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Our offense has been great all season. Our defensive secondary and lack of pass rush has cost us 1 game and almost cost us the LSU.
Nuss did not have 100% control in play calling, but he was a major factor in dialing up the gameplan and did have a say during the game on play calling. Sark had complete control at the beginning of the game and during 2 min drill offense.
Our fans will never be happy with our offense. Earlier in the year people were on this board saying we run to much and we are not throwing it enough. People were saying we need to open up the offense more and blah blah blah.
Now that we are throwing the ball, people are griping that we are not running enough.
Saturday we ran 65 plays, 34 were pass plays and 31 were running plays. We our a balanced offense and by being balanced we keep our opponents on their heels. But that only happens if we execute and every man does his job.
I attended the Crimson Caravan earlier this year and Coach Saban was asked about the offense and Coach Nuss, this is what he said...
CNS said that this was his offense. He said you don't hire a contractor to come in and run the show, he said Coach Nuss was brought in to run Coach Sabans offense not the other way around. CNS said we have won 2 BCS Championsips with the offense we are currently running and why in the hell would you change it? If we would have executed, the play would have worked. He compared the two LSU games last year and he said the first game we did not execute. He said in the 2nd game that he didn't call any new plays and that he used the same old plays but this time every man did his job and the play worked. CNS said now what would you rather have, a bunch of new plays week in and week out or would rather see our players doing their job and executing his game plan?
Some of you guys would have hated Coach Stallings offense, it was very vanilla. But it worked well enough to win us a National Championship also. As long as I have been watching BAMA, every year fans would bitch about the offense just as they are doing now. BAMA has never been very flashy on offense, but I have seen us win a whole bunch of games with our boring offense.
Some folks just don't like to lose, I don't either. But to come on here and bash coaches and players is just ridiculous. Football is a team sport. We either win as a team or we lose as a team. There is still a lot of football left to be played and if you have watched enough college football, you know as well as I do, there are no guarantees, any team can be beat on any given day. So with that in mind, let's put this loss behind us and concentrate on whipping our next two opponents ass and getting to the SECCG and beating UGA. Everything else will take care of itself. RTR
Incorrect. The distribution was 39 pass plays and 26 run plays. McCarron does not get designed runs. Is 60% passing balanced? I don't think even many NFL teams are that skewed.
You are correct I went by final rushes and passes, for got about AJ scrambling. +1 to you. RTR
I'd say those stats are really watered down considering the number of blowouts we have had. There have been games where we barely threw in the second half.
I'd compare AJ's passing numbers against GMAC's in 09 to get a more accurate description. Even then, AJ only played the 4th in about half of our first 5-6 games.
this, this, and more this.
Through nine games this year....seven blowouts. Through nine games last year...eight blowouts. Really the same comparison.
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