Post by WillyWonka on Apr 20, 2022 11:33:03 GMT -6
It's all going to come down to the offensive line, which is been terrible for the last 3-4 years. The only times we've had a good offense for the last 4-5 years is when we've had a QB that can outrun the piss-poor blocking by the O-line. JJ was a superstar because his offensive line was terrible. Anytime we've had an immobile QB, we've been terrible with the exception of Justin Hart. But Hart had good offensive lines to protect him.
The success of any team offensively is their offensive line. I think this will be a focus point this season.
Everything I'm hearing about the Wing-T is positive. I'm pretty excited about it. I think it will take a TON of pressure off the QB (who ever it may end up being) and share the workload amongst many.... RB's, WR's, QB, O-Line.....
The defense has a chance to be special this season....pretty excited. The offense did them no favors last season.... and if the offense can get on track... and not put the defense in so many tough situations... it really allows the DC to get creative with their schemes/causing chaos for the opponent.
Pretty exciting stuff.
Not to mention we have one of the best kickers in the state blowing it out the back of the endzone every time. HUGE WEAPON.
Curious to know how they decided Slone would be the starter. It's a tough call either way. Slone has a great arm, but isn't very mobile. Bird is mobile, but isn't as accurate with his arm. We've got to figure out a way to get both of them on the field. Both could be valuable!!!!
1. Marshall- I'm calling it now. Mavs shock the world. 2. Texas High- They will still be good, but not as good as last year. 3. Nacogdoches- Dragons have a lot coming back this season. They should be good. 4. Hallsville- Bobcats finally make the playoffs. 5. Pine Tree- Pine Tree could steal the playoffs from Hallsville 6. Whitehouse- They will be looking for a new coach after this season. 7. Mount Pleasant- Tigers going to be rebuilding this year.
Tyler talking a lot of noise. Saying they will be undefeated when they play Longview. I guess they think they going to waltz into Marshall and blow us out. They don't seem too worried about us.
None of the bigger schools respect us and maybe we don't deserve it. We haven't played well against them. Longview owns us. We haven't played John Tyler in a long time, but I can't even remember the last time we beat them. Lufkin..... they probably think they would own us like Longview. Texas High owns us.
The only schools bigger than us that we've had success against is Nacogdoches and Tyler Lee.
If we want them to respect us. We have to start beating them.
Post by Mavfan4life on Apr 21, 2022 8:09:29 GMT -6
We need to not worry about what Tyler, Longview, and Carthage are saying. They all talk a lot of noise. We need to focus on getting better in each of those games win or lose.
As ugly as we were offensively last season against Longview, it was still a 14-0 game and we hung tough with a good team. We improved from that game. We need to approach all three of those games the same way. As long as we improve...and hopefully keep them competitive, who cares if we win or lose? None of those games matter in the grand scheme of things. And IF we manage to get a win in any of them, then good for us.
Putting in an entire new system with new coaches. First couple games may be "scrimmages", for the offense at least. Spring and our actual scrimmage vs Lee will go a long way in determining how prepared we are early on.
If the D can play like they did last year, we may can put up just enough points to have a chance. Offensively, it can't be any worse than the previous 2 seasons. Even while in "learning mode" we may put up more points.
Y’all some crazy talking folk. Marshall ain’t won nothing in 30 years and y’all talking like you Longview. Going to start the season 0-3 might be 0-4 if you choke against Henserson. Going to lose to Texas Hi. Probably to Pine Stump too. Y’all lucky to be 5-5 but probably 4-6. Marshall ain’t gonna change. Losers are always going to lose.