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Who is the Huskies' Starting Quarterback this Week?
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It should be Childers. He played much better than Santa against the same competition and same conditions. He is the best runner and his passing was good enough and should get much better with experience. The run game with Huff and Childers should be good enough to win the MAC games if the defense continues to dominate.
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(10-11-2017 12:15 PM)badmoonrising13 Wrote:  It should be Childers. He played much better than Santa against the same competition and same conditions. He is the best runner and his passing was good enough and should get much better with experience. The run game with Huff and Childers should be good enough to win the MAC games if the defense continues to dominate.
It was very windy, so it's hard to get a gauge who is the best QB on a normal day. They can win MAC games with Santa as QB also. The running game will get you through the easy MAC games, but you need to make the defense honest with a good balance of downfield throws. Santa has to learn when to throw it away or tuck it and run.
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It should be "Who will be the quarterback that gets the most snaps?"
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(10-11-2017 12:34 PM)huskie1stdown Wrote:  It should be "Who will be the quarterback that gets the most snaps?"

+1 bc I am fairly certain we will see at least two QBs, pending on when the first pic comes.
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I think that Childers will start and get the majority of the snaps because NIU needs to run the ball, chew clock and limit Buffalo' s possesions.
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(10-11-2017 12:58 PM)bikechuck Wrote:  I think that Childers will start and get the majority of the snaps because NIU needs to run the ball, chew clock and limit Buffalo' s possesions.

I agree that would be a good strategy.
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Santa should start. If the running backs get going they won’t need to use Childers unless Santa is still gifting footballs to the other team.
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Santa starts, Childers gets a couple of series (or more if Santa's not getting it done) and Graham gets one series to start working the rust off.
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I'd love to see a trick play with both Santa and Childers at QB. Hand off to Beebe on a jet sweep, with Beebe passing the ball to a WR or TE.

Do the double QB one more time with Santa passing to Childers, or vice versa.

Gotta do what the D does not expect.
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(10-11-2017 01:49 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  Santa starts, Childers gets a couple of series (or more if Santa's not getting it done) and Graham gets one series to start working the rust off.

This would be the most logical approach; I doubt it happens. Childers will start and Santa will see limited if any time. Carey much prefers the conservative approach. With our MAC schedule, and the way the defense is playing, he will likely be rewarded. If we win, this will be the line up for the rest of the season. Carey will be far more patient with Childers than he was with Santa. Beebe being back will be a huge plus; Santa had only 2 quarters with Beebe; Childers will greatly benefit from our best receiver being back in the lineup.
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Agreed. Santa will start and Childers will get some series. Seems like the series with Childers may have replaced the wildcat with Mister package.
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(10-11-2017 02:20 PM)Djud Wrote:  04-rock
(10-11-2017 01:49 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  Santa starts, Childers gets a couple of series (or more if Santa's not getting it done) and Graham gets one series to start working the rust off.

This would be the most logical approach; I doubt it happens. Childers will start and Santa will see limited if any time. Carey much prefers the conservative approach. With our MAC schedule, and the way the defense is playing, he will likely be rewarded. If we win, this will be the line up for the rest of the season. Carey will be far more patient with Childers than he was with Santa. Beebe being back will be a huge plus; Santa had only 2 quarters with Beebe; Childers will greatly benefit from our best receiver being back in the lineup.

As I have said, I am OK with either Santa or Childers starting and getting most of the playing time.

I still like the idea of Santa running the whole offense, including the read option and designed QB running. Santa has the best deep ball, and with the defense having to play Huff and Santa running that should loosen up the passing lanes for Santa with the deep and medium routes. I think this makes the O the best for scoring more points than any other option and has the potential to limit picks. Childers would then get some series, sort of like Lynch in Harnish’s senior year.

Childers starting and getting most of the playing time makes sense in terms of a heavy run O and keeping Buffalo’s O off the field. So long as a Childers run O moves the chains and scores enough points, that keeps our D fresh and we look very good with our D holding Buffalo down. If Carey goes with Childers and we win, I think you are right; Childers will be the starter, as that plays into Carey’s conservative approach of letting the D carry us while the O scores enough and limits mistakes.

I’m not sure Carey will be more patient with Childers; he continually emphasizes limiting mistakes from the QB position, and he made the point of noting he discussed turnovers with Childers after the Kent State game, and he had plenty to say to Childers when he came off the field after his pick.
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(10-11-2017 03:20 PM)NILAW Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 02:20 PM)Djud Wrote:  04-rock
(10-11-2017 01:49 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  Santa starts, Childers gets a couple of series (or more if Santa's not getting it done) and Graham gets one series to start working the rust off.

This would be the most logical approach; I doubt it happens. Childers will start and Santa will see limited if any time. Carey much prefers the conservative approach. With our MAC schedule, and the way the defense is playing, he will likely be rewarded. If we win, this will be the line up for the rest of the season. Carey will be far more patient with Childers than he was with Santa. Beebe being back will be a huge plus; Santa had only 2 quarters with Beebe; Childers will greatly benefit from our best receiver being back in the lineup.

As I have said, I am OK with either Santa or Childers starting and getting most of the playing time.

I still like the idea of Santa running the whole offense, including the read option and designed QB running. Santa has the best deep ball, and with the defense having to play Huff and Santa running that should loosen up the passing lanes for Santa with the deep and medium routes. I think this makes the O the best for scoring more points than any other option and has the potential to limit picks. Childers would then get some series, sort of like Lynch in Harnish’s senior year.

Childers starting and getting most of the playing time makes sense in terms of a heavy run O and keeping Buffalo’s O off the field. So long as a Childers run O moves the chains and scores enough points, that keeps our D fresh and we look very good with our D holding Buffalo down. If Carey goes with Childers and we win, I think you are right; Childers will be the starter, as that plays into Carey’s conservative approach of letting the D carry us while the O scores enough and limits mistakes.

I’m not sure Carey will be more patient with Childers; he continually emphasizes limiting mistakes from the QB position, and he made the point of noting he discussed turnovers with Childers after the Kent State game, and he had plenty to say to Childers when he came off the field after his pick.
Solid post; it will be interesting. If it is Santa, Childers needs to be ready, because he will be likely to be used situationally, or if Santa struggles. If it is Childers, that is a major statement to Santa. At that point Carey is saying to Santa, I seen the good and the not so good, and I am going with the guy who gives me the best chance to win...and it's not you.
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(10-11-2017 03:27 PM)Djud Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 03:20 PM)NILAW Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 02:20 PM)Djud Wrote:  04-rock
(10-11-2017 01:49 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  Santa starts, Childers gets a couple of series (or more if Santa's not getting it done) and Graham gets one series to start working the rust off.

This would be the most logical approach; I doubt it happens. Childers will start and Santa will see limited if any time. Carey much prefers the conservative approach. With our MAC schedule, and the way the defense is playing, he will likely be rewarded. If we win, this will be the line up for the rest of the season. Carey will be far more patient with Childers than he was with Santa. Beebe being back will be a huge plus; Santa had only 2 quarters with Beebe; Childers will greatly benefit from our best receiver being back in the lineup.

As I have said, I am OK with either Santa or Childers starting and getting most of the playing time.

I still like the idea of Santa running the whole offense, including the read option and designed QB running. Santa has the best deep ball, and with the defense having to play Huff and Santa running that should loosen up the passing lanes for Santa with the deep and medium routes. I think this makes the O the best for scoring more points than any other option and has the potential to limit picks. Childers would then get some series, sort of like Lynch in Harnish’s senior year.

Childers starting and getting most of the playing time makes sense in terms of a heavy run O and keeping Buffalo’s O off the field. So long as a Childers run O moves the chains and scores enough points, that keeps our D fresh and we look very good with our D holding Buffalo down. If Carey goes with Childers and we win, I think you are right; Childers will be the starter, as that plays into Carey’s conservative approach of letting the D carry us while the O scores enough and limits mistakes.

I’m not sure Carey will be more patient with Childers; he continually emphasizes limiting mistakes from the QB position, and he made the point of noting he discussed turnovers with Childers after the Kent State game, and he had plenty to say to Childers when he came off the field after his pick.
Solid post; it will be interesting. If it is Santa, Childers needs to be ready, because he will be likely to be used situationally, or if Santa struggles. If it is Childers, that is a major statement to Santa. At that point Carey is saying to Santa, I seen the good and the not so good, and I am going with the guy who gives me the best chance to win...and it's not you.

By the same token, if Childers starts Santa has to be ready also, in the event Childers is ineffective or makes mistakes. I know it can be tough on these young men when they work so hard, and let's face it, most of our players were the super stars on their high school and prior teams, and not starting can be a big hit on their egos. I hope Santa does it take it as a final statement/decision by Carey if he starts Childers. My read is that Carey is going back and forth between Santa and Childers (as well as Graham being in the mix), and due to injury or other reasons Santa may be starting or playing a lot in the future.
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I don't think there is any doubt Childers is the starter; the press conference is all you need to hear.
Carey two comments provide the answer:
1) Childers was good; Santa was bad (that was all he had to say about Santa)
2) The golf analogy..."I don't care about your great shots; talk to me about your bad shots".
I think a change from Santa to Childers is not a situational change but a philosophical change. Childers (and Graham) matches Carey's scheme and approach more than Santa. If Graham doesn't get hurt we would have never seen Santa or Childers; BTW, we would be 2-3, with wins against EIU and KSU, and we would be performing to preseason expectations. Because he is in Carey's comfort zone I also think Childers will be given a long leash. My guess is the KSU game started a new QB era at NIU.
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(10-11-2017 01:57 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  I'd love to see a trick play with both Santa and Childers at QB. Hand off to Beebe on a jet sweep, with Beebe passing the ball to a WR or TE.

Do the double QB one more time with Santa passing to Childers, or vice versa.

Gotta do what the D does not expect.

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Am very impressed with our depth in the QB position this year given the unfortunate previous years of injury. I hope all these QB improve and remain injury free.
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(10-12-2017 08:50 AM)Djud Wrote:  I don't think there is any doubt Childers is the starter; the press conference is all you need to hear.
Carey two comments provide the answer:
1) Childers was good; Santa was bad (that was all he had to say about Santa)
2) The golf analogy..."I don't care about your great shots; talk to me about your bad shots".
I think a change from Santa to Childers is not a situational change but a philosophical change. Childers (and Graham) matches Carey's scheme and approach more than Santa. If Graham doesn't get hurt we would have never seen Santa or Childers; BTW, we would be 2-3, with wins against EIU and KSU, and we would be performing to preseason expectations. Because he is in Carey's comfort zone I also think Childers will be given a long leash. My guess is the KSU game started a new QB era at NIU.

Graham would have been yanked even if not injured. He is just not a good QB. Next year I hope Carey takes the QB position seriously in the summer camp. We just can't have these extended position competitions be delayed until the season anymore
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In the last two games we have played against really good defenses which exposed the inexperience of our QBs.
They should look better this week.
Our really good defense enjoys Pick 6 opportunities so this week should be fun to watch.
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