Random observations from today's scrimmage

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  1. cloneaholic

    cloneaholic Active Member

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    In no particular order:
    • Tiller isn't as effective in the air as Arnaud right now, but boy does he have some serious wheels. He busted one for major yardage today. I can see our coaches using him very strategically in certain situations. The defense will be spread out and they'll have to respect his arm, but they'll have a tough time keeping him contained when he pulls his arm down.
    • Some excellent catches out there today, but also several drops.
    • Too many penalties, but that's probably par for the course for this time of year.
    • I'm no coach, but it appears to me that the Dline philosophy seems to have changed since last year. It seems there's less emphasis on staying in your gap and more emphasis on getting penetration and disrupting the offense. Linebacker is still an area of concern right now, and it will be nice to have the JC all-american joining us this summer.
    • LJ is still the man out there. He had a couple of excellent plays in the endzone and also got a pick off a deflection.
    • It looks like the tight ends will play a role in our offense and that's good because we've got a couple of quality tight ends.
    • Arob is clearly the #1 running back. Schwartz and Bo both had some nice plays, though.
    • I really think we'll be much more effective in the red zone this year because we'll have so many more dimensions on offense. Also, you may see a few major rinkles in our offense when we get inside the 10.
    • I love the passion of our head coach!
     
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  2. gocy444

    gocy444 Well-Known Member

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    cool thanks for sharing
     
  3. no2cyclones

    no2cyclones Mariner Moose
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    Excellent observations. Much appreciated.
     
  4. JDDCy

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    Point #4 - I'm not sure if we are athletic enough to pull it off but it is good to hear about the defensive line penetration. Everytime I saw South Florida play the last couple years they seemed to be constantly in their oponents backfield. Their front seven were attack, attack attack.
     
  5. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    Big learning curve.

    More aggressive defense will be good, but we can get burned more often if not staying in zones. Oh well, can't be any worse than last year...:jimlad:
     
  6. jt tailgater

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    it helped that they had an All American quality DE in Selvie
     
  7. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    I'd expect Bo Williams to be third string coming into the year. Jeremiah Schwartz looks like a damn football player.
     
  8. cloneaholic

    cloneaholic Active Member

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    I agree about Schwartz. I really like his stick it down your throat style of running. I think he's going to be a huge fan favorite.
     
  9. CyForPresident

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    Schwartz is gonna be huge for the next 4 years. He would have played last year if he didn't tweak his knee in August.

    A RB with the ability to pick up a 3rd and 1 or 4th and inches is badly needed.
     
  10. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    The last one I remember was Ennis Haywood. That guy was always good for a few yards, even if the line was bad(which it was't back then.)
     
  11. CyForPresident

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    Ryan Kock.
     
  12. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    Ryan had a few good games(particularly his last one), but didn't prove himself against all the teams that Ennis did.
     
  13. CyForPresident

    CyForPresident Well-Known Member

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    True that Ryan is not the RB that Ennis was, but from the standpoint of a guy getting 1 yard when you need it, Ryan NEVER failed.
     
  14. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    Good point. You're right. He was a fullback wasn't he?
     
  15. CyForPresident

    CyForPresident Well-Known Member

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    Yeap, a FB.
     
  16. superfan

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    Stick the Kock in the A-hole. Guaranteed 1st down.
     
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  17. CyForPresident

    CyForPresident Well-Known Member

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    :biglaugh: I don't care what their family says, their name is not pronounced "cook"
     
  18. Cyclone90

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    I'll take that trade off. QBs were much too comfortable sitting back there picking our defense apart with no pressure. Our DBs are good enough that more pressure should result in more picks. TOs are huge and we need to do more do force those. I'll give up a few 1st downs for more TOs anytime.
     
  19. ISUAlum2002

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    Same here. Our DB's may not have been as bad as they looked all year last year.....but we'd never know it as the opposing QB's always had all day to choose a receiver and throw. Even the best DB's can only cover effectively for maybe 4-6 seconds.
     
  20. jay moe

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    How did the team speed look on defense?
     

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