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I have mixed feelings. Part of me says he will rise up and play way over his head and throw some sharp passes and cause
us some grief, as if he was saving his best for the game in BR Saturday night. Your thoughts?
The other part thinks that he will play as he has this season, good at times/so-so at times/poor at times. And as Florida
showed us in the second half of that game, pressure ZM and make his shuffle around in the pocket and he gets antsy-dantsy.
AJ and Amari being ready and capable Saturday is the key. If they are more limited than we have been told, we will struggle.
But if they are playing without limitations, I do not see us losing in Red Stick. Your thoughts? And as always, RTR!
I think Saban is salivating at the thought of attacking Mettenberger. I can see him throwing 2-3 picks IF we shut down their running game and force them to go to the air. I've watched him a number of times this year and he is not a very good QB IMO. I guess he could play the game of his life Saturday night but in order to do that we would have to make some mistakes and our D would have to struggle, which I don't see happening.
Hard to imagine Mettenberger having his best game against the best defense he'll see. Garcia was a senior when he had his career day. I see the defenses being more or less equal. Hard to imagine our OL just dominating their DL, although we'll have our moments. Their defense is still good.The difference will be on offense as I see it, and I like our chances with McCarron.
I don't think Mettenstache is an SEC caliber quarterback based on his play this season. I watched all of their games including Auburn where they only put up 12 points and it makes you wonder what kind of hell he will be walking into Saturday night. Someone is going to have to make a pretty good case as to how they will score 1 point against us. I just don't see it happening unless we give up a special teams play, fumble giving them a short field or pick. Our front seven won't allow them to run and I see that as part of the game plan. Make Mett beat us with his arm which he hasn't done all season.
Now their front 7 will make it hard for us to run, but AJ has already proved he can answer the call when needed. I'm confident that we will beat them handily. I truly believe this. I don't see us scoring 30-40 points, but a very comfortable win. JMO.
No. He is the type of QB that our D can tee off on(think Ryan Mallet in terms of mobility). In regards to the Stephen Garcia reference, LSU does not have the receivers that USCe had in 2010. I think we hold them to 7 points or less on offense.
Mett having his best game would no doubt give us our toughest matchup of the season. A lot of chest pounding going on but a balanced offense is all lswho needs to be a serious contender. They have a potent running attack behind a depleted OL that has performed above their own expectations. Mett connecting on a few deep balls would change the game.
Bama is a better team and will win but our margin for error on the road is very small if Mett can put it together.
On Sunday everyone will realize what I've been saying since last season is true. ZM road the bench behind JJ & JL for a reason, they are better QBs than him.
Look for a 2008 Jarrett Lee type performance from him, but a lot less points scored by LSU.
"You can’t snort a line of coke off a woman’s a&& and not wonder about her hopes and dreams, it’s not gentlemanly."
It was posted on another site that LSU may try to use Bolden (PSU QB transfer) in the option if things go array with Mett. TIFWIW
This is almost exactly how I would have typed it out.
LSU has the running attack, and a Frankenstein OL finally put together back-to-back good games (South Carolina and Texas A&M). Obviously this is a much bigger test, but as you put it, Mett's hope is to mirror McCarron and play ball protection (which has been an issue for him this year), then connect on a couple vertical passes. They tried them against Texas A&M but just couldn't connect, and that was on Mettenberger.
I also think Alabama wins by 3-10, but I think if Mettenberger finally starts moving the chains, then it gives the LSU defense enough time to rest in between possessions.
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
Mett missed 3 wide open TD passes in that game. That one could have been a blowout with a few more completions.
The team that held LSU to 12 points had 63 hung on them last week. The LSU offense is terrible. Mett can have a great game and it won't matter. Their OL is a mess. I anticipate at least 3 sacks and no points from LSU.
I was teeling folks the same thing....If he was so good why did he noe play any last year with the QB situation that had...This guy is a less mobile Ryan Mallet....
He did have some openings in South Carolina and A&M but couldn't connect. The reason he had some open people though was partially because neither A&M or South Carolina could stop the run so they were forced into cover one type situations and he still couldn't make them pay for it. UA shouldn’t have a problem stopping the run on first and second down because the front seven is so big and talented. If we get into nickel on third down it will be really really tough for Mett to move the chains.
I really like our match up here almost as much as any LSU team we have played in the last five years. We should win comfortably but I will not be surprised if it’s decided in the 4th quarter just like every other game against LSU for the last five years (other than the one NC game).
Wasn't it because he had to sit a year because of the transfer?
No, he came from Juco. I think he even played a little in mop up duty last year.
Every saturday is different man. I'm a Titans fan, and we followed up a win against the Steelers, with a loss at home to the friggin Colts.
Just bc LSU played like garbage on the road against a crappy Auburn team who got crushed by TAMU, doesn't mean we will automatically when by a certain score. It just doesn't work like that. Football is about matchups, and every week can be different.
Like Auburn, we must be successful in stopping their run game, so we can force LSU into 3rd and longs where Mett has to make the play. Everyone keeps resting their predictions on Mett, but Lester will try his hardest to keep the ball out of his hands. We must stop their run game, and hope that we get an early lead.
Mett played in JUCO in 2010 so he didn't have to sit out last year. He actually played in one game against Northwestern State last year.
I think this is right. As I said, Mett didn't play that well against South Carolina or A&M because he is not very good but he had the opportunities to play well because LSU ran the ball all over both teams. Stop the run and I don’t think you will see a QB that’s even as good as we saw the last couple of weeks. If we can stop the run, it should be a disaster for Zach M. Last year similar deal, LSU had zero success in their base running game and the almost lost the game on Jeff Lee shoulders trying to play that way. Miles brilliantly shifted to an option game with Jefferson and Ford that we were not ready for. The problem was, fairly or unfairly, they had to play us again when we were prepared for it. This year though I don't think they have another offense to shift to...
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I would say without doubt we get Metts and LSUs best Saturday.
I just think that QBs like Mett...who aren't very mobile, do not fare well against us. Look at Bray....we didn't sack him once in that game, but he was rattled the whole time. Even Tyler Russell, who is decidedly more athletic than either Mett or Bray, didn't have a good game. Once we start pressuring him early, he will most likely fall apart.
LSU does have a terrific power run game, but I just don't that's enough to beat us. I'm thinking we win by 14-17 points.
If we get a lead, this will be an interception fest.
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