Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by LaSalleAve, Feb 25, 2013.
hmmmm....not sure ULM got that message!!
From a scouting report i just read on Sam:
2012 was a mixed season for Montgomery.
(the bad...aTm and Florida)
Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel ...
completely dominated Montgomery
and shut him down all game.
The Aggies' tackle kept Montgomery from
getting any pass rush and moved him out of
the way in the ground game. It was an ugly
performance by Montgomery as he picked
up just two tackles and a pass batted.
(Sam) did not play well against
Florida and tackle Xavier Nixon.
(the good...Bama and South Carolina)
He played well against Alabama, totaling
three tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.
Montgomery did well against South Carolina
with two sacks
Montgomery was one of the most
steady linemen in the SEC for the past two
years. He had back-to-back quality years for
the Tigers. Montgomery was never a
superstar for the LSU defense, but he was a
fine role player who was able to produce
with good talent all around him.
Montgomery's game lacks speed and
explosion. It starts with a terrible get-off. On
LSU's speedy defensive line, he was the
slowest lineman to get out of his stance.
Montgomery rarely shows the quickness to
beat tackles around the edge.
His speed rushes around the
corner won't be effective against NFL left
He doesn't look like he has the speed or athletic
ability to consistently overmatch tackles.
Montgomery could be a solid role player (in NFL)
Montgomery has the potential as a run-
defender to hold up well at the point of
attack and push blockers into the backfield
to blow up runs. That was one of his best
and most consistent plays for the Tigers.
Correct. I'll add to that, ALL players do this. Athletes play up...or down to their competition. Anyone who's played organized sports knows how fired up you get to play a team you out-class by 10 miles. Just human nature.
Go back and look at LaRon Landry's best game in the 2009 season, against the undefeated Saints. The next season, his best game, Green Bay. Guess he gets up for big games?
I'm gonna go with, "This falls within the pervue of the HC."
If this had been anyone that fans thought had a bad attitude, or had questionable ethics or whatever, everyone on this board would be skewering him right now. But Montgomery gets a pass because he's likable. Randy Moss never was able to shake this "taking plays off" persona, even after arguably the greatest single season a receiver ever had. Hypocritical.
It's also funny how some are saying this was obvious with Sam and he's known for it, yet I never recall a single post or thread by anyone pointing it out until now. I guess it is pretty obvious after he admits it.
Not at all. In fact, I can recall considerable discussion on the "lack of pass rush" by LSU from both this board and the national media. It is what it is, the defense did what it had to do for most of the season and I don't think anyone cared. No one was putting up gawdy numbers on our D
The difference (imo) is if you are an offensive talent like moss or more vividly to me, TO and you take plays off it stands out. It was so obvious with TO and it cost just about every team he played on.
It also isn't hard to see where you are going with this, you are talking about TM7, get over it. He made some really bad choices and it cost him and his team. There isn't a member of this board that wouldn't have loved for him to play this year but whether you like it or not, regardless of what you think about the law, it is the law, the rule, the facts of life and HE violated it. No one made him, no one talked him into it. He made the choice and he paid the price as did all of us as fans. It is about time you start holding him accountable and stop looking for absolution from the rest of us for his wrong doings. You are an alright dude but it is time to let it go.
You sure his best game that year was against the Saints? I seem to remember him getting beat twice on double moves for TDs.
Stats wise, yes.
During the season, there was some pre-draft article linked here that talked about Montgomery's "bad attitude" or something to that effect. Most people on the board, myself included, bashed the article.
I guess it wasn't too far off. I still loved Big Sam in the purple and gold, though.
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