Three quarterbacks have played in this season with no named starter for Game 4
Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 01:09
Perhaps Taggart thought that Eveld would show his seniority on the field this year after a poor performance from Floyd in Week 1. With a pair of touchdowns and interceptions after a game and a half as a starter, Eveld didn’t exactly stand out.
Before Eveld took over later in the McNeese State game, it was Floyd who debuted with the Bulls’ offense this season.
After playing in place of an injured Daniels late last season and throwing five interceptions with no touchdowns, Floyd made it a mission to learn from the experience.
Taggart said on multiple occasions after Floyd was named the starter that he had a great training camp and off-season in general. After a 9-of-10 passing performance with two interceptions taken back for touchdowns, the plug was pulled on Floyd and Eveld stepped in.
Taggart said he was shocked at the way Floyd played, given his strong performance in training camp.
The Saturday before the first game, Floyd was also voted a team captain, a position voted on by the players. Clearly it wasn’t just Taggart who saw something in Floyd.
While Floyd still holds that honor, pulling a team captain after one-half of the first game for the season doesn’t set a very positive tone for the games to come, how can a team captain stand on the sidelines holding a clipboard?
It’s certainly not out of the question that Floyd and Eveld aren’t the guys for Taggart’s system, but how can a little over half a game for Floyd and a game and a half for Eveld show that?
Quarterbacks have bad games and they make mistakes.
Having seen the fate of his two predecessors this season, Taggart has Bench coming in knowing if he makes one or two mistakes, his job could be gone.
Pressure is one thing, but this could be an extreme and it may not have a positive effect on the field.
Having the quarterbacks playing so tentatively because their job is on the line shouldn’t be the goal.