It's Time To Sit CJ Brown

Yesterday's loss looked close but it wasn't. WVU ran all over Maryland.  Nearly 700 yards of total offense? What's worse than calling that "embarrassing"? Humiliating? Yeah that's it.  It was humiliating.  From where I sit, I didn't see a defense that was ready for the offense they faced.  The Terps rushed 3 or 4 guys the entire game. It looked the same in the first quarter as it did in the fourth.  No adjustments were made.  How does that happen?  I haven't counted, but I'd bet that close to 400 of West Virginia's 700 yards came on wide receiver screens.

It's hard to not see the irony that wide receiver screens are exactly what Maryland should be doing with all it's wide receiver talent.  Of course, if you can't throw the ball down the field with any accuracy, those wide receiver screens won't work.  That's where CJ Brown comes in.  He is woefully inaccurate as a passer.  Yes, he can run and create plays with his feet, but the last I checked, there are 11 men on the field.  Some of those men are physically gifted athletes.  It's the quarterback's job to get the ball in the hands of those men.  CJ Brown cannot do that. He is either wildly overthrowing his man or ground-balling it to him. This point was hammered home when Caleb Rowe stepped in for a series at the end of the first half.  Rowe hit his receivers in stride.  He threaded the needle on that TD pass.

Of course, Randy Edsall sent him right to the bench.  Yes CJ ran 70 yards on the next possession but he can't get the rest of his teammates involved.  Rowe is not Peyton Manning but he's better at throwing the football the CJ Brown.  He needs to start.

Author: Jeremy | 9/14/2014 9:04:35 AM |

Maryland vs West Virginia

Nothing says Big Ten vs Big 12 like Maryland vs. West Virginia, eh?  Seriously, this venerable rivalry endures despite all the conference shifting underneath our feet and that is something to be happy about. As for the game, the Mountaineers are always a bellwether for our Terps.  A win and we are a good team.  A loss and we are average.  Today [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/13/2014 8:59:08 AM |

Maryland vs USF (Late)

No excuses but I will give you a few anyway.  I was in California all week and got in late last night and my parents are in town for my 40th birthday party this evening. The good news is the Terps are up 7-0.  Let's go boys. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/6/2014 2:08:36 PM |

Maryland vs James Madison

This is going to be a year of firsts for Maryland.  It starts today.  Maryland will take the field as a member of the Big Ten for the first time.  The Terps will play James Madison, an opponent they should roll.  That is of little importance because the college football season has started and that is a reason to rejoice. Maryland is on the upswi [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 8/29/2014 10:23:01 PM |

B1G Football Preview

I was asked by an Ohio State blog to participate in a roundtable of other bloggers about the upcoming football season.  Here are the results.  I've reprinted my answers below for your convenience.  I edited some answers in the wake of Braxton Miller going down. Who are the returning players that will need to step up for the team to have succ [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 8/27/2014 1:43:08 PM |

Trayvon Reed Is Gone

What..the..hell? Trayvon Reed's career at Maryland is over before it even begins. He was kicked off the team today. Based on the reports, it is hard to blame anyone but Trayvon for getting kicked off the basketball team. Apparently, he punched a cop over the theft of $5 worth of candy.  Let that one sink in.  It is inexcusable to steal and it [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 8/1/2014 8:28:18 PM |

Buy A Terp Shield, Support An Alumni Business

Folks, I'd like to introduce you to a Terp-run start-up called ShieldCo.  ShieldCo makes hand-crafted iron shields for homes, offices, rec rooms, etc.  You can find them here (www.shieldco.co) Here's a bit more info straight from the owners: ShieldCo is offering free shipping until 1AUG.  code GOTERPS14.  Here are some other unique things abo [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 7/23/2014 3:09:39 PM |

B1G Thread

The Terps are officially members of the B1G so I'm throwing up a discussion thread for it.  Come one come all and let us know your thoughts on our B1G move. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 6/16/2014 11:56:16 AM |

Maryland Terps Make Their First Sweet 16 -- In Baseball

It's hard to believe but the Maryland Terrapins baseball team is on a roll. Up until about 3 years ago, baseball at Maryland was basically a joke.  Historically, Shipley Field only existed as a roadblock for freshman in the Ellicott and Denton quads from getting to class.  Now, baseball is the biggest sensation on campus. Thanks to an impressive [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 6/2/2014 8:19:50 AM |

Richaud Pack Joins, Michal Cekovsky Signs, Charles Mitchell Leaves

Lots of news coming out of College Park.  Charles Mitchell is leaving to be closer to his ailing Grandmother. I wish him the best.  Regardless of the circumstances the optics are bad for Turgeon.  Yes, Mitchell's departure seemingly has nothing to do with Turgeon and is of a personal nature.  Yet, it's another kid who didn't work out. In isolat [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/22/2014 4:20:36 PM |
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