if you don't guard anybody. then you are not on the bench at the end of
the game FOULED OUT
Rather than hearing the team give high marks to Mo, for his tough minded and
team first attitude. I would rather see the team actually try to become a little
more "like" Mo and maybe even a little more like Marc-(ie--actually show
some interest when someone is about to breeze by you to the hoop). Help each
other out on D. You know--things that Jazz teams liked to do under Coach Sloan.
I'm not saying a three game losing streak signals time to give up, but it
has exposed this team as soft. Some individuals show toughness--but as a team,
they show no ability to stop easy layins, or do much more than stare at each
other when it happens. I don't mind watching a losing Jazz team, but it is
unthinkable to watch a Jazz team that is not tough minded and won't hit the
floor and scramble, or fold up into a "don't hurt me" position when
teams get tough with them on the road.
The whole Jazz team is soft. I loved watching Mo Williams mix it up there at
the end while Hayward & Favors stood there and watched. Al Jefferson made a
token soft run in at the end just to make it look like he actually cared. Paul
Milsap was on the bench because he wasn't interested in guarding anyone
last night so he couldn't help. The only thing we heard in the first few
games from Bolarjack was how this team is so close and how they have bonded.
Too bad playing basketball isn't one of the things that this team likes to
Too bad the Jazz aren't as quick to help one another on defense, when the
game is still within reach of winning. During those times, layup after layup,
open 3 pointer after open 3 pointer, put back after put back, are given up with
no Jazz member willing to help out a teammate then.As usual, the
Jazz will win most of their games at home, lose most of their games on the road,
and then barely squeak into the playoffs, get eliminated in the first round, but
then spend the entire off-season hyping how good they'll be, next year. I
guess we now have some idea what a Cub fan goes through.