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  1. Not sure if serious. Crick was whipped all game, just as he has been this year. I said it a week ago that Crick has constantly been washed out of plays and his motor just hasn't been there all year. Today was no different. Very bad game from him. Not sure if serious. Crick was whipped all game, just as he has been this year. I said it a week ago that Crick has constantly been washed out of plays and his motor just hasn't been there all year. Today was no different. Very bad game from him. Crick has been our third best DLineman at times this year. I hope the posters who thought I was out of my mind for starting a thread for Cricks lack of fire and poor performance saw this. Two our most respected posters think the same thing. For whatever reason Crick is not performing up to par. Not only is he playing poorly, his effort is nowhere near where it needs to be.
  2. I think he has been one of the weakest links on the OL so far. Not sure - don't think this is injury-related. I wonder if Jake Cotton will get a look at LG too, considering he isn't starting at RG (I think Long is still there). 100% agree. For whatever reason he just doesn't look as strong physically as he needs to be. He has just not been able to lock on to blocks.
  3. huskers1

    Crick

    Lol What are you ten? Are we having a text conversation now? And someone made the comment that I didn't have an intelligent post. Expand on your three letters if you don't agree. Did you even go watch those plays? If you did then either you are a coach or player on the team and know exactly what the scheme and Crick were intended to do on those plays or you're blind.
  4. huskers1

    Crick

    Crick is not a big concern for me either. However, can you imagine (to not give the Suh comparison) Grant Wistrom, Vaden Bosch, Peter, etc. without giving a balls to the wall on every play? Great performances bring on great expectations and I know he can do so much better than he has the first two games. That's why I'm so frustrated. I'm hoping he picks it up starting the Washington game. When he starts dominating everyone on here will see what I'm talking about.
  5. huskers1

    Crick

    Ok let me specifically point out what plays I'm referring to: 1. 2:10 left in the 1st quarter-On this one he may have gotten held but he basically got thrown to the ground after just standing there. 2. 14:27 left in the 3rd quarter-Breaks through the line, however appears to be jogging then over-runs the play and appears to not even try to make the tackle-then gets thrown to the ground. This is the play I was talking about earlier when the commentator says "he over ran the play then just gets pushed to the ground". 3. 12:08 left in the 3rd quarter- jogs to the right then doesn't even fight to get back to the RB. Continues to just stand across from the RB while he runs for over 20 yards. 4. 8:19 left in the 3rd quarter-probably more of a run fit issue but Crick is just cat fighting w/ the lineman while the RB runs right up the middle for 15 yards. 5. 6:44 left in the 3rd quarter- Play goes for no gain but Crick again shows no want-to to get to the ball. Steinkhuler-lined up on the opposite side of the play-gets the tackle. This could have been more flow and hold plug by Crick. Still not good effort by Crick. 6. .08 seconds left in the 3rd-Crick, single teamed, gets pushed back about 7-8 yards. Ball going away from him but still showed no fight or want to to hit the RB. 7. 9:27 left in the 4th quarter-Crick, double teamed, nobody filled, but Crick got driven back and seemed completely content on just accounting for 2 linemen being taken up. 8. 7:25 left in the 4th quarter-Crick holds off lineman well but play literally goes right by him and instead of going for the tackle appears to jump to avoid David hitting his knees. Play goes for 5 yards when Crick had him for a loss. My point is not that Crick is not a good player or doesn't care about winning or the team. He did get held a hell of a lot and it's obvious he's an elite pass rusher. My point is that no matter if your double teamed, single teamed, play going away from you, whatever. You should want to get every hit on every player you can. You should want to damn near rip the other players heads off and he just appeared that he was perfectly fine with other players getting their licks in. Call me whatever you want but I saw what I saw and I've seen it 4 times now. I know I know-it's only 8 plays. However, there were countless others where if the play went away from him he would just jog down the line.
  6. huskers1

    Crick

    Go play a snap next to him and then give us an opinion on whether or not he is giving it his all. Yes bc that will really determine whether or not he's giving it his all. He did have about ten plays where he showed off how good he is. But he also had about 20 plays where I saw him almost literally just standing across from the guy who blocked him while the play was still going on. I'm not saying he would have made the play but at least bust your ass to attempt to. He didn't do that. I'm sorry to bust on our homegrown Husker but I saw these plays with my own eyes. If you can go back and watch the game do it.
  7. huskers1

    Crick

    What I'm talking about is his effort. I know one great attribute he has always had was his motor and want to. He has always played relentlessly and SO FAR this year he has not been his usual self when it comes to that. I'm not saying he's not supremely talented bc he obviously is. He's just not giving even close to the effort he has given in the past for whatever reason.
  8. huskers1

    Crick

    Dude I'm not comparing him to Suh and never said anything about Suh. He's a PRE-SEASON All American bc he had a great season last year. That was last year. This is this year. No I actually didn't see him get double teamed all that often. At times, sure. Go back and watch the game again. And if you can honestly tell me that you think Crick is giving max effort on every play-I still won't agree with you-but oh well.
  9. huskers1

    Crick

    I'm not comparing him to Suh at all. I don't expect him to be Suh or Glover or Peter or anyone else. What I do expect is that he plays as hard as he can on every play. If you watch the game again you will see him loafing around on a fair amount of the plays. It has nothing to do with rolling the pocket bc I obviously don't expect him to be able to get to the qb easily on those plays. It has to do with him getting blown off the ball on run plays. Or just playing patty-cake with the lineman not even trying to make it to the play. He needs to pick his effort up by about 50% at least. Yes the announcer said he just got shoved over. I remember him saying he hasn't called his name much as well but it was in addition to that comment.
  10. huskers1

    Crick

    After watching the game last night it's extremely disappointing that his effort is well below par. I don't know what his deal is but there were several, several plays where he just gets pushed around like a freakin high schooler. Even one of the announcers made the comment to the tone of "and crick just got pushed to the ground". If he's just saving his body so he doesn't get hurt he can just get the hell out of here now. It pisses me off to see someone that should be dominating get manhandled at times. If he's not going to give it his all then give me Guy or Rome any day.
  11. so maybe some guys on here, EZ or Skers, can explain to me why thorell and blatchford are playing...really is that just a joke or just to say he plays nebraska guys? They are in no way good enough to even play at let alone start at a place like Ohio. Why are they playing for us? On two plays Blatchford was beat by at least 2-3 yards. I think Mitchell is going to be outstanding, why can't he be put in the nickel? What about Washington? No joke, having David or Compton would probably be better than having Blatchford on a a slot receiver. I know it was the first game but the o line looked flat out terrible. I totally get the timing and spacing issues on the option and I also get that they had about 9 guys in the box and we didn't even try to go over the top but why such a lack of depth on the o line? For a walk on sophmore and a true freshman to be starting on the right side and a true sophomore to be starting at left guard is just mind blowing. You look at the defense and they are always talking about developing depth. Why has Cotton not done that on the o line? Where are guys like Ash, Qvale, and Thompson not been better developed? It just seems like there's always an excuse. Injuries, being young, new offense. Injuries are part of the game and at this point we shouldn't be young. Insight?
  12. I'm sorry if this has already been discussed but does anyone know what's going on with Cox? I have BTN in my package but it says Illinois is the game for the 2:30 slot. However, the 2:30 game for ESPN is TBA so is it possible that we are on ESPN? Also I noticed that Huskerpedia took off BTN as the program that is airing the game.
  13. Well obviously if he passes like that but those results were few and far between. I'm just wondering if that's from not being comfortable throwing the ball.
  14. Ok so I was watching highlights of the first few games from last year and Taylors throwing motion was quite a bit different. His delivery was more of a Tebow type. However, he was a hell of a lot more accurate and seemed to have more velocity on his passes. Then starting about the Washington game he appeared to migrate toward what his delivery looks like now which is incredibly awkward. Why the change? I know he was a good passer in high school and even the first 4 games or so last year he was pretty decent. Did Watson change his motion to what it is now? If so, why the hell did he change it to how it is now? He's never going to be a NFL QB so why not just let him throw it the way he's comfortable?
  15. Wow..in the words of Nick Bahe...ME LIKEY!
  16. Ok what I meant in my original statement was that every year since Bo got hired it's been "I think the fullback is going to have a much larger role" or "we should run more power I formation sets". Like Husker B-Rent has said, it's not coming back so what is the point of saying I wish we would do this or I wish we would do that? What I also meant by "pocket passer" wasn't your typical Sanchez or Barkley. What I meant is that our qb's would have to be more efficient with MUCH better pocket awareness. Right now our qb's do nothing but shift right into a blitz or rush-possibly aside from Carnes but he's still pretty much an unknown. The talk just turns into being annoying bc we aren't in our glory days, we aren't running the old option offense or power I sets and haven't for 10 years. To me it's on the same level of talk that makes me hate teams like Mizzou or Notre Dame because they think their program is on the same level as everyone else because of what they once did. We run the spread. We will as long as Bo is here I'm sure. It's going to be a hell of a year!
  17. Seriously I get the fact that the fullback has a huge part in husker history and it's usually a home-state husker playing the position but for the love of God please give up on the freaking power I. We haven't run an above average amount of I formation since the beginning of the 08' season, we have been recruiting qb's that are dual threat and we have been practicing the spread/zone read for over 3 years now. Do you guys want to put Taylor-a guy that has shown he has below average pocket presence and below average to average accuracy-to a pocket passer that's mainly under center? Do you want to move Taylor to a new position and put in Carnes and have another frosh at the starting qb spot? Do you want to start over and start recruiting pocket passers at qb? Bottom line we have dual threat, mainly run first qb's (possibly aside from Carnes and Kellog-a walk on)who's main weapon is their feet. T Mart-Def. run first Green-Def. not the greatest passer possibly will get moved to TE Carnes-Probably our best passer but still not polished enough to take the starting reins Kellog-Probably better passer but still not as polished as he would need to be to take over as starting qb
  18. Man Kenny Bell must just be tearing it up. Every time someone even talks about the offense Bell's name isn't too far behind. I'm looking for huge things from him this year.
  19. Who's the trio from LA that plan on going? The one appears to be a pretty highly rated OLB but currently has A&M and LSU as high and NU as low interest.
  20. My question would be going forward is what if we get this guy or another highly ranked guy? Do we move someone like Rome to DE? If we don't move someone to DE and we don't get a really highly ranked guy this year then we risk having a few of our most talented linemen on the sideline. Rome, Guy, Peat and Williams are going to be damn good IMO and if you throw in another highly ranked guy in this class that gives us five guys that will have to be on the field I think.
  21. Things that stood out to me: Antonio Bell is now listed at 200 lbs. Seems like in the past he's been around the 190 lb range so it's good to see him bulk up. L. David now listed at 220 lbs-hopefully he kept his blazing speed. Eric Martin listed at 250 lbs so he fits perfectly into the DE frame. Okuyemi is listed at 270 lbs! I thought this guy looked great on film so hopefully he can make some big strides this spring. Rome up to 295 lbs and I completely see this guy making a huge impact this year. Yusef Wade is in fact listed as a running back-if any of the reports are accurate we could see this guy be in the top three on the depth chart. It's pretty obvious that Dobson was doing some damn good work in the winter.
  22. The thing is why not have secondary violations? It really doesn't matter in any way. How many secondary violations has Ohio State had in the past ten years? Isn't it something like 400? Has that given them a bad reputation among the college football world? The recruiting world? Cut off ties to certain high schools? The answer is no to all. Look at the Tevin Mitchell situation. Secondary violation and no punishment. They get their guy, get a slap on the wrist and move on. In this case Georgia tells someone they have a secondary violations, gets a slap on the wrist and in the end gets a game changing, five star DE.
  23. Has a damn good frame for linebacker in the big ten. He must be pretty athletic if he had offers from bama us and penn state. I'd be pretty happy to see him come to NU although I don't think he'd be playing fullback.
  24. I would be willing to bet that he will be in the role that Tebow had when he was a frosh. More of a short yardage back, inside the 10 type of guy.
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