I really like this quote from Smart about Eason’s second-year development:
“I’m a big believer in completion percentage,” Smart said. “I think Jacob understands, and we’ve communicated throughout the spring, if he wants to change the win-loss record, we have to change the completion percentage and we have to allow him to make some easier throws, and he’s got to be more accurate doing so.” [Emphasis added.]
That’s not making excuses by pointing fingers at flawed player execution. That’s acknowledging that it’s the responsibility of two sides to make a player better.
Now, let’s see if both can contribute to that.