Shut Up Tomahawk Nation
Posted by William Kristoph
I should be talking about the Clemson game tomorrow, and giving a ridiculously quick prediction. I’ll do that a little later, thanks to Tomahawk Nation’s rant Shut Up Drew Weatherford.
Read it for yourself and then come back here to read the following rant.
Dear Tomahawk Nation,
Are you really fans of FSU football? I’m curious, because what is the point of taking the piss out of the 3rd string QB at this point? Why so serious hyper-critical? Or are you just the mass of angry know-it-all I played <insert lower level of football here> fans that are never happy unless FSU wins by 60?
I’m tired of you pissing on Drew Weatherford.Â I’m endlessly subjected to reading about how awful of a QB the guy was, and how great Christian Ponder is doing. You continuously point to the stats and imply blame for the previous 3 seasons craptastic efforts by FSU football. The last time I checked, there was a pourous defense, a crappy offensive line and a horrible running game to compliment the efforts of Weatherford, all of which are improved this season.Â Oh yeah, and for TWO of those seasons he had Jeff Bowden and Daryl Dickey telling him what to do. But we’ll just look the other way because it’s convenient.
I agree that Drew Weatherford may not be the best QB in America, but he has heart and character, something that many of the other players in FSU football lack. Please see today’s list of Bert Reed, Nigel Carr and Jarmon Fortson. You also forget that a lot of the members of his class came to play at FSU because of Drew Weatherford, his leadership and potential, and at the time it looked like one hell of a class. Sometimes things don’t turn out how we expect. Should he be starting? I don’t know. Should he have gotten a shot? Yes, one more shot, which may have only lasted a few quarters, but he still deserved it for what he’s put up with throughout his career at FSU, including a head coach in waiting that is basically saying screw off to to guys like Drew, while worrying about building his own maybe-kinda-sorta dynasty whenever Coach Bowden desides to hang them up. That’s Jimbo Fisher’s perogative, but it does screw over Drew in a way.
What’s with all the animosity to Weatherford? Did he spit in your Corn Flakes? If Christian Ponder or D’Vontrey Richardson spoke up, that would be “leadership” according to you, but when Weatherford is honest about his situation and his feelings about it, you lambast the kid? Why? He’s still a Seminole. I guess going after the “stats” was no longer enough of a thrill, and now you have to personally attack him?
Specifically, what’s with all the venom? On the other QBs:
Things they do better:
- Read defenses
- Lead the team
- Understand the offense
Things Weatherford does better
- Stand stoically on the sideline
- whine, bitch, and moan.
Every time I read your articles about Weatherford, I think the same thing “whine, bitch and moan.” Let it go, it’s not like he’s seeing a down. Mr. Couch QB Coach should be happy with that, right?
Please, stop talking about it.Â I bet that sigh was full of leadership and determination.Â It’s never a good sign when Gator and Cane fans are openly rooting for you to keep your job.
What a joke.Â It’s pretty clear that he’s failed to realize just how lucky he was to ever play a snap in major college football.
Lucky? Evidently according to you, Drew can’t tie his shoes without assistance from coaching staff. Nobody will shine with a bad offensive line, guys that have no heart and an inept coaching staff.
Seriously, enjoy a nice cup of STFU this morning, okay?