Former Texas A&M OL: “Our DBs are our leading receivers”
Texas A&M struggled mightily on offense in its 23-3 loss to Ole Miss on the road. Texas A&M alumni weren’t shy on Twitter when expressing their displeasure with the team’s performance after Saturday’s loss.
Former Aggie defensive back and running back Brandon Leone voiced his frustration with the play of quarterback Kyle Allen.
“Quit overthrowing [wide receivers]!! That was six points… makes me sick,” Leone tweeted.
The former two-way player for the Aggies also questioned the mental toughness of Allen, saying that it’s starting to affect the way he throws the football.
“[Number] 10 is scared. That’s why he is throwing so high. This is a problem,” Leone tweeted.
Former Aggies and NFL defensive back Jordan Pugh went on a rant to voice his frustration with how the Texas A&M offense negated the defense’s impressive play throughout the game.
“Let me start my rant. Defense is making plays to keep us in the game, but the offense is killing us. [I don’t know] what Spavital is doing but come on,” Pugh tweeted.
Pugh went on to add that Texas A&M should be losing by a much larger margin but the “Chavis Effect” had kept them in the game.
“Ole Miss is [nowhere] near as talented, even with the turnovers they still can’t score off the mistake. Chavis had (sic) made a great impact,” Pugh tweeted.
Former Aggies and NFL offensive lineman Steve McKinney made a sarcastic remark about the Texas A&M defensive backs doing more to help the Aggies score in the second half than the offensive unit.
“Our DBs are our leading receivers this half #TAMUvsMISS” McKinney tweeted.
Pugh went on to jokingly tweet about wanting to get back on the field to help out his alma mater.
“Let me put the pads back on, [I’ll] go make something happen lol,” Pugh tweeted.
Despite watching Texas A&M trail with a large deficit in the fourth quarter, Pugh gave props to current Aggies defensive back Armani Watts for having a career game. Watts finished the game with 20 total tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception.
“Armani is [playing] his [butt] off tonight #BTHOolemiss,” Pugh tweeted.
Also giving Watts kudos for his performance was Aggies quarterback and current Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.The former Heisman Trophy winner also wrote in his post for Sqor saying that he maintains unconditional support for the Aggies and that believes the team will find a way to rebound.
“Always ride or die with my Aggies. Tough one tonight, but have faith in everyone on that staff that they’ll bounce back… [Shoutout to Armani Watts] crazy game lil’ bro,” Manziel said in his post.