01 October 2006

Defense anyone?

Dictionary.com defines pathetic as such:

1. causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.; pitiful; pitiable: a pathetic letter; a pathetic sight.
2. affecting or moving the feelings.
3. pertaining to or caused by the feelings.
4. miserably or contemptibly inadequate: In return for our investment we get a pathetic three percent interest.

I can't think of a better word to describe the defensive performance against Kansas yesterday. Missed tackles, blown coverage, and overall poor skills. I can't blame the talent entirely, although our secondary is vastly deficient when it comes to covering receivers. I don't see on the field good football sense, good technique in tackling or deep coverage; this type of inadequate play can be directly linked to coaching -- or in this case -- lack of coaching. Our defense looked confused, dazed... perhaps they were shocked that the defensive plays were so reactive. In overtime, we suddenly became an attacking defense -- where were those plays all game?!

It's so frustrating as a long-time fan to see the opposite of power football being played by the boys in red in Memorial Stadium. If this defensive philosophy
continues, we will lose to Iowa State, Missouri, every single southern division team and even Colorado. Why does it seem that only the fans care about these things? I definitely am getting a poor return on my investment.


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