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|14 hours 24 min ago||"I like the way he feeds his||
"I like the way he feeds his pads to the defender."
|16 hours 53 min ago||There's something like triple||
There's something like triple as many alcohol related incidents for MSU than any other weekend. I would link to the article I read that in, but I'm having finding it because googling "Michigan State" "alcohol" "arrests" etc comes up with a exactly the type of hits you'd expect.
|19 hours 4 min ago||You said right to left the||
You said right to left the first time, which means the ball gets pushed right to left too, which means he needs to aim to the right to compensate (all this is from his perspective, it would have been opposite for you sitting in the endzone behind the goal posts.)
|19 hours 10 min ago||It was because arrests and||
It was because arrests and alcohol related incidents skyrocket during MSU games, not " intense desire to maintain certain games at certain times while frowing on alternatives." Moving the game later only gives the Sparties that decend on campus more hours to get even more drunk and unruly.
|19 hours 16 min ago||Yup, I said it in another||
Yup, I said it in another thread, but the "the stats only look ok because of the big plays" comments miss the mark a little. The feast or famine nature of the offense has a lot to do with how the defenses were playing us. The aggressiveness pays off most of the time by stuffing the obvious plays, but then you get caught by a constraint play and there's nothing but green grass because you ran yourself out of the play. I feel like having those constraint plays, and dialing them up at the right time, is the key difference between this staff and the last.
|19 hours 24 min ago||It took him a long time to||
It took him a long time to get to the requisite size for the position too, then maybe a little longer still to get his athleticism back after putting on the weight. Damn shame he goes down just as he's finally putting it all together.
|19 hours 28 min ago||Don't you mean mike it down?||
Don't you mean mike it down?
|19 hours 31 min ago||Green's meteoric rise after||
Green's meteoric rise after dropping a ton of weight should have been a red flag. It seems like conditioning will continue to plague him as maybe a lean 220-240 just isn't ever going to be a comfortable weight for him to maintain.
Ty Isaac is a bit of a head scratcher. He reminds me of HS players that haven't realized how big they actually are yet and haven't learned how to use that size and strength to their advantage.
|19 hours 42 min ago||It pains me to say this, but||
It pains me to say this, but this defense reminds me of Narduzzi's defenses the last few years. People come out with a game plan and make some hay on the opening drive or two, but then they adjust and kill it dead and stay ahead of the chess game the rest of the way.
Hell, our whole team reminds me of MSU 2013 where their defense was lights out but their offense was pretty rickety to start. Hopefully our offense finds their groove like their's eventually did.
|19 hours 49 min ago||He missed it just to the||
He missed it just to the right. I thought the same thing Brian did, he aimed for the wind to take it left and in, but it never did.
|19 hours 52 min ago||Was thinking the same thing||
Was thinking the same thing with Ojemudia unfortunately. If he has one skill where he excels, it's being the optioned end and playing it responsibly, but also agressively enough to force bad reads by the QB. Hopefully there's not much of a let down to RJS, but Lawrence Marshall worries me. Putting a freshman in that situation is asking for him to bite hard on a fake and get gashed as a result. I forsee a lot of pre-determined scrape exchanges this game where the end gets an easy assignment to stick with the RB and letting a LB take the QB.
|20 hours 10 min ago||Rewatching the game, it||
Rewatching the game, it seemed like the OL's problem this week was staying on their combo blocks too long. Couple that with hyper aggressive Maryland linebackers, and the result was guys running by clean before the OL got off their initial blocks to get even a chip in. I'm guessing the coaches are doing that thing they did last year where they want the DL blocked well initially before worrying about the fancier stuff like getting out to the next level. This probably worked ok with Deveon Smith squirming past the free hitter for a couple yards every play, but with him out, it led to a lot of stuffs.
|1 day 9 hours ago||He had a few almost punt||
He had a few almost punt blocks the first two games but hasn't played the last two I don't think. Unless it's a season ending injury, my guess is he'll be back out there as soon as he's able.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Richardson still cant find||
Richardson still cant find the field, ojemudia played meaningful snaps out of necessity. Linebacker type guys always are the first to get put on special teams because that's the skillset and body type that's most versatile there.
|1 day 10 hours ago||You'd think people would have||
You'd think people would have learned their lesson after the first few games of 2013 when we blew the doors off of ND and their defense outscored their seemingly inept offense in 3 straight games. Then they absolutely embarrassed us in EL a few weeks later.
I'm not taking anything for granted anymore.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I'm shocked people aren't||
I'm shocked people aren't freaking out about Cole actually.
|1 day 10 hours ago||He made the touchdown saving||
He assisted the touchdown saving tackle on the kickoff after Michigan's 2nd TD, so I guess it's worth it.
People wring their hands over this stuff way too much, they're also the same people that complain about starters playing on special teams.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Or burning redshirts for||
Or burning redshirts for special teams is what every single coach does, out of necessity.
|1 day 17 hours ago||It wasn't just the roving||
It wasn't just the roving "buck" LB moving around either. Our safeties would often swap who was taking deep coverage at the last minute and the DBs would fake press coverage and drop off to give a cushion and vice versa. It's a great addition to the toolkit for our defense.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Nice, thank you. This has the||
Nice, thank you. This has the missing 4.5 minutes to start the 2nd quarter that BTN2GO dropped yesterday.
|2 days 8 hours ago||One of the only things||
One of the only things Brandon got right was saying the MSU game will never be a night game. I'd be shocked if the new AD doesn't stick to that policy.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Reading BLL, I got the||
Reading BLL, I got the feeling Gardner's beef was with Nuss, not Hoke, except maybe that Hoke didn't back him up when Nuss favored Morris.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Wtf Indiana||
|2 days 16 hours ago||Would have had to happen||
Would have had to happen during UNLV unfortunately.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I feel like the feast or||
I feel like the feast or famine nature of the offense has been a product of how people are playing us. Stacking the box and getting your safeties up to the line bottles up the offense, until they dial up something that catches you of guard, then it's off to the races.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Get well soon, everyone.||
Get well soon, everyone.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Ohio looks pretty vulnerable||
Ohio looks pretty vulnerable right now.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I like that the adjustments||
I like that the adjustments are parts of the base offense, just tweaking things. You don't need fancy gimmicks if the constraint plays in your new offense are effective. I feel like that's something we've been missing since forever.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Blake O'Neill might be the||
Blake O'Neill might be the most valuable grad transfer we got this year.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Looked like RJS took most of||
Looked like RJS took most of the snaps after Mario went out. D line was doing weird things at the end there, so not sure if that means anything going forward.