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November 04, 2013

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360Cane

If our Dline had a #15 from FSU or a #2 from UF then you'd see that it's not D'No. When we have ballers like the ones mentioned above and our D sucks, then and only then will I ever blame schemes. You call what your players can do. What you see them do in practice and how they answer questions in film room. You don't just call a D for the heck of it in hope it works.

Soft zone is to give our slow ass linemen time to get to the QB. We don't have the speed on the DL to press man like you suggest. We press man like that, the scores would be 100-14.

I love cover 2 man but only when the 4 up front can get to the QB without an extra man blitzing. We can't even do that and we blame schemes. Here we go again...

jsy

Sorry for the long post guys but i just had to get this off my chest.... why do we keep blaming lack of talent instead of lack of dc talent/skill?????

My biggest gripe is lack of aggression and this weak soft scheme, the point of zone is to send more pressure than they can block and u use zone so even if you don't have enough players to cover man for man U compensate by making them cover their zone. Our zone is like no pressure so it gets picked apart its like we play prevent from the first play. Why not play man under cover two on top? At least if he played that the players would be let to play and their athletic ability would be allowed to shine. For example Howard is used to manning up and balling againt the best south florida talent since he was in HS and we are wasting his skills sitting him in a zone. When was the last big time db that came from a mostly soft zone defense? Imagine if a guy like antrell rolle was asked to sit in a zone. U can't get in an opponents head playing soft zone. U remember how we shut down Fitzgerald and every big time receiver we faced? When in Dnos three years have we done that and that is not a talent issue, bc we allow wrs and qbs with inferior talent to constantly have career days. If the reason we play zone is bc were not ready talent wise what do u call the number 1 cb in hs. Why not tell him during the wake game you are sticking to their best receiver man to man the whole game and allow Howard to ball out. Sink or swim trust your player and let him play if Fieldes doesnt burn rumph and reed for that long TD pass where rumph slipped do you think they would have come back and became collectively the best secondary in the past 20 years? Teams with inf talent (if u go by rankings) like vt play aggressive man did u watch them man up and shut down Alabama? That final score was bc Logan is a guy who didnt even want to play qb and bamas returner went off but they shut down bamas offense. And do not tell me vt is close talent wise, the talent gap between bama and vt is much much larger than between um and fsu. But vt maned up and played. Talent is not the issue it's dno bc he never maximizes what he has if anything he under utilizes his players.

Take this for example:
1. Virginia Tech
2. Florida State
3. Georgia Tech
4. Clemson
5. Pitt
6. Miami
7. Wake Forest
8. Maryland
9. Syracuse
10. Duke
11. NC State
12. Virginia
13. North Carolina
14. Boston College

That is the total defensive ranking currently in the ACC. I chose to compare teams within the ACC only bc the schedules are relatively similar so this reduces confounding factors. As you see Miami is 6. Of the teams 1-5 only FSU has better "talent" and you could argue that clemson might have slightly better "talent" but VT, GT, and Pitt are not nearly as talented. But they do better than us. We need to finally acknowledge that our biggest problem is this staff esp dno and not talent.

our secondary has 4 possibly 5 legit nfl talent at this time. Even if bush isnt 100% u still have 3. Howard, Burns, Jenkins and potentially Gunter.

We have nfl talent at lb with Denzel

Our D line has Mccord, and Muhammad who show the potential to be big time. Even chick if used as a DT can make the NFL.

how many other teams can say they have nfl talent at ALL 3 levels???? So we need to stop saying its talent. Its the dc.

Another example look at the Texans they went from bottom 5 to top 5 in defense in 1 year after wade phillips became their dc and that is without Mario who the year prior was their best defender cuz he was hurt the whole year. So yes my friends a dc makes a huge huge difference.

A recent example is Jacory Harris. Whipple refused to play to Jacory's strengths and just had him throwing bombs. In comes Jed and Jacory plays the best fb of his career his senior year bc Jed called plays best suited for Harris. Our offenses under Jed was never record setting or trend setting but he gets called up by the Jaguars bc he is a true coordinator and that is playing to the strenghts of your team. No one comes calling to take Dno away from us bc its so obvious he doesnt adjust. Hell make a good call 5% of the time but the rest 95% of the time he calls his soft soft zone which doesnt maximize his players strength. A guy like Howard and Burns should not be left in a zone. They need to be allowed to predominantly man up and abuse the wrs and get in their heads with some zone sprinkled in.

In my field of work we always say when you have a tumor you cut it out. We need to cut out dno before it gets worse. Or he needs to be made a position coach and a new dc must come in or we will never be elite again bc elite miami teams were always elite on defense even when our offenses were average our defense always elite

VA Cane

As always, thanks Soup for the article and remembering our fallen hero. Did you get my email? Thanks for everything buddy you are the best.....guesss what?

That's what she said!!!!!!!!!!!LOL several times!!!!!!!!!!

VA Cane

As always the great Canesteeler has a wonderful story and way with words. Very touching my good friend you always add something that is remembered, thought out and well spoken.

He was a fine player, better man. I was at the rainbowl vs FSU....he was toying with those people, he played like he was the only man on the field. What a guy he was; so proud he wore the U so proudly. He was very proud of UM. My son loved him as he is a skin fan, but I tell him all the time you saw him play when he got his start: as a Miami Hurricane. He got robbed that year of being the top DB in the nation.....cause he was one of us....a Cane.


We could use a few guys who play that way.....all out at any cost for his TEAM to WIN.

The STs, Rohan Marleys, the Blades boys, Rusty Medearis, Ed Reeds, Bernie Ks, RL52.......that's is our mentality, that's our way of playing.

Ask any kid that ever played for me....and many are UM fans...Why? cause they hear about the U way every day......all out WFO for your team and team mates.....and lest we forget....we may differ on here....but we are part of this thing too.....we will always be here for each other our TEAM JMO

SOUP

Chris Freet ‏@ChrisFreet 34m

Top three 2013 CFB games in terms of TV ratings:
3 - Miami at FSU (5.4)
2 - Notre Dame/Michigan (5.6)
1 - Alabama/Texas A&M (9.0)

SOUP

I think we rebound with a W against VT and soon the talent and depth will soon return to the proper levels to compete for a NC.

Posted by: Meast | November 05, 2013 at 08:56 AM

There IT is right there.

Good to have U back on the blog Meast.

SOUP

Steeler...great story, great comment.

Meast

First time I post in a very long time since I finally bought a laptop and always used my iPad all the time which is annoying for me to type on.

I didn't expect UM to win. I would have loved for them to win and I will always want them to win every game but I simply knew that FSU was the better team. Hard to admit as a Canes fan but my blind love for the Canes days are behind me.

UM still needs to load up on their recruiting classes to reach the level of the top schools depth wise. There are some guys that just shouldn't be in a Miami uniform but are for numbers purposes.

I actually liked D'Nofrios gameplan. We did the best we could against WInston and unfortunately their running game killed us. Eventually their talent just beat us. How Shannon completely ignored Freeman is beyond me.

People in general act as if the season is over and nothing to play for. I think we rebound with a W against VT and soon the talent and depth will soon return to the proper levels to compete for a NC.

Canesteeler

I had the opportunity to meet Sean Taylor several times since I date his auntie(sister of his step mother). The thing that amazed me the most is he was so soft spoken and humble the times I was around him however he transformed into a warrior when the bright lights came on. The day he was shot my girlfriend and I had taken my then 12 year old son to my hometown Pittsburgh to see the Steelers play the Dolphins on Monday night football for his 12th birthday. A 3-0 Steelers victory. My girlfriend received a call from her sister sometime early Monday saying Sean was shot during a home invasion however they did not know what condition he was in. Tuesday morning at 5AM as we were driving to the airport to return to Ft Lauderdale my girlfriend received a call saying Sean had passed. She became so emotional I had to pull the car over to comfort her. Several days later I remember driving to the body viewing with the family and as we left Pedro Taylor's house and made the drive to the funeral home in a police lead motorcade. I noticed as we got close to the site of the viewing, the streets were crowded 10 deep on each side of the road about a mile from the viewing site. The crowd was a rainbow of faces, black, white, Hispanic, young and old. Many of the folks wearing Redskins and Canes Sean Taylor jerseys. The tribute was very emotional. My girlfriend could not handle the emotions of attending the funeral so we sat in my condo and watched it on TV. A ex college friend I ran into at a college reunion last year told me he was Sean's high school at Gulliver Prep. He said before Sean's first practice Pedro Taylor told him "coach I think you are going to like having Sean on your team because he can play a bit". The rest is history!

RIP Sean Taylor

SOUP

It's coming baby, 2015 Canes win National Championship.

Posted by: D4-Cane | November 05, 2013 at 03:49 AM

There IT is right there.

NativeCane

NativeCane...Mrs. 86 says she LOVES yo ribs!Best she ever had in fact. We chowed down on what was left over and there ain't nothing but bones now! LOLPosted by: 86Cane | November 04, 2013 at 08:36 PM

Best compliment ever! If Mrs 86 is happy Im happy!

RIP Sean Taylor

DEM CANES!!!

Keoki

“When you’re fighting a Gorilla…you go up to that Gorilla and you hit him in the mouth.”

- Jimmy Johnson (how we should approach the FSU rematch)

F' the Hokies!
GO CANES!!!

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ARCane

"That's me telling the guys, it's on," Winston said. "We're not taking no prisoners. We don't care about those guys anymore. At first, we respected them because they're a great team with great players. But after that skirmish, it was over. All that nice stuff, all the 'GameDay' and that stuff of them being compared to us, it was over. We know we had one goal, and that was to beat them bad."

This is the mentality we need

D4-Cane

Top notch tribute videos many of you would easily find, but surely enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMc06juBNYI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4ofQXnGwHE

He was a big bad man. If you look at the general size of our boys back then and their overall level of ferocity, makes me only dream of returning to those days. It's coming baby, 2015 Canes win National Championship.

D4-Cane

Morris and our WR core is good for at least 2 home run TD passes a game, regardless of the competition. I think we man handle Va-Tech. This team isn't going to fold.

TonyCane

Two points....

1) If Malcolm Lewis can make it back, so can Duke.

2) Why not shift Corn Elder back to HB?

j.w.

We have gone from a superstar at RB to a couple of good backs and one who is still unproven. Having said that, I like Clements' chances of reminding us that he is still very good.

D4-Cane

Not true, Dallas Crawford is a solid back. He lead us to victory before with an over 100 yr rushing game coming in as a back up. He's no Duke, but he's a solid runner.

The Dude

I'm very concerned about this game against VT. Without Duke, we don't have a real threat at RB. Morris is as bad a 3rd down QB as Kyle Wright. Defense is a question again. Goudis isn't any good. I guess we cross our fingers and let Stephen put a few in the air and hope someone in green and orange comes down with it?

BEERicane

As I've said earlier, it depends if it is a single malleolar or bi/tri-mallei lair fracture (the dreadful tib/fib). Single malleolar fractures if the joint is stable/can sustain weight bearing, non-operative management could be an option. If higher order fractures are the case then ORIF will almost certainly be the case. Recovery would be long and the rehab/PT possibly longer. Getting back to baseline athleticism would be a lot to ask. This all presumes what they are telling us is correct. Of it's higher on the leg, this would've a much easier road to recovery.

JCane

I don't know if anyone has heard anything specific as to the actual ankle injury for Duke. However, all I've heard so far is fracture and going to need surgery after the swelling goes down. For those who want to see some ankle anatomy:

https://www.google.com/search?q=ankle+bones+names&rlz=1T4WQIB_enUS508US508&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=fG54Ur6GEuTesAStkIDgBw&ved=0CD0QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=626

Bottom line is that there are a lot of potential injuries that will simply be referred to as ankle fractures. There's no way to truly know for sure the extent of the injury and then the likely recuperation time/issues without more details. Frankly, we're not entitled to know all of this. Let Duke have some privacy and get a chance to get back on his feet again. Good luck to the young man. A very tough break.

Anyone think Portis will someday join the coaching staff? He sure seems to be getting more involved and assisting with RBs/motivation.

Dalvin Cook, are you out there? Time to move along from G-ville...

The Dude

I injured my ankle in the Navy. I couldn't believe how much an ankle can grow from swelling. It was super duper painful. They told me it was the worst sprain they'd ever seen. I was lucky it didn't break or tear up the ligaments real bad. I was on cruches for like a month and a half. Starting for my Canes on Saturday was out of the question. It took like 5 or 6 months before it really felt normal.

The Dude

Hester is so electric.

Terrance Sullivan

LOL I love JJ dont get me wrong. I just think what Schnelly did was remarkable and he doesnt get his due. I mean for him to take us from where we were in the late 70's from depressed down in the dumps program that was on the verge to being scrapped to winning the National Title in 5 years was amazing. Then he handed the keys to the Mustang 5.0 to JJ and he did his thang.

WWIN

Tsully, you right, its a million ways to skin a cat but you gotta have that motto JJ had LOL. The best team doesn't always win due to many circumstances. Did we lose because of JJ or because of another circumstance?

Ohio_Cane

D4, I'm more than confident in UM's doctors and trainers to bring him along just fast enough to be ready for off season workouts going into UTough

D4-Cane

Yea Ohio, they said you only need to be in a cast for approximately 5 weeks after surgery, but any extended use or exertion causes pain and swelling for quite sometime. Some injuries can almost a few years til you are truly 100%.

Terrance Sullivan

I love JJ like everyone else but he was 1 for 3 in National Title Games! So His Way aint be all end all. Hell Schnelly won a title doing it his way but Its funny peeps dont mention him. There is more than one way to skin a cat. Just win baby!

jsy

Sean Taylor was the finest example of JJ's quote. Thats what made hime the greatest ever.....

Ohio_Cane

Duke will miss 8-12 weeks.

I am a doctor.

Ok, no I'm not, I'm just speculating.

WWIN

Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?

- Jimmy Johnson

Posted by: Keoki | November 04, 2013 at 02:54 PM

That's what I'm talking about!!!

Get rich or die trying!! Our motto is "get by or die trying". Has to change

D4-Cane

Was just casually reading some stuff online about broken/fractured ankles. Doesn't sound good. Depending on the severity of the injury, and if there was tendon or ligament damage, Duke could easily miss time next season, and if that happens he could just walk right into the NFL. Some ankle injuries take almost 2 years to fully recover.

PS: I am not a doctor, just read about it for a few hours on the web on medical sites and through other people's personal experience. Hopefully he has a quick recovery and can be back to full strength by Spring.

Terrance Sullivan

LOL ^^^^^^^^.

86Cane

NativeCane...Mrs. 86 says she LOVES yo ribs!

Best she ever had in fact. We chowed down on what was left over and there ain't nothing but bones now! LOL

Terrance Sullivan

Will do BigWindyCane1

CGNC

Justice for Sean. Why did it take this freaking long?

GO Canes
Beat VT

BigWindyCane1

Tsully, email me at whrvy@aol.com and let me know if the tix are still available

MassivCane

**FAU

MassivCane

So do you think Golden Al is strongly recommending to D'Oro to apply for the FAR job?

Terrance Sullivan

Looks like I want be coming for the season finale against Virginia on 11/23. So I will have my lower bowl tickets available as well Section 130 Row 23 Seats 1 and 2. Will be asking for 75 dollars for the two tickets. Go Canes! Beat VT!

SOUP

Canespace ‏@86Cane 5m

@ChrisYandle I totally agree with U, what Sileo did was wrong. But what if U do NOT work for "The Media" and have 5K people a day reading?

Tee hee, Tee hee...

LA3

Simply the best ever......#26 is still roaming at football field in heaven!

Terrance Sullivan

allCanesBlog.com ‏@allCanesBlog 1h

Sileo officially gone from 640AM. Another attempt at shock jock behavior goes over like a fart in church costing... http://fb.me/2s9NZnWPM

Chris Yandle ‏@ChrisYandle 1h

As was exemplified today by local media member, THINK BEFORE YOU TWEET. Making poor decisions on social media may result in losing your job.

Posted by: SOUP | November 04, 2013 at 07:26 PM

SOUP
Unless of course U do NOT work for the media, then U can say whatever U want, right? LOL

Posted by: SOUP | November 04, 2013 at 07:27 PM
Soup U got me in tears laughing mane!

SOUP

Unless of course U do NOT work for the media, then U can say whatever U want, right? LOL

SOUP

allCanesBlog.com ‏@allCanesBlog 1h

Sileo officially gone from 640AM. Another attempt at shock jock behavior goes over like a fart in church costing... http://fb.me/2s9NZnWPM

Chris Yandle ‏@ChrisYandle 1h

As was exemplified today by local media member, THINK BEFORE YOU TWEET. Making poor decisions on social media may result in losing your job.

Terrance Sullivan

OK will beat Baylor. Book It.

SOUP

Baylor will crush OK. Book it.

BEERicane

OK will beat Baylor. Book it.

Texascane

^^^^

Don't worry about Oklahoma, they get Baylor on Thursday and the Bears are going to hang half a hundred on them.

RCCF

Well the 12% Bus Caught a Flat but its still riding to the ACCCG....


12%Still A GREAT CLUB...Regardless of what U Think.. They lost to the 2nd rated team in the nation and ppl are saying they deserve to be #14(daHEDOUBLE)How?? OU lost to UNRANKED TX and didn't drop so bad Im a little confused at the drop that is about all and for the record NO We Did NOT ALL Expect to Lose to No Daggum Semiholes.. 12% NEVER expects to Lose to anyone..

Cane On

12%RCCF

The Dude

Twenty-six, I've never seen one better.

SOUP

Was told to sit in the baggage compartments. Lol

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 04, 2013 at 04:05 PM

Yeah, but that was then and this is now.

After U snuck in the window of the bus when WWIN wasn't looking U met Beyonce (12% for life!) and got upgraded.

U may not be drivin da bus but U are at least riding shotgun! OF course RCCF still commanding where dis bus goes, and WWIN is still driving it but that story is 4 another day.

AfriCane

We beat VT, we go 11-1 & play in the biggest grudge match since Norte dame aka ACCCG

WWIN

^^^^^^^^^^
News flash, 5* CB Jalen Ramsey for fsu, wanted to come to Da U but wasn't recruited, ncaa had nothing to do with it.

WWIN

Here's the thing I don't get:

1. Let's all accept and acknowledge that FSU has currently accumulated better talent accross the board than Miami.

2. Teams of lesser talent beat teams with greater talent every week in college football.

3. Why couldn't or didn't Miami beat FSU?

Posted by: SOUP | November 04, 2013 at 08:51 AM

You must haven't been by yo local EXCUSES R US lately???If you did you would know that

·We are not suppose to beat teams with more talent than us

·It's okay if we are in dog fights and barely beat teams with less talent as long as we win

· NCAA kept us from getting the top players, except for the ones that WANTED to come here

Sinistercane

Sinister, I don't know who your pot dealer is, but I would like his #. That's some good $hit. In the words of the great John McEnroe, 'u cannot be serious.' Either that or u r serious in your state of delusion.
Is it the same LT that commits 4 turnovers a game? The one that couldn't score against Duke's 'vaunted' defense? (& I sincerely mean that in the most sarcastic way). At least Steven Morris will make an NFL team as a QB. LT is a future tight end playing out of position. Drop the Jamaican stuff. Because 'your mind is playing tricks on u homey.'
Posted by: NigeianCane | November 04, 2013 at 03:56 PM

Ok let's say your life is in danger and the only thing that can save you is NOd defense repeating Duke's performance vs Logan Thomas. Would you kiss your A$$ goodbye or live to see another day

Ohio_Cane

Been on board, UpNorth. Was told to sit in the baggage compartments. Lol

UpNorthCane27

glad to have you on board Ohio!!

Ohio_Cane

Few things....

Upnorth has not lost his Mojo!!

CANES will grow from this defeat!

CANES will play fsu in the ACCCG, and will WIN!!! (IDC if im the only one riding this bus)!!!

Most importantly.... RIP to my favorite player of all time ST26 now you can rest brotha!!!

Posted by: UpNorthCane | November 04, 2013 at 04:02 PM
-------------------------------------

1. Thank goodness!

2. YES, they will

3. Damn straight, and U are not alone!

4. Church!

UpNorthCane27

Few things....

Upnorth has not lost his Mojo!!

CANES will grow from this defeat!

CANES will play fsu in the ACCCG, and will WIN!!! (IDC if im the only one riding this bus)!!!

Most importantly.... RIP to my favorite player of all time ST26 now you can rest brotha!!!

AfriCane

Expect Logan Thomas to have a career day vs NOd

Posted by: Sinistercane | November 04, 2013 at 03:35 PM

Sinister, I don't know who your pot dealer is, but I would like his #. That's some good $hit. In the words of the great John McEnroe, 'u cannot be serious.' Either that or u r serious in your state of delusion.
Is it the same LT that commits 4 turnovers a game? The one that couldn't score against Duke's 'vaunted' defense? (& I sincerely mean that in the most sarcastic way). At least Steven Morris will make an NFL team as a QB. LT is a future tight end playing out of position. Drop the Jamaican stuff. Because 'your mind is playing tricks on u homey.'

Ohio_Cane

Newest Raising Canes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yVbMQY-3Lo

fran

RIP SEAN Taylor
surgery again for me Friday second caroitoid artery .......seventh in last 3 years.
DeBary
Fran

Sarasota 'cane

R.I.P. Sean T.

Account Deleted

Top 10...thank you....

and Sean was the best

Terrance Sullivan

RIP #26

SOUP

NOW MAY U RIP ST#26.

imohamme

Sean was the “Man” among the boys. RIP # |26|.

Ohio_Cane

RIP, 26!!

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