I am glad to see most of the people can see that spanking a kid is not a black or white issue. On most other boards all I see it libtards are crying because they think it is always wrong to just spank a child or you have a bunch of redneck contards talking about how we need more discipline and how great they are cause they got beat then trying to one up the next guy with stories off how much they got beat.
I think Corey Smith was returning punts in spring, but I do not think we want him trying to catch punts.
Anyways, I think the coaching staff sees Wilson as more of a WR that can play some RB. I think the coaches do not think that Wilson has great vision, but they have to have someone returning punts that they can trust. Maybe they will give Marshall another look returning punts during the bye week.
This post is ridiculous. People are complaining about a true soph because he isn’t Percy Harvin yet. Percy Harvin is a great football player, but I am wondering if he would have had the same kind of success, in his Fresh and Soph years, if defenses had a better idea how to stop him.
Wilson’s job is to be a jack of all trades. I do not think that he will ever have great vision, but I think this is one of the reasons the coaching staff has him working mostly with the WRs and they have Samuel working mostly with the RBs.
Mo Wells would probably be a good hybrid. He was just not a guy you want running in between the tackles all day long
You are right about the IZR and OZR being the bread and butter. I don't think I have ever seen Ohio St run this but it is in the spread offense
The 84 Bears were 3rd in points allowed and 1st in yards allowed
It's cool. I am just talking more about strategy against a 46 defense. Giving the QB some time, quick release from the QB and the WRs getting separation are the most important things. The have Dan Marino and the Marks brothers at WR strategy
--I was a Bears fan as a kid. The 84 defense was really not that much different than the 85 defense. William Perry was a good, not great addition. Todd Bell was considered by money to be better than Dave Duerson, but Bell held out in '85. Those were the only two starters that changed from 84 to 85
They made it to the NFC Championship game and broke the sack record that year. The Bears had 0 offense at times that year.
Jerry Rice was drafted in 1985
the 49ers had a very good offensive line. I never heard anyone calling it one of the greatest
It looks pretty accurate. What did they change?
Against the 46:
1) Block well enough to give the QB some time
2)Quick release from the QB
3) WRs need to get separation and catch the ball
For the most part, it is not an X's and O's thing. VT knew they would create confusion on out O-Line and their corners could cover our WRs in man coverage w/ no safety help
things are needed to beat the 46. 1)Block it/Give the QB some time 2)WRs need to create space and catch the ball 3)QBs need to make quick and accurate throws.
Blocking it is the hardest part. If you block it, you have corners on an island w/ no or little safety help. No fancy play calling is needed. Virginia Tech said that our guys couldn't block their guys and their guys could cover our guys with man coverage and no safety help. That is it.
There is a reason why the Bears had a dominating defense for a few years in the 80's w/ the 46 and nobody decided to run it themselves--full-time at least. You have to have some serious All-Pro caliber pass rushers and corners that can cover man
It is not impossible. Ohio St especially when Ohio State was keeping a TE in to block. If you can shift your blocking, even better The main thing you have to do against a 46 defense is give the QB some time. If you give the QB time, it should be easy.
I agree with that dumping the ball off to the RB's and TE's would work, but this is a freshman QB. The RB's and TE's either need to be doing a great job blocking or take a quick pass against the 46.
No. I'll think I keep analyzing the offensive playbook because I really enjoy strategy. I am not an all knowing being when it comes to the playbook--not even a long shot. I really do not claim to be one.
Shawnee, you do bring up a weakness w/ the playbook in that there is very little off-tackle or counter-plays w/ the tailback. With the inside-zone read or dive read the tailback is running north-south in between the tackle and w/ the inverted veer the QB is running north-south in between the tackles. The bear formation VT was using is a perfect formation to defend against the dive and the inverted veer. Like you said, the speed option is what you are supposed to run against a bear formation. I have always thought a no-read off tackle play would be a nice addition to the playbook.
I think rolling out the QB more is a good idea, especially against a bear formation, is a good idea. It will give JT some easy reads also.
The "heads need to roll" thing is pretty stupid and childish. I will continue the further analysis however.
Is there even a fullback on scholarship?
WHY AIN'T JT BARRETT JUST LIKE DAN MARINO!!!!!! FIRE FICKELL!!!!
Cover-4 is what I was talking about, when it comes to Saban. I was talking about a spread-to-run offense not a spread-to-pass offense.
Spread Option Strategy 101: 2 Deep=run 1 Deep=run Zero deep=pass Ohio State needs to be able to throw the ball well enough to get at least one safety out of the box. This offense is not a pure option offense. The passing game needs to help out.
I think the Navy Comparison is a bit of a red herring.
The offense last year, if it had more of a threat at the hybrid and more of a passing game, would be ideal IMO.
Any surprise or gimmick from '07 is gone. Nowadays, players are seeing the spread option in high school all of the time. Nick Saban and others have came up with ways to defend this offense.
It is still a good offense. A huge chunk of this offense is still the old fashioned option. You need an athletic QB, a great TB, a good pitchman, and a dominating offensive line to run an option offense--look at Woody's offenses, Bo's offenses, or Nebraska's offenses back in the day --Ohio State does not have any of those things.
Defenses are just going to take away the dive, because they are not worried about Barrett pulling it and running it.
A lot of this offense is also spreading people out so defenders are forced to do more open field tackling and there is more 11 vs 11 in the run game. Stopping it is easier said than done
Barrett should have been reading a defender on a "sideline throw" if that is what you mean by a bubble screen. The dive/screen option is a huge part of this offense, so is the 4 verticals.
Taking this offense to another level, and what you see on the NFL teams that play in a spread option style offense, means that you need more of a regular passing game. This is one of the reasons people have talked about getting a QB that can run, not a running back that has some QB skills
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I like it. This move would add about 25 pounds to the line which should help on the dive plays.
--Is Lindsay doing that poorly? They must think that he will never catch up. I thought the Boren at center thing might be temporary until Lindsay caught up w/ the system