Well, I'm on record saying that we'll look more like Navy next year with Jordan at QB. Given the differences in schedule, it's a question whether that will lead to the kinds of results the Mids are looking at this year.If we put Jordan in, our TO will look fast again immediately. MJ gets it headed upfield very quickly. He doesn't slow play the second phase like JT has gotten into the habit of doing. He may not get it pitched sometimes, but he will get it headed north. PLUS, with MJ, we would run some midline effectively and that would slow the defense's pursuit to the lanes quite a bit. It is hard to look "fast" with the option when your change up is the counter, which is a very slow developing play that JT runs instead of midline.
there QB is the back-up playing because of injury to the starter. He's from Newsome High in Tampa down the road from my house. I think he's a freshman. Correction, he's a seniorI watched Navy play, here is what I see:
- Impact of QB keep/midline (this has been mentioned already).
- Speed of the triple on the edge. More than once I couldn't follow the ball!
- Play action passing - This is creative and seamless in the offense. Different formations and plays than Tech. I was surprised that the play I was watching was a pass. That never happens with GT, it's like you always know it's a pass.
So watching Navy I can't always follow the ball and I'm sometimes surprised when it's play-action. They are doing some things right.
I have no idea but it looks like JT wants to use his speed to get to the outside. Problem with that it is the A-backs lane. I also think next year will be our year ( yes I know some hate to hear that) we only lose the center and QB on offense. Finding a center concerns me more then a QB. I feel MJ will be fine. Remember in 2014 JT started with very little playing time in 2013 but had players around him with experience and it helps.Well, I'm on record saying that we'll look more like Navy next year with Jordan at QB. Given the differences in schedule, it's a question whether that will lead to the kinds of results the Mids are looking at this year.
I'll also say this, however. I don't buy it that JT has become more tentative with the TO. I think what we have with him this year is a combination of effects. First, there is no question that if he can find a lane to run, he should. He isn't often running right at the option guy because he knows that, if he can get any wiggle room at all, he'll cause real damage. So he tries to find that room. Further, if he can get loose, passing becomes a lot easier. Second, he's usually the best player on the field for us; shoot, in most games he's the best player on the field, period. Keeping the ball in his hands is a good idea and Coach knows it. Like Coach Kelly said, he's a game wrecker and he probably feels a responsibility to wreck as many of them as he can. This is compounded by the limited experience he has around him. If Mills was a junior, we'd look a lot more like 2014. I wish he felt more confident, especially in his ABs. Or, failing that, we could keep Lynch on the field more often and relieve some of the anxiety. (Why aren't we doing that, btw?)
But, yes, I'm looking forward to next year too. It'll be just like the good old days; less explosion, more grind. I love that.
If we put Jordan in, our TO will look fast again immediately. MJ gets it headed upfield very quickly. He doesn't slow play the second phase like JT has gotten into the habit of doing. He may not get it pitched sometimes, but he will get it headed north. PLUS, with MJ, we would run some midline effectively and that would slow the defense's pursuit to the lanes quite a bit. It is hard to look "fast" with the option when your change up is the counter, which is a very slow developing play that JT runs instead of midline.
I miss the midline play sooooo much it kills me. We get to option off tough DTs AND get two extra inside blockers with ABs flying into the hole cleaning up any missed LBs and what not. All it takes is 3 or 4 successful midlines and the TO is back on the table without the pitch lanes flooded. I look at midlines like a boxing coach would look at body punching effectively before moving up to the head (TO). If your opponent has his gloves up around his temples (LBs flying to the lanes) while against the ropes, you better pull out the body punches and go to work.
No disrespect, but what johnson inherited has been gone for 7 years. These last few years are all his babies.I'm not knocking KN, he's a darn good coach.....but what he and CPJ inherited are vastly different. His record at Navy should be better for that reason.
I'm not knocking KN, he's a darn good coach.....but what he and CPJ inherited are vastly different. His record at Navy should be better for that reason.
No disrespect, but what Johnson inherited has been gone for 7 years. These last few years are all his babies.
Absolutely not. I was responding to a concern about the perceived "speed " of the offense as in comparison to NAVY. When you look at NAVY it is easy to gain the perception that they run their offense faster than we do. I look at that and say they make the defense commit faster than we do. That is all. JT plays this offense to his strengths and CPJ is fine with that. If JT rolls an ankle tomorrow and MJ goes in, immediately our offense will look fast again, because we will run midline and MJ will get going to the north way faster in the triple. JT is doing what he does best. Heck, I doubt NAVY has a single player as "fast" as JT. He is just looking to find space, so he slow plays the TO in the second phase. It has its ups and downs. Having said all this, I do think it would be cool to have MJ run a series or two each game as a change up to what we normally do. It would be tough for defenses to adjust to. Hopefully we will get our hands on the ball more than 6 times and having MJ run a couple series won't represent 40% of our snaps.B,
Are you suggesting that MJ is better than JT? I've got to disagree.He may run the midline better but so much more atheticism and speed is lost.Not to mention ,until proven differently MJ does not offer a consistent pass threat.It might change but I sure wouldn't swap no matter how slow some plays go now...
Washington had by far the weakest supporting cast and had one of, if not the most productive offenses in the CPJ era, 2011. I'd have a hard time calling him the worst of the bunch.And if you gave JT the cast of 2009, we probably have similar level of success as well. I think JT passes(no pun intended) the eye test for passing the ball better than JN and last year's abysmal season overall hurts his stats, but there's also no denying JT lacks JN's ability to get consistent yardage in the short running game which is a big plus for this offense.
I think Washington is the worst of the bunch, but he was still a fairly consistent Option QB. He never had an 09 or 14 season where he had legit playmakers with him, so who knows. I'm sure if Washington had Bey-Bey(or Smelter) to sling it to and Dwyer (or Laskey/Days) to hand it off to, he'd probably have lead us to an OB like Nesbitt and Thomas did, too.
my point is, in our system, no one looks sexy with comp %. And I venture to guess all three look better in a QB friendly system...Josh is not that far off from the other two...its all about the same to me...
Explain this to me. Why can't we run midline with JT?