NJ.com- Laviano has fumbled a snap from center in five straight games, a streak that is equal parts maddening and baffling."It's frustrating," Laviano said.
"It's really frustrating. There's not really an explanation. The only thing there is is someone just owns that part of it. It's all about concentration and making sure stupid stuff like that doesn't happen."
"I want to say it's on me. I'm the quarterback, I'm responsible for those kinds of things," Laviano said. "But I think a lot of times that happens when guys are not confident or not confident in the call or whatever. But we'll straighten that out. It's been frustrating, but we're just going to have to learn from it at this point and make sure it doesn't happen."
"Those things, you don't want them to happen," Laviano said. "They rarely happen in practice. It's things that pop up that are just out of the ordinary that make situations like that happen. You try to your best to make sure everything goes smooth, but the reality is it doesn't happen in the game. Things pop up and you kind of have to just play football, whether it's my fault. You just have to control that kind of situation with confidence and unfortunately that's been happening to us too many times."
Whew, well that's a relief. After 5 straight games of Chris Laviano failing to complete the most minimalistic expectations of a quarterback I was starting to think that he was content with his inability to do so. I got to say I feel much better knowing that he is actually frustrated. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether or not he really cares when he's out there dropping balls all over the turf and throwing for like 52 yards per start. I honestly can't believe it took him this long to acknowledge it. Come on Chris. The fans just need to know that you get upset when you continue to piss away any opportunity of competing in important football games. Knowing you're actually aggravated is sure to settle them down.
Hey Laviano, do you WANT to say it's on you, or are you actually GOING to say that it's on you? I don't want to put words in your mouth, but it sounds a lot like you are ready to blame other people, and if that's case I will fly back early for Thanksgiving and give Rutgers another home invasion and aggravated assault to worry about. These things happen when guys aren't confident, huh? Gee, I wonder where that lack of trust could be stemming from. It's probably not from the quarterback that can't throw the ball more than 15 yard downfield without a running start. Don't tell me that fumbled snaps are out of the ordinary when they are literally THE ONLY thing that Rutgers has been able to consistently "accomplish" on offense with you at quarterback. That's the very definition of something being ordinary. I know it's not ALL your fault that this program's "brain"-trust refuses to put you on the bench where you belong, but please, for once, take accountability for all the dumbass mistakes that are blatantly your fault. If you aren't going to do the right things on the field then at least say the right things off of it. Right now most Rutgers fans hate the Head Coach and pity the starting quarterback, but if the starting quarterback starts using others as a scapegoat he'll find himself right under the same bus as his biggest fan mighty fucking quick.
Jesus Christ, this whole program is disconnected from reality. The athletic department thinks Kyle Flood is a capable head coach while the fanbase is literally raising money to get him canned. The Head Coach thinks everyone is improving despite losing the last 3 games by about 100 points combined. The quarterback has no less than 10 fumbled snaps and doesn't think he's responsible for any of them. We're not talking about 3rd down conversion rate or turnover differential, we are talking about successfully reaching down and plucking the ball from the center's crotch. That's the focus of this team right now. This whole fucking program is going to hell in the hand basket. Let's just hope Laviano is the one delivering it, because then it will be sure to take forever to get there.