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    Martinez

    Fanatics, how do we stop him? I know we can, and I know that we can win this game. But this kid has some scary talent.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gPe211xAh4]YouTube - (HD) Taylor Martinez (Nebraska) vs. Kansas St. (10.7.10)[/ame]



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    Re: Martinez

    I forgot how terrifying that game was to watch. Jesus that kid is fast!


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    Re: Martinez

    I have no idea how you stop this guy, but he is a true freshman and not that great of a passer, so it must be possible.



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    Re: Martinez

    Does anyone know how fast Martinez is? Is it something where we can just take him on the option and leave everything up to Helu? it seems as if he is alot faster than Helu. Maybe I am wrong though.


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    Re: Martinez

    I honestly dont think we will need to worry about it, he will likely be out.



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    Re: Martinez

    I've seen better



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    Re: Martinez

    I think he'll be hurting during our game or be out. He'll still be effective but not super effective.



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    Re: Martinez

    Defense has to take good pursuit angles, gang tackle and keep him from open field opportunities. Plus I think if we get some good shots on him, that he'll crack.



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    Re: Martinez

    Just tackle the kid Pelinis style. He will be out of the game in no time.



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    Re: Martinez

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieISU View Post
    Defense has to take good pursuit angles, gang tackle and keep him from open field opportunities. Plus I think if we get some good shots on him, that he'll crack.
    This. Also keeping him on the sideline with our offense sustaining long drives will help.


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    Re: Martinez

    His blend of quickness, speed and vision are incredible.



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    Re: Martinez

    Quote Originally Posted by AlleyAddict View Post
    His blend of quickness, speed and vision are incredible.
    We need to have a defender as a "spy" on Martinez,

    I recommend Terran "the falcon" Benton...
    He hits hard and is always flying to the ball



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    Re: Martinez

    9 in the box, or just hit 'em coming off the bus!


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    Re: Martinez

    Texas had a strategy were they actually used 2 spies on him, it completely cut off his ability to take off and run for a big gain. The trade off was that using 2 guys from their LBs and DBs almost every play meant that we had someone open on almost every pass we had, but a combination of bad throws and drops made that irrelevant. OSU tried the same strategy next week and this time Martinez made the throws and our WRs made the catches and we scored 51 points and we had 323 yards passing.

    Based on that if you guys try a defensive game plan similar to that it looks like it could either work really well (Texas) or completely backfire (Okie St.). I think a lot of it would depend on how good your secondary is and their ability to cover our receivers one on one.

    Of course if Zac Lee winds up starting that changes everything.



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    Re: Martinez

    Quote Originally Posted by Enginerd View Post
    Just tackle the kid Pelinis style. He will be out of the game in no time.
    We would get called for it. WE are ISU.


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