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Rippy?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Chuck_Schick, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Chuck_Schick

    Chuck_Schick Active Member

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question. I watched most of the CSU game saturday. Had to cut it short to fly to Europe. I'm still in Europe, and haven't had much of a chance to catch up on all the post game articles (nor wanted to).

    What was up with Rippy? Did he play at all? Didn't see him on the field.
     
  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    he isnt 100% just yet
     
  3. Dan Welch

    Dan Welch Member

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    Yeah, Cabral is easing him back in. Wants to be cautious. Here's some (unoficial) stats on LB snaps for you from my review of the game:

    CSU GAME
    MIKE:
    Rippy - 11 snaps first half, 13 second half, 24 total
    Daigh - 6 snaps first half, 8 second half, 14 total

    CU lined up in the 4-3 (or 3-4 with Chidera sliding back into a ILB spot and blitzing) 38 times (not including CSU downing the ball at the end twice). Rippy was in for 24 of those snaps and Daigh the other 14.
    No one listed as a MIKE LB played in CU's 3-3-5 or 4-2-5 packages.
    CU lined up in the 3-3-5 for 14 plays. Major, Web, and Vigo were the LB's for 13 of the 14 with Washington replacing Vigo on the 14th.
    CU played the 4-2-5 for 13 plays with Major and Washington in at the LB spots for all 13.

    Total Snaps taken by other CU LB's:
    Major (SAM): 59
    Webb (WILL): 52
    Washington (WILL): 15
    Vigo (WILL): 13
    Greer III (SAM): 6
     
  4. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Wow we've had some good first posts lately. Those stats are great. Rep.
     
  5. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    There is no such thing as a dumb question. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Chuck_Schick

    Chuck_Schick Active Member

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    Awesome stats Dan. Thanks!
     
  7. 30Something

    30Something Distinguished Brotha Club Member

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    Who the **** do you think you are Dan Welch? Coming in here with your fancy analysis, solid research, and (seemingly) fact-based responses. You clearly should be doing more with your talents than hanging on Allbuffs. Get a life.

    Turkey on Rye with a side of Great Divide's DPA.

    Thanks,
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  8. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    But there are a lot of inquisitive idiots :lol:
     
  9. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    did it seems like Webb struggled to cover the tight end as well? I think he got caught looking in the backfield and was late to see the TE take off on his route.
     
  10. Dan Welch

    Dan Welch Member

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    As the WILL, I don't think Webb actually has responsibility for a TE too often unless he's in a zone drop. I see him have tracking the RB a lot more. He played the ILB spot in the 3-3-5 last Saturday which gives him the RB often too.

    The first play of the CSU drive with 4:17 left in the 2nd QTR Webb had Nwoke (RB) on his flare route and got beat for a 13 yd gain. He took a bit of a bad angle and probably was lined up a little too far inside, but just about anyone would have struggled to make that play as he had to fight through a WR and two lineman blocks on his way out to cover it. Would chalk that up more to CU getting out-schemed on that play. Orms blitzed and CSU threw the flare right to the area he vacated. (This was actually the play that Polk sprained his ankle on.)


    Other than that he was an absolute stud in the first half. Was an All-Pac-12 worthy performance. Best half I've ever seen him play and definitely the best by any of the CU LB's. Second half I was still reviewing but have seen it a number of times and no obvious broken coverage by Webb stands out. I'll look for that though. Major and Rippy were the two LB's involved in the two blown coverages that resulted in CSU's two touchdowns. Thought both were a little subpar for what we've come to expect from them. Rippy isn't 100% yet so no surprise there but Major also seemed just a little off his normal standard to me too. Played a ton of snaps though. 59 to lead all LB's.
     
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  11. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    We could use a 2nd staff writer. I nominate Dan Welch.
     
  12. Ozbuff

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    I hope Rippy is back to 100% by the WSU game. We need him at 100% for Pac-12 play. He was our best defensive player last year. Of course, if the offense doesn't improve dramatically it probably won't matter.
     
  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I remember that play he ran around 3 blockers but was just a bit late. I'm talking about the first csu drive in the 2nd half. He was the right outside lb and was looking in the backfield when the te ran by him. By the time he recognized the play it was too late and an easy first down for csu. That might not have been his man and the safety could have blown coverage on the play but it stuck out to me.

    He has an unreal ability to avoid oncoming blockers and snuffed out a screen in the first half where he cut through several blockers and got to the rb.
     
  14. Dan Welch

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    Ah, I'm with you now tante. Like you said right in the middle of CSU's 1st drive of the second half (10:42 3rd QTR - that eventually resulted in a Touchdown). 1st & 10, TE #2 motions across the formation to the weak side and then just runs out to the buzz/out zone and sits. That definitely looks like Webb has the out or buzz zone responsibility on that but like you said, honored the play action first. Looked like another good playcall to me against what CU was playing but can't know for sure of course. I think Webb usually has to honor the run first and make sure its a pass before he drops into his zone responsibility. Watching it a few times he does take a step forward before realizing its a pass and then busts it out to his zone but by then it was way too late. 14 yard gain. Would be interesting to know if he got a negative grade for that on film review. My guess is no unless he had no run responsibility there.
     
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  15. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Did you used to play Dan? Seems like you know a lot more about football than us 35 year old armchair ADs.
     
  16. Dan Welch

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    I did play college ball, but only the lowest level (D3). Actually applied and was accepted to CU but wanted the chance to play the game for four more years and had a few friends in the same boat. Played Safety/Nickel for the Anderson University Fighting Ravens 98-02. Was basically a fringe player on a D3 team so that tells you my talent! There are some solid players even at that level though.
     

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