Saturday, September 06, 2008

Halfway to 70-6?

Whoopm, dare it is!

Obviously, this is not the game that any of us wanted.

It started off bad, seemingly got better, and then got worse: blocked kicks for scores, can’t get a 4th and inches, penalties after good gains or stops, yuck!

Overall, my take is that this team just came in overhyped at the same time that is brutally uncomfortable with what we’re trying to offensively. Still no pace, still no tempo, and utterly predictable. Obviously, that is NOT what Sturdy has in mind.

And, the loss of Ahmu was just brutal early in the game.

On the offensive side of the ball, Rogers has looked so-so at best, but I have noticed at least twice this half where he actually looked at a secondary receiver. I guess that means something.

The biggest disappointment has been the play of the Offensive Line. Cal is dropping at least 7 guys into coverage AND getting a rush. That has to make things hard.

Let’s hope for a bit of improvement as the game goes on…

And I'm talking about Jason Gesser as a commentator.

We look like a cellar dweller, that’s for sure.

But Reid Forrest Gump looks like an All-American!!!!


Sedihawk said...

We are simply getting manhandled right now. I don't think I can recall a WSU team that was so poor on both the offensive and defensive lines. The old coach-speak of you win and lose up front is so true, and today it's beyond obvious.

The d-tackles are completely overwhelmed inside. Walden said it last week, and today on the first play of the game when Best took it to the house, it's right there - our lack of depth and ability up front is absolutely alarming. Ahmu's suspension aside, they are starting a journeyman backup at one tackle and a 255-lb walk-on at the other. We are non-BCS quality up front, pure and simple. This is men against boys.

And the O-line, after what I thought was a good showing last week, is ATROCIOUS this week. Wulff warned that Cal was going to be a very physical team, and he sure was right. But Brinkhater is wrong in that Cal is dropping reality it's 8 on many plays and Rogers is still on the run! I know Rogers has been really bad trying to force things that are not there, but not many QB's can do a damn thing without any protection. Even on plays he has time, he's rolling away from ghosts, pressure that isn't even there.

We knew this was going to be a tough season of adjustments. We knew this was going to take a while to rebuild. But WOW, the lack of talent, what can you say? It is SHOCKING at the state of this program right now.

atlantacoug said...

From the SouthEast it looks pretty crappy too. I do see GLIMMERs of hope on offense but after every good play there are two bad ones. One step forward 5 back. And I love Gesser but he must be being paid by the word cause he sure packs a bunch of them together and only some of them form sentences.
2nd half prediction: Cal takes a breather, we are pissed and we put up 17 and they put up 10 simply by showing up.

atlantacoug said...

Remember the 54 second mark in the 3rd quarter. That was the moment that Gibson thought "I shoulda left"

frinklin said...

Sweet Jebus, 66-3? Are the Cougs really this bad? Is there any part of the game where they weren't abysmal failures? Yeesh...

Oh, and just for the record: UW was screwed this afternoon. Gotta swallow that flag.

atlantacoug said...

Did not like the QB Roulette. THe only chance we had to get any Offense continuity was to stick with one. 66-3 is God Awful but I bet it could have been 44-21 or something not so horrific if we kept Rogers in. But I do realize that the name of the game is 'the future' and if the staff has already determined that Rogers ain't it's gonna be a long season my friends.

Anonymous said...

Rogers is a lost cause. Maybe there is a reason he sat on the bench these past few years. Wulff should go with Lopina. He looked better...not that that's saying much but still...