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Sheesh. Its hard to understand how someone could have this negative of a view of the football team.

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If he's the weak link then who's the strength? Maybe the defense as a whole wasn't as good as our best competition.
04-18-2017 09:19 AM
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Addison had one of the best performances at corner last year in program history. Not sure what is gained by tearing him down because he didn't show well against several Top 50 teams. He doesn't have elite speed / quickness, but he has really played well for a guy that was originally a walk on.
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(04-18-2017 09:39 AM)odufansam Wrote:  Addison had one of the best performances at corner last year in program history.


Kinda of damning with faint praise isn't that? CB has been a weakness from day 1. By your own words then, he is an undersized and slow CB. Why then is he still one of our starters? What does that say about our talent and depth? I respect everything he has done. I'm just hoping for bigger and faster.

At least he isn't the mimi-me CBs we had for all those years.....Had we had Addison on the teams that lost playoff games against GA Southern we might well have won one of those games. Our defensive backfield was horrible. But we aren't FCS anymore, we should be bigger and faster than before, and this past Saturday I didn't see a lot to make me be hopeful for this season. At least not for games against the better teams on the schedule.
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He's starting because he's one of the best corners in the league. And last year he had 10 pass breakups, which was by far the highest on the team. To compare, Young had 6. In 2016, Addison had 11 pass breakups, Young had 8. He was recognized by Phil Steele as 3rd team corner. A better question would be, why would he not be starting?

FWIW, the secondary has performed well over the past 2 years.
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(04-17-2017 02:28 PM)ODU True Blue Wrote:  He made 3rd team by doing very well against all the slugs we played. We played 3 good teams last year and the defense got crushed. I just went through the stats for those 3 games. He had combined ZERO interceptions and ZERO passes broken up. Against good teams he was outclassed. Let's come back to this discussion this year after the WKY game. By then we'll have played the 3 very good teams on our schedule, UNC, Tek and WKY. If he improves in the games against good teams I'll eat crow. Until then he is a weak link in out secondary.

If he is the weak link in our secondary then we must have the best secondary in CUSA.
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Yes we had a great secondary against all the weak teams on our schedule. We only gave up 21 TD passes which is fabulously good - no sarcasm. But 8 were to two teams. The two best we played, NC State and WKY. 13 TDs passes allowed in the other 11 games. It doesn't get any better than that. But how much of that was due to the teams we played and how much to how well the defense did? Until we can stop the better teams, and reverse the trend of giving up an avg of 45+ points per game to the good teams we play, I will not buy into this defense. I will repeat, for all the stats you can quote about Addison, I will point to 0 passes intercepted and 0 passes defended/broken up against APP St, NC State and WKY - all losses.
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(04-18-2017 03:02 PM)ODU True Blue Wrote:  Yes we had a great secondary against all the weak teams on our schedule. We only gave up 21 TD passes which is fabulously good - no sarcasm. But 8 were to two teams. The two best we played, NC State and WKY. 13 TDs passes allowed in the other 11 games. It doesn't get any better than that. But how much of that was due to the teams we played and how much to how well the defense did? Until we can stop the better teams, and reverse the trend of giving up an avg of 45+ points per game to the good teams we play, I will not buy into this defense. I will repeat, for all the stats you can quote about Addison, I will point to 0 passes intercepted and 0 passes defended/broken up against APP St, NC State and WKY - all losses.

It's not all on the secondary. We got very little pressure in those games.
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(04-18-2017 03:02 PM)ODU True Blue Wrote:  Yes we had a great secondary against all the weak teams on our schedule. We only gave up 21 TD passes which is fabulously good - no sarcasm. But 8 were to two teams. The two best we played, NC State and WKY. 13 TDs passes allowed in the other 11 games. It doesn't get any better than that. But how much of that was due to the teams we played and how much to how well the defense did? Until we can stop the better teams, and reverse the trend of giving up an avg of 45+ points per game to the good teams we play, I will not buy into this defense. I will repeat, for all the stats you can quote about Addison, I will point to 0 passes intercepted and 0 passes defended/broken up against APP St, NC State and WKY - all losses.
Those are the teams we play. We aren't in the ACC.

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(04-18-2017 03:02 PM)ODU True Blue Wrote:  Yes we had a great secondary against all the weak teams on our schedule. We only gave up 21 TD passes which is fabulously good - no sarcasm. But 8 were to two teams. The two best we played, NC State and WKY. 13 TDs passes allowed in the other 11 games. It doesn't get any better than that. But how much of that was due to the teams we played and how much to how well the defense did? Until we can stop the better teams, and reverse the trend of giving up an avg of 45+ points per game to the good teams we play, I will not buy into this defense. I will repeat, for all the stats you can quote about Addison, I will point to 0 passes intercepted and 0 passes defended/broken up against APP St, NC State and WKY - all losses.

How many yards did he give up?
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