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Very good point. The coaching staff made a decision to exclusively use their four best D-linemen throughout the game with little to no rotation until the very late fourth quarter. I felt Goebel was particularly disruptive in the first three quarters but simply ran out of gas by the late fourth quarter.
These are coaching decisions and are valid criticisms. The poor play at linebacker also is valid but probably is more a function of bad recruiting than coaching--the most important LB position (Mike) is a huge liability for this team. Storm Klein is just fair in all areas and Curtis Grant looked awful in pass coverage. Grant is no where even close to the player he was supposed to be based upon recruiting--we are looking at Sabino Part II as far as that's concerned.
"They brought 4 or more all day. They didn't let the QB sit back and pick them apart like the last 2 weeks. "
I hate to see a team pick them apart if this wasn't picking them apart, 27 of 38 for 288. Maybe they sucked so bad in the run game you forgot notice that there wasn't any meat left on the bone!
Fickell called blitzes and brought pressure is what I'm saying... he didn't just rush 3 and sit in zone all day long like he had been. They ran zone of course but they got after the QB with blitzes. They didn't let the QB just sit back and have his way, they made him earn it and he did. He torched us on a some nice plays with pressure in his face. Big difference than the last 2 weeks... Now we just need those DBs to play closer and not sit back 10 yards off the LOS... I hate that, its so easy to run the quick passes. You do your DL no justice when you make it that easy.
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