So in your opinion, there is absolutely nothing wrong with what we are doing on O, and the coaches are taking blame for the lack of ready talent on O when it struggles, i.e. no other O coaches or scheme could do any better than the group we have now. Since our guys can't block up front, it's fine to just run into the teeth of the D, knowing that with the talent we have, that's the best the coaches can do. So that is your stance right?
Originally Posted by amptech
You talk about "no reason" yes there is a major reason, we have been very limited in blocking ability, so limited that we consistently get our 6 blockers defeated by 4 defenders. That means, counting the 11 defenders, that is like 3 "free" men to read and react with impunity to flow to the spot be it run of pass. How do you throw into that in a very compact space? It is like the D appears to be stacked to stop the run but are winning the trenches with their 4 vs our 6. I believe many think that the opposing D have been totally committing 8 or 9 to the middle and we have a numbers advantage everywhere else by default. But that is not what I have seen.
No matter who you are there is just less variety that an offense can do. You have much smaller "cracks" to run through and windows to throw to. Throwing is not the answer unless you have Boise talent vs a Boise schedule or Bama vs anyone outside the top 15 or so. A lot of the spread teams show this over and over To be good in the red zone you have to either be able to attack the middle or be excellent in sealing the corners and block in space to attack the corners.
Some seem to think we could expertly pass and attack the very small windows in the passing game but we can't. The teams who can, at least as I have seen, are those who can first attack between the tackles sufficiently to make the defenses legitimately defend that first. doing just what we have done has given us the best odds of getting 6 or at least getting 3 vs nothing. Last year is the first year since Druck that we had the possibility of being successful with the kind of passing game that some think is so easy.
You first have to do what you do best. Even if that is not very good against the competition you play it is probably better than trying to go against those defenses with something
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