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12 hours ago, ndobney said:

 The recipe for disaster is our o line vs their d line

This is the biggest thing people should be sweating.  Doesn't matter who is taking the snaps, or toting the ball at RB, they all look mediocre/not developed/under talented/whatever due to the sieve that is the OLine.  I mean as Baller Bob asked, " Can you see the strain?"

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20 minutes ago, PaulCrewe said:

This is the biggest thing people should be sweating.  Doesn't matter who is taking the snaps, or toting the ball at RB, they all look mediocre/not developed/under talented/whatever due to the sieve that is the OLine.  I mean as Baller Bob asked, " Can you see the strain?"

Mostly this, but Adrian has an escape ability that really does help.  He escaped at least 5 sacks in the OU game alone I was at in person to witness up close.  We will see how Smothers can do escaping or if Iowa has 10 sacks like a lot of teams should have had against us this year. 

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49 minutes ago, PaulCrewe said:

This is the biggest thing people should be sweating.  Doesn't matter who is taking the snaps, or toting the ball at RB, they all look mediocre/not developed/under talented/whatever due to the sieve that is the OLine.  I mean as Baller Bob asked, " Can you see the strain?"

One thing I am hoping, as I REALLY want NU to get the win, is that Smother's inexperience might actually help.  He will probably not go through (or try to) all of the progressions that AM did.  I also think that his "internal QB clock" will be much quicker than AM's.  Where AM would stay in the pocket too long IMO and leave yards on the field, Smothers will take off.  At the first sign of pressure or pocket collapse he will be gone.  He doesn't have the "pocket presence" to slide up into the pocket. If Iowa goes all in to get in the backfield, I think his inexperience will have him running early and often. At least that is what I am hoping.  Our OL, is at times, offensive.

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16 hours ago, Comish said:

On the contrary, he's had quite a bit of reps with the number 1's the last three or four weeks as Martinez has rarely practiced because of injury.

Three to four weeks of practice doesn't exactly make you smooth at it. Besides, are the same backs he got those 4 weeks with the same ones starting? Hell I've been "practicing" the guitar for years and I'm no where close to EVH lol.

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3 hours ago, Cornbred said:

Three to four weeks of practice doesn't exactly make you smooth at it. Besides, are the same backs he got those 4 weeks with the same ones starting? Hell I've been "practicing" the guitar for years and I'm no where close to EVH lol.

To be clear, It's obviously not ideal. I'm just pointing out that because of Adrian's history and multiple season long injuries,  it's not as dire as it otherwise might be.

Just looking for something positive.

And good luck with that guitar....

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7 hours ago, PaulCrewe said:

This is the biggest thing people should be sweating.  Doesn't matter who is taking the snaps, or toting the ball at RB, they all look mediocre/not developed/under talented/whatever due to the sieve that is the OLine.  I mean as Baller Bob asked, " Can you see the strain?"

Yeah I don't have much expectations for Smothers but if he does come out and does well. Actually I'll shut up why jinx the kid

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4 minutes ago, ndobney said:

Yeah I don't have much expectations for Smothers but if he does come out and does well. Actually I'll shut up why jinx the kid

Haha. Shhhhh.

 

I just hate that it is the last game.  And another year of no Huskers in the pre-season.  Crazy thing is this is the 2nd class (in a row) of HS seniors who have never seen the Huskers in the post season.  That's gotta change.

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We might not be the only one starting some new players - rumor on Hawkeyes board that the flu is going around in their camp.

 

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Padilla and Petras. Sounds like it might not just be them. Running through several on the team.

 

https://iowa.forums.rivals.com/threads/lounge-has-thread-on-qb1-qb2-being-out-with-the-flu.376023/

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