Can Jim Chaney coach quarterbacks?

Behold the career passer ratings of one Nathan Peterman:

  • 2013:  42.53
  • 2014:  70.58
  • 2015:  141.06

Peterman’s 2013 start against Florida (passer rating:  3.82) was one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen from an SEC quarterback.  You could make an argument that his relief stint against Georgia in 2014 cost Tennessee the game.  Yet this year as Pittsburgh’s starter, he’s managed a remarkably consistent season.

So, yeah, I’d say so.  And that’s even before you begin tossing out Drew Brees’ name.

 

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29 responses to “Can Jim Chaney coach quarterbacks?

  1. mg4life0331

    I’ll take it. I have faith in whoever gets hired until they prove me otherwise.

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    • PatinDC

      same here. Waiting for Gday to see what it looks like

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      • Macallanlover

        Interesting you mention this. Was cleaning some things off the DVR this past week and watched most of the G Day game. There was no indication in that “vanilla” scrimmage that would prepare us for the most inept offense I have seen in Athens since Vince was on the sidelines in Sanford. The blocking looked crisp, running game was solid (even with Chubb and Michel neutered), and the passing game looked sharp on short, and long passes.

        What happened? Only JSW and Park was missing from the offense for September. Did we change something afterwards (blocking scheme, play calling strategy, imported QB, communication language, etc.) that could have caused such a falloff? Outside of ULM, Southerm, and SC, what could have had that kind of impact so quickly? Very strange seeing the difference from just four months earlier.

        The QB play will be better because of what Pittman can do as much/more than Chaney, imo. But it will still be more about the jimmy and joes he has to work with, imo, and it may take 2-3 years to get close to where we need to be.

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  2. Chuck

    Hopefully, Eason knows all this.
    Of course, even if he doesn’t, maybe Brice can be saved.
    I am also beginning to wonder if the presence of Schotty was a contributing factor in the departure of Park and Bauta.

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    • A10Penny

      I wouldn’t read that much into the Park and Bauta departures. Rather I attribute it to the new norm in CFB of QBs transferring. The trend has accelerated in recent years and will probably continue to do so. Park was #3 on the depth chart before Lambert came in, not to mention Eason and Hockman committed. And Bauta left after CMR was fired if I’m not mistaken and it was safe to assume that Shotty wouldn’t have been back.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Making Brice Ramsey a decent qb would be the best chicken shit to chicken salad job I’ve seen in decades.

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      • Chuck

        I don’t know about that. The guy has talent. But it was clearly incomplete, and Schotty wasn’t going to fix it and apparently he knew that much.

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      • Jared S.

        From everything we’ve heard it seems Ramsey has work-ethic deficiencies, not talent deficiencies. I’d rather try to fix the latter than the former.

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  3. No Bluto, he’s fat, and can’t hold a job. This is a disaster! Loud noises!!!!!!!

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    • Let me have men about me that are fat,
      Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look,
      He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.

      Caesar was right. Kirby seems to be a student of Shakespeare.

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      • 69Dawg

        +1000 Kirby probably thinks Shakespeare is a brand of fishing equipment.

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      • Hogbody Spradlin

        Nice work, Gurkha. Is that handle because of your favorite smoke?

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        • I do enjoy that fine smoke on occasion. However my handle comes from the respect I have for The Royal Gurkha Rifles, some of whom I met while in the service. Finest soldiers in the world.

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          • “Dipprasad Pun, CGC (Nepali: दिपप्रसाद पुन) is a Nepalese sergeant of the Royal Gurkha Rifles who was decorated with the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for an act of bravery during the War in Afghanistan on the night of 17 September 2010.[1] Pun, then an Acting Sergeant, single-handedly defeated 12 to 30 Taliban insurgents who were storming his control post near Babaji in Helmand province.[2]

            Immediately prior to the engagement, Pun, who was with the 1st Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles, was on sentry duty at a checkpoint guarding his unit’s compound. Taliban fighters, planting bombs near the compound gate under the cover of darkness, suddenly surrounded and attacked his post with AK-47s and RPGs. Corporal Pun, alone and believing he was about to die, decided to kill as many of the enemy as possible.[2] During the engagement he reportedly spent all his ammunition, more than 400 rounds; used 17 hand grenades and a Claymore mine before battering the last fighter with the tripod of his machine gun. Two Taliban were still attacking his post when he set off the Claymore mine.[2]

            Upon receiving the award, Pun said that he had no choice but to fight; the reason being that the Taliban had surrounded his checkpoint, and that he was alone. During the engagement, Pun saved the lives of three of his comrades and prevented his post from being overrun. His actions are cited as “the bravest seen in his battalion during two hard tours”.[3][4][5][6]

            Pun originally is from Bima in western Nepal, and lives with his wife Shobha in Ashford.[2] His grandfather, Tul Bahadur Pun, was a recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II and his father and brother all served with the Gurkhas.”

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    • PatinDC

      Why stir the pot? lets wait and see what happens?

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  4. JLord24

    43 combined attempts in ’13 and ’14. 293 attempts in ’15. Maybe all he needed was someone to stick with him? FWIW Chaney is a very good hire. Not sure he is the gold standard for QB development, but good at putting the puzzle together.

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  5. W Cobb Dawg

    I find it odd and ironic we’re hiring guys from programs that haven’t had anywhere near the success CMR & Co had. I mean, Chaney (30 years) & Pittman (20 years) have been around a long time. There’s a lot of mediocrity and job-hopping in those resumes. Hope I’m wrong and we haven’t hitched our wagon to a couple fat losers.

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    • dawgtired

      I can appreciate your concern for hiring “less-than-exciting” coaches but there has to be something that Smart knows/sees in these guys. I can’t imagine he would just throw caution to the wind when it’s his big chance at a HC job. Maybe we are hiring a good combination of seemingly mediocre coaches that when all pieced together under the right leadership becomes a force to reckon with…maybe…

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      • jntiii

        Seems like Saban has a history of taking a chance on guys and relying on his own ability to make a cohesive staff out of it. McElwain gave a lot of credit to Saban for “taking a chance on a kid from Montana” in his comments leading up to the SECC. Perhaps Kirby is confident in his own ability to mold and get the best from his coaches too.

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  6. Russ

    Lambert was 143.7 for this year.

    So, yeah…

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    • Jared S.

      Yeah. I take passer ratings with a 12-pound grain of salt. When it comes to on-field performance I just wanna know how many big games has a QB won, and can he be consistent enough to get his team into a conference Championship?

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