September 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm #11175
In no particular order:
first start for a new QB not always pretty, no surprise
BB not a runner
Farrell needs more touches
some of the guys in the front 7 need to man up
5’9″ CB can’t cover a 6’6″ receiver, duh
Frosh kicker as advertised, despite a clunk off the post, doubt we have him without schollies
cardiac wins from 2012 continue, how is your blood pressure Rich?
team has a lot of heartSeptember 8, 2013 at 12:43 am #11176
Lol, not good.
Farrell our best rb. Sherman solid but slower and tentative now. Leaks real deal at KR
We are ridiculously deep at WR
Coyle tough guy
OL pretty good without 2 starters.
D will be serious issue for my health.
Cant do a protect coverage w no pass rush.
Bright spots Nigel,Robb,campbell,Kondas
DL Newton Palma
Unit cohesiveness not there yet.September 8, 2013 at 1:43 am #11177
lots of work to do. but some positives, too.September 8, 2013 at 2:27 am #11178
Good analysis, guys.
For his first game (and still wrestling with an injury) — other than two passes he should have held — BB, the QB, played pretty well. No, he’s not a confident runner, yet. (Looks like he has decent speed, but runs too straight up.) Seems to remain calm and smart under pressure. Sure does not have the kind of arm we’re used to … how far can he take team against tougher defenses? We’ll see. Seems to have the winning character of another left QB out of an NFL job now. What a comeback.
(That said, goes to show younger QBs need some real reps in meaningless games at some point.)
Almost seems like DLs and LBs are undersized. … Robb, who played a great game, is listed at only 210. At 6-3, he’d be a nice-size DB to guard that 6-6 guy.
Tackling was shaky, but that can improve …
Imagine if Farrell could have played like that last two years … Nice depth at RB, WR and TE.
And the freshman KR guy is liable to break some. Got some great speed.September 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm #11180
Sherman is not a kick returner, get someone with some speed back there to compliment LeaksSeptember 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm #11182
Sherman is the safe choice. He rarely makes mistakes. Dependable. As others noted he appears bigger than last yr and slower. He was tentative on some plays. That said he did get crisper in the 2nd half. Sodeke showed flashes of quickness. Loved seeing Farrell finally get some qulity PT. Reminded me of what I saw him do in HS. Powerful and quick to the hole.
Monmouth will not be as much of a test. Hopefully, a good opportunity to boost cohesiveness on D which we will need vs Princeton and UNHSeptember 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm #11183
I learned that BB is far more like Chris Lum than Mike Colvin from a skill set perspective. The problem to me at least was that the play calling was still from last year. BB was saddled with a lot of 3rd and longs through much of the game. When he was finally allowed to throw on 1st down, the opportunities really opened themselves up and he took advantage of them. He doesn’t have Colvin’s arm strength or innate running ability but I thought he had a really nice touch and threw some really accurate deep balls.
I wonder if we may see some Shafnisky in a wildcat situation similar to Colvin’s junior year. Just a thought.September 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm #11187
Would be nice to see him get some real PT. Not sure about Wildcat for him. McHale an A-S QB in a run offense. A very capable runner. Learning how to ne a passer.September 8, 2013 at 6:17 pm #11189
We really need to get some leads so that the QBs of the future can get some real game time. At almost every position except QB, back ups get reps. Last year Colvin took all the reps with close games, and it showed yesterday.September 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm #11190
lol Well off this game doesn’t seem we’ll have lots of big leads this yr. Agree tho that it would be nice to see some PT for Matt and Nick. MU perhaps best chance for that if D can get their act togetherSeptember 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm #11191
Regarding our D, do you think we can make some adjustments or personnel changes in order to do a better job against the run? I can’t say I’m totally comfortable with the job our DB’s did, either.
Running game is okay; agree with the comments about Sherman — not seeing much speed. I was surprised Sodeke didn’t get more touches. Farrell did a very good job on short yard situations. He’s a strong, tough runner. I think #33 would have made an impact (of course, I’m a little partial).
Really like Pandy a lot. I watched him practicing during halftime. He’s got a very strong leg.
I’d like to see our D generate more turnovers, and I’d like to see some better kickoff returns. But hey, we’re 1-0, not 0-1 like that team is Easton. They’re jumping off the bandwagon like penguins jumping off an iceberg. If we can fix the run D, I think we’re in for a really nice season.September 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm #11192
lol slightly unbiased opinion I agree on 33.
Odd fact. Lambert not on chart as having played. Injured? Our CBs were in protect coverage keeping WRs infront of them but w/o more pressure they got burned. Still not a solid performance at all. Hence my surprise that Lambert absent even on STs. Palma and Newton impressed as did Gyles and Layton at times but none are run stuffers or very good at keeping OL off the LBs.Part of this is the 2 RBs for CCSU very good and our wrapping up poor. Agree that likely to improve from lack of tackling in camp.
Also saw Douglas listed as playing even tho Andy said he was out due to concussion.
MU may be our best shot at getting some PT for Matt and Nick.September 9, 2013 at 2:50 am #11194
Lambert must be nicked not to have any participation, he was a terror on special teams last year.
D may have already fixed themselves as they were pretty stout in 4th quarter and OT, front 7 just needs to man up
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