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  1. I've seen it 2-3 times, but there's no reason to run it with RKIII.
  2. Poor decision there. Also rather predictable play call. Feel like we see that RB wheel route every time we line up in the diamond.
  3. This. Martinez had turf toe his freshman year as well, and he came back as a very effective runner both his sophomore and junior years. Don't know when he'll be fully healthy again after this injury, or when he'll be effective again, but if he gets back to 100%, you're crazy not to put a guy like that in the game. He knows the whole offense, he can progress through his reads, he's a threat to score on any given play, and he is among the most accurate passers in the conference (even after going up against defenses like Michigan and Michigan State, which TA has not done yet). Also kinda tire
  4. This. Martinez had turf toe his freshman year as well, and he came back as a very effective runner both his sophomore and junior years. Don't know when he'll be fully healthy again after this injury, or when he'll be effective again, but if he gets back to 100%, you're crazy not to put a guy like that in the game. He knows the whole offense, he can progress through his reads, he's a threat to score on any given play, and he is among the most accurate passers in the conference (even after going up against defenses like Michigan and Michigan State, which TA has not done yet). Also kinda tir
  5. Coming into this game, I thought that Tommy was the more accurate thrower, but now I'm not sure. TA threw a lot of high balls today, and was bailed out by his receivers a number of times. The Kenny Bell grab was ridiculous, Quincy Enunwa had to make a great catch on that second TD of the game, and TA flat out missed Tre Foster wide open in the end zone. TA played well, but I'm looking forward to seeing what Taylor can do when he's healthy. Then, if Taylor struggles, go with TA.
  6. Well, there is a bit of truth to this. I doubt these guys could hang within four TDs of tOSU or Wisconsin. Or probably Michigan. OTOH, Illinois might be about on par with Iowa this year. Probably better than Minnesota and Purdue. Don't look now, but Iowa's beating MSU.
  7. I think some believe an outside run is more suited to Ameer than IC Imani can't just run between the tackles every time he's on the field. THAT would be poor playcalling, because it would be predictable. Cross has to have the presence of mind to get forward and stay out of the endzone. That's basic common sense stuff for the RB position.
  8. So, honest question here - if Lou Holtz said it... Does that make it more true or less?
  9. Why are people blaming Beck for the safety? That makes no sense. Cross is the one who ran back into his own end zone. That has nothing to do with playcalling, it's just a boneheaded mistake.
  10. Love how Armstrong looks. Love how the offense looks. Disagree about Martinez, though - want to see him healthy running the offense with everybody on that unit executing the way they have been the past few games.
  11. Zach Zenner rushed for 4 yards on 8 carries against NDSU today.

    1. huskerhill

      huskerhill

      Only 8 carries because SDSU knew they couldn't run it

    2. Fuzzy

      Fuzzy

      SDSU played Craig Bohl and the NDSU Bisons. They moved to 4 - 0.

    3. Chaddyboxer

      Chaddyboxer

      f#*k it...let NDSU have Bama

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  12. Personally, my favorite new student tradition is the "Nebraska Birdman."
  13. Are you kidding me? Do you even know what a passing efficiency rating is? Yeah, Smith has thrown for more than double the yards Martinez has. He's also thrown more than double the attempts. THAT'S WHY WE HAVE A PASSING EFFICIENCY RATING.
  14. There are some things RKIII does better than Taylor. There are some things Tommy Armstrong does better than Taylor. But neither of them have shown it against a remotely quality opponent. And neither of them can do this: and btw, for all the flack Taylor catches regarding his passing... He's currently 26th in the nation in pass efficiency - 2 spots ahead of Brett Smith.
  15. People really need to stop saying this. South Dakota State could beat Southern Miss. these FCS teams are starting to be a non gimmie game. They are capable of beating us and yes even better than the bottom rung of the FBS teams. I don't think any FCS team should be taken lightly, but it's getting a little out of hand. North Dakota State made a lot of noise by beating K-State to start the season - but K-State is clearly average this year or worse - they just got manhandled by a Texas team whose coach is as good as gone. This stat has been thrown around a lot, but apparently peopl
  16. The thing that helped Ameer's play yesterday was that SDSU's front seven was no match at all for our offensive line. It's pretty simple. And that we had a QB that was running the football as well. Not when RKIII was in the game, and when he was, the offense didn't miss a beat.
  17. It probably has at least something to do with QB play, whether you choose to be convinced or not. It's no secret a QB that can run and/or push the ball down the field will only help his running back. Obviously SDSU was over-matched physically (much like Wyoming and Southern Miss), but I fail to see how you fail to see how having a QB that can keep a defense honest will help open up running lanes. Of course having a QB who can keep a defense honest will help open up running lanes. That's just not what was happening yesterday. Go back and watch the offensive line if you don't be
  18. The thing that helped Ameer's play yesterday was that SDSU's front seven was no match at all for our offensive line. It's pretty simple.
  19. I don't remember a single game like this. Green had a lot of potential and athletic ability but he always looked a bit lost back there. Colorado 2010. No. They were extremely conservative with Cody that game. Don't believe anyone came away impressed with Cody after the game. Heck Rex ended up with more passing touchdowns than him in that game. And I'd argue that the Colorado defense that year was as bad or worse than SDSU. Tommy to me looked to have complete control of this offense and he's only a freshman. Plus even against Southern Miss our offense struggled at first with th
  20. They did limit Green more than they limited Armstrong and Kellogg, but it was also Shawn Watson's offense, and Green led the offense to 45 points against an FBS team. The point is - don't overreact. Armstrong and Kellogg are both good backup QBs - but they played against an FCS squad that was severely outmanned at every position on their defense. Think about the one-to-one match ups they had to face yesterday. Offenses usually have to try to create mismatches - that wasn't even remotely necessary for us yesterday, anywhere on the field. This conversation would make more sense to me i
  21. When one fan base is upset about the play of the returning first-team all-conference QB, it might be because his play has been sub-par and they really need to look at other options. When two fan bases are upset about the play of their returning first-team all-conference QB's and are calling for a change, it might be an excellent demonstration of how fans think that plugging in the backup QB will solve all of their offensive problems.
  22. I don't remember a single game like this. Green had a lot of potential and athletic ability but he always looked a bit lost back there. Colorado 2010.
  23. Anybody who didn't notice how different the offensive line was against SDSU just watches the ball every play.
  24. If every QB the fans anointed as the next Tommie Frazier really was the next Tommie Frazier, Nebraska would have won approximately 13 more national championships since 1997. We're definitely right this time, though.
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