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Is there a player on the roster capable of a "line in the sand" moment?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Highflyer, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Pretty sure it was at UCLA in 2002 during half time that Tyler Brayton took athletic tape and drew it down the middle of the locker room and challenged his teammates to step it up and stand together.

    Do we have any one capable of this on the roster? I was thinking at halftime Sunday, that I sure hoped that some player was in a complete rage over the first half performance and would inspire and motivates his teammates. Sadly, there does not appear to have been such a moment.

    I want to see some ****ing fire out of these guys on Friday. Play like your hair is on fire, come out ready to smash someone and run them over.

    I'd even settled for a Blutarsky like motivational speech. Something to rally these kids. Certainly does not seem like the coaches are willing to do it.
     
  2. B1Buff

    B1Buff Active Member

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    if that loss alone does not do it (and the coaches obviously don't have the intensity to do it) I hope some leaders step up...Good time for DS to establish himself as a the vocal leader.
     
  3. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    The problem in this area is twofold, IMO.

    #1 - very young team. Not a lot of veteran leaders

    #2 - Cody is a very outspoken leader of the team, and he's lockstep with Talkin Sr.
     
  4. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    You are correct, BoBo Jr was not even the best leader on that team.
     
  5. SanDiegoBuff

    SanDiegoBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Now's the time to find out!
     
  6. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Well, everyone was pretty afraid of Brayton. That's one advantage to having some scary dudes on your team. Face it, we have alot of nice guys on this team.

    My candidates would be Ryan Miller, Jeff Smart or Marcus Burton as to who would best challenge the current Buffs in this manner.
     
  7. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Ryan Miller comes to mind. Marcus Burton perhaps.
     
  8. SanDiegoBuff

    SanDiegoBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I think any player is capable of doing it, just standing up and getting it tone is 80% of the battle. You never know where you'll find leadership until the chips are down.

    I think Cabral could get it done too.
     
  9. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Hope a player can, because the coaches sure as hell can't get this team fired up. Man I miss coach Mac more and more, he was a master at gameday motivation!
     
  10. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    Guys like that are gone. Hawk has made this team pacifists. He doesn't want guys getting angry over losses, the positive no emotion mantra is the way.

    I thought ryan miller would be the guy to be angry and outspoken over the loss but he went with the same company line as hawk.

    Time for the leaders to light a fire. Pride,passione,urgency whatever you want to call it, someone needs to demand it.
     
  11. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    Coach Mac was inspirational. absolutely, positively, earth-moving inspirational.

    he could get crowds fired up. he could get individuals fired up. he was great in groups, large or small.

    i don't know if we'll ever be lucky enough to get a guy that fiery again. he was special.
     
  12. SanDiegoBuff

    SanDiegoBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I have to think Cabral was the reason behind the defense coming out fired up in the second half.
     
  13. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i think this is where the coach's son in the locker-room has the biggest effect. sure, either Cody is or isn't better than Hanson....that aside, it's less likely that a "players only meeting" or someone is going to give the "maybe we just have to go get this on our own a couple times to get our sh*t together" speech...when the HC's son is sitting next to you in the locker-room.

    a high school buddy of mine worked in the OU AD when Kelvin Sampson was the hoops coach and was friends with a couple players. and he said they all liked Kellen Sampson (Kelvin's son who was on the team), but they didn't like having him around all the time...like after a loss.

    not saying it's going to happen but i can see the team rally for a 5-6 win type season. which would just mean another interminable off-season of the same.
     
  14. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    Miller is certainly a guy who will do it. Against FSU, as he was being helped off the field with his broken leg, he stops, turns to O which is huddled up, and starts barkin'. from where I was sitting about 50 yards away, you could see the rage in his face and the spit flying from his mouth.

    Just thinking about it gets me fired up. Hell let me in the locker room!! :pissed3:
     
  15. BeachBronco

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    I vote for DS, I want him to come out and say "Give me the damned ball!!!!"
     
  16. buffwings

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    That would be sa-weet. Then he turned around and ran onto the Rocket field and ran for over 200 yds. The O got its spark for the rest of the season and the D soon followed. That would be the stuff that legends are made of.
     
  17. Wyo Buff

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    If something like this happened back in the early 90's the first thing many of us would have done would be to get a good o-line / d-line fight going. There needs to be a reckoning when you get imasculated up front. I remember in '93, we lost to Stanford and had a bye the next week. We had fights every day. Nothing serious but Mac would let it go long enough so people knew. That kind of intensity seems to be lacking here in my opinion. Screw nice, we need asskickers up front to set the tone. I suspect many of these guys have that in them. It just needs to be encouraged!
     
  18. Sexton Hardcastle

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    I remember those fights during practice. There was certainly plenty of emotion coming from those guys. Especially the OL.
     

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