Official Snowflake Thread: Offense

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on October 5th, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I am going to start creating these now - this is the official snowflake thread for thoughts about the offense and offensive playcalling.



October 5th, 2013 at 7:04 PM ^

Is apparently Johnny Manziel 2.0.  And Gardner can't hit the side of a barn with his throws.  It was like the announcer was watching his own son play QB for Minnesota, all the pride he had when they were down by two TD's.  Ridiculous.


October 5th, 2013 at 7:26 PM ^

first thing mentioned. I thought I've heard terrible announcing but man did they gobble on Minny's nob all game. Even when up by 18 their QB was the second coming (guys, did you know he played in a pro style offense in hs? They didn't mention that along with 3 other factoids). He played well! However, since when does it take being up by 30 for the announcers to say a single decent thing about your team? The previous two games really must have the nation waiting and wanting us to fall off a cliff. My jebus was that horrible to listen to.


October 5th, 2013 at 9:08 PM ^

The final score was nice but it was a close game and Minnesota got dominated by Iowa the week before at home. What is wrong with stating the obvious - this was an average performance with the main possitive being no turnovers.

Gardner had a good game statisitcally but if you watched the game you know that many or most  of those throws were off target and took great catches for them to be completitions.

I think Fitz had his best game but the offensive line is still suspect - especially in run blocking. Bryant had a lot of trouble out there at LG - he was beat multiple times which I guess you can expect with his inexperience. Without watching the tape it looked like Glasgow was an improvement over Miller.

We are 5-0 but I am not comfortable with any of our remaining games.


October 5th, 2013 at 6:40 PM ^

Borges showed responsiveness to turnovers. Let Gardner get into a rhythm early in the game. Playcalling not perfect, but Borges is clearly moving in the right direction. Gotta keep moving, though.

OL with Kalis back will be much, much better than the past few weeks.

Good to have a comfortable offensive win.


October 5th, 2013 at 6:51 PM ^

Here's something I've noticed a lot this year: the team looks a lot different once they've finished running Al's scripted plays. The scripts actually work pretty well, and the players clearly execute well (Gardner's first drive against UConn was really sharp, for example), but then things change. Some of it is adjustments, some of it is execution, but it's a lot different.

I don't know that it's necessarily bad--part of a script's purpose is to force the defense to show what it is doing, so that adjustments can be made--but sometimes it is disappointing to see early promise erased later on in the game.


October 5th, 2013 at 6:42 PM ^

Dear MGoBlog: It is now safe to come back inside off of that ledge you have all been living on. The sky is not falling. The team will continue to grow. Devin Garnder can manage a game against an inferior team. That is all...