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    Play calling

    What happened to taking shots down field? In my oppinion i think our offensive play calling is way to conservative! How about woody out of the shotgun while were in the shadow of our goal post! Didnt they learn their lesson after the tulsa saftey! Its days like today i miss tom herman and that is saying something.all of the blame should not go on mess but open the playbook up!


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    Re: Play calling

    Especially when this is one of the slower Big XII defenses.


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    Re: Play calling

    Quote Originally Posted by cymate View Post
    What happened to taking shots down field? In my oppinion i think our offensive play calling is way to conservative! How about woody out of the shotgun while were in the shadow of our goal post! Didnt they learn their lesson after the tulsa saftey! Its days like today i miss tom herman and that is saying something.all of the blame should not go on mess but open the playbook up!
    The shots downfield (at least 15-20 yards) were working pretty well, but they seemed to back off for some reason. I didn't like it either.

    I don't think we go under center in situations like that because teams can sell out even more against the run when that happens. If you want to go under center on the goal-line you need to at least have some play-action passing in your playbook, and that kind of passing will be even more difficult on our QBs. I think ISU would probably be even worse in short yardage from under center.


    Last edited by Doc; 10-13-2012 at 05:33 PM.

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    Re: Play calling

    We've been successful with it.

    I guess we are more content with 2 and 3 yard completions.


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    Re: Play calling

    I agree, I think it's more a matter of not abandoning the run game so quickly though and being more creative in the run as much as it is taking shots down field.



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    Re: Play calling

    1st down? Let's run a read option! Every. Damn. Time.



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    Re: Play calling

    I also don't remember running much (if any) two back sets or diamond formation. Those have been working better than other run formations over the last couple of weeks.



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    Re: Play calling

    I thought the play calling was fine. Not great but decent. The shot taking stopped when Barnett decided to throw a horrible pass over the middle into the end zone that was picked off. I just don't think they trust him to throw it over the middle, and they probably shouldn't. Barnett is just very limited right now, so the playbook is going to be pretty small. I would get used to it, it isn't going to change much.



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    Re: Play calling

    It's a lot tougher to take shots when KSU safeties don't need to help stop the run as much as TCU did.



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    Re: Play calling

    We have Mcnabb junior playing qb. his viking years.


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    Re: Play calling

    Play calling was fine. Scored Tds on 3 drives that were not aided by turnovers. Had a chance to score 4 on the drive where sj was wide open. Didn't happen. Moving on to osu



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    Re: Play calling

    I think the wind may have been the reason we didn't take many shots down field, especially with JB's arm strength.



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    Re: Play calling

    Quote Originally Posted by justcynn View Post
    Play calling was fine. Scored Tds on 3 drives that were not aided by turnovers. Had a chance to score 4 on the drive where sj was wide open. Didn't happen. Moving on to osu
    I dunno...the muffed punt/interception/take over at the 40 was pretty aided by the muffed punt.

    And we might as well have thrown everything 30 yards downfield so JB had to throw with some trajectory and it didn't get knocked down at the LOS. I don't understand how someone can throw a ball every single day and not understand that they can't throw basically any route on a rope because their arm isn't strong enough, then look shocked when they try to throw it on said rope and it hits the receiver's ankles.



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    Re: Play calling

    Let's call the play calling a work in progress. It's a lot better than it was early in the year, but in some situations it's still lacking.


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    Re: Play calling

    Of course, the OL/running game performance had absolutely nothing to do with it.

    The two easy targets--the QB and the OC.


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