First pass observations about passing struggles
The first observation that jumps off the page is the lack of scoring in the second half of the season. What was the problem? Well, the initial thoughts would be the impact of attrition to injuries. And for the season, that seemed to track chronologically with the team’s lack of offensive scoring via the passing game.
For the Arizona State game, the team did not benefit from either WRs Chico McClatcher or Andre Baccellia. But the process carried over. Each week the team seemed to enter the game with one set of receivers, and exit the game with fewer and different projected starters for the following week. So that is one problem. But is there more to the story?
Blind side blindsided Browning?
One of the keys to this season, from timing of events to the sudden departure of a solid passing offense, was the loss of left tackle Trey Adams. While much is said about the exchance between a quarterback and his center, there is less follow up between a quarterback and his blind side quarterback. He fell to injury in that loss to Arizona State.
In the aftermath, the Washington Huskies passing game was not the same for the rest of the season. So what was the underlying cause.? What about quarterback pressure? Did that play a part?