To The White Meat
- Apr 11, 2012
Amen. We need more speed everywhere. It was speed that allowed the aggression. Mistakes were taken care or limited of by the reaction of the other ten.You can play aggressive and tackle hard with the silly targeting calls. It's the mindset of the modern players who have been promised the world, coddled and given luxuries. They don't have that 1-11 aggressive nature that the Canes were known for. IMO we need to get faster and more aggressive at LB. We step too slow at LB, can't get across the line and up field fast enough to stop sweeps (jet) or screens.
When we about lost at Duke some 7/8 years ago, it was clear what we lacked. Speed. Duke was faster than us. That is when that hit me, that and S&C have been missing for 15 years.Amen. We need more speed everywhere. It was speed that allowed the aggression. Mistakes were taken care or limited of by the reaction of the other ten.
IMPACT... was my first thought in seeing this SHOT.Something about this thread and violent Cane LBs made me want to come in here and post this picture:
This dude was a crazy force to watch in the middle of a defense. I still refuse to believe we lose to Washington in '00 if he's on the team.
Yup. Every time I go back and look at our old highlights, I'm thinking, oh yeah, they'd call targeting on that now.Right? Go back to all our old favorite highlights and just enjoy it because you won’t see it anymore. Even clean legal hits are going to be sketchy if they are “too hard”
Couldn't believe that someone 5'8 200 lbs at linebacker could be so effective. Was awesome to watch.
Yeah, was probably 6-0/6-1, 210 as a freshman.I felt the same way about Zach Thomas of the Dolphins. How could a guy that small be so good.
Wasn't Ray small when he played at UM. I remember seeing him as a freshman at the spring game at the OB and saying to my brother "that guy is small but amazing"!!
I remember JJ had speed camps, proving you can teach speed. He invited the UW staff to them once. Don James, the HC, was a Miami alum and former star QB here. Came back to bite us later when they became a power. I also remember sand pits. Not sure either exist any more.When we about lost at Duke some 7/8 years ago, it was clear what we lacked. Speed. Duke was faster than us. That is when that hit me, that and S&C have been missing for 15 years.
Top five favorite canes ever , passionate as hell and was a straight killer on Saturdays.
Pound for pound one of the most violent guys ever at the U.