Absolutely. I’m quite sure that this was the first time this team really got pushed around in its own new house.
I did mention in the game thread that Tisdale would understandably get knocked. He took four penalties (two for facemasking, one for illegal contact, another for a horesecollar tackle) and he did get burned by receivers a few times. I understand he was only brought in because of injuries to other DBs. And he wasn’t impressive last week either. He needs to be replaced.
Masoli wasn’t always consistent, missing his receivers and making it hard for receivers to gain YAC by not making it easy for receivers to catch his passes. You have to remember that Masoli still doesn’t have much in-game experience. And in that EDSF game last year, you have to remember that Masoli wasn’t great, just as good as he needed to be. He did have difficulty with the wind, although I don’t think the wind was the only issue.
The defence didn’t so quite as well on the trenches as they did last week. JJ was sacked only once and often had more than enough time to throw it. Offence had too many two and outs, with Masoli’s lack of consistency, and some costly sacks were given up. And on special teams, BC got good returns, and we did not.
Well, I can’t say I saw this coming. I would say that was even more surprising than the result of that “Brexit” referendum that took place during last week’s game. Delvin Breaux was there to see the game and it’s too bad he had to sit through that.
And this tweet may say it best about how bad that game was:
Josh Smith ?@JoshSmith_82 45m45 minutes ago
The cheer that just went up for fireworks was the loudest the crowd had been since the coin toss.