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has been proven to be a fraud these past 2 games
that is all
I think the guy is a smart D-coord
but he was unbelievably stubborn tonight with his coverage schemes....he doesn't have the talent to run what he was trying to run when A&M is at full strength, let alone with the injuries....the Ags don't have those types of corners yet.
We only played 9 guys in the front 7 tonight and LT ran over 100 plays. We desperately need more depth up front to have guys late in games who can make an impact. Obioha hasn't done anything for 3 of the last 4 weeks. Without the front 4 getting pressure this type of offense will destroy you and that's what happened tonight.
any good DC (like he is supposed to be) would have figured out playing soft coverage and CBs 10 yards off the ball was getting you killed every night and Dykes saw that.
Thats why Patton had 21 catches. Because about 15 of those came 1-3 yards off the LOS. and the CBs were 8 yards off the LOS and backpeddaling when the ball was snapped.
its the 2nd straight week that its killed us. The Ole Miss game he made a tiny adjustment. This game he was way too stubborn
Look, you either play off a guy like that or risk getting burned every play. Snyder kept him in front of our DBs. Don't forget we have basically the same personnel that found ways to lose last year. We just don't have the talent, but they still found a way to do just enough to win. I think more than Patton getting 11 ypc, penalties were the story. They kept drives alive when we had them stopped. The officials even took the liberty of inventing a few penalties that weren't there and we still found a way to win.
Look, we got burnt every play playing soft coverage so what exactly is the risk of playing up close and jamming the WR
either that or our DBs have regressed and Yates needs to go
Guys weren't running wide open we missed at least 30 tackles tonight on top of penalties on top of lucky plays. Snyder cant go out there and make the plays for the players... Plus this is the best offense we'll see for the rest of the year. I didnt think Snyder did an awful job guys werent running wide open everywhere we just couldnt bring guys to the ground or continued the drive on penalties.
Still love Snyder. La Tech's O is legit and Patton is NFL good.
We are without 4 key defensive players, 3 of those being in the secondary.
Last night was a horrible showing, but I think Snyder has gotten a lot out of an average group of talent.
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LaTech's gameplan was the screen and the 5-10 yard out routes
because we were giving it to them
No one in our rotation could have done any better against Patton.
Hurd and DeVante Harris are short, but plucky. Don't get me wrong, i really like how these 2 guys play, but they Do tend to get a little physical/a little grabby in order to establish their presence. With De Harris, his skills/patience will develop in time. He does need to gain more good weight, tho (as much as he can without losing his speed).
Terrell and Matthews were out yes?
Everrett, recovering from injury?
Patton was a mismatch going in, and quite frankly i am surprised they didn't start exploiting that earlier.
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I think he is doing a pretty damn good job considering the talent he has on that side of the ball. As soon as our guys decide to start tackling we will be much better off. The last TD Patton had was a pathetic display of effort on our boys part, I hope our d coaches address that issue!
I agree, our defense really slacked off after that last TD run by Manziel, that is unforgivable! I hope they pay for that in practice with something Very unpleasant...
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I agree with Jeff. Patton is one hell of a receiver. He was going to torch the dbs no matter what and every time we played him close and he went deep we got a penalty. In that situation, with our personnel, all you can do is slide a safety over, double team him, and hope to contain him. You also have to remember that he is not the only good player on La Tech's offense. Cameron is a great QB with several pretty capable receivers around him. So, when you slide that safety over to help contain him, you run the risk of a really big play.
Penalties are definitely the story of this game. Without them the game wouldn't have been this close. Once again, though, this team pulled out a win. It was an ugly one, but it's still a win against a La Tech team with a very good offense.
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Its not Snyder, but Marcel Yates that I'm putting on notice. Snyder asks our DBs to play off and come up to tackle. None of them can tackle. None.
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Regardless of scheme, we have GOT to get better at tackling in space... We had guys in position to stop a play for a short gain (not a scheme problem in that regard) but who just absolutely whiffed, multiple times because of poor tackling (which is ultimately his responsibility to fix as DCoordinator). It's a bad night for your DBs when Dustin Harris is your best tackler...
I disagree with the OP... We lack depth! Our starters were on the field for 101 plays last night and i would imagine most of them were on the field for 90% of the snaps. We need some depth badly and that is NOT Snyder's fault! They are working to fix this issue with the JUCO's and defensive kids we are recruiting in this class...
Press press press.. Not 5 yard or 10 yard press but in your face press.
Snyder has no clue how to stop a spread. Hes a big 10 type of coach that sees qbs take 5 step drops..
You have to disrupt those timings and make those qb's beat you with small windows down the field. Take them out of their comfort zone.
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Snyder's only problem was waiting too long to keep double-coverage on #4 and stopping the blitz. We're painfully thin on D, and the O's shitty playcalling in the second half kept them on the field against a legitimate top 5 offense.
Snyder and company will improve our defense dramatically when we get some talent and experience. Coverage wasn't the only problem last night. Our D-line and blitzes got no pressure at all, and the D-line couldn't set the LOS on most of the running plays, and we couldn't tackle to save our lives. Plus we had 170 yds in penalties. I think part of it was fatigue.
Hopefully we can improve at holding the LOS and tackling, or LSU is going to run right over our asses.
I think we can all agree that the penalties were killer. At least 3 of their TDs came on drives will crucial third down penalties. That being said, for an SEC crew, some of the interference calls were horrible. Especially the play were Devante had blanket coverage, turned his head, had better position and #4 pushed him and then fell down... I've never seen a worse call. Clearly we brought the SEC F squad.
Not exactly. We kept the receivers in front of us for minimal gains and then we missed tackles. Pretty much any time we covered them tight we got a PI penalty (whether it was legitimate or not). The long gains were a result of piss poor tackling (again, largely a talent issue, but coaching, as well).
I think the plan was to let Patton get his catches and neutralize the rest of their offense. But, when he started figuring out he could run right through our arm tackles, then he started hurting us. But, we were letting him catch the ball. There was a point when he had caught something like 16 of Cameron's 21 completions or something crazy like that. When we started finally putting a safety on him Cameron found his other receivers. Patton finished with 21 catches and Cameron had 44 completions.
For our lack of talent the game plan wasn't too bad. Lack of tackling did us in. It's lack of coverage skills, though, that is forcing him to give a cushion, so we wouldn't have gained anything by playing closer to the LOS. Not against a talent like Patton. He may be the best WR this defense faces and we just don't have the players to cover him. Devante is our best cover guy and he was getting a PI call every time he lined up on Patton. He will get better but you're talking about a true freshman trying to cover a legit NFL WR. We're just not there yet. We will get there but you're basically asking Snyder to make something with nothing. How many TDs would they have given him if McMillan was still coaching them? If you want to blame someone, blame Sherman for stinking it up in recruiting. We wouldn't even have Harris if not for Sumlin. Sumlin also dropped two committed CBs when he got here because they sucked. Just give it time. Ellis, Garner, and Collins are all committed right now. Better days for our secondary are coming.
Press presspress.. Not 5 yard or 10 yard press but in your face oress.
Snyder has no clue hiw to stop a spread. Hes a big 10 tyoe of coach that sees qbs take 5 step drops..
Uhhhhhhh. We dont have the horses to press press press. Don't have the center fielder to protect over the top and don't have the corners. Help is coming but need some stud safeties. Tough offense for 100 plays. He came out and game planned well.
Well Thrill. We gave up 50 points in 3 quarters playing your way brother. How did that work? How did it work against Ole Miss?
We have 4 cb's that are 6' and taller and we are playing of asking them to squat and break on the route?. You and I both know that's what they were recruited to do (press) we don't have Asante Samuel types that can squat.
Otis Jacobs, Dusty, Floyd, and DeShazer when healthy. Devante will be able to when he gets some muscle.
Again, we played the spread like every coach has tried against Tx Tech and such. We couldn't stop that 5 yard pattern that they abused us all day long.
How many passes did they complete down the field? The answer was what, 1?
Again, why not try it when the other way isn't working. We haven't tried it. Here's why it works. That la tech qb isnt a NFL qb.He's a noodle arm spread qb that's smart and lives off of reps and timing. You can't time when you don't know when the receiver will be there.
Snyder's off man approach allowed him and the receivers to get in rhythm and stay there.
Paul, we could do that if we weren't missing three safeties. We didn't have the man power last night to play that way.
I felt we were one stop away from La Tech hanging it up. That pass interference call, we seemed to have responded poorly to. Tough game to watch.
Some of you crack me up. How is this a proven?
And against ole miss the defense is what kept us in the game amidst 6 turnovers.
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