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Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby smuhype » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:13 am

Have to wonder where this team would have landed had Roberson not gotten hurt at Houston.

Would we have had just enough to beat Memphis?

One more option in those final 2 drives @ Navy?

Damn --- hard to convince me that wasn't the difference in our season...

So bummed about how we finished --- Get ready to shore up this DEFENSE.
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby BUS » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:19 am

Yes, things to ponder upon for the next week but OMG we are so much better.

Before that we lost some DB,S and linebacker.

That speed could not be replaced.

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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby TwoTimeGrad » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:57 pm

We missed him a lot - he could get behind any safety that didn't spot him 10+ yards at the line.
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby mtrout » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:33 pm

I would nba load management him. Play him every other game or something along those lines. You don’t plow fields with a ferrari.
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby JasonB » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:07 pm

Next year with Gray, Thad and Wiggins, you have three other players that can be that secondary deep threat.
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby mustangxc » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:34 am

WR will definitely be upgraded next year and that is after losing Proche!!! Think about that for a second.
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby EastStang » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:06 am

It hurt definitely. Although Rice played well at both Memphis and Navy and showed up late in the FAU game. Maybe the field had dried off some by then.
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby leopold » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:12 pm

As I watched Buchele overthrow deep balls on the last four games of the year I couldn't help but believe he was just zoned in on Roberson and was throwing a deep ball to him, having difficulty adjusting to the lack of his sheer speed on those plays. I'm not sure about Memphis, but I genuinely believe it cost us against Navy and FAU.
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby ponyte » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:25 pm

Roberson was a true deep thread. Defenses had to respect that. Once he was gone, we didn't have a true deep threat. And defense started playing a bit tighter on receivers. Yes, his injury limited the vertical game and allowed Ds to squeeze tighter on the short-intermittant game. This put more pressure on short passes and helped in the box against the run.

Shane was probably use to airing it out and Roberson running under it.
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby PK » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:32 pm

leopold wrote:As I watched Buchele overthrow deep balls on the last four games of the year I couldn't help but believe he was just zoned in on Roberson and was throwing a deep ball to him, having difficulty adjusting to the lack of his sheer speed on those plays. I'm not sure about Memphis, but I genuinely believe it cost us against Navy and FAU.

Field conditions at both Navy and FAU slowed our receivers down from what they usually do in practice and I think Shane had a hard time taking that into account.
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby East Coast Mustang » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:34 pm

Losing Reggie hurt but the drop off by our defense in the second half of the season was the real issue IMO
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:37 am

Let's not forget that special teams played a big part in that 1st loss of the season in the much hyped game at Memphis. Field position was horrible all night long for that game and we worried about FGs and even extra points all season long. That part of this team needs major improvement.
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Re: Roberson Injury changed entire season...

Postby ponyboy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:33 pm

Funny, but I'd forgotten that. Robledo coming back helped.
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