Saturday, November 22, 2008

In-game comments post: Wake Forest

Consider this the second round of the unofficial ACC tournament. Winston-Salem has been a tough place for us to play. Let's hope we turn it around today.


I will not be online during the game. Leave your comments below.

126 comments:

eagleboston said...

The Hen had a huge victory against NC today. I have no doubt he will turn that program around.

Bravesbill said...

The men's basketball team is having one hell of a performance against a team that scored 20 points last year in an entire game.

eagleboston said...

Has any one player had more turnovers in a season than Chris Crane?

As usual, the defense is going to have to win it for us.

Bravesbill said...

Oh great, another Crane fumble. The guy needs to cover the ball with both arms when he gets hit. This is ridiculous.

eagleboston said...

Bummer. BC basketball goes down to St. Louis. It's gonna be another looooooong season for the hoops squad.

eagleboston said...

OK BC, let's score on this drive. I think if we can get a lead our defense will shut down Wake.

eagleboston said...

Now I feel guilty for being critical of Crane for the turnover. He offers us the best opportunity to win the Atlantic so I hope his injury is not serious.

Bravesbill said...

Who needs Chris Crane and his 3 TOs a game. I'm pretty sure that Davis can run this inside option just as well and probably even better considering he is much quicker than Crane.

eagleinexile said...

Opportunity knocks Davis, here's your chance to make us all forget the name of Crane in a hurry.

Hoops team was looking ahead to Purdue. Explain again why there are games sprinkled in between the Pre-NIT.

Bravesbill said...

Let's hope the hoops team got caught looking ahead and the loss was not a reflection of how bad BC really is.

On the football note, Davis seems too scared to throw the football and he seems like he's slower than Crane for some reason as well.

g laro said...

This will be a coming out party for Davis...Great blog just stumpled across it...BC alumni who recently relocated to Atlanta

eagleboston said...

I think we now see why Davis has been on the bench for so long. Crane, despite his turnovers, is clearly the beter game manager.

The good news is we are moving the ball and I think we are wearing down the Wake defense. Davis is going to have to show he is a threat to throw the ball or Wake is going to put 9 in the box.

Never a dull moment with BC football!

g laro said...

We eed to finish...Do not let this team hang around...I recently found your blog, great stuff..BC alumni who recently relocated to Atlanta

eagleboston said...

Herzyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

This is what I like to see. Build a lead and let your D shut them down!

AlbanyEagle said...

God, I hope Herzy stays another year.

Robert said...

WAY TO GO HERZY!

eagleinexile said...

If Herzlich does not win one of those LB awards, then the fix is in.

Pretty bogus personal foul penalty, but they still could not do anything.... except cover a great punt, damn it!

Bravesbill said...

Gunnell should probably have fielded that punt considering there were about 3 Wake guys behind him waiting to field the punt inside the 5.

Steve said...

OK, I'm new here...why does Mark Herzlich have 98 emblazoned on his Bat-mask? Google does not know...

Robert said...

The cameraman keep getting fooled by all the play action and trickeration.

eagleboston said...

God, I hope Crane gets better fast.

cullenmi said...

Guess we know why Crane starts....

Deacon Drake said...

Wow... Davis isn't much of a runner, is he.

Bravesbill said...

Why the hell does nobody no how to protect the ball while running? It's basic football fundamentals that Crane and now Davis obviously have not mastered yet.

eagleboston said...

98 is Alex Albright's number.

eagleinexile said...

Well, Davis is clearly not the man. I hope Tuggle is being red-shirted for a reason.

Bravesbill said...

Take a knee!

chicagofire1871 said...

Here's hoping this game finishes 13-7, or our D has to not only stop WF, but score too.

Andrew S. said...

Man, BC needs to just run the wildcat offense and have Haden and Harris back there taking the snap, forget Davis for today.

Bravesbill said...

That's actually a pretty good idea Andrew. At least BC would have two rushing threats and would avoid putting the ball on the ground.

eagleboston said...

Boy, I don't know how the offense scores any more points this game. It's asking lot for the BC defense to pitch a shutout. We BC fans just never get a break from the football gods.

Mmason, we need you man. Start slurping those margaritas.

cullenmi said...

Herzy is a god......

Bravesbill said...

It's sad when you're more comfortable having Apon kick a 30 yard FG than you are going for a TD.

eagleboston said...

Sid Vicious Lives!

Robert said...

Wow, Sid Vicious has been competent today.

tow2nd2none said...

I realized the only qualifications to be our current QB are
1. be able to run around for a little bit and then
2. throw the ball at least 15 yards out of bounds

eagleboston said...

tow2nd2none,

To be fair to Jags, the Hen left the QB cupboard bare and I don't think Jags wanted Davis to play much this year as a freshman.

One thing I am wondering is what about Codi Boek? He has more game time experience as a QB, he is older and it might make sense to give him a shot. However, I'm guessing he has just not had any reps running this offense in practice.

Rob said...

NIGHTMARE

Matt said...

Awesome start to the second half! No.

eagleboston said...

Logan, why the hell are you throwing the ball backed in your own territory!!

Bravesbill said...

Secure the damned ball! It's not f#^king rocket science.

Rob said...

At 4:16 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Who needs Chris Crane and his 3 TOs a game. I'm pretty sure that Davis can run this inside option just as well and probably even better considering he is much quicker than Crane.

tow2nd2none said...

I wasn't trying to call Davis or Jags out. Just making an observation. And now 3 fumbles by our QBs... If you combined how many points we score for our team AND give the other team, we would probably be the highest scoring offense in the country. Mmason, get the damn margarita mix out now!!!

Bravesbill said...

Rob, obviously I was severely wrong. Davis wasn't nearly as incompetent when he played earlier this season. Seems like Davis lost about a full second off his 40 time since then.

Bravesbill said...

And while I'm at it, why doesn't BC line up in an I formation and just pound the ball instead of running the same play out of the shotgun. It's pretty obvious now that Davis will not be carrying the ball again any time soon.

Patrick said...

Looks like Crane is out for the season...

Too bad this now means bad news for BC...

eagleboston said...

This reminds me of when BC was in the hunt in Matt Ryan's freshman year. Syracuse was horrific that year and all we needed to do was win the game at home and we earned a BCS slot. Unfortunately, right before the game, starting QB Paul Petersen was injured and the young Ryan was thrust into the game. BC lost and yet another BCS hope was dashed.

Rob said...

eagleinboston, why bring that up? Why? We're already depressed enough tonight! I was at the game and still having nightmares about it.

And Braves, you're right. He does look slower. He also looks shellshocked.

Bravesbill said...

Wow, horrible call.

Rob said...

Way to go, asshole ref. It hit the side of his right foot.

eagleinexile said...

Tobacco road refs, they should all be fired. That was not even close. We're never going to win in NC if this continues, I mean, come on, that was clear as day!

eagleboston said...

Rob, what's depressing is we are a Sam Swank field goal away from losing this game.

But, enough gloom. I just have a weird feeling we are going to escape with a win tonight.

Bravesbill said...

Ugh, Davis looks absolutely clueless. At least throw the ball away.

eagleboston said...

Boy, Roderick Rollins is having a great game.

tow2nd2none said...

unfortunately it has become painfully obvious why davis didn't play earlier in the season.

Question: If you have a shot at winning the ACC Championship with 2 regular season games left, do you burn a redshirt if you think that will give you the best chance to win?

Bravesbill said...

I wouldn't burn a redshirt. He will have even less experience than Davis which is scary. Although, by burning the redshirt, he's pretty much going to be the starter from next game until the end of his career.

eagleboston said...

Whose redshirt are you going to burn? Tuggle? We have no idea if he can play at this level yet.

I really wish Boeck was not moved away from QB. Oh great, blocked punt.

Bravesbill said...

Why the hell does BC have 3 back blockers which consistently causes confusion? Line every body up like normal!

Rob said...

Not worth burning a redshirt in the blind hope he is better.

Meanwhile, our terrible special teams continue to screw us.

campy said...

Welcome to Boise.

eagleboston said...

Well, it's gonna take a miracle now cowpokes.

Bravesbill said...

More likely San Francisco. Hey I'd be able to go to the game if I deemed it worthy enough to throw $50+ at.

tow2nd2none said...

That's why I specifically said "if you think he gives you the best chance to win" and not "in the hope that he might be better than what we've got."

eagleboston said...

Just throw the ball deep to Momah and hope for an interference penalty.

tow2nd2none said...

That blown call on the punt hitting the Wake Forest player REALLY screwed us. Epically screwed us.

Our receivers are not helping Davis at ALL with these drops

Rob said...

Well, tow2nd2none, since we really don't know if he gives us a better chance to win, but it's probably not worth losing the red shirt, there's your likely answer.

eagleboston said...

Notre Dame goes down and they will still go to a better bowl than BC. Depressing.

Bravesbill said...

On the bright side, BC probably has a better kicking game than ND (which is hardly saying much).

Rob said...

Wake's offense is as bad as ours today, and they at least still have their starter.

eagleboston said...

Who is up for an 84 yard drive for the win?

Rob said...

Can Herzlich play QB?

Bravesbill said...

Throw the damn ball!

eagleboston said...

Loga, pound the football!

J Mac said...

I would like to take this time to apologize to Chris Crane.

Rob said...

Why not throw a screen pass at any point here and hope Harris/Haden can make something happen?

tow2nd2none said...

Rob I agree, WE really don't know. However, the coaches probably do. This hypothetical requires you to put yourself in the decision-maker's shoes.

eagleboston said...

This is worse than a root canal. If they get to the 40, Swank can ice the game.

Rob said...

I'd love hear Jagz or Logan answer that question post-game. Seems like an obvious play to have tried considering how bad Davis has looked.

eagleboston said...

BC football season 2008....time of death....5:29PM CST.

Rob said...

I believe in miracles.

matthew said...

let's not announce the time of death, thats bullshit. have faith in your freaking team. if you want to announce it after the game is over, fine. be bitter.

And I'm sure the coaches are about 10 levels smarter than anyone posting on this message board, myself included, so I don't think we qualify as play callers.

eagleinexile said...

Wake is a terrible team. All their scores are because of BC blunders, not Wake actually being good. However, Wake's staff is good enough to realize how bad Davis is, so they just have to play field position.

I never thought that all our hopes would hinge on Chris Crane, but it seems that Jags and company were right on for not playing Davis.

We have one drive here for the win and then we're done unless we get a crazy special teams play, and Davis will not be able to get it done against Maryland, who recruited this guy, he is really no good at all

Bravesbill said...

Damn Matthew. Seems like you are the only bitter or angry one on here. Even I won't hit that point after this game.

matthew said...

im bitter against shitty fans, not our team.

Boyd said...

Look, not performing amazingly as a rookie quarterback in a game you didn't expect to play in is hardly cause to write the guy off.

eagleboston said...

Matthew,

I'm using reverse karma. I called time of death against Va Tech last year and then Ryan threw 2 TD's. If it worked last year, it might work this year.

Rob said...

I'm not looking to call the plays, Matthew, just curious about what they're thinking.

matthew said...

yeah, I remember being pissed off at you last year, too.

Bravesbill said...

Holy shit

tow2nd2none said...

Rich Gunnell!!!!

matthew said...

that's fair rob, i was mostly angry at the giving up comment. but enough bickering, im sorry for starting it... let's do this!

Bravesbill said...

Matthew must have been one of those TOB blowhards who doesn't like to hear anyone criticize anything about his team. Holy Shit!

tow2nd2none said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

Davis just needed some adversity

Rob said...

Great concentration by B-Rob after the tip.

tow2nd2none said...

Pound this in. Go for 2. Play some D.

Rob said...

Unite!

Scalper said...

Come on BC!!!

Ball security

matthew said...

bravesbill... where is all your bitching about spaz? that was your identity. seems like you don't have one now.

matthew said...

i shouldnt have even said that, as i dont want to hear our response.

let's make this a 3 point game right now.

Bravesbill said...

You're an absolute tool Matthew. I criticized Spaz when he deserved to be criticized, which was a lot last year and in previous years. However, he has done remarkably well this year so why would I criticize him?

Scalper said...

Come on Eagles!!

eagleboston said...

Reverse karma works again!!!!!!

Bravesbill said...

Nice eagleboston. Keep it coming.

Rob said...

Props to Davis on this drive. Criticize when appropriate, recognize game when appropriate.

tow2nd2none said...

Get this 2. Get this 2. Get this 2.
Everyone altogether!

Bravesbill said...

Ok, the defense needs a huge hold. Let's not let this game into OT.

tow2nd2none said...

Harris is an absolute beastmonstertruck.

NO SQUIB KICK! LETS GO SPECIAL TEAMS!

Boyd said...

That boy has pistons for legs

Bravesbill said...

Why the hell would you go into a prevent defense? Are you kidding?

Rob said...

Harris also got helped by literally being pulled into the end zone by the O-line.

Bravesbill said...

Hey, if it worked for Bush, you might as well employ it yourself.

tow2nd2none said...

BALLGAME!!!

Bravesbill said...

Wow, that pass made my heart flutter.

Rob said...

Our secondary is sick.

Way to sneak out the win baby!

BCNorCal07 said...

Victory formation! Great comeback boys. I love it! Now, let's beat those Terps!

Bravesbill said...

Eagleboston--maybe the football gods are firmly behind BC now.

g laro said...

All the people who bad mouthed Davis should be ashamed of themselves.... He is a Freshman in his first real game action....It took the kid some time,but he found his groove..... He did it in the face of advertsity...That is the true test of a WINNER....GO BC

Robert said...

Will we get a good home crowd next week with the kids away for Thanksgiving?

Scalper said...

Thank You BC

Daniel said...

One more win and we r going to the 'ship!

Bravesbill said...

G laro--Davis deserved all the criticism he got today. And even on that last drive, Davis hardly deserves the credit. All the credit in the world goes the BC receivers. All Davis did was throw the ball up for grabs that Gunnell miraculously pulled in and then threw a duck that was tipped that BRob was also able to pull in.

eagleboston said...

Bravesbill, we still have a long road ahead of us, but I think perhaps the gods are shifting the Eagles way. To win, with a redhsirt freshman is remarkable. And hats off to the defense. They absolutely shut down the Deacons. Looking at the stats, BC deserved this win and I am happy we are still in contention. I think early in the 3rd quarter I mentioned a weird feeling about an escape and then I was forced to pull out the reverse karma which I only use once per season, but a win is a win!

Walter said...

ALWAYS BELIEVE IN BC!!!!!!!

campy said...

Okay, props to Davis for coming through in the clutch. But even the biggest fan has to admit the Orange Bowl bid looks iffy with such an inexperienced QB.

Hope is alive, though. Go Eagles!

Rob said...

Yeah ok g laro, and if he doesn't play great on the last drive you never post that either. Very courageous of you.

Davis played very poorly until the final drive. Of course much of it has to do with nerves and rust, I don't think anyone was overlooking or denying that. But with a berth in the ACC Championship game on the line, you can expect us fans to have our quarterback on a shorter leash than early in the season.

I expect the coaches to re-format the offense a bit to reflect his strengths now going into next week. Next week is gonna be a hell of a game.

Andrew S. said...

Killer comeback, I have no idea where those downfield passes came from! Hopefully there's enough mojo or juju or whatever voodoo this team was using last night to last for about 3 more games.

Davis and the WR's deserve a lot of credit for making it happen when the game (and season) were on the line.