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What was up with our OL that stayed put?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gator34654, Sep 25, 2022.

  1. gator34654

    gator34654 GC Hall of Fame

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    The center snapped the ball and our entire OL played statues while AR was running for his life. What was up with that?
     
  2. canagator

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    Gimmick play that sure didn't work!
     
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  3. orangebluegator

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    We do that stupid crap where the oline freezes when it might be an offsides by the defense, presumably to highlight that the line didn’t move, but a defender did.

    Stupid when we ridiculed fsu for doing it and it’s still silly now. Just play through and you get a potential free down and you can decline the penalty if you hit a big play during the confusion.

    or you can potentially get your QB murdered if the play isn’t blown dead.
     
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  4. GameTime1

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    Not sure it’s a gimmick play. Many think it’s a strategy used when the OL believes the D jumped offsides. It’s not a strategy that many like
     
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  5. gatordavisl

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    I hope we never see it again. It's antithetical to everything Olinemen should be.
     
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  6. nawlinsgator

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    Worst call of the night, in my opinion. Those kinds of plays don’t belong on any real offense.
     
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  7. gtr2x

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    Hate the call, reminds me of fsu's failures. Hope to never see it again.
     
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  8. gator7_5

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    Makes me wonder about the iq of coaches in general. It was funny watching the noles do that dumb shit for years. It's not funny anymore.
     
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  9. G8R92

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    Works in practice against our defense but that’s not saying much.
     
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  10. Matthanuf06

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    The risk is much higher than the reward.
     
  11. gatorempire

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    I hadn't seen this in nearly a decade. It has never been a successful strategy and it is disheartening to see it pop up again here.
     
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  12. gator10

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    We’ve tried it three times and it has not worked yet.
     
  13. grant1

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    not the first time for us this year
     
  14. oneatatime

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    our offensive line is too good to have to resort to that gimmicky crap
     
  15. Gatorrick22

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    Unless they work... Lol.
     
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  16. gatorempire

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    Yeah I meant our current team is the first time I've seen it in a decade.

    It had a brief run of popularity then I think everyone realized how dumb it was.
     
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  17. Last year there were two plays that FSU ran that we made fun of that Napier is running this year: “the o-line freeze” and trips formations. Neither one works against competitive teams.
     
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  18. tommyvee

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    The center has the option to hike the ball if he sees a defender jump offsides. The other olinemen have no business running a play that hasn’t started. I’m pretty sure we want the olinemen to stay disciplined.
     
  19. gatorempire

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    I think that's the intent, but if they react to the defenders starting the play then we have a better chance of getting a free big one. And as yesterday demonstrated, there are times when it just completely blows up.
     
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    Twice
     
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