Thursday, October 6, 2011

Solutions to TCU's Problems?

Obviously this TCU football team has some issues to work out, especially on the defensive side of the ball, but I feel some of it can be fixed. Now it won’t be a quick fix, but if TCU does these three things, it will improve this current team and also get them ready for the future.

Youth Movement: I want to see more of Jason Verrett, Kevin White, Travaras Battle, and Sam Carter in the secondary. They are all sophomores or younger. If this season is going to be a struggle as it has been, you might as well get the young guys some experience.

More Pressure: Gary Patterson has to dial up more blitzes to get pressure. Part of the secondary’s problem is they have to cover WR’s for way too long because of the lack of any kind of pass rush. I think it will help those young guys tremendously if you can at least flush the quarterback out of the pocket.

Open Up the Offense: Justin Fuente and Jarrett Anderson have to open up the offense and stop being so conservative. If the defense is going to struggle this bad, then the offense needs to get off to a faster start and help put some of the pressure back on the opposing offense. If you know you are going to be in a shootout every game, you might as well get it started early.

Hopefully we see improvement from the defense this week against San Diego State, but it’s going to be tough. Aztecs quarterback Ryan Lindley has thrown for 8 touchdowns and 1 interception this season. He has only been sacked twice, so the Frogs have their work cut out for them.

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