Monday, September 28, 2009
OSU ranks ninth in pass defense in the Pac-10 and 110th nationally, out of 120 teams. The Beavers have forced the fewest turnovers in the league with four.
As for sacks, the Beavers are tied for last in the nation with two.
Offensive Line Argument:
OSU is #1 in the country in giving up sacks with 15. Western Kentucky is second with 14. Great.
OSU ranks 6th in yards per game in the Pac-10. 135 yds puts OSU at 65th in the country. Weak.
OSU is 13th in the nation in terms of completion percentage- 67.6%
Let me know your thoughts? Who sucks worse??
Yes…I will be swimming in a Speedo in December. I pay my debts (Unlike some Wildcat in-laws).
Why will a fat dude in a Speedo? Simple: our lines suck!
I love the Beavers and will always try to find the needle in the haystack. There is nothing here. It was embarrassing all night to have that Long Haired, first Game Starting Hillbilly sitting in the pocket for hours. He was never pressured and could take his time against our average at best Defensive backs. It was tough to watch. They need to hit the drawing board and stunt, blitz or something different. What they are doing is not working. They never stopped them. They are not a powerhouse. We will be run out of the stadium by the rest of the Pac is we continue to play that way on D.
The Offense is worse. Yes, I am sure that I will get #1 Ball Washer status when I say that I continue to like Canfield at QB. He does not make mistakes. The last pick was him trying to make a play in a fruitless end to the game. True, he takes longer than I would like to make a decision but it is often the best decision. There are too many observations to point out specifically, so I will go with two. Phillip is young and is getting worked. The gang tackle of Canfield in the endzone for the safety at the end of the game was the Cherry on top. He did not even have time to Crap himself before 5 dudes were squashing him. Pathetic. Give him more/some time.
For those who want Moevao, fine put him in. The opposition will blow him up too. Only difference is that he will throw 3-4 picks a game. Be careful what you wish for.
Catching better be hurt. We need him. Some players get the training room disease. Let’s hope he is not one of them.
Punt Return – it is hard to imagine blaming a loss on Punt returners, but there might be a case. Catch the Ball! What happened to you guys. Field position is key and you let us down. It is not that we would have won simply if you catch the ball, just would have given our offense a chance to breathe.
Prepare for a long season.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
BeaverPhil will have a YouTube clip for this loss.
Losing 2 games in a row at home is not good. This year's team is looking like a 5-6 or 6-5 team. Maybe.
The defense loss this game. They did not stop Arizona all night.
Arizona's punter crushed the Beavers in the 4th quarter. OSU had no field position all night.
OSU's o-line is pathetic. I mean really bad. The whole game, they made mistakes. The end of the game was ultra pathetic. Coach Cavanaugh has his work cut out for him this year. Remmers is really weak....
Canfield was okay, but the dinking and dunking passes were unproductive. He couldn't go downfied- probably due to to OSU's lack of WR's.. Bishop got knocked out, literally. Catchings got hurt. James Rogers can only do so much double teamed.
This game was not sold out BTW. That's pretty weak for the first game of the Pac-10 schedule.
Catchings is hurt again. Adejini has stepped up, but he looks fragile- like he hasn't been here before. James Rogers is getting double teamed on every pass play, focusing Canfield on Adejini. So far the kid has stepped up.
Quizz is getting frustrated with the lack of blocking by the o-line. The o-line has to get better asap.
Will the Beavers win this game? It's too close to call.
|Team Stat Comparison|
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
From BeaverPhil/To OSU Beaver Football Blog Readers:
I am officially stating that Sean Canfield is not the problem with Oregon State. Lay off him! It is amazing to me that he is getting any attention. He spends more time on his back than Jenna Jamison (Tory Wells) because the Offensive line is so horrible. He is not perfect by any means. He holds the ball a little too long and must be blamed for a few of the 10 sacks so far this season. Unless the line steps up and plays more consistently, we are in for an up and down season.
The skilled players have made plays, but had too many drops. They have not cost us the game at all (yet) but have hurt the morale. We will win more games only if we score TD’s instead of Field Goals (Cincy first half). 10-0 or 14-0 changes the game and mindset at that point. 6-0 is SOFT. I am stoked that he (makes me stick to say his name out loud) made the kicks, but I still keep a puke bucket close by every time just in case.
The defense is not helping Canfield either. What? (you’re saying). The late 1st half drive was a killer against Cincy. There is no pressure and the QB and the DB’s have really yet to be tested (Very Scary)! Does Zane Norris have any Slade in him? They need to get a little more creative on stunts and blitzes or the DB’s will get TORCHED! WILL SOMEONE PLEASE STEP UP AND BALL!!!
Let’s just say that the Beavs need to step it up this week and post a win. If they come up short BeaverPhil will be in a Speedo swimming laps over Christmas at my brother in laws. Not a welcome site at all.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I've been surfing the net for OSU Beaver articles, and the common piece is about how all the "message boards" are calling for Sean Canfield's head. There is a nice heart felt piece about Moevao text messaging Canfield a love note...great.....
I studied communications at OSU and one of the things it taught me was when to smell B.S. I read comments on all the major sites and the Canfield vs. Moevao argument is minimal.
I don't think Canfield was the reason OSU lost to Cincy. Quite the contrary, the offensive line got it's ass kicked and Quizz was not 100%. PLEASE STOP BASHING CANFIELD. I know he sucks, but so does Moevao, neither are top-tier talents. I think Sean has showed a lot of poise, which also can be construed as holding on to the ball too long. Either way, he is capable of winning 70% of his games if everyone else does their job.
Speaking of which, the OSU defense is average at best. I love Banker, I am sure he can make it work. The LB's are too small, fast yes, but over-powered with good tecnique. This year's D has done okay with stopping the run, but those stats are misleading when the opponents can pass for 20 yds at an 80% completion rate.
Arizona is a great opportunity for the Beavers to dominate and have a big win to start their Pac-10 campaign. Given the competiveness of the Pac-10 this year, the Beavers need all the help they can get.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
28-18 was the final score. First loss of the season. It was a very sloppy game for the Beavers.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Finally had a chance to watch the whole UNLV game and here are my thoughts:
Rodgers brothers are amazing and I still can’t believe that they are at OSU. Would like them to avoid the hit a bit more to keep them around for the whole season. I live in LA and all of my Trojan buddies keep commenting about how Taylor Mays is going to crush them like tin cans. STEP OUT OF BOUNDS PLEASE!!!!
Rodgers brother (Part two) are too much of the offense and the progress of the other receivers is good, but not great. Stevenson is a very good back up to Quiz, but he does not instill fear in the defense. I would like to see a few long balls to keep the short swing passes available.
Canfield is our man unless he gets hurt. He has not made mistakes and throws a great ball.
O-Line looks good. They will need to progress if we plan on winning a few weeks from now.
A Little nervous on this side of the ball.
Line/Backers are very good at tackling someone after they have made gains. Need to much more disciplined in their drops and that cost us on a few 3rd downs at least last week. If they don’t get pressure on the QB the offense will sit on the sidelines for the WHOLE season.
Dbacks are not getting torched, but they will against better competition. We have been tested by a “Spread” team and a 1AA team. The Pac-10 will run right past us.
Returns – been ok. Nothing to report either way. Need to cover kick offs better. Hurt in the UNLV game at the end.
Kicking – DON”T MISS AGAIN!!! – simple instructions. We will need the points. You redeemed yourself, but also put us in the situation.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Beavers pulled out a win with a last second field goal by Justin Kahut. 23-21 was the final score. It was an ugly win. Lots of hard hits. The Beavers showed a lot heart.
The Beavers had horrible clock management at the end of the game, but still pulled it out. They had 8 penalties, and two TD lead too. It showed a lot of determination to stay focused and get the win.
The Rodgers Bros. continued to carry the team, although a couple rookie WR's made plays in the 4th quarter. Both James(11 catches for 80yds) and Jacquizz(22 carries for 166yds, 1TD) took some really hard hits tonight. UNLV was laying the lumber all night. OSU's defense still has to develop a pass defense, they only had 1 sack tonight too.
Canfield had another productive game. He moved the offense and gave the Beavers a chance. Canfield still looks afraid to take a hit when he is in the pocket. He took some shots, but nothing brutal. He didn't seem to have a clue about the clock at the end of the game. In the 4th quarter there was a 4 down try by OSU that was really weak-Canfield must be really soft- he sneaked like a panzy and got stuck in a pile. UNLV promptly when on to score their last TD and took the lead. Riley got really pissed near the end when Canfield and the rest of the "O" started burning seconds. The good news is that Canfield did not turn the ball over, which is huge.
UNLV was a good team tonight evenly matched with OSU, but the Beavers were determined to find a way to win.
|Team Stat Comparison|
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Monday, September 07, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
So is Stanford. Arizona schools are still undecided.
The Pac-10 football race is going to be tight this year. The team's with depth will prevail.
Cal is beating Maryland 31-6 in the 2nd.
UW is tied with LSU 10-10 in the 2nd.
Stanford rolled over WSU.
USC crushed SJSU.
ESPN Pac-10 Scoreboard
The Rogers brothers are balling. Let's see if the Beav's can keep the shut out going....
It's still the 2nd qtr, score is 17-0.
Overall the Beavers look very good. They are dominating an opponent they are supposed to.
Friday, September 04, 2009
Here are some clips of other not-so brilliant fights in college football history-
Which fight is worse?
Here is a clip of the infamous Miami vs Florida International, another doozy.
Here's a brawl from 1971- USC vs Notre Dame: (kinda tame compared to the current generation's brawls)
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Oregon looks flat on the blue turf. Boise State looks physically on par with the Oregon players.
I guess all the high tech training center equipment is not worth what the Duck alumni payed for. Suckers.