- Aug 27, 2011
With Q gone.. We have to be the softest team in the ACC. Teams are going run though us like butter
Agreed. It could be a Notre Dame-level poor defense. Sub-100 in KenPom. We better have a top 5 offense to offset that, and I don’t think we will because we don’t have anyone who can break guys down off the dribble and either find the open man or get to the rim. No bueno.This will be the worst defensive zone team since we started playing it.
Agree. QG played bigger than his size, and his 8.4 rpg will be tough to replace. But I think we'll wind up being as good or better defensively. At PF (after adjustment), Benny's a jumping jack and is likely to pick up most of Quincy's rebounds and add shot blocking. At SF, I don't expect Swider or JimmyB to be windex guys (both come in with pedestrian rebounding stats). But they have more length, and I doubt they'll be any worse than Griff. So overall rebounding won't be any worse than last year at forward and our inside defense might actually improve with Benny's shot-blocking ability.Compared to Quincy, Marek, Griffin — Williams is taller, maybe a match for Quincy except for rebounding; Edwards will be 25lbs heavier than Dolezaj, a better shot blocker and a much better rebounder (plus, Sidibe and Anselmo are better back-ups than what we had); and Cole is taller and stronger than Griffin.
Inside defense will be much improved, with better strength at center.
“This clown show” hasn’t had a losing season in FIVE DECADES.
Made a nice run to the Sweet Sixteen.
And finished the season ranked.
I’m not gonna get pre-pissed off about things that haven’t happened yet.
But you have fun with that.
Welcome to the Portal Era.
This is hardly a uniquely Syracuse thing.
Get used to it.
This is the New (ab)Normal.