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Discussion in 'Swamp Gas' started by xenythx, Oct 19, 2013.
Blame injuries all you want but they half assed it out there in the 2nd half.
you may have a point.
I'd have to agree.
they were bad early then quit later -- very overrated
Sadly, the fans in denial need to see these performances like today before they see the light
They played hard for quite a while today but when they saw our O look like a pop warner team against an NFL defense, what do they have to fight for? Champ quite possibly has lost the group he relied so heavily on.
He better use these two weeks to change things. If it is the same, he'll never learn.
Outcoached and outplayed. Fighting between Morrison and the secondary tells me they still care. They just got beat.
500 yds given up by the Def.
I just don't think they are nearly as good as we thought...stop with the excuses...it's pathetic.
Almost as pathetic as people thinking you lose a lot of talent to injuries (and Riggs being thrown out) and they are supposed to be just as good if not better.
Defense is not great, maybe good. They aren't special in any way, and no where near as good as some of their predecessors the way it was being debated earlier.
If the defense quit because of the offense, then they are worse, because at least they had, or at least we thought, the capabilities to make a difference.
I didn't say they were supposed to be as good or better but plenty here were proclaiming this defense as elite....it isn't now and it wasn't before the injuries either. Durkin is no Dan Quinn.
It looked like they half-assed it... but I don't think it was because of the offense.
Twice in the 2nd half we cut the score to a one possession game, and our defense gave up a score the very next time Mizzou had the ball.
Demoralizing the defense may be a contributing factor. Must be difficult to play really tough down after down only to see your offense struggle to move the ball, let alone score, series after series.
A bigger factor is injuries (and loss of another player for targeting).
But the biggest factor is just being overrated. We build up our rep in the beginning of the season playing the weakest part of our schedule. Then we're surprised when our defense doesn't look so good against the tougher half.
Yeah, that was really disappointing. Coming out of the half, the KO return had UF with all the momentum and only a three point deficit. Squandered.
The D didn't play well, but this is what happens when you lose the time of possession battle with a bunch of three-and-outs. Especially when your D is missing four starters - including 3/4ths ofr the Dline. We had TEN possessions of five or fewer plays that resulted in either a punt or pick - an average of 4.4 yards per possession. You can't play all day without wearing out. That said, the linebackers were overrunning plays all day.
Our offensive drive summary for the game explains the defense, they held on, despite the injuries and losing Riggs, for about 1/2 but eventually you get disheartened - it is human nature
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If they quit then the Defense quit because they are quitters plain and simple. They played today like they had money on Missouri.
Shout out to Solomon Patton, Kelvin Taylor, Dante Fowler and Jonathan Bullard.
Those guys played with pride today.