Barn Animal

September 10th, 2018 at 11:53 PM ^

Very true, when your rb can pick up a blitzing defender it automatically puts the offense in an advantageous position.

But sometimes people can go a little overboard like the multiple threads saying we need to get rid of jaybaugh because our backs aren’t great pass blockers.

Hell, I heard a caller on WTKA before the season say that the player this team will miss most from 2016 is Deveon Smith solely because of his pass blocking... now that’s ridiculous.


September 11th, 2018 at 3:13 PM ^

re: the offense

Did anyone happen to watch the Rams vs Raiders last night? Seemed like both offenses were similar to what Harbaugh wants to run. Obviously, west coast style, but the Rams open it up more. (Especially with the jet sweeps). Both had solid ground games too and receivers on long routes (and Goff had all the time in the world most of the game) They looked good last night, but I'm not sure we can execute it like that in CFB. A lot of nuance to the offenses and with professionals executing. Not saying it won't work in AA, but concerned that without the proper players (ie: o-line), we will struggle. Hope I am wrong, but if we start clicking, it's a nice offense to watch when firing on all cylinders.


September 10th, 2018 at 10:50 PM ^

The word coming out of summer and fall practice was that he earned his 3rd string role because of his ability to block. This clip goes to show those rumors may actually be pretty damn accurate. 


September 11th, 2018 at 8:05 AM ^

Sometimes players win in practice but in game not so much.  Some players may not win in practice but in game rise to the occasion.  Tru Wilson, based on the 1 game sampling, definitely gave an impression of being a baller.


September 11th, 2018 at 4:41 PM ^

I agree with the Mike Hart comparisons above, but more because of his running style: great instincts finding and hitting the hole at full speed. Plus the ability to fall forward when hit and get a couple extra yards. That's Mike Hart deja vu.