Biggest Questions for 2015, #1: Brewer’s Improvement

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Michael Brewer
Michael Brewer

Michael Brewer’s performance in 2015 will be a critical part of the success, or lack thereof, of the Hokies. He’s a veteran player, and as a r-senior going into his second season in Scot Loeffler’s system, he should be poised to have a good year if he can stay healthy.

We all know Brewer is a tough customer. He’s savvy. He has very good improvisational skills. He’s a good leader. He can take a team down the field in a clutch drive to beat an elite team like Ohio State, and he can lead the game-winning drive against in-state rival UVA despite having his throwing shoulder popping out earlier in the game.

But he needs to cut down on those turnovers though, right? Maybe not as much as you might think.

The Interceptions: Not Nearly as Bad as You Might Think

A big stink was made about Michael Brewer’s turnovers last year, and certainly 15 interceptions is too high a number. However, as the season progressed, he began protecting the football a lot more…

September interceptions: 9
October interceptions: 1
November interceptions: 3
December interceptions: 1

Here’s another way to look at it…

Interceptions in the first five games: 9
Interceptions in the final eight games: 5

From an interceptions-per-game standpoint, it