Oh yeah, the blame game. But with last year and now this year we seem to blame only one person. After last year, it was all on Detmer. If only he was gone everything would be rosy again. Well, Ty got his walking papers. Now, in 2018, Mangum is the one rotten apple spoiling the whole barrel of apples. The game I saw last night reminded me of many of the losses from 2017. While Mangum has shortcomings, he certainly is not the only problem on this team. One of the major problems is that overall, our talent is not as good as many of the teams we will face this year. Another problems last night was that for some long stretches, the play calling was suspect, on both sides of the ball. Yes, I know, I know, Grimey is the new savior for the offense but the O looked eerily like the 2017 offense. There was dropped balls and other missed assignments. It was my understanding that the new coaching staff would transform the unruly and disinterested team of 2017 into a high stepping, well oiled machine with accountability and responsibility at a very high level. Someone must have put some gravel into the machine last night.
I strongly believe that if the coaches only focus on Tanner as “the only and only” problem with this team, then truly this team will mirror the 2017 team.