In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 963
Online now 313 Record: 5105 (2/14/2012)
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
Or maybe we just don't have much to work with back there this game no matter what we tried to do.
I'm sure he made some mistakes and wishes he did some things differently. So do all coordinators. That's doesn't make him a fraud.
These are not his recruits. He is having to play with guys he inherited and we knew already that the cupboard was bare. Let the guy bring in some better talent. I will judge Snyder's performance over the next couple of years before jumping to conclusions.
In the first quarter when we were mixing coverages, being creative on the play calling(dropping nine into coverage) etc the game plan looked great. When we started trying to bring pressure and trusting our weak secondary to do something, that's when we looked like crap
well obviouisly the way we tried worked so well didn't it Jeff?
Jeff, we played La Tech. Even our bench warmers should be able when put in the right position to compete with them.
We played Steven Terrell and Toney Hurd. They have started the past 2 games haven't they? Steven Campbell's not going to play much healty or not.
Howard Mathews will play but how does he determine if Otis Jacobs and Devante and Floyd can't play press on a receiver.
Jeff, that's just stating something. You didn't think about it. Meaning, you didn't think how it plays out.
The same guys that played at safety most of the game are who play most of all games.
DeShazer was our only real player who plays a lot and he is good.
Contact Me for an Insurance Quote
Dude, that's probably the biggest part of the problem! Missing Deshazer was huge. Have you seen Hurd trying to cover guys? The game plan would have been fine if our DBs could tackle worth a lick. I think you are really underestimating how well coached those WRs were and how bad some of our guys are in coverage. We kept most of their WRs in check for most of the game by keeping Patton single covered with a good cushion. It wasn't until later when we rolled help to Patton's side that Cameron started eating our other DBs up and he really started spreading it around. Snyder tried FOUR different CBs on Patton. They did play press on him a few plays and either got a penalty or he still made the catch. Our guys are not great in coverage. Why do you think we are looking for a JUCO safety and bringing in a CB recruit to visit when we already have three committed? I agreed we needed to play press last week in a tighter game, but with the lead last night and with how explosive their offense is we needed to play off the WR to keep everything in front of us. If we could tackle them on first contact (or second or third or fourth...) we'd have shut them down. I would be really interested to see how many yards their WRs got after contact, because that is where they really ate our lunch.
So your theory is that because we couldn't touch the guy with our first defender, by suddenly moving that defender forward before the snap, the will be able to begin covering him effectively. As often as he juked our guys out of their jock straps, you're ok with our guys getting beat at the line of scrimmage every other play and hoping to catch up with him before he scores?
We were playing 3 on 2 on each side. By keeping him in front of our players we were hoping to provide enough time to swarm him and keep him contained. obviously didn't work--but putting our guys on an island would be asinine. You would be required to bring safety help on every play and that means Holly gashes you even worse tan he did.
The problem isn't the DC. It our personnel. We were a 3-4 team last year with a different DC and in a new conference playing one of the best offenses in the country. Penalties killed us. Snyder didn't have a great game either,but throwing him under the bus is reactionary. Something this board is way to prone to be.
The true test of a man's intelligence is how much he agrees with you.
And our CB's aren't made to stop someone like Patton without good safety help.
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports