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    Official throw the **** ball to

    TOOD BLYTHE! thread.

    I know the Todd blythe threads will start coming in, so i was thinking just start a big one. But this is ridiculous, if you cant give your most talented player the ball once you dont deserve to be a football team.

    I was watching Todd the whole game, watching the coverages, watching his routes.

    I saw very very few double teams on Todd, UNLV didnt take Todd out of the game, MAC DID! After a while I think Todd was getting very frustrated and he was not finishing up his routes, he was just jogging after meyer didnt look that way.

    Thoughts?



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    Just for the sake of argument, what would be the reason a head coach wouldn't get the ball to the best receiver on the team? Do you really believe Mac is purposely keeping him from getting the ball. If so, for what reason?

    Maybe a better explanation is Meyer didn't think he was open even when plays were called for him.


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    it makes you wonder...i was at the game....the frustration in the stands was evident


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    Yeah, but can't you just draw up a play where you just toss it to an area that Blythe is suppose to be?

    That's what I don't get. Even if Meyer thinks he's covered, the play just calls for him to throw it to that spot..



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    You still throw it to him. The offense should be ashamed of their performance. Just a little better than Idaho State. Too many 5 yard penalties.


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    at least the D was somewhat better


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    Yeah, I'm pleasently surprised with the D.. that's a good thing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Just for the sake of argument, what would be the reason a head coach wouldn't get the ball to the best receiver on the team? Do you really believe Mac is purposely keeping him from getting the ball. If so, for what reason?

    Maybe a better explanation is Meyer didn't think he was open even when plays were called for him.

    Hey, finally someone with a brain around here. last time i checked Mac wasn't throwing the ball.


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    My biggest gripe is that we are not using him near the goal line. We ran numerous plays in the redzone where you are about guarenteed single coverage, and most of the time Blythe wasn't even on the field. I don't have anything against Jon Davis, but he should not be the only ****ing reciever on the field in the red zone. Just throw Blythe the jump ball and he's gonna win 80% of the time.



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    The thing that we did so well last year and most teams are very successful with is throwing the ball to the back-outside shoulder or upper-inside shoulder of a great receiver. Meyer has the talent and Blythe has the speed and jumping ability to get it done if they are told to. I don't buy it that he's too well covered when he's shown time and time again that he's never too well covered.

    And about Meyer forcing passes to Blythe, I think Meyer looked completely off his game tonight. One of the passes he forced to Todd was completely stupid because he had a wide-open field in front of him for about 15 yards to run it himself.

    I think something had to be bugging Meyer tonight because he was not our QB of last year. If we can't get it to Blythe or Flynn for a couple 20+ yard gains a game against Toledo and UNLV, boy are we in for it against Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, etc. I think we have the skills and talents but we sure haven't shown it yet.

    I just don't buy all the excuses, it just isn't as simple as saying Blythe was covered too well, he absolutely wasn't. I know Mac wasn't throwing the ball but Meyer sure wasn't either. Something needs to be figured out though because Iowa's going to find their game and then Texas is going to give it to us like we've never seen before.


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    What happened when ISU tried to force the ball to Todd tonight?

    Oh yeah...interception.

    Todd was covered pretty well tonight...it was evident the UNLV game plan was to take him out of the game.

    We should have just done better doing the other things.



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    I agree he was covered pretty well but he can get to the ball very well.

    Why wasn't Flynn or other receivers having a record night then if Todd had all the defense on him? UNLV's passing defense isn't that strong to be able to stop all of our options.

    Stevie did good but we have to have both of them working at the same time.

    I guess I'm just frustrated by the lack of execution against such weak opponents with such a potent offense.


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    Meyer didn't have a great game, but we still won, I'm happy. Meyer will not play like that all year long, he had an off night, everyone does once in a while. Hopefully it's a while before we see another one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    I guess I'm just frustrated by the lack of execution against such weak opponents with such a potent offense.
    Me too. The Cyclone defense...regardless of what some may think...was the strength tonight. The offense looked flat 90% of the time.



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    The defense sure did play well overall. I really was impressed with the rushing d for most of the game. UNLV had some very fast players and we closed in pretty well. The passing D plays pretty far off of the receivers for the most part but I think a few adjustments will help a lot on that regard, I sure hope anyways. But for such a young squad, they really are doing a solid job. Parker for president!

    Ahhhh, ISU Football, such the drama :)


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