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Guest SirJohn

I suppose like most I have been nervous in just one area, defense.

 

I found this in the Home News Tribune dated July-28-05 by Emery Konick if you want a more solid read through.

 

The 2004 defensive unit 3,375 passing yards and 24 TDs passing.

 

Junior Jabbe has nailed down the corner back position wunder Coach Weis' new era at Notre dame

 

Operative words here are:

 

Junior joined last season but saw no action. :roll:

 

Jabbe showed solid defensive skills. and impressed the coaches who have seven possibilities on defense in that are. This despite he missed two Spring practices and the Blue Gold game due to an injury.

 

I was happy to get any news on the D side and can only hope he is over whatever injury it was. I'm beginning to feel a bit more confident past the Offensive side now.

:D

 

Sir John

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Guest Murph

I think defensively we will be okay. The secondary, like last year, will be weak, but I think we will have some better schemes this year than we did in 2004.

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Guest thesandsofsummer

. if we are able to score touchdowns like I think Weis will have the Irish doing, no more 3 and outs, any defensive woes won't be as great an issue .. and I don't think they will be bad either .. I believe Charlie will have both sides of the ball in order.

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Guest SirJohn

I don't disagree. I was EMing Ryan earlier on this subject.

 

We could stuff the run well but...under Ty and some crummy schemes things did not work out for the secondary. So some better indications of that group from Spring was MOST welcome. For all intents and puroses this kid who was not used his Frosh year came out of nowhere. "We need players to step up." Coach Weis stated.

 

It was those quick strikes when the ND secondary had their pants around their ankles last year that is a sore point.

 

I forget which main media sportswriter said it but: This particular game with ND will be a shooting match and defense an afterthought. That guy must be a moron. "Defense as an aftertought?"

 

I see it as the new special teams making the opponent O guys play the lenth of the field. Tire them out.

 

There may be times for a bomb thrown by ND. But I feel Coach Weis will do more ball and clock control types. We are on the field XXX minutes and the other xx. Hide (disguise) your weaknesses, I beileve Coach Weis said.

 

I'm sure the defense and secondary will be much, much better then 2004

 

Minimise the time they are on the field, maximise yours and the clock runs out even if your a single point ahead.

 

Welcome aboard walk on. Keep posting you have a good brain and confidence in ND.

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Guest thesandsofsummer

Sir John, thanks for the nod, its appreciated. I love Notre Dame football and always appreciate some quality pigskin chatter. Go Irish! .. by the way, when you referred to me as walk on, I felt like Moonlight Graham (Archie) from Field of Dreams .. when Shoeless Joe called the kid .. hey rookie .. you were good :wink:

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Guest Irishmac1988

Our defense is going to suprise even the best of teams (USC, Michigan, and Tennesse)

 

We have the talent, just havent had the coaching

 

And with a coach who has numerous years of having one of the best secondaries.

 

Expect great things!!!!

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Guest SirJohn

Thtat walk on was posted after the sands of summer, above. Easier to give you the handle walk on. :D Got a nice ring to it.

 

By the way I listed earlier 15 guys signed by ND. I sort of forget some extraordinary kid that gave up a schloarship at Nebraska to come to ND as a walk on and Coach Weis gave him one. I believe that's 2 walk ons now?? My notes are scattered all over.

 

Glad you posted. It's not the field of dreams anymore it's a whole new season of "nasty" ball playing. :D :D

 

Sir John

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Guest IrishTobey

If you read my notes on the 'quite frankly' thread you'll see Weis talked about the "inexperience" on defense. In a nut-shell he said that he and Minter will use the inexperience to there advantage and have the guys flying to the ball. He basically said no matter how much experience you have you can always be aggressive. Now, I never played football but would this make ND a little vulnerable to a reverse or halfback option pass etc...? Believe me I'm all for agressiveness but I don't want to see them get burned either. I'm sure Minter knows more than me. I guess it's better to be overagressive and get burned than be underaggressive. I sure did like what I saw in the blue/gold game that's for sure. I may just type until Sep 3rd. Have I mentioned the season can't start soon enough

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Guest SirJohn

Am all over any news on the team. (The defense part is my personal nag)

 

Yes I saw anothers ESPN2 comment on inexperience, and Minter will have them fly to the ball. Roughly it's been so little news on the D side coming out to date.

 

If you didn't play football...neither did Coach Weis. Your observations count as much as any players do. :D

 

I'm sure Minter is on the ball and Coach Weis gave him Romeo's playbook?

 

Good observations

Sir John

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Guest IrishTobey

anther thought i had is that I'm sure Weis has Belicheck (sp?) on speed dial. If Minter and Weis can't figure it out they are one phone call away from one of the top defensive minds in all of football.

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