Saturday, August 30, 2014

In-game comments post: UMass

A new season starts against an old foe. However, now UMass is FBS we can call it the "Battle of the Bay State." If the season is going to be special, it starts today. Leave your comments and thoughts below.

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67 comments:

eagleboston said...

Let's go, Eagles!

ATL_eagle said...

Very happy with the Super Fan turnout.

ATL_eagle said...

FYI, ESPN3 has come a long way. The feed looks great.

eagleboston said...

I agree. Much better picture. Thank God we live in the 20 teens!

ATL_eagle said...

Good first defensive drive. I would like to see more pressure though.

Galvin said...

I was just saying the same. I've spent a lot of the past couple years watching BC on my laptop. It's improved drastically. Maybe we will too and move off the Ocho and onto TV haha.

eagleboston said...

Damn penalties. Absolute drive killer.

ATL_eagle said...

Not a bad first drive. It shows that there are plenty of big holes for Murphy to run through.

Bravesbill said...

Penalties kill as always but Murphy has looked pretty decent so far.

eagleboston said...

I see the defense has made zero progress since last year.

ATL_eagle said...

There is the first sack we need.

ATL_eagle said...

Murphy really does change the whole offense.

ATL_eagle said...

Aside from the penalties, the offense looked good.

Galvin said...

nice moves by Willis

Galvin said...

And Rouse!

ATL_eagle said...

Killer penalties, but moving the ball well. Need a few more wrinkles in the red zone too.

Bravesbill said...

Playing with fire. Can't put the ball in the end zone year after year.

eagleboston said...

Bentancourt is killing us!

eagleboston said...

Umass is one play away from giving us all heartbreak. We have been inside the 30 3 times and have just 6 points to show for it.

Christopher Blake said...

Come on guys

Bravesbill said...

Defense has been really shaky too

eagleboston said...

What the hell has happened to the discipline of this team? They have more penalties in the first half than they had in several games last season.

eagleboston said...

Don't we need to go to the air here? Time is ticking.

ATL_eagle said...

Murphy forced that pass.

eagleboston said...

I guess that is why we don't go to the air. I like Murphy's running, but all of his throws have been shitty.

Bravesbill said...

The really bad feelings are starting to get stronger.

eagleboston said...

We should just blitz every play. He can't handle it.

ATL_eagle said...

We were lucky to get away without letting them score.

Bravesbill said...

And even more penalties.

eagleboston said...

I f&^%$ hate that rule. It is a double penalty and that cost is the Northwestern game 2 years ago.

Bravesbill said...

It's a good rule so you can't cheat in that situation. You can't just take a penalty to stop the clock and get a free TO. BC is just really stupid to commit those penalties with under a minute left.

eagleboston said...

Ugly, ugly, ugly first half. Even if we survive this one, I have grave concerns about the Pitt game

ATL_eagle said...

There is a lot to like about the first half. The score is not one of them.

Bravesbill said...

Are we back in the Spaz era again? Terrible, terrible half of football.

ATL_eagle said...

Pitt is good but they are like us.

amdg1540 said...

would Spaz have ever started a drive from his own 30 w 1:18 remaining? Then gone for it on 4 & 2 on same? Or have a QB of his QB rush for 92 yrds? Let's keep some perspective, good brother. There was plenty of good and plenty of bad in that half. Not sure it reveals a whole lot about the remainder of the season. But one things for sure: Daz ain't Spaz.

Joseph Locker said...

We need a good drive to start game. Letting them hang around.

eagleboston said...

I need to edit my earlier comments about the defense. They only allowed 84 yards in the first half. That's pretty darn good.

Bravesbill said...

That was obviously said in jest but thanks for your input

mod34b said...

Memo to the OC named Ryan Day: your game plan is dull, predictable and ineffective. Please loosen it up.

Unknown said...

Is this game on tv in Boston?

Bravesbill said...

Even these crappy announcers have criticized the play calling for being too predictable. This Bama game is tempting to watch instead.

mod34b said...

Happy my "Smart TV" picks up game nicely

Goberry said...

The game is not on TV. And to make matters worse, the Notre Dame Alumni Association is watching the ND/Rice game at a bar right below my office. Every time ND scores, they blast that stupid fight song.

mod34b said...

Is the Ryan Day "grind it out" approach the plan for second half?

eagleboston said...

Alston!!! Get him the ball!

eagleboston said...

OK inside the 30 again....no penalties!

eagleboston said...

Go for it!

eagleboston said...

I love our running game, but we might want to toss in a pass on 1st or 2nd down just to keep them guessing.

dmyankees said...

Why no play action??

mod34b said...

TD !

ATL_eagle said...

That was a good drive. We just need to throw a bit more.

eagleboston said...

Awesome, now we have some breathing room. Time of possession is 35 minutes to 9 minutes.

eagleboston said...

Andre may be gone but the running game has not missed a beat. We just have multiple backs instead of just one. We are up to 259 yards rushing.

ATL_eagle said...

Now I feel better. I think Murphy can carry an offense.

amdg1540 said...

Let me add another difference: Halftime adjustments #DazNotSpaz

Bravesbill said...

Whelp just when you thought BC had the game in the bag

eagleboston said...

Well, when you blitz, it's gonna burn you at times. Let's hope that is not a momentum changer and the offense can put together another long drive.

mod34b said...

Was the TD the result of Brown gamble. Keyed was blitzing. DBS cheating forward. Seemed like it

ATL_eagle said...

Plenty of guys are going to be wide open if we run like we do. Nice throw and catch.

mod34b said...

Yay Bordner! Good job. The TD at Turtle speed. Ha!

ATL_eagle said...

I am not worried about losing this game, but I really think a stop is important on this drive. Need to set a tone for the season.

eagleboston said...

Mod, I believe a linebacker was blitzing on the UMass TD. I could be wrong, but at any rate, you subtract that play and the defense has played well. I'm a little concerned about the pass defense, especially when we go against ACC talent, but I'm hoping they can get better as the season progresses.

eagleboston said...

I think you have to give the offense a lot of credit. When Williams, the right guard, went down, that could have been tragic but they plugged in Kramer and did not miss a beat.

mod34b said...

Yes Keyes blitzing

ATL_eagle said...

In a game like this Murphy needs to be careful. Don't get hurt in a game that is already over.

ATL_eagle said...

There goes Wade's redshirt.