Originally Posted by Detoxing
He took TWO sacks for safties. It's not just the fact that he took two sacks like that, it's the fact that he took them JUST as the WV was gaining momentum. One came after the defense forced a turnover. He also fumbled a center/QB exchange. His Lone big play came on pass where the defender slipped and fell. To his credit, he also had a short slant that went the distance, but was called back due to a penalty.
Despite all that, he still showed off his impressive accuracy, quick release and above avg athleticism.
THAT is the truth.
The first safety was a jail break blitz with four defenders in the backfield from three directions almost immediately. Probably should have audibled a run right there, but I don't know if that's on the coach or him. But he wasn't getting away from that sack.
The second safety should have been a 15 yard personal foul on the Syracuse defensive lineman. Geno was moving to the left and had open space and a blocker in front of him. The Syracuse lineman intentionally leg whipped him and brought him down.