Reason No. 3: The Texas A&M football team’s offense isn’t as bad as it looks
The nice thing about the Aggies’ current offensive situation is that the issues at hand are not as complicated as they may seem. Heck, the game plan wasn’t terrible against Arkansas at all — with Haynes King in the game, I think the Aggies would win.
I won’t sit here and pretend like Texas A&M would have dropped 40 points on the Razorbacks, but they could have scored at least another pair of touchdowns. Instead, they had Zach Calzada in the game, who seemingly superglued the football to his hand before the game.
At the start, it seemed like it wasn’t Calzada’s fault. Through a TV, it appeared as though the receivers weren’t getting separation. Calzada didn’t have much time, but when he did, he seemed extremely hesitant to throw the ball, which usually lands on the receivers.
The issue here is that they began showing the replays, which often displayed multiple wide open receivers with Calzada looking directly at them. Granted, they weren’t wide open, but a Power Five quarterback should be making those throws. It could be drawn up to a lack of confidence, but one thing is clear — the Aggie backup quarterback was scared to throw the ball.
I’ll go to the grave saying that the Aggies would have scored at least 20 points if Calzada simply releases the ball more frequently. I’m not sure what he’s afraid of — with just a 55.6% completion percentage and an interception, he can’t do too much worse.
The offense still has the potential to be okay. As previously mentioned, if it can get to a point where its average, the Aggies have a chance.