November 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm #9142
Even better… BC THINKS they are a rival and they suck.
It’s always nice to be able to restore order to the universe, which is what we are going to do today. After the last couple of weeks that NCAAF has had, it is going to be alot of fun to watch ND impose, painful, humiliating order on BC.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
November 19, 2011 at 6:43 pm #9143
Why the f, no matter how shitty the opponent, do we ALWAYS give up on Sr Day???You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
November 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm #9145
Man… Rees is BAD. And by that I mean not good. You can’t throw picks on screen passes. I know everyone will talk about the drops and Gray getting hurt and those things did happen. But receivers drop balls in about every game. Players get hurt in about every game. It happens. A good offense led by a good QB gets over those things.
but… YOU CANNOT THROW PICKS ON SCREEN PASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rees will never be a competent QB in my eyes until he stops making these kinds of mistakes. If BC had held onto the other three conventional picks he threw but they dropped we would have been blown out today.
BTW… I know we won today. Thank God for the defense we have.
The kid is BAD. Not good. Bad. A bad, bad QB.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
November 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm #9146
I cant disagree with that comment more. Frankly, im getting a little tired of every time Rees throws a pick, he’s “BAD” or “awful awful awful(START HENDRIX!!!)” This poor performance was so much more than one play by the QB. As infuriating as it was to listen to, Mayock was right in that BC made it look easy on all those 3rd and longs just dropping everyone into coverage and taking all the options away. However, why the hell were we IN those positions. The OL looked like they were on roller skates all game. The running lanes were intermittent, pass blocking was horrible. Defense played pretty solid but never got any help from the O. We got off to a GREAT start and then just decided we didnt need to play anymore. It’s an attitude thing, and for whatever reason, we have a big problem on the last home date seemingly every year.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
November 20, 2011 at 10:38 am #9147
I don’t think starting Hendrix is the answer either. The answer is for Rees to get his head out of his ass. The kid has brain lock every time he has to move his feet or if he doesn’t see post snap exactly what he thought he saw pre snap. You can almost see his thought process fall apart when this happens. These situations are almost always followed by a throw out of bounds or a force and me throwing something at my TV. He’s had enough snaps now that we can’t just say, “Well he’s young.” which I have been telling myself. I’m done. In the immortal words of Dick Vermeil “It’s time for (Tommy) to take off the diapers.”
Also, we are going to see this more and more as every team we play figures out that Rees doesn’t trust what he sees or doesn’t trust his arm to make a throw into a tight window… which is what good QBs can do. Until Rees figures this out, the O is never going to really hit its stride.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
November 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm #9149
And where on the fence were you last week when he destroyed Maryland? How about when he obliterated Navy or Air Force? The fact that you point to ONE play in a game where the entire team played like Mr. Hankey, it shows me that you’re highly subjective in this matter. You’re one of the guys that was rooting for Crist in the offseason and you’re waiting for your ‘see, I told you so’ moment. It’s silly and you need to get over it. Rees is the guy and from what I read, he’s probably the guy for a while.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
November 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm #9150
My most sincere hope is that Golson beats out Rees during the off season. Rees has regressed. Yes, the o-line played poorly. Yes, there were a few dropped passes. If we had a dual threat qb we would have had half a dozen plays, if not more, where he could have taken off and gained 10+ yards when there were no open receivers. Instead, Rees stood there too long, scrambled a little and threw the ball away. The problem with that statement is that I believe on most of those plays there were open receivers, but Rees did not see them. He still locks into a receiver and by the time he gives up on that option he might have time to look at one more. After however many starts he has had, he still isn’t going through his progressions quick enough. We should have beaten those tools by 40, but instead we win a sqeaker. I’ll take the W, but moving forward we need a playmaker behind center.
Other than that I had a great time. Really gonna miss Floyd. He has been a joy to watch. I think my man crush on LNIII has grown even bigger, if that is possible.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
November 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm #9151
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Rees is 12-2 as a starter. Not q lot of HCs would be in much rush to bench that. Godson or Hendrix will need to play like gods in the spring to have a chance.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
November 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm #9152
Yeah, tough to bench a guy that can win you most of your games. But it gets easier with each predictable loss to a ranked team and each near disaster against awful teams that should never have been close. If ND gets thrashed by Stanford, and I think they will, and then loses to FSU in a bowl game, I think the odds of seeing Hendrix or Golson next September will increase. Game manager quarterbacks like Rees can be successful on teams with dominant defenses and great rushing attacks, but I don’t think ND will have either next season.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
November 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm #9156
Rees did a lot on Saturday that made me wince, it wasn’t just the pick. He couldn’t make reads, he suffered from lock-on, in general he was just terrible.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
November 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm #9157
We have been 12-2 under Rees due to a strong running game and great D. We’re the Jets of college football. He has consistantly thrown pics, thrown the ball away because he couldn’t find the open man, and underthrown open receivers only to have Floyd make him look good from time to time. My hope is that Golson does play like a “god” in the spring. I think his upside is huge. A talent like his could make any offense tough to defend.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
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