Brown speaks on changes at QB, RB, and OL

Brown speaks on changes at QB, RB, and OL

With the Canes on a three game’ losing streak and the offense losing their way, OC/RB coach Thomas Brown says the team needs to go back to the drawing board and find something that works.

“We have to do a better job of preparing our guys, have to execute better,” Brown said. “Getting tired of saying it every week, but we have to go back to the drawing board and re-think some things. The biggest thing is taking care of the football, can’t turn the ball over. We had two turnovers each of the last three weeks, which is the fastest way to lose a game, penalties on top of that.”

What are the issues on offense?

“A little bit of everything,” Brown said. “Mistakes here or there, playing a bunch of young guys at different spots, which is not an excuse, but we have to grow those guys up as much as possible. But the biggest thing is not turn the ball over. Take care of the football we can put together some drives, have some explosive plays and put points on the board.”

Freshman QB N’Kosi Perry was taking first team reps in the early portion of practice this morning and Brown said, between Perry and Malik Rosier, the player who has the best week of practice will against GT on Saturday.

“You have to earn the right to play,” Brown said. “It’s not just about that position, every position everyone has open competition.”

Navaughn Donaldson and Jahair Jones were both demoted to the second team O-Line this week and taking over with the ones the last two days has been Hayden Mahoney and Venzell Boulware.

“It’s no different than quarterback, running back or receiver,” Brown said. “The best guys that compete the best in practice and end up playing the best in the game will play for us in the future.”

With Travis Homer sitting out of practice with a calf injury and Lorenzo Lingard sidelined for the season with a knee injury, it was Cam Davis, not Robert Burns, that was taking second team reps at RB today. Brown said Davis has earned the right to play against GT this week.

“We had a little package of plays for him in the last game, the weather kind of slowed some of that stuff down,” Brown said. “But he’s definitely worked himself into a spot. He’ll play this week. I’m excited with his progress.”

If Homer cannot go, DeeJay Dallas will get the starting nod at RB this week. Dallas was a mixed bag against Duke last week, rushing for a career high 124 yards, but also put the ball on the ground with two costly fumbles.

“Very uncharacteristic, even in practice I can’t remember a fumble,” Brown said of Dallas. “So for him to have one fumble let alone two fumbles is something that we have to get fixed and he’ll get fixed…I believe in trusting those players and letting those guys know when you make a mistake you don’t come out of the game and be done forever. But we’ll learn from it, get better from it, and hopefully it won’t happen again.”

On freshman WR Mark Pope: “He’s doing well,” Brown said. “Being able to move the depth chart some on special teams helped out as well - Cam played a bunch for us the last few weeks on special teams, in that aspect, and Pope is doing well. He’s picking up the system better, is learning how to practice better. He’ll be in a spot to help us.”
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I stopped reading at, “the biggest thing is taking care of the football.” No, the biggest thing needs to be making damn plays, and if a turnover happens you learn from it.
 

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Brown is a walking excuse making cliché box.

Did he say we need some explosive plays? He might find himself in Rickety’s doghouse.
 
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L M F A O, even when DeeJay fumbles THREE times he’s praised. GTFOH, put Cam in & let him work.
 
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"playing a bunch of young guys at different spots, which is not an excuse, but we have to grow those guys up as much as possible."

When he says that it sounds like he's throwing the Freshmen under the bus & the only "young guys" that are playing on a regular are Jordan, Scaife & Wiggins. Unless he's just talking about Perry which if he is doesn't make sense to phrase it that way.

Either way, Coach Brown loves throwin shots at his players through the media man, dude can't wait to sneak diss the youngsters, but won't say a word about any of the Upperclassmen stinking it up regularly & no I'm not just talking about Rosier.
 
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I stopped reading at, “the biggest thing is taking care of the football.” No, the biggest thing needs to be making damn plays, and if a turnover happens you learn from it.
While I hear ya, the reality is we don't lose that game Saturday without those two fumbles by Deejay.
 

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Dead at going back to the drawing board.
 
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biggest thing is scoring points and big plays. without those big plays against duke we lose 20 to nada.
 
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Dead at going back to the drawing board.
Unless it is with a new staff. When you start playing musical chairs with the kids, then you've lost them.
While I hear ya, the reality is we don't lose that game Saturday without those two fumbles by Deejay.
Again, his 2 turnovers led to 3 points, which still made the score 12-10. Duke took the lead off the blocked field goal attempt. Another extremely well-coached unit, Miami's special team.
 
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Im so damn tired of hearing about playing young guys. Bama qb is a sophmore and there top 4 wrs are all sophmore and freshmen. Clemson has a true freshmen qb and their top rb and wr are sophmores. Tired of the lame ass excuses.
 

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L M F A O, even when DeeJay fumbles THREE times he’s praised. GTFOH, put Cam in & let him work.
Ambassador DeeJay nutted in this guy’s girlfriend’s face, and Similac got it in his mouth when he kissed her on the cheek goodnight.
 
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While I hear ya, the reality is we don't lose that game Saturday without those two fumbles by Deejay.
How do you know that? You can see the future? What will the next Powerball numbers be please?
 
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“Execution”

It’s been 3 weeks of that same 1st team unit not executing! Lol when are you gonna do something like bench some guys and move someone else in to at least light a fire under that ass to “execute” lol

But seriously brown and Richts playbook sucks
 

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Im so damn tired of hearing about playing young guys. Bama qb is a sophmore and there top 4 wrs are all sophmore and freshmen. Clemson has a true freshmen qb and their top rb and wr are sophmores. Tired of the lame ass excuses.
Purdue's WR who torched Ohio St is a true freshman. This staff is just sh*tty at developing/utilizing raw talent and athleticism
 
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"playing a bunch of young guys at different spots, which is not an excuse, but we have to grow those guys up as much as possible."

When he says that it sounds like he's throwing the Freshmen under the bus & the only "young guys" that are playing on a regular are Jordan, Scaife & Wiggins. Unless he's just talking about Perry which if he is doesn't make sense to phrase it that way.

Either way, Coach Brown loves throwin shots at his players through the media man, dude can't wait to sneak diss the youngsters, but won't say a word about any of the Upperclassmen stinking it up regularly & no I'm not just talking about Rosier.
And people wonder why there’s tension in the locker room. He’s calling out the freshmen, but praising DeeJay in the media. How do you think that goes over in the locker room, when behind closed doors Brown says if you fumble, you don’t play?
 
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So Donaldson is second team for Mahoney and can't make up their mind if he plays or not Bouleware. LOL at these corches.
 

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L M F A O, even when DeeJay fumbles THREE times he’s praised. GTFOH, put Cam in & let him work.
That's a little harsh man. Everybody deserves 1 bad game every once in a while. Plus, it was pouring out there! DeeJay is legit. He will bounce back and learn from this. He's another victim of this tragic coaching staff and this tragic season. So many kids on this t̶e̶a̶m̶ offense are uber talented but their talents are being wasted or they are not being put in a position to get better. It's a damn shame!! F U RICHT!!
 
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Get jones outta my face for good. Tell him to take Mahoney with him
 

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