Two Common Threads in Our Losses
1) Our kick-off coverage teams are BAD. We kick it long we give up big returns. We pop it up and teams are still at the 45. From what I can see there needs to be some wholesale changes on the kick coverage team- it seems like nobody knows how to tackle. Guys are diving for air.
I was at the game & didn't hear any of the post game rehash, but did Shaggy wiff on the kick-off in the first quarter or did ISU try an onside kick?
2) Brett can throw those INT's. We all knows he stares down his receiver- I don't think the coaches are going to change that after 4 years. My problem is he stares down his main receiver and still doesn't see 2 defenders covering the guy. The slant was pretty successful yesterday, but it also seemed like one of 3 pass routes that Brett attempts to complete. Not sure if that is a Brett issue going through his progressions or limiations in our offense.
Re: Two Common Threads in Our Losses
I agree with most of isucy86's assesment - i will add a little (hopefully insiteful) commentary
Not sure how much the radio guys talked about it, but to me, the wind was obvisously a BIG factor
Pretty sure since we were kicking into the wind, that shaggy was trying to sqibb the ball. A high kickoff, especially right then i remember thinking, was gonna have the ball caught at like, the 30. He did wiff it some however, kicked too much of the top of the ball i thought. could have been the ball falling over off the tee as well. the 2nd time he did that in the 2nd half the sqibb kick was good, although the coverage was not :-/
Originally Posted by isucy86
Also, i agree that the slants were working well, but nebraska caught onto that real quick - especially when we were into the wind.
Also, it was real obvious that meyer was much better throwing into the wind rather than with the wind. Overthrew a lot of recievers on a lot of different types of routes