- Joined: 8/20/2008
- Location: Raised in Cleveland living in Nashvegas
Leave the Ego at the Door or don't let the Door hit you on the way out
Sunday, October 13, 2013 7:13 PM
We are not getting better week to week. We play horrific on the road. Al Borges is a cancer that is eating this offense from the inside out.
Look at the film of Indiana against Penn State...gave you the formula, get to the edge, spread them out, beat them with your ability to throw, not even deep high risk routes, just the THROW THE DAMN BALL.
This is beyond DG crapping the bed and going stupid things with the ball and turing it over too often, this is about putting players in the best place to succeed and therefore the team succeeds in their individual battles.
Borges is so obsessed with "getting the ground game going" he'd rather kill the offense's chance of doing anything than give up this notion of having to run between the tackles. Hoke said all week, well we are going to try to run the ball more, can't rely too much on DG running etc. Well sometimes when a team puts 8-9 guys in the box EVERY single down that you cognitively think about running, you have to make an adjustment. It's not that your thought process isn't great, but any decent coach knows that you want to churn and burn with Fitz and have low stress decisions for DG, well you know what, Penn State and any average Big Ten team (which isn't even saying much anymore) is not usually going to allow you to do the one thing you really want to do especially when all they have to do is bring an extra guy down to the box or run blitz with a QB spy behind. Borges' Ego and excuses aren't good enough anymore
Conservative, fearful, and dreadful football. Prevent Defense is one thing, but Hoke and Co. with Borges leading the charge went with Prevent a Win Offense for about a hour of TV time for all your recruits with decisions to make to see. Twitter was a flutter with, hey go look at Michigan vs. Penn State no one wants to win, gosh the Big Ten is terrible etc.
It's not doom and gloom nonsense, but it's time to wake up and see the direction of this football team is frightening. Because I expect 18-22 year old kids to make mistakes, I don't expect 7 digit coordinators to continually make baffling gaffes and decisions that cost a team wins because they are obsessed with their "system" or "game plan".
I've let the wave of uncomfortable emotion and utter shock pass over me, yet there are still some things that remain true.