Happy Birthday Frank Beamer!
18 October 1946 A.D.
- Zac Efron,
- Jean-Claude Van Damme,
- Chuck Berry,
- Lindsey Vonn,
- Mike Ditka,
- the delicious Freida Pinto, and…
- Frank Beamer.
Happy 69th to my favorite Coach Beamer!
O&M Surgeon General’s warning:
If you are a P.A.T.T., or feel you may be preggers with a P.A.T.T., this may or may not be the the final 15 minutes of film-study for you.
If you do have a Y-chromosome and are a real man, who speaks truth to the power? BUCKLE UP! And hold onto your azz, this closer is one barroom brawl
of a wild, wild ride!
Eye in the Sky:
2Q 0:46 remaining:
Play of the game here folks, and when you slow it down, it was actually the Miami C who made it. As notice the rest of da U oLinemen remain down, in their 3-point stance’s or set in their 2-point stances on the left side; which is a very odd juxtaposition of said stances’, though I digress. As it was actually #68, C Nick Linder who makes this whole play possible in the first place by snapping the ball, early.
And yes, I did actually agree with the timeouts here as coach Beamer was trying to pin Miami back for a possible P&J max’ effort punt-block with the ‘Cane punter -4 yards deep into his very own endzone. Damn. This one may not have been the end all, although it was the beginning of the end to borrow from Winston Churchill.
Do you see what I see?
Because what I do not see is Michael Brewer in the sideline (in-game) first-half Timeout strategy Qb conference call huddle. Though wait, the plot thickens…
3Q 12:32 remaining:
Now here is where my mind truly went, as in gone, can not get with what this screen cap’ suggests. As it suggests, posits and avers a Qb12 who is anything and everything other than ready to go into the football game. And this suggests grasping at O&M straws, or desperation to me.
Just look at where Qb12 is standing?!? Is he in the sideline offensive huddle? No. He is a good 30 yards down the sideline, in an area of relative safety with the big-$ sideline pass heavy programs donors and photographers, listening in on the headsets, and far far removed from playing, getting ready to play, or anything else. This 30 yard McMillian jaunt pic’ has the look and feel of a Qb who had the day (rightfully) 100% off. And as much as I do still love this Staff? I will not not be the one defending them, here.
4th Q 13:39 remaining:
Part of me is no fan of some of these modern contact limiting rules. However, if we must have them, I do have a novel idea…
…why don’t we try enforcing them, as if this hit was not “Targeting”? I don’t know what is?
p.s. I must say that the post-hand-off play fakes carried out by MB12 would be laughable, if the whole situation was not so sorry. Who are we kidding that MB12 is gonna run the Qb-keeper off of any Read Option set with enough metal in his left shoulder to set off every airport metal-detector from here to Miami?
And where was our fight, our payback or revanche after the above cheap-shot M.Brewer personal foul? Which was the very definition of targeting. Now, I’m not saying an Eye for an Eye –or a clavicle for a clavicle in this particular case. Though by God at least pick up the Biblical jawbone and and jack somebodies ass up from Miami with it; legally, between the whistles. Come on men! Don’t go gently into that (bad) night!
4th Q 7:25 remaining:
Now this is just an INSANE throw by my boy Michael Brewer, even with a healthy clavicle. Never mind with a 1-plate 6-screw busted one! Talk about dropping a looping Sonny Jurgensen ‘esque lob pass down into the Wes Unseld post?!? Lawsy!
As Brewer somehow put this one about 1” off to the left, just barely off center from being entirely perfectly square right between the numbers 100th percentile touchdown throw. And I have to say this is the tenth or so throw from Michael Brewer than has been on that hard to believe threading a needle yet oh so soft and easy to catch Joe Montana level in 1.5 years. (READERs note: do observe the fall-away M.L.B. pitcher release point self-protect shoulder turn mechanics that only one Tech football writer that I know of managed to correctly predict last week)
Michael Brewer’s Time To Throw:©
Let’s see, the good news is all 4 of MB12’s pass attempts were actually caught by someone. The bad news is that 25% of them were caught by Miami and the even worse news is that Qb1’s 6-screw left-shoulder drew contact on 75% of his throws. The odd part is he had a good clean cup on the INT, and threw 3 tip-top passes before that, all of which were under pressure. Go fig’? An odd thing this oblong spheroid we call football. And even if we improve this by say 25%, what is the Vegas O/U on MB12’s survivalibility duration at 50% contacts for as long as he lasts?
- 3rd Q: 0 yards passing, 0 completions, combined! Never ever seen that one before from two teams. Have you?
- PRAISE be to OXVT for this nugget: …the 2015 defense is on pace for its lowest projected sack total (26) in a quarter of a century (199o)!
- Sunshine state boys shown and brightly, as Maddy played like a mad-dog with his tail on fire, Ford had a nice homecoming game, and Dadi sure hustled; even if his busted hand has totally mucked up his ability to actually, tackle.
- Travon McMillian is only averaging a first down every 2 carries with 4.2 yards to spare! And get this, I watched him good and hard, he had an easy yet strident walk back to the huddle after an elongated sideline carry. I saw this on a near side hashmark to far side outta bounds run vs. Miami in the 4th Q. Did not bother him 1 iota. This kid may have that rarefied John Riggins pulmonary D.n.a. whereby he grows stronger as the game goes longer. Why not give him the rock 20 times and see what happens?
- Deon Clarke is something of a loose-cannon out there at times, almost a verbal fire-hose that a few extra firemen need to lasso and hold down. However, at least he responds, at least he ain’t got no back-down when the game heats up. I’ve been critical of Deon’s hot-hotheadedness in the past. However, on a team that seems like wet tinder or feckless when chasing? You need all the amped up sparkplugs you can get.
- 121st in fewest Penalties, dang.
- The unblocked Tuaman has improve? Yes, significantly. Though I’d love for Will or Chris or Andy to whomever: to ask Bud, what % of the time the Tuaman is in a scripted red-dog or blitz; and what % of the time Tuaman just hard charges the ‘rong Gap? (as he went against the play-side numerous times yesterday) It is almost like he is a David Wilson over on D, unless this has nothing to do with his field-vision and Bud has commanded him to attack the left A-gap or the right A-gap. His open-field tacking is much much better. His E-W geometry is better. (not as shallow any more). He has always hustled. And he’s actually not that bad in pass-protect.
- 92nd in Pass Protect, and slipping.
- Though Pride & Joy and our Special Team’s coach have been money, 0 blocks allowed for 1st-best and 14th best in blocks achieved thus far says so.
I’m starting to wonder how many more punches this aging champion can take?
Twilight late in a Hall of Fame career I mean. And make no mistake here, this warhorse champ’ has been rocked a couple of times in the last 3.5 years by punches this champ’ used to see coming.
That’s never a good sign men.
This is where you cringe a bit -even when he wins- because YOUR beloved champion is still in there trading leather. When deep down you know something could happen at the proverbial any moment, and the 12th round of the 1st-ballot career can not go “ding”, W L or D, soon enough. Power may be the last thing to go, though reflexes and therefore Defense are the first thing to go. Don’t believe me? Just ask our 83rd in rushing defense stop-unit. And although this may not be a “shot fighter” per se in the vernacular of the the squared-circle, this is a champion that is in extreme danger of becoming a “gatekeeper” to complete the fistic metaphor. Maybe a turnstile, or possibly worse, food. As I sense that this aging as I type champion is just about to get caught, “bang” on the chin.
(then astrohokiebob wrote this in reply on the TSL Pay MB)
“Am I so selfish that all I care about is winning? No, I want to win but there are more important events playing out right now. Coach may be walking the sidelines for the last times… That is what is important. Relish the time to watch the man who has given and continues to give so much to you and me… win or lose that is how I see it. It is his time not mine or ours… IT IS OVATION TIME. Thanks again bourbonstreet.”
Virginia Tech=2o, Miami=30