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Griz WILL make the playoffs

Griz2k

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After I was coaxed off the ledge Saturday night, I started thinking...(scary as that might be). I believe the Griz will make the playoffs. Even if they go 5-3 in the remaining 8 games, that puts them at 8-4 on the season and I think that's enough to get in. Yes, Saturday was a total debacle from start to finish, but I'm confident they will rebound and there's no reason they should not win at least 5 more games and I personally think they'll win more. I know the Griz have the talent and I'm optimistic that they have the coaching to get the team back on the right track. I have a feeling we're going to see a totally re-focused team come Saturday and they will beat PSU. Hermanson's suspension and the beat down they took from the Jacks should have this team pissed off and ready to go. I think they started feeling a bit invincible and it blew up in their face. A new season starts Saturday. GO GRIZ!
 
A good win this weekend would go a long way to getting rid of the $hitty taste right now.
I agree, if we don't see a totally refocused team this weekend then there is some truth to being overrated, but I just don't think we are. Top 10 is a bit of a stretch after last Saturday but from here on out we do not have any cup cake teams left. Other than maybe the Weebs but they to could turn things around before our game with them, like this weekend against EWU. I know that is a BIG stretch but Weber has been known to give EWU fits in past years when it should have been a no contest. We simply need to take it one game at a time from here on out. Get back to good old basic fundamentals and play with some heart like we did the first couple games. YES the talent is there no doubt, they simply need to show up!!
 
Griz2k said:
After I was coaxed off the ledge Saturday night, I started thinking...(scary as that might be). I believe the Griz will make the playoffs. Even if they go 5-3 in the remaining 8 games, that puts them at 8-4 on the season and I think that's enough to get in. Yes, Saturday was a total debacle from start to finish, but I'm confident they will rebound and there's no reason they should not win at least 5 more games and I personally think they'll win more. I know the Griz have the talent and I'm optimistic that they have the coaching to get the team back on the right track. I have a feeling we're going to see a totally re-focused team come Saturday and they will beat PSU. Hermanson's suspension and the beat down they took from the Jacks should have this team pissed off and ready to go. I think they started feeling a bit invincible and it blew up in their face. A new season starts Saturday. GO GRIZ!

For the first bolded part above... yes. For the second bolded part... no. Did you not watch the game?
 
Then after watching the SFA game, I can conclude that the scats will not make the playoffs. Way too early poogriz...
 
If the Griz go 5-3, assuming that means losing to Cal Poly, EWU and MSU. If that happens, that is a pretty pedestrian 8-4 mark, with no wins over top 25 teams and a NAIA win in that mix as well. Would make me feel pretty uneasy during the selection show. I think we certainly split the Cal Poly/EWU games and will win down in Bozeman. However, if we lose all three, certainly not a guarantee we are in the playoffs.
 
Robsnotes4u said:
not worried about Portland State? With them in the mix that is 4 tough games.
We have home field advantage and Hermanson returning to bolster our secondary, plus PSU has always had problems with player discipline and focus. Did you see how many penalties they accumulated against Cal Poly?

Now don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean I'm underestimating the Vikings. PSU is very talented, especially with that receiving corps, and if the Griz play the way they did against NAU, it can very well turn ugly for us.

But I think with us playing at home, the Griz crowd screaming their heads off, and the team having a chip on their shoulder from Saturday, it may give us an edge. Or we could lose badly and start wondering if we'll even have a winning season at this point.

I dunno, we'll know more about this team on Saturday. But I'm confident this team has the talent and drive to eke out a win.
 
That is why we play the game. Home field is big for the Griz. I think it will be an exciting game to watch.

The big factor, IMO, is how well the Griz coaches handle the mental aspect this week. I think the Griz are going to need to put up 35 to win.
 
Robsnotes4u said:
That is why we play the game. Home field is big for the Griz. I think it will be an exciting game to watch.

The big factor, IMO, is how well the Griz coaches handle the mental aspect this week. I think the Griz are going to need to put up 35 to win.
The best way for the Griz to win is keep it simple, during the NAU game when they were trying to climb out of that 14 hole, I think they tried way too hard to make a big game-changing play, what with going long on 3rd and 4. They should instead focus on making quick, short passes for 5 yards or more, and don't hesitate at running up the middle. We have a big O-Line so its time we use their size and strength to our advantage.

As for the defense, take away the two fumble TDs and they for the most part, did the best they could. The problem was that the offense inability to get a big drive in kept having them be sent back on the field where by the end of the 3rd, they were pretty much spent. A recurring problem from last season which I hope is not going to be the case this season.
 
Robsnotes4u said:
not worried about Portland State? With them in the mix that is 4 tough games.

Frankly, I think they're all tough games. No gimmes from here on out. I just think the Griz are more like the team that beat App St than the one that lost at NAU.
 
Griz2k said:
Robsnotes4u said:
not worried about Portland State? With them in the mix that is 4 tough games.

Frankly, I think they're all tough games. No gimmes from here on out. I just think the Griz are more like the team that beat App St than the one that lost at NAU.

Correct. No Northern Colorado or Idaho State on the schedule this year. Well maybe UC Davis is an automatic win. We'll see.
 
GrizBacker04 said:
If the Griz go 5-3, assuming that means losing to Cal Poly, EWU and MSU. If that happens, that is a pretty pedestrian 8-4 mark, with no wins over top 25 teams and a NAIA win in that mix as well. Would make me feel pretty uneasy during the selection show. I think we certainly split the Cal Poly/EWU games and will win down in Bozeman. However, if we lose all three, certainly not a guarantee we are in the playoffs.

With 24 teams getting in, 8-4 should be more than enough to get a spot...especially considering how much money we bring in for the NCAA.
 
Htowngriz said:
GrizBacker04 said:
If the Griz go 5-3, assuming that means losing to Cal Poly, EWU and MSU. If that happens, that is a pretty pedestrian 8-4 mark, with no wins over top 25 teams and a NAIA win in that mix as well. Would make me feel pretty uneasy during the selection show. I think we certainly split the Cal Poly/EWU games and will win down in Bozeman. However, if we lose all three, certainly not a guarantee we are in the playoffs.

With 24 teams getting in, 8-4 should be more than enough to get a spot...especially considering how much money we bring in for the NCAA.

So now there will be 8 first round games and 8 byes, then true brackets after that is that correct? Do they reseed after the first round or is it all prebracketed?

Anyone?
 
I know I am repeating what many have already said but I'm expressing my thoughts as well - FWIW. This week may be one of the most important weeks of the season and the game against PSU could be the most important game of the season. If you have played competitive sports before you know some of what these guys are feeling - and at this level it has to be even more intense.

Going into a game highly ranked, expecting to win, thinking you are ready and before you know what happened you are getting your asses handed to you. Denial, anger, disbelief, shame, embarrassment, humility, doubt, etc. are the feelings these guys are having and/or going through. The question is what do they do this week to correct the mistakes, restore the confidence, overcome the negative feelings, erase the doubt, focus their intensity, etc. If the team captains and coaches can use the loss to motivate and increase the intensity of this team, I believe the talent is there to have a very good season.

The Griz are going to lose a game, or two or three, the question is how we respond to the loss and how they use that loss to motivate themselves and the team to be better. Saturday will tell us a lot about this team and where it is headed. A dominant performance will go a long ways in increasing and restoring confidence, which they will need in the coming weeks.

PSU will not be an easy - however, I am confident that if the Griz use the loss at NAU as motivation this week and play like they are capable of playing, they will win against PSU. If not, well, that will tell us where this season is headed.
 
jodcon said:
Htowngriz said:
GrizBacker04 said:
If the Griz go 5-3, assuming that means losing to Cal Poly, EWU and MSU. If that happens, that is a pretty pedestrian 8-4 mark, with no wins over top 25 teams and a NAIA win in that mix as well. Would make me feel pretty uneasy during the selection show. I think we certainly split the Cal Poly/EWU games and will win down in Bozeman. However, if we lose all three, certainly not a guarantee we are in the playoffs.

With 24 teams getting in, 8-4 should be more than enough to get a spot...especially considering how much money we bring in for the NCAA.

So now there will be 8 first round games and 8 byes, then true brackets after that is that correct? Do they reseed after the first round or is it all prebracketed?

Anyone?
no re-seeding
 
grizeyes said:
I know I am repeating what many have already said but I'm expressing my thoughts as well - FWIW. This week may be one of the most important weeks of the season and the game against PSU could be the most important game of the season. If you have played competitive sports before you know some of what these guys are feeling - and at this level it has to be even more intense.

Going into a game highly ranked, expecting to win, thinking you are ready and before you know what happened you are getting your asses handed to you. Denial, anger, disbelief, shame, embarrassment, humility, doubt, etc. are the feelings these guys are having and/or going through. The question is what do they do this week to correct the mistakes, restore the confidence, overcome the negative feelings, erase the doubt, focus their intensity, etc. If the team captains and coaches can use the loss to motivate and increase the intensity of this team, I believe the talent is there to have a very good season.

The Griz are going to lose a game, or two or three, the question is how we respond to the loss and how they use that loss to motivate themselves and the team to be better. Saturday will tell us a lot about this team and where it is headed. A dominant performance will go a long ways in increasing and restoring confidence, which they will need in the coming weeks.

PSU will not be an easy - however, I am confident that if the Griz use the loss at NAU as motivation this week and play like they are capable of playing, they will win against PSU. If not, well, that will tell us where this season is headed.

great post
 
granitegriz said:
Then after watching the SFA game, I can conclude that the scats will not make the playoffs. Way too early poogriz...

If you look again, you'll see that I predict you WILL make the playoffs. I've said all along that the 2013 griz are an 8-4 team that will make the playoffs. But it's due to the stockpile of talented athletes on the team, not the superb coaching decisions by Delaney and co. A season and a third have cemented in my mind that Delaney is NOT a coach that can win a chipper.
 
B_Kross said:
PSU has always had problems with player discipline and focus. Did you see how many penalties they accumulated against Cal Poly?

precisely. that have a POS coach who not only tolerates lack of discipline and cheap shots....he condones it. it's a joke and I can't believe the league hasn't fined him.

my prediction is the griz win easily but not before a couple cheap shots takes out a player or two for you. that's how psu rolls under their current leader.
 
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