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    If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    Oh, of course we won't, but...

    A. If we had a good offensive line, it would clear the path for some good running backs to do a lot of damage...

    B. A strong running game would take pressure off the quarterbacks. If you remember, a glacial Todd Bandhauer was hardly sacked at all, when the running game was clicking...

    C. Good pass protection would allow the wide receivers time to run their routes, and make breaks less than a handful of yards from the line of scrimmage...

    D. Time to stand in the pocket unmolested would allow the young quarterbacks to work through their progressions, rather than being flushed from the pocket, and being accused of having "happy feet"...

    E. Having a strong offensive line that enabled longer drives would mean shorter field goals more of an opportunity than 50+ yarders...

    F. Having a good offensive line would also mean that Kirby wouldn't be making so many pooch punts, and would get more national recognition as his punting average soared.

    G. Perhaps most importantly, having a good offensive line would help take pressure off of a young, but talented, thinly experienced defense, and allow a seasoned defensive coordinator to really strut his stuff...

    Oh, if only we had a strong offensive line this season. It's too bad, really, that we don't have like at least four experienced upperclassmen coming back on the offensive line, and a solid, vigorous coach to firm them up...

    Sigh. If only...




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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Oh, of course we won't, but...

    A. If we had a good offensive line, it would clear the path for some good running backs to do a lot of damage...

    B. A strong running game would take pressure off the quarterbacks. If you remember, a glacial Todd Bandhauer was hardly sacked at all, when the running game was clicking...

    C. Good pass protection would allow the wide receivers time to run their routes, and make breaks less than a handful of yards from the line of scrimmage...

    D. Time to stand in the pocket unmolested would allow the young quarterbacks to work through their progressions, rather than being flushed from the pocket, and being accused of having "happy feet"...

    E. Having a strong offensive line that enabled longer drives would mean shorter field goals more of an opportunity than 50+ yarders...

    F. Having a good offensive line would also mean that Kirby wouldn't be making so many pooch punts, and would get more national recognition as his punting average soared.

    G. Perhaps most importantly, having a good offensive line would help take pressure off of a young, but talented, thinly experienced defense, and allow a seasoned defensive coordinator to really strut his stuff...

    Oh, if only we had a strong offensive line this season. It's too bad, really, that we don't have like at least four experienced upperclassmen coming back on the offensive line, and a solid, vigorous coach to firm them up...

    Sigh. If only...
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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    in this thread....OP finds out what an offensive line is used for.

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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    Insert "WAT" picture here.



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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

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    I didn't think it was entirely necessary...

    "If we had a good offensive line, I wouldn't need a jimlad..."




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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    Can we re-title this thread to be called Football 101?



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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    I find the 10500000231203913 uniform speculation threads and bball minutes threads to be more informative than this.



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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    I think with just running the pistol offense that our line can be more effective. Teams knew which way were running last year using the zone read and would stack the D to that side. Having the RB line up behind the QB instead of next to right next to will help stop the D from cheating to one side and the O line will be more evenly matched.



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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I find the 10500000231203913 uniform speculation threads and bball minutes threads to be more informative than this.
    Wasn't intended to be informative...




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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    Aclone, I didn't find anything particularly wrong with your thoughts on this.

    Well exccept for one thing. A better offensive line might not necessarily result in a lower percentage of pooch punts for Kirby. There might be fewer 3 and outs for ISU which could quite possibly result in fewer opportunities to really put his leg into it. I don't think that it would necessarily result in a longer or a shorter average - it could be either or neither.


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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    I think with just running the pistol offense that our line can be more effective. Teams knew which way were running last year using the zone read and would stack the D to that side. Having the RB line up behind the QB instead of next to right next to will help stop the D from cheating to one side and the O line will be more evenly matched.
    That's literally half the point of the play and why it works. Defenses can't and don't do that. If they do, they should be thrashed by the QB either keeping and running or running a screen out of it.


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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    That's literally half the point of the play and why it works. Defenses can't and don't do that. If they do, they should be thrashed by the QB either keeping and running or running a screen out of it.
    If read correctly, yes, but how many times did our QB's last year really make the correct read vs. just handing it off the RB just because he was there?

    I also remember one of the interviews from this spring talking about the same thing...how the defenses used to cheat one way, but should play more honestly now since they won't be able to read where the RB is going just from how they line up.


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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    In before people don't sense sarcasim



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    Re: If We Had A Good Offensive Line This Season...

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    If read correctly, yes, but how many times did our QB's last year really make the correct read vs. just handing it off the RB just because he was there?

    I also remember one of the interviews from this spring talking about the same thing...how the defenses used to cheat one way, but should play more honestly now since they won't be able to read where the RB is going just from how they line up.
    That's not on the play. That's on the execution by both players and coaches. Defenses usually don't line up right down the middle and if they are completely overloading one side to take away the playside, our ineptitude is on the coaches or the players.


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