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......simply open up the playbook. On the short yardage plays, why not roll DG out for a run pass option that hes scored most of his touchdown on. Absolutely unacceptable.
If things like what happened in the 2nd half happen again next year, I will be very dissapointed.
I think next year we have somewhat of an easier schedule. At least notre dame, nebraska, and ohio are at home. We must protect the big house. 2nd longest home winning streak in the country right now and we as fans need to help keep it that way!
The D didn't allow Meijer's pretty boy Braxton to run anywhere. Don't let hard evidence get in the way
I was actually quite impressed with our defense. With the positions that the offense was putting them in for the entire second half, the fact that they only gave up 6 points is incredible.
Although our schedule will be easier next year, our offense will probably regress, but the defense will improve. What that all adds up to in the end is yet to be seen.
Agreed, and we had an average DL and secondary....average at best. Our D next year is going to have to force alot of turnovers, short drives with 3 and outs, and give our offense many chances to score points, because it may be tougher next year to get those points
I just have a very simple question concerning Al Borges: what does he have against the bubble screen?
We could have used that to rack up huge chunks of yardage against Ohio in the 2nd half...
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I think Borges main problem is he looks at his playbook more than he sees the game. I think he has drawn up some great plays. Most times what is drawn up and how a play is supposed to go does not always happen. To me Borges does not see the game. Does not watch the opposing defenses and understand how the opposing defense is playing and their tendencies. Without this understanding it makes it very difficult for him to call plays that will get us yardage or TD's.
So, to answer the question, Borges has nothing against bubble screens. He just doesn't see the obvious unless it fits into his playbook.
And to couple with that, he is terrible at in-game adjustments.
That's what I kept saying during the game, get Gardner on the edge w/ a run-pass option and you're going to gain 3 yards much more often than not.
Actually going back...wasn't the OSU game plan LESS IMAGINATIVE than, say, the plan against Minnesota or Iowa? Or is my memory going?
I agree wit that, Iowa was IMO the best called game of the year for Borges. Denard should of been on the field for every play, rb, receiver, or qb against OSU. He makes the defense pay attention and cheat a little to make sure he doesn't get loose.
The throw back screen to Smith was a great example of that in the Iowa game.
Compare him with Mattison who is great at making in-game ajustments. Except that play they ran with Carlos Hyde all game. They couldn't do shit about that.
It seems like we've only really opened up the playbooks in our blowouts, instead of trying new things in the close games when the old things stop working.
We just dont have that "mad hatter" mentality on offense unfortunately when we need it
The Father, The Son... well, it's the
The Holy Trinity... as I see it.
We used to call this "Tressel Ball". I've posted this elsewhere, but I was shocked the sweeps were picking up 9-10 + yards all the time and UM went away from it. I was glad, but shocked at the same time.
It was like watching two OC's call a game. One time, aggressive and good play calls. Next, an entirely different offense with different players that didn't work. I don't understand the "up the middle" stuff. It isn't like it ever worked in this game, yet Borges kept going back to it.
This post was edited by Duplic8tor 20 months ago
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