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MichiganPacker2 posted:

It's possible that Mertz was overhyped and needs more time to develop. Most of us have no idea how he looked in practice. 

If Mertz was clearly better in practice and Christ decided to play Coan because he was the veteran, it sends a message that the process was more important than putting the best team on the field. 

 

I think you're spot on MP2.  From what I had heard in interviews etc, he just wasn't quite ready yet.   4 star or not, there's a bunch more to handle at the next level.

I am excited as anyone, but I also would rather it be 'the right time' than shatter his confidence.

MichiganPacker2 posted:

It's possible that Mertz was overhyped and needs more time to develop. Most of us have no idea how he looked in practice. 

If Mertz was clearly better in practice and Christ decided to play Coan because he was the veteran, it sends a message that the process was more important than putting the best team on the field. 

 

I think you nailed it. However, I think it is the latter based on past history. We may be good with Coan but we'll never be great. Why not give Mertz a  chance. 

Cavetoad posted:
MichiganPacker2 posted:

It's possible that Mertz was overhyped and needs more time to develop. Most of us have no idea how he looked in practice. 

If Mertz was clearly better in practice and Christ decided to play Coan because he was the veteran, it sends a message that the process was more important than putting the best team on the field. 

 

I think you're spot on MP2.  From what I had heard in interviews etc, he just wasn't quite ready yet.   4 star or not, there's a bunch more to handle at the next level.

I am excited as anyone, but I also would rather it be 'the right time' than shatter his confidence.

Is Coan ready?

Pikes Peak posted:
Cavetoad posted:
MichiganPacker2 posted:

It's possible that Mertz was overhyped and needs more time to develop. Most of us have no idea how he looked in practice. 

If Mertz was clearly better in practice and Christ decided to play Coan because he was the veteran, it sends a message that the process was more important than putting the best team on the field. 

 

I think you're spot on MP2.  From what I had heard in interviews etc, he just wasn't quite ready yet.   4 star or not, there's a bunch more to handle at the next level.

I am excited as anyone, but I also would rather it be 'the right time' than shatter his confidence.

Is Coan ready?

It's not a question any of us can answer.  Apparently a bit more than otherwise.