T-Mac shows just how mediocore the rest of our perimeter players are. Hobbled and a shell of what he used to be he does things that Rip, Tay, Stuckey and Bynum just can't do. I hope he gets to the point where he can go for 20-24mpg and get that jumper back, as slow as he is, the game is even slower for him, his hoop IQ is off the charts right know. That 1st qtr was an absolute thing of beauty to watch especially against a Larry Brown coached team who puts defense first. The good news is that this team now has some good basketball on film to watch and study. Our main play in the 1st qtr was the extended high pick and roll near the half court circle with T-Mac and Ben, and it was AWESOME, we got great shots running that play, it created GREAT floor spacing. It seems however that T-Mac is the only Piston capable of running it because we went away from it as soon as Tay took over at PG. I kept saying if Ben Wallace looked good running that play- how much better would Greg Monroe look getting the ball in space like that to drive and dish, he's a much better passer and ball handler than Ben, yet we never ran that play for him????????? I just don't understand. Greg Monroe is making me eat my words, still can't finish inside worth a darn, and I just can't understand how a guy that tall and long gets stuffed so much inside, it's baffling, there are a ton of slow-no hop 7'ers in the league, but they don't get stuffed like he does. As slow as he is with the ball in the paint, as unathletic as he is with the ball in the paint, he's PHENOMENAL at rebounding the ball. He's shown some excellent foot work, some quick feet too.......they just don't get very high off the ground.... Q has got to reduce Tay's minutes he ain't worth squat tired and contrary to popular belief by those in the org, he gets tired, quickly! For the record, I'm glad Daye was yanked, that kid, for all his talent needs to get mentally tougher, he was making big time mistakes in the 3rd qtr. Now many will say, let him play through them and learn, I agree, BUT, he doesn't seem to be able to do that. Daye makes a mistake and it throws his whole game off, he doesn't seem to be able to shake it off and go on to the next play and his poor play just begins to compound. We all know that Austin's game comes and goes with his confidence.