2nd Half BB Runs

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Longest, this really adds to understanding the nuances. Thank you.

#12, glad the WR didn't get hurt being rolled up from behind. Great blocking on the TD.
#13 a bad read, should have kept? Or called play?
 

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You got to really appreciate what Laskey does when he has the ball. Excellent job of "feeling" contact and driving through tackles to pick up 4 yards when he was getting hit behind the LOS. Dude is one tough runner. Also, I thought he blocked well and especially pass pro. It was his block on the outside that allowed JT to hit DS for the long TD.
 

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Eggsackley. The main thing here is that we did what we need to do by this time in the ball game: the BBs are getting 4 - 5 ypc. If that happens everything works. Let's hope this continues.
 

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Longest, this really adds to understanding the nuances. Thank you.

#12, glad the WR didn't get hurt being rolled up from behind. Great blocking on the TD.
#13 a bad read, should have kept? Or called play?
To me 13 looks like a designed give. The playside A back looks like he's trying to block the OLB and could not get in front of him.
 

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OK, stupid question. Why would we call designed give / dives when the TO would go to the defensive weakness rather than possibly run into their strength?
 

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OK, stupid question. Why would we call designed give / dives when the TO would go to the defensive weakness rather than possibly run into their strength?

Maybe coach got a little conservative with brand new QB in a closer than expected ballgame? If you know you can get 4 ypc off a dive, call it and reduce the risk of bad read/negative yardage/or even a TO. Just a guess here.
 

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OK, stupid question. Why would we call designed give / dives when the TO would go to the defensive weakness rather than possibly run into their strength?
There are times when depending on what the defense is doing it is better to have a designed give with zone blocking. An example of it is in a 4-3 when the MLB is flying to the outside and is responsible for the pitch. That leaves the 4 defensive lineman verses 5 o-lineman with no linebacker help. A zone dive to the b back should tear that d apart if you can handle the d tackles. Another example is where we blocked down with the tackle and A back and pulled the play side guard to the outside, which we saw a lot of it on Saturday. Those are designed gives to help deal with how the read man, in this case the OLB, was playing the option. That's not an all inclusive list but I hope it helps a little.
 

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There are times when depending on what the defense is doing it is better to have a designed give with zone blocking. An example of it is in a 4-3 when the MLB is flying to the outside and is responsible for the pitch. That leaves the 4 defensive lineman verses 5 o-lineman with no linebacker help. A zone dive to the b back should tear that d apart if you can handle the d tackles. Another example is where we blocked down with the tackle and A back and pulled the play side guard to the outside, which we saw a lot of it on Saturday. Those are designed gives to help deal with how the read man, in this case the OLB, was playing the option. That's not an all inclusive list but I hope it helps a little.

Thanks. I see the advantage where you are using the AB as a blocker rather than trailing for the possible pitch.
 

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The coach may call a designed dive if he would rather take a chance on a dive getting stuffed for no gain than take a chance on a fumbled pitch.
There wasn't a single ball on the ground for our offense. The pitch, mesh and carries were handled quite well.

So, although your comment may be true hypothically, it had no bearing on the playcalling against Wofford.
 

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OK, stupid question. Why would we call designed give / dives when the TO would go to the defensive weakness rather than possibly run into their strength?

Because the coaches see something that they want to exploit down the road. Not every play is designed to score a touchdown. Many times you run plays to get the defense to react a certain way.....then when they see the same thing coming they react the same and you burn them on a counter or option etc.
 
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