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1. How big of a BS call was that Offensive PI on us early in the game that killed our drive? Not sure I have ever seen Off PI called on hand fighting.
2. Did we have one false start on offense? I can't remember one and that is amazing in that environment.
3. AJ's incomplete pass to Norwood in the back of the end zone was a perfect thing of beauty pass that would have been completed for the game winner if Kevin didn't get taken down early and that would have been one of those RG3 against OU last year game winning passes.
4. How many passes did LSU complete where our DB's hand there hand on the ball or right on top of the receivers? Those guys played the game of their season by far and it wasn't enough.
5. People want to talk about Alabama and NFL teams and blah blah. If anything you want to compare to Alabama-NFL it should be that last drive. That is something that happens on a weekly basis in the NFL and you rarely see it done like that in the college game.
1) Total garbage call.
2) That was the best game for the offensive line all season. OT's and interior played fantastic.
3) It was a great pass and I was screaming for a flag even though it was incidental contact (g).
4) Ask Belue. It seems like every pass caught he was defending he was a fingertip or a few inches away. Even the sideline catch on the 2nd and 11play he got a hand on the ball. LSU wr's and Mett easily played their best game of the season.
5) It was a drive that will go down in Alabama history. However, like Saban said post game, they have got to figure out how to get more consistency and keep the offense from disappearing and going 3 and out so often.
Yea Vinnie got beat several times as well, the avoided Millner's side of the field like it had the AIDS
On number 3, I can't tell you how many times I watched the last drive last night, and again this morning. But you are right that pass was on the money. If they don't get tangled that was 6.
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The P.I. on Norwood was a complete farce.
On the whole, many of LSU's long gainers could have been minimized if our tacklers had wrapped up.
I'm not reading too many regrets about AJ's overthrown pass to Amari. A big TD strike would have come in handy then and later on.
Yes, it appeared LSU was picking on Belue, but he did a very good job in his coverages, for the most part. Mettenberger was throwing absolutely perfect passes all night long - ones that were nearly impossible to defend.
For all intents and purposes, Mingo and Montgomery were not big factors in the Tide's passing struggles. Kudos to Cyrus and DJ.
I noticed a few mismatches in our coverage of LSU's receivers. Either we had the wrong defensive package in place (base in lieu of nickel or dime), or LSU/Mettenberger did a good job creating and recognizing the mismatches.
Our running game worked well for most of the game - except for 3rd down.
He missed Cooper and he also missed Shinn in the 4th across the middle very badly. For 59 minutes AJ played about as badly as possible for him.
I don't think it is as much picking on Belue as it is a sign of respect for Milliner. It's just like two years ago when nobody would throw at Kirkpatrick and they kept throwing to Milliner's side.
Yes, I agree that AJ did not have his best game identifying and throwing to the open receiver in several situations. Thankfully, he executed nearly flawlessly in the 2-minute drill.
Belue is one hell of a player. It appears, LSU figured they had a better chance getting completions against him than Dee. As I stated, I think Belue did a great job. Mettenberger's passes were just too accurate to defend, for the most part.
Jarrick Williams was a bit loose at times on his coverages - same with Sunseri. LSU's success in those passing situations could have been associated with Mettenberger throwing the ball to a spot in between zones when we were in zone coverage. That's what I recall seeing. I also feel Jarrick and Clinton Dix were a few of the defenders who could have wrapped up better in their tackling.
I think you mean Nick Perry instead of Jarrick Williams.
LOL! But aren't they interchangeable? Yeah, probably so.
I wished we'd a blitzed Vinnie instead of Ha-Ha, I think Ha-ha is better in coverage than Vinnie. How many times did we call that blitz package, it seemed like 20 times and every time it killed us. RTR.
I bet if we had to play the game again. We don't blitz that much. He tore our blitz to shreds!!!! I got a lot more respect for him than I did going in. He took some huge hits. & still put the ball on the money every time. We got real lucky early in the game. When he wr's dropped almost every pass he threw.
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The reason our offense stalled in the 4th quarter is because we stopped running the ball. Go back and see how many rushes we had in the forth quarter. I can remember one. We should have run the ball 40 times last night because lsu couldn't stop our run game. The o line was blowing lsu off the line.
Seems like we were really run-shy after the Yeldon fumble.
On #5 - I am of the opinion that our play calling is as responsible for our inconsistency on offense as anything, and last night was the perfect example. We should have ran the ball all night long, but we didn't. When our backs are averaging nearly 7 yards a carry, you don't call three consecutive passing plays, ever. We should have been setting up the play action with the run, and that would have helped our struggling QB immensly. If we would have been more effective in our play calling i think we would have blwon the game open. jmo
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