The depth chart for the Baylor game still lists Quan Cosby and Brian Orakpo starting. Anyone know what's going on?
I'd love for us to rest these tremendous assets in a game we should be able to win without them. (No offense to Baylor, but it's just a fact of our athleticism, depth, home field, etc). On top of that, I'd love to see some of our younger players get some more starting experience, when things aren't quite figured out and each squad is playing chess...get them used to thinking a bit more.
Afterall, at this point in the season why can't we use Williams, Kirkendoll, or Buckner for something more than just a simple flag route? Don't get me wrong, I love the deep ball, and wish Greg Davis used it more, but these guys have to get used to running actual routes and throwing fakes...not just relying on busted coverages or their speed alone. Between the fact that we're deep in the season and we're losing Quan & Jordan next year this is a concern.
As per the defensive side of the ball, anyone not as experienced as Orakpo is going to have to learn to be disciplined vs. Baylor and not over pursue or try to take the edge every time. We need our ends to stay stay at home...push your man toward the pocket if you can, and make him beat you with his arm. Let the LB's contain him on the scramble. Don't try to slip around every time and take yourself our of a play if he decides to pull it down, split the gap, and take 5 yards. (Or a concussion from Sergio "I eat your soul and shit out all your hope" Kindle).