Sunday, September 16, 2007

Super Shady

I thought I would focus the first article after the Michigan St. loss on the most positive development coming out of the game. Shady is absolutely the real deal in every sense of the word. His performance in his first road game at a packed Spartan Stadium was amazing. For 1 quarter of the game he was our entire offense running that sprint option. The whole offense has been thrown on his 19 year old shoulders.

25 carries 172 yard performance was the only thing that our offense had going for it. Our quarterback situation is a huge problem but Shady has been consistent. Everybody in Spartan Stadium knew the ball was coming to him pretty much every play and it didn't matter. 8 and 9 men in the box didn't seem to have much effect on how effective Shady was. He is a complete running back with speed, vision, and moves. The way he hits the hole and runs at angles makes him a difficult player to tackle. Every time Shady touches the ball he is a threat to score, we haven't had that type of running back since Kevan Barlow.

Until our offense finds a way to throw the ball Shady is going to have to continue his amazing play, the thing is I don't think we have seen half of what he can do. He is taking this bad situation we have with the offense around him and making this team his. Right now, Shady is on his path to super stardom and the nation got their first chance to see him at MSU. I think he is becoming part of the national college football scene. He needs to be mentioned in the same breath as the other top line Big East running backs. The sky is the limit for Shady and he seems completely comfortable in his increased responsibility. Enjoy this while it lasts because Shady is a level of player that only comes around Pitt once in a while.

8 comments:

TBS - FCT said...

Shady deserves a ride on the entire Pitt Clitorhorse. I still think the best part was the entire Pitt section chanting "Shady! Shady! Shady!" and then having the girl from Michigan State telling us she wishes Stephens-Howling was playing instead.

J Jones said...

Yeah that was amazing how the Michigan St. fans had no idea who he was but then immediately realized what was happening. They worried about Hot Rod and by the end they wanted him to be playing.

I feel like somebody hit me with a shovel though but it was worth it.

J Jones said...

Also I'm not a smart man but would shady even be able to fit on the Pitt clitorhorse

John said...

Shady is taking our program to "A Whole New World." I want to thank Peter the Rabbit for his efforts in getting him to come to Pitt. Princess Jasmine would be proud and I know Prince Aladdin is. Thanks again for a great weekend. Now all we have got to do is get Peter the Rabbit to "hit the hole" like Shady regardless of "crowd noise" in his "home stadium".

J Jones said...

Hahahaha crowd noise at the home stadium. Somebody was hitting the rattle the offense button. Maybe somebody needs to install a silent count.

DPJ said...

Maybe someone should be respectful while playing on the road. You don't come into our house and disrespect us like that.

J Jones said...

I think somebody is just good at playing on the road. Somebody needs to defend their home field. Home team needs to capitalize on openings.

DPJ said...

haha, yeah. I think it was those 4th quarter penalties that really set the team back. Hopefully they can adjust and rebound next week. Enough of this turnover in the redzone bullshit, lets.......well, you know what's next.