Awesome. We are fonally going into full blown tank mode for the championship
peace. The game with the pacers made them realize they are 1 player away from a
WOW . . . what was THAT???Absolutely pathetic performance for a team
that came close to beating the Pacers last night.
Why is it that they seem to play up to the good teams and do pretty well and
down to the rotten teams and lose? This was a real question mark!!!Go Jazzboys in a couple of days. Figure this out!
Consistency on the road was a hallmark of the old Jazz that went to nba finals.
It comes with mental toughness and focus. Ask Carl, John, or Jeff about it, they
found the answers.
"This season will be all about building a strong defensive-minded
team".This was the preseason mantra of O'Conner, Lindsey,
Randy Rigbey, Miller, and of course the parrot Ty Corbin.It seems
they are well on their way and absolutely locked in mentally huh?I
mean the Bucks are only the worst shooting team in the league and they only shot
close to 60% from the field tonight.The perimeter blow-bys are just
pathetic. Poor Favors is left to clean it all up which of course no single
person can. When he is not on the court we literally have no defense.Corbin has these guys on the edge ready to become the lock-down defenders that
churn out the championships.I can feel it. Can't you?From a draft standpoint this roadtrip is going pretty well though;)
"Defense, defense, defense".This was the preseason mantra
from Miller at the top thru O'Conner, Rigby, Lindsey, and of course
Corbin.These players look like they are on the brink of being the
lock-down defenders that pile up the championships huh?I mean the
Bucks have the worst record in the league because they are the worst shooting
team in the league but we all got to see what Corbins lock-down system can
do.The perimeter blow-bys are just horrific. Favors spends every
minute cleaning up his teammates trash (defensive mistakes). Of course nobody
can clean all that up but he tries. When Kanter is on the floor w no Favors it
is the defensive equivalent of an Al Jefferson cardboard cutout. Strangely Kanter can only expend energy at the offensive end where suddenly he
has quick feet and nimble movement to beat his man and rebound. Move to the
defensive end and he is mired in the infamous Al Jefferson quicksand. From a draft standpoint this roadtrip is going about as well as one could hope
though. My guess is they might run the table with the consistency they have
shown thus far;)
Ata boy Jazz! I was getting a bit concerned before the All-Star break that you
had forgotten what this season was all about, but with this performance it
appears that everyone is back on the same sheet of music again..., screechy,
scratchy, and out-of-tune music that gets you to the top lottery draft pick.Now, stay focused on the goal for the next 3 games, and let's hope
that Bucks & Co. will think they're actually good and win a few more to
help us out.
Two things were vividly apparent last night:1) The Jazz lapsed back
into their "chase the ball" defense, and a well-coached Bucks team ran
pattern play after patttern play through it, scoring at will.2)
Milwaukee is far better than their record indicates....If anyone is wanting to
point their finger at a team which is definitely tanking, they need look no
further than the Bucks. The team I saw last night shoulb have at least twice the
wins they have.
The players can't do it all by themselves. Corbin and his assistants
should be renamed the tank brothers.
First stop for Corbin and the rest of the coaching staff when they get back from
this road trip should be Lindsey's office, where the latter needs to demand
they make clear their plan for motivating this team to give consistent effort.
If this up and down pattern continues for the remaining 22 games, what reason
is there to believe it won't repeat itself next year, no matter what future
superstar they end up with in the draft?
Who will be the next coach for the Jazz?Too bad Jazz management
didn't keep Hornacek, he is going to be coach of the year this year.
let's hope the pingpong balls fall in our favor