PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Okay X's and O's types, why so we suck so bad at running these? We sure get them run on us successfully so somebody knows how.
I cant remember the last time we ran one.
The 5th play of the Northwestern game and we gained half a yard....
TTUN fans would rather talk tOSU failures in the past ten years than their own successes. Probably because they haven't had a lot of success.
haha I agree I feel like every time we throw a screen it goes for like maybe 5 yards and every time an opposing team does vs us its like 8-12 yards
Which is really weird because our WR's are good blockers, I can't figure it out.
agreed I think part of the problem is the soft zone we play is very favorable for teams to run that against us if we're giving a lot of cushion
"I think part of the problem is the soft zone we play is very favorable for teams to run that against us if we're giving a lot of cushion"
WR SCREEN to Jalin Marshall....TOUCHDOWN!
It's kill or be killed.
we play soft zone= 10 yard cushion= guaranteed 5 yards before contact for other team + 1 missed tackle for us= another 5 yards = first down.
:38 second mark. TE screen vs Nebraska. Brilliant play and executed perfectly. Have not seen it since. and sorry for the poor video, all I could find.
I think our biggest problem on our screen plays is our receivers try to dance east and west instead of getting up field immediately. Too slow developing when we run the play and when we do run it right we get called for holding.
Team's defenses that practice against their offenses that run a lot of WR screens defend it much better than teams defenses that don't often see that play in practice.
Ball placement on the pass seems to be the problem IMO. I'm not an X and O guy, but it seems like our receivers are having to adjust too much to make the catch, so they end up dancing and juking. Successful screens against us seem to be well placed passes allowing the receiver to move up field quickly after making the catch.
Our receivers still struggle at times, to get YAC. On these types of plays, the receiver has to make a guy miss and we aren't very good at that. Agreed on the dancing also, just get upfield and gain some yards.
The flash or bubble screen (outside and inside receiver screen respectively) are about numbers and keeping the defense honest. If the Nickel or OLB start to cheat inside to help out against our run game you throw the screen to make them pay.
As for "soft " coverage Herman and Co. been more likely to dial up a quick hitch. I've seen this several times to D. Smith when opposing DBs are worried about giving up the deep ball and give him a cushion.
As for why they don't seem to work I think poor execution and bad ball placement have a lot to do with that.
Typically, we have quick hitches and bubble screens as reads on our zone read. We saw this against Northwestern. There was a play where Braxton read the OLB cheating to the inside, pulled the ball back, and fired it out to the receiver for a first down.
When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.
That's true. I noticed during the replay on BTN and Ross mentions it in his breakdown. The packaged play accomplishes the same thing as the straight bubble.
Off topic but I believe Cal ran that same play against us with some success as well.
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