
I think you’re going to ride with Graham Mertz. Last year he kind of tailed off and I was kind of called the Graham Mertz apologists at our site, because there was a lot of different factors in play. The offensive line was dealing with a ton of COVID last year, all of the big receivers and tight end Jake Ferguson were banged up, the play calling was somewhat suspect.
This year, play calling went back under Paul Chryst, the head coach, he’s of course, a former quarterback for Wisconsin — knows the position well so you expected him to take a step forward. And so far, I think you’ve seen a step back. I personally am not holding my breath that it’s got to turn around. You hope it does, but either way, I think they’re in a situation right now with what the quarterback room is that you’re going to ride it out for better or for worse through sickness and in health with the kid you’ve got.
The biggest thing is trying to get some confidence in him. I think when you look at his mechanics, his foot works all over the place. He seems like a one read quarterback right now. Those things are things you’ve got to progress beyond
It was early in his career, he was young, he had enough excuses, but now that the excuses have kind of gotten sour in a lot of people’s mouth that it’s time to either move forward or really start hopefully seeing something better. Or maybe the ship’s going down with the quarterback play.
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