First Play of 2010 Season

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What will ISU's first play of the year be?

  1. Run

    124 vote(s)
    67.4%
  2. Pass

    60 vote(s)
    32.6%
  1. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    What would you guys like the first play of Cyclone football to be this year? Hoenstly, i really REALLY hate the dumb "lets just get things started with a run up the middle". I know A-Rob is our best offensive player, but i think coming off a bowl win and with the excitement the way it is we need to start things off with a boom. I would like the first play to be a play action deep route to Darius Money Reynolds. Just something that the NIU defense doesnt expect right away. If the play ends up going for an incompletion then thats alright too. It just shows were here to play some dang ball. I also wouldnt put anything pass Herman to do this:wink:. I guess i'm just not a fan of conservative play calling to get games started.
     
  2. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    Kickoff return for a touchdown.
     
  3. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    This would top all of it.:yes:
     
  4. RING4CY

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    And if we kickoff, then I'd vote for a pick 6.
     
  5. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

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    i guarentee it will be a run up the gut... only thing i dont like about our offense is that the play calling is a bit too predictable. 3rd and short=QB draw 9 out of 10 times. 3rd and long=short slant routes that go nowhere near the first down marker
     
  6. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    But remember this is another year in this offense with Arnaud and company. We all know how Herman liked to toss the ball around at Rice. Make no mistake he will do it here too if we can.
     
  7. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    Herman is a pass happy play caller and coach. We just dont have the weapons that have proved to do it yet(that we know of yet :wink:).
     
  8. Aaron Jacobs

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    Running the opening kickoff back for a touchdown is a bad omen for me. Every game I can think of where it has happened the team lost.
     
  9. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

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    the QB draw seems to work. arnaud is great at it, but if a defense watches any film on us, they will know to expect it
     
  10. RING4CY

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    I remember saying if Devin Hester takes the opening kickoff back against the Colts, the Bears are screwed...
     
  11. RandomFan

    RandomFan Well-Known Member

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    Typically, I'm a fan of the passing attack. But with ARob, I say give him the ball early and often. I hope he goes for 200+ yards vs. NIU.
     
  12. FDCy83

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    Call me boring, but I would love to have a game against NIU where we run way more than pass. I am thinking 70% run, with most being ARob and backups. No sense having AA run the ball and risk injury if we do not need him too. Not sure I want ARob to get 200 yards, unless we need too. I would rather have him get 100+ yards, Woody and another back each get around 50 yards, and a few carries to others so they see the field. Of course, this will require a 2 score lead most of the second half, and I also hope that happens.
     
  13. temperflare

    temperflare Well-Known Member

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    Start with the offset I, fake handoff to Arob, TE streak (with clothes on) right down the middle and hitting C. Franklin for a 20+ yard gain.
     
  14. IcSyU

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    It should be the read option on 3rd and short. The guy taking the snap is damn near a guarantee for 2 yards per play.
     
  15. fccy

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    Flea Flicker to Money for the Money
     
  16. Psiclone

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    Play action to the tight end.
     
  17. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    I think a huge completion on the first play will go a long way for AA and the offense's confidence. Then again, an incomplete could hurt their confidence. Either way, I'm for trying to open with a big splash.
     
  18. CykoAGR

    CykoAGR Well-Known Member

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    I am not so much worried about the first play as I am the first drive. Hopefully our D can stop their O. I also hope if we get the ball first I hope that AA and company can put together a drive and score some points.

    I have been hearing CW talking alot this preseason about the offense needing to score a lot of points to put us in a position to win. I agree so I think that coming out on the first drive and putting points on the board gets us off on the right foot and builds AA's confidence.
     
  19. bringmagicback

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    I would like the first play to be a Field Goal. Can you add that to the poll?
     
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  20. Tedcyclone

    Tedcyclone Well-Known Member

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    WR screen to Money... cybookie should give some props
     

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