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Yes! Major source of our lack of prodction

Sorry long:

on offense and in my mind the biggest problem early on when it counted (and lack of the OC awareness here)…
1. The offensive formation dictates the geometry/ alignments/ technique of the defense— not the other way around.

Our Oline was constricted to tight (really tight ass tight) splits for much of the game- for zone running and slide protection. No problem. But we were our own worst enemy and don’t play off it. Notice how small the box was and how they stacked the box which WE CREATED. like we were playing with half a horizontal field. Couldn’t run. No gaps. Tight throws within 5-10 yards of the box. QB, RB had no chance.

No spreads, sideline or downfield throws. Didn’t use the entire field and the best changeups- screens, half rolls, RPO keepers and sprint outs to keep the defense honest. Their D coordinator loved us. We made his job easy.

Opening up line splits are beneficial for lots of reasons-
It opens the box- Frees up running lanes and get this— opens passing lanes designed for a shorter quarterback (like ours) to see the whole field clearly versus throw against the 10 man cluster in front of him.

I noticed this at the last scrimmage and realized— this approach requires offensive tackles and interior linemen with ability to move. We don’t have it— Jimmy’s and Joe’s folks. Our personnel is substandard and paper thin. Once you come to terms with that you’ll sleep better. Or worse.

But the good coaches design/ adjust around what they have… it’s the game within the game that we lost- and that concerns me most

(In response to this post by ramdom)

Posted: 09/07/2021 at 7:31PM


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Current Thread:
Why our OL was overwhelmed... step #1 to fix it. -- ramdom 09/07/2021 3:56PM
  If your right -- Ram78 09/08/2021 11:18AM
  Yes! Major source of our lack of prodction -- Zig88 09/07/2021 7:31PM
  We don't have a "bully" attitude on the OL -- Ram87 09/07/2021 5:46PM
  Platitudes used by those who simply don't know. -- ramdom 09/07/2021 5:56PM
  I will agree with you on a few things -- tweeter 09/07/2021 5:32PM
  Something to be said for OL speed..... -- tzane 09/07/2021 5:22PM
  Hand technique -- Big Apple RAM 09/07/2021 4:52PM
  Well thank you Paul! -- ramdom 09/07/2021 5:48PM

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