Do they call it Garbage time because when a team is up big, their defense starts to play like garbage? I mean do defensive players these days Play to Win, but once they're in position to, it's time to let players on their fantasy teams or their friends fantasy teams rack up some numbers? Do these players start to feel bad that they have to make a game of it all the time? Defenses that stop playing hard for 60 minutes even though they are up big is to football what the pitch count is to baseball.. does some damage to the integrity of the game.
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Posted Sept. 11, 2010
Auburn vs. Mississippi State
Josh Bynes - #17 - LB
Mario Fannin - #27 - RB
Lee Ziemba - #73 - LT
Mike Blanc - #93 - DT
Wes Byrum - K
Derrek Sherrod - #79 - OT
Pernell McPhee - #90 - DE
K.J. Wright - #34 - OLB
Chris White - #50 - ILB
Charles Mitchell - #4 - S
1st - 14:50 - Doesn't show impressive speed here in pursuit
1st - 13:37 - Off-set I form ... Nice instincts, great tackle on FB burst and forces 4th down ... clutch play here
and showed a little toughness
1st - 13:02 - Lacks flexibility, fluidity, agility to change directions and steer angle to sack QB after getting by TE ... could have used hands better at POA and gotten more physical with TE
1st - 2:03 - 2-pt stance ... Good strength in absorbing initial block from RT ... under control, but bad tackling technique and misses tackle
Disappointed with McPhee's lack of explosive athleticism, but he's tough and very good in run support
1st - 14:50 - Lacks speed, range ... instincts not great on this play
1st - 12:39 - Poor job in taking on block technique wise ... good job of keeping RB instead of giving him outside edge ...
2nd - 6:35 - Bad instincts ... could have limited run but stays passive, gets blocked and doesn't make a play when potentially in position
2nd - 0:49 - Difficult to describe how bad White is on this play ... he has no clue what is going on, gets blocked by WR ... caps off a bad first half
1st - 14:31 - Terrific job in run support ... nice angle, good instincts ... good solo tackle
1st - 11:35 - Can't get off block in deep half
Seems a little finesse and doesn't like to mix it up ... gets blocked easily and not as active as I would prefer
(ESPN Broadcast skipped coverage here)
1st - 0:58 - Athletic and smooth in getting to 2nd level to block MIKE ... comfortable in space ...
1st - 0:22 - Stays relatively low in block and uses lower body to anchor ... Holds ground and seals off running lane