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DMoney

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Not too much you can take from that opponent, but there were no real injuries and we scored 70. Wanted to focus on some small individual things that jumped out:

- Waynmon Steed made a huge play on the opening drive. The QB scrambled and the HBack made an adjustment upfield into the end zone. Steed stuck with him the whole way and broke it up at the catch point. A TD there would have taken the air out of the stadium and changed the mood of the game.

- Keyshawn Smith had a monster day on KR, with longtime NFL coordinator Marwan Maalouf's impact being felt right away. Watch Xavier Restrepo on the first long return. He shot out like a rocket as lead blocker and leveled some dude. He's one of the best pure football players on the team.

- Jalen Rivers buried defenders on the first two TDs. He also looked pretty nimble pulling. His return from injury will be a major factor in revamping last year's run game.

- On the CanesInSight podcast, we talked about how it was only a matter of time before Kam Kinchens started racking up INTs like in high school. That process has begun. Kinchens is one of the smartest players on the team and you will see him get more aggressive in trusting his instincts. He did get burned on a long Bethune reception he tried to jump, but those calculated risks will pay off more as the season goes on. His tackling remains textbook.

- Overall, the defensive backfield was a bit of a letdown after a strong camp. Too many missed tackles (DJ Ivey and Avantae Williams) and mental mistakes. We need more from them to be a great defense.

- Mitchell Agude gets consistent pressure but still struggles to finish with sacks. That was his story at UCLA. His pressure numbers were huge and his sack production didn't follow. Some of it seems to be natural coordination issues, but hopefully he can start getting the quarterback to the ground as the season goes on.

- Akheem Mesidor was the most impactful defensive player on the team. I expect a huge year from him.

- Huge sigh of relief that Leonard Taylor only suffered a stinger. He was flashing big-time early in the game. Any worries about his development were very premature.

- Dominic Mammarelli had a big block on Henry Parrish's first TD and is carving out a niche in short yardage. He has great size and can help us in that role. Good teams have big, versatile players like Mammarelli.

- Gilbert Frierson made the two biggest plays on defense with his 3rd and 1 stop off the edge and his pick six. His ability to time the snap off the edge will lead to more big plays as the year goes on.

- Nice to see Michael Redding get the start and score a TD. I'm a broken record with this, but WR is a work ethic position. Redding has always been a grinder and is being rewarded for his efforts.

- I already made a thread about Anez Cooper, but can't stress enough how impressive he's been. He has held up in pass protection against our better defensive ends in practice despite his raw technique, and his run blocking dominated the fourth quarter yesterday. He also showed some nice finish and nastiness. He will only get better as Coach Feld improves his body and Coach Mirabal improves his technique.

Overall, a good and healthy start.
 

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I honestly thought Ladson didn’t look awful either. Made some plays and sought contact in bounds on that last catch. He can carve out a role if he continues to work - we all know he has talent.

JW0 had a good pick, but wasn’t too impressed overall with his play. He got dragged by a few tacklers and made some poor reads. Hoping he shakes off the rust.

Nice to see Skinner get a catch, thought he looked fluid out there on that route.
 

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I honestly thought Ladson didn’t look awful either. Made some plays and sought contact in bounds on that last catch. He can carve out a role if he continues to work - we all know he has talent.

JW0 had a good pick, but wasn’t too impressed overall with his play. He got dragged by a few tacklers and made some poor reads. Hoping he shakes off the rust.

Nice to see Skinner get a catch, thought he looked fluid out there on that route.
He was very average in the first half but the INT was awesome. He plays with a ton of energy but he missed a few tackles and was out of place multiple times.

I also wish Arroyo and Mallory would swap roles. Mallory is just never going to get much YAC but Arroyo has the ability.
 

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Yea Mammarelli is definitely gonna have a role in this offense, he was more of blocking TE and low maintenance guy as you only probably need to throw him a bone every now and then. With the H back lead and pulling type stuff these guys want to do he fits it perfectly.. We probably carry 4/5 TE every game..
 

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Not too much you can take from that opponent, but there were no real injuries and we scored 70. Wanted to focus on some small individual things that jumped out:

- Waynmon Steed made a huge play on the opening drive. The QB scrambled and the HBack made an adjustment upfield into the end zone. Steed stuck with him the whole way and broke it up at the catch point. A TD there would have taken the air out of the stadium and changed the mood of the game.

- Keyshawn Smith had a monster day on KR, with longtime NFL coordinator Marwan Maalouf's impact being felt right away. Watch Xavier Restrepo on the first long return. He shot out like a rocket as lead blocker and leveled some dude. He's one of the best pure football players on the team.

- Jalen Rivers buried defenders on the first two TDs. He also looked pretty nimble pulling. His return from injury will be a major factor in revamping last year's run game.

- On the CanesInSight podcast, we talked about how it was only a matter of time before Kam Kinchens started racking up INTs like in high school. That process has begun. Kinchens is one of the smartest players on the team and you will see him get more aggressive in trusting his instincts. He did get burned on a long Bethune reception he tried to jump, but those calculated risks will pay off more as the season goes on. His tackling remains textbook.

- Huge sigh of relief that Leonard Taylor only suffered a stinger. He was flashing big-time early in the game. Any worries about his development were very premature.

- Dominic Mammarelli had a big block on Henry Parrish's first TD and is carving out a niche in short yardage. He has great size and can help us in that role. Good teams have big, versatile players like Mammarelli.

- Gilbert Frierson made the two biggest plays on defense with his 3rd and 1 stop off the edge and his pick six. His ability to time the snap off the edge will lead to more big plays as the year goes on.

- Nice to see Michael Redding get the start and score a TD. I'm a broken record with this, but WR is a work ethic position. Redding has always been a grinder and is being rewarded for his efforts.

- I already made a thread about Anez Cooper, but can't stress enough how impressive he's been. He has held up in pass protection against our better defenses in practice despite his raw technique, and his run blocking dominated the fourth quarter yesterday. He also showed some nice finish and nastiness. He will only get better as Coach Feld improves his body and Coach Mirabal improves his technique.

Overall, a good and healthy start.

This is my takeaway from your post...

Now that we have a real staff with good, veteran coaches that know wtf they are doing...we are finally seeing in our players performance on the field what we saw with them on tape or that maybe you saw in flashes on Greentree. We will continue to see this throughout the season and not just a result of playing Bethune Cookman.

Also, our 3rd and 4th string players as well as the walk-ons were fvcking destroying the starters on Bethune Cookman...another thing we rarely saw under previous coaches, even when we were beating them silly under those sh!t coaches. It didn't matter who was in, they were beating down BCC starters. That's a new culture for sure.

When Jaleel Skinner becomes an All-American...I'll never forget the first time I saw him as a 'Cane in a game. After his big catch... "who in the fvck is #23?" ... *checks phone* ... "oh sh!t"... he runs and moves like a WR.
 

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This is my takeaway from your post...

Now that we have a real staff with good, veteran coaches that know wtf they are doing...we are finally seeing in our players performance on the field what we saw with them on tape or that maybe you saw in flashes on Greentree. We will continue to see this throughout the season and not just a result of playing Bethune Cookman.

Also, our 3rd and 4th string players as well as the walk-ons were fvcking destroying the starters on Bethune Cookman...another thing we rarely saw under previous coaches, even when we were beating them silly under those sh!t coaches. It didn't matter who was in, they were beating down BCC starters. That's a new culture for sure.

When Jaleel Skinner becomes an All-American...I'll never forget the first time I saw him as a 'Cane in a game. After his big catch... "who in the fvck is #23?" ... *checks phone* ... "oh sh!t"... he runs and moves like a WR.
The 3d and 4th string players were destroying the BC starters because the BC starters were dead tired by the 4th quarter…
 

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We did get a fair amount of pressures, but sacks = finishing off the pressure. When we got pressure, 90% of the time we lost contain on the outside. That kid at QB was fast, but it happened far too many times.
Not always the case but ill take consistent pressures over a sack here n there, both important. And containment was an issue just mental lapses and not disengaging
 

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Not too much you can take from that opponent, but there were no real injuries and we scored 70. Wanted to focus on some small individual things that jumped out:

- Waynmon Steed made a huge play on the opening drive. The QB scrambled and the HBack made an adjustment upfield into the end zone. Steed stuck with him the whole way and broke it up at the catch point. A TD there would have taken the air out of the stadium and changed the mood of the game.

- Keyshawn Smith had a monster day on KR, with longtime NFL coordinator Marwan Maalouf's impact being felt right away. Watch Xavier Restrepo on the first long return. He shot out like a rocket as lead blocker and leveled some dude. He's one of the best pure football players on the team.

- Jalen Rivers buried defenders on the first two TDs. He also looked pretty nimble pulling. His return from injury will be a major factor in revamping last year's run game.

- On the CanesInSight podcast, we talked about how it was only a matter of time before Kam Kinchens started racking up INTs like in high school. That process has begun. Kinchens is one of the smartest players on the team and you will see him get more aggressive in trusting his instincts. He did get burned on a long Bethune reception he tried to jump, but those calculated risks will pay off more as the season goes on. His tackling remains textbook.

- Overall, the defensive backfield was a bit of a letdown after a strong camp. Too many missed tackles (DJ Ivey and Avantae Williams) and mental mistakes. We need more from them to be a great defense.

- Mitchell Agude gets consistent pressure but still struggles to finish with sacks. That was his story at UCLA. His pressure numbers were huge and his sack production didn't follow. Some of it seems to be natural coordination issues, but hopefully he can start getting the quarterback to the ground as the season goes on.

- Akheem Mesidor was the most impactful defensive player on the team. I expect a huge year from him.

- Huge sigh of relief that Leonard Taylor only suffered a stinger. He was flashing big-time early in the game. Any worries about his development were very premature.

- Dominic Mammarelli had a big block on Henry Parrish's first TD and is carving out a niche in short yardage. He has great size and can help us in that role. Good teams have big, versatile players like Mammarelli.

- Gilbert Frierson made the two biggest plays on defense with his 3rd and 1 stop off the edge and his pick six. His ability to time the snap off the edge will lead to more big plays as the year goes on.

- Nice to see Michael Redding get the start and score a TD. I'm a broken record with this, but WR is a work ethic position. Redding has always been a grinder and is being rewarded for his efforts.

- I already made a thread about Anez Cooper, but can't stress enough how impressive he's been. He has held up in pass protection against our better defenses in practice despite his raw technique, and his run blocking dominated the fourth quarter yesterday. He also showed some nice finish and nastiness. He will only get better as Coach Feld improves his body and Coach Mirabal improves his technique.

Overall, a good and healthy start.
LB thoughts? Disappointed Chase didn't get more burn. Wesley is young but looked explosive
 

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Not too much you can take from that opponent, but there were no real injuries and we scored 70. Wanted to focus on some small individual things that jumped out:

- Waynmon Steed made a huge play on the opening drive. The QB scrambled and the HBack made an adjustment upfield into the end zone. Steed stuck with him the whole way and broke it up at the catch point. A TD there would have taken the air out of the stadium and changed the mood of the game.

- Keyshawn Smith had a monster day on KR, with longtime NFL coordinator Marwan Maalouf's impact being felt right away. Watch Xavier Restrepo on the first long return. He shot out like a rocket as lead blocker and leveled some dude. He's one of the best pure football players on the team.

- Jalen Rivers buried defenders on the first two TDs. He also looked pretty nimble pulling. His return from injury will be a major factor in revamping last year's run game.

- On the CanesInSight podcast, we talked about how it was only a matter of time before Kam Kinchens started racking up INTs like in high school. That process has begun. Kinchens is one of the smartest players on the team and you will see him get more aggressive in trusting his instincts. He did get burned on a long Bethune reception he tried to jump, but those calculated risks will pay off more as the season goes on. His tackling remains textbook.

- Overall, the defensive backfield was a bit of a letdown after a strong camp. Too many missed tackles (DJ Ivey and Avantae Williams) and mental mistakes. We need more from them to be a great defense.

- Mitchell Agude gets consistent pressure but still struggles to finish with sacks. That was his story at UCLA. His pressure numbers were huge and his sack production didn't follow. Some of it seems to be natural coordination issues, but hopefully he can start getting the quarterback to the ground as the season goes on.

- Akheem Mesidor was the most impactful defensive player on the team. I expect a huge year from him.

- Huge sigh of relief that Leonard Taylor only suffered a stinger. He was flashing big-time early in the game. Any worries about his development were very premature.

- Dominic Mammarelli had a big block on Henry Parrish's first TD and is carving out a niche in short yardage. He has great size and can help us in that role. Good teams have big, versatile players like Mammarelli.

- Gilbert Frierson made the two biggest plays on defense with his 3rd and 1 stop off the edge and his pick six. His ability to time the snap off the edge will lead to more big plays as the year goes on.

- Nice to see Michael Redding get the start and score a TD. I'm a broken record with this, but WR is a work ethic position. Redding has always been a grinder and is being rewarded for his efforts.

- I already made a thread about Anez Cooper, but can't stress enough how impressive he's been. He has held up in pass protection against our better defenses in practice despite his raw technique, and his run blocking dominated the fourth quarter yesterday. He also showed some nice finish and nastiness. He will only get better as Coach Feld improves his body and Coach Mirabal improves his technique.

Overall, a good and healthy start.


Speaking of coordination we got some guys that run really goofy. Will Mallory either has a weird limp from all his knee injuries or just has strange running mechanics.

Redding looks like he is trying to run with high knees in a pool with center blocks on his feet. The one route they showed on a replay it looked so strange and makes sense why he can’t get separation on his own. Glad to see the WR catch the ball with their hands. Ladson made a few catches as well. Gattis knows how to mix it up and can’t wait to get Knighton and MT. Zion back.

Overall fun day to be a canes fan and see no turnover chain up 50 billion against BCU or stupid TD rings when you score TD number 7. Let’s go smash Southern Miss next week!
 

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The 3d and 4th string players were destroying the BC starters because the BC starters were dead tired by the 4th quarter…

This does not matter.

Under previous staffs, this is not happening much, especially consistently. Which was the point. This was a game where it looked like not one BCC player should even be on our roster. Which is what it should look like...but often did not.
 
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