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Some honest questions about the Mizzou game...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by leftybuff, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    First off, Mizzou is a very good team. CU wasn't going to beat them Sat. I've been watching the big 8/12 for twenty plus years and that was the best Mizzou team I have seen.

    On D, why not mix in some blitz packages? It worked fairly well v. TT, but CU just sat back in 3-man rush mode all night. As some of you knw, I took a couple of buddies to the game, and one was a Mizzou fan. He was shaking his head the Buffs would only rush three. Is CU that afraid it's cover guys will get burned by Mizzou's skill guys? That is the only reason I can come up with is the coaches thought Mizzou would score more if they didn't play prevent the win D.

    On offense. The direct snap has worn out it's welcome. It doesn't work and hasn't for a few weeks now. The motion of the H-back also mystifies me. Motion usually allows the QB to see, pre-snap, what the coverage is. What purpose doe sthe H-back motion serve other than to spotlight where the running play is going? I would really like to know because I don't get it.

    As far as the Row 107 comments are concerned, I equate those to GB's computer game comments. When you are getting smacked by 45 points at home, maybe, just maybe a little humility is in order.

    I still think Hawk is the man. GO BUFFS.
     
  2. stampy

    stampy Well-Known Member

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    I think blitzing was effective against Tech because Harrell is a big, slow lug back there in the pocket. Daniel on the other hand is a quick qb who the staff probably felt they could not pressure as effectively and blitzing him might lead to long scrambles (ie Reesling's 60+ yd scramble against the buffs).

    I'm not arguing that it would not have made sense to give it a shot, just why I think it was not emphasized in the gameplan.
     
  3. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Re: blitzing v. not blitzing.

    Six on the one hand. Half dozen on the other.

    If a team is going to pass the ball up and down the field anyway, personally, I'd rather see the QB laying on his back a few times.
     
  4. DBT

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    Is Mizzou better than us? Yes. Are they 55-10 better. No way. That is what is frustrating to me. We just played and coached like crap on Saturday. I look forward to the day, soon to come, where we are consistantly awesome week in and week out. I'd be really surprised if the coaching staff is not disappointed in the game plan they put together. But, as opposed ot 'braska who is in a downward spiral and is going suicidal with each mounting loss, I think a game like the one we had Saturday can motivate the team to re-focus and can be part of the learning curve.
     
  5. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I agree. Most college QB's cannot handle consistent pressure. Chase Daniel is probably an exception to that rule, but I still believe in hitting the QB in the chops every now and again to get him thinking of something other than completing passes.
     
  6. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Yeah, the end result of the game likely would not have materially changed, but I would have felt a lot better if they got a few good licks on Daniel back there. I hate seeing a QB (on any level) finish a game with a clean uniform.
     
  7. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    That ain't saying much.. :lol:


    Keep in mind our best DB got beat TWICE by long plays in man to man coverage.. Schemes, blitzes, whatever.. Sometimes the guys on the other side are just a lot better than our guys..

    I thought the CU defense needed some help from the offense.. I think that's where the game was lost.. You can't keep giving the ball to Missouri.. I think they had like 8 possessions in the 1st half.. That is WAY too many..
     
  8. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Twice? I counted at least 4 in the first half alone.

    EDIT: TWheat got beat twice. Gotcha.
     
  9. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    This is really what it came down to. From the second quarter on, the offense did nothing. You can't keep your defense on the field against a great offensive team like Mizzou and expect to succeed. The offense couldn't even string a couple first downs together at times. Way too many three and outs.
     

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