10-08-2012, 08:52 AM #31
I think they are having a bit of an issue in that area but love the way the middle 3 are working together. Seems to allow the T's to focus just on their guy which makes them better as well.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-08-2012, 08:57 AM #32
10-08-2012, 08:59 AM #33
Who would have thought that the coach who claimed ownership to a secondary worse than ours last year would have such an impact on this group and do it by getting production from players most on here thought were crap.
Nothing finer than watching a team play like a team my friend. Nothing finer.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-08-2012, 09:04 AM #34
Even without the Warpig the rotation thing is coming around. I'm not sure who gets the most credit....D-coord or the new (old) DL coach who actually seems to have plays crafted for every situation. As I said in my post, the play call that set up JA's sack was a thing of beauty.
As to the Warpig. Guion has been a surprise. We might just have the cat I wanted and we just needed the coach on the staff to get him ready to perform.....Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-08-2012, 11:53 AM #35
The DL rotation was heavier than I have seen in earlier games, which I like, they are a smaller, more athletic group that needs high energy. KW and JA took off a lot of plays. Robison seemed to be the only one that played most of the game, although he was replaced by Griffin a few times as well. I saw Griffin play both DE positions as well as DT, I would guess this is the heaviest action he has seen this season. Loved their run defense, CJ once again was non-existent.
I know you really don't want to concede this point, but the secondary is much better than last year. And maybe the DL play is looking better because they are getting better support from the secondary. Either way, one feeds off the other.
The TD throw for the Titans was due to Brinkley screwing up his coverage. All he had to do was turn around and give a difficult throwing lane for Hasselbeck and that play doesn't happen. He is still very uncomfortable in any play that has him going backwards, but I love watching him come forward.
This team is gaining a lot of confidence which goes along ways in playing well.
Good to see they unleashed Ponder a bit more in this game. Great game to do it, when our defense was pitching a shutout. He did have a number of questionable passes and decisions, but I liked the way he stayed after it (and the coaches) and was able to see some success in a more vertical game. Loved his pass to Percy down the sideline and the TD to Rudy. Damned near felt like a pre-season game where they were trying out a bunch of things they have been wanting to do.
I think the coaches called this game right on both sides of the ball. Thank you Tennessee for playing along.
10-08-2012, 12:36 PM #36
I think/thought I've been pretty clear and vocal about how much I love the S's. Best group on one team I've seen in a long time, let alone on a Vikings team. I think it will be hard to keep all of them together. By the way, I said last week that we hadn't seen enough of Blanton, .....I still haven't, but yesterday was a very nice surprise. You see were he landed in Tackles yesterday....Second behind Chad.
Cook and Rob have been wonderful. Seeing alot of the "Press Zone" or "Zone Press" (however you want to call it this year that I thought we would see last year. Again, I think Cook is the wild card in that. What surprises me is that they allowed Josh to take top recievers at times, like they did with Britt yesterday, by himself.
All I'm trying to say is that now that the DL is also playing up to, or beyond itself, like the DB's (and the LB'rs) have, this defense is going to be very very fun to watch.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-08-2012, 12:52 PM #38
I miss charting games. Not enough to start doing it again and give up hold my grandson though.....
Regardless, even though I don't have specific game notes at hand, I sure didn't see the "Increased" effort to throw it deep like our good friend Steve saw.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
10-08-2012, 01:18 PM #39
So many things to say about this game, but I want to point out one detail that I noticed. I forget the play, result, quarter, everything (too much into the game), but here are the details.
Ponder takes the snap...looks left....keeps looking left....turns head to the right and immediatly fires a strike to his receiver. Too me, that alone, tells how much more comfortable he is and how much he has progressed.
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