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bigballinram21

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It's a different philosophy, but similar goals (lots of passing and points)


This is somewhat general, but just like how the flexbone offense (air force) and Power I (glory years Nebraska) were both option offenses built to run it down your through. But flexbone used just one fullback isolated and wingbacks in motion to gain numerical advantages, the Power I had an in-line tailback and tight ends to provide power.

Bobo's offense did throw the ball a lot, but he always had a stated goal to be "multiple." We would line up 4/5 WRs one play, then switch to 3-4 TEs on another. And, with the right personnel, with tight ends like Trey and Cam, you can easily switch from a 4-wide to a 2TE look, using tempo to catch the other team off guard. Bobo was certainly in the camp that it is better to get 250-yards passing and 250-yards rushing in a game, to create "balance."

The air raid makes almost no attempt to be multiple. There are games where Leach and the OG Mumme would line up in with 3-WR to the boundary, 1 WR to the short side and a running back, and run the same play 60 times over (it was probably Mesh). The key is that the WRs and QBs read the coverages and adjust after the snap, so theoretically whatever defense the other team throws at them, they will find the best matchup or route to win that play. Yes, they will run the ball some, but if show coverages on defense that give them 500 passing yards and none on the ground, they'll take it every damn time. They might only have 15 plays, but they know how to run those plays to perfection and will out think and out execute you. Plus, it's all designed to get 1-1 matchups and trusts that the offense will win more often than not.

How this effects the Rams as a whole, maybe not too different than Bobo's teams in that there will be games where the last team with the ball wins, but unlike Bobo we can hope for an improved and opportunistic defense that gets 3-out and forces turnovers - and then uses that potent offense to pull away in games rather than allow teams to hang around. And, unlike Bobo, hopefully we have good special teams and an offense that doesn't shoot itself in the foot at the worst times.

(In response to this post by OC Ram)

Posted: 04/15/2022 at 5:57PM



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