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Sunday, October 07, 2007

MU fball - putting the SHU win in perespective

While an impressive win, banged up SHU arguably - in my opinion - destined to be one of the bottom feeders in the NEC (so what does that say for Wagner which bearely beat them last week)?..which invades MU Saturday. But Wagner also topped Robert Morris Saturday.

I do think Wagner is far more dangerous, especially with kicker Piotr Czech banging field goals from Siberia.


MU also Saturday faced a true freshman at Q`back at SHU, almost always an advantage....

Given time to throw Brett Burke did well, and perhaps Bobby Giles can form an effective 1-2 punch with David - the touchdown Goliath - Sinisi.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony,

Defensively, MU played a tough game, very much like the Stony Brook game. The defense came out to play Saturday, with two huge goal line stands, plus the special teams putting the pressure early and often as well.

Offensively, MU ran the ball very well, and could have run at will all day long vs. SHU. The question will be what happens when the opposing defenses shore up against the run, as in RMU in the second half of their MU game. The passing game has to be more efficient than it was Saturday. And to me it still doesn’t seem like Burke and San Miguel are on the same page.

Wagner will be a good test to see if MU’s over the hump. Hopefully the boys will get it done Saturday, keep the new streak going.

10:43 PM, October 07, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: Passing game. Burke was 15-for-19 for 241 yards and two TD...to me that's fairly efficient..

Better teams than SHU will gang up on the run, which should make play action that much more effective...yes?

If Burke has a ""favorite" target he looks for, I think it might be Nalbone..I mean the kid is 6-4 and should be able to run over most NEC defensive backs ...

Burke and Adam seemed to be on the same page on the 39-yard TD..

11:57 PM, October 07, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TONY- NO DOUBT THIS MONMOUTH TEAM IS TALENTED THEY ARE JUST A LITTLE GREEN, THIS WIN IS HUUUGE FOR THEIR CONFIDENCE, JUST WHAT A YOUNG TALENTED TEAM NEEDS, NOW THAT THEY HAVE THAT FIRST WIN UNDER THEIR BELT, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE EACH WEEK WITH MORE GAME EXPERIENCE, DONT BE SURPRISED IF THEY WIN OUT, WITH THIER COACHING AND TALENT THEY COULD...

12:47 PM, October 08, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I don't know that they can win out...the greeness may yet show up again.

And somewhere down the line, Brett is probably going to have to show he can take the team on a late game drive for a FG or TD..

Don't get too nuts over this win...Let's see if they can beat Wagner..

2:52 PM, October 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony,

Keep the game within reach and you'll have to see what you're prognosticating. Bottomline, the defense needs to play tough and help keep the offense in the game with Sinisi's running. Wagner will be a test, but more importantly will be CCSU and AU.

4:07 PM, October 08, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

My earlier forecast a few weeks ago was they split with the Conn. teams, beat SFPA and Wagner, and lose to Albany.

I am going to hold for that for now..and see how they look vs. Wagner.

We all know about Sinisi. Giles and even Burke are still works in progress, promising progress to be sure, as is the defense.

6:27 PM, October 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony-

In my opinion Burke has not lost one of the games for MU. He might not have won any, but he certainly hasnt cost the Hawks any. Special Teams doomed us against Maine, The whole offense-including the play calling doomed the Hawks against RMU (along with a few bad plays in pass defense). Fumbles screwed us against Stony Brook and Delaware MU had no shot to win, I dont care who was at quarterback or who was on defense.
Look for the Hawks to roll all the way to Albany, then hopefully win a tough one against the Great Danes. I just dont think CCSU has a solid defense (They sure can run the ball though).

7:38 PM, October 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see the outcome this week and I think we will be able to paint a better road may to the finish line.

10:52 PM, October 09, 2007  

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