Jay


  • Jay started the topic Early Signing Period in the forum Football 4 months ago

    Do we know what commits/high school targets are signing or choosing tomorrow? Seems like the past couple years more and more are signing on the early signing day.

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    In terms of the true freshman I was talking about next year, not this year. Tafua seems to be the edge run stopper, but we still need a pass rusher. My whole point is that neither is a Bradlee Anae, and I’m saying that we need one, if we don’t have one, then I guess we don’t have one yet, but I bet we’ll see someone emerge next season.

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    Sounds like you think the issue is with Tupai?

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    That might be true, used to see better pressure from him in years past, and it may have been why he did not receive as much playing time, and why he gets rotated out a lot this year.

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    I think Tafua sticks around another year. But don’t you think he should be put in a pass rushing position if he is more capable? Would it not be more beneficial because we do not struggle with run stopping?

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    Completely agree our run stopping has been fantastic as usual, just wish we would get more pressure on the QB.

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    I’m speaking more in terms of next year so hopefully the younger guys would have excelled with having a real offseason training, and yes to be fair Tafua is more of a edge run stopper, we still need a pass rusher is what I am trying to say.

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    How is it ridiculous? Where is the production from Tafua and Tupai?

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    I would give Fillinger, Carlton, and Suguturaga more snaps.

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    I think i’m being misunderstood, my point is that tafua and tupai need to step up or get benched and give the younger guys opportunities because tupai and tafua have had plenty of them.

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    Tafua and Tupai have been in the scheme for forever, 3 years starting is a whole lot of time, not overnight. They need to step up or be benched.

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    Fair point, and I completely agree that our pass rush will come back no doubt, just not with the two starters we have who have had many opportunities to prove themselves and have not, and think we should move on to find the answer.

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    I’m more worried about them leaving next year than I am this year, I don’t see them leaving after just 4 games when they got some playing time. But Tupai and Tafua have been with the program a couple years, and Tafua is starting in his 3rd year this year and still has not shown pass rushing skills, which you cannot blame on offseason weirdness.

  • Jay replied to the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    I agree that I don’t see them transferring out after this year but you never now these days, the portal is getting crazy. But tupai and tafua will come back next year, and possibly another after that for Tafua, and they have not shown to be elite pass rushers like we’ve had in the past and I think we need to move on from them sooner rather than…[Read more]

  • Jay started the topic Pass Rush in the forum Football 4 months ago

    Tough pill for many to swallow but our pass rush has taken a step back this year, with no one making up for Anae leaving. Pass rush has been one of our biggest weaknesses this year, which puts even more pressure on our young DB’s when Qb’s have plenty of time to throw. Even Whittingham has expressed frustration over lack of pass rush this year. My…[Read more]

  • So making one critique/negative observation makes me miserable? Face the facts, our D ends aren’t getting pressure like our past ones have, Tafua and Tupai are definitely no Bradlee Anea.

  • Our D line is the worst part of our defense this year, no one is getting pressure, QB’s have to much time to throw against our talented but young DB’s.

  • It will be Vonte Davis and RJ Hubert next year who are both really solid, Hubert has a lot of potential. They like Latu a lot and we’ve got some more guys coming in, would be nice to steal Jeffery Bassa from Oregon though.

  • Jay replied to the topic I hate the transfer portal in the forum Football 4 months ago

    Then you need to watch closely, Wilmore had touches last year and early this year to show his capability and he showed worse than Ty Jordan and Micah Bernard. He’s averaging about 3 yards a carry, Jordan is averaging 8 yards a carry the last two games, huge difference. Wilmore does not have the ability to run through the tackles as well as Ty…[Read more]

  • You can’t trade student athletes, this is not a job for them, they’re students.

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