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This has some interesting info.
•Aaron Murray completed 7 of 14 passes thrown 15 yards or longer against Alabama in the SEC title game. The seven completions were the most such passes completed against the Tide in the past three seasons. Georgia was the third straight FBS team and the fourth in the past five games to complete at least half of its passes thrown 15 yards or longer against Alabama. Before, no team had completed half of such passes in a game against Alabama since Cam Newton in the 2010 Iron Bowl.
ESPN Stats and Info has put together plenty of nuggets about these two teams. Here's an early batch of them as we approach the one-week mark before th
As much as I want to give Murray credit, some of that was just bad secondary play. And it seems to be the same one's getting beat game in and game out.
Looks like other teams have figured out the blueprint for scoring points on this defense. With no real pressure on the QB, teams have time for longer patterns to develop and our guys are a little on the slow side in coverage. You can bet that CBK and company are drawing up pass schemes to exploit our soft pass D.
I think CNS has been using this time to coach the DBs up. My guess is we will see improvement in their play this game.
Agreed. We're doomed.
The one stat that does not show up in that article is that Gholson has never played a defense like ours yet AJ (and the rest of the offense) has played many defenses like ND's.
Also you can bet your life that any trips to ND's red zone will result in more than -5 yards.
Dosen't matter. Notre Dame is going to kick our ass up and down the field. We have no chance.
A few comments...tendencies, weaknesses, or whatever you want to call them are found on every team, even the best ones. Self scouting is the most valuable thing a staff can do given the time. Go back and read through the last couple practice reports and look for evidence of defensive changes/improvement that might just address said tendencies, weaknesses, or whatever you want to call them.
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Don't understand the sarcasm. Just having a discussion about the team and breaking down the matchups. No one stated we're going to lose, just talking about some areas that Notre Dame may attack. We'll all Tide fans here man.
If Wallace went 5/14 overall but better than 50% from 15 yards are longer then he must have been miserable from 15 yards in.
Just doesn't seem correct.
Anyway I think that it's no secret that the key to scoring points on this Bama team is throwing the ball successfully on 3rd and long. Need great QB play and while Aaron Murray is one of the best QBs in college football (2nd in passing efficiency, 1st in 10+ yd passing efficiency), Everette Golson is simply not comparable.
Agree--just as important to learn from what your team has done well, and not so well, as it is to watch video of your opponent when you have a month to prepare. I see Geno Smith getting even more playing time against ND.
Tiderising, I am not trying to be a "glass is half empty" type...I actually believe we are playing with house money and will not have an overly emotional reaction to this game win or lose but the same thing couldve been said for ZM, JM and AM before we played them but they all managed to have very effective passing games against us. This is not the type of defense that you can say..."So and so has never played a defense like ours". The defensive results against good teams simply have not been there to think we are something other than a "Bend but dont break" defense that has broken plenty of times. And since the LSU game the lack of takeaways is scary.
Thats one of the main problems with this board, there seems to be a lack of maturity on here that prevents "Discussion" of ideas. If anyones' stated ideas are anywhere near opposed to some folks thinking then at the very least there should be some sarcasm cast around and at the worst personal insults and the like are used to try and detract from whatever has been posted. Luckily I have the patience to just ignore those types.
The myth that we don't pressure the QB is one of the most prominent this year. We are third in the SEC in sacks, second in QB hurries and by far the lowest number of opponent plays per game (I.E. less chances for sacks and hurries). If you extrapolate sacks and hurries per play, we are one of the best teams In college football. Some of that is because we are the best run defense in college football but anybody says that we don't have a pass rush is talking out if their ass at best. We are better than LSU and A&M who have 1st round picks rushing the passer.
Golson is as overrated as Windows 8. They're basically, and they're improving as time goes by. But, let's face it, they're not exactly living up to the hype generated by their media relations people.
This. Like you have mentioned we have had trouble stopping people on third down a few times the last half of the season but our sacks numbers are better than they have ever been. People pointing to the lack of a pass rush are just not accurate.
The key is, Who thinks Everett Golson is just as good as Zach Mettenberger, Johnny Manzeil, or Aaron Murray?.......... All three of those guys are in the top 40 NCAA QB pass efficiency list. Golson didn't make the list.
AJ is #1 on the list.
This post was edited by jrftidefan 19 months ago
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