Bleak's Player Grades Duke

blackvern

All-ACC
Banned
Joined
Nov 14, 2011
Messages
7,985
My Watch ESPN app has been freezing like no other last night and today WTF I had to rewatch the game this morning


Rosier- He played a good game he went on a little spurt where he couldnt find anybody open. My boy at the game said there was nobody open some times and he was under a pressure a lot. Seems to be his interceptions will come when throwing deep over the middle. He played good. Grade: B

Walton- First game against a P5 opponent and he only averaged 3 yards a carry. Would like to see that around 4 or 5 ypc. Duke did have a good run defense. One thing I noticed is Walton has definitely been watching film of other jump cutting running backs, he didnt run like that last year. he was also very good out of the backfield. Still missing that speed that I wish he had. As I much as I dogged him over the years I hope hes healthy for FSU we really need him hes the heart of the team. Grade: C

Ahmon Richards- The most talented WR on the team the drop off after him is steep. He was great. made every play when given the chance. Grade: A+

KC MCdermott: Inconsistent as usual, I fear he will be the death of us one game. Grade: C-

Navaughn Donaldson:- Was good in the run game, got abused a few times in the passing game. He's a freshman not gonna be an all american every game . Grade:C

T. Gathier: Noticed him being pushed in the backfield all night. Grade:D

Harley: The drops are getting concerning, Struggled against man coverage to get separation. but hes a freshman needs to get to 175-180. Grade:D

Braxton: Where have you been all my life !!Another great game from him, But dammit if i see you fair catch another punt! Grade:A-

Cager: If you only had speed mane! He is a great 3rd down reciever to get the first down..nothing more. But he caught everything thrown his way. Grade:C

Homer: great run at the end of the game. Didnt get a chance to play much last night I was confused why. Grade: B

Defense

Norton: Best game of the year made a lot of plays today. We gonna need this Norton against my boys Grade: A

Darrion Owens: Actually played a lot better this game Still think he should lose about 10 pounds looks to have a little bit of a pop belly and runs a little heavy That might help him with his speed, Grade:B

Pinckney Phucking Beast. Grade:A+

#3: Didnt play as bad today. PArtially because he wasnt on the field as much. It felt like we were hiding him. WHich is good coaching. He only got beat once or twice and had some pass breakups. but lets not start sucking his dyck just yet. Grade:B

Shaq: Still amazed at his speed difference from last year.. Held Wr's on corssing routes to 3 yard gains. Made solid tackles anc I can remember any bad plays. Grade:B

Zach Mccloud: Over ran a few plays today and misread others. He has had better games. Grade:C

Chad: Made plays inside and outside. had a great game..keep playing like this and he gets drafted. Grade:A

J. Jackson: Dat Boy Good!.. Hes gonna win us a game this year with a strip sackreturn for a TD. He was pretty much unblockable all nightGrade:A

Tool box Trent:- He makes plays every game in limited snaps. We are deep at DE. Grade: A

Mike Jackson:- Is it me or did I see him more at safety more then corner?

Redwine:- He played good. We played him like a corner more then safety. He missed one tackle but made a lot of first down saving tackles. Grade:B

Maleek Young:- Played against Rahming Very well, Only thing he is missing is strength. Got beat once or twice but who doesnt made a lot of PB's If he turned around he would have had a pick or two. Grade:A-

Bandy:- I knoe he is a 4.5 4.6 guy but why does he look so explosive? Im glad he is getting more PT and Delaney less. Grade: B+

Dean:- came in and made plays..Hopefully at the end of the year he is playing more. Grade:A

Jennings: wAS out there banging heads,,especially on special teams..He looked fast was sometimes the first one down. Grade:A



Richt: Called a vanilla game plan 2nd half which might have been smart being on the road and the way pur defense was playing. Stifled Rosier a little bit but hey it was a win. Should have took Walton out. Grade:C

Diaz: flat out outcoached Cutcliff, its like we knew what they were doing.. Feels good to say that..Props for limiting Deaney snaps, Held offense without a TD! Grade: A
 
Advertisement

plantcity3

Senior
Joined
Jun 16, 2014
Messages
7,196
I have no problem with Braxton fair catching. If you go back and look, every time he did fair catch we were going for the all out block and we had nobody downfield blocking. He had 3-4 guys closing in on him....


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Cribby

All-American
Premium
Joined
Jan 30, 2012
Messages
32,622
Walton has better speed than some think. When he's healthy he has a very good burst.

Delaney still played quite a bit and played very well. He was actually allowed to play to his strength, he was putting hands on wr's and stayed in their pockets after pressing.
 

DontCareJustWin

Freshman
Joined
Jan 30, 2012
Messages
607
My Watch ESPN app has been freezing like no other last night and today WTF I had to rewatch the game this morning


Rosier- He played a good game he went on a little spurt where he couldnt find anybody open. My boy at the game said there was nobody open some times and he was under a pressure a lot. Seems to be his interceptions will come when throwing deep over the middle. He played good. Grade: B

Walton- First game against a P5 opponent and he only averaged 3 yards a carry. Would like to see that around 4 or 5 ypc. Duke did have a good run defense. One thing I noticed is Walton has definitely been watching film of other jump cutting running backs, he didnt run like that last year. he was also very good out of the backfield. Still missing that speed that I wish he had. As I much as I dogged him over the years I hope hes healthy for FSU we really need him hes the heart of the team. Grade: C

Ahmon Richards- The most talented WR on the team the drop off after him is steep. He was great. made every play when given the chance. Grade: A+

KC MCdermott: Inconsistent as usual, I fear he will be the death of us one game. Grade: C-

Navaughn Donaldson:- Was good in the run game, got abused a few times in the passing game. He's a freshman not gonna be an all american every game . Grade:C

T. Gathier: Noticed him being pushed in the backfield all night. Grade:D

Harley: The drops are getting concerning, Struggled against man coverage to get separation. but hes a freshman needs to get to 175-180. Grade:D

Braxton: Where have you been all my life !!Another great game from him, But dammit if i see you fair catch another punt! Grade:A-

Cager: If you only had speed mane! He is a great 3rd down reciever to get the first down..nothing more. But he caught everything thrown his way. Grade:C

Homer: great run at the end of the game. Didnt get a chance to play much last night I was confused why. Grade: B

Defense

Norton: Best game of the year made a lot of plays today. We gonna need this Norton against my boys Grade: A

Darrion Owens: Actually played a lot better this game Still think he should lose about 10 pounds looks to have a little bit of a pop belly and runs a little heavy That might help him with his speed, Grade:B

Pinckney Phucking Beast. Grade:A+

#3: Didnt play as bad today. PArtially because he wasnt on the field as much. It felt like we were hiding him. WHich is good coaching. He only got beat once or twice and had some pass breakups. but lets not start sucking his dyck just yet. Grade:B

Shaq: Still amazed at his speed difference from last year.. Held Wr's on corssing routes to 3 yard gains. Made solid tackles anc I can remember any bad plays. Grade:B

Zach Mccloud: Over ran a few plays today and misread others. He has had better games. Grade:C

Chad: Made plays inside and outside. had a great game..keep playing like this and he gets drafted. Grade:A

J. Jackson: Dat Boy Good!.. Hes gonna win us a game this year with a strip sackreturn for a TD. He was pretty much unblockable all nightGrade:A

Tool box Trent:- He makes plays every game in limited snaps. We are deep at DE. Grade: A

Mike Jackson:- Is it me or did I see him more at safety more then corner?

Redwine:- He played good. We played him like a corner more then safety. He missed one tackle but made a lot of first down saving tackles. Grade:B

Maleek Young:- Played against Rahming Very well, Only thing he is missing is strength. Got beat once or twice but who doesnt made a lot of PB's If he turned around he would have had a pick or two. Grade:A-

Bandy:- I knoe he is a 4.5 4.6 guy but why does he look so explosive? Im glad he is getting more PT and Delaney less. Grade: B+

Dean:- came in and made plays..Hopefully at the end of the year he is playing more. Grade:A

Jennings: wAS out there banging heads,,especially on special teams..He looked fast was sometimes the first one down. Grade:A



Richt: Called a vanilla game plan 2nd half which might have been smart being on the road and the way pur defense was playing. Stifled Rosier a little bit but hey it was a win. Should have took Walton out. Grade:C

Diaz: flat out outcoached Cutcliff, its like we knew what they were doing.. Feels good to say that..Props for limiting Deaney snaps, Held offense without a TD! Grade: A

**** your semenholes
 

Memnon

Dejazmach
Premium
Joined
May 14, 2016
Messages
27,070
Agree with you on most of this Vern.

Walton was running on a bad ankle, still had 130yds from scrimmage rushing & receiving.

I think Homer didn't get as many snaps because of Blitz pickup, we used Walton a lot to help chip & pass protect because our OL was struggling.

I don't get why they're not giving Choc & Burns some carries late, Walton is gonna get injured for real if we run him into the ground.
 

JayCane20

Seasoned Vet
Premium
Joined
Nov 30, 2014
Messages
7,695
Owens looked quick out there last night for the first time since his freshman year. Had a nice tackle in the middle then diagnosed a play and got him in the backfield in a short stint I think the same drive. That was the only time I really noticed him but still good to get a few plays from backups
 

edge

Junior
Joined
Nov 28, 2011
Messages
3,271
Jackson never played Safety. He played nickel in the slot about 10 yards off the ball.
 

Cribby

All-American
Premium
Joined
Jan 30, 2012
Messages
32,622
Owens looked quick out there last night for the first time since his freshman year. Had a nice tackle in the middle then diagnosed a play and got him in the backfield in a short stint I think the same drive. That was the only time I really noticed him but still good to get a few plays from backups

Dude Owens looked like he did three years ago. Moved really well, I kept thinking it was one of the true Fr until I saw the number.
 

edge

Junior
Joined
Nov 28, 2011
Messages
3,271
Agree with you on most of this Vern.

Walton was running on a bad ankle, still had 130yds from scrimmage rushing & receiving.

I think Homer didn't get as many snaps because of Blitz pickup, we used Walton a lot to help chip & pass protect because our OL was struggling.

I don't get why they're not giving Choc & Burns some carries late, Walton is gonna get injured for real if we run him into the ground.

He has 10 carries last game and 15 in this one. He's not being run into the ground.
 
Advertisement

Cribby

All-American
Premium
Joined
Jan 30, 2012
Messages
32,622
Agree with you on most of this Vern.

Walton was running on a bad ankle, still had 130yds from scrimmage rushing & receiving.

I think Homer didn't get as many snaps because of Blitz pickup, we used Walton a lot to help chip & pass protect because our OL was struggling.

I don't get why they're not giving Choc & Burns some carries late, Walton is gonna get injured for real if we run him into the ground.

He has 10 carries last game and 15 in this one. He's not being run into the ground.

It's touches, not carries. He's used a lot in the pass game. He's probably the third best wr right now
 

TheU2652

Redshirt Freshman
Joined
Sep 21, 2016
Messages
269
Walton won't be 100% for FSU but he won't miss that game. He is the leader of the team and the way he plays he's just a fuckin stud.
 

k9cane

Senior
Joined
Nov 20, 2011
Messages
8,169
Owens looked quick out there last night for the first time since his freshman year. Had a nice tackle in the middle then diagnosed a play and got him in the backfield in a short stint I think the same drive. That was the only time I really noticed him but still good to get a few plays from backups

Dude Owens looked like he did three years ago. Moved really well, I kept thinking it was one of the true Fr until I saw the number.

If Im not mistaken, I think for the first time since returning from his injury he didnt have his knee brace on. Owens played a nice game last night
 

Cribby

All-American
Premium
Joined
Jan 30, 2012
Messages
32,622
Owens looked quick out there last night for the first time since his freshman year. Had a nice tackle in the middle then diagnosed a play and got him in the backfield in a short stint I think the same drive. That was the only time I really noticed him but still good to get a few plays from backups

Dude Owens looked like he did three years ago. Moved really well, I kept thinking it was one of the true Fr until I saw the number.

If Im not mistaken, I think for the first time since returning from his injury he didnt have his knee brace on. Owens played a nice game last night

Yep, I think that's why I kept thinking he was someone else. He didn't have that gigantic brace on. It's about that time when players start getting confidence in the knee and get explosion back. It takes around two years to be fully back
 

Memnon

Dejazmach
Premium
Joined
May 14, 2016
Messages
27,070
Agree with you on most of this Vern.

Walton was running on a bad ankle, still had 130yds from scrimmage rushing & receiving.

I think Homer didn't get as many snaps because of Blitz pickup, we used Walton a lot to help chip & pass protect because our OL was struggling.

I don't get why they're not giving Choc & Burns some carries late, Walton is gonna get injured for real if we run him into the ground.

He has 10 carries last game and 15 in this one. He's not being run into the ground.
I mean in context to his injury, not the amount of carries he's had.

He's obviously hurt & running on a bad ankle, that's why after every run he's getting up limping.

Dude is in serious pain, he's just toughening it out for the team, he was literally crying & writhing in pain, if he's not fully healthy he could get hurt seriously & be out for awhile, is what I'm saying.

And he actually had 17 carries, plus multiple targets as a WR & blocks on nearly every passing down.
 

JgDaCane

All American
Premium
Joined
Jul 22, 2014
Messages
12,894
Disagree on Walton. He played very good for being hurt. Also I disagree the dropoff is that bad after Richards. We are plenty good at WR.
 
Advertisement

AUcane

All-ACC
Premium
Joined
Nov 2, 2011
Messages
18,858
Good write up. At the end of the day, we beat Cuntsniff - it’s always good when you can beat that guy
 
D

deleted3746

Guest
I have no problem with Braxton fair catching. If you go back and look, every time he did fair catch we were going for the all out block and we had nobody downfield blocking. He had 3-4 guys closing in on him....


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Why would a Duke fan care about Berrios so much? Doesn't make sense.
 

252cane

All-ACC
Joined
Jul 11, 2013
Messages
14,283
Owens looked quick out there last night for the first time since his freshman year. Had a nice tackle in the middle then diagnosed a play and got him in the backfield in a short stint I think the same drive. That was the only time I really noticed him but still good to get a few plays from backups

Dude Owens looked like he did three years ago. Moved really well, I kept thinking it was one of the true Fr until I saw the number.

He still is no where near what he was back then but he had a solid game.
 
Top