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how much has the loss of Coach McCarney affected our DLine play?


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i've noticed quite a few people expressing concern over the lack of sacks we've had thus far this season.

our All-American DE [George, of course] has yet to rack up even decent sack numbers against relatively weak competition, and even with all the double-teaming he's receiving, Buie hasn't put up the stats either...

so the question is, how much has the departure of Dan McCarney affected our DLine play?

last year with him at the helm our DLine was arguably the best it's ever been... Selvie racked up huge, nation-leading numbers, Clebert was a stopper in the middle...

do we miss Coach McCarney more than we realize?

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i've noticed quite a few people expressing concern over the lack of sacks we've had thus far this season.

our All-American DE [George, of course] has yet to rack up even decent sack numbers against relatively weak competition, and even with all the double-teaming he's receiving, Buie hasn't put up the stats either...

so the question is, how much has the departure of Dan McCarney affected our DLine play?

last year with him at the helm our DLine was arguably the best it's ever been... Selvie racked up huge, nation-leading numbers, Clebert was a stopper in the middle...

do we miss Coach McCarney more than we realize?

I don't think it's as much the loss of McCarney as it is the way we are being played right now and at the end of the year last year.  Selvie is getting double and triple teamed which he didn't see very much until the middle of the season on last year (most of his production was on the front end of the season).  We have two young guys in the DT rotation (Genus McClain) that are very talented but don't have near the experience that Clebert had so there will be some growing pains but i think both will be better than Clebert in the long run.  Buie has never been the model of consistency and even though he was a beast in the spring hes back to his usual self.  I honestly would love to see more of Marshall in the rotation and even some of C-rob in at end in obvious passing situations.  I think in the long run we will be fine but right now the unit is gelling and figuring out how to play effectively with each other. 

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as a whole the Dline is playing better this year to this point. You can not judge a Dline on sacks alone. I would gladly trade a dline that stops the run (something we did not do late in the season) over a dline that gets alot of sacks

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i think our d-line is playing great.  sacks aren't the only thing that is used to measure success.

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If we can stop the run up the middle then we'll be okay regardless of sacks.

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as a whole the Dline is playing better this year to this point. You can not judge a Dline on sacks alone. I would gladly trade a dline that stops the run (something we did not do late in the season) over a dline that gets alot of sacks

we haven't played any teams with a reasonable running game so far this season.

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ucf did a lot of rollouts to avoid  sacks, and selvie barely played a quarter or 2 against tenn martin

give them a game or two and then we'll really be able to tell if they're improved or not.

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There is a reason the gators stole him from us..

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Combination loosing McCarthy and having one coach recovering from a heart issue has not helped.

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