Here is my dose of reality for everyone

I apologize for not posting much this yr(some are probably glad of that Lol)but with all i have been through the game just wasnt at the top of my priorities,

There is no way to sugarcoat the last 2 games they were downright embarrasing and CBB will have to make some changes in the staff,I was rally perplexed why Enos didn’t go to a short" Move the chains" type approach when it was clearly obvious we couldnt block them in a deep set pocket…would have like to seen more scteens and slants and TE drags etc.

I also think everyone needs to understand AA was in his 1 st yr in the SEC and he will be much better next yr(remember how BA was much better)if the new receiving corp can live up to their billing.He will get better at reading defenses and knowing when to throw and when not to throw.I think in his mind he thought he had to try to make plays that werent there because he knew how bad our defense was and this happens a lot and people need to realize that,Why Hurts at Bama doesn’t get down when he throws INT,he knows his defense can stop them

The OL coach in me wanted to get out there and kick some butt on the OL last night and to be honest several others tomes as well this yr but I think people just have to realize that the OL takes a long time for a unit to Gel and it is frustrating as heck to watch but there is just no way to speed that up especially when you have 3 1st yr starters.They just have to spend a tremendous amount of time together to flow as one becasue so much of what they have to learn is at the spur of the moment where you cant communicate and just have to know what to do…its called on job training for a reason.

The defense was the biggest dissapointment for me because we had a lot of experience back and should have known what to do and how to do it and IMO R Smith may have to go because of it.I just don’t see guys getting off blocks like the great defenses do and the back 7 just doesn’t seem have the speed to stay with elite type speed they see week in and week out in this league.

This is a brutal division we play in and if you have a weakness it will be exposed and word will spread.I think we can be better next yr but the road schedule is insane and we may still may be 7-5 or 8-4.

anyway this my 2 cents worth .hope all of you have blessed and Happy new yr!!

Good post. I thought he did try to go short game after the 2nd fumble. Tried the screen and Austin threw the pick inside the 10.

It has to be a sinking feeling when you can’t run a set of downs without a false start.

My biggest disappointment of the year was the DL. Had they won more battles some of the warts in the middle and back wouldn’t have been as exposed.

With your football background can you please explain why on the DL numerous times they all rushed to the middle and was bunched up? Was it called that way or just poor understanding of their lanes. This happened numerous times and teir QB just waited and waited.
This has happened throughout the ear as well

no you will not see all bunched up by design,they all have Gaps they are assigned to maintain,when this happens we are either getting pushed inside or they are losing gap contrl which opens open those huge runs by the QBs this yr.

Good post Billy and I hope you have a much better year in 2017. You are so right on the O-line. There may be some talent on our line, but you don’t just slap the parts together, move them around as the situation dictates, and expect them to perform at a high level. Many more bodies to work with this Spring and a lot of guys who got baptisim by fire this year. I can’t see them not being considerably improved. As far as Defense goes, my expectations for a consistently good unit are pretty low. I guess we can take some heart in how they played in the first half of these final two games. I do believe that if the Offense had not completely imploded in the second half Thursday, we would have come away feeling pretty good about our Defense.

Thank you for this. We’ve missed your posts.

I hope the new year is much kinder to you than the last year has been.

Great to hear from youdaman! I missed you this year. Nice insights (as always).