Tuesday, December 31, 2013

In-game comments post: Independence Bowl

Before the season most felt that a bowl game would be a bonus. Now the game is actually here and it is an interesting matchup. Let's hope we get one more exciting game out of this team and one more big day out of Andre Williams. Leave your thoughts and comments below.

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106 comments:

ATL_eagle said...

Decent offensive start -- not including the INT. They are crowding the line, so it made sense to pass.

eagleboston said...

That was a horrific pass by Rettig. Plus he had a wide open Andre. If we had a decent QB, we could have won at least 2 more games this season.

eagleboston said...

That's a fumble!

Bravesbill said...

I am liking all the passing so far. If they're gonna give it to you, you might as well take it.

Bravesbill said...

Not good that everyone outside Amidon can't catch the ball though.

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eagleboston said...

That last drop was not Rettig's fault. He threw it a little hard, but the receiver still should have caught it. It was perfectly placed.

AlbanyEagle said...

Defensive woes.
Very worrisome.

eagleboston said...

The defense is a major reason I am pessimistic about next year. I just don't see how they are going to improve that much next year and they were flat-out awful this season. However, if we get a better QB that can put some points on the board, my outlook will improve.

ATL_eagle said...

That was not a good defensive stand. We need to bring more pressure.

Bravesbill said...

Rettig is looking pretty sharp today. Where was this quality of play all year?

eagleboston said...

Let's fake the FG

ATL_eagle said...

Chase is playing well. That's good because I still think this is going to be a shoot out.

eagleboston said...

Nice drive. It's a little frustrating that we can score TD's, but I think over time, we can wear this defense down.

Bravesbill said...

FGs are going to kill BC.

CT said...

55 yd 6 min drives for 3 won't cut it.

Horrible safety play on their td drive. Always the little things.

eagleboston said...

So far, Carey is winning the running back battle, but that may be more a function of him running against a much weaker defense than Andre.

ATL_eagle said...

The holes are now starting to open for Andre. They were there on that pass.

AlbanyEagle said...

Ok. First down here

ATL_eagle said...

Rettig is working his way back on to NFL Draft boards.

eagleboston said...

I have been critical of Rettig's passing but I will never question his heart.

eagleboston said...

#77 is responsible for that sack.

eagleboston said...

We are going to miss Nate.

ATL_eagle said...

I like what the offense is doing. Now we just need the D to step up.

Bravesbill said...

Questionable play calling in the red zones on both possessions. Got way too cute on that sack.

CT said...

Like the gameplan so far.

They are keying on 44 on every play. At least we're trying to take advantage. The variety is good to see, right?

Big blown play by LT cost us.

ATL_eagle said...

If Rettig is out, I fear for our chances.

eagleboston said...

Roh-roh, Rettig is not going to be 100% the rest of the game.

CT said...

Agree BB.

ATL_eagle said...

That was uncatchable.

eagleboston said...

Who is the D-back coach? He needs to talk to these guys about not slamming into receivers while also not even looking back to the ball.

eagleboston said...

I wish our offense was this wide open late in the season. I think we might have beaten Syracuse.

ATL_eagle said...

Rettig limping. Dre limping. Ugh.

CT said...

Ha. What a dumb play by punt dude. Thank u.

eagleboston said...

Let's give Andre a rest and let Willis work his magic.

ATL_eagle said...

That was telegraphed. Tough.

CT said...

Rettig strikes again.

AlbanyEagle said...

Ouch

Bravesbill said...

Good night. That's a shame because the BC defense had clamped down on Arizona after its TD too.

eagleboston said...

Well, Rettig needs to brush that off and try to get it back here. We can't fall too far behind as our offense is not designed for the comeback.

ATL, you really think Rettig is NFL material? I'm not seeing it.

CT said...

Back foot throw.

Listen, Rettig has had to play under tough circumstances for four yrs, but he's also had good rbs, and he's played for FOUR yrs.

I hope the nfl comment earlier was in jest.

Not because of that int, but because that's typical one step up, one step back Rettig. No consistency.

eagleboston said...

Frustrating. Only 6 points in the first half? Not good enough. They better figure something out for the 2nd half or this game is going to be a blow-out.

CT said...

No spy on QB? Dude can barely throw. He wants to run.

eagleboston said...

Darn, that might be the game right there.

AlbanyEagle said...

I'm shutting this sh*t off.
See you next year.

Bravesbill said...

This game is over. I'm done watching. Happy new year everyone.

ATL_eagle said...

The half was much closer than the score. We need to make some adjustments at half.

CT said...

Double move. Nice route against below avg DBS.

eagleboston said...

I will watch to the bitter end even if it is a blow-out. I don't know why, but I have never stopped watching BC football. I should just turn it off and finish working but I'll keep watching.

eagleboston said...

I will say, we have major, major problems for next year. We lose too much and the younger players are not ready. We may be looking at a 5-win season next year. Long-term, Addazio will have us as a consistent winner, but please don't turn on him next year if we don't go to a bowl.

CT said...

When we start recruiting skill guys from the south, we'll get better.

eagleboston said...

That Rettig Pick 6 just killed us. Completely destroyed all momentum. We need to get better QB's into the system to truly be successful. I trust Addazio will do so.

CT said...

Rettig is in some very small sense like Tony Romo. You just know something really bad is going to happen eventually. You just hope it's when you're ahead.

CT said...

Looking forward to that nedfromsavinhill post about the wonderful ACC.

Wonder if he watched Miami. And Ga Tech. This game maybe? Can't wait for him to extol the virtue of that fg win by Pitt over Bowling Green.

eagleboston said...

There is hope. If we can score before Arizona does, we will only be down 8. If Arizona scores first in the 2nd half, turn out the lights, the game will be over.

Bravesbill said...

There's always the Sun Bowl and another PAC 12 drubbing of the ACC.

CT said...

Obviously, this team is not built to rally.

But stranger things have happened.

Let's go Daz halftime speech.

CT said...

A better dline would chew this QB up. Too bad.

ATL_eagle said...

Phillips catch was awesome. That wasn't a coverage issue.

eagleboston said...

This defense is so, so bad.

Game over. Blow-out is official.

Eagle 1 said...

Disgrace. Not ready for prime time.

eagleboston said...

If BC comes out running, I'm going to hit the roof. The running game is done. They have stopped it all day. Open things up, go to the air and try to get some points back so the end result will not be too embarrassing. Running kills clock. We need every second we can get right now.

eagleboston said...

This is all on Spaz and his shitty, horrific recruiting. I can't believe we had to pay that clown this year.

CT said...

We have Rettig. Fear not.

eagleboston said...

I just hit the roof.

ATL_eagle said...

I like this pace. Keeps Zona off the field.

ATL_eagle said...

Need the D to stop them now.

Bravesbill said...

BC has to go for it. Seems like Daz has pretty much given up all hope now.

eagleboston said...

I fear these blow-outs will be the norm next year. We lose too many horses and other than Willis, none of the youngsters have impressed me.

Danny Boy said...

Really needed to go for it there. Our guys need to be able get 3 yards with very little to lose.

ATL_eagle said...

Might want to cover Phillips.

eagleboston said...

I just found out that Advocare is one of those creepy multi-level marketing companies.

eagleboston said...

Did this team all get drunk down on Bourbon street and roll back to Shreveport at 4:00 AM?

ATL_eagle said...

Whatever you are doing at home for good luck...change it. Change seats. Change clothes. Do something.

eagleboston said...

Let's stick with the running game. Andre is due to pop one anytime now.

CT said...

This game is gravy. However, to be blown out is unacceptable.

God, our conference sucks.

Let's hear more of how much we're losing next yr.

That could be a good thing.

Bravesbill said...

I thought Advocare was one of those nutritional supplement companies? Only reason I could think of for Jason Witten to be starring in one of their commercials.

Big Jack Krack said...

And this is precisely why I cancelled my plans to travel to Shreveport, LA - good move on my part.

Boston College was not prepared for this game and showed much disinterest and aloofness - not a good combination.

Completely thrashed on national TV. Please don't quit, boys.

It's too bad, but Syracuse exposed our defensive ineptitude at crunch time in that game.

Let's get some yards for Andre so he can pass more guys in the 2000 club.

eagleboston said...

Doubt it CT, there is nothing in the pipeline outside of Willis. Addazio is the right hire, but we will take a big step back next year before being very competitive again in '15.

It's all about the Jim's and Joe's and we just don't have any right now thanks to Spazoo.

CT said...

Az runs about 5 plays.

eagleboston said...

The D-back coach needs to be fired. How hard is it to tell the D-backs to look back at the ball?

eagleboston said...

I have not even mentioned this game prior to today and yet everyone in my office is giving me shit right now.

ATL_eagle said...

I am not expecting a comeback, but I do want the team to play better this half.

ccw said...

It's easy to say, very hard to do. People consistently oversimplify and over-rate the difficulty of doing that in game speed.

CT said...

If it's just Jim's and joes, why the same roster and 5 game improvement?

In the nfl, the QB gets you fired.

See min, cle, det, wash, etc.

Ryan made even jags look good.

Rettig inspires little confidence, though I cut him a little slack with all the program turbulence. But he is still very avg. at best.

Big Jack Krack said...

I agree with CT - except for a couple of teams, the ACC stinks. Against teams from major conferences, Miami was pathetic, Georgia Tech is pathetic (how did they beat Syracuse so badly - they suck) Boston College is pathetic and others will get killed as well.

Let's get this game into the 4th quarter..............

But that strategy was for a close game. :-)

Let's hope Coach Addazio can continue to bring in talent - and maybe in a couple or 3 years we'll have a chance, or we'll see the beginnings of that.

Thanks much to this Senior Class and this team - they did their best with what they had.

I dislike Rich Rodriguez and was hoping for a better showing

ChrisB said...

7-6 beats 2-10

CT said...

It's tough as a fan to not live in the moment.

I think BC fans need to do just that.

However, to be blown out is indeed a step back after two or three steps forward.

I also hate the fact that there are essentially five of us posting today and that also inspires little faith in the fan base.

CT said...

Better balance next yr will serve us well.

We're the pro style version of Ga Tech's high school offense.

Big Jack Krack said...

Well, it looks as though we quit in the 2nd quarter.

I knew that Arizona was a better team, but this is tough to watch.

This loss is now much worse than the USC loss.

I hope Rich Rod calls off the dogs.

What happened to Coach Brown's defense anyway?

eagleboston said...

Ct, I completely agree, the QB position is vital. Which concerns me. Who is going to be the QB next year? Bordner? Nice kid but not a great quarterback. Suntrup? I heard his career is over due to injuries. That leaves Lowrie and Walsh. Don't know anything about those guys. Wade the true freshman? I guess Flacco came from Delaware so maybe that is the hope.

eagleboston said...

Rettig got hammered!

eagleboston said...

Glad to see we are moving the ball on Arizona's scrubs

Danny Boy said...

That was a travesty of a block on the 2-pt conversion. Glad to see the Oline is letting Rettig take a few more shots to remember them by.

CT said...

Wow. What a bad play call for the 2 ptr.

Ha. Awful. Especially bad when LT missed another block.

Unknown said...

We need Tyler Murphy to transfer

CT said...

Danny Boy, ha, you're right.

Hey, we've got 12 mins to build more memories.

Unknown said...

We need Tyler Murphy to transfer

Big Jack Krack said...

Fear not - Colorado put up 62 against us in 1999, and then we went on a very nice run of 8 straight bowl wins, I think.

We got 28, but I seem to remember that a lot of that was well into garbage time.

Go BC - hold Arizona under 50.

Big Jack Krack said...

We have seen our last play from Rettig - best of luck, Chase.

I think Williams is done as well. Thanks for all the great moments, Andre - you were really something this year.

Thank you all seniors - you did us proud.

Empty the bench completely, Coach.

rokmy hRlwson said...

Dang coach should have let Andre at least pass Marcus allen

rokmy hRlwson said...

Now onto the soft a@@ basketball team

CT said...

This senior class has endured.

For that, they certainly deserve our appreciation.

CT said...

I know Rettig and Andre and the Oline get a lot of scrutiny, but this defense needs to be rebuilt.

Sad ending, but good season.

Big Jack Krack said...

Agree, CT - Defense needs to re-evaluate.

BTW - it's halftime of the UCLA - VT game.

I saw the highlight of the shot Logan Thomas took after a dump off pass.

The defender should have been ejected.

CT said...

Daz knows he is tied to the next QB.

This one was on the house.

The rebuilding can begin.

Too bad the easiest way to prominence, basketball, is overmatched.

No excuses for that program.