21.Aug.2012 Final Scrimmage Concerns
Riley quoted as saying there were a lot of procedural penalties…said the team needs to work on details (does this sound familiar?)
Banker says CBs were lining up offside, guys were "missing tackles", defenders "panicking" and committing holding or interference penalties.
Trevor Romaine goes 2-4 on FGs.
Sounds like problems with basic, fundamental football will haunt this team yet again. These types of mistakes play out as one step forward/two steps back during games. I don't know about you guys, but I might pull my hair out watching another season of missed tackles, false starts, and shanked kicks. Banker did not sound happy at all with the D.
No punting stats. When a reporter asks Riley about the punters, he dodges the question and says he was watching the return game and the blockers so he didn't pay attention to the punters. That sums it up; he never pays attention to punters, which is why we don't have one. I thought it was a clever way to dodge the question, though…if he was watching the return game he obviously saw the punts. He just didn't like them, and being Mr. Nice Guy, he didn't want to say that.
Everyone will focus on Woods scoring and Gilmore having a nice day. That's fine. But what I want to see is solid fundamentals, and not only didn't it happen, but we got the exact opposite.