What some of you are missing...

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by intimigator1, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. gtr2x
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    At the end of the day, it's about wins and losses, not stats. At least that's what everyone said last yr. Spin it however you want but this is a "bad loss" to a team Florida should have beaten convincingly. Hopefully, there are better days ahead and UT pays a price for this give a way.
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    I agree that wins and losses are the only thing that matter. The thing that turned my stomach last Saturday, was that you never felt like Miami was in any way superior to this Florida team. It was a different feeling than the loss to Louisville, and felt very similar to how we all felt after Georgia beat us. Only the difference between the loss to Miami and the one to Georgia is that we were clearly better than Miami.

    That was a tough game to watch.
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    I agree and well said. Whatever the problems are, they will get better. I believe this loss will help this team as they go forward, and we'll see a more refined product as the year progresses.
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    Spot on. Miami is a team we shoud beat every time we play them.
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    Yeah, I guess the Louisville loss didn't get the job done.
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    Ball security, execution.....COACHING (or lack thereof)

    We want respect, need to go out and earn it. Stats are for losers, the only stat that counts is the final score and we lost to Miami, simple as that.

    Beat Open Date!
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    An odd game, for sure. Felt like were were dominating them after the first quarter, yet we kept turning it over. It's a testament to the defense that the game was even close. We moved the ball well most of the time, and I liked the play calling except for a few, albeit crucial ones, such as the QB run on fourth down instead of handing it off. But all of that would not have mattered had we not kept fumbling and throwing picks.

    No time to panic. We have good coaches and good players, and an extra week to work stuff out.

    Go Gators.
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    If ball security was such a epidemic with this team, why was our turnover margin last year one of the best? Is it fair to only look at the games where we turned the ball over and lost and say we have a ball security issue?
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    Look at 2011 though we had issues then. whose to say last year is a better indicator of what the future holds than 2011?
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    because that's the hot button issue right now that they can complain about. We had 6 vs UGA last year too
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    You can teach ball security but with all the hold and rip and helmet on the ball tackling, fumbles are going to occur. Hopefully more with the other guys than us.
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    To be fair to Jeff, if you are going to run for 3 yards on 1st and 2nd down every time, odds are pretty good you're gonna pass on 3rd -- tough when the D knows that and can tee off.
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    That's my take too. Of the five turnovers, only one was the result of a good defensive play....the hit on Jones and fumble. Still, even then if he had both arms around the ball to protect it he may of held on. The rest were the result of trying to do too much. When your in the RZ you have to get points, 7 is a lot better than 3 but at least get the 3! If option one and option two are not there, throw it out of the end zone.
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    Don't know that his team finishes better than 8-4. At LSU, At SC, UGA, with more of this same offense? FSU at home will be tough, as Winston will have a full season under his belt.

    My question is who are this team's on field leadership. Is there an Elam? Leadership within the ranks will be needed after this very deflating loss.

    Optimism is nice, but 8-4 or 7-5 including another UGA loss, changes may be in the works before the ever-glorious "next year".
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    No protection, receivers running routes into the same area. Driskel had the game of his life statistically, was hitting Patton and Dunbar on passes further than we'd ever seen under Muschamp. Jones tip toeing without any Herndon or Joyer or Taylor and little Brown, the stubborness to never stop running into the middle, the lack of options and roll outs with Driskel and Showers which were the best plays we had going on the running side of things. I can't bring myself to blame Driskel. Considering how he played last year, we should be able to win if Driskel plays like that.
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    Miami's 8-9 corner Blitzes proved that point!
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    The problem of the team seems to be philosophy. To play a simple pro style pound it out offense is ok. It works if you have 2 things, 1 is superior coaching. Our system is pretty simple and attention to detail is very important. 2 is superior talent, at UF this shouldn't be a problem and I believe we have the talent. Obviously turnovers were the problem Saturday but if you choose to play the style of keep it close football that happens.
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    We are getting better and better.
    We are close, but we have a long way to go.
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    Oak, you may be right, but we really don't know this yet. It's too early in the season. For all we know, Miami may end up winning 12 games this year, and if they do, they will be among the toughest teams we play this year.

    I hate Miami more than most here because I am old enough to remember our annual rivalry in the 1980s, when they were really Thug Central. But I was very wary of them prior to the game, and the outcome didn't sooth my concerns.
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    Who is "they" out of curiosity?

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