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It was bamas new "philosophy" on D that allowed Auburn to gain 630 yards and 44 points on 90 plays. 7 yards per play. But it was due to a bend but don't break philosophy on D. Right. I can only assume the difference between a D that bends and one that is broken is somewhere between 44-55 points then.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/12/02/3446213/alabamas-defense-takes-on-new.html

Notice the reporter is from Propaganniston, Al.

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The dumbest comment I've heard "Bend, but don't break," Perry said. "They get the ball down there, your job is either hold them to a field goal or no points, and I think we did that a few times in the game."

Durrrrrr, isn't that the whole point of defense?!?! That's right up there when Musberger said the team who scores the most will win this one...

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Their defense was lethal in the red-zone. IMO, our offensive play calling needed tweeking after the 3rd forced FG, and could Gus not see that a defensive adjustment needed to be made on covering Cooper?

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Their defense was lethal in the red-zone. IMO, our offensive play calling needed tweeking after the 3rd forced FG, and could Gus not see that a defensive adjustment needed to be made on covering Cooper?

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Their defense was lethal in the red-zone. IMO, our offensive play calling needed tweeking after the 3rd forced FG, and could Gus not see that a defensive adjustment needed to be made on covering Cooper?

Will never understand it. Doesn't even seem like we play with a safety on the field.

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Except that we had deep Safety help on both of Cooper's long touchdowns. On the first, Mincy missed the jam, which blew any chance of disrupting the timing of the route and allowed Cooper to meet Ford at a dead sprint. No chance for any Safety on that one. On the second, Mincy again didn't jam him, which meant the Safety didn't have time to get over the top, and didn't release from his drop until Cooper was even. As they say, if they're even, he's leavin'. The defensive alignment wasn't the issue on either touchdown. Cooper's just too good for the CBs to make minor mistakes. He makes those small errors 114 yards and 2 TDs.

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"Bend but Don't Break" doesn't account for Duke and Sammie dropping balls in the end zone, an offset ephus pitch formation and not enough Uzomah inside the 20s. The turds have a great defense, even better in the red zone, but there are times when I think Gus sorta checks out when the field gets short. Not all the time, but I think 2 of those field goals would have been TDs if CAP had run the ball.

It is what it is. Prepare for the future.

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They did a film study on some of those plays on ESPN last night. It was a combination of play calling, missed assignments and Cooper being really good.

That's he played against our d. Where was he against arky, ole miss, and LSU?
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They did a film study on some of those plays on ESPN last night. It was a combination of play calling, missed assignments and Cooper being really good.

That's he played against our d. Where was he against arky, ole miss, and LSU?

His seasonal average is about 15 yrds/catch. Against WVU/OM/Arky/LSU/MSU he averaged about 11 yrds/catch. Against Florida/Tenn/aTm/AU he averaged 17 yrds/catch. He can't get to the pro's fast enough for me.
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Except that we had deep Safety help on both of Cooper's long touchdowns. On the first, Mincy missed the jam, which blew any chance of disrupting the timing of the route and allowed Cooper to meet Ford at a dead sprint. No chance for any Safety on that one. On the second, Mincy again didn't jam him, which meant the Safety didn't have time to get over the top, and didn't release from his drop until Cooper was even. As they say, if they're even, he's leavin'. The defensive alignment wasn't the issue on either touchdown. Cooper's just too good for the CBs to make minor mistakes. He makes those small errors 114 yards and 2 TDs.

On Coopers post route, Ford was probably 7 yds behind Cooper. Mincy was not within 20 yds. Not sure what coverage that was supposed to be. It actually looked like some type zone, because Mincy just let Cooper go. On Cooper's streak route, Ford was no where to be seen, so if he was suppose to be giving over the top help, a jam would not have made a bit of difference.

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It was zone. Mincy had coverage over Cooper's head, which indicates he's supposed to get a jam on the receiver then release to the Safety. He didn't touch him. They even dissected that play in-game. It was brutal.

On the 75 yarder, it wasn't Ford's responsibility. It was Whitehead. The throw was to the field side. You can see Whitehead is late, but at least some part of that is Mincy's release. The defensive playcall, however, was two-deep Safeties with man coverage on the outside. That's almost the perfect playcall against a fly route... until it isn't.

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Their defense was lethal in the red-zone. IMO, our offensive play calling needed tweeking after the 3rd forced FG, and could Gus not see that a defensive adjustment needed to be made on covering Cooper?

We'll be going over this for the rest of our lives. You got two 220 lb receivers that have amazing hands in Williams and Ray, run a slant.

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"Bend but Don't Break" doesn't account for Duke and Sammie dropping balls in the end zone, an offset ephus pitch formation and not enough Uzomah inside the 20s. The turds have a great defense, even better in the red zone, but there are times when I think Gus sorta checks out when the field gets short. Not all the time, but I think 2 of those field goals would have been TDs if CAP had run the ball.

It is what it is. Prepare for the future.

Sorry, but bammer does not have a great defense...630 yards and a career night for a converted DB at QB is not a "great" defense.

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"Bend but Don't Break" doesn't account for Duke and Sammie dropping balls in the end zone, an offset ephus pitch formation and not enough Uzomah inside the 20s. The turds have a great defense, even better in the red zone, but there are times when I think Gus sorta checks out when the field gets short. Not all the time, but I think 2 of those field goals would have been TDs if CAP had run the ball.

It is what it is. Prepare for the future.

Sorry, but bammer does not have a great defense...630 yards and a career night for a converted DB at QB is not a "great" defense.

AU did move up and down the field with UAT but AU also scored just as many offensive TD's against them in 2014 as they did in 2013 including the one wirh 20 seconds left in the game. The 5 FG's is what kept AU in the game. UAT's defense simply made the stops when they needed to.

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Read somewhere recently that the new defensive philosophy is based more on keeping 'em out of the end zone than just emphasis on yardage allowed. The theory being that modern offenses (and current rules) favor the offenses...and the better defenses are the ones that have good red zone results....and of course, win their ball games.

Contrary to BJs comment above, IMO the five FGs by AU is what kept UAT in the game.....which is why bama has a very good defense by today's standards.

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