OK, I'm new here and this is my first FanPost. I live in California and have only seen 6-8 games this year, but I've read about all of them. Thus, most of my impressions have been formed from watching a limited subset of our games. Obviously many people are assuming that this team will get much better in subsequent years with experience, but I wonder about that. From what I've seen this team lacks the athleticism of their opponents. I think much of our struggles against pressure are due to our guys being unable to beat their defenders off the dribble and on cuts. IMO, while it looks like we choke/panic against pressure - the reason why the guy with the ball looks so lost is that he can't dribble past his man and none of his teammates can get open. If our lack of athleticism is the root cause of our problems, I seriously question the notion that we will improve with experience because IMO quickness is more of a natural talent thing than something that comes with practice/experience. So with that, I'd love to know if you think I have a point or if I'm full of shit. Let's address each assumption that I've made one at a time.
1. Our athleticism is inferior to most of the rest of the B10.
2. This lack of athleticism is the reason we struggle against pressure D - not just full court, but aggressive half court as well.
3. Our team quickness will not increase as our team gets older.
OK have at it. Sorry I don't have any Obamicons to add to my post ;)