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Everyone with a rational brain knew that this would happen to some level. What we didn't and still don't know is how bad will it get. There is NO Social Distancing in any part of preparing for and playing a football game.
I follow LSU fairly well and I don't see all of these excessive expectations that he is talking about. LSU is pre season ranked around number 6 and almost all reporters and fans that I see accept that as fair. No one in their right mind expects Brennan to be another Joe Burrow and I have NEVER heard anyone saying that they think that he will be. LSU fans are fully aware of the talent that was on last year's team that is all gone now. I am 67 years old and went to my first game in Death Valley in 1959. I have never, in my entire life seen ANY college team trounce a murderers row of highly ranked opponents, one after another with hardly a hickup. The only game that I can recall where they looked slightly vulnerable for a while was the Auburn game and then they put it into another gear for the rest of the season.
Joe Burrow is The Real Deal. Anyone who has watched him knows that. No, he is not the HUGE ARMED thrower, but he IS a HUGE BRAINED, determined and hard working QB.At the NFL level, you need adequate arm strength, but, mostly you need huge brain strength, look at Drew Brees. In the NFL, the brain is more important than the arm. Joe can make all of the throws necessary and has the leadership qualities to pull the team in behind him. I wish him nothing but great luck on the NFL, but he is the sort who, by hard work and intelligence, makes his own luck. GEAUX JEAUX!!!
He was getting a perspective from a college football player about what should be done about this upcoming season. Your implication is that that is a BAD thing. Do you want to re-think that? Of course, if you just hate Trump, you will hate EVERYTHING that he says or does. I don't particularly like him, but why is it offensive to get that opinion from an actual College Football Player???
Well, DUUUUUUUUHHHHHH! Hate to tell you, but, they will need that in every phase of the game, the way that they had it in the final stretch when they faced the best teams in the nation and rolled over them.
He is right, of course, but there is also the factor of Joe Burrow knowing how to put the ball in just the right place for his receivers to get it. I remember Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swan. Lynn Swan had been a Broad Jump and Triple Jump Champion in College. Terry knew how to put the ball high and out in front of him where the defender did not have a chance to get to it. Joe Burrow knows where to put the ball that only his guy has a chance at it.
Transferring to LSU was the best career and business decision that he has and will ever make in his life.
If the OL can give him just a little time, he will be able to play very well in the NFL. He is the full package, he makes great decisions and throws the ball very accurately to the right guy.
Joe is a very bright fellow. He will take in all of the advice and make the most of it.
These guys just like to stir things up to get attention. It is all a matter of "need". Which teams have the need to bring in Safeties and do the available players match with that team's scheme.
It does not take a high level NFL expert to realize that these two players are very good and will most likely have great NFL careers. Tua seems to be a little injury prone, which would probably be the only thing that would hold him back. Joe Burrow is certainly not a "running QB", but he is very smart about when he chooses to run and pretty much only does it when he has a wide open space to run into. He also has that innate ability to sit in the pocket and feel the pressure coming and being able to take a couple of steps to avoid it and get off a very accurate pass, even when he is having to move around.
As an LSU fan, I think that most of us did not blame him for wanting to go on to the higher level. The thing is that he came out one morning and said that he had no intention to leave LSU and then, later that day it was reported that the Miami Owner and GM had flown and met with him that previous night and then he left. It was the LIE that bothered me and most other LSU fans, not to mention, he went to bama.
The problem is that with the physical contact required by football, that if only one player was a carrier it would quickly spread to many other players. That would then force them to quit practicing so as not to infect others. Seems to me, that the whole mess would have to be over before you could put so many people in such close physical proximity.
It is unusual for a guy who wants to be a WR to want to be a defender. Guys on defense generally have a little different mindset than guys on offense. I played defense, and the mindset is to hit guys so hard that you intimidate them, a sort of domination thing. Guys on offense usually want to avoid serious contact (excluding the linemen and some running backs, but not receivers). At his size, strength and speed, he seems more suited as a defender to me, especially if that was his choice. Most of the great athletes play both ways in High School. They are usually better suited to one side of the ball or the other.
I don't think that he could have possibly been in a better place over the last two years to prepare a QB for today's college football. He won't be another Joe Burrow, chances are no one else ever will be, but I think that he can very well be near the very top of the QBs this coming year.
I'd be willing to bet that none of them have. In case you are not aware, they are competing with better players and defenses when they go to a top ranked Division I football team. But then, what is a better measure of their ability than what they have actually done in competition?
I don't know if he is a first round lock, but, he is surely one of the very top receivers in this draft. He has great speed, hands and adjustment to the route to get open and beat the defender to the ball.
I never said that Burrow called his own plays. Do you think that I never saw him look over at the sideline to get the plays when he was in the shotgun? I suspect that he had some leeway in certain situations, but I don't think that he called his own plays very often at all.
You are missing my point. You can come up with the greatest scheme and plays in the world. You can call the perfect play for every offensive situation and then, if the players do not execute it properly, it goes nowhere. Ensminger is not an idiot just sitting there, he still has the plays and the philosophy that Joe brought to LSU. Sure, it would be better for LSU if he had stayed. What I am saying is that the new guy coming in, whoever he was going to be, was not coming to LSU to revamp, modernize and structurally change the LSU Offense as Brady was brought in to do. The new guy was always going to be a coach who knew how to "coach up" the players to get them to execute at a top level the way that they did last year.
I don't expect them to change the offense very much. It would be stupid to do so. Of course, there will have to be some twists and turns to change things around so that the plays are not exactly the same. I think that the big part, which this coach should be able to do, is to coach up the players to perform. The HUGE success this year was not just because of some brilliant scheme, it was how incredibly well the offense executed it. They essentially ran a no huddle, quick strike offense and called the plays on the line of scrimmage as they saw the formation that the defense was in. It was genius, and, it took a lot of talent, hard work and coaching.
Well, I get that "not a huge arm" deal because Joe realizes that it is not how hard you throw the ball, but how accurately you throw it. If you watch his delivery, it is a very comfortable and easy motion, not a motion where he tries to overthrow the ball. He knows exactly what he is doing and could throw the ball harder, if needed, but he is good enough to know how to complete his passes under control of the throw.
That was a stupid thing for him to do, obviously. The NCAA is typically a bunch of jerks when it comes to things like this. If anyone got real money, they need to give it back and put this deal to bed.
Congratulations TIGERS!!! You put in the hard work, starting in the Spring, on your own with Joe and the Receivers getting into sync and carried it throughout a very challenging season, facing and BEATING all of the best opponenents in the country, and, you never faltered. You deserve all of the accolaids you will be getting. I hope Trump feeds you something better than Fast Food! GEAUX TIGERS!!!
One of the truly greatest college teams of all time. LSU was never really in danger of losing a game all year long. Coach O did an incredible job of bringing in the right players and the right staff to make this incredible team. GEAUX TIGERS!!!
I think that we will see Joe Burrow running the ball more than usual. Once he shows that he will be running more, the linebackers and safety will have to get closer up to the line and that will open up the slant routes across the field, as well opening up the long ball to the receivers and to Helaire. The one most productive play that LSU has had all year is getting the ball to Helaire in space.
He did. What you see now is a Zombie, brought back by Marie Laveau.
This has surely been a magical year for LSU and the LSU fans. Just finish it off tomorrow night and become LEGENDARY!