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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
@Black&Gold With Bryant it's up to him to figure it out for himself. Coates has been hurt for half the season and let Ben work with him in the offseason and you will see how much of a difference he can make. Rogers can play the slot and Hamilton can be a No.4 guy who gets maybe 10-15 catches for the year which isn't bad. DHB is another solid option at the 5 spot so there WR core is full can't add another without dropping 1 and as far as TE goes you fans are like kids in a candy store who eat every single piece and then get sick later, the Steelers proved that they don't need a big TE threat like the Pats to score points. Besides if you add a freak TE then your adding another guy who needs the ball and how can you expect Ben to keep all of those guys happy without ticking off someone else? James and Grimble don't scare a whole lot of teams but that's the beauty of it they will strike when you least expect it and that's a more dangerous weapon than having a freak TE.