Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gator34654, Jan 9, 2020.
Joe Burrow vs. the Clemson defense is the matchup of the century - FootballScoop
Admittedly I don’t know much about the Clemson secondary but this will obviously be a tougher test than anyone they’ve faced and it appears that if Burrow has enough time the LSU guys will get open no matter who is defending them.
That pretty much leaves pass rush as your best bet, as has been the case all season. That or you gotta stay score for score with them and hope you end up with more points.
As usual weird things can happen in this sport. If this game randomly turns out to be a defensive battle I won’t even be that surprised.
Make them work the whole field and play lights out red zone defense. Play disciplined defense. Sustain drives on offense. All of which I think happens. I actually think Clemson wins this one by being more efficient both offensively and defensively in the red zone. LSU gets some field goals instead of touchdowns while Clemson gets the TDs. Clemson 31 (4 TDs, one field goal) LSU 30 (3 field goals, 3 touchdowns). First score: LSU field goal -- sets the tone.
Clemson has a funky front showing on D. tons of guys standing and some come some don't. I think Clemson will try to confuse LSU's OL and pressure Burrow. should be interesting to see if it works. Clemson could use our strategy, just keep scoring with them.
Score on every drive, even if you have to go for it on fourth downs. Go for two every time. That's it.
I can’t remember being this excited about a non-Gator game
LSU hype is just out of control, I hope they take Clemson lightly
I think this happened last year with Bama. Most of the sports media was calling 2018 Bama possibly the best CFB team ever. I think Saban new better but how many players bought into it?
I like that approach. Have to get pressure with those four though and bring the occasional blitz. No pressure and it’ll be a long day. I’m not convinced that Clemson isn’t by far the best team LSU has faced all year.
Mug their WR's like LSU mugged ours and hope the refs call the game the same.
If I'm missing the humor here, I apologize. If I'm to take this as real, there is nothing that's right about what you wrote. Would you want any team to play this way vs. UF?
As long as it’s
legal hits, that’s part of the game. They aren't wearing skirts just yet. Big hits use to be what football was about.
Keep Burrow off the field. Clemson needs to have long time eating drives. If they get 3 and outs they will get killed. Which I hope for
you use the phrase t"a few liberties along the way." That tells me it's above and beyond what the rules allow. I certainly understand the desire to legally Hammer a quarterback or any other player, but keep it within the rules
Nothing I said was about illegal hits , just good ones.
I like your ideas on defense. Think Clemson will be able to match up with them on both sides of ball athletically maybe better than any team this year. Then Clemson needs to outscore them. LSU defense has been pourous at times, remember what we did against them. Four long TD drives and almost another with basically no running game. Clemson can run and pass equally well. I think if Burrow has a big night LSU wins 35-31, but anything can happen, such as turnovers, that can cause the game to go the other way.
Yeah, LSU's D against Clemson's O may not be the marquee matchup, but it will likely be the key to the game.
Clemson should deploy a crack group of 36 athletic trainers throughout the stadium. As soon as Clemson takes a lead (maybe an early FG) each of the deployed trainers pulls a nearby fire alarm. In the ensuing panic other trainers then shoot all the refs with tranquilizer darts so that the game can't continue. Then deploy an electromagnetic pulse generator to knock out power to the entire city. In the ensuing darkness, the Clemson trainers sneak down to the field and steal all the LSU players' helmets and jocks, strap their wrists and ankles together with zip ties and gives them all a quick dose of ether. Next, duct tape Coach O to a chair, stick headphones on him and make him listen to 'Hooked on Phonics' until his head explodes. Finally, somebody hunts down Joe Alleva in the crowd and smacks him upside the face with a dead fish. That won't impact the game but if you have the chance to smack up that salty bitch you might as well take it.
Did I miss anything?