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TigerBert
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Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
This seems to have been an issue the last few years. We'll, that and suspensions and injuries.

Being 2-0, I think we got past this one if we can (hopefully) avoid key injuries and suspensions moving forward.

Getting guys like Deculus and Jacoby on the field more, and Traore less, is going to help a lot.

Wondering if Giles will be next, with Marshall, Jefferson and Chase emerging as the best 3 receivers?

Overall,I'm feeling things come together. Wish Magee would be back, but thinking enough is now in place.

The Barn will be beat. Much more balance and our best available talent is gonna help.
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Westbank Hank
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
Maybe thats because its not much wiggle room from the starters and second string.

Or coached just trying to keep guys from transferring.


tigersbh
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
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Slowness to identify and get best men on the field


Deculus got beat out by Magee and Traore in Fall camp. Either he has improved, learned the playbook better, or he's better in games than in practices. Some players are just like that.

As for Stevens, he is playing now because Chaisson got hurt.


geauxtigers33
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2014
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
Some guys you just don’t know what you have until you see them live in a game. People also don’t understand that young players get better week to week. Deculus could be better today than he was two weeks ago. Jacoby Stevens is a great athlete but he is not the best safety on this team and that’s why he is constantly being moved around. His athletic ability makes it to where you want him to be on the field but there are guys better than him at his position currently playing.


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WylieTiger
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
Booty v. Davey was a prime example of this. Booty was better in practice while Davey was the better gamer.


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LSUMIKEVVX
Member since Sep 2018
125 posts

re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
Miles era was well known for this especially at LB


LSUBrown
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ATL
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221 posts

re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
I don’t think the Deculus/Traore situation is a good example. Deculus had been moved to guard and Traore was slated to back up Magee. When Magee went down, I’m sure the staff thought Traore was the safer bet to put in, since he’d been practicing and preparing for Miami at RT, while Deculus had not.

For the SEL game, if Charles had not been out, I have no doubt Deculus would’ve started at RT ahead of Traore, or at least come in after Traore stunk up the place.
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FightinTiga
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
LSU has the playmakers in their backyard but needs to head north for Olinemen


redfishfan
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
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As for Stevens, he is playing now because Chaisson got hurt.


Stevens likely won't be playing the boundary OLB. He'll be an F backer. Now he may have moved to F backer because one of the F backers had to be moved to boundary bc of the Chaisson injury.


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DeafJam73
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
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LSU has the playmakers in their backyard but needs to head north for Olinemen


Go get them big, corn fed, tractor pulling, farm raised motha frickas.


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FightinTiga
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
Exactly,could bring LSU all the way back


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Robbytiger
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
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LSU has the playmakers in their backyard but needs to head north for Olinemen


Been saying this for years....we have the skill athletes....



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Will2nd
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Atlanta
Member since Sep 2009
2951 posts

re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
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Deculus got beat out by Magee and Traore in Fall camp.


Some guys are just "gamers". Sometimes it's just that simple.


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Clark W Griswold
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
Saban was 96% through with his season last year before he let the better QB take over. So it takes time.


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Barbellthor
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Member since Aug 2015
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
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Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
This seems to have been an issue the last few years.

Yea. CEO has been better about this. If you're complaining about the OL, remember that there isn't much room with suspensions--they get arrested or break team rules, you CAN'T not suspend them. And injuries are mostly unavoidable. That's what's happened with the OL last week. And sometimes it's not immediately obvious that a player should start, i.e. Deculus and Traore. It is now, and he's starting.

Defense is good. And the receivers just haven't been consistent, though I'm sure the most talented have started. But with so much youth/inexperience at WR, it does take some time for the best to be clear in-game. Here's to hoping we get that picture cleared up soon, like before-two-days-from-now soon.


JawjaTigah
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
Receivers dropping sure gain passes have haunted our QBs and team for a couple of seasons now.


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Bert Macklin FBI
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
My opinion is that you don’t know how a guy will react when live bullets start flying.


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wheelz007
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Member since Jan 2010
1542 posts

re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
No. As a coach, you've got what you've got as far as talent goes. You try like heck to mask, work through and over come your weaknesses. Everyone has them.

Players "get it" and come along at different times and rates. You work them and work them and work them.

You come out of camp thinking this is your line-up, but you can't be sure until live bullets start flying.

Moving guys around to find the best fit, or combination is always best. It happens everywhere.

You have to be willing to change your line-up.


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Kingpenm3
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
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Slowness to identify and get best men on the field



Geez, so true, remember how long it took for White to finally start.


rbdallas
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Member since Nov 2007
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re: Slowness to identify and get best men on the field
A LIVE game says a lot. Also, huge improvements are usually made from week 1 to week 2...and they will only show up on the field. As the season goes on all of this will settle.


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