Tentative coaching, poor preparation hindered Dogs early on

Aaron Murray reacts to the end of a game in which he led a remarkable comeback. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Aaron Murray reacts to the end of a game in which he led a remarkable comeback. (Jason Getz / AJC)

A few more thoughts and observations from Saturday’s heartbreaker at Auburn …

Sometimes (all too often, frankly) the way Georgia comes out in a big game looking ill-prepared — and the delay in the coaching staff adjusting to what the other team is doing — is just baffling.

Saturday against Auburn, the Georgia coaches seemed tentative in the first half, starting with the decision to give the Tigers great field position with a short pooch kick because they apparently were scared to death of Auburn’s return men. Likewise, in the second quarter when the Dogs faced a fourth-and-1, the coaching staff opted to punt instead and were rewarded with a dismal 23-yarder. It’s like they were coaching not to lose rather than coaching to win.

Auburn, on the other hand, came out full of energy and confidence. After grinding out a scoring drive mainly on the ground, Gus Malzahn then went to the air mostly on the next one, as if to say to everyone, “See, I told you we could pass.”

In response, Todd Grantham’s defensive approach also was a bit timid, relying on his players reacting to whatever Nick Marshall decided to do in the zone-read rather than attacking and trying to disrupt Auburn’s backfield.

On offense, Mike Bobo started the game trying in vain to establish the run with Todd Gurley, only to be stymied by an Auburn defense that was determined to sell out and stop the run.

And the Bulldogs’ offensive line apparently thought it was still in a scrimmage in Athens and had not bothered to watch any film on the blitzing Dee Ford.

“We came out a little sluggish the first half,” lineman John Theus told the Athens Banner Herald. “I think they kind of caught us by surprise. They came out with a lot of energy and they were playing really hard. … I realized it the first drive. I don’t know about everybody else. I got beat off the edge and I realized they ain’t no joke.”

That’s just mind-boggling. How do you come out sluggish for a game against a Top 10 team and big rival? How is it that you have to get shown up on the field before you realize that one of the nation’s top offenses is for real?

And then there was the slowness in Georgia’s adjustments. It took until midway in the second quarter (in part because the Dogs had the ball so little in the first quarter) before Bobo junked his game plan and started slicing up the Tigers with quick slant passes that shortened the amount of time the OL had to “protect” quarterback Aaron Murray, in addition to finally moving the ball. By the second half, Bobo was on a roll and Georgia’s offense was back on track, mixing it up nicely between pass and run.

Grantham was even slower to adjust. Granted, the Georgia defense did a much better job in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter, when that pair of three-and-outs on Auburn’s part were exactly what Murray and the surging offense needed to complete a remarkable comeback. But why did it take so long to figure out that what Georgia was doing against Auburn’s offense in the first two quarters wasn’t working?

Yes, there were execution problems Saturday on the part of players, with dropped passes, false starts and missed blocks on offense and exceedingly poor tackling at times on defense. But the biggest problem appeared to be a Georgia staff that spent half the game getting outcoached before finally figuring out what it needed to do. …

I’m aghast that there are actually so-called Georgia “fans” out there who were still denigrating the efforts of Murray after this game. I can only conclude that such foolish talk is a result of these folks not having watched the game or being trolls passing themselves off as Bulldog fans. Murray’s performance against Auburn, both passing and running, and the way he led his team back for a chance at a win was absolutely incredible. I’ve rarely seen a college quarterback play as well as he did in the fourth quarter. It’s not his fault Georgia didn’t win, but without him the Dogs wouldn’t have even come close. …

Todd Gurley ran for tough yards against Auburn and also was a key pass receiver. (Jason Getz / AJC)

Todd Gurley ran for tough yards against Auburn and also was a key pass receiver. (Jason Getz / AJC)

While Murray deserves all the accolades he’s gotten for his play Saturday, the sort of unsung hero for the Georgia offense was Gurley. He might not have had a hundred-yard day, which has become the favored benchmark of success for SEC backs, but he got some tough yards when they mattered most in the second half, and more importantly he caught 10 passes for 77 yards. That was the most passes caught Saturday by any Bulldog and ranked third in yardage. That’s an aspect of Gurley’s game that hopefully will get used a lot more. …

Special teams play was a mixed bag. Marshall Morgan was perfect placekicking and Georgia blocked a field goal and generally covered kickoffs and punts well (despite the coaches’ fears). But Marshall failed to get a single touchback on kickoffs (while Auburn’s kicker went nine-for-nine in that department), punter Collin Barber had an off day, and Georgia managed to find another obscure penalty it could draw on the punt receiving team and thereby extend an Auburn drive. …

As for the freak/miracle play that beat the Dogs, I can see both sides of the debate over whether Grantham should have blitzed rather than just rushing three and dropping back in a prevent scheme. On the one hand, a blitz might have disrupted Marshall’s ability to heave that long ball; on the other, past experience probably made Grantham less than trustful of his secondary’s ability to manage in single coverage. As it was, the play was well-covered, scheme-wise.

What was Josh Harvey-Clemons thinking here as he reached over teammate Tray Matthews on the Hail Mary pass? (Jason Getz / AJC)

What was Josh Harvey-Clemons thinking here as he reached over teammate Tray Matthews on the Hail Mary pass? (Jason Getz / AJC)

But here’s the big mystery: Why was Josh Harvey-Clemons reaching over Tray Matthews on a ball that Matthews had covered? At the very least, it showed poor teamwork and a lack of awareness of what they were supposed to be doing back there. And if he was trying to steal a pick from a fellow Bulldog, that’s just inexcusable. Nearly as bad was that  neither one seemed to realize they should just bat the ball down. I realize they’re both young players, but this was the 10th game of the season. I’m hoping they were just ignoring what they’d been taught, because the alternative would be that Georgia’s defensive coaching is so lousy that they hadn’t been told what to do in that situation. …

Finally, the SEC officiating crew led by the infamous Penn Wagers missed calls on both sides Saturday, but predictably the majority of them went against Georgia. And that’s not even counting all the late hits on Murray that went uncalled.

I don’t know what, if anything, Mark Richt and Greg McGarity have said to the SEC about the problems Georgia has had with blown calls over the past few years from the Wagers crew, but it’s past time they told the conference they don’t want him officiating Bulldog games at all. Ever. And if they’ve done that and been ignored, one of them should make a public statement about it and pay the resulting fine from the conference. Just to get it on the public record that this is unacceptable officiating would be money well spent.

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497 comments Add your comment

A Fan

November 17th, 2013
9:13 pm

Wasn’t that the biggest downer in living memory? The loss to Alabama seems tepid compared to this loss.

Strange Murphy

November 17th, 2013
9:14 pm

This team had such high expectations. Better job coaching and they’d probably only have one loss if that. So disappointing.

A Fan

November 17th, 2013
9:15 pm

Bill, do you still think Mark Richt is capable of that elusive “breakthrough season”?

FLGators

November 17th, 2013
9:22 pm

You might be looking at a more newsworthy December than you think Georgia, something is in the wind.

dentaldawg

November 17th, 2013
9:24 pm

our coaches apparently feel it is not their “fault”..that it’s the players who have to execute, etc…I don’t see that changing ubder Mark Richt.

MorgantonMike

November 17th, 2013
9:30 pm

Amen Brother Bill.

Roswell Dawg

November 17th, 2013
9:31 pm

Very disappointed in the coaching, but in no way does this sting like the 5 yards to Bama. A victory would have helped a frustrating season, but nothing like missing out on playing for the NC. Murray gave it his all. He couldn’t play defense too, unfortunately. Also question letting great players go and not restricting where they play and using a defensive scheme that has let us down all season.

erictin

November 17th, 2013
9:32 pm

Bill,is normally level headed and the eternal optimist..folks were in trouble!This debacle is a wake up call!

dawgfan

November 17th, 2013
9:35 pm

What was JHC thinking? Make a big highlight. Get on SportsCenter. Dance around like an idiot for the CBS cameras after making an easy interception on an underthrown ball.

You don’t often hear me criticizing players but that is exactly what he was thinking. This type of thinking should have been snuffed out dead and buried way back in August with a preseason camp focused on toughness and fundamentals. Instead, Richt took everybody to the pool.

James

November 17th, 2013
9:40 pm

Richt is a good guy but nobody get LESS WITH MORE than Mark Richt. One of nations top schools in placing talent in NFL and only 2 conference titles in 30 years. Top pay, top fan bases, top recruiting and nations most profitable program. No one at the athletic dept is driven day and night to win. Football, men’s basketball and baseball are huge disappointments. I’ll be there Sat night for UGA and those kids who played their hearts out but sure as Heck won’t be there for Richt. Sad thing is, as long as the $$ pours in, Gomer, our AD will never make a changes.

ssidawg

November 17th, 2013
9:44 pm

Aaron Murray is the heart and soul of this team.

Macclenny_dawg

November 17th, 2013
9:44 pm

Bill you hit the nail on the head. The coaches have no confidence in their players by the way they coach. The only way to change that is to get rid of the energy vampire himself Richt.

Hotdawg

November 17th, 2013
9:50 pm

Hey at least UGA is always consistently mediocre and not extremely bad or very good like Auburn every other season. Unfortunately CMR will never take us to the NC with his lack of preparation and attention to detail. I say we give Kirby Smart a chance since he has been groomed by the master of perfection.

FGD135

November 17th, 2013
9:54 pm

“Instead, Richt took everybody to the pool.”

But the boys had fun, and that’s all that matters to Richt.

mgdawg

November 17th, 2013
10:04 pm

Tentative coaching is a problem. UGA has been hurt by injuries in a way few teams have this year; however, their reaction to the injuries have been what has really hurt them. Vandy and Missouri have their qb’s knocked out, their backups don’t come in and just hand the ball off, they allow their backups to have the same game plan as the starter. UGA handcuffs themselves when starters go out, all passes are within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. Finally, when UGA let the offense loose was when the offense began moving. UGA has a 4 year starter at qb, but he’s been handcuffed most of the season. When the injuries began the theme was next man up, but that’s not really what happened.

The lack of improvement in the defense has been a big disappointment. There has been some improvement, but the lack of trust that grantham has in his defense and the proof of this seen in his playcalling has offset the defensive improvement. What would be best would be for grantham to leave, I don’t think richt would fire him this year. I think one more bad year would force the firing. The hiring of a new defensive staff could also set up the ability to hire a special teams coach.

Always a Dawg

November 17th, 2013
10:05 pm

Observations and Remarks: Having coached at the high school level for 35 years, I feel as if I have a pretty good knowledge of the game. So my observations and remarks are based on that as well as being a tried and true Dawg for life. (1) I agree that it was disappointing that we got off to such a slow start, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The comment by Theus is very disappointing because Ford and Lawson have been a thorn in the side of everyone this year in rushing the passer and displaying speed and quickness off the edge. You must be prepared for that from the outset and either the coaching staff or the players were not (or both) but we did adjust our formations after the 1st series. But we needed a fast start on offense …… especially since Auburn is just average overall as a defensive team. Defensively, I look at the scheme we used and felt as if it was a plausible one that for the most part worked after we adjusted to the speed of the game and Auburn’s offense. There is no way that it can be simulated in practice. The problem really occurs in 3 areas: (1) poor tackling allowing too many yards after contact, (2) continued poor play in the secondary, and (3) poor performance on a consistent basis from Colin Barber. The combination of these 3 led to poor field position and a limited time of possession and plays in the 1st half. The inability to get off the field on 3rd down by the defense continued to plague us basically through 3 quarters. I agree that it took much to long for Grantham to decide to be aggressive and attack Marshall. There are several reasons that he did not play quarterback at Georgia: (1) Aaron Murray and Hutson Mason and (2) limited throwing ability and a skill set that does not mesh with our pro-style offense. He did not handle the pressure well in the 4th quarter and, despite the last pass he threw that was not well thrown, he could not seal the win for Auburn when the game was on the line. The 2 devastating plays in the last 36 seconds were heartbreaking for Georgia. The criticism of Harvey-Clemons is somewhat unfair in that he was trying to make a play just like Matthews. 99 times out of 100 that ball is batted down and Georgia wins. The criticism of selfishness and lack of teamwork is ludicrous. It happens in the game sometimes despite the great effort. You also have to give the kid from Auburn credit for making an outstanding play on the ball. Does it hurt any less? No ….. but we did not give the game away because of a blown coverage, a lack of effort, etc. The 2nd devastating play in the last 36 seconds was the last offensive play for Georgia. If someone holds a block 1 second longer, Murray at least has a chance to throw the ball in the end zone for a possible score. It was a valiant effort to move to their 20 in 24 seconds and have a chance. Is the loss stunning? Yes …. but with 12 minutes to play in the game no one would have bet that Georgia had any chance at all. I agree that we have got to take a HARD look at how we can get MUCH BETTER on defense …. that has been our albatross for the last 2 years. We must find a way to get MUCH BETTER on special teams because we would be 8-2 with solid special teams play even if the result of the Auburn game stood as is. The Georgia team has fought through much adversity in ‘13, albeit some of our own doing. I still say that when it is said and done, we are the best 6-4 team in America and we will probably finish at 9-4. That is not where we wanted to be or thought we would be; however, there will be many teams that wish they are 9-4 and many that would not be if they had to endure the same circumstances.

Debriefer

November 17th, 2013
10:20 pm

You guys really need to just stop complaining about the officials every time you lose. It’s gotten old.

Chris

November 17th, 2013
10:27 pm

Why can’t we find a guy who can kick the ball out of the endzone???

UGA? R U Kidding

November 17th, 2013
10:28 pm

UGA football….33 years and counting!

thom

November 17th, 2013
10:30 pm

Thank you so much – this is spot on! We got out-coached on the OPENING PLAY OF THE GAME – when Morgan was instructed to pooch kick – I knew immediately we were in trouble – not from lack of effort by the players but lack of putting them in a position to win – and that’s on the coaching staff. We really are at a point where we have to get an x’s and 0’s mind for the defense – we just annually get too little from so much talent. My biggest issue is Coach Friend. Why is it utterly impossible for us to sign a functional left tackle? Why do we go after 3 star offensive linemen who play at lower classifications? Who whiffed on Tunsel? I know Coach Richt did everything humanly possible to get the guy short of adopting him. The great two year experiment of Gates at left tackle is finally humanely coming to an end – feel sorry for the poor kid – he did his best. By the time Friend got finished benching Theus for Houston and then vice-versa from the opening game all the way until the Auburn heartbreaker the two guys were so confused from the mind games they are both still struggling. We have only had one consistent problem on offense for the past two seasons and that has been a sub-par offensive line. And no hope of it getting better. Murray deserves a purple heart for having to run for cover these past years with Friend’s recruits. I graduated in 1973 and this is the worst run of offensive lines I have ever seen. Again, thanks for penning this – and for the forum!

Bullwinkle

November 17th, 2013
10:33 pm

I agree with much of this — to come out flat and score only 10 in the first half (and that was with a last-second FG) on that porous defense was inexcusable. To be surprised that a top 10 team “ain’t no joke” is mind-boggling. To not coach the DB’s to knock the ball down in that situation is negligent. But griping about the refs? Especially when Aaron’s last TD probably wasn’t one? C’mon, man.

Redfern on Capella V

November 17th, 2013
10:34 pm

Why does Richt still have a job? Why hasn’t he been run out of town on a rail? This bozo gets $4 million a year for debacles like this.

DawgOne

November 17th, 2013
10:41 pm

“But here’s the big mystery: Why was Josh Harvey-Clemons reaching over Tray Matthews on a ball that Matthews had covered?”

JHC was obviously trying to get the interception for himself to pad his own stats. This clown should be demoted to waterboy.

Mobile Dawg

November 17th, 2013
10:44 pm

“We came out a little sluggish the first half,” lineman John Theus told the Athens Banner Herald. “I think they kind of caught us by surprise. They came out with a lot of energy and they were playing really hard. … I realized it the first drive. I don’t know about everybody else. I got beat off the edge and I realized they ain’t no joke.”

This pretty much sums up how much influence Coach Richt and this staff have on their players. Can you imagine a Saban coached player saying that?

Hotdawg

November 17th, 2013
10:49 pm

Exactly Mobile Dawg! Lack of preparation and attention to detail by this staff is killing us as usual! I bet Murray studies and prepares more than the coaches do. Looks like the underachievers bowl for us against Texas!

Dawg-on

November 17th, 2013
10:59 pm

After we barely beat Kentucky in overtime and finish dancing to soulja boy CMR will tell everyone we are back on track and how proud he is of the team for not giving up in the season. Then we cap off this overhyped season with a loss to the nerds and maybe a win in some bowl that no one has ever heard of.

Dawg4life

November 17th, 2013
11:10 pm

Tentative coaching, poor preparation hindered Dogs early on…….EARLY ON…..HOW ABOUT SINCE 2006 TILL NOW….

Can’t blame those guy for trying to get the pick, they were trying to end the game on that play, it happens. it was a mistake but it happens, blame the coaches for this continued slow starting,poor tackling,calling the same running play up the middle and finally playing with a purpose in the 4th quarter…..blame the coaches!
Until we get a new coach, next year will always be Georgia year, we are already thinking about next year, but next year will be the same!

DawgVoiceofReason

November 17th, 2013
11:10 pm

Grantham has Got to Go. He gives us NOTHING positivie as one of the highest paid assistant coaches in the country. What he has given us is embarrassment over his incident with Coach Franklin, his “choke” sign against UF and the unbelievable number of points allowed by his defenses over these years. With a team loaded with NFL talent, we couldn’t even slow down Bama’s run game last year. This year, we have no idea how to stop Auburn’s rushing attack. And the last gasp pass fiasco, has to be laid at his feet also. Grantham has Got to Go.

gMan

November 17th, 2013
11:10 pm

Shame on all of you. No coach in college football is more outstanding…….at being average.

KC Dase

November 17th, 2013
11:15 pm

Everybody (UGA fans) love to make excuses. Mark Richt sucks, period. Michael Bobo sucks, period. Get rid of these clowns. Stop bragging about Aron Murray. Great, he threw for many yards.

WHERE ARE THE NATIONAL CHAMP TITLES.????? NONE, PERIOD.

All in ALA-DAM-BAMA.

Flo-Ri-Duh

November 17th, 2013
11:20 pm

FirePennWagers.com

LADawg

November 18th, 2013
12:01 am

We came into the season ranked #6 based on the national perception.

This is what we knew about our team:

Offensive personnel: A+

Defensive personnel: B-

Offensive coaching: C

Defensive coaching: D-

Special teams: D-

We were very overrated coming in. The question coming into the season was, “Will the Bulldogs be able to outscore everyone on the schedule?” We have our answer.

Other than last year, which was a gift from the scheduling gods, this has become a typical Richt and staff season. I can’t believe a head coach can be so absolutely clueless about two thirds of the game. He doesn’t have an opinion about the defense because he doesn’t know enough about defense to have an opinion. Same with special teams.

When he lost BVG, he lost his defensive mind. Since then, the D has been mindless.

RanDawg

November 18th, 2013
12:28 am

-Bill,right on all counts…I have never done it before,but when we pooch-kicked the kickoff(BTW,has anybody EVER done that?),I actually grabbed a pen and paper and started taking notes…What I had written at the end of the 1st half was unbelievable…and it was all coaching errors and frankly just stupid stuff..
-You’re right,Murray was the real hero of this game and please,no more bashing…
-Grantham,in the end,blew the game for us with his call on 4th and 18…we had played aggressive defense prior to that and even on that series,held them 3 downs to a loss….so why in the world would you only rush 3 down linemen and ALLOW the QB to throw the ball?…he didn’t have to call a full blitz,but just use a normal defense,NOT a prevent defense– that will get you beat every time…
-Also,prior to that play we called timeout and had the defense over to the side and told them the play we would use…so Why in the world would you not REMIND any DB to simply bat the ball down—that intercepting it at all would give us worse field position?…Obviously,Grantham and staff did not bother to remind these 19 year old kids of that…and that’s on them..

TrishaDishaWarEagle

November 18th, 2013
1:18 am

LADAWG…in my humble opinion, after the 2012 campaign , BVG is not the guru he was made out to be

ModestoDawg

November 18th, 2013
1:48 am

Bill: You may take over an AJC Editorial position based on that Headline! Be careful….You may be banished from Dawg Nation and the 80%ers that enjoy 9-3 seasons under CMR!!!!

7576DAWG

November 18th, 2013
1:52 am

I have read a few reply’s that says not to call Josh Harvey Clemons out on what he did because he feels bad enough without anyone else adding to it. Okay , then he needs to answer some questions . Why did he tip the ball knowing it could enable the Receiver time to make the catch? What was he thinking ? Was he just reacting like he would when he played pick up games as a kid? You don’t just react in a situation like that, you have to use intelligence to understand that all you have to do is knock the ball down and the game is over. Why would anyone try to intercept the ball? He didn’t see that Mathews had the play covered?
The main question to be answered was why wasn’t fundamentals followed?
I am not criticizing, the game is over . Nothing can change the outcome. But this is the 10TH game and you have to wonder if a lesson was learned here and what makes anyone think that it won’t happen again ? Time for McGarity to do his job.

firePennWagers

November 18th, 2013
1:53 am

QUIT ur complaining and get your Coaches to breed success and stop being concerned w/ referring!

Dr. Andrew in AL

November 18th, 2013
1:56 am

Never ever thought I would say this but TrishaDisha is right. College football has changed and has left BVG behind. The offences were different when he was at UGA. Back then almost every SEC team was running a “3 yards and a cloud of dust” except SOS and Coach Spurrier ate BVG for lunch on a yearly basis. Hung fitty on him at Sanford! Quit with the BVG worship. That said Grantham’s gotta go! Somewhere there is a decent relatively unknown Defensive Coordinator we can outbid his current employer for.

ModestoDawg

November 18th, 2013
1:59 am

7576 Agree its time for McGarity to do his job!!!! Absurd for foolish Josh comment though.

ModestoDawg

November 18th, 2013
2:08 am

BVG? Who cares about him? Why does Grantham have to go?

ModestoDawg

November 18th, 2013
2:08 am

BVG? Who cares about him? Why does Grantham have to go?

Joe6Pack

November 18th, 2013
4:08 am

Bill, do you honestly believe that schools should be allowed to say what referee crews they will allow to ref the games they play in? That’s just crazy. The only way for that to be dealt with is for the conference to fire incompetent officials. Otherwise, if you don’t like it, leave the conference.

Joe6Pack

November 18th, 2013
4:10 am

As for having inconsistent and incompetent coaching. I totally agree. Time for some new blood.

7576DAWG

November 18th, 2013
6:12 am

BILL
I feel your frustration and think you wrote a very good article that cover a lot of what every Dawg fan is wondering.
Our problem is either the players or their Coaching not both this late in the season. Georgia Recruits the best players around and were impact players in High School. Maybe the first part of the season Freshmen and seldom used players from past years is an answer why we have so many break downs in fundamentals but not the 10TH game. If we are still having foolish penalties , missed assignments, and improper technique Coaching has got to be the big problem. I’m not talking about Richt , I want him to stay but he should expect better results from his Coordinators and his Position Coaches.

ValricoDawg

November 18th, 2013
6:43 am

I have a question.

Is this year the last year in CTG contract?

Who is out there that we could hire as a defensive coordinator?

thanks in advance for any and all reasonable answers.

Go Dawgs!!!!!!

Eric C.

November 18th, 2013
6:44 am

Bill, as always, I appreciate your thoughtful perspective, and for being a great spokesperson for us fans.

“That’s just mind-boggling. How do you come out sluggish for a game against a Top 10 team and big rival? How is it that you have to get shown up on the field before you realize that one of the nation’s top offenses is for real?”

I completely agree, this is beyond incredible. These comments make one doubt the coaching staff so much more, if that is possible.

fish dawg

November 18th, 2013
7:14 am

Hire the Stanford head coach.

fish dawg

November 18th, 2013
7:17 am

Mobile Dawg 10:44 That sums it up.

Debriefer

November 18th, 2013
7:20 am

“That’s just mind-boggling. How do you come out sluggish for a game against a Top 10 team and big rival? How is it that you have to get shown up on the field before you realize that one of the nation’s top offenses is for real?”

Sounds like the players had the same attitude as the Sunshine Pumpers on this blog. Georgia’s 3 losses were all just aberrations, bad luck and dirty officiating. Auburn was a nobody in spite of their 9-1 record. Georgia would defeat Auburn easily because, hey, they’re Georgia. They would have been National Champs last year if they hadn’t been “cheated out of it” again.

But you just wait. Next year is Georgia’s year. If Coach Richt can just get Penn Wagers fired, then nothing can stop the mighty Georgia Bulldogs.

demerritt

November 18th, 2013
7:21 am

I see all the comments about the 3 man rush on the 4th and 18. It was not the 3 man rush that cost us, because we DID NOT rush 3 men ONLY 2. Watch the replay, Bailey, 58 stands up and steps back to wait on the run. 84, 51 and 52 drop back 15 yards and stand in the middle of the field and watch the play. We had 4 players on defense who could have been on the sidelines and contributed more to the play by jumping up and down and yelling.