Saturday, October 16, 2010

In-game comments post: Florida State

We hoped for a hero in Rettig's debut. Obviously he (and BC) got shortchanged. Can things turn around in his second start? We will see. Leave your comments and thoughts below.


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During the game I will probably have the occasional comment on Twitter.

79 comments:

BCMike said...

LEGGO EAGLES!!

John said...

Go BC! Just hoping to see a close game (build momentum) for an easier second half schedule and see a bright future or four years of Chase.

Erik said...

Hey, we're still tied right now!

dixieagle said...

Go Eagles! And God help us.

Dan said...

MONTEL!!!!!

DCeagle said...

lets go boys!!!!

DCeagle said...

he got tired!!!!!

Matt said...

ill take the 3 but damn woulda been nice to punch one in after that first play. rettig throws darts, now we need some people who can catch them

Benjamin said...

Ryan Day needs to teach our players how to catch the ball.

Dan said...

Rettig has realized on his first set that you are allowed to throw to the guy in the flat - something Dave could not figure out in 17 games.

Benjamin said...

MONTEL HARRIS!

Rob said...

Gotta get more than 3 out of these big gains. Still, Oline is opening some holes.

Benjamin said...

Good to see Spaz getting a little angry with that late wild cat formation.

I'm copping two... said...

It was fun while it lasted.

DCeagle said...

florida state will be looking at the run

DCeagle said...

A COMPLETION!!!

Dan said...

Did I read my screen right? Is NC State down 21-0 to ECU right now?

Welcome NC State fans to the patented "TOB huge win followed by a wtf game"

BC Lova said...

why cant BC get kids like that ECU quarterback... Davis? Man he's good.

CT said...

Tranq and Rettig need to start figuring things out.

Dan said...

They have to go deep first play on this series.

CT said...

Nice to see the defense learned about the bubble screen from the Maryland game. Good adjustments.

Did FSU piss off Fletcher or what? He's a beast.

Dan said...

Oh f--k. Rettig looks hurt again. Defense better start scoring.

Ry said...

if you know no other BC defensive player's number, you have to know that Herzy is 94...don't blame the number font.

Dan said...

Alright, who comes out at QB after this break?

CT said...

I think that was Castonzo who got blown up on that last sack, wasn't it? Or was it a TE?

CT said...

What a stupid play, Claiborne. Brain surgeon.

Ry said...

i love the announcer's surprise as he announces that we are breaking out "a FEW DIFFERENT PLAYS. can you imagine?!?

claiborne is an idiot

Danny Boy said...

BC is absolutely getting jobbed on some of these calls.

Dan said...

Apparantly our O-Line has decided they can pass protect or run blcok but not both in one game.

Rettig isn't lighting it up, but his receivers aren't helping him and if this were Shinskie last year one quarter into his career on the road, we'd be down 35 by now.

Go Eagles!! Quigley for MVP!!!

Benjamin said...

Wow. Who knew the refs played for FSU?

CT said...

Man, our offense is blowing this game. FGs, great field position...

CT said...

Who would've thought we'd be conservative with 63 secs left?

Bravesbill said...

After those two long runs by Montel, there has been some atrocious playcalling by Nyquil. On those first 2 possessions, Harris got the ball on a few stunts and delayed draws which opened up running holes. Now Nyquil is running the ball up the middle on first and second down leaving Rettig in an impossible 3rd and long. How about a few playaction passes Nyquil? How about throwing the ball deep to prevent FSU from putting 11 in the box? Good God he's terrible.

ATL_eagle said...

That is probably the best 30 minutes we've played this year. So we got that going for us...


I still think we can do it. Need some big plays from the D. Rettig, despite the stats, is making the right decisions.

BTW, Shinskie didn't even travel and according to a tip was in Lower and not watching the game.

Danny Boy said...

I'm starting to believe that Tranquil has only 1 to 2 pages of playbook that offer "non-traditional" plays. This is where you find the counters, the roll-outs, the play actions, and all the other "trick" plays. Its not so much that he doesn't call enough, its that he has already called all of them.

I actually liked the conservative call to end the half. Start on our 20 with 1 TO. Our receivers haven't been getting space, lets not force things and potentially make a mistake.

Dan said...

Agreed Danny.

I think Tranq has a list of "trick plays" (aka slighty exciting/ thoughtful plays) that the Youngins on the staff make him call. He usually rolls them out first quarter and when they don't work he goes straight back to trying to kill Montel so he can be charged with manslaughter and go back into retirment.

blockparty said...

BTW, Shinskie didn't even travel and according to a tip was in Lower and not watching the game.


seriously? get this bum out of my alma mater.

Southern_EAGLE said...

So I told myself I was not going to get emotionally invovled anymore this year and now I'm yelling and my blood pressure is up. At least the team has brought back some life to their game. Now if we can let Chase throw on first down and get a turnover or two...we can do it. Plus, these refs are terrible. Never seen a worse missed pass interception penalty.

GO Eagles

Dan said...

Just finished telling a non-BC friend that as far as I'm concerned this game is over but I'm fine with it.

I don't mean that to sound as pessimistic as it did, but Tranq is not a fan of adjustments so anymore scoring will be a huge bonus.

And as far as I'm concerned, hanging tough with FSU for the first half is a huge victory and building block for the team and Rettig especially for the last half of the season.

...but I hope I'm wrong! GO EAGLES!!!

Dan said...

Defense has to score.

CT said...

I'm taking away Quigley's 2010 MVP award if he keeps shanking these kicks.

Defense needs to score. Defense needs to stay onsides.

I'm copping two... said...

That was a heartbreaking offsides.

CT said...

Once he got pushed down to 3rd-string, the Transfer Countdown Clock started on Shinskie.

Dan said...

Well I'm sure ECU will need someone to take over once Dom Davis graduates.

Bravesbill said...
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Bravesbill said...

All I have to say is wow.

Benjamin said...

Let's go D!!!!

EL MIZ said...

this is incredible. noel looks like a player. he's made some big plays today. there is hope!!!! finally a real competitive effort.

Danny Boy said...

We have a QB. He isn't a heisman candidate, he isn't even all ACC. But dammit, he's the first QB we've had in 19 games.

Southern_EAGLE said...

Whoa...we escape a sack and make a play! There is hope.

CT said...

Nice throw on the run...

You knew FSU would be flat after the Miami win, but Ponder looks like he's still in the hot tub with all those hot FSU co-eds.

Eagle 1 said...

Is this real life? Are these really our 2010 Eagles?

Dan said...

That was Ryanesque

Michael said...

I don't take anything away from the comments we all made this week. They didn't deserve our optimism.

That said the QB is playing well and Montel is making things happen. If those things happen, the team can perform as well as we anticipated when the season started.

It's a long year. Even IF they win this, let's see them put it together again.

Benjamin said...

Michael, do you really have to suck the fun out of this?

EL MIZ said...

is it just me or is spaz way more animated today? lots of energy from the team today.

CT said...

If we lose, it's the offense's fault. Again. The defense has been ridiculous.

Great effort.

Benjamin said...

EL MIZ: I agree that Spaz is looking fired up today. It's reflected in the team.

CT said...

Hmm...don't get the pooch kick if we're still giving it to them at the 50. Might have to rethink that one.

They finally fooled us. Oh well, we should've been scoring TDs not FGs.

Bravesbill said...

This playcalling is still worthless. Someone get a damned clue on offense.

Dan said...

Ok, we just need the offense to get the ball back to FSU so the D can score and we'll be ok

I'm copping two... said...

Will we show any resilience?

Ry said...

still allergic to the play action

Bravesbill said...

I hate Nyquil. What a jack...

CT said...

Oh my Lord, what is Tranquill doing?

Bravesbill said...

Run up the middle to set up a 3rd and long. Genius Tranq. Absolutely genius.

Southern_EAGLE said...

Please can we throw on 1st down...

Dan said...

So our Freshman phenom throws arguably one of the best completions of any BC QB for the last two years and we follow it up with two straight runs up the middle? Holy Christ!

Benjamin said...

Stupid clock

CT said...

at least we used up our timeouts.

brilliant.

good effort today. rettig shows some promise. our wrs are below avg.

too many fgs, not enough tds.

Ry said...

the biggest obstacle to this team's success for the remainder of the season is gary tranquil. this team is fully capable of winning games. get the old man out of there

Ted H said...

Gary Tranquill needs to go. We have no chance with this guy. He is calling games similar to 1930's football before they invented the forward pass. The play calling is cowardly and he needs to open it up. We have nothing to lose.

Danny Boy said...

It may look like a L on the record, but I saw our team show up for the first time all year. Our defense finally had some fire to them, or head coach finally showed some of his fire and energy.

We spent all day fighting questionable calls by the refs and even more questionable calls by our OC. I can't wait to see Rettig develop over the next 3.5 years, hopefully he gets an actual playbook to go along with his talent.

This is the first time I've felt close to optimistic all year.

CT said...

"The play calling is cowardly and he needs to open it up. We have nothing to lose."

That's it.

Michael said...

Ben - sorry you feel that way. I was very excited about our play. Still am in many respects.

I, unlike most of our fans expect BC to win the ACC and compete for national championships every year. One decent game against FSU doesn't come close to quenching my thirst.

Most everyone will discredit me (and the few who share my views) but if it's not about winning football at the highest levels, we all might as well have gone to St. Johns, Marquette or somewhere else that doesn't play big time football.

I have no interest in cheering being competitive and watch everyone else around the country have fun.

Dan said...

Liked everything I saw out of Rettig today.

It's an L but if we play like that and somebody shows Tranq the video of Rettig's handful of great throws, we will do well over the final 6.

Dan said...

It's gonna be a great role reversal. Normally coaches show the players film, but I think Chase is gonna be the one sitting Tranq down.

This is me dodging two hits and throwing a strike to Swigert.
Here's me threading the needle and my WRs dropping it
Here's me on 3rd down in a hostile away game standing tall under pressure and nailing Pantale over the middle.
Here's me finding Montel in the flat.
Here's me thinking about making a terrible decision and then accepting the sack.

Gimme the damn ball!

A33Jim said...

The "transfer countdown clock" for Dave?

You don't think he'll try to hang around in the background and ride whatever scholarship they'll give him to get a degree?

Pro sports are not in his future.

Michael said...

Agreed Dan. ATL has always said it's not about the talent we have. When guys start executing they can compete. When coaches start holding the players accountable, they can compete. When players hold each other accountable, they compete. If they compete often enough, they expect to win.

Fletcher played well today. He's been criticized much and performed.

Montel ran hard. His ability has never been in question.

Rettig has the tools and should get a big boost of confidence.