Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by LaSalleAve, Oct 20, 2012.
But what if Alabama wins by one point? --- You're broke and your team loses on top of it.
You have to take your heart out of it. Chances are I won't play it but if you really look at it you will know it's easy money.
Your're right, but if I played it, sure enough, a scenario like ROY_LA_CA mentioned above will occur because that's just how my luck goes.
Like many here I see no way this LSU team beats Alabama this year. Our offense isn't near as good as it was last year. Our D and special teams maybe. This LSU team would have to play a perfect game, something it hasn't done all year. I have watched enough college football to know it can happen, We could play very well and Bama could have an off game? Well, I don't see either team having an off game against the other.
It will be interesting. Ironically it will snap our home win streak and we will probably have only 2 losses this year, not bad. Honestly I don't think anyone can beat Alabama this year, only Alabama can beat themselves.
I'll weigh in just a bit, concerning play-calling and Bama upcoming.
If CLM does not influence the play by play in game time, then our pitiful OC decisions are even more at fault; these people are supposedly paid handsomely to be able to adjust--in real time--to the changing demands of:
-opponent defensive strengths vs weaknesses
They are (usually) up in the booth, with lots of information at their fingertips, able to call the plays to our best advantage.
But what usually happens is a mind-numbing run of half a dozen running plays with another 4-5 pass plays. Inexplicably, when we find success along the edges, we revert to pounding up a hardened middle against a defense at its strength. We waste first and second down opportunities all the time. We seem to try to convert on fourth down more than on third.
And, why is it not obvious that our QB needs to be schooled in his presence in space--he seems glaringly unaware of 1). the pocket and 2). the location of the chains. Because Mett, when he finally takes off--late to the dance--he grabs 4-5 yards at best, then folds. Of course, I don't expect him to be a running back--he has to slide to avoid a bad lick--but he seems to have no precise feel for the dimensions of the field.
All of the quality QB's have that sense of their location in space. Watching the Bama:Tennessee matchup last night clarified some things for me:
-Our D can contain Lacy
-We can pass rush McCarron
-McCarron can beat us by sustaining his drives and gassing our D in four quarters of play. The same thing we did to aTm's D yesterday. But McCarron, with accuracy and presence, will keep his O on the field; without time of possession, our O will (as usual) rely on our D to set up the quick score after a turnover.
Now, it is true that Mett would look much better if our guys would actually hang onto the passes. But that's where McCarron shines. His passes are thrown to his WR's in stride. A huge difference. Meh.
I haven't read the whole thread so maybe this is repetitive but here's my take:
1. Rough up McCarron. Nothing dirty but blitz him, rush him and hit him hard. He's pretty fragile.
2. Convert third downs. Keep their D on the field and ours off.
3. Get the TEs and the RBs involved in the passing game.
4. CROWD NOISE!!! Let 'em know where they are.
5. Don't be so predictable in play calling.
If we're close at the half we win this game.
Love this analysis and agree 100% with it!!
SDM, I love you, but this is absolute garbage. Have you watched Alabama or merely looked at the scores? They are not invincible.
Neither are we, but for all of you who think Miles and our team will go out on our home field and get curb stomped--well, I suppose you're going to be disappointed.
And Shane, make my day, place your bet. Put a LOT of money down.
I may, haven't decided yet. Waiting for the number to post and see what it is. I got news for you, your bf is in on it too. We have been discussing it for weeks now. The gambling gods are just daring us to do it.
Go for it. Both of you.
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