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Old 08-29-2014, 09:55 AM   #121
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after last night there is a new stat being tracked. it is YAJ (yards after juke). I have never in my life seen so many additional yards from juking. It was like it froze our tacklers...like they seemed snakebit with respect to ATM's speed instead of driving to the tackle.
Yep, we looked just like the taters did against WVa a couple years ago...fear in the eye and hoping they would take it easy on us and not score anymore.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:00 AM   #122
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ward said he wanted the team to play fast and they played the exact opposite. there were more than a few times that we pressed the receivers but they were making some of the db's look silly at the line. the td pass on the 3rd and goal at the 5 to the wide side of the field was just one example where al harris got embarrassed at the line of scrimmage and couldnt recover. not that he was alone.

there were times when aggressive blitzes were called in the first half, but in general we were tentative and soft in areas that they exploited over and over and over.
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He didnt even stick to that game plan because we were sans the vasoline
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He didnt even stick to that game plan because we were sans the vasoline
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In my opinion this ain't a play calling issue.This is a recruiting issue.The DL is just short of SEC caliber talent ,especially on the edge and the DB's are inexperienced at corner and undertalented at safety.Maybe some of the freshman will turn out to be great players ,but of the upperclassmen how many draftable players do you see?None in my eyes.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:57 AM   #127
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I understand that you might want to try and apply pressure on the QB if you don't have a good d-line but that obviously is not our weakness.

News flash - our d line stunk it up. Got no pressure with just 4 and their qb ate our lunch. To beat a team like TAM your D has to be sound it all phases. We are a long way off, including the line.
I agree, the d-line was awful. No pressure. If Ward tries the 3-4 again he ought to be fired. We're too little for that.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:59 AM   #128
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In my opinion this ain't a play calling issue.This is a recruiting issue.The DL is just short of SEC caliber talent ,especially on the edge and the DB's are inexperienced at corner and undertalented at safety.Maybe some of the freshman will turn out to be great players ,but of the upperclassmen how many draftable players do you see?None in my eyes.
Skai Moore could play safety in the NFL.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:00 AM   #129
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I agree, the d-line was awful. No pressure. If Ward tries the 3-4 again he ought to be fired. We're too little for that.
The fact that he tried it at all and thought it would work is worrisome.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:30 AM   #130
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Al Harris Jr tried to bump and run on the one TD pass...he whiffed....
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The fact that he tried it at all and thought it would work is worrisome.
I totally agree, and the fact that Spurrier acted like he had only read about it like the rest of us is even worse. Did our offense not run full strength against the 3-4 scheme in practice/scrimmages or were we playing tag so no one got hurt?
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I totally agree, and the fact that Spurrier acted like he had only read about it like the rest of us is even worse. Did our offense not run full strength against the 3-4 scheme in practice/scrimmages or were we playing tag so no one got hurt?
That's what I have been saying we don't prepare physically in fall camp
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:14 PM   #133
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The OP's points aren't bad but I also think Ward clarified this a few weeks back. He said he won't be reckless with it but wants to create more confusion by using angles and delays. While we've gotten excellent pressure, I felt our blitzes under EJ, overall, were mostly useless. They were picked up most of the time.

Delays? Wow, Ward sure did delay showing any defense last night! Wonder when he's going to show it?
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That's what I have been saying we don't prepare physically in fall camp
I'm usually on board with the not really hitting in camp when we start with lesser teams but it was like the coaches had no clue what a&m was all about.
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We were not 3-4 all night. We played nickel and had some success when blitzing out of it.
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We were not 3-4 all night. We played nickel and had some success when blitzing out of it.
I recall some success running past the QB and one or two sacks, but that was about it.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:28 PM   #137
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We were not 3-4 all night. We played nickel and had some success when blitzing out of it.
this is another thing i need to look at in a replay in the 2nd half. was it still our base 3-3-5 personnel the whole 2nd half.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:44 PM   #138
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The lack of halftime adjustments is what really surprises and bothers me most. Ward has shown a good knack for retooling things in-game in the past, so to see us trot out and go right back to getting torched was troubling.
Me, too. You could have cut-and-pasted last year's UCF game into this one, except for the lack of adjustments.

I thought the UCF game was one of our better ones last year because of the halftime adjustments that slowed them down. The large halftime deficit in this one didn't really bother me at the time because I felt we would adjust, slow them down in the second half and beat them.

At the time I thought we intentionally left the 3-4 in there for so long to set them up for something in the second half that they wouldn't have time to adjust for.

It's worrisome to me if the 3-4 wasn't something temporarily put in place for the Aggies and other similar teams.
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Can't do much playcalling with non-SEC caliber talent on the defensive line
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