What is your honest opinion of our offensive scheme? Do you think we have (or will ever have) the talent and speed to run this spread/pistol/read option? Or do you think we could have more success with a pro-ish style similar to what Iowa or Wisconsin runs?
Why does ISU continue to run an offense that doesn't work? ISU appears to have no identity on offense, and the passive nature of zone blocking does not appear to align with the road-grader types of offensive linemen that ISU has had (K.O., Hicks, etc.). Why not play to our strengths (large stable of RBs) and run a more conventional offense with a fullback and a tailback? Do the coaches ever discuss things like this?
Originally Posted by Bill Walton
Think Oscar Wilde when he said, "every saint has a past, every sinner has a future." But also think Neil Young: the fork in the road, light a candle. Instead of cursing the darkness, let's light a candle for where we're going. This was fantastic for the world. We are better people for having been here. It was absolutely incredible. I'm inspired. I don't know when I'll ever sleep again.
Why do our corners sit back 10-12 yards on WRs when I don't see it across any other teams that play?
It's the nature of cover 2. Also watch Iowa they play back off the WRs also because they are a big cover 2 team. We actually tend to roll the boundry side corner up and play tighter most of the time on that side.
When teams like Iowa play a straight up, base defense, why are we reluctant to throw it vertically, downfield?
Historically Iowa is mostly a cover 2 team. And they are always very disapplined at the safety position in that they do not let receivers get behind them and the LB's usually get really deep drops. This along with Iowa trying to keep all LB's in tight to the box is why Rhoad's said in his press conference that bubble screens and quick passes were available for us to take advantage of. Also, the amazing interception by Lowrey was on a route that is a common cover 2 beater, it is just that the CB made a spectacular play.
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