2. We learned nothing from Anthony Brown’s performance
When I watched Anthony Brown’s performance on Saturday, I came away just as confused as I was going into the game. I didn’t expect him to put up huge numbers, but if he were to pass for like 300 yards and three touchdowns while running for 100 more, I would have been like “OK, this was the right choice.”
That didn’t happen.
Conversely, it would have taken a horrid start with multiple interceptions and poor decision-making for me to believe that a change was necessary moving forward.
Neither event happened.
I may be in the minority here, but I learned next to nothing from Brown’s 172 passing yards, 56 rushing yards, and two total touchdowns. The Ducks finished with less than 400 total yards and were out-gained by Fresno State which could have easily been blamed on Brown, but I think there’s more to it than that.
Heading into the Ohio State game, I’m not sure if Brown is the best option as QB1. I also don’t know if he has any confidence heading into Week 2. I think that I may be more confused now than I was heading into the opener against Fresno State.