Stroud's Significant Seven: Cleanup Needed for the Young QB
Some good but a lot of bad from the offensive performance
Each week I take a look at the seven plays that really stood out to me from C.J. Stroud. This feature has been a Monday staple for subscribers, but it will now be on Tuesdays. As you will see, I have added the video of the play below each play. I hope you enjoy this new wrinkle to Stroud’s Significant Seven.
1st Quarter - 13:51 - 3rd and 2 from the Houston 29 - C.J. Stroud pass incomplete intended for Dalton Schultz batted down by Derrick Brown
This is the luckiest pass deflection of C.J. Stroud’s career. The Panthers had this thing read like a book and if he throws the ball the game starts 7-0 Panthers. This would have been an interception. Brian Burns shows rush then drops into the passing lane. He’s taking it to the house if Brown doesn’t knock the ball down. Stroud made a quick decision here that thank goodness didn’t turn into anything horrible. It looks like on the sky view if Stroud held on, and the offensive line blocked well on this play, he might have had Nico Collins across the middle.
1st Quarter - 6:59 - 1st and 10 from the Houston 23 - C.J. Stroud pass incomplete intended for Nico Collins.