FormerlySec38Row34

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    Auburn Football, Shooting Sports / Competitive Shooting, Old Movies / WWII Movies in particular, Music of many kinds, Fishing,
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  1. What happened Saturday? Persepctive (LSU)

    I was thinking the exact same thing about trying to run the clock instead of trying to put more points up. That might have been OK until LSU scored and closed the gap to 23-14, but after that, it was just plain stupid to try to continue down that path. You don't go into the half with a 9-point lead that just shrunk from 23 points and tell the players that "We're in good shape". Malzahn's logic totally escapes me sometimes.
  2. This is why....

    See if this sounds familiar: get up by 20 points and then try to run the clock instead of scoring more points and really putting it away. Letting a lesser team hang around and going flat on offense, thus losing the game in the end. Once you lose your edge it's extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get it back. This coach is a pro at it (losing your edge)/
  3. Thoughts/Vent

    We are, once again, the victim of the preseason hype machine who was calling for Stidham to win the Heisman before he even took an SEC snap. He is finding out the hard way, just how fast and big the defenses are at the top of the polls. He may or may not get better, but with the O-line collapsing on all sides, we may never know. Still in disbelief that we got a delay penalty while sitting at 4th and goal on the one. How does that happen, coach?
  4. Can the O be fixed this season?

    Gus' offense without a good run/pass opt QB is a disaster. It is the biggest factor in this offense. Without it, this is a high school offense.
  5. After a night of reflection,

    If they don't go back to running plays with a blistering pace, this offense will fail again and again. It is designed to be run that way and doesn't work for running the clock down. When you slow it down, the defense gets the advantage because they can analyze all of the motion and slight of hand. I also haven't seen any RPO that has been the hallmark of this HUNH. We keep getting the wrong type of QB for the offense that worked for a long time. Where are the tight-ends in this offense? Clemson blitzed a lot and we never gave Stidham anyone to get a quick throw to. They had to vacate position to blitz and we should have been ready for it. COACHING and play-calling. ADJUSTMENTS!!!
  6. Holding ball too long?

    You typically don't go deeper on routes after the play goes longer. You cut your route off and come back to the QB to give him a better target. Only decoy routes continue after the route is "run".
  7. Where did the HUNH go?

    Exactly, the Hurry-Up is what makes this offense work. You wear out the D-line and then keep the hammer down. This offense is ultimately defensible when the pace slows down. This is the main reason for the offensive woes for the last several years. I don't know why it was abandoned except for trying to protect an inept defense years ago, but that hasn't been a problem for the last couple of years. If they don't get back to 80-85 plays a game, they'll never get back to what they did in 2010 or 2013.
  8. Holding ball too long?

    Pocket collapsed from all sides most of the time, leaving nowhere to go. Result, eleven sacks and numerous TFL's. The goal line play calling was ridiculous. Three straight runs directly into a linebacker with no one blocking at the second level, then getting a delay call on 4th and goal from the one. I thought this was a HUNH offense. How do you get a delay penalty? I knew if we settled for FG's there, we'd be in trouble because that meant that the D had to be perfect, and they weren't. They had two letups and Clemson took advantage when we couldn't. One thing that is glaring, if Gus' offense doesn't run with a blistering pace, it is extremely defensible. That showed last night. It isn't designed to run the clock, it's meant to score points quickly and they haven't been doing that. The O-line was overmatched and out-quicked on the edges. Constantly had a man coming free with a straight shat at Stidham. Way too many missed blocks.
  9. A Few of my 'takeaways" from Charlottesville

    Or vampires. take your pick. But only with wooden bullets to the heart.
  10. I'm not advocating anyone restricting how they live their life. Just don't foist it on me.
  11. A Few of my 'takeaways" from Charlottesville

    I have to leave now. I know where your head is at on this and you know where mine is. I don't think either one is going to change the other's
  12. Just think how much it will change in the next couple of years.
  13. A Few of my 'takeaways" from Charlottesville

    What's your idea of high-capacity? 11+, 20, 30, 50? By rule,, high-power rifles must use a 20-round magazine. But that's not the point. If you're sitting in your house on the border in Texas or Arizona, and a large group of people start beating on your door, how many rounds do you want to be limited to? Or if you are protecting your business from a riot, how many?