I’ve about beaten this bad boy to death, but here’s one more tidbit about LSU’s now infamous 3rd-and-23 conversion, from Grantham himself:
LSU had Beckham in the slot with Boone to his right. When Beckham ran upfield, linebacker Leonard Floyd was supposed to jam him and force him to re-route.
Beckham got free and found space between Floyd and linebacker Ramik Wilson. Mettenberger fired it in. Mauger was coming to help but couldn’t get to Beckham in time.
“That’s a young player going up against a veteran guy and [Mettenberger] threw a tight ball into an area,” Grantham said.
You decide to cover the number four receiver in the SEC, an NFL-caliber talent, with two linebackers as he goes out in his route? And you expect Floyd to re-route him? Have you not watched him in pass coverage?
Your job is to put your players in position to win. I’m having a hard time seeing how electing not to have Floyd rush Mettenberger qualifies. One of you arena guys – help a blogger out.