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What has UF Been Holding Back for the SEC Schedule?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by HotlantaGator, Sep 16, 2013.

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    ...and there is an option below for those naysayers who think what we have already seen is what we get.

    A. More runs for Driskel, maybe not held back, but a Jeff Driskel who does not use his feet simply does not give UF the best chance to win...

    B. Demarcus Robinson...or was the summer hype for Robinson just another freshman mirage?

    C. Throw out of the Wildcat, on the theory that it has to happen at least once right, its looked pretty stale so far this year...

    D. More deep throws out of of play action, it would help if the running game could get more untracked...

    E. Purifoy on O, UF has CBs to spare but needs playmakers who can make someone miss on O..

    G. Nothing, we have seen the UF offense at its best last week and we will see 10 more weeks of offense like we saw v UM...so long as no turnovers, that offense is good enough to win 9 games...
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    BP in a sneaky way has gone french vanilla and is about to unleash blitzkrieg on sec teams. :happy:
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    H. Nothing. What we are really holding back for is the game at Bama next year. Patience, my friends.
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    When a victory is in question as it was against Miami, you don't hold anything back offensively. At least you better not. Obviously we didn't empty the playbook because there weren't enough plays for that and any situation for Burton to throw out of the wildcat when we're trailing in the second half is likely something they'd look for in that formation since we were trying to come back.

    We've tried to get the ball to Robinson; it just hasn't worked to this point. That was Purifoy's first game back and against one of the more experienced QB/WR combinations we'll see all year, the coaches probably decided his energy was best served on defense. Miami played tighter coverages than Toledo, some more suitable for taking shots but every traditional running play we tried was stuffed. They had nothing to fear or bite on from play-action.

    Matt Jones was not at full speed last week and he admitted as much today. Even against 8-man fronts, there are hits a 6'2, 225-pounder should be able to absorb and keep eating yards. Jones was too easy to tackle and I'm sure that's largely due to the time he missed with his illness. He'll get better as the season goes along and so will the young playmakers we heard so much about over the summer.

    So I think the answer is mostly G with the exceptions listed above. All we have to do is hit a couple of deep plays on the outside to a Dunbar or a Robinson (or even Louchiez) which gives defenses something to think about in their prep weeks prior to playing us. It also forces them to respect our ability to throw and hinders the frequency with which defenses have stacked the box against us dating back to...whenever Cooper and AHern left.
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    What you see is what you get...there is no holding back in a loss. Sure we might see some corrections or improvements but there was no reason to hold back anything and lose.
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    Look, Igmo...do you think we'd tell you??
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    Stickum, I hope
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    Absouloutly nothing.
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    I wonder, what you say sounds obvious but I think CWM is comfortable with playing close games, even playing from behind until the 4th quarter, and then of course we fumble on the 4 yard line and a game within reach no longer is.

    Maybe it was a lesson learned for the coaches, bad stuff can happen in the 4th quarter too, you had better not put all your marbles on grinding out 1 score wins.
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    (1) the running game & oline were supposed to be strengths--both looked shaky in games 1 & 2
    (2) tall, big time WRs were supposed to emerge early---they haven't been seen yet
    (3) QB play was supposed to be much better with "experience" and understanding the system -- early, but much improvement needed there
    (4) Tight end--a key for a running game offense, but the position appears to be a liability
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    Sometimes, you just need to look at the reality of a situation.

    - Miami won, it sucks
    - Offense didn't play well, no excuses
    - There will not be a miraculous renaissance on offense with JD - He is the best of bad options
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    There is a big difference between "holding something back" and "emphasizing something else." In 2008, we weren't "holding back" the speed and triple option games, but as Jeff Demps got his feet wet and Carl Johnson came on board at guard, we started evolving in that direction and saw the possibilities that team had by going more veer, so we ran with it.

    We came into this season expecting the pro pass elements to be much improved, which they are. Our pass protection is better, Driskel's reads and check downs are better, and for the most part our receivers are having more success getting open, catching the ball, and doing something with it after the catch. But the ceiling on that is somewhat limited unless Fulwood and Robinson break out the way that Demps did, or Harvin did as a freshman, or what have you. If they don't, we are essentially the same offense as last year, with maybe a little more efficiency.

    We could also see them bite the bullet and let the offense revolve a little more around Driskel's legs. That is obviously not ideal because it would require us going away from our more successful groupings (unbalanced lines, jumbo packages) and running more zone read, speed option, triple option, QB iso stuff for him. If Jones or someone else doesn't emerge as an all-league back or if the freshmen receivers don't break out when they get the opportunity, then we may have to do that, but it isn't desirable in my opinion. What makes someone like Driskel so dangerous is that you can lull teams into not accounting for him, then hit them with the option plays in the run phase or with iso or scramble opportunities when opposing pass defenses play brackets or man under looks. But in order to get there, we have to be more effective in both running between the tackles with a feature back and getting plays from our receivers.
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    I wish they would run more running plays for Jeff, but I also think the coaches are scared to death if he gets injured because of our backup QB situation.
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    We opened the game on a Driskel run and ran it a fairly good amount in the first half. You have to think that the injury in the 2nd quarter changed that. On a side note, I would also like to see more runs out of the diamond formation in the back field. There are a lot of things you can do out of that formation.
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    If he's comfortable playing from behind until the 4th quarter, we need a new coach. Playing from well in front going into the 4th quarter usually eliminates losses caused by a fumble on the 4 yard line in the 4th quarter.
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    No, we are watching last year's movie again.
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