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Old 08-30-2014, 11:46 AM   #141
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This seems to be an ongoing theme under Ward. We have some bad defensive performances and it's "we just need to simplify the defense and just let these kids quit thinking, getting confused, etc. and just go out there, line up, and play. We were trying to do too much." ...and then after this event inevitably happens and we make the adjustments, we play a good deal better. What I'm wondering is... why does this keep happening...
I understand what Ward is doing w the 3-4. We don't have the talent to run our base 4-2-5 defense. That said, I believe we have some guys at the tackle position who can provide an interior pass rush.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:29 PM   #142
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Not really optimistic in the best of times. We are staring 0-3 right in the face unless something RADICALLY changes on defense.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:46 PM   #143
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I understand what Ward is doing w the 3-4. We don't have the talent to run our base 4-2-5 defense. That said, I believe we have some guys at the tackle position who can provide an interior pass rush.
Yea, I get the reasoning behind it, but it was an utter failure, and I don't think we really have the DL talent to run the 4-2-5 either. If he is going to continue to run the 3-4, he's definitely going to have to do it differently, at the least.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:50 PM   #144
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Not really optimistic in the best of times. We are staring 0-3 right in the face unless something RADICALLY changes on defense.
Have to agree. Time to accept that 0-3 is a real possibility, and in all likelihood will happen.
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:34 PM   #145
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I agree wit 0-3. ECU may not have the same level of talent, but if we give their guys 10 yard cushions, they light us up. And UGA, we will see how good they are tonight. To me, we lose UGA and our goals for the season are done...0-2 in the SEC and we will be fighting to make a decent bowl.
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Have to agree. Time to accept that 0-3 is a real possibility, and in all likelihood will happen.
I talked about ECU in another thread. I wasn't worried about them until late Thursday night. They have a really good QB (Carden), a talented receiver (Hardy), and a game plan that can give us fits. I was hoping ECU would be a tune-up game, but we might actually have to fight for this one. I don't think we lose, but I am more worried about this game than I was a week ago.
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Can we all just get along?......
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:55 PM   #148
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I talked about ECU in another thread. I wasn't worried about them until late Thursday night. They have a really good QB (Carden), a talented receiver (Hardy), and a game plan that can give us fits. I was hoping ECU would be a tune-up game, but we might actually have to fight for this one. I don't think we lose, but I am more worried about this game than I was a week ago.
I thought ECU was a trap game before the season began. Sandwiched between two big time SEC games was tricky, but I ultimately thought we would win. Since Thursday night, I have dramatically changed my stance. ECU runs the same system, and while they don't have the athletes that A&M does, it's a system that's going to give us fits. Based on how we played Thursday night, I see no reason why ECU won't have the same success that the Aggies did. We'll have to progress by MILES to have a chance to win.
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I thought ECU was a trap game before the season began. Sandwiched between two big time SEC games was tricky, but I ultimately thought we would win. Since Thursday night, I have dramatically changed my stance. ECU runs the same system, and while they don't have the athletes that A&M does, it's a system that's going to give us fits. Based on how we played Thursday night, I see no reason why ECU won't have the same success that the Aggies did. We'll have to progress by MILES to have a chance to win.
How good is ECU's defense? One would think that our superior offense should be able to score at will against them, right?

Our defense played sorry but I saw too many missed tackles that gave TAM chances to extend drives in that game. I think we can make those plays against ECU and hope the offense can score at will against their defense.
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How good is ECU's defense? One would think that our superior offense should be able to score at will against them, right?

Our defense played sorry but I saw too many missed tackles that gave TAM chances to extend drives in that game. I think we can make those plays against ECU and hope the offense can score at will against their defense.
This is why I think we win. Our offense will be able to rack up some points.
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This is why I think we win. Our offense will be able to rack up some points.
Wasn't this exactly what was said about A&M?
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I thought ECU was a trap game before the season began. Sandwiched between two big time SEC games was tricky, but I ultimately thought we would win. Since Thursday night, I have dramatically changed my stance. ECU runs the same system, and while they don't have the athletes that A&M does, it's a system that's going to give us fits. Based on how we played Thursday night, I see no reason why ECU won't have the same success that the Aggies did. We'll have to progress by MILES to have a chance to win.

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Old 08-30-2014, 05:26 PM   #153
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If we had turned the ball over six times and got beat by that score I would see room for optimism. We had no answer to their blocking scheme. And their qb was not that great. The few times we put any pressure on him he mis-fired. And don't blame our offensive ineptness on their defense being that great. A Shaw led offense would have won that game in spite of our defense.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:36 PM   #154
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I thought ECU was a trap game before the season began. Sandwiched between two big time SEC games was tricky, but I ultimately thought we would win. Since Thursday night, I have dramatically changed my stance. ECU runs the same system, and while they don't have the athletes that A&M does, it's a system that's going to give us fits. Based on how we played Thursday night, I see no reason why ECU won't have the same success that the Aggies did. We'll have to progress by MILES to have a chance to win.
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I don't exactly think the caliber of athletes and coaching we saw from us on Thursday was all that great either.
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Wasn't this exactly what was said about A&M?
Yes, but our offense didn't lose the A&M game. We are supposed to be more balanced than what was shown. For one reason or another, we stopped trying to establish the run way too early. We became one-dimensional and easier to stop. I don't see this happening against ECU.
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I don't exactly think the caliber of athletes and coaching we saw from us on Thursday was all that great either.
I have to agree with you, there. I have issues with both of those facets.
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This is true. They were still out there trying in the 4th when all hope was lost. Gotta give them that much.
Kinda looked like we mailed it in on A&M's last drive. And that was disappointing 'cause it looked like Mitch and Williams would've gotten a little action on a last possession.
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A Shaw led offense would have won that game in spite of our defense.

Ya no... A Peyton Manning led offense maybe... Maybe.
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I don't exactly think the caliber of athletes and coaching we saw from us on Thursday was all that great either.

Did you notice the talent disparity between us and TAMU? Yeah it's about the same for us and ECU... Except the other way. Could their offense give us problems? Certainly. Is it a massive mismatch against us? No. Not even close. Some of you guys need to quit whining and sulking and being silly. It's not very becoming.
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