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RE: Aztec Game Thoughts
(10-02-2017 04:25 PM)McQuervo Wrote:  You guys have a well coached team. Interesting as I just re-watched the game, out west generally the Pac 12 officiating gets the comments, MWC officiating is ok, usually, however those MAC officials called an extremely tight/petty game. Curious as to your thoughts on that subject?

Completely different team than the one we faced last year- expect good things this season!

Except for the turnovers that was the best our offense played this year. It was also the best defensive effort maybe in history of the school. MAC officiating is pretty inconsistent. Some crews call it tight, some let a lot go, some are just bad. We usually get a raw deal in the B10 games so it was nice seeing the breaks go out way in a big game.
10-02-2017 04:33 PM
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Officiating crews may call a game tighter when they feel it is getting out of hand. It sounds as if there was a lot of trash talking prior to and during the game. That's probably why the officials were calling personal fouls and trying to get control of the game.
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(10-02-2017 12:18 AM)sportsfan Wrote:  
(10-01-2017 10:57 PM)VegasHuskie Wrote:  * Huff has NFL skills. He has the speed and power to control a game. Inexplicable why he hasn't been utilized to his fullest potential

* Santacaterina shows promise, but his poor throwing mechanics will be a hindrance to his development

* This might be the best defense NIU has put on the gridiron in a decade. We are well coached and we have recruited well (seemingly). I mentioned "might" because it is still early and it remains to be seen how our defensive staff reacts to the adjustments opposing offenses make as more tape on our scheming becomes available

* Handing down a mere one game suspension is embarrassing to our program. The dirty play was caught vividly on camera on a nationally televised game. There is a big difference between a cheap shot and a dirty play. A cheap shot gets you a one game suspension; a dirty play should merit much more. You don't mess with someone's eyes.

* To illustrate my point, Danny Trevathan got two games from the NFL. To me, that was a classic example of a cheap shot. I didn't find that nearly as egregious as what our kid did to Penny.

* Our special teams are awful and they will cost this team victories if they are not shored up. Is there not a kid on this roster that can kick a football all the way to the end zone? He doesn't have to have pinpoint accuracy - just kick it a long way. There has to be someone

* We are strong and athletic on the line of scrimmage. I don't feel as if this Huskie team would be overmatched physically by many teams. Kudos to our strength and conditioning coaches

* Love the old school white uniforms. I sort of liked the numbers on the helmets, however I would prefer to see the "NIU" for branding purposes, particularly when it is a nationally televised game against a ranked opponent

* The camera caught Coach Carey laying into Santacaterina after his untimely interception at the end of the game. What kind of a man lashes out at his nineteen year old inexperienced quarterback after the kid makes an ill-advised throw? There is a time and place to get on a kid, but it is NOT in heat of moment when the young man is devastated because he feels like he just let down his entire team. There was a possibility that NIU might need Santacaterina to come back on the field and win the game. Breaking his spirit isn't going to do a bit of good. Coach Carey is a punk, he'll always be a punk, and this program needs to be rid of him

Well, I listened to the game and the NIu
sideline guy said that Carey was emphasizing positives to Santa C and that he was still having a great game and was coaching him up while explaining what he had to do and what he did wrong. This from a guy who was standing there on the sideline. Sorry, but your thoughts don't hold water here. Haters gonna hate.
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(10-02-2017 04:55 PM)huskie1stdown Wrote:  
(10-02-2017 12:18 AM)sportsfan Wrote:  
(10-01-2017 10:57 PM)VegasHuskie Wrote:  * Huff has NFL skills. He has the speed and power to control a game. Inexplicable why he hasn't been utilized to his fullest potential

* Santacaterina shows promise, but his poor throwing mechanics will be a hindrance to his development

* This might be the best defense NIU has put on the gridiron in a decade. We are well coached and we have recruited well (seemingly). I mentioned "might" because it is still early and it remains to be seen how our defensive staff reacts to the adjustments opposing offenses make as more tape on our scheming becomes available

* Handing down a mere one game suspension is embarrassing to our program. The dirty play was caught vividly on camera on a nationally televised game. There is a big difference between a cheap shot and a dirty play. A cheap shot gets you a one game suspension; a dirty play should merit much more. You don't mess with someone's eyes.

* To illustrate my point, Danny Trevathan got two games from the NFL. To me, that was a classic example of a cheap shot. I didn't find that nearly as egregious as what our kid did to Penny.

* Our special teams are awful and they will cost this team victories if they are not shored up. Is there not a kid on this roster that can kick a football all the way to the end zone? He doesn't have to have pinpoint accuracy - just kick it a long way. There has to be someone

* We are strong and athletic on the line of scrimmage. I don't feel as if this Huskie team would be overmatched physically by many teams. Kudos to our strength and conditioning coaches

* Love the old school white uniforms. I sort of liked the numbers on the helmets, however I would prefer to see the "NIU" for branding purposes, particularly when it is a nationally televised game against a ranked opponent

* The camera caught Coach Carey laying into Santacaterina after his untimely interception at the end of the game. What kind of a man lashes out at his nineteen year old inexperienced quarterback after the kid makes an ill-advised throw? There is a time and place to get on a kid, but it is NOT in heat of moment when the young man is devastated because he feels like he just let down his entire team. There was a possibility that NIU might need Santacaterina to come back on the field and win the game. Breaking his spirit isn't going to do a bit of good. Coach Carey is a punk, he'll always be a punk, and this program needs to be rid of him

Well, I listened to the game and the NIu
sideline guy said that Carey was emphasizing positives to Santa C and that he was still having a great game and was coaching him up while explaining what he had to do and what he did wrong. This from a guy who was standing there on the sideline. Sorry, but your thoughts don't hold water here. Haters gonna hate.
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Just post you hate Carey and forget all the other crap.
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RE: Aztec Game Thoughts
(10-02-2017 04:25 PM)McQuervo Wrote:  You guys have a well coached team. Interesting as I just re-watched the game, out west generally the Pac 12 officiating gets the comments, MWC officiating is ok, usually, however those MAC officials called an extremely tight/petty game. Curious as to your thoughts on that subject?

Completely different team than the one we faced last year- expect good things this season!
The players have to adjust to how the refs are calling a game. Simple as that. They say holding happens on every play. We wouldn't watch football if it was called every play. If u want to win u adjust.

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My last thought then I am done with SDSU. Although I don't like the pass call, I understand it. I would have liked it if it was from the 40 yard line not the 20. Santa in his brief run as the QB has added an exciting element to our offense; now that the DBs have to respect tthe deep pass; defenses cannot stack the box which has significantly helped our run game Against Nebraska we could have only come back to win the game if we passed deep; Santa had to step up, and he did. Against SDSU, we are only in the game, and we were only able to come back from a huge halftime deficient by completing deep passes, again Santa stepped up. So I get the temptation to go to the well again. This time it didn't work. Santa has to make either a better decision, or a better pass in that situation, he did neither. He owned it; now he has to learn from it. And BTW, I don't think Carey's sideline ass chewing was that bad. Time to move on.
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Just got back from SD. My vantage point at the game was awesome (50 yard line row 20 NIU side of the field).

Our punter Ferense is awesome.

At the same time, our kickoffs were awful. Both in distance and coverage.

Our Defense played a fantastic game. Anytime you can hold a high powered offense under 300 yards of total offense in a game, you did something right.

The O-line played exceptionally when running the ball. The were reasonable in the pass game.

Santa is a mixed bag and plays like a red-shirt Sophomore who tried too hard. Although his interceptions were poorly timed and painful to watch, he did do a few things right. The first 2 opening drives were well executed on his part.

Our punter Ferense (sp?) was great. I have liked him since his first game. He was great on Saturday. Decent hang time, accuracy and distance.

Kickoffs still lack depth and coverage was not good at all.

I believe the game was lost by the coaches again. In the 4th quarter, when we were driving the field (running plays mostly) the first down pass that was picked off should have been a running play. We were running all over them. Make the stop the run. It will reduce the defensive backs so the 5-7 yard outs open up or fakes up the middle to a quick slant. Our passing game lacks imagination. Sorry to say this, from my seat, we should have been running 60-65% or the time against SDSU. The line was getting the job done.

Santa is young and we really don't know his potential, but stick with him for the season. I was also a little surprised to see Childer's in the game as much as he was. His 2 pass attempts were awful.

Looking forward to MAC play, we should be able to run the MAC schedule this year. I believe WM is the only team that will give us a good game. Maybe Toledo. But, I believe NIU is the best MAC team this year. Now is there chance to prove it.
10-03-2017 08:58 AM
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The punter did have one short punt that gave SDSU a short field - went off the side of his foot. That's the only bad punt I can recall this year though. He's done better than most NIU punters I can remember.
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Some people probably won't agree, but Santa reminds me a lot of Chandler his RS Soph year for us. Will only get better with more in game play.
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(10-03-2017 09:54 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  The punter did have one short punt that gave SDSU a short field - went off the side of his foot. That's the only bad punt I can recall this year though. He's done better than most NIU punters I can remember.
His very first punt of the year wasn't good. Line drive if I recall correctly. Carey coached him up right after and he has been great since.

I like having NIU on the west stands side. I get to see that interaction that I was missing all those other years.

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