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  • #124521

    Did anybody else notice the fall down of our passing game from previous performances? Were their defenders that much better than others we have faced, or was our entire team slower in this game? Remember Nyheim Hines getting caught from behind?
    A lot of our passes were dropped due to very heavy coverage, ie, no separation at all between receiver and defender. Was Finley not seeing his open receivers or was there no such thing?

    Our (total lack of) pass defense is going to be the death of us.

    As for Chubb’s leadership, why did he wait until the end of the 3rd quarter to show it? The start of the 3rd quarter would have been a good time to ignite the team.

    #124522

    bill.onthebeach
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    ALL good questions…

    Were their defenders that much better than others we have faced, or was our entire team slower in this game? Remember Nyheim Hines getting caught from behind?

    Hines tweated an ankle midgame. IMO – he needs 20lbs to play the role he played yesterday — the workhorse RB who got hit hard all afternoon… We’re missing this season’s Shadrach….

    A lot of our passes were dropped due to very heavy coverage, ie, no separation at all between receiver and defender. Was Finley not seeing his open receivers or was there no such thing?

    BOTH… the more open receivers were consistently 10yds farther downfield… Finley was locked in and threw a number of passes that had a 1sqft margin of error and great hands in order to be caught… and Sycacuse’s LBs and DBs were good all day in pass coverage….

    Our (total lack of) pass defense is going to be the death of us.

    We are weak on the corners in one on one coverage… playing too much with our backs to the QB… but ‘Cuse was sending 5 guys downfield most all the time…

    When they make 47 pass attempts, we’re gonna remember the mistakes more than we should….

    Now as long as we stay up a couple of scores, we can hope our DBs mature quickly, but if we get down early to anybody…. we’re in serious trouble….

    I think it’s noteworthy that our REDZONE Defense, including our DBs may just be one of the best in D1….

    The problem seems to be largely in the middle of the field…

    As for Chubb’s leadership, why did he wait until the end of the 3rd quarter to show it? The start of the 3rd quarter would have been a good time to ignite the team.

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going…

    Even when ‘Cuse scored a quick TD on the opening drive of the second half… Nobody in Red & White — inside or outside of Carter Stadium — felt any real pressure or urgency…

    At least, that’s what I saw….

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #124524

    choppack1
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    Bill regarding the comments on the fans.. I think you have a point. We definitely are a more passive / reactive fanbase for noon games. I don’t know whether the reason is due to pass outs, apathy brought about by heartbreak and mediocrity, generally distracted / less engaged fans or a combo of all of these, but it’s pretty pathetic when that 3rd quarter starts. Most concerning is that aside from the die hard there are a ton of empty student seats.

    Of course, the atmosphere should be entirely different Thursday night and quite frankly, great atmosphere for noon games at the Carter are the exception, not the rule.

    #124533

    bill.onthebeach
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    Chop… I understand that 12 o’clock games are different… I’ve been to just enough games, including some Sat 2pm and 7pm over the years to know that…

    and I was at the Thursday night game against the Noles that we won a couple years ago… one which is my best games ever list, not just for the WIN, but for the SOCIAL…

    Maybe that’s enough … but after last week’s Monkey Killing at Doak, as one poster called it, … I was thinking that the “Wolfpack Fans” start to step up too…

    that just didn’t happen yesterday…

    Maybe if can win two out three — DaVille, ND and Clempsom… We’ll do IT… maybe not…

    ———————

    By the way, Yesterday we were sitting in seats with a red backs, in the shade, the whole game… not on the lunatic fringes ….

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #124550

    choppack1
    Participant

    Bill – so you were in the shade? As someone who sits in the shade, I can tell you, the sol es malo. At least it is in September and October…Yesterday, it was awesome in the shade, hot as Haides in the sun.

    Again, there are few noon games that I can recall a rocking atmosphere. One of the few is actually the Wake – State game the year they won the championship. We were actually 2-1 or 2-0 going into that game…it was close and came down to our last drive.

    I can’t remember if that was the same week as this one or not. But again, definitely a different time and place. And this is why noon games suck. The crowd doesn’t have as much tailgating time and in the early fall, it’s not comfortable- and unlike the cold, you can’t just dress warmer or drink yourself into a warmer state.

    #124551

    choppack1
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    Now, if we stink like we did yesterday at a night game, a 3:30 game or a noon game when we are nationally ranked – another story.

    #124553

    mak4dpak
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    Second half not as convincing, with work to do. But still a win, just hope the refs don’t steal one from us. That BS roughing the passer call ending in a TD for the orange. Horrible call!

    #124554

    ryebread
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    Grey: Killer instinct is:
    – Not dropping passes
    – Making that very first offensive drive of the first half count. Sure Syracuse scored on theirs, but come right down the field and punch it in, and they’d have likely folded.
    – Absolutely planting that QB the very first time he crossed the line of scrimmage.
    – Having the same sense of urgency at the start of the 3rd that we had at the end of the second.

    In our three games against real teams, we’ve been absolutely man handled in the third period. So what exactly is it? Are we clearly out coached by every team we play at the half? Or are we flat, and taking our foot off the gas?

    Two of those three games were away from Carter Finley. This has absolutely nothing to do with pass outs.

    I’m very glad we won. We won’t win Thursday if we don’t show up in the third…

    #124559

    mak4dpak
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    And just curious, Cowdog. Have the other moderators retired? Seems you are our only contributor to SFN.

    #124567

    ryebread
    Participant

    mak4dpak: It sure feels that way. That’s really a shame if so.

    #124577

    mak4dpak
    Participant

    Not to mention to mention the team having one of its best seasons in a long time.

    #124850

    mak4dpak
    Participant

    Looks like Cowdog better get his own recruiting class for SFN. No coverage of the Louisville game, and upset win. SFN has been a real disappointment this football season. I have come to expect lots more, as in previous seasons. Let’s get this train back on track. Go Pack!

    #124856

    pakfanistan
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    Looks like Cowdog better get his own recruiting class for SFN. No coverage of the Louisville game, and upset win. SFN has been a real disappointment this football season. I have come to expect lots more, as in previous seasons. Let’s get this train back on track. Go Pack!

    Seconded. I want my money back.

    #124862

    McCallum
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    I think this place is great. Almost as perfect as Owen Wilson’s nose.

    McCallum

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