Saturday, September 25, 2010

In-game comments post: Virginia Tech

Some of the best and worst moments of this blog have come during Virginia Tech games. I hope today's game adds to the best memories! You can commemorate this game with brilliant in-game comments below!


My colleague Dan Silver will be chatting live from the BC press box during the game from the Eagle Insider Chat Room (you enter from the Eagle Insider message boards). He'll have updates on injuries and tell us if he sees any NFL scouts or BC recruits. Dan is still having some issues from his knee surgery, so he will be online but not from the press box.


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I will be tweeting periodically through the game.

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91 Comments:

At 8:50 AM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

I didn't see any coverage on this game in the Globe Online this morning - unreal.

I'm heading over there to take in the atmosphere.

Go BC.

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger BCMike said...

Conner O'Neal suspended for violation of team rules for the VT game.

http://www.boston.com/sports/colleges/extras/colleges_blog/2010/09/bc_dt_oneal_sus.html?localsearch:on:twit:colleges-blog

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Dan said...

Glad to see the Globe managed to produce something for the suspension. Assclowns...

Hopefully the O-Line is hungry today, literally:

"Shinskie’s so confident in his line’s ability, in fact, he’s willing to put his money where his mouth is.

'I’ll put this on the record: If I don’t get sacked, I’ll take them all to dinner,' he said."

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

O'Neal is not a huge loss. He's been pretty good but Scafe -- even at less than 100% -- is probably an upgrade.

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger Dan said...

The Mohawk is back!!

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger JohnQPublicSchool said...

oh Dave...

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Sweet Jesus you could see that coming from a mile away.

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger CT said...

Shinskie strikes again...

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger harrow said...

Bravesbill, shouldn't you be out fighting the homosexual agenda of al skinner supporting muslims?

 
At 12:38 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Come back at me when you make sense harrow.

 
At 12:38 PM, Blogger Crill said...

Only listening on WEEI - how bad was Uncle Dave's INT?

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger harrow said...

I thought you were a minuteman and had to be on the border today from 12-6.

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

It was sad. Double coverage. Thrown right to the defender who slipped underneath.

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Do you have anything better to do with your life? Glad to see that BC produces human scum like yourself harrow.

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Jesus ladies, settle down.

Shinskie stared the receiver down too long. Least his stat line is already ebtter than last year.

 
At 12:48 PM, Blogger harrow said...

Just can't believe you have so much hate and anger in your heart. Whether it is politics or BC sports. You must have really hated BC when you were there and just lived in your room with your observer friends. Ok I got my kicks or getting you wound up, off to the Union League Club for lunch.

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger JohnQPublicSchool said...

You know, I'm a pretty liberal guy, but this is hardly the place.

GoEagles?

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger harrow said...

On a sad note did you see a BC Senior got stabbed in the mods last night, very sad.

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger Dan said...

WOW that toss to Coleman was the ballsy play of tranquill's BC career i think.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

At least 6 points have been left on the field now. They have to punch it into the endzone in the second half or they have no chance.

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Keuchly Destroy!!

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger Patrick said...

Okay, Im following this game at an internet center down in Mexico. Without undue and trademark Bravesbill anger, can anyone explain to me what happened at the end of the last drive?

Was Lee the featured receiver for a 4 yard pass on 3d and 10, or should I blame Shinskie for that? Additionally, was Freeses FG close? I know hes shown a strong leg this year, but man that kills in the field position battle. Thanks.

 
At 1:10 PM, Blogger Patrick said...

And what in the name of God is happening on 3d and long where Taylor has seemingly completed 5 20+ yard passes.

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger CT said...

Lee was a checkdown. DB was right on him on a crossing route and tackled him right as he dragged across the middle. Freese wasn't that close. Looked like about the max of his range, too.

Is Amidou...um, a scholarship player?

Shinskie blew a TD pass on that last drive when he lead the WR out of bounds on the long completion. A little more consistency would be nice, huh?

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger CT said...

Big break...

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger JohnQPublicSchool said...

Need to cash in here!

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

It looked like Freese had enough distance just pushed it way left. And on third down, BC has been playing that zone coverage we all love and the Tech WRs and TEs have been exploiting the openings.

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger CT said...

too bad we can't score on a defensive penalty...

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Er way right

 
At 1:24 PM, Blogger CT said...

Game has unfolded pretty much how we needed it to, I think...good run game, lots of play-action, not a lot of pressure on Shinskie...defense has been pretty good...

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Dan said...

We need a fastball to Swigert.

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger CT said...

Now that is a monumentally dumb move by Shinskie...

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Unbelievably stupid play. 9 points and counting, 6 of which are due to idiotic mistakes by Shinskie.

 
At 1:42 PM, Blogger JohnQPublicSchool said...

Im blaming Dave for ten points.

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger JohnQPublicSchool said...

... Or at least six. He just isn't doing it for me.

 
At 1:50 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Did anybody see last year's game? He's 10/22 for 125 in one half. All things considered that's quite an improvment.

The INT definitely hurt. BUT if his arm is a half inch longer everyone would be on here talking about what a great play that was.

NEWS FLASH: Matt Ryan is not coming back!!!

Shinskie is the starter and this is a BC board. Crticism is one thing, but hating is completely different. Let's give the guy some support.

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Both were terrible decisions Dan. On the INT he tried throwing it into double coverage. And let's not mention that run. That was the worst situational awareness I've ever seen since that Cal-Oregon game a few years ago. I think Pop Warner QBs know to throw the ball away to stop the clock.

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger Dan said...

And if he broke the goal line you'd say?

Or rather, not you, I think i know what you'd say. What do you think most other people would say?

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

How do you not at all cover a receiver 40 yards downfield? The safety was nowhere him and Coale wasn't even running hard. Terrible.

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

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At 2:02 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

That's not the point Dan. You cannot make stupid decisions like that and expect to win. Even if he did score, that still does not negate how stupid a decision that was. If you're not 1000% sure you are going to score, you cannot take a chance in that situation.

 
At 2:04 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

Also, these AACN announcers are terrible? Scafe is not filling in for anyone. It's like they didn't do any research at all.

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger JohnQPublicSchool said...

You can't say "if"... Great players know limitations. Running like that in a defensive battle is a poor decision. BC finally has a trustworthy kicker... Let him kick and get you what he can.

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

Oh Herzy man! Oh so close!

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

The announcers are pretty bad esp. the analyst. He has misidentified a BC player on virtually every play.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger CT said...

Can't get any further down and abandon the run...Shinskie will kill us.

 
At 2:10 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Was it the best decision?

No

Will it be on the Sportscenter "Not Top 10" this week?

Probably

My only main point is despite the score, BC is playing a lot better than last year and is still in it.

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Fuck.

Ok I take full responsibility for that jinx.

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

I'm not saying he's playing worse than he did last year. That's pretty impossible. He has played better but his two huge mistakes killed BC. And now the fumble....

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

Oh lord. Bad Shinskie again. Really not happy with his body language out there. He looks like he doesn't want to be there. He completed that pass to Montel while getting creamed. It was actually a very nice play to get that pass off. When Dave stood up, he didn't celebrate at all. He just had that hang-dog look, like he was disappointed that the team gained yards. Sometimes I'm curious as to what's going on in that head of his.

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger CT said...

Shinskie, nice.

BC should be playing better. You can't get any more beaten down than we were last yr in Blacksburg. What a standard. Playing better. At home. A year later.

Playing VTech will never be easier.

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger eagleinexile said...

Shinskie is not as terrible as people think, but he has the uncanny ability to make very bad plays and decisions (fumble). His throwing is consistently behind receivers, which causes plays that could be TDs to be 15 yarders, and others to be INTs.

He's just not quite bad enough to be replaced, but he is the worst QB BC has had since before Glen Foley.

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

Great stand by the D to hold VT to three. Albright is having a very nice day, as is Scafe. Now just need the offense to remember how to score points.

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Jesus, Shinskie is really pathetic now. 2 passes in a row. Time for the hook.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Ok, I retract my earlier statements.

Maybe Kuechly can score.

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

Wow. So that happened. I thought Shinskie looked the best I'd seen him a couple weeks ago. This looks like early last season. Does Shinskie give this team the opportunity to win against a talented defense? I don't know. What I do know is that this offense is self-destructing and number 15 is at the center of a lot of it.

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger eagleinexile said...

Okay, it's time to pull him. Just one of those days where he cannot do anything right. If you want a chance to win this dog show, Uncle Dave is going to fold under the pressure.

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger JohnQPublicSchool said...

I got it...

Last year tech stuffed the run and got out in front early. They knew we had to pass, hence dave's terrible numbers.

Today? Montel runs well. They respect the run game... Dave looks better. Now BC's down and needs to throw and Shinskie logs like he did last year.

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger CT said...

Unless Marscovetra saves the season, this is going to be a wasted opportunity in a down year for a weak conference.

Poor defense.

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Are these anouncers watching the right game?

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger tony said...

Excellent game by defense but O putting them in bad spots. QB cant compete at this level. Time to move on. Beating MAC teams is the best QB can do.

 
At 2:29 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

No, Dan, the announcers are not watching the game. Some of the worst announcers I've ever seen.

Let's see if Marsco can hold this offense together. Shinskie shouldn't see the field the rest of the game. And a nice run there by Montel! Great blocking by the line.

 
At 2:29 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Just got back from my son's game. It sounds like out long Chowderhead nightmare continues.

I don't think we can make up 16 points against this team. It took Ryan a miracle to make up 10 points.

 
At 2:30 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

No, Dan, the announcers are not watching the game. Some of the worst announcers I've ever seen.

Let's see if Marsco can hold this offense together. Shinskie shouldn't see the field the rest of the game. And a nice run there by Montel! Great blocking by the line.

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Well it's been fun watching another meltdown. Have a good day all.

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Dan said...

This is a tough situation, Shinskie's best is definitely better than Marsco's best. But once Shinskie hits a rough patch he goes way off the rails.

"Ethan Albright"???? is this guy freaking drunk???

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger harrow said...

They just are not good, period. We all wear rose colored glasses. We don't have a qb and everything else is avg or above avg at best. Spaz's comments at the half were sad too.

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

Mark Herzlich is a man-beast! Love it! This defense is really, really good.

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Holy Christ a break!

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Herzy with the INT!!! Is there still life with this team???

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger Dan said...

That'll teach Herzy not to return it for a TD!!

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Harrow, the BC offense is very, very bad. But, the defense appears to be very, very good. What seperates mediocre teams from great teams is that the great teams have consistency from both sides of the ball.

Realistically, though, looking at what BC lost from last year's so-so team and what they brought in, you really could not expect much better than 7-8 wins and some BC fans were crazy with their national title predictions.

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger harrow said...

the defense is pretty good, i feel bad for them

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Don't look now but The Hen's team is letting Ga Tech right back into the game.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Dan said...

I'm gonna go ahead and put most of this on the O-Line, outside of a a few big holes for Montel. The QBs have not had good protection and we know when Shinskie has time he's good but when he gets hit it goes downhill quick.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Bud Foster is having his dream game. Up 16, he can let the dogs loose and blitz on every play.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Time to burn Rettig's redshirt. Let him play the rest of the year. Let him develop so BC can be decent next year. The future obviously does not include Shinskie anymore. Might as well make this decision now rather than the end of the season so next year is not a total loss either.

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger tony said...

Vtech defense got lit up by James madison and east carolina. BC Oline and Harris are better than what those teams have. Problem is Dave is Div. IAA QB. Mars needs full week of practice and to start before you can say he is a bust.

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger mmason said...

Now that the collective unconscious dream state is finally over, can we start seeing that nothing has changed since Weber State? Our kids had two weeks to prep for a Beamer coached VT team that has our number. Looks like we've been outcoached and outprepped for this game, and our offense still lacks passion & pop. Passing sets up the run ALWAYS--and our kids are not making that happen. Yeah, Shinskie has big problems with checkdowns and he telegraphs his passes, but this all just looks like a predictable, flat,uninspired, whitebread offense from coach to scheme to execution. If not for our D we'd look like we did when Penn State would come in and beat us by 50 every year.

I'm an old guy and have been watching BC play for more than 40 years, and we look like a 2nd or 3rd tier offense in the early '70's. Nice guys back then, too...but where's the ferocity and
fire in this team when we have the ball?

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger harrow said...

I wish Tate Forcier would transfer to BC

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger JohnQPublicSchool said...

The QB's haven't had time in the second half. Dave had lots of time in the first half.

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Where is Mmason today? I could use one of those "drown in my sorrows" margarita.

Well, let's hope we can bounce back and win the Holy War next week. That will make me forget this game in a hurry.

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Found my margarita.

Its got a kick return TD, onside recover followed by quick strike TD and a fumble recover TD in it.

...and a lot of tequila.

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Apparantly N's make an R sound

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Well, let's put this in perspective. Both times when Va Tech won the ACCCG, they lost to us in the regular season. I think we can lose 3 ACC games and still potentially make the ACCCG. We have a decent defense. The question is how do we get this offense up to speed so that they can get 5 ACC wins. We can't lose to Fl State, Clemson AND NC State. Must win one of those to have a shot.

By the way, who is "Amadour." Doesn't he mean "Amidon."

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

As much as I hate the Hokies, we need them to beat NC State next week. The Hen picked up a huge victory this week and he wants nothing more than to beat BC. And it looks like this season, they just might.

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger CT said...

With this offense, every game is going to be competitive. We don't have the ability to have a gimme. Please. Counting up wins. Either Marscovetra morphs into something he's not right now, or we'll be teetering on the edge of bowl eligibility at the end of the season. It's the same story for three yrs now.

Shinskie = great arm/bad football brain.

Only took Tranquill a year to throw it to Harris as an outlet. Are there TEs on this roster?

Onward and upward...

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger mmason said...

Torture...I'd just like to see a game against a quality opponent where we played like a quality opponent. You know, 4 touchdown drives that actually had a gameplan feel to 'em, and some solid execution, good pass protection, down field blocking, receivers running smart routes and TE's tearing it up inside. I don't see 5 wins in the ACC, do you? I see ND's worst team in history being able to come in here look better than they are, 'cuz that's what we do now.

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger AlbanyEagle said...

So much for "O-line U".
What has happened to our guys up front?

That said, Shin has got to go. Get Marsco reps, and burn Rettig's shirt.

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger mmason said...

Onward and...(Choose one)
a. awkward
b. onward
c. what?
d. huh?
e. all of the above
f. Go Eagles! Beat ND!

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger Lenny Sienko said...

The first half was played well enough. The interception in the end zone was a great read and play by the VT defensive back.

I can't fault Shinskie's effort in trying for the TD. He came up inches short. It happens.

The second half was the same old story against VT. Foster made ADJUSTMENTS and shut down our offense.

I suspect Shinskie may have been injured more than was reported.

The late hit after the whistle when VT called time really laid him out. The play or two before the second interception, he was hit and looked groggy.

Shinskie needed to come out for his own safety.

Marsco was a deer in the headlights with Foster's blitzs and made one good throw.

I don't know what the answer could be? Bring back the bazooka/wildcat? Run a full back? Get the ball to Coleman. We were only able to throw to him twice today?

It looks like a long season ahead and no answers in sight; but thats what the coaches get paid for.

 

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