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    After FOCUSING on his play the first half, EA plays completely without CONCEPT or understanding of his PURPOSE. He just runs around.

    On run plays, it APPEARS his eyes are completely in the backfield the entire play. When he SHOULD be reading the initial Zone Step of his OL key, then running down hill to the ball carrier. INSTEAD his eyes are confusing him and he’s ALLOWING blockers to climb to him instead of beating them to the spot. I’ve coached players EXACTLY like EA...great during prep week, then EVERYTHING prepared goes OUT the window on game day. Sometimes coaches go too long before giving the NEXT guy a chance...sometimes the first guy playing POORLY is better than the next guy...unfortunately.

    On pass plays, he appears to be green lighted to RUSH the passer once he SEES the play...then he just runs right into the blockers ALLOWING the QB to step up and run by him if he pulls the ball down. DISAPPOINTING to watch...

    #99 is ANOTHER issue...”Mr. Irrelevant” currently...just doesn’t SEEM to understand the position...almost ALWAYS choosing the inside move and giving up the EDGE...uhggg...

    Hoping for an IMPROVED and meaningful second half.

    Fight On, FOREVER, Fight On!
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    No sign of progress that TO & Clay talked about
     
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    I couldn't believe what I was seeing when he caught my eye.
     
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    I prefer Raymond Scott over EA. He should bench him to teach him a lesson
     
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    Worse, EA is slow. Having slow players like this on D makes it really easy to run the ball.
     
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    Didn't understand the move of Scott, to safety, from the get go. The guy spends all off-season sculpturing his body and techniques to play the safety position. Now, after being forced to, they move him back to LBer.
     
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    Then he should have an athletic advantage over bigger Olinemen. He just needs more game reps as do all of the players.
     
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    EA is too slow out there.. been wanting to see Raymond Scott instead!
     
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    Scott was far more effective and was always around the play. He looks natural at ILB
     
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    I was impressed by Scott. The move to secondary was obviously a mistake, he looks like a LB. they should keep him there and play him more.


    EA got hurt in the first half when his helmet came off but came back. But I think he missed the end of ghe game with another injury.

    I don’t get the negative talk about my man DrakeJ. He had a good game.
     
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    Jackson FINISHED well...his first half was questionable...in my OPINION. On several occasions he “dropped into coverage” about 3 yards off the LOS and was WORTHLESS because his eyes were on the QB instead of looking for the receiver in his zone while checking QB and getting depth.

    The 2nd half they allowed him to ATTACK the ball, and he showed his VALUE...numerous great plays REQUIRING constant attention by the QB. I believe he CAN become great at this new position, he just NEEDS time and game-reps.

    Fight On, FOREVER, Fight On!
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    It would sure be nice to have a 4th year Colin Schooler in the middle of this defense. The viral hit he had today brought back the anger I felt when team Helton didn't bother to recruit/offer him.
     
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    Moving Drake to a different position has been an utter failure. And EA has a million bucks worth of potential but isn't worth two cents on delivery. Todd Orlando needs to step up HIS game. The D is a mess.
     
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    I thought the defense was faster, more WITH IT, when EA was out....kids were flying to the ball, tacklng better...

    Goforth seems to be settling in, and with Scott could become a decent duo...they seem smaller, but faster.....
     
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    I’d take a small Matt Grootegoed over almost every big LBer we’ve had over the last 20 years. If that’s the prototype we’re going for, then they should make Scott and Goforth sit and watch hours of his tape. Because after all, he was one of the best High School players in So Cal history. But there is plenty they could learn from him.
     
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    EA is invisible on the field. It’s like playing defense with 10 guys. Never see him make any plays or make any tackles. I’d like to have 11 guys that play like #49.
     
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    Notice when Raymond Scott was in there, he was spying the QB so Gunnell couldn't get loose for long runs. IE constantly attacked the outside leaving the middle wide open. Do we have defensive coaches? Why couldn't they just tell him to spy the QB. This has been a constant problem the last few years. Also, go to a 4-3 set and let Drake Jackson rush the passer. Marlon T. is the best guy on defense. PERIOD. Where is Pili??
     
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    Piili hurt did not make the trip
     

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