Saturday, September 26, 2015

In-game comments post: Northern Illinois

Every week seems like a new start to the season. We are now a month in and still don't know what to expect due to injuries and easy schedules. The offense has a lot to prove and so do the QBs. Let's hope they are up to the challenge.

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150 comments:

eagleboston said...

Attendance is really bad. I can't figure out what is wrong in Chestnut Hill. Pro sports town I guess.

Knucklehead said...

Flutie could not have been better.

Nobody can catch a pass.

Going back to sleep in section CC

Thomas said...

Not to mention he has the most beautiful dropbacks and throws perfect spirals every time. He runs with the grace of a gazelle and barks the pre-snap cadence like a drill sergeant. He's proven himself completely capable already. Thank God we beat out NO OTHER FBS SCHOOL to get him!

ATL_eagle said...

Smith!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ATL_eagle said...

These false starts are going to burst a blood vessel in Daz's head.

ATL_eagle said...

Those issues weren't Smith's fault. Keep him in for another drive.

eagleboston said...

They need to put Willis back fielding punts. Sherm has killed BC with field position.

Knucklehead said...

Look up who recruited Doug. Ignoramus.

ATL_eagle said...

There is so much for Addazio to lose his mind on. The slip on the punt is the latest.

mod34b said...

Offense is bad news

mod34b said...

TOB is awful too

Danny Boy said...

I acknowledge its a limited sample, but so far Smith has far more upside and explosiveness. He deserves more time. Even if he's just drawing plays in the dirt during the huddle.

mod34b said...

Defense is grest

ATL_eagle said...

Run the option with Smith over and over. It will open things up.

Bravesbill said...

Flutie better not be put in again like last time. He and the team have done nothing. The ball has actually moved forward with Smith at the helm.

mod34b said...

Why no short passes?

Danny Boy said...

Why do we not try short passes. HB dives and fly routes are not the answer. Even with a read option wrinkle.

Thomas said...

Ah the old transitive property of recruiting. And name calling. Well played sir.

Thomas said...

Although I guess you're using the transitive property of last name for most of your arguments.

eagleboston said...

Just noticed it is TOB on the ESPN 3 feed.

eagleboston said...

The first team that scores will probably be the only team that scores and will therefore win the game.

ATL_eagle said...

TOB couldn't be more dull.

Knucklehead said...

Thomas,
Sarcasm eh. You just finish up with your therapist?

mod34b said...

Can Daz adapt the game plan mid game? Short passes? More option outside?

Doubt it

mod34b said...

ATL. Yes TOB sucks any fun out of game.

What a f'ing drag to listen to

ATL_eagle said...

IMO Addazio is handling this in the worst way possible. No one is getting in a rhythm.

eagleboston said...

Flutie!!!!!!!

mod34b said...

Nice we fooled them!

TD

Danny Boy said...

That was a great play call. Fitch finally found page 2 of the playbook

ATL_eagle said...

Looking on twitter, I realize I am behind on ESPN3. Good drive.

Knucklehead said...

Awesome. Flutie makes Charlie Calinan look like Charlie Brennan

eagleboston said...

Feels great to hear "Flutie" and "touchdown" together for the first time in 30 years.

That play has been there for awhile. I counted 10 Huskies in the box earlier in the drive.

ATL_eagle said...

I feel bad for the BC D. They deserve better.

ATL_eagle said...

Keep it on the ground with Smith. It should and can be that simple.

Danny Boy said...

Addazio is in full clock killing mode. You can't do that with over 2 minutes with the other team possessing 3 timeouts.

mod34b said...

Spaz, err,Daz trying to run out clock with 2 minutes to go

mod34b said...

Danny boy. Our comments are in synch!

Danny Boy said...

Flute needed to just fall down there. At least make them call a timeout.

mod34b said...

The pic-almost-6 spooked Daz

CT said...

ATL carrying the comments today. A jack of all trades.

ATL_eagle said...

Nothing Flutie has done has earned him the remainder of the snaps. Get Smith more touches in the option.

mod34b said...

Daz is so friggin' risk averse

mod34b said...

Lame

ATL_eagle said...

That was not a well coached offensive half. Terrible.

Danny Boy said...

What a dumpster fire of a end of half plan. Kill clock. Then allow NIU to run the play clock down. Then call a timeout to get the ball back. Run a hurry up offense, clock the ball, followed by a draw to close out. They changed their mind on the end goal 5 different times in there. Awful.

Bravesbill said...

What horrible horrible clock management. What a horrible decision to keep trotting Flutie out there. Put Smith in and do the option. Couldn't be easier.

mod34b said...

Daz is a dumb in-game coach. Truly

Big Jack Krack said...

Don't have a good feeling and crowd is dead.

eagleboston said...

We have a dog fight folks. This team nearly upset the mighty Buckeyes last week. Offense cannot make mistakes in the second half (interception, false starts). Defense can't do much more. Forced a turnover, held NIU to just 2 first downs and 40 yards. I know there were at least 2 sacks by the Connors.

I don't have much to say about the QB situation. Smith ran well, but Flutie put up the seven points. On the other hand, Flutie gave the Huskies 7 points. Neither is going to take us very far this season. Too bad as we have the defense to win the Atlantic.

CT said...

BJK-might be time to lead an "Eagles on the warpath" cheer.

mod34b said...

Daz: it's time to see your half time adjustments. Ha! None

Bravesbill said...

Flutie hasn't done anything! Why is he still in there? Another 3 and out!

mod34b said...

Ah, Daz, I said adjustments. Not "never change"

mod34b said...

The vibe is awful now.

So in the world of BC contrary logic. We win by 21!

bceagle93 said...

Actually I think TOB might be pretty decent as a commentator on the 11th hole of a Champions Tour event.....

eagleboston said...

Not a good drive by the D. They were saved by the horrible field goal. Probably a game saving miss for BC.

mod34b said...

Don brown out smarted himself that drive.

Got lucky with missed fG

Mojo shifts. BC to get in gear.

Smith smith smith

mod34b said...

Daz gun shy on the pass

eagleboston said...

Is Willis hurt?

ATL_eagle said...

This is the most stubborn play calling I've ever seen.

mod34b said...

Nice. I am wrong!

bc1900 said...

BC had limited talent, can't you see this. That being said look at what good coaching can do :see Michigan. Held BYU who is ranked to 0 points and 90 yds of offense. BC has below avg players and avg coaching at best. Why some of you are so devoted to watching this junk is bizarre. Go outside, spend time with the family. BC isn't really worth it. I am not even watching the game, just read comments here to find out what's going on.

mod34b said...

Bc1900. It may be limited but more talent than NIU

eagleboston said...

You can't keep running up the middle on first down. Mix it up.

Danny Boy said...

I just feel the electricity on the field when Smith is under center. It's just a matter of time till something pops off.

EL MIZ said...

finally a nice run from Hilliman.

BC playbook over/under 5 pages? i'm taking the under.

Danny Boy said...

Like that.

TGS said...

Flutie lost a shoe and called his own sub in. He then Did not see field rest of drive. Is like Wally pip calling in Lou Gehrig.

mod34b said...

TD and great running plays

Bravesbill said...

Look what happens when Smith is in. The extra running threat opens things up in the middle.

Big Jack Krack said...

I feel better now - Hillliman is getting his groove.

Rouse hurt on that play.

eagleboston said...

Darn, Rouse is concussed. Down another offensive player.

EL MIZ said...

jesus that did not look good for Rouse.

eagleboston said...

Defense now looking shaky. Let's settle down guys.

ATL_eagle said...

Smith opens things up just with the threat of the run.

ATL_eagle said...

Smith opens things up just with the threat of the run.

ATL_eagle said...

Smith opens things up just with the threat of the run.

EL MIZ said...

does anyone know why Willis has no carries? he looked like the best RB last week.

Big Jack Krack said...

We have to pull this out. Parents crowd filing out already. Many empty seats on the 50 yard line. Pitiful.

CT said...

ATL 3x for effect!

Danny Boy said...

Hilliman is getting his legs under him. I say let him get his confidence back. Normally though, I'd be calling for way more Willis touches. I think he should be 50/50 for carries with Hilliman, with Outlow seeing some time as well.

mod34b said...

Defense needs to stiffen. Seems to be letting down wall of iron. They'll do it.

Pic 6 requested !

Danny Boy said...

A blocked punt is almost as good.

mod34b said...

Block punt

Just as good

EL MIZ said...

huge. gotta get some points here.

mod34b said...

Ha!

ATL_eagle said...

Huge by Milano.

CT said...

You can have the greatest defense known to man and get worn out if you, u know, can't matriculate the ball down the field.

CT said...

BJK-are u there? What was attendance like?

eagleboston said...

QB draw on 3rd and 18??? Huh?

EL MIZ said...

LOL

Danny Boy said...

Well, that's probably the end of the Jeff smith experiment today.

eagleboston said...

The offense is going to cost us several losses this year. You have to get points when you get that deep in enemy territory. To come out with zero points and then hit the punt in the endzone is not good for my nerves.

mod34b said...

Get that Pic!

Now!

mod34b said...

Eagle Boston are you saying that you have to score points to win ? No way

mod34b said...

:-)

ATL_eagle said...
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ATL_eagle said...

Smith's mistake wasn't as bad as Flutie's.

Big Jack Krack said...

Ct - yes, I am here. Probably 35k - beautiful football day.

Crowd kind of wine and cheesey. Players must win in spite of some strange coaching calls.

Danny Boy said...

Smith needs all the snaps. He's gonna break one soon.

EL MIZ said...

is Rouse back in the game???

ATL_eagle said...

Switching mid-drive is a terrible idea.

EL MIZ said...

Addazio is going to get flak for putting Rouse back in, i can see it now.

why would we change QB mid drive?

eagleboston said...

First down Rouse, burns more clock.

ATL_eagle said...

Smith's running has huge upside.

EL MIZ said...

the odds of Addazio "playing it safe" here to go for a FG, and BC missing the FG, are probably like 85%

Big Jack Krack said...

Stupid 3 plays with the wrong players on the field.

EL MIZ said...

played it safe - check

missed FG - [ to be determined ]

why is Smith out of the game ????

mod34b said...

Run up middle ???? Not good.

mod34b said...

Phew!

EL MIZ said...

holy cow. Lichtenberg's first career FG, from the hash, right down the middle. he should be kicking the rest of the year.

hallelujah. up 10, NIU has no timeouts. another incredible defensive performance.

Big Jack Krack said...

FG good and 10k fans file out.

CT said...

I bet Daz would never bungee jump.

CT said...

I said first to 10 wins!

EL MIZ said...

i still can't believe Rouse was put back in the game. clearly knocked out on that FG. announcers didn't even mention it. someone wake TOB up.

EL MIZ said...

*on that kickoff

EL MIZ said...

classic. good job playing it safe to settle for the FG and then give up the return TD. ridiculous.

mod34b said...

Holy fuck.

Am I watching the Giants

Danny Boy said...

Just the way Daz drew it up. Now we can run three dives into the line and burn a whole minute off the clock.

eagleboston said...

BC can never make it easy under Addazio.

mod34b said...

Litchenberg era starts and quickly ends!

ATL_eagle said...

BC is handing this game away.

eagleboston said...

Why isn't Howell kicking??

Big Jack Krack said...

First of all - the fans who have left in droves suck. They suck!

Those 3 dufus calls on first and goal had better not come back to haunt us.

Wrong player package on the field.

Danny Boy said...

Going up 2 scores and trying to hold on for the rest of the game is awful.

CT said...

Yikes. We're good at running up the middle though. Piece of cake. Put it in the books.

eagleboston said...

Where is Hilliman? Is he hurt?

This is becoming an out and out disaster.

Bravesbill said...

Why the fuck is Smith not in there in an obvious run situation? 3 garbage calls on offense. Just handing the game away.

EL MIZ said...

this has been a truly perplexing game.

Big Jack Krack said...

Addazio deserves to lose.

mod34b said...

~ 2:20 left for NIU to score an FG

Need to get to BC 30

Ugghh

Danny Boy said...

Playing it safe with flutie, I can almost understand. Almost. But leaving our best RB on the bench so our clearly concussed 3rd backup can run is inexcusable.

Bravesbill said...

Shank punt. This is laughable.

EL MIZ said...

i'll say it before this NIU drive starts - 100% we lose this game, and its 100% on addazio.

Bravesbill said...

Playing a nice prevent defense basically too. Good lord.

mod34b said...

Now they need 10 yards

Good lord

EL MIZ said...

is Spaz coaching this game? holy freaking cow. bend dont break D now!

Bravesbill said...

Oh Jesus.

eagleboston said...

Daniels!! C'mon!! You have to get that INT!

Bravesbill said...

Daz has quickly morphed into Spaz.

ATL_eagle said...

That was ugly on ten different levels.

eagleboston said...

Thank God. BC ball. No timeouts.

Bravesbill said...

When they're aggressive on defense, NIU has zero chance. About damn time.

mod34b said...

Sp-d-az

mod34b said...

Thank you D-E-F-E-N-S-E

EL MIZ said...

thank god i'm wrong. what an absolute meltdown. just an embarrassing embarrassing game from the coaching staff. an F. players played well. line opened up holes. defense was outstanding. Hilliman ran hard. Smith made plays.

the Flutie rotation was a joke. that "coaching" at the end of the 1st half and 2nd half, i mean, seriously a freshman up on Newton hitting "ask madden" would do a better job. pathetic!

EL MIZ said...

truly thought Spaz was coaching there. playing "not to win" football. running it straight up the middle time and again. taking Smith out after he marches us down the field. going into the prevent defense. what the hell was going on there?

CT said...

Interesting to see who in the press gets after Daz. Anyone?

Lenny Sienko said...

TOB took awhile to get going; but he had an interesting insight at the end of the game; i.e., Flutie was in under center because Smith was not as comfortable taking the snaps that way. Many high school star quarterbacks take only shotgun or pistol snaps.

Also, with our center not being set due to injury, the longer snaps seems to be an adventure, especially for Smith.

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