Home vs Road Starters

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It seems a lot of guys agree that some changes could be made to the line-up when we are at home and on the road.

Tell me who and why?

Home for me
Joey
Brandon
Bradford
Skeen
Larry

Road for me
Joey
Nixon
Daniels
Skeen
Sanders
 
Joey
Ed
Brad
Skeen
Larry

Home, away, backyard, anywhere. Like Ed starting. Of course, he's very aggressive defensively so from time to time he's gonna get in a little foul trouble. But we have plenty of ready, willing and able guys behind him.

Skeen needs to assert himself on both ends of the court from here on out, starting Saturday. He's blending in well, but we need a little more.
 
Someone needs to tell Brandon Rozzell to "sack up" on the road................what a wuss he is when he doesn't have 6,000 cheering for him.

Last four at home:
24 minutes - 12 pts
19 minutes - 16 pts
31 minutes - 15 pts
35 minutes - 19 pts

Last four on the road:
24 minutes - 0 pts
23 minutes - 6 pts
24 minutes - 0 pts
13 minutes - 0 pts

Starting shooting guard on a Top 60 NCAA team; he's a junior; he's playing with a 6'11" center and potential 1st round NBA draft pick; he talks about "payback week".......then lays a big fat goose egg. Dude needs to shut up and "man up" on the road.........that's where you earn your scholarship. Fortunately, he has Ed and others to pick up the slack against the UNCWs and GSUs of the world. Well, we've got GMU and ODU ahead of us. We're 0-3 on the road against the upper echelon. We'll see what Rozz is made of.
 
If Ed Nixon is as both Smart and Grant say our best defender (on a team with the reigning CAA defensive player of the year, Larry Sanders)...and he's putting up as many points, rebounds, and assists as Rozzell (nearly identical)...then I gotta think Ed Nixon is definitely of starter quality.

I think there is something to having certain guys come off the bench instead of starting games (Ed may be one of those guys). I know for myself in certain sports I preferred coming off the bench at times.

Either way, as far as how people are playing...you gotta go:

PG - Joey
SG - Ed
SF - Brad
PF - Skeen
C - Larry

As our top 5 at the moment
 
L72boy said:
It seems a lot of guys agree that some changes could be made to the line-up when we are at home and on the road.

Tell me who and why?

Home for me
Joey
Brandon
Bradford
Skeen
Larry

Road for me
Joey
Nixon
Daniels
Skeen
Sanders

I guess you forgot Brad put up 30 on the road vs Drexel in a game where nobody else bothered to play
 
Mercury

I didnt forget. I think Daniels has a better attitude then Brad. The coaches have been giving the kid alot more playing time and he has stepped up, along with Theus. We could use a couple of scorers off the bench like Brad and Brandon. TJ, KP and Saintil are big energy guys, so why not add a few scorers and let them loose of the bench. Thats what I was think.
 
L72boy said:
Mercury

I didnt forget. I think Daniels has a better attitude then Brad. The coaches have been giving the kid alot more playing time and he has stepped up, along with Theus. We could use a couple of scorers off the bench like Brad and Brandon. TJ, KP and Saintil are big energy guys, so why not add a few scorers and let them loose of the bench. Thats what I was think.

Better attitude? Burgess is one of my favorite players. The guy is clutch and full of fire. Who else remembers when he let off a yell in the Towson game after going like 4for5 on threes? I love players that get fired up. It reminds me of when Maynor use to walk over to Sanders, Roz, joey, etc when they made a big play and congratulate them(The "That's Right" look and high five Maynor gave them always made me laugh). Daniels is great but Burgess is just straight up amazing when he has to be.
 
Is there that much difference between getting 25 mins as a starter versus 25 mins coming off the bench? I think this issue of who starts is kinda overrated unless it helps a guy mentally and confidence-wise to start.
 
RRR said:
L72boy said:
Mercury

I didnt forget. I think Daniels has a better attitude then Brad. The coaches have been giving the kid alot more playing time and he has stepped up, along with Theus. We could use a couple of scorers off the bench like Brad and Brandon. TJ, KP and Saintil are big energy guys, so why not add a few scorers and let them loose of the bench. Thats what I was think.

Better attitude? Burgess is one of my favorite players. The guy is clutch and full of fire. Who else remembers when he let off a yell in the Towson game after going like 4for5 on threes? I love players that get fired up. It reminds me of when Maynor use to walk over to Sanders, Roz, joey, etc when they made a big play and congratulate them(The "That's Right" look and high five Maynor gave them always made me laugh. Daniels is great but Burgess is just straight up amazing when he has to be.

IMO, Burgess is great and I love watching him play. What are his stats on the road other than the 30 he put up. I'm not dumping on Brad so don't go there. He does let the refs take him out of his game when they call fouls on him. Larry has gotten far better at dealing with the refs since his suspension and I would
like Brad to do the same. Troy is getting more minutes as the season goes on because he is coming along nicely and this is obvious. I'm just lost when Brad and Brandon disappear on the road most of the time and blow the roof of at home. Either way we need everyone to step up all the time. Not just at home.

If I complained about the 59 point win. Imagine if everyone showed up at home and on the road. Then I would have to STFU. :lol:
 
Mistachill said:
Is there that much difference between getting 25 mins as a starter versus 25 mins coming off the bench? I think this issue of who starts is kinda overrated unless it helps a guy mentally and confidence-wise to start.

I think that is probably why Ed doesn't start. It doesn't seem to bother him that he comes off of the bench. He knows that he has the opportunity to get as many or more mins then the starters so he goes along with it. I am not knocking any of the other guys, but it is good to have guys like Ed who are buying into the system and don't let things get into their head.
 
Mistachill said:
Is there that much difference between getting 25 mins as a starter versus 25 mins coming off the bench? I think this issue of who starts is kinda overrated unless it helps a guy mentally and confidence-wise to start.

I think there can be, especially on the road. Sets the tone of the game and gets you off to a good start. I would like Ed out there from the start so the other team knows they're going to have to work their a$$es off for anything they get. And they might get embarrassed in the process. None of this, let them get in a grove and have Ed come in and try to stop it. Squash them from the start.
 
MozingoWasFilthy said:
Someone needs to tell Brandon Rozzell to "sack up" on the road................what a wuss he is when he doesn't have 6,000 cheering for him.

This is innapropriate. I'm not going to debate your stats, as they are factual and beyond argument. But to call a college kid a "wuss" and advise him to "sack up" is not only innaproriate but makes you look like a complete fool.

Bring the stats. Keep the name calling to your self, and bring a little more maturity to your next post.
 
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