All Familiar Feelings of FSU Football


TALLAHASSEE – All this very familiar emotion flowed into Doc Campbell Stadium.

Power delays during and during the first quarter Florida State Season opener advances the game Georgia take Well into the evening, inevitable delay by only a couple.

You know that feeling. Anyone who regularly watches this FSU program over the years does so. Players start taunting, they start leaking confidence, and sooner or later, the collapse occurs.

The Norwell Era began just as well as the end of the Jimbo Era or as the Taggart Era period went well: with a self-fulfilling prophecy of enforcing impending doom on stadium fans, even Attendance with the crowd fell short of the ban – and players moved on as the game progressed.

It began in the second quarter as FSU’s offense began to break after taking a 10–0 lead. Georgia tech, And in the third quarter it collided completely as the sun set over the dock. Due to injuries to key players, familiar weaknesses emerged and bad habits led to a 16–13 defeat to a Yellow Jackets team that won just three games last season.

“It’s an emotional game,” Mike norwell said. “And all we need to do during the game is when something is good, when something is bad, keep that control to continue to focus on the basics, on the basics… I think Is that some times we let our emotions get the best out of good or bad. “

FSU has dropped its season opener.

Another year, another bitterness begins in the season and before things begin to run out of hope.

The injury this time is that Asha was sorely needed in the early stages of the game. When the defense responded during an unstable first drive Asante Samuel Jr. Came away with his first two interceptions on the day (Samuel Jr. had one hell of a game, fighting to the bitter end).

Seizing that momentum, FSU’s offense rapidly went down the field James blackman Throw a beautiful to the tight end Cameron McDonald, Who catches the ball for a catch within 30 yards, gracefully bowing his body in mid-air. The Seminoles later scored a touchdown several plays, and never made it to the red-zone for the rest of the game.

In fact, the offense pretty much spit after their second campaign of the game, resulting in a field goal. The Seminoles averaged 6.9 (good) yards per play in the first quarter, and then the rest of 3.0 ypp.

The offensive line could not move Georgia Tech’s backup-heavy defensive front, and it began to allow too much pressure as the game went on. Unexpected errors also popped up at critical times. The long-malicious unit, and the decline in talent from the outset to reserves, was crucial to dealing with injuries during the game.

The recipients gave up a throw early in the game. Warren Thompson Maybe three hit the ground. Bleeding terry Missed a big downfield. These were murderers.

And Blackman, who started well and looked more confident in the pocket at the start of the game, reverted to some of his old habits as he forced a third-and-long difference throw. And he had already started to feel the pressure before he arrived, getting happy feet in the pocket … certainly the side-effect of years of taking a beating behind one of the worst lines in Power Five football. He managed just 198 passing yards on 43 passing attempts, which is good for 4.6 yards per pass. Only three FBS QBs have a low YPP average among the dozens who have played so far this season.

And a defense full of potential NFL draft picks did not dominate. The Seminoles were soft on the edge in defense and did not create a fresh QB Jeff sims Played enough under Dures in the second half.

Stop me if it all sounds familiar.

It was Groundhog Day. Deja vu. Whatever you want to call it, no one can shake the feeling like they have seen a similar script playing over and over again.

because we have. many times. This is an emotionally tax cycle that the FSU keeps moving around.

FSU is now in the long game. Norwell is the future. He could be better, as this university does not have the money to reap bait as he did with Taggart.

But holy crap, revealed on Saturday how far Norwell had to go to get this team where it could handle unfavorable conditions.

‘Adversity’ is the key word here. Norwell repeatedly mentioned in the offshine, that FSU had to respond when things went bad.

And it did not just happen on Saturday.

“We are growing. We are still in the infant stage where we are going as a crime, ”Norwell said. “… I hate that we got lost tonight. I hate how we lost tonight in every face because I know that these people worked really hard to get themselves in the best position. “

Hopefully, these are actually infant states, as there is only one way to go from here.