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|11 hours 7 min ago||Pardon my ignorance...||
...but do we know this is true?
I find it very hard to believe that's the case. Borges had his faults, to be sure, but not teaching a QB how the pass protection works and his role in dealing with it was not one of them.
I mean, one can point to Devin's tendency to hold the ball too long and take hits and sacks he shouldn't, but that's his mindset as a playmaker, not because he didn't know where or when pressure was coming. Heck, Devin still does it, as evidenced by him doing it last Saturday and Nuss giving him an earful.
|11 hours 17 min ago||If he has a better sense of||
Absolutely, but an offense can do that w/o identifying the MIKE.
I think Reader71 said it best (paraphrasing): the QB not being the one who IDs a MIKE is not an issue (nor is IDing the MIKE at all), but the QB not knowing who's unaccounted for on any blocking scheme they run, is.
And until someone asks DG that follow-up (which he wouldn't answer now that Pandora's Box is open), we'll never know.
|11 hours 27 min ago||This story in a picture:||
|11 hours 48 min ago||Well...||
...at least this time he's taking a "wait and see" attitude before trying to sabotage the program.
|11 hours 51 min ago||(No subject)||
|12 hours 1 min ago||As a former DC...||
...I can find ways to screw with an offense that IDs the MIKE just as easily as I can with those that don't. I haven't seen any evidence that teams that ID the MIKE are any better at pass protection than those that don't.
Devin got sacked a lot b/c his interior OL and RBs were poor at pass blocking in 2013, simple as that.
|12 hours 56 min ago||Listening to WTKA in the afternoon...||
...means listening to the Huge Show (if after 3 pm).
|1 day 3 hours ago||It really isn't a requirement...||
...for an offense to identify the MIKE to be able to know when and where pressure from and have hot reads built into the route tree.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Mods:||
I know you're waiting around for the OP to get the negbomb he/she deserves, but how 'bout you just cut to the chase by deleting it and subtracting about 50 mgopoints?
/talked about mgopoints
/braces for own negbomb and/or trip to Bolivia
|1 day 6 hours ago||Against spread teams...||
...I used to have two defenses called. We would line up in one call, then stem to the other during the cadence. If the QB audibled, we'd stem back to the original call.
Another thing a defense can do is what Mississippi State would do during the original 3-3 Joe Lee Dunn years. During the cadence, his DL had freedom to stem one gap to each side of his assignment, LBs had freedom to prowl into gaps and out, showing blitzes, and the DBs had the freedom to diguise coverages, with corners pressing/bailing and safeties rolling down and back, from a 2 high to a 1 high look.
And defenses can do some combination of the two.
These tactics helped accelerate the use of zone schemes, b/c the QB/OC had no idea what the D was doing, they figured, "let's just zone up and block our gaps."
Of course, like you said, it's hard to get players to remember two calls, and has to be repped a lot. This rarely happened in HS, so I didn't have to worry about it much. Of course, our offense did it, and we didn't platoon, so it was easier to teach defending it.
|1 day 6 hours ago||(No subject)|
|1 day 9 hours ago||I'll disagree with you here:||
Does fast tempo limit the offensive playbook because complex calls can't be made? No. Offenses have a complex signaling system. There's no reason a defense can't do the same.
And if the defense knows before the season that stopping a fast-tempo attack or five is going to happen during the season, part of the defensive scheme is defending against tempo, as well. This is a lot easier if your team's offense is fast tempo, because of familiarity.
If you said something like this further down, I apologize (tl; js = just skimmed).
|1 day 9 hours ago||I agree...||
...however, the gas has been turned on and the fan base is holding a box of kitchen matches. If this season is another underachievement, flame on.
|1 day 10 hours ago||This scares me||
Now, who does that sound like? That's like Brady with Henson and Kapsner on the roster. The thing going against Ohio is that he's a RS frosh who's never played. But if he's that cerebral, by the time we play them, he'll be close to locked in.
Now, don't take it as an equivalent comparison; i.e., I'm not saying this kid is the next Brady or anywhere in the same galaxy. I'm saying that the qualities described above are what composes good QBs.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Correct||
The one thing I'd add is that DBs are taught to "lean & locate." If the DB doesn't lean toward the body of the WR, the ball over the outside shoulder of the WR or back shoulder fades are completed. The DB must lean and locate simultaneously.
|2 days 6 hours ago||(No subject)||
|2 days 6 hours ago||Excellent.||
Are you going to plug all your stats from over the years into this formula?
(P.S. in before the bump)
|2 days 6 hours ago||I remember those back then...||
...and I always wondered why the hell we couldn't get pants that were one shade of maize.
|2 days 7 hours ago||You're not suggesting two-tone maize pants.||
|2 days 7 hours ago||ND celebrating||
Pitt Panthers circa 1976 - 1982
Or simply wearing the Panthers uniforms from their game with Florida State last year:
|2 days 8 hours ago||Nope.||
|2 days 8 hours ago||And now, your funniest tweet of the day:||
|2 days 8 hours ago||I'm no LSUFreek...||
...but if I were, imagine the following with Switch as Miller and Cypher as Dantonio:
|2 days 9 hours ago||As does this:||
As does this:
|2 days 9 hours ago||Welp.||
First, I want to say that I think this sucks. I want to beat them at their best, and this certainly precludes that. Moreover, feel sorry for the kid to lose a season.
Second, with all due respect, I don't get the logic here:
I mean, he wouldn't be playing any RB or WR this year, so...?
Also, if his shoulder joint is that weak, I think RB is out of the question for his future, unless he wants to pull a "Lethal Weapon" every week. Too bad, b/c I think he's the best RB in the NCAA. He just so happens to be a QB.
How about the following scenario: Braxton out, Ohio develops a high quality QB this year, then Braxton comes back to Ohio to play RB or slot? Can you imagine him in the Harvin-type role? /shudders
|2 days 14 hours ago||It would be interesting to see||
...a year by year comparision including football W-L as well as their travel budget for all sports.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Dude||
Time to find the toe raise machine at the gym.
|3 days 7 hours ago||That zone scheme...||
...and Rich Rod's were both outside zone. This is inside zone, fergodsakes.
In all seriousness, they're quite different.
Inside zone: downhill b/w tackles play, where goal is to get vertical push by OL using combo blocks and coming off those to 2nd and 3rd level defenders that show in gaps. Back makes a read off of one designated DL and makes one cut, then is vertical.
Outside zone: reach blocking scheme designed to attack off-tackle or wider, where goal is to seal the defense inside by OL reaching man on outside shoulder or releasing quickly to 2nd level to cut off pursuing LBs. Back reads playside DE--if he's not reached, back cuts inside the OT. If DE is reached, back continues outside and makes the same read on the primary force defender: not reached = cut inside, reached = go outside.
Wisconsin has run a lot of inside zone over the years and their OL ain't the most svelte, nimble bunch around.
Sarcasm aside, you can see by the philosophy of the schemes why IZ likes big hog mollies and OZ likes more athletic guys.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I get the anti-commercialism||
I really do.
Yet, if we had corporate sponsorship all over the stadium and PSLs were eliminated and ticket prices cut by 50%, would you be okay with it?
|3 days 9 hours ago||Apples and Oranges||
Football and Basketball.
Moreover, I can tell you that it definitely takes incredible skill and talent to be in position to be in contact with a receiver more than 5 yards downfield.
Does allowing DLmen to contact OLmen allow those defenders to compensate for lesser skill/talent? No, it's part of the game of football. That's why the players wear pads.
I could argue that the NFL has become a passing league not only b/c it's harder to run the ball, but also b/c it's easier to pass it, mostly b/c of the illegal contact rule.