sco wrote:DuckIII wrote:Wingy wrote:That was a switch flipped. Clearly someone got in his ear, and told him to be aggressive. So dramatically different I’d guess it goes beyond Billy...and probably vets like Vuc/Temple. Whatever it was, hope we can leave it “on.”
I’d like to get all excited but he’s had aggressive games before only to be followed up by 6-7 Milk Carton games.
Wow we went from 7 to 13 shots - why? because our 2 biggest shot takers were out. The whole HS PG thing, I see now. He really has a pass-first mentality, and his passes are nearly on a Thad-level. Even if we could "change his mentality", it will take time. Honestly, I'd like to try him more as a point-forward before I messed with that.
It’s related I’m sure, but it’s more than that. This was a longer drought for offense in terms of milk carton. About 17 games since he has taken even double digit FGAs.
The last two times before that? Vuc’s 2nd, and 3rd games as a Bull when we were doing a lot of awkward force feeding, and had Zach. Goes to show a lot of it is just simply Pat.
While it won’t happen, wish at this point he could go to the bench, and be told he’s the top option for that unit, and he needs to score/assist. Sure there will be some bad results, but think there would be plenty of confidence building games too. Alas, I know his role won’t actually change this late barring prolonged Vuc absence, and continued Zach protocols...but that would be nice.