To summarize today's game...it was simply frustrating. The offense looked sluggish and flat out bad at times. Leonard (Arkansas State QB) toyed the defense with play action and his feet.
>Foster was simply horrendous. I dont know how else I can describe his play. If I were opposing QB, I would pick on this guy ALL DAY LONG. Also, Jackson did not look good.
>Defensive play calling was very very conservative. We played with soft zone all over the place. Our DB basically offered 10-12 yd cushion to AR-state WRs, challenging them to catch footballs and allowing them to maintain the possession of the ball.
>D-Line was invisible at times. We failed to penetrate and did almost nothing to disrupt the backfield. Giving up 10 yard runs are simply unacceptable...Run defense, which ranked top 3 in the country last yr, was simply abysmal.
>Offensive line needs to play better...much better. O-line struggled to open up holes for Jamaal Charles against AR-state!!! And the pass protection was pretty bad at times. Colt got flustered by 5 or 6 men rush.
>Lamar Houston played quite a bit today. I know he is young, but he got faked out by play action/misdirection plays way too many times. He needs to contain QB's and make some plays.
>Colt's Arm.....I didnt see significant change on his velocity. what zip? huh? His arm was average at best. He threw lots of ducks and did not make throws that he usually makes. He threw about 5 balls that SHOULD have been intercepted
>Since we played so shitty, John Chiles didnt even get on the field
>Eddie Jones looked good. He didnt miss many tackles or got fooled by play action plays. He also got an INT.
>Jamaal Charles had a pretty strong game. Although, his best run was wiped out by the penalty, he looked strong and fast. But at times he danced around too much in the backfield and failed to hit the holes. Poor O-line probably caused it.
>Sweed looked healthy and his injury did not seem to bother him.
I truly hope that this was a baaaad tune-up game. We should have really dominated this game. Instead, this game left and possibly made more questions. Let us all hope that AR-state is actually a decent team and will go on to have a good season.