Jolly Good Fellow
TMI get all that. But he was a QB starting his first game, down by 20 and we lost .
Excuse time is over. Vad screwed up with the pick but it was our soft *** none playing secondary that still can't stop anyone.
Vad is a highly rated 1st year starter playing his 12th game by the way, why do t we apply our standards to our excuses. If we did that Vad throws for 600 and 10 TDs.
Seems our standards are way lower than our excuses
I feel your pain in your writings brother but early on I made a few comments about the secondary but more so about the guys being coached up. If you go back to last year's postings on practices and camps you will see who your big hitters in the safety position were F. Holton, J. Thomas, and L. Griffin. I. Johnson and D. Smith were more cover guys they made tackles but we're not going to put their nose in any holes. Holton had some personal issues and was removed from team. One week before the season it was determined that D. Noble was not a good corner and that Griffin who never played corner would be a better corner and Noble would be a better fit in at safety. Now you seem to be a man that knows something about football. CB an S require totally different skill sets. Now you have Noble trying to adjust and Griffin who upon his arrival established himself as a big hitter who just needed reps trying to adjust as well. I think this change was a bad one. As the season progressed we ended up moving Jamea at safety because we needed that big hit, stop the run type safety. This took away from the depth at corner. Now look at the corners, L. Young showed great promise then seems to have regressed a little. DJ White who is a pure athlete had a rough game against Clemson. Rough in the since that he had great coverage just a little green with some of the tricks of the game. WR holding, pushing off, etc.... Unfortunately stuff like this happens but there are techniques to counter. What I am asking everyone to do is put aside emotions and look at facts. I think the corners were not coached well this year. Poor positioning, bad technique, bad communication, wrong angles; bottom line, everyone was screaming about Sewak but overlooked Coach Speed. Don't get me wrong, the guy is a great LB and Safety coach. He is not a corners coach. I am not saying fire anyone just place the guy in his element and bring in a "True"cornerback coach who can coach these guys up. Who knows good sound technique and knows the position from experience. Kelly did have the group moving in the right direction. Many thought Sweeting was not a good corner. This kid got with someone who provided him with CB training now look at him. He is in the NFL.
As far as the Ga loss. It was the adjustment we made on D that hurt a little. We played more of a soft zone and Ga took everything underneath as well as screens. We needed our corners to get on the the inside of the blockers. They needed to recognize the routes being run while also reading the QB. The Safety should have been outside the box. He has to be aggressive enough to break through others blocks and blow up the play. He has to be a sure tackler. A special kid that makes anyone think twice about catching the ball. Don't mean to bore you but I think we need our secondary to be coached up and kids placed in the right position.