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As I posted on another thread, I am interested to get everyone's take on where we have defensive breakdowns, and why. I've divided things up into 4 categories of potential failure. Perhaps there are others. I've broken them down like this:
1. Player talent
Are we really recruiting and playing good talented players? Are they not as athletic as the teams we are playing?
2. Player performance
Do we have the stud players, but they just aren't performing up to their capabilities? Are they not making plays when they should be?
3. Coach talent
Are our defensive coaches trendsetters on defensive schemes? Are they able to outcoach a stellar offensive mind? Do they make proper halftime adjustments?
4. Coach performance
Do they make the wrong calls during the game? Should they be blitzing more in certain situations? Do they not put us in the right play at the right time?
I want to see a % by each number, and why. This is intended to be an honest discussion of the facts related to what we have seen on the field. All are welcome to comment.
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Let's do some simple math. Stop CU 4 times on 3rd down.
Result: 4 add'l Offensive Opportunities; more points for Auburn (say 10); then a minimum of 12 less defensive plays; and less points (say 7) scored by Clemson. Final score 34-27 Auburn win.
How many times can you say that Auburn should have stopped CU on 3rd down?
Fix that and mix in a turnover or two and this defense might make it enough for the offense to out score a good team or two; or dare I say three.
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