- Nov 19, 2008
I bet X is glad he came back to show the NFL his broad repertoire of 2 yard drags.
Heads up - that’s part of preparedness.I don't agree at all. We dominated the game, but we don't score TDs when we get in the red zone. We also don't make good play calls or decisions when it's 3rd and short or 4th and short. We are also constantly playing from behind in the 2nd half.
NFL Scout: Hey X, yah we got your highlight tape, but why did you send the same play 30 times?I bet X is glad he came back to show the NFL his broad repertoire of 2 yard drags.
NFL Scout: Hey X, yah we got your highlight tape, but why did you send the same play 30 times?
Oh these are 30 different plays, but the same route, got it.
Football games are won by scoring points. If your offense isn't scoring points, you are failing. Amassing yards and leading in offensive efficiency are useless metrics if drives don't end with a score, which preferably should be a TD.
IMO, the ball control "eat-the-clock" offense is fine for a team that is at the beginning of rebuild, like at the beginning of Campbell's tenure. But there comes a point where the team needs to take the next step, and this offensive scheme isn't appropriate, at least not in the Big 12, for a team that wants to challenge for a conference championship. It requires too much precision and perfection to reliably score enough points to win 7,8,9 conference games.
All you really need is a handful of plays that you can run out a few different formations and have them down to perfection, along with a few out of the bag stuff. Don’t need anything flashy like they are throwing out there game after game.That's the thing...does ISU need to be complex?
KSU used to run like 5 plays or something and it didn't matter because they ran them very well.
It almost seems like Campbell is trying to be Iowa 2.0. Very comfortable playing in tight low scoring games. The problem is Kirk is way better at it than Campbell, Kirk has elite special teams. So if you don't have that, then you have no business trying to win games like they do.7.5 hours later and sobered up, my thoughts still move towards needing top to bottom change with the offensive staff. It seems as though Campbell thought he could take a non-power 5 approach in hiring but you can’t put Myers in that position. The oline has been somewhere between average and abysmal with few exceptions in 7 years. Our OC is either shackled by Campbell or clueless.
Even if a change were to happen, not sure it’d matter much. Does a change at any staff position matter much if Campbell insists on stamping his footprint on the playcalling? This offense needs to see a radical change akin to the three down lineman change made mid-Texas game, but it appears that we have a staff that’s content with - even maybe giddy at the thought of - close, knuckle dragging games instead of making in-game changes and going for the jugular. We have something working attacking with Dean over the middle and completely go away from it. We have a few successful route trees that go beyond five yards then completely go away from attacking it in favor of predictable shallow crosses. We’re playing not to lose, and what makes it harder watching today is seeing the opposing team -one with similar if lesser talent - making aggressive, creative calls playing to win.
There’s a disturbing contentedness to the coaching. I get Dekkers doesn’t have a ton of game experience but it was glaringly obvious today that we kept going to a limiting well when the situation called for something different.
There is no creativity or misdirection in the play calling. Ku has guys running all over the place and Baylor hit us with the reverse pass for a td. We line up in shot gun and throw 2 yard outs or slants
Would love to see what this offense looks like with scheelhaase at the helm
You, me, and @Jeremy have all been saying this for years, and we’re always crapped on for it. It was obvious Prohm was going to bury the basketball program after year one when he wasted 6(!!!!) future NBA players, and I was crapped on for saying it his whole tenure. Some people can’t take off their rose colored glasses and see the obvious when it’s staring them straight in the face. Manning is another example. People are finally seeing it, even though it’s been obvious for years. For gods sake, Purdy was a playmaker his freshman year by making plays out of nothing with his feet. Manning comes back and the first thing he says is he wants Purdy to quit using his legs. Are you ******* kidding? He’s a god damn moron and will be Campbell’s downfall.I love how much I’ve been crapped on for this take, and I suggested it for the first time a long time ago.
Manning wasted the best QB, RB, and TEs in program history. What do you think he’s going to do with worse talent?
Part of it is that he is a rising star in the coaching world. If you want to keep him on staff, promoting him to OC seems to be the best way to do it before another school does.Why does everyone think the offense would be different under scheelhaase? If you want the problems to be corrected there needs to be some input outside the program. The problems on offense stem from every promotion being from within.