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millzners


MEMBER SINCE   August 02, 2016

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Comment 14 hours ago

I think any reasonable person would have kept doing what worked on offense.  After that last TD drive, the identical personnel package should have been used in at least the ensuing possession.  

It seems like ahead of time certain rotations are set and it’s executed independent of what is happening in the game.  If that were the only questionable coaching it would still be frustrating, but then you add to it that the play calls also seemed totally independent of the game situation too.  

At some point it feels like the guy calling the game isn’t watching the same game we all are.  It’s hard to understand.

Comment 15 Sep 2019

I kind of think that we are so committed to rotating young players in during the early games that we are sandbagging a little.  We won’t continue to bring in 2 blue chips at RB every year if we don’t feature a rotation, but it is frustrating

Comment 14 Sep 2019

I haven’t looked for the stats, but over the past two seasons it seems like we are worse in 3rd/4th and 10+ than on <10.  It’s mind boggling.  For our defense 3rd and 14 is basically an automatic first down, but 3rd and 1 and we’re likely to get the stop.  

The problems that plagued us last year still haven’t been fixed, but anything can happen at this point.

Comment 12 Sep 2019

Our middle LB rotation has to play better, especially in coverage.  If Pitt has a halfway decent TE it could be a tough game.  I’ll be watching that position intently.

Comment 10 Sep 2019

Right now in terms of in-game production, Slade is closer to 5th on the depth chart than he is 1st.  Brown should get the start in my humble opinion.  

Comment 08 Sep 2019

Pry’s defenses always get better as the season progresses, we will be fine there.

The real story for me is Clifford.  He was extremely good, even under pressure.  Very mobile in the pocket, very accurate even running for his life. 16/22 4TD and I counted 3 Hamler drops (3 on third down).

Comment 03 Sep 2019

Not only that but it seems logical that they want to be in a crowded lineup because they still get their moments to shine but don’t need to wear themselves out.  If they can put enough on tape to get and early round draft pick and avoid the grind of being the bell cow then all the better.

Comment 03 Sep 2019

Will be nice to see this list get longer in a hurry as the next couple of years pass.  LB is especially lacking in the league.  Jack and Steve commented during their pregame show that this year marks the first time post sanctions when the 3 deep at LB resembles the Poz, Connor, Lee, Bowman etc years.

Comment 31 Aug 2019

There have been a lot of disappointing openers in the past decade, but I can’t remember one where we were so thoroughly better from top to bottom of the depth chart since 2008 against Coastal Carolina.

Comment 31 Aug 2019

Another Clifford intangible quality:  two first names.  This may have been the key to Clifford winning the battle with Stevens.  While Tommy was very close, that erroneous S at the end of his last name could have been the difference.  Sadly we’ll never know as coaches are reluctant to publicly comment on their QB name shaping their decision.

Comment 23 Aug 2019

TOMMY STEVENS WOULD HAVE THROWN 12 TD IN THAT GAME AND YOU KNOW IT

On a serious note, I hope Trace gets a few years experience on a stable roster learning the position before earning the starting job.  If he can improve without being thrust into the job too early I think he can be a solid NFL QB.

Comment 13 Aug 2019

The most concerning aspect of this season is how we play on the road.  We tend to play more conservative, more predictable, and it becomes an issue late in games.  Yes talent, depth, and youth have been a huge part of that in the past.  But this season will be defined by the road games, and the roster is no longer an excuse.  This is the season where coaching will be the deciding factor.  

Comment 13 Aug 2019

Yeah this is how I’m feeling too.  We’re either a playoff bubble team based on Rhane or it’s 2015 all over again with an offense so bad that it makes even a good defense look bad.

Comment 13 Aug 2019

Peoples Jones must be entering his last year of eligibility right?  Seems like that guy has been on their roster since before Jim Harbaugh invented the forward pass.