In football, the chicken and the egg theory directly relates to the trenches vs. the skill positions. If you’re stout up front, your secondary will be better. If your offensive line is physical up front, your quarterback will have more time in the pocket, your running back will more daylight to run to….you get the point.
So, with that theory in place, I’m sure Brett Bielema is asking himself is my offensive line so bad that Danny O’Brien, who doesn’t have much time to throw, has garnered happy feet and rash judgment or is Danny O’Brien really that bad?
79 passing yards? Really? That’s it?
Now, I realize that other contributing factors led to the Badgers nail biter vs. Utah State; like Melvin Gordon taking two kicks out of the end zone that were at least 6-8 yards deep and Kenzel Doe, who admittedly had 1 great punt return, still he fair caught a punt inside the 5 yard line…..talk about lack of attention to detail.
It’s one thing to get beat physically but it’s another issue entirely to watch a Bielema coached team consistently make mental mistakes.