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This is not an attack on Nuss! Just a question about our play book.
Okay, so I have been thinking about this for a while now... Where are the creative plays that we were used to seeing under McElwain? Think back to SEC Championship game against Florida in 2009. The creativity and play calling was amazing. Remember the bootleg pass with the throwback to the TE. What about the halfback pass (Ingram to Julio), Flea flicker, etc.?
I'm not all for gimmicks, but we seemed to always have a couple of curve balls in the stockpile. Will we see some of this against Georgia?
Well we saw the no huddle last week. We also have a zone read package with BS. We run plays out of the shot gun, pro set, pistol, I, 1 back, 2 backs and just about every other formation.. Pretty creative to me
Yep this is a team and game to do it against IMO.
UGA has been very disciplined on defense lately, but they have a tendency to go into complete disarray at times.
I wouldn't expect anything crazy, but if they start to press the middle of the field like they did against Florida we could see a few more speed sweeps, reverse type plays. UGA is a hype team, and they will come out wanting to make a play, and that's when a trick play will get them. A fake punt may be in order in this game, but I wouldn't count out the flea flicker with Coops top end speed.
Watch though as UGA will try to create a big play with a trick play themselves on offense.
So far this season, we are scoring more points than we did last year, while gaining about as many yards. We haven't used many trick plays, probably because we haven't needed them. We did, for the record, run a flea-flicker earlier this year...thought I can't remember which game it was.
The RB screen is a play that I don't see us using nearly as much this year....but when we did (Yeldon against LSU) it sure was a good one. I would like to see the center RB screen used more often. I think that AJ feels more comfortable going down field, so he doesn't look for the underneath screen as much. We have probably missed some significant plays because of it, but AJ has also thrown for a record number of TDs this year, many of them being long plays behind the defense.
I'm betting we put in some special plays for UGA this week. It should be a fun game.
I think a lot of it has to do with the absence of a receiving threat from the H-back position. When we've had guys like Peek and Smelley, it really opens up underneath routes and the middle of the field. We don't really have a guy with that ability right now. I think Fowler could have been really good in that roll.
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