Its not how many yards you rush for, its how many times you rush the ball.
-Charlie Weiss, yesterday..
Those words represent my thoughts entirely. When you have a 17 point lead in the 4th quarter, run the ball, run the ball, run the ball. And when you’re tired of running the ball–be it for 1,2, -2, or 3 yards, run the ball some more. So what do we do?–run the ball, throw the ball for a 1 yard gain, throw the ball for a 3 yard loss–with everything to the outside and NOTHING up the middle. Even worse, instead of eating 2 minutes per possession at minimum, we eat all of 41 seconds…
I suppose that the Coaches argument is that running up the middle was impossible with the safety pinching up–which leads me to the question: then what the hell was Brink doing? If you have 15 guys and their mothers at the line of scrimmage, is the best that you can do is -3 yards passing (excluding the last 42 seconds)?
Again, this is the SECOND time that Brink has TOTALLY COLLAPSED in the second half. The THIRD time that he has been absolutely unable to rally the troops to get a game clinching score. How much longer can that be defended?
Either Brink needs to be benched, or the coaching staff needs to be fired (other than Yarno, who has these guys playing better than ever–did you notice no holding or procedure penalties)?. Either its time for some of the coaches to step down, or its time to bench little Alex..
The saddest thing of all, is that we will see #10 run out in the Berkeley night next Saturday. He’ll lead us to a halftime lead, and then we’ll lose again in the second half: the coaches will talk about the need of the D to finish, blah, blah, blah…
Until Josh Swogger plays and flails for a couple of games–I can not stomach watching Alex Brink anymore. And as long as #10 is on the field without seeing an alternative, quite frankly, I don’t care what they do anymore….
Consider me a 3 day a week poster instead of 7..
But, if we can just win next week……………………