September 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm #21789
Game notes up
Duffy and Tennant back. Zach starting Micah backing up Cohen.
On D Lason at Rover. Wilmington or McCloskey at SS. Harvey is backing at ILB and Rover. Johnson at 2 behind Laub.
September 15, 2015 at 6:49 pm #21791
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we sure got smaller on the DLSeptember 15, 2015 at 6:53 pm #21792
No TC going to make a big difference. Quickness with Laub and Johnson. Hope its enuf this week.September 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm #21793
Weak recruiting in the previous years before this freshman class is coming home to roost – lack of depth and size on D – across the board.
This, apparently, is hard to believe by one of the posters who asked for “metrics” or proof that this is so.
Well, look at this page and the line ups – along with the results.September 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm #21794
I’ll assume that TC absence due to injury. Any word on the severity and/or time frame for recovery?September 15, 2015 at 9:08 pm #21795
Hope Penn not a passing team. Not worried about D line. They all played good at JMU. And they were getting shuffled in a lot to stay fresh. The Dbs….the Dbs..what do they have to do to get sidelined???? I imagine if the freshman played like them the hook would be quick! I would play Montgomery and Redmond and Mccloskey alot to give #1,2,26 notice
September 15, 2015 at 9:24 pm #21797
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Just noticed #2 jones is out….concussion????September 15, 2015 at 9:32 pm #21798
Good catch LG,missed it. Trying to find some info on TC and him.September 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm #21799
Kind of unusual ,no Andy interview yet this week. Wonder why?September 16, 2015 at 12:18 am #21800
Defense? Cbs and safeties look bad= coaching and film study
Lbs making all the plays,usually 5 yards deep,WHY?
DL got pushed 5 yards off the ball all day,were
outmanned and put little pressure on QB. 5 solo tackles
and 2 total tackles for loss is not getting it done. both sacks by LBs after the fact.”not worried about the DL” is crazy. BTW, pressure on the QB by the front 3 plus blitz’s will help the secondary. The non scholly team of 2010 & 2011 would have competed or won Saturday. Coaching? Players? Also,Until Shaf stops eyeing his receiver at the snap/doesn’t look off primary WR/and stops getting happy feet, which=good numbers at Qb with lack luster offensive performance,we will never be a playoff team with many of the pieces in place today.
-yes I was at the game unlike many voices.September 16, 2015 at 1:01 am #21801
I was at the game as well, ive also watched it again. The Dline wasnt the problem. We will miss TC. The dline brought pressure and did their jobs. The safeties and cb dove at the feet all day or got shook real easy. Lbs missed some tackles as well, but made ALOT of plays. Just like last yr the cbs cant tackle or cover, or dont compete for the ball. I cant believe the guys on behind them can play any worse, its impossible. The safeties played bad as well. Wilmington or mccolskey could earn a job this weekend. I agree on Shaf, hes a rb playing Qb.
September 16, 2015 at 1:06 am #21803
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Go Lehigh TU OwlParticipant
I was also at the game.
I thought the DL played well until the secondary broke their spirit midway through the 2nd quarter. That one drive where JMU completed two or three 3rd and 14’s was when the writing started on the wall. I thought the DC had the defense pretty well prepared. The defenders where in place to make tackles on those stretch runs and flare passes. They just failed miserably to tackle. JMU was going to get 35-40 points even with a better defensive effort.
CAA teams UNH scored 48 and Towson 38 in 2011 on a Dave K defense. Even his D’s gave up points to the better CAA teams. What was frustrating about Saturday is Lehigh failed to make rather routine plays/tackles that would have limited JMU’s point total by 2 or 3 scores. The tackling was simply awful. I can’t even emphasize how bad it was. #7 in the secondary was the one guy who I thought played with smarts and a bit of nastiness. He was attacking the blockers and made some solid plays.
The offense would move the ball but the lack of big plays ultimately bogs down the drive. The closer they got to the end zone the more difficult it is for this type of offense to operate. The OL did not do Shaf any favors but Shaf himself did not help his cause. He does not sit in the pocket and survey the field. He wasn’t able to outrun JMU’s defenders like he did against CCSU.
Until Lehigh is able to generate some big plays down the field points are going to be difficult to come by. The early drop by TP across the middle hurt. As did the wr who danced around on a 3rd down and missed the first by a yard. Those are two plays on offense that need to be made in a game like that.September 16, 2015 at 2:22 am #21804
Well said LehighOwl……well saidSeptember 16, 2015 at 3:54 am #21807
Do ANY of you guys ever look at the PAT.L stats .They must have it wrong because the LEADING PASSER in the PAT.L is SHAFNISKY so either they must have it wrong or you guys are just looking to blame him for the O being unable to generate a better attack .One guys says he looks at his WR’s ,another guys said he is a RB ,another said he runs to much . What is he supposed to do ??? Stand in the pocket and get sacked or maybe hurt and then you would be bitching why doesn’t run .Maybe if the O line blocked a LITTLE better he could stay in the pocket and throw ,but then again you need WR’s or TE’s or RB’s who can get SEPERATION from the D and then MAYBE he can throw the ball to an open guy .To have the LEHIGH QB leading the PAT.L and have people bitching that he is not doing his part is really sad .September 16, 2015 at 4:09 am #21809
[quote=21795]Hope Penn not a passing team. Not worried about D line. They all played good at JMU. And they were getting shuffled in a lot to stay fresh. The Dbs….the Dbs..what do they have to do to get sidelined???? I imagine if the freshman played like them the hook would be quick! I would play Montgomery and Redmond and Mccloskey alot to give #1,2,26 notice
The way the coaches have started players in the past, i.e. QB, the best players play. If the back ups don’t produce enough in practice, what is there to believe they will all of sudden star in a game? Part of it may also be the freshmen current ability in making the right reads and reactions and calls aside from physical ability. Some freshmen come in ready to go at the varsity level and others not. It can be a major transition for some. When I played frosh could not play varsity and, philosophically, there was a reason for it. We have to assume the coaches know who is ready for “prime time” and who is not.
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