Just a quick assesment of the team thus far. Please leave your feedback and opinions on what you think about the team.
Weatherford is not the answer and Lee isn't either. We can either have a guy who is consistent at 3 and outs, or a guy who is a great athlete, but plays scared to death, turns the ball over, and can't make a 5 yard throw. Shall we take a look at Richardson or Ponder?
Running Backs: B
People have been knocking Smith big time, but I think we all know the problem lies in the offensive line. Although he did have the big fumble on Saturday, Smith is a playmaker.
Offensive Line: D-
They have gotten a little better as the season progresses, but penalties and lack of run blocking are still the biggest problem on the team.
Wide Receivers: B+
Never would have thought the strength of our offense would be the WRs, but the emergence of a star in Preston Parker has me praising this group. Not to mention Carr and **** being more consistent as well.
Defensive Line: B+
I would easily give this unit an A if it wasn't for stupid penalties in key situations. That personal foul was kind of a chicken s.h.i.t. call, but it was still unnecesary. Regardless, this is still the best unit on the team by a longshot.
Aside from popular denial, this is the worst group of linebackers FSU has had in maybe 20 years. They dissapear play after play. They can't tackle, they can't read plays, they can't cover, and they are all severly undersized. Can't remember his name, but the Juco transfer, number 31 must weigh about 160 lbs. When he ran the pick back for a score, I would have bet my **** he was a safety or a corner. How can we have guys this small playing linebacker at FSU? Geno Hayes will make a nice TFL every once in a while, but he is way overated. I see him get eaten up by blocks or run himself out of the play too often. This whole group needs work big time. Good thing we have a couple blue chips coming in next year with great size to compliment their speed. I'm not sure if we can attribute the LB deficit to coaching, but they have shown no ablitity to make plays this season.
This unit has played well at times. Patrick Robinson is going to be one hell of a player. He is an athlete at 6'2". He can cover well, has nice hands, and comes up and makes plays on the run. Roger Williams wouldn't start for any other D-1 program in the country, so I'm not sure why he is starting for us. Garvin isn't bad, but he is 5'8", so any WR with size uses him. Myron Rolle has been a dissapointment. I keep waiting on a breakout game from this kid, but he keeps getting beat, and now he is missing tackles and just hasn't contributed like the number 1 overall recruit should in his sophmore season. Tony Carter has been exposed as being overated after his solid year last season.
Can't blaim them too much. All most all of them are new, and they inherited a program in trouble. I have disagreed with some of the play calling on offense, but i want to give Fisher some time to straighten things out. Still not happy with Andrew's approach in key situations, but that is nothing new.
Unless there are drastic changes FSU is looking at 6-6, flirting with missing a bowl game. I really don't see that we have an answer this season. Hopefully they can salvage something and win a big game or 2. We shall see!