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who you put on the field is more important than the names you put on paper.., how they play once on the field is the most important thing…,
btw, there is a reason why every team in college and professional football have depth charts
the DC needs to figure out how to stop the run.., and the OC needs to figure out how to move the chains.., both are in over their heads at the moment
the HC needs to find and recruit an NFL arm with Sunday spunk for 2018
Someone explain to me how an SEC ‘superior’ D C can have allowed our TU Tuff defense 0be playing so poorly ?
If he is good as a DC mind, then the only rason is that we have poor players. And if we have poor players we will not win many games, and our superior SEC DC person will have to work hard to get better players so they can win in the next season.
Now if the players are really good players here and now, then……..
Extending the logic applied to the depth chart creates a question in my mind. Is anyone in a 2 digit number not tough? How bout the 10 through 30 numbers? Reasonably tough? 41 – 60? Moderately tough? And so on…..if you can’t get below number ten, well, I guess you just stop playing tough, right?
Having fun, please take it out on ‘Nova….please, please, please!
LOL! I was a 10 who played like a #2.
I think the single digit toughness scale is fat shaming….us O-line types aren’t allowed to wear those numbers.
I am a classic over reactor. (I still Dont think Marchi is the answer at QB.). However, ND is the most talented team Temple will face all year. I still expect them to go between 7-5 and 9-3.
You’re not over-reacting, this will be a rough year: 6-6 at best, 4-8 most likely, 2-10 worst-case scenario. First-year coaches usually get a mulligan, so they swing for the fence and end up in the rough. The Nova game will be an huge indicator.
Why try to fathom the difference between a depth chart and above the line. Coaches constantly rotate players.
What about Villanova? With a names like Bednarczyk and Gudzak, you must be good. Know your enemy. It took seven quarters before the Owls figured out they needed to key on Matt Szczur. D’Onofrio couldn’t spell his name or Szczur’s for that matter.
Where will mayhem rear its ugly head? In the Nova backfield or on the Temple sideline and Section 120?
the Lehigh QB, Brad Mayes, could start over the four above the line…,
‘Nova realizes this year is their best shot to beat Temple.., remember the Fordham game?
learning curve gets steeper as Temple gets upset in the home opener
Lose to Villanova and the place will resemble a Mausoleum for the remaining five home games. Hope Collins has this game on the highest level of urgency. This really is bigger than any conference game from a fan aspect.
Agree on how critical winning this game is to avoiding the loss of fan attendance at future games. But I want to stay positive. I want to convince myself (and anyone else reading this blog including players and coaches) there was maybe 25 minutes of very competitive football played at ND last week that can be repeated and improved on during the remainder of the season.
Good point Easy. There was some good play against ND and some crunching hard hits by Temple on D. Expand on that and improve. I sure don’t want to go back and start ALL over.
Just saw a write up on temple #22 , close to TFForever on my Google. All I know is that watching on TV I saw 22 miss a hell of a lot of plays, and weak hands when he had a chance, The TV crew was all ND and hardly ever went to any trouble announce more than a few Temple names.
No way in hell will we win 4 games with the current play of #22.
Hope he plays better fast or someone else goes in, Cheeeze what a bad game he had .
Phil Snow once said to us #22 has a chance to be better than Tyler M……, he’ll bounce back…,
more worried about us putting enough points on the board.., after 4 quarters I’m still trying to figure out our identity on offense?
are we a power team? no; are we a spread option team? no; are we a pro-set drop back team? no;…, who are we and what are we trying to do?
guess it won’t matter much if the DC can’t figure out how to stop the run
Great point! If the opposing offense is grinding up and down the field with the run, controlling the clock, scoring and stomping the guts out of the D while doing it, then our Offense will be forced to do 1 thing…….try to play catch up.
The idea of not having a depth chart is ridiculous! The absence of a depth chart creates too much uncertainty in the minds of the players. Am I going to player or am I not going to play. The reality is that coach just kicked over the ladder that player have always used to measure where they are and what and who they need to beat and focus on in order to move up the ladder
Agree. Temple has had plenty of guys who were MOTIVATED to play like ones when they were second team on the depth chart, not the other way around.