Let's be real...

Discussion in 'Syracuse Football Board' started by longislandcuse, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. longislandcuse

    longislandcuse Living Legend

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    I'm definitely not saying Bama isn't the best defense. I'm just saying that the chasm between there defense and say, Clemson's, isn't that far off.

    Bama played two high powered offenses all year. One scored 35 and the other, 43.
     
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  2. Finwad32

    Finwad32 All Conference

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    There's as much talent on the 'Bama D as anywhere in the Country. That being said, that doesn't make them an All-Time Defense.

    The way everyone felated them last night, you'd have thought Mike Singletary was directing the GD '85 Bears around.

    Most talent in the country, not one of best defenses of all time.
     
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  3. RF2044

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    Hey--I was the one yesterday in the prediction thread who expected Clemson to rise to the occasion. I knew that they could hang with them on both sides of the ball, and I liked Watson vs. Bama's defense more than Hurts against Clemson's. Also heap in Clemson having been in the NC game last year, and this year not fazed by the hype / the moment too big, and I figured that they had a great chance.

    Just think about how the score might have been different if Clemson didn't give Bama a short field by running wide and failing to convert that early 4th and 1.
     
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  4. KaiserUEO

    KaiserUEO Living Legend

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    i was busy yesterday (I know, hindsight 20/20) but I was in on Clemson too. I figured last year gave them a 'Giants-pats in 07' moment of clarity and proved to them they could win.
     
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  5. BuffOrange

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    When the team with the defense wins, "defense win 'ships".
    When the team with the offense wins, "meh that defense was never that great".
     
  6. longislandcuse

    longislandcuse Living Legend

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    It was great. Welcome to football in 2017 where Offense >>>>>>> Defense.

    All we're saying is that they may have been overhyped due to the weak offenses they played all year. Overhyped doesn't mean "not great", it just means "not the greatest".
     
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    RMH44 All American

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    Details, details...
     
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    Hoo's That All Conference

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    The quick way to accomplish an upgrade to the Coastal is to swap VPI for Louavul.
     
  9. KaiserUEO

    KaiserUEO Living Legend

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    ive been trying to figure out a way to type that, best I could come up with is lullvil.
     
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    Moontan All American

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    Beany Cook always pointed to a certain defense from 1959 as the best. :)
     
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    bcubs9497 All Conference

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    I finished watching the Clemson/SU game. Never got pushed back 5+ yards when doubled up. Also noticed that when he was in, they didn't run to his side much, even when doubled up. Of course, Clemson was able to negate whatever impact he may have had by doubling up on him.
     
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