The offense did look flat. In my opinion they played an almost exact replica of last week's game. Had a few promising plays, but couldn't put the other team away, for whatever reason. Stevie Hicks ran pretty well tonight. Our D played very well. The rest of the team just pretty much sucked. Meyer was off, and special teams couldn't seem to spark anything. I will give credit to the partially blocked extra point (although good) and a good return here and there. COVERAGE ON SPECIAL TEAMS SUCKED!!! Wow, tackle somebody please.
I think after the interception Meyer was trying to get to Blythe, Meyer was a little hesitant with his gameplay and the rest of the team was too. We were doing pretty well up to that point if I remember right. (Getting a little tipsy right now, hhehe).
Much improvement still needs to be done (coaching and players alike). Next week's game against Iowa will definately be interesting! Both teams almost blew it.
Good Posts Jeremy!
Perhaps Jamie P. will hear our crys. We can't go on like this forever! (or have we been?) and as far as the Iowa match-up goes.... Todd has a major height advantage over the Hawkeye 2ndary. There's absolutely no excuse for not throwing to him.
Meyer threw the Ball to Blythe, Blythe didnt catch it Meyer did through it to were Blythe should of been.
so sit down and shut hell up about throwing the ball to blyte every snap already its horribly pathetic learn what a team is and how lucky we are to have all the receiving talent we do. Davis produced today Blythe couldnt he was well covered
GET OVER IT YOUR NEVER GOING TO SEE IT
defensive coach needs a talkin to. if we have a fast Defense then they need to play tighter and more aggressive. we had next to nothing for plays in 2nd half.
defense played well? how about some turnovers? fumble? interception? zero yard gains forced to punt? only thing I liked on Defense is how well they were in first half against run and applying pressure on the QB. second half Defense needed to come up with something to give ISU offense more opportunies
On the play where Meyer got called for the illegal forward pass, they were setting that up for Blythe deep, but they had under and over coverage on him deep, and Meyer had no other options. Other than that, we didn't really try for him tonight.
Originally Posted by mwitt
speaking of that play, did anyone see how far over the line he was?? It was a 5 yard penalty from the spot of the foul, yet the next play was only 2nd and 15. was he just barely over?
Don't confuse hope for a plan.
Every good receiver in the nation (Jeff Samrdizja, Filiani, Hicks, Dwayne Jarret, Ted Ginn) are doubled teamed, they are always the focus for other teams and they are in there game plans to stop them. And you know what they still get the ball, there coaches know that they are playmakers so they get them the ball no matter what.
I know Blythe is quite to that caliber yet, but is sure darn near it, or would be if he got the ball at least 4 to 7 times a game.
Bythe quote from the Rag
“I was running routes and working to get open. What that showed is that we’ve got a lot of guys that can catch passes and that I don’t have to catch passes in order for us to be successful.”
What a great attitude. Todd only cares that we are winning. How about the fans do the same??
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I think it is all a set up for next week. Everything that has been talked about, not throwing to Blythe, playing loose on defense, conservative football, is all a set up for the squawks! At least I hope so.
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Maybe its just me, but im guessing this has something to do with Blythe showing up Mac last game and asking for the ball...
Relax. Trust me, Blythe will get all the catches he can handle and more next week. Iowa's DBs are terrible, can't cover anyone without mugging them and that's even with a ten yard cushion off the line. TB will be too physical for their slow and weak D backs and will absolutely man handle them. I can't stress this enough!!! Iowa's defense is terribly over rated. Their "great" d-line had absolutely no push up front and could barely put any pressure on a so-so QB from one of the worst teams in D-1 football. Their great goal line stand was mildly impressive, until you realize it was against SYRACUSE!!!
Bottom line: Blythe will get open--as well as Davis, Flynn, Nickel, et al--and Meyer will have all day to stand back there and pick them apart. And if they aren't open, which they WILL be, then Brett can pull the ball down and tuck and run for 5-10 yards. So relax, Blythe will get his touches next week. Quaranteed. This is gunna be fun.
That's far too much to ask.
Originally Posted by CyinCo