Braxton was actually blocking very well vs IU Saturday and it's why he graded as a champion.
Or they're getting penetration and eating blockers allowing him to worry about a single gap and fire through and smash the RB for a loss to very little gain.. He did that a few times vs Indiana. Our run defense was much improved if you take away Diamonts run they rushed 54 times for 97 yards at 1.8 per carry. Obviously they can't allow a QB to get outside and then take bad angle like that, but we were stout up the middle.
I wonder if he'll be able to enroll early.. He goes to a Catholic/Private school and most schools like that don't allow early Graduation for athletics
On a lot of those back shoulder throws to the sideline the WR is interfering just as much as the DB.. Conley almost got thrown to the ground on one third down conversion.. no call. The back shoulder pass is very very hard to defend if the QB throws accurately and on time. It's a difficult throw to make and hopefully we don't face many QBs who throw perfect back shoulder passes all the time.
Wish we would hear something about weber and Gibson. If Gibson isn't going to play he should be back in the QB room.
Haha I laughed too.. He also made me laugh when he was asked about the polls "They're interesting, people have interest in them, therefore they're interesting" "How do you go about filling out your poll?""I just go about it". Obviously not very appropriate/professional to be a jackass like that .. But those were some terrible questions. It's strange that we live in a society that it's weird to be blunt and honest. That's why I love when Urban said something like "If you think you can coach don't call me, send me a resume"
I think that was a wise choice. I don't know if Northwestern has the talent that TTUN has so I hope they can find ways to offset that and get the victory.
I'd say it was at.. Not below the waist.. And from the side.. Not behind. These Scarlet glasses really show the truth
Except in the post season when they annihilated two of the best defenses in the country.
KJ Hill slow? Must not have watched the same videos of the same person.. KJ hill looks very quick with very good acceleration.. Maybe not a top end speed guy but not many are esp in football. Devin Smith and TGJR aren't your everyday "fast" guys.
There hasn't been a game I had any real fear of losing.. I was at the NIU game.. I spent zero thoughts thinking we were going to lose. We did lose to VT last year, we were losing to IU with 3 minutes to go, we had trouble against Minnesota, had trouble against PSU, we were in a tie game with TTUN with one minute left in the 4rd quarter.. The fact is we haven't lost. Relax and enjoy they season instead of putting your blood pressure through the roof.. we won the 2014 National Championship.. enjoy that.
how about reading the rules and not being an ass?
I actually saw a guy on facebook that was dead serious still talking sh*t about fickell saying the DBs can't cover and they suck... show's how much he knows
Urban Meyer vs. Jimbo Fisher... HMMMMM....
a 9 out of 10? The offensive line and perimeter blocking both took a huge leap forward Saturday. It comes down to consistency and play calling. They have had a ton of stuff thrown at them in terms of defensive looks, the WR and QB are still developing chemistry, the offensive coaches are still developing chemistry.. I was a lot more concerned when the blocking was bad but it's rapidly improving and some of that is just being more prepared for the different looks we face. I think we need to just add a few more crossing routes and stick routes to allow Cardale to have some throws that will help get him in a Rhythm. We also need to run WR bubble screen when the box is stacked and it's a perfect way to get the ball to Miller, Samuel, Wilson, Marshall, Thomas, and Campbell all of whom just need a small crease to get a nice chunk of yards. That play can also lead to a fake bubble screen/streak route when a DB forgets their assignment and bites on the screen early. (Herman did this a lot) That will force a defender out of the box and give Zeke and the OL favorable numbers to pound the rock. We don't have talentless no names running this offense, if we did I would be a 9. JT had growing pains as well against VT, PSU, Minnesota, and IU. Cardale can reach and exceed his level of play from the post season. I'm sure this will get better and with the talent on defense I'm really not too worried. Limit turnovers, be consistent, and have simple pass plays to loosen up the box(doesn't have to be deep passing only)
Ughh.. this same exact thread was posted last week.. check before you post a thread. Schutt did not play well against WMU but I thought he played much better Saturday.
If B1G referees start calling holding our DL and LB will begin to shine. I feel like we got a little bit better at NT saturday.. better than vs WMU.. but I think we had an extra defender in the box.. LBs not walking as far out.
Iowa should be ranked ahead of Georgia.. They are undefeated and GA is not.. And they just beat a team that played Bama closer than GA did.
We're going to need to hit over the top and add a few more simple routes to the tree.. I'm glad they started targeting the TE a little more even if some of those throws were off. The offensive line is getting better. I think Price just needs to settle down and Boren needs to play with near perfect technique to make up for his size.. They're both solid down field blockers if they can get to the second level.
And then dominated two of the best defenses in the country in the B1G Championship and Sugar Bowl..
Credit Indiana for continuing to fight.. I thought they would be toast when we were stoning their run game.. Apple is going to have to do a little better job of not interfering against those back shoulders.. Apple and Conely are so good it's the only route they've had many issues with. Other than that and a few mistakes by the safeties the defense looked good. Tyquan Lewis and Joey Bosa were dominant eventhough I'm not sure they got a sack.
On that call.. You're not allowed to do a crack back cut block on a blind defender.. I just felt bad for Braxton because he probably didn't know that and was just trying to bust his ass to make a play.
It hit both of Jalins hands and it was a quickly closing window.. No one would be talking about a bad throw by Cardale there if Jalin did his job.
67% for 250 yards and the throws everyone is complaining about should've been caught by Marshall and Thomas. Meyer needs to sit Jalin Marshall.. Too much talent on the roster to allow a repeat fumbler continue to play. I didn't bash Marshall at all last year because he was a redshirt freshman.. Today he dropped a touchdown, had two costly fumbles, and caught a friggin spiral punt at the 5 yardline.
How do all the animals get along?