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Post by USMA76 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:52 pm

This one's over. Lots of work to do, especially on the defensive side of the ball.
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Post by guppie58 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:54 pm

Punting now. Duke covered the spread. Honestly never saw this coming. Rough start.
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Post by webdude » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:58 pm

FINAL Duke 34, Army 14
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Post by guppie58 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:58 pm

Duke running an offensive play as the clock expires instead of kneeling. Classy.
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Post by kfan12 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:09 pm

Still dont understand why Walker was playing QB. Had fumblitus tonight. Defense probably gets D-. Offense a C. Play calling a D-. (Could have gone outside right all day until Duke made a stop). Special teams coach still simply isn't getting the job done, and that won't be fixed.
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Post by palidog » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:11 pm

Many many things wrong. A couple of bright spots.

First I liked the passing game. Good strong arm. Receivers have some speed.

But. Offensive line is weak. Too many turnovers. Special
Teams suck. Defense is slow and can’t tackle. We were out coached. Glad the two patriot league teams are on the schedule.

This is not a good team. Liberty will
Be a test. But we are not beating Hawaii if we play this way.
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Post by BigNick » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:12 pm

I am not happy about this but on the prediction thread I picked Duke to win by 35 -14. Based on the Scout Team's success at the scrimmage I thought that we would not be able to handle Duke. I also predicted several turn-overs.

We returned 8 of 11 starters on defense but the three we lost do not yet have quality replacements.

The tackling was so bad that I would do extensive tackling drills next week and not worry about injuries. Arm tacklers get benched on the spot in the next games.
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Post by guppie58 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:14 pm

Agree. I was excited to see Walker under center before that timeout because it seemed like a unique "wrinkle". Then I continued to see him, and he wasn't executing well at all. Cut it out.

If Army plays the rest of the season like they played tonight, they will struggle to make a bowl game. Embarrassing. Wake up, guys.
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Post by kfan12 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:15 pm

BigNick wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:12 pm
I am not happy about this but on the prediction thread I picked Duke to win by 35 -14. Based on the Scout Team's success at the scrimmage I thought that we would not be able to handle Duke. I also predicted several turn-overs.

We returned 8 of 11 starters on defense but the three we lost do not yet have quality replacements.

The tackling was so bad that I would do extensive tackling drills next week and not worry about injuries. Arm tacklers get benched on the spot in the next games.
Congrats. We all need to know your luck in sucking the
Life out of hope is true skill in evaluating a team from afar.
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Post by FSUBulldog0 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:34 pm

The offense is fine. I actually think the offense might be improved on last year. Duke’s defense is stout.

The defense, however, was horrible. Missed tackles all night. Slow to the ball. No pressure. If we tackle like we did tonight it will be a long season.

If we tackle and hold on to the ball we are in the game though. Things that can be fixed.
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