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Are you sure its bad playcalling?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gatormater, Sep 7, 2013.

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    I see a lot of attacks on our playcalling and Pease. Certainly he bears some responsibility for this loss, but I struggle to reason that the loss was in large part due to poor play calling.

    We logged over 400 yards of offense, dominated the clock and had numerous opportunities in their red zone (along the lines of 5x). Poor execution with all the turnovers and missed opportunities for sure. But bad play calling not so much.

    Thoughts?
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    Driskel's 4th down QB sneak: terrible call

    Run run pass when playing from behind: terrible call.

    Option pitch on 3rd and 4th: terrible call

    Yes playcalling is a big part of it.
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    Yes, I am sure....it's the playcalling.
    You don't call options and end-arounds on the short side of the field with 5 yards to work with.
    You don't go for a 2-point conversion when you're finally gaining the momentum at a critical time.
    You don't consistently put your shaky quarterback in 3rd and long situations all day long.
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    When you constantly settle for 3 yds on 1st and 2nd down, it puts you in a position where you have to execute on a whole bunch of third downs to score. Admittedly, at least between the 20s, we actually did a great job today. But the philosophy is flawed and in my opinion not sustainable.
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    Did you see that qb sneak? One of the worst looking qb sneaks against packed middle I have ever seen.
    Did you see those wasted wr sweeps? Terrible.
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    Repeatedly running the ball up the middle for 2 yards on 1st and 2nd down puts our QB in position to make mistakes.
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    Bad decision making by QB, lack of protecting the football, dumb penalties, players not executing are the big problem. The one call that was stupid to me was the 2 point conversion. I did not have much issue with offensive play calling. If the turnovers in red zone and deep in our own area did not occur, we win. Give credit to Miami for the stops but the team left a lot of points on the field.
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    It's the lack of execution.
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    4th down with less than a yard to go should be an easy 1st down on a sneak. That was absolutely the right play call. If we can't get a yard with our offensive line, that's a bad sign for our front five, nothing to do with play call.

    Had we ran a bootleg or a pass play or something cute that failed, I guarantee half this board would be up in arms about why we didn't just run a sneak. Hindsight is 20/20 but the odds would always tell you to run it up the gut.

    Criticisms like this only convince me more that people are just being emotional.
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    I was fine with the play calling. You could argue the QB sneak, but we only needed a yard, and a sneak is normally successful there. Just not sure how you can argue with 400+ of offense.

    Redzone turnovers was the biggest issue.
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    Maybe that's what is needed...some executions
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    What about the bomb on 3rd down and 5 in the 4th quarter?

    Every possession was critical, and very critical at that stage in our own territory to get a few first downs. And we chuck it deep for a low percentage play?

    There is a time in the first half to set the tone with deep balls on 3rd down and medium
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    I'm more concerned with possible offensive coaching. No excuse for our QB to still be this bad. If it's just Driskel, then we got to have recruited another better QB in the last 2 years as competition.
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    I think the play-calling reflected the ground and pound philosophy that Muschamp believes in, which relies on heavy running on first down. When it works (2012 @ FSU), it wears down the opposition and helps us win the 4th quarter. When it doesn't work and/or when there are turnovers (today), it is a disaster. Lots of wasted 1st downs with a run, run, throw; or run, run, run, punt; no sense of urgency, and not much that will get a defense off balance.

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    How do you know that was the play call? Driskel has multiple reads, and it's possible he just wanted to take that chance.
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    It's the lack of brains from coaches who should know better.
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    This^
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    Yet, with all of those examples, we gained over 400 yards on offense. Non were "garbage" yards as the game was within one score for almost all of them. We had five possessions in the redzone, where we only got THREE Points. Another possession reached Miami's 28 without points (1st possession). Six long drives with multiple first downs that ended in a total of three points.

    When the players executed the calls, we moved the ball. Obviously, there were too many turnovers and penalties, which bogged the drives down. This game was an exact replica of Georgia 2012. Our last three losses are more about the players (most notably Driskel) not executing than anything else.
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    Miami loads EVERYBODY in the box. They were expecting it! A smart QB audibles to another play. Any time you sense the defense knows your play audible! We are not that good on O to out-execute a team that knows your play.

    Example: toss sweep, QB bootleg, ANyThINg to get to the corner!
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