Regular reader Lou checks in with a Fanpost on Tino Sunseri - to write your own, use the link over to the right in the Fanpost section.
Tino wasn't Tino yesterday. Yes, mistakes were made; but he didn't absolutely collapse like he would have under Fraud Graham. He actually had the look and feel of "I have CONFIDENCE!" The fact that one pass fell incomplete, and they went right back to the same play and did it again successfully shows that. But look at yesterdays game, compared to last season.
Yesterday against the Penguins:
19 30 239 63.3 7.97 35 1 0 0 141.3
ALL of 2011:
247 385 2616 64.2 6.80 66 10 11 61 124.1 (believe me, I'm trying to find individual stats for game 1 sept 2011)
That QB rating is telling. His QB rating was better yesterday than the average for ALL of last season. Also, what's that? 1 more TD than INT? He's already doing better than last season (one more INT than TD)
I, personally, am NOT going to blame Tino Sunseri for yesterday. Nor will I blame Ray Graham or even Paul Chryst. I put it solely on the Defense. Is Tino our savior? Heck no, but for one game..just one game, he looked pretty dang awesome to me. And that's enough to give me hope.