Add another thing to improve before OSU: Rutgers offense's tackling skills

kapyoche

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The part of this loss I still can't get over is how does Cooper Dejean intercept the ball around Rutgers' 48 yard line and run it back for TD.

There were at least two tackles completely missed.

If Rutgers had tackled him, perhaps all Iowa may have gotten was just a FG based on how well the defense was playing. Rutgers would still be in the game.

But that TD completely changed the game since Iowa defense made it look so easy to score against Rutgers offense. The stadium noise was not the same after the TD.

The Iowa offense then could be very conservative and they were. That TD was the game.

I can excuse the turnover, since the QB was hit as he was throwing the ball, but not the TD resulting from that.
 

RUTGERS95

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missed tackles, missed assignments, poor blocking, poor play calling, poor personnel decisions.

take your pic

coaches need to get in a room and take a hard at themselves and what they are doing that isn't working before hammering the team. It all starts at the top
 

kapyoche

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This play was the game and when you look at it, there were so many breakdowns that you don't know where to begin.
1) Was the call right? No. The odds of this working with the QB was low to zero.
2) Did the OL do the job? No. They could not pass block against Iowa's Dline.
3) Did the QB release the ball quickly? No
4) Did the QB have the arm strength so that only the WR could catch the ball? No
5) Did the WR try to knock the ball out of the defense player's hand when it was underthrown? No
6) Did the WR tackle the defensive player when the defensive player caught the ball? No. If he had done that then it would have turned into what would been an equivalent to a downed punt.
7) Did other offensive players saw what happened and try to make sure it did not result in a big gain? No
8) Did the offense prevent a TD? No.


That play showed that it was a complete breakdown on a monumental proportion. You simply can't recover from that. And we didn't.
 

BigRnj

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This play was the game and when you look at it, there were so many breakdowns that you don't know where to begin.
1) Was the call right? No. The odds of this working with the QB was low to zero.
2) Did the OL do the job? No. They could not pass block against Iowa's Dline.
3) Did the QB release the ball quickly? No
4) Did the QB have the arm strength so that only the WR could catch the ball? No
5) Did the WR try to knock the ball out of the defense player's hand when it was underthrown? No
6) Did the WR tackle the defensive player when the defensive player caught the ball? No. If he had done that then it would have turned into what would been an equivalent to a downed punt.
7) Did other offensive players saw what happened and try to make sure it did not result in a big gain? No
8) Did the offense prevent a TD? No.


That play showed that it was a complete breakdown on a monumental proportion. You simply can't recover from that. And we didn't.
Wow you got ALL of that BS, er, I mean expert analysis from one play? I only saw a QB knocked on his ass as he threw into pretty tight coverage.
 

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The OPs point is correct. However that play is on the WR.

On the first interception, Youngblood was running stride for stride with Cooper Dejean, and had an equal opportunity for the ball.
It’s amazing that Dejean kept up with him, since he is a LB.

Dejean outstretches his arms and catches the ball, while Youngblood falls down, and is no longer a factor in the play. Youngblood never saw the ball coming, it seems.

On plays like that, if Youngblood can’t make the play, he needs to either break up the interception, or make the tackle.

On Youngbloods fumble, he simply got tattooed by the defender. Our WRs have to be able to withstand tough hits. Youngbloods lack of experience and technique showed in these two instances.
 

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