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Discussion in 'Swamp Gas' started by tegator80, Sep 8, 2013.
If we keep the WC you have got to let CB attempt a pass ONCE in awhile.....To keep the Def. honest
I finally watched some of this game after recording it, so here's some observations...
Jeff Driskel made some poor decisions in the RZ, no one is arguing that, but he also didn't allow 14 early points, 145 yards of offense, and blow coverages against Miami in the first quarter either.
Since the UGA game last year (8 games?), this is the third time this team has self destructed and lost in some fashion (UGA, UL, and now Miami). The offense was involved in all three of these events too (defense stunk it up against UL and in the first quarter yesterday), but mostly concerning ridiculous turnovers, so we can all agree there is a trend here concerning the offense.
I have to admit that I was excited about having a pro-set offense at UF under Muschamp, but never did I think it would be so one-dimensional and centered so much around the run-game.
I think some other posters who suggested it hit the nail right on the head... make the offense friendlier to Driskel and spread it out some and allow him to run a little more and give him a comfort zone. Spread the OL out some and let JD run and slide when he needs to. He's a big, tough kid and take a little contact.
Secondly, we all know Muschamp's personality is set on this team, and especially this offense. He's not a finesse guy, he's a physical, brute force guy, and I like that only up to a certain point. I think allowing OC Brent Pease to really open up the offense and call it his way on down and distance and field position is the best way to get this offense moving.
Let the offensive coordinator... coordinate.
That said, it's just a suggestion, because what we're doing now works to a degree, but when things backfire at times, you have to be more flexible and be able to adapt.
Muschamp just likes to bull-rush his way through scenarios like that and hopes things fall in place, and seems afraid of having to improvise when times get tough.
"Adapt or perish" as a former poster on another message board used to say in his sign-off line all the time.
But from my experience watching pretty much any coach, a HBC can be his own worst enemy when it comes to making changes to what he thinks works. WM wants us to be Bama, but we're not there yet, so a little finesse in the offense isn't a bad thing. He can't allow himself to be too tunnel-visioned in his philosophy.
Be aggressive on occasion.
OK, I get the ball control, plodding, wear out the other team mentality, but if you do not attempt to score, small mistakes will kill you.
We attempted exactly 1 throw into the end zone yesterday. A big time overthrow to a wide open receiver.
I see teams all over the country and all over TV throwing the ball to receivers so that they can make a play on the ball, yet never see UF do it. If our guys are not wide open and standing still we do not pull the trigger. That is too conservative.
So again.... try the end zone once in a while. We are bound to hit one once in a while.... :wave:
Every time we run it, we get stuffed. Forget the wildcat.
I think it is too easy to blame the loss on Driskel, he certainly made some bad decisions and helped contribute to the loss but there were a lot of other reasons why we lost yesterday. Here are my observations.
. I thought the passing game was better yesterday and real close to breaking out to a big game. Jeff missed a few checkdowns on some receivers and the first interception was a terrible decision but I thought we did some nice things.
. I have to accept the fact that at least for now, this team is going to be in a bunch of close games, always be conservative and play for the Defense to shut them down and the offense doing enough to win.
. Special Teams have been very inconsistent this year. We had the blocked punt but we also gave up a lot of yards by failing to catch some punts. Christy still isnt punting like he did last year and not much in the return game.
. Run game hurt us yesterday, We didnt really break any runs of more than a few yards. If you are going to commit to the run, we have to get a few big plays out of the running game.
. Driskel has been coached to run less and its hurting the team..
. O line is not playing up to their Hype, I thought the Quarterback Sneak was the right call but should have been run straight up the middle but after looking at the replays, we had the double team and the push should have been there, but DJ missed his block and his man stopped Jeff in his tracks.
. Still a few too many missed tackles on D
. D played well enough to win, only real big mistake was Maye getting burned on the long TD pass. Not sure what he was biting on.
. I still believe we can have a great season, but we could also have a 4 or 5 loss season if things dont bounce our way.
I go up tempo. Driskel seems more confident when we do. That last drive was 3 plays and a TD? Takes me back to last year vs UGA. JD was terrible all game, then the last drive we speed up the tempo and he takes us right down the field. Now Jordan Reed did fumble at the 1 yard line, but you get my point. Speed up the offense and Driskel might play better
I hope everybody realizes we dominated the game yesterday on defense and we moved the ball very well on offense. If we kicked a field goal for every turnover in the redzone, we woulda had 15 more points and won the game. If we take care of the football we are a good team still. If we take care of the football. We beat Miami. In this offense, we can beat anybody and lose to anybody. It all depends on ball security so I am fine with the offensive scheme
The OL is the weakest position on the team.Run blocking pretty good most of the time...pass protection bad most of the time.
Amen! Everybody knows (including the concession workers) when that appears on the field Trey is not going to throw the ball. The player covering Driskell is already headed over to his sideline for beverage break b/c he KNOWS the ball isn't coming his way.
I do agree with the suggestions on an uptempo offense and opening up the playbook. Both of those are going to have to come from Champ being more flexible. We will see if he is ready.
No one can come up with better personnel along the OLine? I still say that the 4th down run wasn't a bad playcall, just bad execution. Unless you believe that the reason we couldn't get a half a yard with our big, strong QB is because Miami didn't think we would do anything else.
How about RoPo? Is he now a Sam?
Roll Driskel out more. Every time we run him it's usually up the middle. Also we are stuck with JD so run what he does best- spread option. Through some more spread option in. Driskel is not a pocket QB.
Best post yet. Move on and get ready for league play. That is what counts around Florida.
Why do you run the wildcat when you have a mobile quarterback? With Burton there is no real option and the defense keys on him.
Also, after I was able to sit down and watch JD's picks in the end zones and RZ, his primary problem was the RZ offense. We need to do something a little more different and mix it up some, but a good two weeks in the film room and some good coaching to prevent him from forcing passes into double and triple coverage would help a lot too.
This isn't about Driskel "not having awareness", it's about Driskel being impatient and forcing passes on a short filed where defenses are more tightly contained and can cover the field easier from 20 yards in.
Right on point Gray