I would love a media person with kahonas to ask

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GATORDONE, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. GATORDONE
    Offline

    GATORDONE New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings Received:
    +6
    Why the wildcat in critical situations? What do the coaches see here that everyone else does not. I think that's a very fair question. I actually really want to learn something here. Cause I don't understand or know football
  2. orangeblueorangeblue
    Offline

    orangeblueorangeblue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    57,052
    Likes Received:
    595
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +2,878
    The fair question is "why the wildcat?" in general, because it hasn't worked for us since about 2010.
    • Like Like x 1
  3. vandygator
    Offline

    vandygator Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings Received:
    +10
    Wasn't KT's touchdown out of the wildcat against Missouri?

    I think we as fans (myself included) notice the poor results, and blow over the successful plays since we've decided it needs to go the way of the dodo.

    That being said, if we never ran it again, that would work for me!
  4. G8RNTN
    Offline

    G8RNTN VIP Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    8,072
    Likes Received:
    509
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +1,915
    So since it worked ONE TIME you forget about all of the other drive killers it has caused????? You have to be kidding with hat post!!! Right???
  5. MatsideObserver
    Offline

    MatsideObserver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings Received:
    +65
    It is easy to second guess but I always find myself wondering why run the wildcat when you have Driskell or Murphy who are athletic running quarterbacks. What is the advantage of having another qb come in for what everyone knows is an obvious running play?
  6. orangeblueorangeblue
    Offline

    orangeblueorangeblue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    57,052
    Likes Received:
    595
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +2,878
    Well I'd contend that Burton is probably a slightly better runner than both of those guys. But without a pass option, it is practically worthless.
  7. tegator80
    Offline

    tegator80 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    6,247
    Likes Received:
    1,136
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Ratings Received:
    +2,845
    This is absolutely correct. The beauty of running the spread option, or for the teams that have a passing QB the wildcat, is that if your QB is a threat to run it well the defenses begin play for the run by stacking the box. It is then up to the QB/OC to recognize that they are cheating and you make them pay. I don't think Trey has done anything noteworthy passing since the UK game his freshman year.
  8. vandygator
    Offline

    vandygator Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings Received:
    +10
    Thanks for making my point AND not reading what I posted.

    I don't want to see that formation ever again. My point is the wildcat is Mushchamp's version of the Zook Bubble screen or the Meyer lead dive.

    We like to pick one play as a fanbase and point all our vitriol and angst toward it.

    I wish our biggest issue was that we called a play out of that formation that one play.
  9. philip214
    Offline

    philip214 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    419
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,744
    don't understand it either and it usually occurs after we have been successful moving the ball without using the wildcat. It is mind-boggling.

    the offense is a mess right now. part of it is injury, lack of continuity and rhythm and part of it is coaching. We desperately need to improve the OL, find a legitimate threat at the TE position and find a QB. Our future falls in the lap of Will Grier. He might not be ready next year, but after that, no matter who his coach is, our success will depend on if he is a very good QB or bust.
  10. yankgator
    Offline

    yankgator Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    820
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings Received:
    +75
    Based on what I have seen from our quarterback play this year, I wonder whether it would be best to hand the reigns to Grier. Our first three games are Idaho, Eastern Michigan and Kentucky. Unfortunately the 4th game is Bama.
  11. lurkingator1
    Offline

    lurkingator1 -,~--~,< … Go Gators, Living among the savages Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    6,656
    Likes Received:
    834
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Tallahassee. Florida
    Ratings Received:
    +3,412
    Pease has been asked about the success rate of the wildcat ! it was on a video press conference earlier this year. He said that he thought it was about 65 70 % successful but that he would have to look into it further becasue he did not have the stats right in front of him. Of course I just cringed when I heard it :no::sick:
  12. Bazza
    Offline

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    8,698
    Likes Received:
    1,051
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New Smyrna Beach
    Ratings Received:
    +2,317
    It was mentioned by an ESPN analyst in one of the college football shows last week. He said he "didn't understand why we always ran the wildcat every time we got into the red zone."

    We're on TV every week so it's right there for the world to see. I think even Gary Danielson mentioned it in one of this year's broadcasts.
  13. xenythx
    Offline

    xenythx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    7,234
    Likes Received:
    335
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,113
    You really don't need passing option for the read option to be effective. The ball handler just has to make the correct read and execute. The problem is Burton really doesn't seem to be making any kind of a read. He's keeping the ball 80% of the time no matter what the end does. Not exactly hard to stop for any fast defense.

    If we're gonna keep running the wildcat I'd rather we just ran a direct snap to a more powerful runner than Trey Burton and scrap the slow developing read portion of it.
  14. RayGator
    Offline

    RayGator VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    43,582
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Lakeland, Florida USA.
    Ratings Received:
    +2,803
    Well, in this day and age a media person is only going to ask what is of interest to them and to make sure they can keep their access to those they report on. That's about it
  15. sec1
    Offline

    sec1 VIP Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,923
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +61
    our coaches are a joke .... bill king made it clear what our team plays like without wearing orange n blue glasses and he is right ... WM isnt the right hc for us
  16. DieAGator
    Offline

    DieAGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    18,838
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +2,054
    Baffling isn't it? Does Coach think that's tough to defend? In practice wouldn't you think he would tell Pease to come up with something new? Is Pease unable to develop more offense? I'm stumped, I admit.
  17. philip214
    Offline

    philip214 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    419
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,744
    i think they prefer to ask Pease about nature walks instead
  18. SLOgator
    Offline

    SLOgator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +291
    OP - no offense intended, but I think you mean "cojones", Spanish for "balls".
    Kahonas sounds more like an Hawaiian appetizer...
  19. nortonis
    Offline

    nortonis New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,183
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tallahassee
    Ratings Received:
    +47
    We run the wildcat to spot the opponents a down.
  20. LostReptile
    Offline

    LostReptile New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2013
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings Received:
    +6
    if you ask tough questions at these pressers, they will not let you come back. Only softball questions are ever asked.

Share This Page