Weak Secondary?

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  1. CloneCynic

    CloneCynic New Member

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    Where are all the brain surgeons who were cackling about the squawks weak secondary last week? How about a first time starter locking down?
     
  2. flyhighcy

    flyhighcy Member

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    I agree They locked ISU without their top dog pascal. Man Iowa actually has a fairly good d backfield. Scary too realizing they are all just pups. I was at the game today and sat with some ISU students. I am a hawk fan first but Those kids I sat with were great. Real good sports. That crackback block by iowas lineman was absolutely brutal. What a game. BOth teams I think will be OK this year.
     
  3. iccyfan

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    Oh, I thought you were talking about ours! :sad9cd:

    #21, Safety Caleb Berg, does not appear to belong on a D1 football field. He plays 10-12 yards off the line, even on third & three. He's the guy who made that Toledo TE look like the next coming of Antonio Gates. Watch the replay of the Iowa game and you'll see him in the frame on all their TD's as well as the Chandler juggle that set them up first & goal. In three games I've yet to see him deliver a significant hit or make a play on a ball. He's no Nik Moser!
     
  4. BryceC

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    Hopefully we'll see James Smith on the field soon, since he's supposed to be a big hitter. I haven't seen a truly punishing hit once yet this year.
     
  5. clonestotop

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    Yes Caleb Berg is just horrible on pass defense but i guarantee you he is a bigger hitter than James Smith. Did you not see him in the Toledo game? He had 3 of the biggest hits in that game. Granted it was after he had blown coverage but the guy is big and can hit. To bad thats all
     
  6. MaxPower57

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    Caleb Berg is definitely a liability in coverage, really aggressive run stopper. More suited for special teams kamakaze in my opinion. Banks made a couple of nice plays covering Chandler yesterday though.
     
  7. isu_pimps

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    Berg is terrible. Can Jason Harris do anything? If so give him a look!
     
  8. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    If Baum or Harris were better options at safety...I think we'd seem them on the field. The fact that we haven't tells me it's Berg until we get Smith back.

    Which hopefully will be very, very soon.
     
  9. Angie

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    Has anyone heard if Parker's doing okay after that huge hit yesterday?
     
  10. ISUFan22

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    Rumor is he is alrert and fine.
     
  11. Angie

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    Good - I don't know how he even stood up after that. Thanks, ISUFan22. :)
     
  12. timc243

    timc243 Member

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    I thought Alvin Bowen had some good pops in the first two games. He had 15 tackles according to the paper so he should still be up top in the nation.
     
  13. arganbright2

    arganbright2 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Bowen leads the country in tackles by 7 over H.B. Blades from Pitt. As a matter of fact, when I looked on there, ISU had 4 guys in the top 90 with Carper, Banks, Mckenzie, and of course Bowen. Go to www.ncaasports.com to look at the up to date stats.
     
  14. shtball

    shtball New Member

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    Got to hit the qb we can not get close
     
  15. Wesley

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    Not a great indicator that you have 4 people in the top 90 in tackles. We must be giving up a lot of first downs.
     

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