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All right, Josh, I ask again - where is the defense that will pull all this off? Who on our schedule is that? I ask because just I don't see them.
And can we factor in the common opinion, around the B1G, that we have one of the better OLs in conference?
You have us losing to UCLA, NW and Michigan. I'll throw in Penn St as well and concede one loss to the group. But I don't expect any of them to have the crashing DE or blitzing LB that will win the game for them. I don't see us losing games because of slow footed OTs.
Our own defense will put us at risk and our offensive turnovers will also. But if opposing DCs want to crash their DE and blitz LBs, we'll be doing something else. Something good in a different direction. Then they'll stop with the crashing and blitzing.
Maybe someone has a 'Clowney' on their roster but I don't see it.
Michigan's Ryan would have been that guy, but he tore is ACL. Plus, we did just fine at neutralizing Georgia's pass rushers (some of the best in the nation) by creative play calling and misdirection. Our tackle play will only lose us games if we're constantly playing catch up.... which isn't altogether unlikely.
Must have watched a different Georgia game than I did.
That being said....I'm not that worried about our tackles with the schedule we play.
4th quarter was bad but we moved the ball easily on them for 3 quarters and it wasn't a contest. One doesn't rack up 443 yards of offense without neutralizing Georgia's pass rush. Georgia had 3 sacks in the game and Martinez was 16 of 27 (60%) for 204 yards and 2 TDs. He threw two picks but only one was a result of a pass rush.
Never said we didn't move the ball on them. Two seperate arguments entirely.
While not great I guess I can't imagine our OT play to be worse than last year. In which case I only see it being a complete liability in 1-3 games next year. UCLA, Michigan?, and if we are fortunate enough to get in the CCG. You all know more than me but the offensive line is the least of my worries. Our front 7 is what will hold us back in my mind at least.
I do remember a drive where they got around ARod 3 straight times to kill the drive.
not really... I was saying we neutralized their pass rush through play calling and using it against them... it worked. We moved the ball and they didn't reak havoc on Martinez throwing except for a few plays (especially when ARod was in).
Criminey, bleed, you're drooling. Use a napkin, man.
if we end up 13-1 with a rose bowl victory i will run laps around memorial stadium naked. the day after our bowl game victory.
Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be sure to be out of town.
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, YOUR...
12-0 undefeated regular season,
BIG champion and
NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS led by your very own, Heisman Trophy winner
TAYLOR "he ain't tragic he's magic" MARTINEZ!!!!!
You do drugs Danny?
Even on drugs Danny knew where the promised land was
WIth a young defense, T.O.P will be underrated.
I think we have talked about this before, but I will be fascinated to see how Bo attacks as an offense. Honestly, id like to see more ground and pound this year. I don't want to be having 2 minute scores and then see michigan state pound it down our throats for 6 or 8 minutes.
We have one of the best run games in the country and I don't think that is dependent on what speed we choose to operate at.
I know winning TOP doesn't always mean you win the game, but i'd suggest its better to win it than to lose it.
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If there is one part of the line that needs a bit of scheming to improve their chances, it's the men on the edges... Not the interior. I feel pretty good about out interior. I feel good about our RBs abilty to pick up blitzes as well.
I actually like the decision to widen the gaps for this season.
Don't count on a JUCO transfer tackle to come in and be a game changer.
If he is Ill be extatic, but to expect that from any JUCO tackle is asking a bit much if you ask me. Simply put, it just doesn't happen that much.
Tyler Moore should have been our LT this year.
I am certainly not expecting a 3* JUCO to roll in and rip it up from day one. Quite a different scenario than asking a guy like Gregory at DE to come in and make an impact. Gregory can be a situational guy while he learns the defense. Hinnin will need to hit the ground running while learning our entire offense that will be expected to be run with a 4th year QB at the helm.
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