Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by class01, Sep 15, 2012.
I think the staff fell into a trap the first two games. For whatever reason, they were not prepared for CSU. Maybe they got too caught up in working on the no huddle, I don't know. But they didn't expect to lose. Then, after CSU, I'd bet they totally expected they'd beat Sac St. so spent more time trying to work on the problems in the CSU game than preparing for Sac St.
Just a theory.
I have been disappointed with the level of talent brought to the OL for the past years. This year included. Although I like the depth.
I couldn't understand how some people were expecting our OL to be better this year than last year when we lost a NFL draft pick in Miller. Most of the guys starting on line were lightly recruited guys and it shows. They aren't maulers or technicians and when you are neither you really struggle. The solution to that would be go to more of a cut block and cut back scheme to help them out. I think that would have helped Tony Jones too.
Bottom line is for 2 years Embree and Bieniemy have been fooling themselves into thinking we can be a power running team like Stanford. We may want that kind of attitude but we don't have the players for that and they have failed to adapt to the OL strengths or ,for better clarification, the things they are the least weak at.
I also agree with the safety play. It has been horrible for years now. When Polk is your best player and he has been brutal for years that is saying something. I do like Orms as a nickel type player but I just don't think we have the right combo of safeties where one can play in the box and the other is a cover specialist at this time.
Thanks for your POV!
we suck because the other team scores more points than us.
Playing CSEWE first is always a trap, particularly when they have a new staff. Gives them a month to practice stuff against the Buffs that nobody has seen, EVAH! Then, when the CU staff adjusts, the CSMoo guys just run another bunch of stuff nobody has seen! Play 'em the second game and things change radically!
I'm with ya on Sac St., but EB really needs to adjust his play-calling. When fans are yelling out what the Buffs are gonna run (i.e. Powell carrying out a dive on 3rd and 4, when a naked boot would've have scored) its a sad reflection on EB. Give the booth to Scheurer and let EB go from the sidelines. He's more effective as a leader from there anyway.
I'm not close to being sold on EB as OC. Not close.
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