Who will "Spy" Cam Newton?

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  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    That will be the most important job all day for LSU's defense.

    Cam won't throw for 200 yards. In fact, I would guess he doesn't throw for 150.

    But can we stop him under 100 yards rushing? If so, LSU stands a good chance at stealing away a victory at Jordan-Hare.

    My guess is Sheppard has to be that spy. It's usually the middle linebacker and in this case Sheppard is a perfect fit for the job anyway.

    This will be a battle worth watching as the leading Heisman candidate goes up against arguably the best defense in college football.
     
  2. Fishhead

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  3. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    He has to have the game of his life.

    In other words, he has to play like he has all year long. :wave:
     
  4. Fishhead

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    No team they have faced has the equivalent of 92 and 11...or in fact, either. I truly believe we contain Newton...and beat AU.
     
  5. Fishhead

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    You know that pass he completed to Burns against KY? Yeah, that one. AMAZING athleticism displayed. But...he completes that pass to Claiborne or Matthieu against us if he tries it.
     
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    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    And this is truly the beauty of this game.

    It will be on display Saturday afternoon. Auburn's offensive gameplan to not let Nevis and Sheppard and Baker and Peterson and Mathieu make impact plays that could decide the game. And conversely, LSU not letting Newton dictate the pace of play. It's a football chess match at it's finest.
     
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    Fishhead Founding Member

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    Yeah, but we start the game with a LOT more pieces on the board.
     
  8. mctiger

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    There's the answer to your initial question. The beauty of our defense is that we have enough good athletes that we don't have to designate one person as the "spy." We can mix it up and keep Cam guessing where the blitz is coming from and who's hanging back in containment, which I think is our best chance of containing him.
     
  9. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    I would like to see number 6 get a good shot on Cam. Legal of course. :D
     
  10. Beaux-Bo

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    Auburn's offense is good and we will not shut them out all day. They will get some.

    I think the key to winning this game is for our offense to put points on the board and not make it harder on the D than it will be.

    Course that rehashes 1,242 other post about our QB situation.:po:
     

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