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with pass pressure!?! So frustrating. Every 3rd Dow then opposing QB basically gets to take all the time he wants to pass the ball.
Dunno. 49 -0. Roll Tide!
I wonder if they were more concerned about containing Wallace knowing he could hurt us more with his legs than his arm. Just my thought. Didnt want him to break the pocket and scamper to much.
In the auburn game it was because we were keeping their crappy qb in front of us instead of bailing him out by losing contain. Seemed to work pretty well too.
beat ya to it hehe(g).
Mush Rush FTW
It's been the same thing in the last 3 games on 3rd down.
Yeap, all those 3rd down conversions killed us every time they scored. O wait.
How bout a dose of truth....you can't lose 5 big time starters off your defense....and I'm just counting the first 5 drafted defensive players 4 of which were top 35 picks and still be just as dominant as the previous years defense. One that was one of the best all time in T'Town. I don't care who's replacing those players. They may be just as talented, but there not going to be as experienced. It takes a good year playing in our system before players typically make that next step up to incredible players. And even then, its not easy to do.
Still, we have one of the best D's in the country. Are they shut you down and make your momma cry good this year? Not yet. But at times, they are. That's where losing all that talent and experience shows up. We will be just fine. That's why there are 3 phases in the game - all three playing together to win a football game.
blows me away how many people have no concept of the much rush and our defense.....ill give you a hint the d is always trying to keep players either in front of them or moving back
Roll Tide to Her
Id like to see #57/Pettway in the 3rd down pass rush package. That kid has an explosive 1st step.
This post was edited by Allen Tide 17 months ago
I'll give you a hint....
Whatever that is doesn't work.
Well it will be a different game plan for murray he isnt very mobile. I bet we pressure him alot more.
Murray IS a mobile QB. Good athlete!
If you have a defense that is coming in hot for a QB, you're going to leave wide open lanes for a running QB to move through and gash you on the ground. They were trying to contain him, keep him in front of the defense, and force him to throw. Wallace is a freshman and I think it's safe to say, that no QB on Auburn's roster was going to beat us with their arm.
You obviously haven't watched a lot of UGA games.
Because our 3 are made tI push the offensive player to the sidelines and dare him to throw. It bit our ass against aTm, but I still wouldn't trade it.
The real answer is this:
While our goal is to contain the passer, it's not to allow 3rd and 15 conversions. Our defense the past three SEC opponents has struggled to get off the field in 3rd down situations ( today we did much better from 2nd quarter till finish ). You can affect the passer without sacking him, but the secondary can only sustain for so long. Teams are finding "soft spots" in our defense between the lb's and db's and eating us alive when we fail to affect the passer. It usually takes about 5-7 sec for them to find these cushion zones.
So yes, by design we are not sacking the qb BUT we are also allowing too many drives to continue on 3rd and long situations. UGA, just like Lsu & A&M, will make us pay if we don't force Murray to make quick decisions while being hurried. It is a legitimate issue but I think we will be ready come Sat.
This post was edited by BuriedAlive14 17 months ago
ive watched a few hes not as mobile as wallace.
point is our team will be more worried about him throwing. I didnt say he sucked.
and just to give a few stats before this past weekend. His net total yards rushing were -55. So needless to say i dont think his mobility is an issue. Hes about as mobile as AJ is. Actually stat wise you could say AJ is more mobile with only - 25 yards rushing.If we are to compare. Ill go further and compare him to the SEC Starting QBs before this weekend. He was 13th out of the 14 starting QBs in rush yards with only LSUs Mettenburger being worse. Facts hurt.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by CrimsonTemplar 17 months ago
He is mobile but he isn't going to beat us running. He will avoid pressure and can roll out and occasionally scramble. However he is not going to go Johnny Manziel on us either. This isn't cam newton or either of the Wallace qbs. His strength is his arm.
Still though the biggest key in this game will be our safety play. If they can close the gaps he has to throw in to it will give our rush a little more time and force him to scramble more.
If given the option i will take Murray running over keeping Murray in the pocket. If given the option on most "mobile" qbs i would choose them throwing over scrambling.
We've never been able to get pressure without blitzing. When you choose to have the size we do up front, you are going to sacrifice speed. The teams that are able to get pressure with their down linemen aren't able to stop the run without extra people in the box like we can. It's a trade off that our coaching staff has chosen. The difference is that we have more safeties and less corners than usual so we get beat in coverage a little more. All in all, I wouldn't trade our situation for Georgia's or Notre Dame's though.
Very good post
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