Reading over the last two posts Chas wrote about the 2014 PITT football team I’ve been having a great time with the over 200 comments you guys left on them. They show just how very ready we all are for PITT training camp to open next week and for the season to start soon afterward. I’m just as anxious to get the ‘real life’ stuff happening and to jump in with both feet as anyone.
I’ve waited on writing another piece until the 2014 PITT Football Media Guide came out so that I at least can provide some truthful info to go with my opinions that I’ll lay out in this post, and please remember they are my opinions unless I preface an item with “This is a no bullshit…”. I’ll try to mix and match both though.
As to the comments on those two last articles; there are pretty detailed reasons we fans have for why we’ll probably either suck or be great – but no one seems to explain why we’ll probably be 7-6 again, or maybe 8-5 with a good bounce or two. That’s pretty much where I am at this point of the offseason without having had my ‘boots on the ground’ as I will soon at a couple of the camp practices coming up. Now, that projection can change either way once I see how the kids are doing during practices so nothing here is etched in stone.
Here are some of my thoughts on the offensive side of the ball going into the season.
I’m not as high on the expectation for quarterback Chad Voytik as some of us are. Yes, he did well in the bowl game and that showed me that at least he isn’t a deer in the headlights. But beyond that I’m not convinced that he’ll match the level of play our last two QBs gave us in 2012 & 2013. That’s right, I’m including Sunseri’s productive season of 2012 – what are you going to do about it? That said I’m also not as panicky as some are in case Voytik gets hurt out there.