How Much Was Rain, How Much Was Pain?...

Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by TC, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. TC

    TC Le Big Mac

    Oct 25, 2005
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    In regard to Flynn's poor throwing v. USC. Should we be ready to see Perrilloux grab the reins?

    High ankle sprains linger badly. And just when you think they're close to 100 percent again, a linebacker tags you one and you're back to where you started.

    NYTimes says Flynn was visibly bothered by the ankle after the game.

    Hope he looks a lot stronger v. the Greenies. Otherwise, Florida will load the box and dare him to throw every time he's behind center.
  2. MFn G I M P

    MFn G I M P Founding Member

    Feb 4, 2004
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    Well a lot of Flynn's passes were thrown very nicely and should have been caught but were simply dropped. If it wasn't for the monsoon, I think at least 3/4s of those dropped balls would've been caught and Flynn's stats would've been much better.

    However, you could tell that Flynn's ankle still bothered him when he had to tuck it and run. He seemed apprehensive and slide whenever a defender would get near him. I say let him play a quarter against Tulane to get a little work before UF but then again i'm not a coach so I probably don't know what i'm talking about.
  3. sugarlsu

    sugarlsu Founding Member

    Jan 28, 2004
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    good question. I think that RP will play against Tulane, so that will give MF a good 2 weeks rest. I would like to know how beat up SC players are. They were dragging quite a few off yesterday.
  4. TigerFan23

    TigerFan23 USMC Tiger

    Dec 11, 2003
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    He also underthrew his receivers on a few plays that would've gone for touchdowns. I think that is a result of him not being able to get a firm plant, due to both his ankle sprain and the wet turf.

    Personally, I'd like to see him play a quarter against Tulane, just so he can get some rhythm going in preparation for Florida, then let RP play the rest.
  5. BostonBengal

    BostonBengal Founding Member

    May 14, 2003
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    THat's what I'm hoping for as well. Typically, high ankle sprains CAN take longer to heal, so I'm all for resting Flynn as much as possible and to be honest, Tulane offers us the chance to do that.

    If Flynn's ankle lingers deep into conference play, assuring RP has mastered the offense will be key should we NEED him to play more in games.

    Right now, the way we've been using RP has been great. I think it gives both players what they're looking for. For Flynn, he's LONG looked forward to the day where he's the starter and for RP, he's LONG looked forward to the day where he gets a fair shake at showing what he can do in meaningful situations. Flynn's attitude appears to be that he doesn't care too much if he throws more TD passes or has better stats, but he can take pride in being referred to as "the starter". Trotting him out every game for that first series on offense is what he's looked for all along.

    The way Miles has been using both QB's thus far should be applauded because he's really doing it without a whole lot of debate other than the occassional fan message board ones.

    I thought it VERY interesting during yesterday's game when Lunqust (sp?) asked if Flynn/RP combo is much like the Leak/Tebow one Florida used last year and the response given by his counterpart made sense: That last season, Florida seemingly HAD to use both to win, whereas LSU's use of both of their QB's is more because they "can".
  6. Tom Callender

    Tom Callender Founding Member

    Jun 15, 2007
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    Just how many balls did J Mitchell drop? & what happened to Tolliver - I thought he would have been in the game after the first drop? the kid from st john - dickerson? thank goodness for the tight end..
  7. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Fear the Buoy

    Nov 16, 2005
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    I've had a slight ankle sprain before. The tape hinders it just as much if not more than the pain. Flynn's ankle had an @$$ load of tape on it. That tape makes it almost iommoble completely, VERY little flexibility. Now, I wasn't a QB, so I don't know how it feels to push push off of it on a pass, but running on it, and cutting is really difficult to do.
  8. TexTiger

    TexTiger Founding Member

    Jun 3, 2003
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    I want Flynn to heal competely. RP can destroy Tulane by himself. I want the 2 headed monster against Florida.

    Damn I love when Keiland comes in as the 3rd or 4th RB. What depth!

    Murphy had a burst, Scott is great and Hester and the little man rock!
  9. NoLimitMD

    NoLimitMD Founding Member

    Dec 15, 2004
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    Yep, Flynn's no Jamarcus Russell in arm strength, but he's got enough to not underthrow guys so much.
    Absolutely. I would think every fan would agree with this.
  10. eL eS shU

    eL eS shU Founding Member

    Jul 25, 2007
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    The first deep passed that went incomplete was overthrown, not under. maybe just a little out of rythem?

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