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Offline musccy  
#11 Posted : Sunday, November 25, 2012 9:02:40 PM(UTC)
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No effort, no hustle on screens, they pull like they've got cement blocks on theyre feet. It's one thing to get your asses kicked, another if you appear to give absolutely no effort.
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#12 Posted : Sunday, November 25, 2012 9:22:17 PM(UTC)
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What I am seeing is missing Wells at C. With him, our tackles were able to protect the outside, because our Guards were allowed to protect for the inside move. Without him, I see more helping in the middle leaving the Tackles on their own. How many times I remember Clifton getting beat and either colledge or Lang bailing him out. That doesn't happen anymore.

The play calling doesn't help either. When you have trouble blocking you call plays to help them. I don't see that.
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musccy said: Go to Quoted Post
No effort, no hustle on screens, they pull like they've got cement blocks on theyre feet. It's one thing to get your asses kicked, another if you appear to give absolutely no effort.


When they play like this and win, like last week, everyone gives them a pass.

This is why I don't.
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#14 Posted : Sunday, November 25, 2012 9:36:36 PM(UTC)
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nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
When they play like this and win, like last week, everyone gives them a pass.

This is why I don't.


Agreed, everyone was excited about this team when they narrowly beat some patty-cakes in their schedule. Fairley owned this unit last week, I get theyre reshuffeling, but this is an inexcusable joke of "talent" on the field right now.
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#15 Posted : Sunday, November 25, 2012 9:45:49 PM(UTC)
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Can someone hand me the lube this is starting to hurt... Pathetic
Offline Since69  
#16 Posted : Sunday, November 25, 2012 10:02:09 PM(UTC)
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Why, why, why is James Campen still employed? Have we had a decent line since 2007? Even in 2010, Aaron was running for his life.
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#17 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 7:40:35 AM(UTC)
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Those are worthy questions, Since.

If the philosophy of "next man up" is your mantra, shouldn't the next man up be ready to carry out his assignments?

Personally, I think it is a combination of poor OL coaching, and oppr play calling that fails to emphasize a power rushing attack.
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#18 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 7:51:34 AM(UTC)
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Those are worthy questions, Since.

If the philosophy of "next man up" is your mantra, shouldn't the next man up be ready to carry out his assignments?

Personally, I think it is a combination of poor OL coaching, and oppr play calling that fails to emphasize a power rushing attack.



The next man up is cute rhetoric, but in reality it doesn't mean much. Your starters are starters for a reason - they're more talented, faster, quicker, stronger, more instinctive. If Harrell or Driver were forced into the position of "next man up" we could preach the mantra all we want, but would you really expect the same production?

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#19 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 8:06:21 AM(UTC)
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Uh, I didn't call it that. I know there are greater and lesser talents on all teams that fill out the roster. The point is, even our starters have failed, miserably, against top pass rushes when we don't commit to the run.

1. Get your guys ready to run block.
2. Call the running plays that allow your guys to run block.
3. Win.

How hard is that?
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#20 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 8:09:46 AM(UTC)
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I think Lang should go back to guard, EDS moved to center and bring in Barclay to play RT with a tight end next him. Saturday is done - and we are just fooling ourselves thinking we can get another season out of him.

I was pissed that we didn't draft a center when it was a definite weakness going into the season.
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