How do we protect Murphy?

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  1. PTCGator
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    I haven't seen much about this, but Tyler Murphy is our only hope at QB for the rest of the year. Exactly how do we keep him healthy and still run a varied offense capable of winning games in the SEC? Murphy's skill set seems to be running the ball, scrambling and throwing short passes. He may be pretty accurate throwing downfield, but we haven't really seen that yet. The coaches had him sliding after runs and scrambles against UT. Obviously, teams on our future schedule will be ready for his running ability and will try to take that option away. Do we risk letting him run the option and the naked bootleg, or do we try to super protect him on pass plays and limit the number of receivers he has in the pattern? If Murph gets hurt, our season is shot IMHO. What do you think?
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    Let him do his thing. We can't afford to play scared. Texas A&M can't afford an injury to Manziel but they still let him run wild.

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    What Tolbert said.
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    I think coach said postgame that he will get him to slide or go out of bounds instead of taking every hit. I think Pease should put in some more short passes to the RB's.
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    he looked smart when it came to taking un-necessary hits. plus he had a great pocket presense which will help him avoid sacks that jeff usually would have taken.
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    How about scoring touchdowns on each possession in the first half and then get another QB in for the second? Just a suggestion.:yes:
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    Keep "Joyer the destroyer" back there.
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    How about scoring touchdowns on each possession in the first half and then get another QB in for the second? Just a suggestion.:yes:
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    My suggestion:
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    This is Joyer in about 4 years. Lol
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    Murphy will be fine.

    But if something happens we bring in Skyler....

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    He protected himself just fine against Tennessee.
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    at least murphy can see the rush and get away when necessary, which he will need to do with fla's oline that has a lot of issues.
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    We protect him by not playing scared. Injuries are a part of the game. Driskel got hurt on a routine pass play.
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    I'd say avoid the classic option play as QB tends to get drilled on those

    He slides instinctively
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    Simple... get the starting OL healthy for once and keep them healthy so we won't have to juggle the OL all game long for the fourth game in a row.
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    I'll vote for that! The O-line has got to stay healthy and get nasty so we can establish the run and give Murphy some room to work with. The talent is there. However, Murphy needs to play smart and avoid excessive contact. He has the talent and the "sixth sense" to accomplish that!
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    If we could ever get our starting OL intact and allow them to play an entire game together instead of constantly having our guys get dinged up and pulled out, we might be able to build some continuity on the OL.

    That's been our biggest problem so far.
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    He doesn't have much choice but to run often just because of the poor offense linemen as evident in last three or four years. But it's great that he runs well which I was hoping for Driskel to run it more often. I am just bit considerable with coach Boom holding him back which he should not be doing that much like he usually did (that's what I am suspected of). He must let it go.

    Boom and OC, please recruit bigger and stronger OL big-time!

    Excited to see how TM fares... and we will win, regardless whichever it results.
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    I agree about the option play. Unless your program is committed to being an option or spread team, the option is a ridiculous bust anyway. Whenever we run it, we seem to lose 2 yards.

    Let Tyler run...we can't worry about injuries if we want to achieve anything.

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