watching the LSU Alabama game, no. 44 for LSU gets a costly personal foul. Not only does Les Miles chew him out, but everyone on the defense gets on his case, and he goes and sits all by himself on what appears to be LSU's "shame bench"
Syracuse's biggest problem this year has been stupid mistakes, not talent. Yet I never see this type of thing happen. Not just DM chewing some kid out, but the rest of the d or the o getting on one of there own for doing something stupid.
Case in point, I think it was the second quarter when it started getting chippy between SU's defense and the Cincinnati tight end no. 18. Cincinnati had something like a second and fifteen and threw a five yard pass that turned into a 14 yard play because our guy (can't remember who) tried to take the guys head off instead of making a simple tackle. Why didn't shamrko or someone else on the defense get in that kids face and let him know that was unacceptable? That he needs to make that tackle. Or that you can't consistently catch the ball on a kickoff on the one yard line and step out of bounds? Or that you can't get a false start as a wide out? Or ....you get the point.
This is rambling, but the bottom line is that good teams seem to be self policing when it comes to stupid plays, when you do it, the rest of your teammates let you know that you f'ed up. we don't seem to have that type of team culture yet. Hopefully we will soon.