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Re: Baffled,bewildered, What the heck is going on?
The game of football relies a lot on emotion. I see a lack of emotion in the Spartans. Defensive play is what gets the emotion going, a sack, an interception, even a stop on 3rd down should get the players going. However, it seems that each of the last two or three DC's expect the Spartans to go toe-to-toe with opposing teams. It may be what RC wants, not to take chances on blitzes, and slants. If you see San Diego St., that's all they do on every play. They stack the line with 8 players and they are very successful. I see the Spartans on their heels most of the time because they are mainly outmanned. You can't just keep on taking punches and expect to be standing for 60 minutes. What happened to our D-backfield? That was supposed to be the strength of the D. In a way I do see that we are better on D, but we're not doing the little things to get us over the hump, and those little things do add up. Especially when the O can't move the ball. In the end the attitude of a team parallels the attitude of the HC. Only a coach with a different attitude can change our fortunes. I feel sorry for RC but he had big shoes to fill, not only replacing coach Mac, but the tough situation at SJSU. On the bright side he'll have earned over $2.5M. It would take me 20 years to earn that amount.
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