Prospects 2018

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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby lawdog on Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:25 pm

When we throw downfield now, it is often to a RB, like Gay. When a wr goes long it can be too much of a key to the D. And it must be said, when our wr's are on the edge cutting them down (ol's and rb's too), it strikes fear and is beautiful to behold. There have been times when the screen pass was a big help, but not lately.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:15 am

I like the screen and I like the occasional deep WR route, but I really like the fake of the dive where the TE runs straight down field and gets behind the defense for their overcompensation. We used to run that play 1-2 times per game, but I don't really remember it much last year.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby Ruckus on Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:42 am

We did: v Mercer(near TD), Chatt (TD), and maybe a few other games. Gouger is a good receiver at TE.
That play only works when the safeties get "nosey". In fact almost all of our passing game is keyed on play action and trying to take advantage of poor reads by the defense (like the RB wheel route).
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby lawdog on Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:59 am

Windham's biggest catch last year (one of his few) was on such a route against the Furples, I believe ... really saved our bacon; I think it was fourth down. Yes, and Gouger has made some great catches for us; we have never had a better pair of hands at that position (not familiar with how effective a blocker he is).

Our edge game needs to get rolling; Morgan, McAfee, Pace, and several others can flat scoot down a sideline. Even a quick pitch, foregoing some of the option, would get them out there in a hurry, hopefully to encounter db's/lb's lying on their backs or dodging hungry-looking Demmel types.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:20 pm

We have some very nice skill at the receiver position. About as good as a team that doesn't really throw the ball could ever expect to have. We have the full capability to be effective with the forward pass, in all facets. Whether it be screen game, intermediate / timing routes, play action, and Deep balls. Brandon is as good as a throwing QB as we have had in a while at the helm. It all goes back to philosophy and scheme. We just are more about wearing a team down physically, and managing the clock then we are concerned with our quick strike ability. And it is a shame really. I personally feel, that we have given games up that we could have won had we simply incorporated some of our passing ability, also, I think our progression to contend nationally will have the same results on the big stage.

I can tell you from our home front that RJ is preparing to have a DYNAMIC Senior season. The way he is working and training, and preparing, he will be ready if and when he is given the chance to shine. He has been working with Dougie Allen (Ex UK Wide REceiver) on fine tuning skills. He has been frustrated by his use in this system obviously, but loves the School/Program/ and his brothers on the team. He wants to go out in style and not have any regrets. I think he will be a major factor for us this season.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby lawdog on Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:34 pm

From where I sit, without as much detailed information as 19T, it does appear we have excellent receivers, with both talent and depth. It would be great if they had a chance to make more big impact plays. With Marvin gone, we will not be able to rely on three points inside the 40; we will need more ways to score.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:40 pm

We are who we are schematically and philosophically.....but we can still incorporate the forward pass into our system within the frame of our offense. There i nothing wrong with taking shots down field especially with all the man to man coverage we see week in and out. And it also serves the running game well to be able to be more balanced and keep safeties out of the box. We do not have to be so stubborn in approach if we choose not to be.

I will say this.....every 3rd down pass attempt should not require a double reverse, flea flicker to execute a simple 2-3 receiver combo route.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby Ruckus on Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:51 pm

The biggest assumption in that analysis is our OL being able to give the QB time to deliver the ball which recently has been very questionable.
I agree with the talent of our receiving corps. Our best all around TE in the D-1 era was Fenn Allen who was a beast and had a shot at The League IMO.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby Ruckus on Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:34 pm

Looks like our first verbal commitment is in: Nate Walker from Cross High. I am assuming he will play ILB for us but not sure.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby lawdog on Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:57 pm

His film suggests a lot of promise at FB too. Goes down a little too quickly at this point (balance?) but that can be worked on. Stout, appears quick not fast.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby Ruckus on Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:11 am

Sounds like he will in fact play fullback for us, LD
http://www.theinsideblitz.com/wofford-p ... an-walker/
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby Ruckus on Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:45 pm

We got another one today!!!!! Second commit in 2 days. Nash tweeted it is from "up front" which I assume is an OL. I think it is from S.C. If so, it well may be OT Quashon Greenlea from TL Hanna in Anderson.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:20 pm

Dane just tweeted about another special recruit......
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby SmallTownTerrier on Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:37 pm

Greenlee did commit, per his twitter. Offers from Belhops, Elon, Eastern Ky, Coastal Carolina and others. This is a huge early get in my mind.
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Re: Prospects 2018

Postby Ruckus on Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:22 pm

I agree. Athletic big man with a mean streak. Love these early commitments to build a class. Saw where he had 10 offers.
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