Saturday, August 30, 2008
Well, one down and TWELVE BIG ONES left.
While I am sure that many of you are disappointed by the outcome of today’s tilt, I also think that there were enough good things accomplished today to see why it is that Brinkhater has been so optimistic about the upcoming season as a whole.
IF we can stay reasonably healthy, we will get better and better and better each week. And I actually still think that a bowl game is in the cards.
At the very least, I certainly think you will see a huge jump in our performance next week.
Couple of quick hits:
The defense played much better than expected. And, as forseen on this very blog, was pretty terrific before they wore down.
The highs: the discipline at tackling. The lows: the Limited Pass Rush and inability to win a “jump ball.”
The offense lacked overall tempo but had some good moments nonetheless. The obvious high: The running game. The Lows: Rogers’ consistent “lock” onto his primary receiver; Gibson's dropsies.
The biggest low of course was Special Teams, but that will improve with the return of our punter. The field goal kicking may be a real, real problem, however.
The biggest high: The tackling and the overall temperament of the coaches which I thought was first rate.
Personally, I feel much better about this week one than the opener last year.
But what really matters is what you all think.
So, what do you think?
Posted by The Coug-A-Sutra at 3:35 PM