It took until the end of the 3rd quarter and 56 points for Baylor to blitz Geno Smith. That is just terrible coaching. I'm sure Baylors coach knows more about footbaww than me but that is just grotesquely stupid.
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You don't need to be good at coaching to recognize bad coaching. I could never write a novel, but I still recognize poor writing. I agree, that D coaching is just terrible. On both sides of the ball.
I stopped watching the two nationally televised B1G games awhile ago. However much I want to defend the league against those talking about how weak it is, I can't believe how bad some of the teams are. It's embarrassing.
The current Penn State drive is achieving its intended purpose of showing you how bloody awful the Illini rush defense is, but in slow motion. It is a class move perhaps to at least run down the clock a bit and try to not get 10 to 15 yards on dive plays though.
Worst Waldo alert.
Wasn't that a straight man coverage
Smith is very good. He doesn't panic; he sees the field and he gets the ball to where it needs to be. But, Baylor just spectacularly busted on an 85-yard touchdown pass. 63-49 with 14 minutes left in the game
This was the worst noon lineup of games I've ever seen. I should've just done yardwork.
They have officially cost me all of my FreeSportsBet money...
Am I missing some concept, but when you're bringing 7 men on a blitz, why don't they tighten up their DBs on the WR? The only way to beat that blitz is a quick throw, which you just hand the other team when playing 8 yards off the WR.
Iowa seemed to play well in the first half, aided by a couple long runs. But, Vandenberg's stats just seem ok, and the offense as a whole hasn't scored in the second half. Four turnvovers by the Gophers, meh.
For anyone who talks up how bad the defenses in the Big 10 are, watching these Big 12 teams "defend" each other is offensive.
I see what you did there. lol
A lot of empty seats in the upper decks in EL. What gives?
If only Denard could play more like Geno Smith.
Seriously. The walkons on our scout team play better defense than WV and Baylor. "Geno Smith looks great today!" Lol, the other team is "rushing" 3, refuses to blitz, and their DBs are literally jogging after the receivers.
I was just typing that this was like video game football, and the announcer just said "this is like video game football."
He's not wrong.
That one handed catch was insane by WVU
I have a question for all of you. Baylor just got within 7 with 3 min left and WV lined up for onside kick recovery. I'm not trying to debate whether you should kick it away or not, but given that Baylor (or whoever) is kicking it away I think there is something else they could try. Just pooch it about 30 yards downfield and see how it bounces. The receiving team only has one guy deep and everyone else is going to be back by your cover guys who are sprinting downfield. Even if the deep guy runs up to field it he is most likely going to just fall on it, so it's not like you would give up much over a touchback. Is there a downside to this that I'm not thinking of? A good bounce gives your team a decent chance at a recovery I feel like.