Originally Posted by supercowboy8
No you need to watch that game again. Lotulelei, who I think is ober rated bexause he flashes and then disappears, which is what he did vs USC. But after he flashed he was getting doubled and chipped and Holmes showed he couldnt handle him one on one.
I haven't seen alot of USE games but the ones I have seen Holmes hasnt looked good.
He might be the best but that just means Cook is better.
SL had minimal impact anytime Holmes was Combo blocking him.
Holmes had a one-on-one block against SL approximately 17 times. I have him losing 2 of the 17 as follows:
Holmes loss #1
24: Holmes snaps the ball early and the QB is not ready for it. SL drives Holmes back into the QB.
Announcers incorrectly blame Holmes for the missed block on SL.
58: SL is lined up slightly to Holmes right. Holmes blocks the player to his left. The LG pulls to the right and misses the block on SL. The announcers proclaim that Holmes just missed the block. Also the RG, RT and TE all block the 1 player that is lined up between the RG and RT.
Holmes loss #2
1:32: Holmes canít maintain his block on SL on a stretch run play. The RB runs directly into SL.