The thing about Troy a lot of people are missing is that he really over-achieved in terms of all that was placed on him within a 'short' amount of time (not to mention the stress of playing overseas as well, with limited playbook).
Troy made a lot throws Alex wouldn't have had the courage to make, he took shots and didn't settle for bulls**t screens
. -He (Troy) threw the ball with poise (adjusted protection packages for Gore; settled into to passing lanes), and his footwork kept him in the game when the o-line was collapsing on numerous occasions.
We can't label Troy a complete savior (as many have legibly argued), but for the little mistakes he made (ie dropping the ball/recovering), Troy compensated for them in huge gains. When Sing let Troy air it out (and develop an offensive rhythm), good things always seemed to happened.
[ Edited by SnakePlissken on Oct 31, 2010 at 3:21 PM ]