Monday, September 1, 2008

Final Thoughts, Week 1

Just some random thoughts while watching the DVR'd game:

  • Moments before kickoff, the "WE ARE" chant was performed in fine fashion. There was one CC player on the sideline who was shaking his head, trying to convince himself that the sound wasn't affecting him (#83, I believe). I don't think he's a very good salesman.
  • Good run stuffing up the middle. Odrick is a beast. Baker who?
  • Gaines and Evans looked ready.
  • DWill stays on his feet after contact. Ran a great WR screen. Me likey.
  • Clark's first pass was a gem. So was the second. I'm not used to seeing on target passes and crisp decision making. Keep it up.
  • Good playcalling. For all the guff I give JayPa, I have to say I was impressed by the job Jay and Galen did. Further, neither QB ran. While this is due to good OL play, but also due to the offensive stratagem of just keeping the QB in the pocket on purpose.
  • Jerome Hayes came in and had a great first step. Good to see.
  • Devlin has a sweet touch. However, I just thought that the offense moved better with Clarke.
  • BANI-BANI-BANI.......OY-OY-OY! Other than that pick, I thought the LBs were a little soft in coverage.

Other wise, I was very happy with the results, considering we were playing a cupcake. No real injuries, everyone got a few plays, and both QBs looked solid. As expected the line and the running game was pimp. That being said, I fully expect Oregon to come into town next week and test the LB coverage. The back seven better be ready.

So far, off to a good start. Let's keep going.....


Anonymous said...

I think everyone would be pretty suprised to see the ugly ass green jerseys of Oregon in town next weekend... including Oregon State who I think was actually planning on playing PSU next week... just saying...

jd said...

I know its Oregon State. Im into the whole brevity thing.

I thought a pro like you would recognize that. Hmm.