He's way better than the last guy. The improvement in tackling is evident in the first game and we have basically shut down both offenses we've played. The DBs were playing aggressive and at the receiver when the ball got there to break it up. Can't remember the last time that happened
Yes, but in a loving way…We looked a hell of a lot better this week, I just wonder how much of it depends on our o-line being able to manhandle a squad of smaller guys. Also maybe I’m just used to seeing AR throw balls with a vapor trail as they hiss through the air but most of Mertz’s passes seemed like floating ducks. The accuracy is there but I’m thinking faster defenses are going to step in front of many of those throws. Am I a crazy Debbie-downer?
The defense is finally fun to watch again. Gonna have a few growing pains due to youth but this will be a special group going forward into next year and the year after.
The guy has energy and you can tell the players like him and they are playing hard for him. So far he is a huge upgrade from the last scoundrel.
Yeah... his "mic'd up" practice clip was good. he's a leader, you can see him constantly going to everyone, every position, and talking people upThe guy has energy and you can tell the players like him and they are playing hard for him. So far he is a huge upgrade from the last scoundrel.
Look at that punum. So precious.
Billy mixed things up pretty well last night. Will it work next week? We shall see.Look at that punum. So precious.
Last season we ran the ball exceptionally well until we played Tennessee. They clogged the LOS and we could not run. Why would next week be any different? Who expects Billy to outsmart Tennessee, whose staff will have that same plan- STOP THE RUN. Unless we are able to routinely hit intermediate passes, why would Tennessee move back from the LOS? Billy IS run first. Stop the run and first and second down then they shift to pass defense on third and five.
Napier's concepts seem so unimaginative and he seems like a play caller that gets stumped if his base idea- run the ball- falls short. Last night is an illusion- we couldn't run against Utah but that is solved now. Look out Tennessee, Napier, to our knowledge and from games so far, has nothing in the tank, no plays to call, nothing that impresses and makes observers think "wow, that was a great call". The guy is the antitheses of of Spurrier concepts and like someone said, we have slow TEs. I don't know what my perceptions mean, but I think Tennessee is going to come in with a plan and Billy, being a hard headed middlein offensive mind, is going to play along with them, because, he has something to prove- his "system" works.