Amen to that.
I was in A deck so it was hard to see alignments. But it seemed from the first snap, I told my buddy.. they are playing everyone within 7 yards of the LOS, At first I thought it was just a pre snap thing... It was a little shocking to see... And I kept saying this is crazy.. I had not seen anyone do that to us before.. and he turned to me and said... seriously... you want to talk about this during the game.. us analyzing their defense wont help us.. so basically shut and up and cheer... Which He was right...
However, I don't blame preparation or lack there of on this... Or even adjustments... We had too many dropped balls to force them out of that defense. And I credit Vatech for some of those maybe they got into the wrs head, as they knew the game was on them. Great Def game plan. And The blitz stuff did not become feroucious until the second half when they knew we could not complete a pass.
Give me the Fumble recovery.. and it is a different game., OF course if Vatech does not through an INT on that first series and scores it's a different game(well, they still win, but you know what I mean).
Dropped TD by C. Smith. that was hard to watch, had a great view. My buddy and I looked at each other and said. that could be a Ryan Hamby Omen, there.
Personal foul on Kick Return. Kicking out of Bounds All Momentum killers that also provided short fields at critical times.
I was impressed we came back. I thought Vatech took a risk, and we could not exploit it.
I like Barret, but some of those sacks were his fault, QB is responsible for some blitz pickups with the read.
I usually am more of a coaches are at fault(since they are the truly paid professionals... but this time I think it was execution on Offense... and the defense well.. Hot and Cold, but too many Critical 3rd and Longs were given up too easily.
At our tailgate, I told everyone it would be a rough and ugly first half, because the Vatech offense was ugly, and their defense would make our offense look ugly. I was wrong, their offense looked very good(at least I hope it is good, but I have my doubts). You have this many new guys on offense against a veteran DC it wasn't going to be pretty. It is what it is... Just get better...