Offense: Holding back explosive plays for Miami?

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  1. fairfaxgator
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    - like the downfield pass (20+ yards)...:)
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    I saw us hold back some, but we also dropped three fine passes from Driskel too, one that Patton dropped that could have easily put JD over 200 yards passing and possibly could have scored a TD on too. Why Patton jumped to catch that pass I don't know.

    On two other occasions we had the deep ball wide open down field and JD didn't throw it too.

    We did what Muschamp wanted to do, and with the Gator D playing so well, his mindset was to just hammer and pound on Toledo because frankly, he didn't really fear their offense.

    Not at any time while I was in the stands did I really worry that Toldeo was going to even score a TD, even close to the goal line that time too.

    Their players were surprisingly just about as big and developed as our's and they had some pretty good team speed too. They dinked and dunked us and got some yards here or there, but our D was just absolutely dominating. I loved it myself, and if we'd have actually tried blitzing a lot, we'd have gotten more sacks.

    DT Leon Orr should be given a medal for chasing down that Toledo RB halfway across the field and tackling him for only a short gain. I was thoroughly impressed by Orr's speed and size combo today. He is scary fast for a DT.

    Muschamp did what he did last year... he established a mentality... and physical mindset for toughness to establish the ground game in the first game.

    The passes will come IMO, but most of them will be the 15 - 20 yard varieties IMO.
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    Just got a text from Pease, "Don't worry gator fans, Bombs WILL be dropped next week."

    jk...
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    Like JD said..they did what the Defense gave them and didnt want to force something
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    we did have one 26 yarder
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    That's BS- Toledo stacked the box in the second half, it's why the run game dropped off. Boom's just too scared of risk to go deep.

    It fits our motto under Boom-- Florida football: Play not to lose!
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    IDK
    But checking out the Miami MB today they are worried about our running game and how to stop it.
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    Yeah Toledo was selling out to stop the run.

    In addition we don't need "bombs" but just passes that travel 10 yards down the field.
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    Interesting...

    Next week will need ALL the RBs to step up...
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    Not sure "too scared..." is the right phrase, how about he didn't go deep b/c he didn't need to go deep?

    With a 2 score lead and his defense, I think he is happy to pound up the middle, get 2 and 3 yards, run clock and punt it away...

    We shall see in the weeks to come, but Driskel looked very accurate on the few intermediate routes he threw today, I bet you will see it when you need to see it.
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    People say every year. NO we are not an explosive offense . Conservative. Win with defense. Would get used to it
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    How will we ever get good at something we never try?
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    Also. We're limited with Driskell downfield I think. But that's ok

    No turnovers
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    Yup. Had this discussion last year. Unfortunately I don't think he's holding back.
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    That question is asked every year, and so far there has been nothing to suggest we hold back on offense so we can shock and awe someone later in the season. If we do that this year, I'll be happy.
    And surprised.
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    Did you even watch the game? We had one deep pass dropped, another got beat by a corner blitz we failed to pick up, and several times Driskel obviously checked down when vertical routes were not open. But if you parroting this same line without any substantiation of it, I am sure you will get some teenagers to agree with you.
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    Champ said in post game video on Gator Zone that they didn't go deep because there was no need to (if I heard correctly). Also stated his displeasure with beginning of second half. Perhaps we should hold judgement about "down field" passing attack until after next week. It is easy to look through the lense of the past few years and think that this year will be the same, but WHY in the heck do we want to recruiter PLAY MAKING receivers if we AREN'T going to throw to them? Perhaps the coaches are up to something....
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    That running game won't work against a real d.
    Way to predictable the way JD holds the ball out on handoffs.

    The offense is too boring, if he doesn't open up the play book we will struggle. Teams will stack the box to make JD beat them and I don't think be can.
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    Silly excuse
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    Same running game as last year that netted us a thousand yard back. Same posters said it was "boring" the first week, too.

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