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    Time to Throw Downfield

    SR is fairly accurate on deeper routes. We know his arm strength is not super, but using Bundrage showed what we might want to do at beginning of the game. If it is intercepted, so what. Not much change from three and out.

    We should know by now that we will not be a good running team this year. Why not change and toss the ball more downfield? When there are no holes in the oline and our best runs are when we run away from our blockers, it is time for a change. Give the fans some hope. This offense needs to score 30 a game to be respectable.


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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    Also crossing routes. We always throw to the sidelines. We never seem to go over the middle. It annoys me.


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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    Because Conference USA teams scare the death out of our coaching staff.



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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    We did pick up one first down in first half due to a slant over the middle. That's one.


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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    Maybe because we cant block?


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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    Downfield passes are only for when you're down 20.

    More screens, I say. Screens: the staple of one's offense!


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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    Maybe because we cant block?
    We can roll out. Note how many times we have rolled out and passed. Not much. Upon our offensive snap, the two lines looked like a quagmire for a back running through. Wimberly had 13 yards, SR had 12, Shontrelle had 6, Nealy had 6, White had 26 yards. Who are we kidding? No push, no run, no win. Our longest run was 9 yards.


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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    I completely agree. Our offensive system is based on keeping possession for a long time, yet we do no-huddle..? It seems contradictory to me, due in large part to my lack of knowledge on our system. But am I the only one who doesn't understand why we do a no-huddle/hurry up offense and then only throw screen passes? Watch any other team (college or pro) who uses a no-huddle and just about all of them take shots downfield, across the middle, etc. We seem to only know how to run out routes and screens.



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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    Bruns must have stole our OC's phone because I barely saw him involved yesterday. A playmaker in the slot - and nothing.


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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    Here we come out with the neat JTS jerseys and we lay a log. We need to sell all those loser jerseys asap.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    Quote Originally Posted by AMarner32 View Post
    I completely agree. Our offensive system is based on keeping possession for a long time, yet we do no-huddle..? It seems contradictory to me, due in large part to my lack of knowledge on our system. But am I the only one who doesn't understand why we do a no-huddle/hurry up offense and then only throw screen passes? Watch any other team (college or pro) who uses a no-huddle and just about all of them take shots downfield, across the middle, etc. We seem to only know how to run out routes and screens.
    Watch any college team, huddle or no-huddle and they throw the ball down the middle of the field more. In fact, a lot of run-first teams throw down field quite a bit because they know big passing plays are essential to keeping the run open.



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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    When we had a better defense, conservatory football was good for six wins. This year it is 1-3 wins.


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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    We can roll out. Note how many times we have rolled out and passed. Not much. Upon our offensive snap, the two lines looked like a quagmire for a back running through. Wimberly had 13 yards, SR had 12, Shontrelle had 6, Nealy had 6, White had 26 yards. Who are we kidding? No push, no run, no win. Our longest run was 9 yards.
    Completely agree with this. Iowa's sophomore QB was supposed to be untested and average at best but he was put in a position to succeed by rolling him out. It not only buys a QB more time, but more options as well...even if its throwing the damn ball away to avoid a sack.



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    Re: Time to Throw Downfield

    Quote Originally Posted by FanatiClone View Post
    Completely agree with this. Iowa's sophomore QB was supposed to be untested and average at best but he was put in a position to succeed by rolling him out. It not only buys a QB more time, but more options as well...even if its throwing the damn ball away to avoid a sack.
    Sam could then run out of bounds to protect himself.

    Again, this is why we look like a ninth grade offense.

    Call some well planned football plays, OC. Give our guys a chance. Herman has to have his plays thought out at least one ahead of time so Urban can review it. Paul needs to review your body of work too.


    Last edited by Wesley; 09-15-2013 at 06:01 PM.
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