We need to run more 10-20 yd routes. Also...more throws over the middle. I am sick of the 3yd out.
Either we have no confidence in our O-Line or we have no confidence in our QB throwing the ball deeper. From what I've seen, I don't think the problem rests with the O-Line.
This year's team seems to be missing a Todd Blythe type who has both the hands and jumping ability to catch the jump balls. Arnaud is also looking for another Sumrall. Someone who catches everything thrown his way.
When I watch our receivers, they remind me a little bit of a basketball player who can dribble like crazy, cross you over, pull it back and then...go no where.
David Newman at Northwestern and Drake comes to mind. He had all the moves in a 5-foot circle, but never actually used any of them to get to the basket.
Probably a poor analogy, but that's the one I've thought of when watching our guys on multiple occasions.
We went downfield vs Iowa quite a bit and it was always into heavy coverage. Hitches and crossing patterns plus delay patterns to backs and TE's would do us wonders. According to the radio, 3 consecutive hitches to Hamilton started the game at Kent State. We can run the ball on Army also. Heck, we can run the ball on anyone. If we eliminate turnovers, we will average 500 ypg.
well from what I found out last night after the game 2 of the 3 were playing injured, one from a previous injury and 1 sustained an injury this week in practic...:(
yes not too severe...just disheartening ya know...
It's only game 3. By mid-season our passing game should start to produce more consistently. If not it will be a long conference schedule.
I hope the passing game hits it's stride in conference play. I agree most of the problems lie with AA look at his completion % way to low for a spread O. His is not very accurate on short timing routes and that is the foundation of the spread passing game. We may end up looking like a west vir. Or mich. Type of spread until we recruit that type of passer