Jesus. Nice catch.
Afternoon Games Open Thread
It's safe to say Mattison and Narduzzi are in Kelly's head. He 2nd guesses himself so much against MSU/UM.
is absolutely delightful
EO 1st quarter, Tennessee up 7-3 at Florida.
Staee receivers will probably catch everything Nov 2nd. Thats what is most upsetting about how terrible they are
Hey, it's possible to check into a different defense when the offense audible
As bad as MSU's offense has been this season, they have not trailed in a game yet. Let's see how they do when trying to come back from a deficit. If ND can get a double digit lead, MSU could be in some real trouble.
Then again, it is a rivarly game.
Shouldn't that be targeting?
Who refs ND's home games?
After one, SD State leads Nebraska 17-14. The last few days haven't been good for a certain Mr. Pelini.
head shake. As if dirty isn't Sparty's openly admitted M.O. on D.
60 mins of unnecessary roughness in effect for MSU
MSU committed a personal foul? I, for one, am shocked.
MSU players should wear bullet proof shoes
LOL 60 minues of unnecessary roughness
Brian Kelly is finding his inner Lloyd Carr. Stubbornly trying to establish the run no matter what. Even if it's going nowhere.
I've always thought personal fouls should be like technical fouls in basketball, or yellow cards in soccer. If you get one, that's your warning, and a second should be an ejection. Accummulating them in back-to-back games should bring punishment as well. There needs to be more teeth behind it than just the 15 yards.
Why not an orange card?
plus that comes in handy on those plays where two personal fouls cancel each other out
I think that is a terrible idea. The 15 yards and automatic first down is enough.
Maybe your idea works for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.
So, you think a guy who celebrates too much in the endzone should be at risk of ejection/suspension, but not a guy who commits a cheap shot with intent to injure?
NCAA will suspend players after reviewing tape.
That's not much of a threat. Few players have ever been suspended based on the videotape. Two years ago, the Big Ten dragged its feet on punishing Will Gholston until the media outcry forced them to.
But if you make it automatic that anyone who gets two personal fouls, or a guy who gets one in back-to-back games, is ejected, then you put the fear of ejection in the back of any player's mind immediately when he gets one PF flag. Then he knows he's got to clean his act up the rest of the game, because the same official who flagged him once might do it again.
I like the idea. Particularly maybe having an elevated level of a penalty for some more egregious penalties, kinda like a yellow v. a red?
Gosh every pass play is 20+ yards
that MSU's rationale is to foul on every play with the knowledge that the refs can't flag every play. . . .
Wow shitty call!
Lots of penalties in the MSU-ND game so far.
The thing about Rees is, he consistently gets outstanding coverage. Yet neither he nor his receivers ever do much.
Where was this inaccurate Rees 2 weeks ago?
against us. Otherwise, we would have lost, because our DBs were not playing remotely tight coverage or breaking up any passes.
Did he just say that field goal attempt was "incomplete"?
Midwestern football everybody.
Imagine if ND had any kind of seam route to throw to someone...MSU is abandoning the middle and Kelly still looking for fades.
This is pathetic and boring to watch. Exactly what I expected.
This game sucks, comedy of errors thus far.
Fieldgoals are "incomplete"?
Sparty won't be dangerous.
Of course Brindza did not miss when he played us.
on every single play. Something we couldnt even do against Akron. Does not bode well for our chances against them or any decent team. Mattison doesn't appear to have any confidence in his defense to play tight, rather than very loose.
Mattison hasn't even given our D a chance to play like MSUs is. And why do you say they're blanketed? ND has consistently driven down the field by beating MDU over the top.
have been to closely covered receivers. He has not had wide open receivers to throw to on almost every play, as our opponents have.
And yes, as I said, Mattison has no confidence in our back 7 not to get beaten deep over and over if he plays tighter coverage. So he plays soft, gives up a lot of yards, and crosses his fingers. Not a recipe for success this season, if it continues.
While it is effective most of the time, it leaves them open to the big play down the field. Gardner and company should have some chances downfield against them, they will need to take advantage of them.
I would also argue they get away with interference almost every play as well. They love to put their hands on receivers after 5-10 yards. Of course, it is smart to keep on doing if it is only being called occasional.
the "and company" is that you're talking about. We only have one receiver who is a credible downfield threat, and every opponent will have him closely shadowed, because they know that no one else can hurt them.
What does their tight coverage have to do with our D or our chances against any half decent team?
that's the way that talented defenses that win champioships play. Our pass D is very, very soft, and will get shredded against just about everyone. We couldn't even close down Akron's passing game, so what chance do we stand against Northwestern, Indiana, Penn State, Nebraska or OSU?