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- Aug 24, 2007
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I'll throw a mention in for Adam Cox, that dude could block.I’ll say it. Pottebaum may be the best Iowa fullback of the ferentz era. Not the biggest, not the fastest or most athletic, but that dude run blocks better than any other fullback hawk I’ve seen. He hits center of gravity on the move and drives forward every time.
He's really good. I was a big fan of Kulick when he was healthy. They've had a pretty good run of ass kickers recently but you're right, he doesn't seem to miss.I’ll say it. Pottebaum may be the best Iowa fullback of the ferentz era. Not the biggest, not the fastest or most athletic, but that dude run blocks better than any other fullback hawk I’ve seen. He hits center of gravity on the move and drives forward every time.
Allen is the standard but he's almost a different category. He was a specimen. 72 touches for 500+ total yards and 8 total TDs in '01. I don't know if you'd want/convince an athlete like that to be a FB in today's game.Jeremy Allen.
But Pottebaum is awesome. I love how they’re moving him down by the TE in some of the formations as well.
I think they were just looking at him as a bigger RB when he committed in spring '08. Jewel and ARob weren't big guys and neither was the guy they were trying to get (Wegher). Then they got Coker committed as the big back, there wasn't really a good backup to Morse at FB and Rogers needed a more useful role than 5th team RB.Brad Rogers was pretty awesome until he had to stop playing football. Was a guy they offered a scholarship to play fullback if I remember right.
Mikey pointed it out in chat "Does anyone else feel like Brian is just trying shit out?" or something like that.I kind of thought the end of the first half was the arrival of the QB the coaches seemed to love so much before the season.
But Doug is correct about Brian. He really did get cute too often, particularly in the second half. Iowa was gashing them running downhill.
They'd pick up 6 or so on first down, then Brian would approach second down like a free play to get Petras going. After an incompletion, they'd run to the short side and end up punting on a 4th and two.
Just accept Petras is what he at this point and lean on your run game.
It was, but it seemed like there were 4-5 passes where I said,"Damn, he threw that ball 100 mph" and the receivers made great catches. They drop those, and it's the same issue he's been having.That was easily Petras best game, and he made some actual good plays. At least we have hope he cam get better.
Pop quiz. Without searching....where do kids from Larchwood go to HS?Rewatching the game through the first half. Some thoughts:
Spencer was better, but our receivers are fuckin awesome and bailed him out a lot. Ragaini made a couple acrobatic catches in the first half and with all the talent we have on the outside, he's the sure handed cracker we need with a shitty QB.
Our RBs are amazing. Goodson is great on first and second down, but if you need a yard or two, give that shit to Mekhi. Runs hard without thinking.
With that offensive line, in 2020 we may never lose again. We seem to never have it all perfect at Iowa on offense, but an adequate QB this year would have us regularly putting up 40-50.
Lastly, we get this fucker two more years? Sign me the fuck up. I like to think Monte sits around listening to Poison and White Snake. From Larchwood, Iowa, population 906, and that guy fucks.
Yesterday gives me hope our boy Petras might figure it out. I keep giving him the benefit of the doubt.His best throw was the one LaPorta only got one hand on. He definitely has a fucking cannon.
Exactly. He wasn’t awesome but there is some hope.Yesterday gives me hope our boy Petras might figure it out. I keep giving him the benefit of the doubt.
No fall camp.
No warm up shitty teams in a packed Kinnick.
He's only a soph.
But, PSU fucking sucks.
I just don’t understand the logic of it. They have to know that they run short side a disproportionately high number of times. Why keep doing it?I think what pisses me off about the stretch most is that they seem to run it right away in a drive and it results in a 3 yard loss. When it's the 3rd or 4th running play of the drive when you are shoving it on them it's much more effective. The ratio of shortside runs is a problem I don't think will ever be fixed.
Exactly. We built a comfortable lead and the defense established control. The job of a play caller isn't just to have the highest probability of getting necessary yards on the next play.I’m going to disagree here.
That was the perfect situation to try to get your QB some confidence. They were up 31-7. A bad snap, a missed field goal and a defense that rarely gives up big plays gives up a 75 yard bomb made it feel uncomfortable.
Doing nothing but handing it off there accomplishes nothing for his development. If he was at the stage Stanley was his junior and senior years, yeah just run out the clock.
Do they actually run it a disproportionality high number of times or do you just focus on the times it doesn't work so it feels like it? What are we talking about yesterday, like 3 plays?I just don’t understand the logic of it. They have to know that they run short side a disproportionately high number of times. Why keep doing it?