Virginia Tech’s offense has struggled all season long. It has not been a surprise, and we all know it. However, interesting news came out from yesterday’s press conference. Quarterback Logan Thomas made it very clear to the media that he is not happy with the teams offense this season. This news makes sense, but is odd to hear from Thomas since he is the one who has been making most of the mistakes so far. This is what he had to say.
I don’t think we’re where we thought we would be. We thought we’d be a little bit stronger and doing a little bit better, The red zone is what’s killing us. We know it. I think that’s how we’re built as an offense. We’re not a big explosive play offense,” Thomas said. “I think it’s time for us to expand, start adding in a couple more passes, a couple more runs and put a little bit more responsibility onto people. That’s really about the extent that we’ll go. It’s nothing really earth shattering, nothing anybody else wouldn’t do.”-[Quote from washingtonpost.com]
The first mater to talk about is Thomas is disappointed in where the team is right now. Everyone obviously is, and he has played a major role in the offensive struggles. He also talks about how they need to play better in the red-zone. This is true especially with the troubles that the kickers have gone through. The Hokies must be more efficient when they are in the red-zone, and finish off drives.
The next part of the quote that is interesting is that Logan Thomas calls out the play calling. He basically is saying that its time for more complex plays and they need to move on from the same old plays. He says that the offense is nothing special, and that the Hokies need to separate themselves from their opponents.
It’s a good thing that Logan Thomas realizes that Virginia Tech isn’t where they need to be offensively. However, he needs to recognize that he is huge part of the problem. He failed to acknowledge this yesterday at the press conference, and he needs to take more responsibility. Thomas needs to step up and play to his potential and stop whining about the play calls if he wants the Hokies to truly improve this season.