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13 responses to “WATCH: Kentucky players, coaches react to targeting calls”

  1. Han

    Don’t forget the uncalled grounding, too.

    We still had chances to win–missed field goal, Smith’s bad interceptions, poor playcalling trying not to lose–but 15-yards and a 1st down, wiped-out sacks, extended drives, uncalled holdings when our line had been getting to the QB all game, these things do change the whole course of the game. Not to mention upheld targeting calls remove a player from the game (and part of the next one).

    You want to protect players, but you have to acknowledge when the offensive player isn’t going down during a tackle and when they lower their head into a hit.

  2. Cmart0907

    It’s very difficult for the coaches to keep putting our DBS 5-7 yards off the receivers playing zone coverage every play and pick us apart for 10-12 yards every play. 5 yards and a slant. Wide open in the middle of the field. Every single play.

  3. Cmart0907

    4th and one and line up in wildcats or shotgun. Line up in goal line and punch that ball one damn yard.

    1. classof68

      If they had not gone for it inside the Florida 40, I would have been irate. That is exactly what Joker did against Tennessee, and of course we lost that year. You gain very little by punting. But, why in the world do you go for it in the wildcat? Everyone knows what’s coming. And you use your least powerful back? And I don’t understand why they didn’t use Wagner more. I would keep passing it to him until it didn’t work anymore. This team is still immature. The only thing Bowden has done all year is pop off. To see the team dancing around on the sideline at the beginning of the 4th quarter like they just won the game showed me they haven’t arrived yet. I can only hope the coaches can learn from their screw ups. Looks like Sawyer will be fine, as long as they give him some decent plays to run.

    2. gasman01

      Guys, we were weak at defensive back to start the season. Losing one on a targeting call and one to injury in the third quarter left us with absolutely no experience in the secondary. I’m as upset as everyone but we have to move on. No letdown against Miss. St!!!

  4. mcp157

    It was a bac call. However, and not to beat a dead horse, but I am, 4th and 1, up 21-10, if we get the first down, it is game over. The Wildcat has not bee real effective since Benny Snell was playing his sophmore year. Let’s use it much less, please??????

  5. Trueblue44

    I remember when football was football. I understand protecting people but last I checked, they are making the decision to play the game. Same as my son does and many others. I don’t want to see anyone hurt, but this is getting out of hand. If this is how the game is going, it won’t be long before they strap belts and flags to players and completely take contact away from the game.

  6. BluKudzu

    Too bad. Back to the old Kentucky.

    Bad coaching in every phase except punting. We got that down.

  7. RAGE

    I agree Trueblue…. They are def taking football out of football… one simple rule to the defensive players they are trying to implement now look at the last picture it is simple you have to see what you hit… The Kentucky player does not see the quarterback on the hit his head is down and leading.. If we all agree or not it was a flag by today’s standards.. No matter what the offensive players does Carter head is down and leading… Constitutes targeting.. ain’t saying I agree but it ain’t a bad call if you look at the pictures

  8. BluKudzu

    Stop with the crybaby targeting calls.

    This was about turnovers and lack of execution combined with poor play calling.

    Turnovers have been a problem with this offense all season. Teach the players to protect the ball.

    This is on coaching. Your defensive backfield problem is your problem with your players and your coaches.

    1. RAGE

      I agree

    2. RAGE

      That was what I was trying to say…

    3. 4everUKblue

      We were in position to win in spite of the poor officiating, the turnovers, the poor play calling and still blew it. The poor play calling is on the coaching staff, the poor execution is on the players and we all know who the poor officiating is on. While the poor officiating did hurt us, it’s not the reason we lost. For those of you who put the onus all on the coaching staff, grow the f up!