Originally written on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 10/5/11
In this week’s Fizz 5, we discussed how Ryan Nassib hasn’t lived up to many people’s expectations this year. There was lots of feedback both positive and negative on this sentiment and it was all appreciated and mostly valid. In said feedback, there was name brought up that I hadn’t heard in a while that might be a reason for some of the Orange’s offensive struggles: Marcus Sales. For those that don’t remember, Sales was expected to break out this year. He, like Nassib, had a monster Pinstripe Bowl and a great spring. Sales was easily the best receiver in the spring game ahead of Alec Lemon and Van Chew and would’ve given SU a great core of targets for Nassib. It’s easy to like Chew and Lemon as a 1-2 punch but easier to love those guys as a 2-3 with Chew being a deep ball specialist and Lemon working out of the slot, which he does very well. Sales was the best Orange route runner Syracuse had and a legitimate deep threat. He was an ideal #1 receiver. There was a reason he was a 4-s...
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