Snowflake Thread: Offense Vs. Air Force

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on September 16th, 2017 at 3:14 PM

This will be the repository for your thoughts and hot takes on the offense in our game against Air Force.

This should be fun. 


Sten Carlson

September 17th, 2017 at 12:15 AM ^

Are you watching the game? Texas' defense is keeping this game close. UT's QB has hit some good passes, but he derped two snaps, held the ball too long and taken several (including back to back to back sacks) and thrown a bad INT. But, you're welcome to you opinion.

EDIT: add another, likely rally-killing (and very stupid) INT to that.

EDIT EDIT: wow! Ballsy kid! Full props!


September 16th, 2017 at 3:15 PM ^

The offensive play calling in the first half especially was incredibly suspect. Move the ball down the field with ease, then get conservative or run the most predictable McDoom jet sweep possible. The run game works early but not many play action passes to take advantage of Air Force's blitz-happy defense. Still no HB screen plays. Fade pass is still a waste of down.

When it's 3rd and 5 and there is a 10 yard red carpet with neon lights rolled out in front of you, just take the first down instead of launching the ball to a completely covered Tarik Black.


September 16th, 2017 at 4:56 PM ^

I think was 4th qtr the deep flag route in end zone to fricking 6'4" black probably would have been caught for TD if thrown in bounds but speight didn't even give a chance and was 5 yards out bounds, he's so inconsistent, that pass u aim to hit the pile on, no where near it


September 16th, 2017 at 4:29 PM ^

Whats nice about the fade route is if the WR beats the DB you air it over the top. If the DB is playing over the WR you throw the ball short and to the back shoulder. WR seperation is a luxury here not a necessity. Another great thing about the fade is you can run it out of a 3 step drop.


September 16th, 2017 at 5:38 PM ^

This is pretty ignorant. Speight is going through the progression. His first or second read is Black. If he is open, he should throw there (and it hit both of his hands, so it was not a bad call). Only if the earlier read is not available, do you check down to Isaac. Watching the TV and doing in on the field is a not at all equivalent.

George Pickett

September 16th, 2017 at 3:16 PM ^

We scored one offensive touchdown, in garbage time, against a military academy with one returning defensive starter.  That is unbelievably awful, and Harbaugh should be held accountable.


September 16th, 2017 at 4:51 PM ^

Evans fumbles, and rightfully so, rides the pine. He doesn't even see the field again if not for Isaac getting dinged up. Owenu got pulled twice this year after mistakes and Runyan comes in.  Speight's job seems his job no matter what.  We learned the limit it takes for a struggling Speight to be pulled is back to back pick 6's.

Harbaugh functions through meritocracy and Speight obviously is earning his starts on the practice field week in and week out.  But meritocracy on game day seems to be position specific. When asked QB questions after last week he only drops coach speak, "Speight is our QB, we are forging on." Coach speak to media is fine but its getting to the point where I wonder if there is some stubborness regarding Speight and Harbaugh.

Sten Carlson

September 16th, 2017 at 4:12 PM ^

Angry? Sealioning? Fuck off? Wow! Ok, well keep carping for "ACCOUNTIBILTIY!"

I'm just curious how one actually holds the coach "accountable" save firing him. He's clearly 100% accepting of the responsibility for the team performance and has repeatedly and publicly said so. Should there be some sort of inquest, a fact-finding committee, or maybe a good old fashioned witch hunt?!

Here's my take: you have no earthly idea what it means to "hold Harbaugh accountable" but it's the new meme/buzz word for expressing your discontent. Further, when someone asks you to actually explain what you mean by that, you get triggered and lash out and cry foul in a pathetic attempt to deflect the collect gaze from your pathetic, vapid, snowflake stance.

Sten Carlson

September 16th, 2017 at 4:48 PM ^

I'm neither angry nor touchy. I'm participating in the purpose of the comment section: debating the issues. In debate, when someone makes a statement it's perfectly acceptable to ask them for definitions and explanations -- that's all I've done here, and else where. When those explanations are hollow, or use circular logic (like the ones BornInAA trotted out -- which I'm assuming Gen Pickett is responding to) I'm going to point that out. People, especially snowflakes, don't like having their broad generalizations questioned and dismantled. As such, they curl up in a figurative ball and start to complain that the questioner is being mean, or in this case, angry. Classic deflection. They scream for facts, for proof (often of something unprovable) and then puff their chest up and respond with more snark.

I asked a simple question. You're right, he's not explicitly calling for Harbaugh's firing. But, what is he implying? Hence the question. "Accountability" is tossed about all over the place, can we just please get someone who uses it to actually define what they mean without responding with venom?