Stanford Coach Shaw Refuses To Bench The Senior QB Kryst Who Can’t Move And Is A Sitting Target In The Pocket Against A Weak San Diego State Team When Stanford Has A Sophomore QB Sensation With An Arm Like Elway’s And Two Good Legs

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Stanford Coach Shaw Refuses To Bench The Senior QB Kryst Who Can’t Move And Is A Sitting Target In The Pocket Against A Weak San Diego State Team When Stanford Has A Sophomore QB Sensation With An Arm Like Elway’s And Two Good Legs

By Dave Levine

Coach David Shaw lost it early this year when he refused to replace the departed junior Solomon Thomas with another great DE, but he further hurt the team by refusing to start Stanford’s sensational sophomore QB, K.J. Costello who played superbly against Rice as a clean-up player in the season opener.

Instead, he sticks with The Gimp, Keller Kryst who must be deaf and half blind because he can’t hear or see pass rushers and takes huge drive-killing sacks and overthrows his receivers nine times out of ten. While Kryst has made a great recovery after serious knee surgery in January, he is immobile. A QB has to be mobile!

When a coach holds onto a crappy, gimpy QB instead of playing his most-talented one who has already proved he has the arm of John Elway and great legs and speed (he scored on a 25-yard touchdown run in the opener), that coach must be fired.

Stanford needs to build for the next two years and beyond. Their season is pretty much over. They’ll be lucky if they get invited The Chicken Bowl. Hanging on to damaged goods like Keller Kryst is really stupid.

Replacing Shaw with a tough-as-nails coach who knows he must play his best players–not those who are seniors–should be of great urgency at Stanford.

I wonder if those making coaching decisions on the Farm are smart enough to understand and realize this.