Don't like this thread. It is begging insults. I'm sure not intentional but read back over what you wrote and think about what a "good" job is. I'm sure by KF standards it was. But by real experts would it be starting P 5 material based on that game only? At best it was a C grade....
It's fairly obvious to me that Petras will never be a 60% passer. It also obvious he is never going to run through a couple tackles to pick up a first down.
Petras's inaccuracy and inability to run is always going to limit Iowa's ability to pick up first downs and keep drives moving.
I just don't see it. Every time Petras misses a WR on a throw or every time he slides 3 yds before he needs to on a QB run, I am like, why is he the starting QB? Are you seriously telling me there is nobody better?
Guffus, I don't disagree with some of your points, but Petras had a 64.7% completion rate on Saturday. He wasn't a "B" or "A" QB, but he showed some improvement, and had a couple of really nice passes. He also has an evolving (nice way to say it) offensive line. He also has receivers who run mediocre routes, fail to get separation, and drop passes.
Make no mistake, Petras is not good, but his improvement in completion percentage per game is:
His QBR tracked similarly. Will he be shut down against Michigan? Probably. Can the line open up a couple of holes now and then and give him more than a second to throw??? My point is that the whole offense has been rather miserable. If they can get to "C" level work, perhaps they stand a chance to win a fair amount. We'll see.
It's a team game and maybe some of you could slow your roll on being so miserable.
No one is saying Petras is great. Literally no one. He does deserve some credit for Saturday, though. If you re-watch the game, you'd see that he really made a few excellent passes. Again, mild improvement and again, no one is saying that Petras is great.
I could give a crap if middle aged dudes on a message board insult people for being positive. HawkeyeNation has some real experts, to be sure, though.
Iowa is 3-1 and should be 4-0. The offense sucks but if they make some improvements they can still win a lot of games.