further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
So what's the deal with Kovacs?
Well he was healthy enough to play. And you're complaining because our safety didn't get a ton of tackles? I would love if our safeties never had to make tackles.
So whats the deal with airline food?
Can we still get pretzels?
These pretzels are makin' me thirsty!
These 3 ice cubes with a splash of Sprite should do the trick...
Delta still gives out peanuts. Which is good because I'm allergic to gluten.
So what's the deal with fish?
Wow, what a great audience
Hopefully this week should give him a chance to get out of the game early. Illinois looks downright terrible.
I'm going to the Illinois Game with my cousin. He is an Illinois grad, so I'll be amongst the orange. I hope they hate me.
I thought snowflakes referred to opinion about the game, not legitimate questions about the game/team/players, etc? Relax.
If Kovacs was hurt, this would be a legitimate question. But asking why he didn't tackle as much?
That's not what he asked. He asked if there were any updates on his condition.
What condition? He had a knee brace on, and played every snap. It's not like he had to leave or was dealing with an earlier injury
You are 100% correct, except for the fact that he was dealing with an earlier injury. Which was news... and which some of us are interested to know more about. Hence the OP.
Well he (Kovacs) was wearing a knee brace. However he played the whole game, IIRC.
I'm a little more concerned about Denard's hand. He clearly injured it towards the end of the game.
From the looks of it he just followed through a little too far and clipped his thigh with it. It looked like a stinger more than anything, I wouldn't be worried.
But I watched his follow thru in slo-mo (my wife is right- I'm a geek) and his hand didn't touch his thigh. I'm concerned that he ruptured a tendon or something is strained from earlier contact... No doc
Denard hurt his hand late in the 2nd quarter when he was tackled in the backfield on a failed zone-read play. After the play, he was shaking his hand as he was trotting off the field. I'm assuming that since he was back out there to start the 3rd quarter, there were no broken bones.
I wouldn't worry about it. Back in the early 1900's the Cubbies had a pitcher named "Three Finger" Mordecai Brown. Old Mordecai had a deformed right hand that he used to his advantage by developing a nasty curve ball. So Denard should be fine.
So what's the deal with people acting like the sky is falling?
If Denard's wrist actually is injured it might be.
The real question:
Who is John Gault?
Purdue didnt do much to get into Kovaxs' area.
Come on, man - you can certainly spell that one correctly... I know you can!
I do think Kovacs looked a little slow out there....
Obviously, the defense played really well as a whole, but there were a few plays that TerBush completed passes, and Kovacs was pretty far behind his guy...
Purdue was lacking a vertical passing game for the most part, but I was somewhat surprised to see that he wasn't used as a blitzer at all. Probably wasn't brought to the line as a blitzer due to Purdue's scheme in which the ball remains in the QB's hands for a maximum of 2.5 seconds. If he was seriously injured, he wouldn't have been in the game.
The safeties weren't really needed against Purdue, because the Boilermakers couldn't get past the second level.
So whats the deal with, "so whats the deal."
Do we need a "Seinfeld" tag to go along with the Snowflakes?
If Purdue actually put up a consistent offensive attack, this might be a legitimate question. Personally I'm pretty happy if a wideout or running back doesn't make it far enough downfield for the safeties to have to make a tackle. Means the front seven is doing its job.
"...the TV announcers observed he was injured without specifying the extent of his injury."
I'm not convinced that Hoke tells Brandon the specifics of an injury. What are the chances of him letting a BTN announcer in on the details?
but I'm curious about the nature and extent of the knee thing myself. He played hurt last year, so it might be nothing serious.
I don’t know. Are you trying to help the gamblers?
Kovacs just has a boo boo on his lower body. He's fine.
FWIW they are reporting that Kovacs is playing through a knee sprain over on Fox Sports Next(I hate the new design over there!!). So, perhaps he was a little slow during the game but was well enough to play and didn't have to tax himself too much.
If we're complaining about Kovacs making one tackle on Saturday, we've clearly forgotten what it was like to watch Obi Ezeh for three straight years at linebacker.
If Kovacs getting only 1 tackle results in defensive performances where we give up less than 250 yds of offense and win the turnover battle, I will most certainly take it!
Frustrating that there is so much snark on a relatively innocent question. It's not like the OP asked about Kovacs' favorite Care Bear or something irrelevant.
Agreed that it is great that not many plays got into the secondary. But for as many people spend post after post complaining about stupid or pointless topics, there's just as many people that had stupid or pointless responses to the OP. After about the 3rd comment detailing that the lack of safety tackles is a good thing, I think we have it covered.
There is a legitimate outstanding question about Kovacs' condition. The board, with many posters that might have insight they can share seems like an appropriate place for the topic.
wasn't being snarky. I was just pointing out that with his apparent lack of production we had a pretty good defensive performance. I'd prefer to not have to rely on him to make a ton of tackles every game. that's all.
My post just followed yours; it wasn't a direct comment on yours. I was talking about so many of the other follow ups on the thread. I thought youre commetn was right on.
While I'm not against humorous reply posts, my original query re Kovacs' health was a legitimate question. He is the Captain on defense and our most prolific tackler (until yesterday). Hopefully, his knee injury is not serious and he will have time to recover before Illinois. Although Ilinois' record has not bee impressive, they did stay close to Wisconsin for three quarters (while on the road).
Well, considering part of the in game coverage was him playing through a new injury AND the team kept Purdue off the field for large stretches, my guess is everyone's numbers are depressed