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Disclaimer - I did not have the liberty/pleasure of dissecting this game snap-by-snap. I had it on, but I had my entire family over visiting our newborn and I was also busy trying to ensure that my 3 year old did not bite his cousins' ears off. But every time I looked up, Clowney was tossing Lewan around like a rag doll.
'I think I played really well,' Lewan said after Tuesday's game. 'Everyone told me he was unblockable one-on-one. Well today, I did my job for Michigan.'
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Did his job for Michigan? Did that include walking 25 yards deep in the backfield to recover Smith's head for him
This post was edited by Gomer 18 months ago
First half went to Lewan
Second half was all Clowney
All in all, Lewan did have a very strong performance in that game today, especially given the competition.
This post was edited by Tyler4MSU 18 months ago
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Lewan did his job. Our secondary is why we lost the game.
Not Lewans fault for the uneducated
On the play they were in the I with 2 WRs to the right and a TE (Kiatkowski) on the left next to Lewan. South Carolina had a 4 man front and walked a safety up outside of Clowney. It was a straight power call . On power you get down blocks from the playside of the Oline. So the TE,LT, and LG should all be blocking down. Barnum did his job and Taylor blocked down and picked up the back side LB that was done perfectly. Kiatkowski should have blocked down on Clowney because the backside guard is supposed to pull through the hole and pick up the first man he sees and the FB has to kick out the end man on the line which was the walked up LB/S. Well Kiatkowski just didn't even attempt to hit CLowney and then by passed another LB the playside LB and attempted to double the man Lewan had sealed 6 yards down the field. End result Clowney got free reign to the RB. Patrick O was pulling but it is impossible for him to get to a DE that quick Clowney just ran right past him and the FB did kick out the walked down defender pretty well. Crazy thing is that if Kiatkowski could have blocked Clowney, which is a tall order in itself this would have been a TD because then Patrick O would have had a one on one block with the LB and nothing but daylight to the endzone.
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Are you glad Denard is gone or not?
They'll find a way to credit everyone's peformance to the point where the only logical explanation for them losing was the refs.
I wouldn't go that far but I'm ready for the team to move forward with more of a pro-set look.
Yep, and when they do...
As for the DetNews article, I actually think this is a good thing. Makes it more likely for him to go pro
How does your wife feel about your obsession with high school boys?
Are you one of those gym teachers who gets a little too close when you hand out the towels after class?
Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.
how many not called facemasks did he have?
Not sure. How many downs did he play? About that many.
well there was that very questionable call on that one "catch"
Lewan grabs facemasks like it's his job...therefore he did his job.
I can do that too!
Clowney, however, is far from just a speed rusher. His ability to jab-step outside and counter back to the inside gave Lewan problems. Clowney's agility led to Lewan grabbing hold of his jersey on multiple occasions, drawing a flag late in the second quarter. Clowney also possesses an impressive over-arm swim move, which he used, at times, when Lewan would drop his head upon contact.
Clowney had very similar stats to his seasonal averages except for the sacks. I think the fact he didn't record a sack has to count for something. Like him or not, Lewan is a 'good' OL and did a 'good' job on Clowney.
OH OH OHHHHHHHHHHHH....I can play this game as well:
Steve Spurrier is an over aggressive gunslinger and when he feels he has been given a bad call on one pitch, he will stick the next one in your ear hole. blahblahblah, 3 paragraphs of rambling......SCOREBOARD!!
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
25 yards in penalties for Lewan.
Clowny was doubled and even triple teamed at times.
This post was edited by Spartytruth 18 months ago
Lewan has mastered the art of grabbing and holding just enough to be effective AND not draw flags on every down. In that sense, he did a good job on Clowney.
So say what you will, but you want players like that on your team. He'll be a very high draft pick.
Clowney got the MVP, but Lewan did his job, as Clowney's impact plays weren't against Lewan (I believe).
i don't have the stats but it seems to me that they don't give up many sacks due to the fact that the qb's run the ball and are effective in breaking tackles.
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