Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictions

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Re: Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictions

Postby fafan » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:17 am

Blind Zebra wrote:Sorry man, the QB didn't lose Maine this game. The game was lost when Wright was injured and fumbled that punt return for a UD TD. The defense was gassed in the 4th quarter as illustrated by that 9 minute drive to seal the win. Ferguson had a few drops by receivers at key moments, i.e. Marquisse Adams who was replacing Wright. Ferguson wasn't great, but outplayed a redshirt junior on Delaware.
Maine has young guys at several key spots: MLB, QB, RB, CB.... a lot of talent, but like the coaching staff, young. Coach H is a great motivator and planner, but not speaking with the media and not allowing his players to be available is an amateur move. He is better than that.


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Boy we have some posters who want to blame a redshirt freshman QB for all UMaine's mistakes :o
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Re: Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictions

Postby thebam » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:34 am

oldfart wrote:Why should we be surprised of the outcome.
We put a freshman in as a starting QB.
The passing game has been spotty at best and we have beaten nobody of significance.
We are naïve to think that a change would be made based on poor performance.
Nothing but excuses because the QB is a freshmen.
We have a QB with no fault insurance.
Disgusting situation for upperclassmen.

This is the worst , most inaccurate post in the history of this site. You are truly clueless.
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Re: Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictions

Postby UMaineDad » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:23 pm

Completely out coached! Ferguson's a bust...needs too much development. Who trained him all last season...Dan Collins? Defense made no adjustments to Delaware's offensive adjustments. Game should have never been that close. Delaware had absolutely NO CONFIDENCE coming into the game. We blew to many opportunities to blow the game out in the first half. EXTREMELY poor play calling once again by "LIEM UNDER PRESSURE!" Forcing passes on first down instead of using the run-game. Forcing runs up the middle when the edges were clear. Mack had 170+ yards which he created out of poor play calls. POOR MICAH WRIGHT trying to add a spark to win the game with special teams due to ineffective offense...I hope he is doing okay! We have much more talent on our team than Delaware could ever dream of having...but COACHING IS EVERYTHING! ELON brought in an experienced coached and look at what a difference it has made! Delaware brought in an experienced coach at the same for them. Maine brings in rookies, and YOU MAKE THE COMPARISON! If the team looses key players to trade, then the coaches should go as well. Coach H. should spend more time learning and developing a strong team and system, instead of attempting to be a "marketing GURU!"
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Re: Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictions

Postby thebam » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:48 pm

UMaineDad wrote: Ferguson's a bust...needs too much development. "


This is insane. Ferguson is FAR from a bust. He's a freshman, so yeah, there's gonna be growing pains but he's already playing better than Collins did last year. The future is bright.
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Re: Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictions

Postby fafan » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:16 pm

thebam wrote:
UMaineDad wrote: Ferguson's a bust...needs too much development. "


This is insane. Ferguson is FAR from a bust. He's a freshman, so yeah, there's gonna be growing pains but he's already playing better than Collins did last year. The future is bright.


UMainedad only posts and knocks the team when we lose. When we win he has nothing to say. Just a great fan of the program :x
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Re: Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictions

Postby oldfart » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:43 pm

You guys on the Maine bandwagon are dying on your sword.
The QB position has stunk for 3 years or more.
We can run the ball proficiently but when we need to pass we cross our figures and hope its not an interception.
This QB is a defense backs dream; he never looks for anyone but the primary.
All I ever hear is the future what about now?
What will be the excuse next year. I'm sure you guys will find one!
Perhaps Maine will get a few more players suspended to start the season!!!
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Re: Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictions

Postby UMaineDad » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:59 pm

Ferguson is a sophomore...not a freshman. Just because he did not play last year, does not make him a freshman. Nothing much to say when we are beating weak teams. But even those games left us on the edge of our seats every time Ferguson touched the ball. WM game the kid let the ball hit him in the hands, hit the ground and he just looked at it until Mack jumped on it. Needs to get in the weight room and build some needed confidence.
Ferguson might have potential, but his style of QB does not fit well with the type of athletes he has on the offense. Mack is an all-purpose back who needs to get more mid-range catches. Edwards is a "flanker" who needs to be released down the middle. Wright, Reed, and Osuma are downfield receivers that can go up and get the ball. Ferguson is not skilled enough to use all his options every play. He goes for one option and he's done! He seems unaware of where all his options are within each play. He still holds the ball far too long and takes avoidable sacks. He does not have a "runners" instinct. This is crucial nowadays. The big games tell the story. He had a verbal altercation with one of the receivers after last game for his inability to recognize other options. These flaws do not seem to be going away, considering there are only 2 games remaining. His lack of mobility seriously hinders the ability to be more creative with the play calling...even if Cohen knew how to call the plays...which is an entirely different situation!
If Ferguson is going to be the QB that some believe he can be he is going to need a lot of work in the off-season by someone who can really help him develop his skills. How about they send him to "Gruden's Camp?" Short of that...the next 2 seasons will be the same or worse!
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Re: Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictions

Postby Muchups » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:55 am

UMaineDad wrote:Ferguson is a sophomore...not a freshman. Just because he did not play last year, does not make him a freshman. Nothing much to say when we are beating weak teams. But even those games left us on the edge of our seats every time Ferguson touched the ball. WM game the kid let the ball hit him in the hands, hit the ground and he just looked at it until Mack jumped on it. Needs to get in the weight room and build some needed confidence.
Ferguson might have potential, but his style of QB does not fit well with the type of athletes he has on the offense. Mack is an all-purpose back who needs to get more mid-range catches. Edwards is a "flanker" who needs to be released down the middle. Wright, Reed, and Osuma are downfield receivers that can go up and get the ball. Ferguson is not skilled enough to use all his options every play. He goes for one option and he's done! He seems unaware of where all his options are within each play. He still holds the ball far too long and takes avoidable sacks. He does not have a "runners" instinct. This is crucial nowadays. The big games tell the story. He had a verbal altercation with one of the receivers after last game for his inability to recognize other options. These flaws do not seem to be going away, considering there are only 2 games remaining. His lack of mobility seriously hinders the ability to be more creative with the play calling...even if Cohen knew how to call the plays...which is an entirely different situation!
If Ferguson is going to be the QB that some believe he can be he is going to need a lot of work in the off-season by someone who can really help him develop his skills. How about they send him to "Gruden's Camp?" Short of that...the next 2 seasons will be the same or worse!


I agree that this is a little too critical of Ferguson (since I've seen a moderate level of improvement as the season has gone on) but there is some truth to the above. Quarterback play has been the weakest part of the offense this season. Ferguson has managed the game well at times but seems to lack the ability to make a big play or get the ball to the people who can make a big play in crucial moments. Combining a strong offensive line with dynamic playmakers in Mack, Edwards and Wright should result in a dynamic and explosive offense. In spite of Mack's great rushing totals that just hasn't happened. I'm not sure if it's coaching/play calling or the quarterback who is most to blame.

That said, I'm in the camp that thinks Ferguson has a chance to be pretty good (he's 19) with a little more experience and development.
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Re: Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictions

Postby oldfart » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:06 am

After all I have read on the subject of this QB the bottom line is-----get a position coach that knows how to develop the skills!!!!!
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Re: Week #10 UMO Vs. Delaware Predictio

Postby mainejeff » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:17 am

I think that at this point Liam Cohen deserves a few darts. Maine's offense has not developed as it should over the past couple of seasons. Way too much talent being left on the table...that is on the OC.
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