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Old 10-06-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: Connor: "The Defense Will Be Fine. Y'all Need to Relax About That."

i think that goes along with what spurrier said last week about not wanting guys to call out teammates in the media. we dont need the finger pointing, that doesnt help. im not saying connor's comments are a result of that, but it is the kind of leadership spurrier wants.
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i think that goes along with what spurrier said last week about not wanting guys to call out teammates in the media. we dont need the finger pointing, that doesnt help. im not saying connor's comments are a result of that, but it is the kind of leadership spurrier wants.
He was responding to the media, which kept asking, repeatedly, "Is it frustrating for you to watch the offense build up a big lead, and then the defense gives up a bunch of points." etc.

Stupid media. Always trying to create controversy so they have an "interesting" story with a conflict.

That is not journalism. That is more selfish than Hampton playing agressive trying to generate a turnover.
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Did he tell Spurrier that? NM answered my question in post #3
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Default Re: Connor: "The Defense Will Be Fine. Y'all Need to Relax About That."

Another words all the D critics need to STFU.
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Default Re: Connor: "The Defense Will Be Fine. Y'all Need to Relax About That."

Who cares what Connor thinks on this?

As a fan, do you really buy into any promises a player or coach makes about the next performance? You shouldn't until you see the results on the field.

How often do you hear Spurrier address a certain weakness in the team WEEK AFTER WEEK the same issue (for instance now, it's taking the foot off the gas) and saying "we are going to fix that" or "that will be our main concern in practice this week"? I am sure it is, too.

However, their words don't mean crap. "The Defense will be fine." Ha, I feel so much better now!

For the record, I am not knocking the coaches or players at all for having confidence in themselves...it's the weirdo fans who put stock into everything spoken out of a college football player's mouth like it holds some kind of weight to the true nature of where this team is going.
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Another words all the D critics need to STFU.
No. But it does mean that a lot of the D critics are drama queens.
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Default Re: Connor: "The Defense Will Be Fine. Y'all Need to Relax About That."

i saw his quote from the press conference, but i also think its about building each other up. youre right though about connor not allowing something he says to get manipulated by the media. mike davis does a great job with that too. honestly i think he pisses some of the reporters off because he wont give them an opening to go and run with a controversial quote.

last week whatever the reporters asked him, do you think you should have got more carries in the 1st half? do you want to get 20-25 carries? do you feel the offense is better when you carry the ball a lot?

his response is always "whatever the coaches decide" to a question that theyre trying to lead him into being selfish or critical of the playcalling.
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i saw his quote from the press conference, but i also think its about building each other up. youre right though about connor not allowing something he says to get manipulated by the media. mike davis does a great job with that too. honestly i think he pisses some of the reporters off because he wont give them an opening to go and run with a controversial quote.

last week whatever the reporters asked him, do you think you should have got more carries in the 1st half? do you want to get 20-25 carries? do you feel the offense is better when you carry the ball a lot?

his response is always "whatever the coaches decide" to a question that theyre trying to lead him into being selfish or critical of the playcalling.
USC does a good job of getting the players prepared for the media. That is one of the benefits of playing for an SEC team. You get a lot of attention from fans and media. It prepares you for the NFL. We, imo, are doing the same with social media now too. It should be a recruiting tool we can use against other weaker conferences, or against teams that do not do so well teaching players how to build a brand.
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Who cares what Connor thinks on this?

As a fan, do you really buy into any promises a player or coach makes about the next performance? You shouldn't until you see the results on the field.

How often do you hear Spurrier address a certain weakness in the team WEEK AFTER WEEK the same issue (for instance now, it's taking the foot off the gas) and saying "we are going to fix that" or "that will be our main concern in practice this week"? I am sure it is, too.

However, their words don't mean crap. "The Defense will be fine." Ha, I feel so much better now!

For the record, I am not knocking the coaches or players at all for having confidence in themselves...it's the weirdo fans who put stock into everything spoken out of a college football player's mouth like it holds some kind of weight to the true nature of where this team is going.
Not everything can be fixed in a couple practices. We are playing a lot of freshman and players that haven't started much.
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Default Re: Connor: "The Defense Will Be Fine. Y'all Need to Relax About That."

Kentucky schooled our defense. They put up more Pts on us than they did against Western Kentucky. No the defense will not be all right. We are heading in to the toughest part of our schedule and look like we did at start if the season. No improvement
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Who cares what Connor thinks on this?

As a fan, do you really buy into any promises a player or coach makes about the next performance? You shouldn't until you see the results on the field.

How often do you hear Spurrier address a certain weakness in the team WEEK AFTER WEEK the same issue (for instance now, it's taking the foot off the gas) and saying "we are going to fix that" or "that will be our main concern in practice this week"? I am sure it is, too.

However, their words don't mean crap. "The Defense will be fine." Ha, I feel so much better now!

For the record, I am not knocking the coaches or players at all for having confidence in themselves...it's the weirdo fans who put stock into everything spoken out of a college football player's mouth like it holds some kind of weight to the true nature of where this team is going.

This is my feeling. I will stop worrying about the D when we come back to Columbia to play MSU having gone 3-0 on the road.
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Yep. We have major issues on Defense. Average talent all over the field and inexperience and the worst part of it all is that we are not improving at all week to week.
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But seriously, why? Why should the "D critics" STFU? I mean, hasn't their play on the field caused concern for us fans that saw one of the best units in the SEC become the absolute worst?
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Not everything can be fixed in a couple practices. We are playing a lot of freshman and players that haven't started much.
So what? I am not complaining about the youth or inexperience. I understand what we are facing. I'm just telling it like it is.

My point is don't get wrapped up and all silly over what our QB thinks or is projecting for our defense to accomplish, unless you are really just lacking on football knowledge. Everyone else knows the deal and Connor is speaking to the fans who suck up all the positivity and run with it. Connor is telling those fans what they want to hear. And that's fine for him...and those fans can take those warm words and sleep with them each night until the next ballgame. But don't go start a thread and say "CONNOR SAYS THE DEFENSE IS GOING TO BE FINE, BACK OFF HATERS!!!" because you look foolish.

You know the old saying "you can't bullshit a bullshitter"?
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As the great philosopher Phil Dunphy said "The most amazing things that can happen to a human being will happen to you if you just lower your expectations."
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Sigh. Yazoo and the others for some reason don't get it.
I totally get it. The media is trying to create controversy. It does not help the football team if fans jump onboard and fuel the fire based on hunches and speculation. That only encourages a sh*tty media to keep digging little bits into the team concept that improves chances of winning.
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Seems like a good message.
No it doesn't. There was nothing fine about it last night, nor the 3 games before it. What we are doing on defense is plain not working. You have to be seriously delusional to actually think the defense will be fine. I understand it's a strategy to keep people calm, but still, it's BS that no one will buy. Our D has been exposed for what it is. I like that Connor is trying to keep the team together, but at the same time it's an insult to our intelligence. The only way get anyone to believe is to SHOW US good defense for a change, not talk about it.
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I totally get it. The media is trying to create controversy. It does not help the football team if fans jump onboard and fuel the fire based on hunches and speculation. That only encourages a sh*tty media to keep digging little bits into the team concept that improves chances of winning.
So the answer to defensive improvements is not better coaching or scheming but to stop talking about how bad they're playing. Makes perfect sense. It's the Ostrich way of operating.
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