Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by gtg771r, Sep 19, 2013.
Have you seen a worse description of our team?
Link isn't working for me
This will take you there, but it is indeed a painful read:
Interesting. Interesting that a guy writing a football column would be so ignorant of the game of football that he believes (knows?) GT runs the triple option. After he makes that statement, the rest of his column is nonsense because it is based on an incorrect assumption.
If, in fact, Carolina has spent the last 2 weeks working on defending the Triple Option, GT should score another 60+ points on them.
To be fair, it just might be that he's real young or real stupid in general and not just about football. I mean, consider this sentence:
"Preparing for the option is very hard, because in essence you have to throw out your entire playbook and focus defensively on defending the gap in front of you, taking away the dive play, and tackling well, especially on the perimeter."It begins like a sentence from a grade school essay. If he had a required word count, he may have said, "very, very hard." He then misuses the comma between "hard and because." Of course, the suggestion that you don't have to control gaps and tackle well against other offensives should be an indicator of his grasp on the game.
Still, I've seen like three or four articles describing the challenges facing UNC this weekend and none that discusses the challenges UNC offers GT.
I wish they were only prepping for the triple option... We would have so many "other" plays to run against them.
Didn't Duke beat unc last year???
yes they beat us. but we also beat mtsu this year... point is: it doesnt matter.
if you read the coaches' comments (especially vic koenning), it's clear that "we" are fully aware that GT's offense is so much more than just triple option. it was clear last year, too.
it's safe to say that the fan base is pessimistic about this weekend, too. we're usually an overly confident bunch of fans but the prediction thread (linked) is one example of how the fans on average don't expect a positive outcome.
It's obvious the person writing the article doesn't understand who Georgia Tech is offensively. We've been called a Triple Option offense since PJ arrived, and he's been correcting people since then. "We're a spread-option that operates typically under center." The author oversimplified what to do against a "triple option" offense, because what he said is what any good defense needs to do against any good offense. If his audience is a student body ignorant of football, then his article is fine. It read like someone was lampooning all the sports writers describing how to prepare for us, taking all the cliches written about our offense and melding them into a single article.
As heeled soul said, the people in charge certainly know we're so much more than that. They'll prepare the best they can, but we'll still get ours. The question is can we stop them from getting theirs.
"They would keep the ball all day if you let them."
I just do not agree with what this guy is saying, as an offense you do NOT WANT THE BALL
Funny how a "high school offense" gives "college defenses" so much trouble.
The kicker is that most teams are running some sort of an "option offense" now. It used to be even a couple of years ago, teams would have option plays in their offense and sprinkle it in every now and then. Not anymore.
funny how "high school offenses" now give "NFL defenses" so much trouble...
maybe the trick is to keep going down... what does pee wee ball look like? all 11 kids move together as one?
Looks like they are running the wishbone:
Separate names with a comma.