October 29, 2007
He said. She said. Defense rules!
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Sean Canfield has looked very good throughout his last two starts,
poised and confident even when faced with pressure. Stanford used a complicated
blitz package and a great deal of motion to try to rattle the young QB, and
although he was sacked a few more times than he has been used to, he handled
the pressure well.
James Rodgers 51-yard scamper was a thing of beauty, and I thought
he was going to make it in for his first career touchdown. It will happen sooner
rather than later, and as someone already said in The Lodge, Mr. Rodgers will
own a lot of real estate in the end zone before his career is complete at Oregon
All eyes were on the offensive line as redshirt freshman Ryan Pohl
received his first start at left tackle. Pohl held his own and looked athletic
and physical throughout the game. I know the line will not be pleased with giving
up six sacks on the day, but after watching the replay, on a few of the sacks,
Canfield did have the time to throw the ball away.
Yes, the receivers need to catch the deep ball.
And, the biggest news from the day was the injury to Yvenson Bernard.
Although the play that seemingly caused the injury looked benign, word coming
from the sideline was that it was anything but. The extent of the injury was
not known at the time of writing this piece (although we know it was his left
shoulder and that he was taken off the field for x-rays before half). Ev is
the heart and soul of the offense, everyone is hoping for a speedy recovery.
SHE SAYS-GRADE: B
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