Some Positives

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by BengermanV, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. BengermanV
    Offline

    BengermanV Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    4,495
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +836
    There's a LOT that I hated about the game today, but there were a few things that left me surprisingly optimistic for the rest of the season.

    1. Kelvin Taylor finally got a shot. It's long over-due, and it sucks that it took injuries for the coaches to put him in there, but oh well. About 99% of us knew the kid had more talent than what we have been putting out there, so it's a little frustrating it took so long. But hey, I'll take it.

    2. Fulwood and Robinson were finally a part of the offense. Obviously the receivers have not been an issue, but it's nice to know we have depth there.

    3. Murphy played smart, and there were plenty of opportunities for him to make a "big" mistake. He never did and we had a shot to win the game towards the end because of it.

    4. Our defense is still very good. What a surprise.

    Anyone else see some positives today?
  2. ncorangeblue
    Offline

    ncorangeblue New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings Received:
    +0
    5. We may have found a kicker.

    6. Murphy may also be our best punter.
  3. ovillegator
    Offline

    ovillegator VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,522
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Orlando
    Ratings Received:
    +1,270
    5. Not may, we HAVE a kicker now.
  4. ovillegator
    Offline

    ovillegator VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,522
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Orlando
    Ratings Received:
    +1,270
    And we had a very cool trick fake punt, and a great call on a 4th down that worked.
  5. Emmitto
    Online

    Emmitto VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,801
    Likes Received:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +775
    I'd say that about sums up the pros. Maybe the fact that we tried to run two different RB screens, although then you have to acknowledge that they both got blown up because evidently the DE was unblockable (uncuttable?) And at the end he was even untouchable. I sure wish we had that guy!

    Executed a fake punt against the team that usually does it to us?

    Eh, that's all I got.
  6. BengermanV
    Offline

    BengermanV Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    4,495
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +836
    7. Our TE's were finally getting involved in the passing game, even if we didn't throw it to them. Burton was open three or four times today.
  7. Colin
    Online

    Colin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    316
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,323
    Defense did good, but LSU was trying to play keepaway in the second half and barely threw the ball. That's a good offense, though, so I give our guys a lot of credit.

    Taylor made a few nice runs and Pease totally killed that drive by calling pass plays. If he didn't make any major mistakes in pass protection or blocking, then he will certainly get more carries next week.

    Although there was some miscommunication with the receivers on a few plays, there was a series late in the game where we were throwing quick short passes. I've long argued for this kind of passing game as a way to loosen the defense, gain some confidence, draw in the coverage. Hope to see more of that, too.
  8. Swamp_of_Gators
    Online

    Swamp_of_Gators Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,915
    Likes Received:
    294
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Are you trying to stalk me?
    Ratings Received:
    +903
    Funny, the best punt of the day was from our quarterback, and our best pass of the day was from our punter...
  9. UFGator05
    Offline

    UFGator05 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,675
    Likes Received:
    177
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings Received:
    +1,126
    8. I have a baby boy due any day how and at least his first game as a gator wasn't a loss
  10. GatorSean
    Online

    GatorSean Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    6,117
    Likes Received:
    407
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,714
    9. 0 turnovers
  11. Gators15
    Offline

    Gators15 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    2,053
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Ratings Received:
    +45
    Defense played great except two penalties that gave away the game, ironically, other than the awful offense protection that they couldn't score.

    Just that the OL needs to be overhauled in real time with the recruiting.
  12. Jonas
    Online

    Jonas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,018
    Likes Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +687
    We won the time of possession AND turnover battle!
  13. BengermanV
    Offline

    BengermanV Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    4,495
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +836
    Congrats!

    10. Vernon Hargreaves shut down Landry outside of one really incredible catch that he had.
  14. DuPontGator
    Offline

    DuPontGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,791
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Jacksonville
    Ratings Received:
    +129
    He still heard it
  15. UFGator05
    Offline

    UFGator05 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,675
    Likes Received:
    177
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings Received:
    +1,126
    lmao

    And unfortunately, a loss this year is inevitable for him with all of our issues on offense
  16. DuPontGator
    Offline

    DuPontGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,791
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Jacksonville
    Ratings Received:
    +129
    :laugh:
  17. born2beagator
    Offline

    born2beagator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    18,654
    Likes Received:
    316
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Lakeland
    Ratings Received:
    +1,394
    I disagree. and in the immortal words of Forrest Gump "Thats all I have to say bout that."
  18. DuPontGator
    Offline

    DuPontGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,791
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Jacksonville
    Ratings Received:
    +129
    Keep pumping man. Someone has to do it.
  19. born2beagator
    Offline

    born2beagator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    18,654
    Likes Received:
    316
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Lakeland
    Ratings Received:
    +1,394
    I am far from a sunshine pumper.
  20. gatorkev_85
    Offline

    gatorkev_85 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings Received:
    +13
    With how bad we played we still only lost by 9 points at one of the toughest places to play.

Share This Page