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College offenses are changing

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gator34654, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. gator34654

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    With many of the rule changes favoring the offense, the scoring is higher and defenses aren't what they used to be. Take Alabama for instance, their D averaged I believe 19 points a game. That is incredibly high for a defensive team like bama, and yet they led the SEC in D when it came to points allowed.
    It used to be a team that ran the ball effectively, played strong D, and played special teams solidly came out the winner. Now, it seems college ball is more about outscoring your opponents verses shutting them down.
    Last year, we had the tools to do just that, score and score quickly. It will be interesting to see if we can maintain that with more of a running game. The key questions for me is will Jones be able to pass effectively and will the OL be able to open holes for our backs? If either of those two fail, it could mean serious trouble. Bottom line, with the changes in college football, we are still going to have to put lots of points on the board imho.
     
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  2. UF24ou14

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    I think Saban said as much months ago.
     
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  3. Gatorrick22

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    Great, now TG will go to his anticipated 3-8 defense... I wonder what he'll call it? The "double dime" the "triple nickle?" Lol... :rolleyes:

    All kidding aside, if you don't give the QB all day to throw the ball then we can stop any offense. All that starts and ends with a big 4 man front!
     
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  4. Bowiegator

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    You might want to check the box score of the only game we scored over 60 points last year. You might be shocked. Running the ball more and effective leads to more points not less. Just check that box score.
     
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  5. gator34654

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    I did. It was the only game we scored 60 and even then Trask had something like 350 yards passing. So, yes running the ball was good and with our passing proficiency I couldn't understand why we didn't do this more, run that is. If you checked our games against other teams, we were great at passing, scoring quick, and basically outscoring our opponents. RPO's have really opened up the offenses.
     
  6. garettk

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    There was a time not too many years ago when it felt like 24 points would win most SEC games. Times have definitely changed (and could likely cycle back at some point down the road). I would still downplay the numbers from this past season.
     
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  7. Skink

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    It’s funny - in the months last year when we were all anticipating whether of not we’d have a season, no rational person was going into it with expectations beyond just trying to get some games in. And now people are freaking out at the results. LMFAO
     
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  8. malscott

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    Yeah...what a wacked year. Started off ridiculous-no spring. Games cancelled, schedules changed, people out, people in, coaches sick, stadiums empty, teams playing depleted rosters and a gazillion SEC games. Then, out of nowhere, we got really good, almost beat the best in the land and then imploded. People left and we kind of fell back into a semi state of mediocrity from being right in the heat of the big talk. Heisman, Natty...

    EJ seems decent. He can run. I hope a bucket-load of other guys can too. I hope guys can catch because when he does toss to them they need to make those catches, especially if they're not shooting through the air abundantly like Trasky did. we also do have some kids that can catch out of the backfield so that's a good thing too.

    I'm staying optimistic until something else happens to impload my brains uber-positivity. Gotta forget Trask for starters. New offense. New direction. Better "D"...

    We need to fill the stadiums this year. Geezers like myself will be vaccinated. Others too. We're rounding the corner...we'll see.

    Go Gators.
     
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    As the man says: "We gotta outscore them..."

    Well, Saban has managed to outscore them. He gets a lotta hate, but, man. 'Bout time we got our piece of the pie.

    Go Gators! Outscore them!:eek::)
     
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  11. Spurffelbow833

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    Is the point of this thread to rally enthusiasm about our defensive performance last year?
     
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  12. partdopy

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    All sports head the way of neutered defense and points as they get more popular as a smaller and smaller percentage of fans actually know any rules, or really have any idea what they're watching. They want to see points, speed, and exciting big plays.

    Look at the NBA for a perfect example. I'd bet 85+% of the viewers on any given night don't know what a lane violation is.
     
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  13. UF24ou14

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    The difference, now, is offenses are way, way ahead of defenses, and it'll take awhile for them to catch up, if they can.
     
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    Rules play a big part by protecting the QB and receivers while targeting is not being called with any consistency. This greatly favors offenses (and shoes)!
     
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    Wouldn't a double dime be a quadruple nickel?
     
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  16. BJ1888

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    Nickel = 5 DBs
    Dime = 6 DBs
    Half-dollar = 7 DBs
    Dollar = 8 DBs
    Quarter Eagle = 9 DBs
    Half Eagle = 10 DBs
    Eagle = 11 DBs

    "Quarter" was skipped to avoid confusion with "Quarters" coverage...
     
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  17. Skink

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    I think your “Eagle” is what Bill Walsh used against Dan Marino in Super Bowl XIX. It worked
     
  18. gator4ever39

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    I remember watching hoops as a kid. I’m a huge Knicks fan. Anyhow, 80 points in the early 90’s late 80’s was a great offensive showing. In today’s nba teams are putting up 130-140 points nightly. Changes to defensive rules are mostly responsible for this. To think that changes across the entire sports landscape are out of reason would be foolish. Every single sport is now geared to one thing, money. And what brings viewership? High flying high octane offensive games in most any sport. Our defense was atrocious last year. We can’t get worse. But the aggressive unrelenting defense of the past, is just that. The past.
     
  19. FusionGator

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    A lane violation is such a subjective call, but it's clear the rule has been broken when your high school girlfriend's dad wants to kick your a$$.
     
  20. Skink

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    Did Lane consider it a violation or just her dad?