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    CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    Here is CFN's take on the game. This sounds about right to me.

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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    They spend the whole article talking about how great A&M is and how overrated we are......and then they predict we win by 17??????? Whatever.

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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    I'll take that result!!!

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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    This game is a big measuring stick. There's a decent chance Oregon goes to the championship game, and whether or not Alabama can stop A&M's offense will be telling. It's hard to say for sure, but A&M wasn't stellar against the two strong defenses they played. Alabama has a better offense than LSU and Florida, so logically they should be able to put a lot more pressure on A&M's defense. While a lot of things didn't favor Alabama going into the LSU game, I think a lot of things favor Alabama. It's at home, A&M doesn't have the extra week to prepare, and A&M has not done well against strong defenses.

    I would be more concerned if I thought A&M could replicate what LSU did. LSU game planned a bit like Alabama did in the NC game. They found an area of weakness, and they exploited it over and over. It took luck though, because they had an unreliable QB. I don't see A&M being able to, or even wanting to change their game plan to replicate what LSU did. LSU took up a lot of clock, didn't give up on the run, and then made long completions on third down. The key to all of this was LSU's not giving the Alabama offense a chance to get on the field at all. For example, Miss St. got blown out, but still ran more plays against A&M than Alabama did against LSU. Alabama's offense will have more chances against a weaker A&M defense, and Alabama still scored 21 on LSU.

    This game worries me, but I feel more confident about this game than I did going into the LSU game.

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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    Quote Originally Posted by Im_on_dsp View Post
    They spend the whole article talking about how great A&M is and how overrated we are......and then they predict we win by 17??????? Whatever.
    I don't think that's what they were saying. I think they were voicing the concerns and talking points of the talking heads.

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    What Will Happen: Alabama is ripe for the picking. The overblown defense proved last week against LSU that it’s overrated, while the offense fizzled and struggle up until the final moments … whatever. Alabama had its blip with strange mistakes and too many key errors for a team that’s as physically and mentally tough as any in the country. The defensive front seven will keep Manziel in check while the offense will have a very efficient, very effective day with a good balance and more quick-hitting throws to account for the A&M pass rush. The Tide will make up for last week by looking like Alabama again.

    That's the only paragraph in the entire article that says the word overrated and they cleared up what they meant when they said .... whatever.
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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    Quote Originally Posted by Im_on_dsp View Post
    They spend the whole article talking about how great A&M is and how overrated we are......and then they predict we win by 17??????? Whatever.
    I didn't see it that way. Thought it was an interesting write-up.

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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    Everyone seems to think Bama was exposed. What was exposed was simply AJ being way inaccurate for the first time this year (maybe a sore shoulder from the drop he took last game?). All those 3-and-outs kept the defense on the field against a great offensive gameplan. If AJ can hit his throws this game, everything will be back to normal.

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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    I took the "overrated" comment as sarcasm on their part, especially with the "whatever" tagged onto the end. May be misreading it, though
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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    Quote Originally Posted by RolltideFanz View Post
    I took the "overrated" comment as sarcasm on their part, especially with the "whatever" tagged onto the end. May be misreading it, though
    Yeah. When I saw the whatever at the end I knew they were joking. "They" have picked us for the BCSCG.
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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    CFN's preview structure has always been: why X can win, why Y can win, what will happen. He was a little facetious in the last part for the national and regional partisans that want Bama to suck now.

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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    The defensive front seven will keep Manziel in check while the offense will have a very efficient, very effective day with a good balance and more quick-hitting throws to account for the A&M pass rush. The Tide will make up for last week by looking like Alabama again.
    I'm disappointed by their lack of analysis.
    Usually CFN is decent.
    A grade school kid could say our "defensive front seven will keep Manziel in check"

    On Jay Barker's show this monring they said JF doesn't usually run on design plays.
    Instead he just scrambles for yards if the pocket breaks down.
    They have good WRs and a couple of hosses on the D-line, so we've got to keep him in front of us.
    It sounds like he might have TJ Yeldon-type speed.

    It's going to be a nerve-wracking game, but I like their score.

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    Re: CFN take on Bama vs. AM

    Anxiously awaiting JessN's analysis of this game...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrAzY3 View Post
    This game is a big measuring stick. There's a decent chance Oregon goes to the championship game, and whether or not Alabama can stop A&M's offense will be telling. It's hard to say for sure, but A&M wasn't stellar against the two strong defenses they played. Alabama has a better offense than LSU and Florida, so logically they should be able to put a lot more pressure on A&M's defense. While a lot of things didn't favor Alabama going into the LSU game, I think a lot of things favor Alabama. It's at home, A&M doesn't have the extra week to prepare, and A&M has not done well against strong defenses.

    I would be more concerned if I thought A&M could replicate what LSU did. LSU game planned a bit like Alabama did in the NC game. They found an area of weakness, and they exploited it over and over. It took luck though, because they had an unreliable QB. I don't see A&M being able to, or even wanting to change their game plan to replicate what LSU did. LSU took up a lot of clock, didn't give up on the run, and then made long completions on third down. The key to all of this was LSU's not giving the Alabama offense a chance to get on the field at all. For example, Miss St. got blown out, but still ran more plays against A&M than Alabama did against LSU. Alabama's offense will have more chances against a weaker A&M defense, and Alabama still scored 21 on LSU.

    This game worries me, but I feel more confident about this game than I did going into the LSU game.
    While we might be able to get a glimpse of how we might handle Oregon, I wouldn't put a whole lot of worry into it if aTm moves the ball well. Remember that we're coming off of the emotional drain of the LSU game, and have but a week to prepare for Johnny and his gang.

    We'll have several weeks to heal and prepare for Oregon. Big difference.

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