Alright, another week, another disappointing loss by the South Carolina Gamecocks. Honestly, I’m starting to feel like a broken record with these write-ups, so let’s just jump right in.
Overrated: Look, I’ll just say it. The wide receivers on this team are flat out overrated. They have talent, speed, athleticism and all the tools needed to be a dominant unit. Yet they continuously fail to do the one things their on scholarship for: catching the damn ball. Several drops led to a significant amount of lost yardage and possibly a couple of touchdowns. I hope after the bye week this group proves me wrong but, based on their production thus far, I think it’s safe to say this year’s wideout group is vastly overrated.
Improving: Okay, so, they weren’t perfect against Texas A&M, but the defense played their tails off on Saturday. Despite being on the field for 41 minutes they did everything in their power to keep the team in the game, especially in the first half. Hopefully DJ Wonnum back after the bye week will only make the defense better. It was also encouraging to see some young guys like RJ Roderick, Dylan Wonnum, Israel Mukuamu come in and play well.
Good Timing: For whatever reason, this team can not put it together for a full game. It’s a combination of issues with this squad. From the QB, to catching the ball, stopping the run, penalties, etc. New issues seem to arise every single week. I think this team needs a mental rest to recuperate from from what’s been an underwhelming start to the season. On that note, the bye week could not have come at a better time.
As usual, there’s lots of other things I could’ve touched on. What did you learn from Saturday’s ballgame? Let us know in the comments!