Your position assumes fair to good competency in some alternate play/set etc
Originally Posted by hokienole
Yep, and is it really "fair" for an OLine to have to block on 1st down in the red zone when the call is a run 97.3% of the time, as was the case for VT for 2010 season? I mean now, really?, you'd think there'd be a statistician hired to look at those things/tendencies. That's essentially a completely wasted down (even moreso toward the end of the season after trends have been established) and certainly would seem to be one cause of VT's recent redzone issues. But Frank has always had the mentality of...."I don't care if they know what' coming, we're going to do it anyway". Except that inherently decreases the probability of a positive offensive play, unless yah got a 1995 Nebraska Oline in your back pocket. I get he wants to demoralize a team in this manner, but it aids in some of the fans frustration in the O.
What if that is totally untrue and the reality is that after creative measure, what you see is the best option our guys can do.
Red zone is mostly running. It is less true when the offense has the whole field to play with but down deep it is man on man time way too many defenders in too compact a space to do but so much passing. Either way it is less about a variety of plays and more about executing simple things.
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