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Old November 6th, 2016, 12:02 PM   #221
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From the stands........

It was fun, that is all.
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Old November 6th, 2016, 12:24 PM   #222
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Oh wait, the edge thing.

Maryland has some good athletes as WM points out. That little RB dude was something to watch. It's hard to see where he is on a stretch play. That contributed to M's issues there.

But, for the the most part, when Maryland's OC got the match-ups he wanted on any particular play, it was Stribbling who was getting victimized along with both McCray and Gideon. Peppers had his share of plays run his way and like I said last week, he's not going to stand up well against 300 lb OLmen or big TEs flowing to him. When he's not blitzing, where he is very effective, but has a contain roll, he's not likely going to be able force the play back inside when he's giving up 100 pounds of beef to the guys assigned to work him.

But be cautious about hammering on Brown or the players who appear to be getting beaten. Between the 20s, maybe they are. You'll see Brown deploying a lot of 2hi Ss in that part of the field but he goes super heavy in the red zone or when he does one of this selective blitzes and so far, nobody has really been able to drop a lot of points on that approach or sustain long drives by consistent chain moving.

The other thing he does, like I said above, is bring that unexpected blitz, between the 40s, that can be a drive killer for the opponent or bust a big play v. M. On average, he's rolling the dice and coming up on the right side of that calculation as it pertains to the score.

Can teams on the remainder of M's schedule close the deal and score more points than M has scored like M's opponents to date couldn't? Guess we'll see.
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Old November 6th, 2016, 12:28 PM   #223
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One other point I didn't mention. Offenses in doing these jet sweeps and zone stretch plays tend to bring their OLmen down field more than I think should be allowed. I don't think the BT officials are calling this a lot. I think it's 5 yards and I'd say there letting guys flow well past that point. The holding thing applies too. Not a lot of calling of that either. Way down this season from last. I'm good with let 'm play for the most part. Any way, those things hurt the way M defends the edge.
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Old November 6th, 2016, 12:47 PM   #224
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Holding isn't being called at all and there is a lot of holding to get players to the edge. Run blocking as far as I know you can block down-field.

It's the run-pass option that never gets penalized when OL are blocking 5+ yards downfield that kill defenses for huge chunks. It's illegal and I never see it get flagged.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 08:14 AM   #225
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McCray and Stribling whiff on tackles.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 08:32 AM   #226
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Agreed about tackling, and Stribling in particular.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 09:17 AM   #227
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Maryland has a terrible run defense but they brilliantly mitigated that problem in this game by letting us pass for 387 yards.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 09:17 AM   #228
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Stribling and McCray both had the problem of taking poor angles and letting the RB get outside of them. I can understand getting caught off guard once or twice but it is a constant problem that OSU will exploit. Samuel is going to kill us.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 03:54 PM   #229
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Chase Winovich what a game he had. I know he had the somewhat late hit to knock out the QB, all game he was unblockable, what a motor on this guy and hits get the edge. Moe Hurst and Gary (again being held all game) had very good games. Wormley and Charlton still taking plays off.
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