Posted by SDevil82 on November 22, 19 at 01:04:18:
During this losing skid I hear coaches blame it on not getting a fast start. After reviewing the games, USC, UCLA and Oregon State I do not see where a fast start has anything to do with it. The problem is the play of the DBs. In the first quarter of each of these games the receivers are so wide open its plain ridiculous. Last year the team had made good progress in that area as the previous years ASU was the worst in giving up huge big passing plays. This year it seemed in the first 5 or 6 games that the ASU backfield was doing well and not giving up any big plays. Then along came USC and then UCLA and the backfield gave up big play after big play. This seems to be the turning point in the season.
The same thing happened in the Oregon State game. Wide open receivers without anyone within 10 yards and being beat off the line.
In regard to the Oregon State game the fumbles by Daniels and Enos killed us. That 2 point play was the worst call. Doomed for failure from the beginning. The last 4th and 2 pass interference call on Jack was bogus. The refs blew that badly.
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