We all know what Tony Pike can do. We all know his wins and style of game. However, since he's gotten injured, Zach Collaros comes in and actually OUT PLAYS Pike. I once posted and said Cincy has loaded WR's, and the more I watch, the more I believe that even though the Cincy fan told me i was out of my mind for saying that. How is it, that Pike should be a top 15 pick and the future NFL QB yet his back up does better then him?
Todd McShay was just on ESPN and was talking about this, which is why i got the idea to post this. He said both are very good QB's and different styles, but said Collaros allows them for more deep passes and spreads the offense more. He was asked, when Cincy is in a bowl game, and both are healthy, who starts? McShay said Zach Collaros.
Passing OVER 10 yards ----
Collaros Pike Comp-Att 33-43 32-65 Comp pct 76.7 49.2 Yds per att 19.7 10.5 TD-Int 7-0 7-2
Interesting to see one QB having great success passing over 10 yards while the other is not very good. I think it's fair to say, as long as Cincy has LOADED WR's (Gilyard and Binns) who play against much slower and weaker CBs.... it doesn't matter who the QB as long as he can throw the ball down field.
It's the system that is giving Pike the success, not skill.
How do Pike fans explain this?