I’d like your opinion on what I consider as soft practice. It’s nothing like good ole days. Started with Chizic and may influence Gus.
I drank the koolaide when I saw Jeremy Johnson in practice. He was very good while wearing an orange Penny Jersey. (Non-contact). I quit going but suspect same with Stidham.
id like your thoughts on a secondary effect. What has jumped out since Chizic days is bad angle/arm tackling on defense. During practice scrimmage they took angles for flag football. Perfect to tag as they run by. I’d complain during games to everyone sitting by me because they looked like they did in practice. It’s a half-step to to step behind in the angle to make a “form” tackle. Mostly called arm tackling. They practice arm tackling a lot in my opinion. Mushchamp changed this, but this year it seems to have returned on defense.
Extrapolate to the O-line. One would think that blocking our DLine would make good test and evaluation of O-line talent. If QBs are non-contact does the DL run through the wall as hard. Easier to block someone putting on the breaks. You know the DL is not coming as hard as if they are trying to sack opponent QB.
Isnt this a situation where you limit your ability to evaluate players at game speed?
I was at Scholarship practice and the only plays that were “live” were kicks and punts. These are the highest percentage for injuries. It was something wanted because we had been fumbling punts. So it was few years ago. I quit going because that are so lame under Gus.
We lack toughness. Other teams “punch us in the mouth”.