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Looking back at the Duke game

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Eric, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

    - Really loved seeing the Diamond formation...I knew we would use it but I didn't expect to see so much of it this week. Gives UNC more to think about now.

    - Smelter played a good game and is going to be a good player for us.

    - Need more effort from Waller.

    - Vad Lee played well overall....Made some good throws. He can play better but he played well enough to win.

    - on Godhighs long run in the first half we had some excellent blocking...Mason and Days had great blocks.

    - Great pass protection this week.

    - Hunt-Days played well from what I seen.

    - Jemea Thomas is still a stud...he plays with great effort.

    - Really liked seeing Snoddy...he is quick.

    - I agree with CPJ that he didn't call a good game...we left a ton of points on the field.

    - Have to be happy with the win on the road and opening up 2-0.
  2. Brian Johnson

    Brian Johnson Ramblin' Wreck

    We only ran flexbone like 30% loved seeing pistol and diamond. I wanna see us do that more because they didn't have an answer for it for the most part. Just need to stop some of the drops
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  3. kg01

    kg01 Get-Bak! Coach Featured Member

    Agree on Snoddy. Showed a nice burst.

    Still waiting to hear from Attouchu and Young on D. Am I crazy?
  4. OldJacketFan

    OldJacketFan Helluva Engineer

    May I add

    O line work, especially Shaq Mason
    Laskey's hard running and good hands
    Sneezy's 2nd half
    Gotsis' demanding double teaming yet still with TFLs

    All in all a very solid game coming off a bye week and I expect the UNC coaching staff to quiet down about Tech being a "so called big time program" :cool:
  5. BainbridgeJacket

    BainbridgeJacket Helluva Engineer

    Re-watched the game today. Came away more impressed with our defensive effort. Golden was out of position on a few plays, but our secondary locked down Duke. Jemea and Lou were able to get off blocks and defeat the bubble screens early and kind of took Duke out of their game and their receivers pretty much accomplished nothing.
  6. Jonathan Dees

    Jonathan Dees Jolly Good Fellow

    Lots of toys to play with. We have a chance to be special.
  7. John

    John Peacekeeper Staff Member

    Want to add Corey Dennis to an "unsung hero" list. No, he didn't have any catches but he's a beast of a perimeter blocker. I noted at one time when he drove his man all the way into the end zone even though the play was away from them. A few times, the ref had to run over to him to tell him that the whistle blew cause he was just relentlessly driving the Duke defender with his feet.
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  8. jzgt22

    jzgt22 Helluva Engineer

    Anyone know what duke did to piss off OK going into half time? He used all there time outs when it didn't seen like we had a legit chance to score and we were getting the ball back after halftime.
  9. jzgt22

    jzgt22 Helluva Engineer

  10. gt13

    gt13 Helluva Engineer

    I thought he was just trying to force Duke to punt so we could get a chance at a block. I don't know why we didn't have anyone back to return the punt... that's the only explanation I could think of.
  11. GTrob21

    GTrob21 Helluva Engineer

    Watched the game again yesterday and this time really watched our lines. I can't say enough about how our guys played hard after their first TD drive.

    I noticed Gotsis and Cummings in particular, they both started playing aggressive and it led to great negative plays. Also our DE's were timid in crashing down on the Dive of their read-option play, which was surprising to me since, since you think our guys would be familiar...This primarily is what lead to those times when Duke would gash our D.

    We did a GREAT job on the QB however and forced him laterally where we simply had way more speed than Duke.

    Our CB's had good/great games. They defeated blocks consistently.

    JHD is a stud, that is all

    Jemea loves to hit, stay out of his way.

    Vad didn't have a good game,He missed several pitches that would have resulted in big gains, and some of his throws were high and long.

    Waller better get his A$$ in gear, he got out "efforted" in the INT and actually had the inside position.

    Right now I would start Smelter and Summers as our WR's

    OL had a very good game and our pass block actually look decent.

    Diamond formation is genius and will go a long way to help the perception and negative recruiting that surrounds Johnson's offense. Now all we have to do is point to colin Kap, Russell Wilson and RGIII and say, "we are running the same thing they are". Kudos to Johnson
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  12. IronJacket7

    IronJacket7 Helluva Engineer

    agree with this
  13. GTJason

    GTJason Helluva Engineer

    Don't forget we have a good TE committed to us to involve in diamond formation plays. Passing game plays are fun, but downfield blocking and opening outside gaps for the B-back could potentially be huge

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