Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by hatvol96, Sep 23, 2011.
looks a little more impressive after their game tonight.
Their offense really is legitimate. They will likely end up in the top half of the Big East. Hell, I think they could give South Florida and WVU a game.
I can agree with this. They dominated a decent ACC team.
I agree Hat. There are way too many so called analysts that have opinions of what is a good win or a bad loss that can't see the big picture. I'm steadily rooting for Dools and his staff to develop his kids and continue to get more recruits to come to Tennesse.
Reputations are overrated. Psssshhhhttttt.
I'm glad they won. Makes us beating them look much better
I'll take any little consolation i can get these next couple weeks.
The opener in the Dome next season looks a little less prime time, also.
It also tells us quite a bit more about how big of a deal losing Hunter early was. We might not beat UF, but that game was a totally different animal with him in the mix. Even our running game would have looked better. Still pisses me off that Chaney starts out trying to push the run rather than showing off early and intimidating with the pass to open up some run.
I can't go so far as to say NC State is decent, but I hear ya. The Cincy win does look a little more impressive today.
Im just surprised we didnt run three or four WR sweeps during the game. I have said this before and got blasted, but Im not 100% in love with Chaney's playcalling, this year or last.
I really haven't seen anything that I thought was work of a clever offensive mind beating people to the punch. If we had dominant units, he could get away with what we do, but we haven't and don't.
He has a couple of plays that you don't see often, the wheel routes he used with Neal and Oku last year were effective. I think the little seam play with Denarious Moore against Florida last year was well-designed. The Zach Rogers play vs. UAB was innovative. He isn't reinventing the game but I have been satisfied so far.
I don't see anything to try and get our RBs the ball away from the problem that is our offensive line. We don't swing it to them or sweep them at all with guards or tackles pulling. Our attempt at running is a read style run that we just cannot do because our current back appears to have poor vision and our linemen tend to never leave the spot in which they take their stances.
I hear ya. I'm withholding judgement until I believe we have a true home run hitter in the backfield. I don't believe we have someone who can get to the edge quick enough, unless it is Devrin, to make a difference on wide plays. I think we know who Poole is at this point, and it isn't all bad. It just could be better.
If Cincy had played NC State before us I would have been scared to death.
Sure wish Kendrall Thompkins had stayed with us. That dude is legit and we would hardly have missed a beat subbing him in for Hunter.
He takes the blame for the loss, in my opinion. I don't care about Hunter being gone. You don't spend 40% of the ballgame with an option you know won't work against Montana or Cincinnati.
Seriously, what games did Poole really win for us? The focus early last year was on him. We beat UT-Martin. He was out most of the UAB game. We didn't win another game until Bray came in and shredded every team at the end of the schedule. Poole doesn't win games. Bray was essentially undefeated if you don't count the officiating travesty of the UNC game.
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