Your WINNING Pittsburgh Eye in the Sky (part II)

Virginia Tech=19, Pittsburgh=9

(thanks to and courtesy of The A.C.C. Digital Network)

3Q 13:42 remaining:
Odd=left, even=right.
Memo to Trey: learn it bro’!
(don’t let Pee Wee things like this keep you off the field bro’)

Friendly fire 1o1:
Friendly fire 1o1:

3Q 8:35 remaining:
Yah I’d say that Wr blocking has improved under coach Moorehead just a bit; and I’d further say that #23 of Pitt would agry. Ditto #23’s ass, as that’s exactly what two-three got knocked onto. Thanks to a nice comeback steal by #82 the Byne kid; who you really should like more than a little bit for the way he plays the game; already. (#stolen)

3Q 6:06 remaining: (see: above pic)
Why does #6 of Pitt hate #28 of Pitt? Geez! Talk about your Panther on Panther crime! (just watch the end of the play as #6 had run a long way; and by God he was gonna hit somebody; anybody at that, as six knocked two-eight a good five-yards off the keeper carry by LT3. WOW!)

Looks worse than it is; I think...
Looks worse than it is; I think…

3Q remaining:
You tell me? Because if you are a Pitt Panther coach; I could see why you might have been screaming for the auto-Ejection on this one for what a true Hokie fan would label the arm-extension and what a Panther booster would deign an outright left-cross punch that cost #8 his helmet.

Either way; a blind-man can see the change in the Grimes oLine demeanor with his cane; and so can #8‘s head. #Grimey, #efforting

3Q | 4Q boundary:
Pitt amassed a whopping -18, that’s negative eighteen feet worth of total offense in the third stanza of play!

4Q 8:03 remaining:
The best Dt in the Coastal Division? The best Dt in the whole darn A.c.c.? Maybe even the best Dt in America? Maybe; however, on this particular play “skip” Hopkins got drilled, pancaked and nearly abused on a wicked down-block by the left-G of the Pittsburgh Panthers. I point this out not to be divisive or droll. I point it out because it is the best 1-Gap over hit I’ve seen all year long! This harkens back to former Panther Bill Fralic’s devastating trap-blocking days for Pitt; way back when. (that, and the fact that D.Hop is so damn good, you prolly won’t ever see this one again; at least not in Chicago Maroon terms)



Finally, I also point this play out so that you will observe #98 grabbing his left–knee in unpublished terms on the accidental friendly-fire Hi-Lo by Luther Maddy at the end of the play. Nobody else is covering this. #Eye(s) Wide Shut.

4Q 5:45 remaining:
The real-time play here did not do a whole lot for me; beyond a negative scratch mark in my blocking column. However, the replay really speaks volumes. Notice the left-hand lean away from the left-hand Lo and the right-hand Hi incoming Pitt Panther pressure by LT3 on this throw. As LT3 got sammwiched by a ugly looking Hi-Lo by the Panther edge rushers here. In the past; this was code for what; the former America’s Cup savvy sailing throw –maybe even an intercepted pass in a worst case scenario? Yah; and I do still wanna see LT3 make this throw under Playboy savvy “full frontal” pressure right up the A-gap gut. However, and that caveat firmly in place; this is a Professional or Sunday caliber throw indeed men. Make no mistake on that. #improved #props

"Boom! Boom! Pow!"
“Boom! Boom! Pow!”

p.s. note in the “heavy” formation; you follow the H-back or Fb on his pre-snap chop-steps to the key the play nine times outta 10; someone worried about this all spring/August

4Q 2:24 remaining:
#34 Jarrett is a lotta things; a really underrated hitter being among them. Don’t believe me? Just ask #15 D.Street of Pitt who absorbed a massive shoulder-violence tackle upstairs on the Go route along the Virginia Tech sideline in a perfectly fierce and likewise perfectly legal (non-spearing) collision-hit along the sideline.

4Q 1:46 remaining:
The game is sown up, most guys are playing to run out the clock and/or avoid injury at this stage. Not #45, “Drago” Rogers who totally keeps his legs churning and ultimately pancakes the rather athletically gifted #25 of Pittsburgh along the Panther sideline as  our very own Rocky III Ivan Drago scarped two-five off the LT3 pile. You just gotta LOVE a kid who plays the game like this folks! “Four-five must, break, vou!”

Twenty-thirteen Tackling is so very much improved ... because of what?

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Time To Throw (T3)©
Virginia Tech offense:
Qb pressures=11
Qb Hurries=1
Qb hits=2o

Pittsburgh offense:
Sacked=9 (I counted the 2-point conversion Sack)
Qb pressures=16
Qb Hurries=o
Qb hits=2o!

VT Drops=2
(not ½ bad, not bad at all)

Much much better!
Much much better!


Film-study Corrected Score:
Recall that VT missed one makeable FGA; left one dropped INT out on the field, and basically gave Pittsburgh an early Christmas present on the overly-aggressive Bud Stout 2nd Quarter blitz that set up the opening Pitt FG. Finally, we had a tripped up 2-point conversion return; and Pitt did earn one rightful major (or TD) to their credit. That’s no worse than the following in utopian and simultaneously objectified tape-breaking terms:
Virginia Tech=3o, Pitt=6


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  1. Good stuff. I was just wondering what happened to Eye in the Sky this year – I must’ve just not noticed it popping up in the news feed

    1. Bstreet just got going on his new site, and we just added him into the news feed on TSL yesterday. Glad he’s up and running!

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