First good game of the year

First good game of the year

DMoney
DMoney
It wasn’t ‘01 Washington, but this was the first time all year Miami executed its game plan for four quarters. The smiles on the sidelines said it all. This team needed that performance.

- It would be foolish to judge Jacurri Brown after one start. His story has yet to be written. But there are certain physical things that we can see right away. The main thing is that he looks big and strong at the ACC level. He shrugged off defenders and always fell forward. When you have a physical runner at QB, it allows you to spread teams out and punish them between the tackles. It’s the Tebow/Jalen Hurts formula. Brown missed some easy throws, but he also creates a lot of easy throws with his running threat. The team ran for 217 yards, its highest total in two seasons. And that was with only two scholarship RBs. Jacurri did an excellent job of managing the game and keeping the ball out of harm’s way against a GT team that ranked Top 5 nationally in takeaways. He also made good decisions in scramble situations.

- One area where Jacurri can improve is his ball placement on horizontal throws. He was imprecise on a few, which forced the runner to lose momentum or miss the ball entirely. When Jacurri gets more consistent there, he can really stress the defense. The ball gets there fast. Overall, his passing growth will determine his ceiling. As we’ve seen with guys like Jordan Travis--- and in the pros with Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts and Josh Allen--talented athletes with twitchy arms can develop as passers. Jacurri's first TD was schemed wide open, but it was still an impressive flick with a defender right in his face.

- Kam Kinchens is an All-Conference talent. He is our best tackling safety since Jaquan Johnson and has been an INT machine since high school. He got burned on some bad guesses this year, but older fans will remember that even Ed Reed made similar mistakes at the same age. Kinchens is a film junkie and will only get better if he stays healthy.

- As we discussed on the Podcast, this was a huge game for Jaylan Knighton and he delivered. His style fits in the gun next to a running QB like Jacurri.

- It was hard to miss all of the Class of ’22 guys making plays. We already discussed Jacurri. Anez Cooper was tossing defenders. Wesley Bissainthe is a knockback tackler and should never leave the starting lineup. Jaleel Skinner caught his first touchdown. The guys that Mario brought in last year generally seem longer and more athletic. One guy who had an uneven performance was Nyjalik Kelly. He just turned 18 last week, so some growing pains are normal.

- Tyrique Stevenson is the best draft-eligible NFL prospect on the team. Physical, instinctive, big and fast. He profiles best inside at the next level in the role he played at Georgia.

- Mitchell Agude is starting to come on the past few games. He was everywhere today. Antonio Moultrie was active and made up for the absence of Elijah Roberts, Jake Lichtenstein and Jared Harrison-Hunte.

- This offense is still boring but will give Miami a chance to get bowl-eligible by slowing down games and controlling the ball.

Bottom line, it feels good to watch a win. Next week will be interesting given the no-show against FSU. How do they respond against an even better team?
 

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For his first start Jacurri impressed most with his poise, moxie, and the ability to withstand adversity and bounce right back from a bad play.

He is head strong and was thinking out there. The moment wasn’t too big for him. He is very slippery to tackle and strong at the same time. Each stride is 2 yards. He is a nightmare to defend for 4 quarters. When he gets his accuracy together look out.
 
Does he have a private QB coach? Hopefully someone can get him an NIL deal that pays for a legit QB coach in offseason, we know he is a worker/grinder but he needs to be in the BEST hands, idk if a guy like Rosier is gonna be the best he can do..
 
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Knighton was the biggest positive to me tonight. Had a bad start, rumored to be in the portal and came out and delivered when it was his time.

O scheme has to have some things built of what we saw tonight. It’s the only way to protect the plays.

Talked with someone on the staff this week and he said that the kids haven’t quit yet and that was encouraging. And you saw it tonight.


Can we please get a holding call!!
 
It wasn’t ‘01 Washington, but this was the first time all year Miami executed its game plan for four quarters. The smiles on the sidelines said it all. This team needed that performance.

- It would be foolish to judge Jacurri Brown after one start. His story has yet to be written. But there are certain physical things that we can see right away. The main thing is that he looks big and strong at the ACC level. He shrugged off defenders and always fell forward. When you have a physical runner at QB, it allows you to spread teams out and punish them between the tackles. It’s the Tebow/Jalen Hurts formula. Brown missed some easy throws, but he also creates a lot of easy throws with his running threat. The team ran for 217 yards, its highest total in two seasons. And that was with only two scholarship RBs. Jacurri did an excellent job of managing the game and keeping the ball out of harm’s way against a GT team that ranked Top 5 nationally in takeaways. He also made good decisions in scramble situations.

- One area where Jacurri can improve is his ball placement on horizontal throws. He was imprecise on a few, which forced the runner to lose momentum or miss the ball entirely. When Jacurri gets more consistent there, he can really stress the defense. The ball gets there fast. Overall, his passing growth will determine his ceiling. As we’ve seen with guys like Jordan Travis--- and in the pros with Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts and Josh Allen--talented athletes with twitchy arms can develop as passers. Jacurri's first TD was schemed wide open, but it was still an impressive flick with a defender right in his face.

- Kam Kinchens is an All-Conference talent. He is our best tackling safety since Jaquan Johnson and has been an INT machine since high school. He got burned on some bad guesses this year, but older fans will remember that even Ed Reed made similar mistakes at the same age. Kinchens is a film junkie and will only get better if he stays healthy.

- As we discussed on the Podcast, this was a huge game for Jaylan Knighton and he delivered. His style fits in the gun next to a running QB like Jacurri.

- It was hard to miss all of the Class of ’22 guys making plays. We already discussed Jacurri. Anez Cooper was tossing defenders. Wesley Bissainthe is a knockback tackler and should never leave the starting lineup. Jaleel Skinner caught his first touchdown. The guys that Mario brought in last year generally seem longer and more athletic. One guy who had an uneven performance was Nyjalik Kelly. He just turned 18 last week, so some growing pains are normal.

- Tyrique Stevenson is the best draft-eligible NFL prospect on the team. Physical, instinctive, big and fast. He profiles best inside at the next level in the role he played at Georgia.

- Mitchell Agude is starting to come on the past few games. He was everywhere today. Antonio Moultrie was active and made up for the absence of Elijah Roberts, Jake Lichtenstein and Jared Harrison-Hunte.

- This offense is still boring but will give Miami a chance to get bowl-eligible by slowing down games and controlling the ball.

Bottom line, it feels good to watch a win. Next week will be interesting given the no-show against FSU. How do they respond against an even better team?
Today was something to certainly build on. With that said:

1) it was GT...a team where the forward pass wasn't a concept in their playbook a few years ago

2) Thread 'Perspective on Rock Bottom and We Byke' https://www.canesinsight.com/threads/perspective-on-rock-bottom-and-we-byke.181445/
 
Knighton was the biggest positive to me tonight. Had a bad start, rumored to be in the portal and came out and delivered when it was his time.

O scheme has to have some things built of what we saw tonight. It’s the only way to protect the plays.

Talked with someone on the staff this week and he said that the kids haven’t quit yet and that was encouraging. And you saw it tonight.


Can we please get a holding call!!
Not directed solely at you, but does anyone know who’s on Feld’s staff? Mentioned this in the thread I made but I saw who I think was a support guy - a little darker than light-skinned, jacked, big dude - that was in Knighton’s grill before the game. Firing him up - and continued to fire him up the first couple of series as he laid wood. Was talking that smack to GT defenders too.

Anyways, it was awesome. The effort was there, and it was huge to see Knighton respond. He was absolutely locked in when said staff member was meeting him even before he got on the sidelines, looked super focused and most importantly…happy.
 
And definitely shout out to Agude, someone couple weeks back was really down playing him and I said when he is on field he is never a minus type player.. He always seems to hold his own and maybe a step away from making play.. Today he was doing work and even got held really bad a couple times and they did not call holding, announcer made comment like "oh they are letting them play on both sides", BULLLLLLSHIT..

He could of got a couple sacks on those plays.. but he still ball'd out..
 
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Does he have a private QB coach? Hopefully someone can get him an NIL deal that pays for a legit QB coach in offseason, we know he is a worker/grinder but he needs to be in the BEST hands, idk if a guy like Rosier is gonna be the best he can do..
Just hope he isn’t already training with rosier
 
Just hope he isn’t already training with rosier

Rosier would actually be a good mentor. He had talent limitations but also managed games well. Brown is much bigger and faster. Even with his limitations and an uncreative offense, Rosier scored 31 TDs in 2017. I think in a better offense, Brown could put up a lot of points.
 
GT is a terrible football team. I am hesitant buying anything with this offense which is still extremely basic. I want to be optimistic, but does anyone think we don’t get thrashed next week?

Hopefully we can somehow get our first ACC home victory vs Pitt and become bowl eligible.

It was nice to blowout an ACC opponent.
 
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