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Did Crowton "turn JJ loose?"

Posted on 9/8/09 at 7:05 am
Posted by Fat Man
Gotta Luv Cov ... ington
Member since Jan 2006
7057 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 7:05 am
The assumption by virtually everyone I've read is that our O was totally Vanilla vs. UW.

However, upon re-watching the game, JJ dropped back to pass, looking down field, on several occasions (including the one where he hit TT down the left side).

The other times, JJ either was sacked, scrambled for positive yards or threw the ball away.

This happened at least 5 times. That's 5 times we tried to go down field, about 10% of our plays.

Based on our success "trying to open it up" (or lack thereof), and considering our success last year throwing down field (to the other color jerseys), maybe Vanilla is a good flavor for us.

Finally, mega-thanks to JJ for taking the sack, doing the scramble and / or throwing it away. One bad decision / int by him could have altered the outcome of the game.
Posted by TheDoc
doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
99297 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 7:07 am to
quote:

One bad decision / int by him could have altered the outcome of the game.


had the same conversation with a husky fan after the game

"if your QB would have thrown a couple of bad passes, we would have won!"



i laughed at his "if" statement, but it holds a lot of weight.

JJ = smart QB
Posted by Yeauright17
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2009
92 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 7:16 am to
Yea I'd have to say that he definitely displayed a lot of intelligence in the game. Not only that, I was excited to see his intensity as well. On the first drive of the game he looked to be pretty jacked, showed great leadership skills, and looked to play beyond his experience. Kid's just a winner, there's no better way to put it, that's what he's used to doing. I'm glad to see that all the winning he's done in his career as a qb has carried with him over the past 2 years, it seems as if the challenges have risen for him, he's risen to the challenges. I like the way the kid plays and the way the team responds to him. Can't wait to watch him this week in his own house.

Posted by LSUSports247
Member since Apr 2007
635 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 8:07 am to
The offense was very conservative, but probably for good reason. The Fact is JJ is still very young and the coaches are still trying to bring him along slowly. If JJ would have thrown a pick 6 during the first game, it would have seriously hurt the confidence of this offense. I think we will see more of an explosive offense in the next few games. Hopefully the offense will be peeking for the UGA and FL games.

Posted by The Ramp
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2004
12186 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 8:08 am to
we need to "open up" the offense and play more "aggressive" on defense
Posted by BhamTigah
Lurker since Jan 2003
Member since Jan 2007
14073 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 8:37 am to
I think JJ is smart in some ways. However, he needs to realize he is our starting qb and stop trying to run over everyone or we'll be depending on Lee by midseason.
Posted by Fat Man
Gotta Luv Cov ... ington
Member since Jan 2006
7057 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 8:37 am to
quote:

we need to "open up" the offense and play more "aggressive" on defense




I think you may be on to something here.

Who do you coach for, oh wise one who brings forth so much wisdom hereunto the netherlands of The Rant?
Posted by beauchristopher
new orleans
Member since Jan 2008
65752 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 8:38 am to
we played to win the game. conservative or not. haha. im so glad we got the W.
Posted by Touchdown Jacob
East of the Rockies
Member since Jan 2004
269 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 8:42 am to
quote:

we played to win the game.
if so, we left no margin for error.

Was JJ handcuffed like this in the Ga Tech bowl game?
Posted by The Ramp
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2004
12186 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 8:46 am to
quote:

I think you may be on to something here


don't forget "we need to blitz more" is the panacea for all defensive woes
Posted by cajunjj
Madison, AL
Member since May 2008
7427 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 8:49 am to
Oc will not let lsu offense loose. In sec play this will not work. Looks like they are afraid to let JJ throw down the field.
Posted by Tiger_n_ATL
Atlanta
Member since Jul 2005
32453 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 9:19 am to
The O line did not protect him well in obvious passing situations other than a few times. This is the reason for no long passes. TT took a mid range play and turned it into a long play with YAC.
Posted by RobbBobb
Matt Flynn, BCS MVP
Member since Feb 2007
27827 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 9:47 am to
quote:

Was JJ handcuffed like this in the Ga Tech bowl game?

ppl, GT was not that good. Look at the whole ACC over this past weekend. After last yr, no young QB under Miles will ever be "turned loose"
Posted by Fat Man
Gotta Luv Cov ... ington
Member since Jan 2006
7057 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 2:52 pm to
Afraid to let JJ throw long? I disagree. I believe there were at least 5 downfield passes, but jj wisely didn't troe it.
Posted by Suck Out West
Phoenix, AZ
Member since Dec 2006
5932 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 2:54 pm to
let's all give Lee a hand for not throwing a pick-6 for the one play he was in for.
Posted by GatorGumbo
Member since Sep 2009
68 posts
Posted on 9/8/09 at 2:55 pm to
Miles addressed this in the NC. LSU played it conservatively so that JJ would ease into the game. Nothing unusual. Most good programs know how to break in new QB's.
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