They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
And when you look at the above picture you can see that as UConn Huskies QB Tim Boyle sits there dejectedly despite the fact his team just scored.
Of course, he's not upset over that. Instead, it's the fact he's played poorly for his fourth straight game since taking over for Chandler Whitmer. Or maybe it's the fact that backup Casey Cochran led them to that touchdown.
When you look at the stats, Cochran has two touchdown passes this season and Boyle has none. Both of Cochran's TD passes have come in garbage time.
And while Boyle and interim head coach T.J. Weist says he (Boyle) has corrected his mistakes, it's becoming more and more evident that he hasn't. But we also shouldn't put all the blame on Boyle, he can only do so much when the offensive line is giving about three seconds to get the ball off.
So with all that being said, could Weist try his hand with another quarterback in Cochran or return to Whitmer for the next game and possibly the rest of the 2013 season?
"It is always a thought," Weist said during Saturday's postgame conference call."You say you are committed to him but I am not really committed to any player and keep him in the game no matter how he is playing. I think he has to do a better job throwing the football, handling the offense and he has to get better at it."
That's not exactly the endorsement you want to hear from your head coach if your Boyle.
Weist will open up the competition this week at quarterback.
"We will reevalute it and we have to make some decisions on who our quarterback is and if we keep him there, we will look at the film and make the best decision for the team," said Weist. "I am watching film a couple times, I am going to meet with our staff. I am going to put pressure on him and the quarterback, really decide who is best for our team and who is the best quarterback. Tim has to show improvement, significant improvements every game for us to be patient with him. He has to be more efficient throwing the ball, handling the offense. We are going to evaluate that and see what is best for our team."
Boyle admits he hasn't played his best football yet.
"I haven’t done my job to the best of my ability in my four starts," Boyle said. "We have played a lot of good teams since I have been starting and I don’t look at the game and see what I did well, I see more what I didn’t do well so I can try to fix it."
"Seeing defenses, seeing blitzes, seeing when I am hot and stuff like that is something I am really going to have to work on this next week. I don’t see myself doing too much good out there which is a problem I am having right now and I need to fix. I don’t think it is confidence. It just comes down to me executing my job on every single play and I am not doing it as well as I should be and knowing I could be doing better. It is just me going week to week trying to fix that."
So when the depth chart comes out for the game against SMU this week, will we see Boyle, Whitmer or Cochran at quarterback?
If I'm a betting man, I'll say Weist sticks with Boyle but tells us during his weekly press conference on Tuesday that he hasn't fully decided on who will start Saturday.
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