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    Robert Mcfarland

    My only question is what happened to the spread offense that I though we were going to run? This looks very Barney Cottonish to me.

    The other thing was Scales averaged about 2 yards a carry. Yet we kept running Scales.

    I know it's the first year and we are just learning the offense but the offense we are learning is not a spread offense.

    Also Scales and number 41 in as Receivers during the 2 minute drill is very weird to me when we have some prefectly capable receivers who can catch the ball that should have been in there. It seemed to me we have never practiced the 2 minute drill. I hope this is just first year stuff and we will ajust later.



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    I thought playcalling Saturday was exponentially better than any other game.



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    The play calling has dramatically improved in my opinion. Remember we only have so many guys who can stretch the field. Scales was pretty effective early in the game.

    Watching end arounds, reverse passes, Zero called QB draws and lots of different sets seems to be a huge improvement.

    We are a spread offense. Just because you hear of a spread doesnt mean you are going to air it out and throw bombs 70% of the time. I personally can see this offense as being extremely effective over the next few years, just based on our system.

    Every team in football practices the 2 minute drill. Keeping scales and barkema (#41) in the huddle doesn't allow the other team to load up with extra DBs.

    No offense, but do you really understand the concept of a spread offense?



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    The play calling has dramatically improved in my opinion. Remember we only have so many guys who can stretch the field. Scales was pretty effective early in the game.

    Watching end arounds, reverse passes, Zero called QB draws and lots of different sets seems to be a huge improvement.

    We are a spread offense. Just because you hear of a spread doesnt mean you are going to air it out and throw bombs 70% of the time. I personally can see this offense as being extremely effective over the next few years, just based on our system.

    Every team in football practices the 2 minute drill. Keeping scales and barkema (#41) in the huddle doesn't allow the other team to load up with extra DBs.

    No offense, but do you really understand the concept of a spread offense?

    I would endlessly rep you if I could. It is nice to see someone who actually understands what we are doing on the field. This offense is exponentially better than what we have run in the past and YES it is a spread type of offense. We also need to balance clock management and run/pass plays as we are doing which is why everyone thinks nothing has changed. I was really close to choking the guy behind me in Section E that screamed PASS THE BALL every single down of the entire game.

    Some people just do not get it. I'm hoping your name (knownothing) is not a reflection of your football knowledge (said tongue in cheek).



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    Also, as someone else pointed out in another thread, we used a lot of play action against Oklahoma. That only works when you actually hand off the ball and get the defense to bite on the run. Yes it was largely ineffective, but Oklahoma's defensive front is stout, but we have to stick to the running game to keep the defense honest. The problems with the running game largely came in short yardage situations when everyone knew where the play was going to go and we did nothing to take advantage of it. I'm looking specifically at the 4th and 1 handoff to Scales late in the 2nd quarter.



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    I don't think you can get upset about the Scales getting 2 yard/carry. We need to remember that was against Oklahoma and I was happy it was even that much.


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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    I think Meyer is a pretty good play action passer. He's not this shifty, Seneca Wallace-type QB some made him out to be early in his career. He throws better stepping up in the pocket than moving laterally, and he runs better north-south than he does east-west. Our problem is not between the 20s, it's in the red zone. The whole offense is at fault for our problems there.



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    Some people just do not get it. I'm hoping your name (knownothing) is not a reflection of your football knowledge (said tongue in cheek).
    I actually know a lot about football. That is not a spread offense. Turn on a Florida Game and you will see a spread offense. We are running an offense similar to Michigan's right now.



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    We will know we are a good football team when it is 3rd down and 1 and we can run it up the middle with the defense knowing its coming. Same thing for our defense. We will know the defense is good when they can actually stop someone like oklahoma on 3rd and 1 and stuff them.



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    Did anyone else notice who blocked for Scales touchdown? It looked like Rashawn Parker to me.



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    Every team in football practices the 2 minute drill. Keeping scales and barkema (#41) in the huddle doesn't allow the other team to load up with extra DBs.
    This might not be the smartest post ever. Do you really think that with under 2 minutes left in the game. ISU down by ten that OU did not have all there defesive backs in the game. Do you really think we were going to trick them and run the ball up the middle with the full back blocking. No OU had all the D-Backs they needed in the game. If you think any different then you don't know football and you accused me of not knowing football. Pretty funny.



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    My only question is what happened to the spread offense that I though we were going to run? This looks very Barney Cottonish to me.
    this is laughable... really. we are running more 'interesting' plays since I can ever remember (been a season ticket holder before I was 1 years old). We mixed it up very well against OU, sometimes to our favor and sometimes not... but geez, we moved AND maintained drives.

    The other thing was Scales averaged about 2 yards a carry. Yet we kept running Scales.
    Who else is gonna run that well against the #4 run D in the country. did you SEE the size of personnel they have up front. By far the best front line ISU has seen in two years. And IMO, the line did a great job yesterday for who they had to go up against. And Scales ran his butt off each and every play. It is hard to make a cut, or even cutback when a defender has manhandled the Oline in front of ya.

    I know it's the first year and we are just learning the offense but the offense we are learning is not a spread offense.
    Funny, I have seen more 4 and 5 WR sets on the field this year (or in one game) than decades combined.. sounds like a spread to me. also, just because we don't line up in a spread O EVERY SINGLE PLAY doesn't mean we don't run it. Most of the plays that you are hoping for will come with THEIR personnel in place.. not with Macs

    Also Scales and number 41 in as Receivers during the 2 minute drill is very weird to me when we have some prefectly capable receivers who can catch the ball that should have been in there. It seemed to me we have never practiced the 2 minute drill. I hope this is just first year stuff and we will ajust later.
    If you look at the game, it was about match ups, at that time those were decent matchups to take advantage of and move the chains.

    I honestly don't think we watched the same game if you or others come away shaking your head in frustration... I saw more heart and guts out there by a Cyclone team than I can remember seeing....along with some great execution at critical moments.....

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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    My only question is what happened to the spread offense that I though we were going to run? This looks very Barney Cottonish to me.

    The other thing was Scales averaged about 2 yards a carry. Yet we kept running Scales.

    I know it's the first year and we are just learning the offense but the offense we are learning is not a spread offense.

    Also Scales and number 41 in as Receivers during the 2 minute drill is very weird to me when we have some prefectly capable receivers who can catch the ball that should have been in there. It seemed to me we have never practiced the 2 minute drill. I hope this is just first year stuff and we will ajust later.
    simple...extreme lack of anything close to talent.



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    Re: Robert Mcfarland

    Yeah, we're running a spread offense, but for those who were expecting a Texas Tech/Hawaii style passing attack, I can understand why you're disappointed. I thought we knew early on that McFarland likes to establish the run. And also, I feel like a lot of the naysayers are basing this off of one game, where we were going against one of the best rush defenses in the country.


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