OL and pass blocking...

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    Anyone else feel strongly that our OL continues to whiff at pass blocking. We can blitz ut and their OL still gives their qb lots of time. We have trouble blocking 3 or 4 guys. This is an ongoing issue. Personally, I'd like to see a change in OL coach next year. This is not a knee jerk response, we have been sucking at pass blocking for years. Supposedly the OL coach was to address this during pre season practices.
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    Perhaps someone at the game can respond, but from my couch, I thought the UT OL was holding our entire front four virtually all game. Were any holding penalties called in the game?
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    The OL has been bad for years here unfortunately. Don't know why, we have had like what seems to be 30 OL coaches and OC's and yet no improvement.
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    Yes! Boom must do something with the OL recruiting much more.
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    We employ the "toreador" method of blocking
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    And by toreador I mean all bull and no fight
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    Injuries.
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    Yes! Boom must do something with the OL recruiting much more.
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    We don't blitz much at all defensively. Lots of four-man stuff. Pass blocking is still not a strength of our line, I agree. The injuries and shuffling have really hurt continuity and that is huge in pass protection.
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    what sucks is we lost Chaz Green so we are having to help a lot on the right side which leave a 280lbs left tackle on an Island all game
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    We have been having poor OL play for a long time. It's been ongoing.
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    Halapio blocked better with one eye, I think we are on to something
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    That and the Lookout block.
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    UT had no sacks on Murphy today.. If we have an elusive QB who can throw it away instead of taking a sack, our OL can look a hell of a lot better.

    JD had top end speed, but he wasn't elusive and he held the ball too long. He was almost sacked on the play he got injured. When was the last game we didn't give up a sack? Same injured OL, different QB. Makes a big difference
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    Thought the OL was great in the second half. Has a lot to do with being more dynamic on offense. You start moving the ball on the ground, and pass opens up. Murphy had a lot of time, and managed to escape when he was being rushed.
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    That says more about the qb than the OL. It's a shame our qbs get very little time to scan the field. At least TM knows when to tuck and run. But again pass blocking is horrendous and that hasn't changed.
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    Isnt he a senior?:happy::grin::devil::wink::happy:


    And for Gator8239:1eye:
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    OL is doing its job. JD still holds the ball too long when he should either be passing or running, and Murphy seems to be a step up in that regard. I think Murphy is more than good enough for us to win games, considering the way our defense plays. Remember, that might be the best OL we face this year.

    Bummed for Driskel, but man down, man up.
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    The other thing of note from the game is that in the second quarter we only had two penalties -- one for illegal batting (which I thought was questionable) and the other for the illegal hit that got Poole ejected. But no holding calls, not false starts.
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    Offensive Line

    Grade: F

    Teacher’s pet: Max Garcia

    Speaking of the offensive line, their performance has been offensive to watch. A lot of it can be attributed to losing Chaz Green right before the season, Jon Halapio’s absence and D.J. Humphries being less than 100% for the whole season but that’s like telling the teacher that your dog ate your homework. It didn’t fly in fourth grade and it won’t fly here.

    The offensive line that was talked about as being much better this offseason looks just like they did in 2012. The group as a whole has a long way to go.

    This was posted on the GC home page as in grading the O. Its the samo samo underachieving OL and its year after year. I have zero faith in our OL coach. The pass protection was supposed to be dealt with we were told and still remains pitiful. Heck this OL can't even run block all that well. We have lots of yards but our ave for run is about 3 yards per carry. I know we have had injuries and nicks but that's part of the game, most teams do. I hope WM is not so loyal to coaches that he can't hold coaches accountable for lack of success.

    I'm convinced a poor OL screws up the rest of the offense.

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