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agree. i also think teams with great defences will win most games against these type of teams. let saban/smartt or john chavis at lsu know you are going to throw the ball 35-40 times a game and you really have no chance. all a defence has to do to disrupt ANY offence is penetrate 3 yds into the backfield and timing is gone. these o lines practice against weaklings dailey and will not be able to stand up to "OLD MAN" defenses. also tells their own players that they are not good enough to man up with opposing teams. people really dont want a level playing field that want one easier with less work but equal benefit.
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oh good grief pal.......reach between your legs and see if your sac has anything in it !!! it's called strategy! it's allowed in politics, paintball, baseball, rugby, golf ( well not our ryder cup team apparently), business, and relationships.
and it's damn sure allowed in football. Saban has practically perfected the art of situational substitutions. if you don't want to face our nickel or dime packages then run your base out there and go no huddle. if i were an opposing coach i would much rather have nico cover my rb rather than CJ. wouldn't you? so it's not going to go away...... it's match ups which is what Spurrier brought to the league. don't put that fourth cb out there buddy cause if he can't cover i'm gonna throw at him. it's called quality depth and strategy and it's been done before.
in the 50's and 60's it was called platoon football. if you didn't play offense you didn't play defense! and no one was bitching about excessive injuries then. ROLL TIDE.
This post was edited by nutz4bama 18 months ago
Yep and they will stop when it quits working. The good thing is that the pinball offenses have the talking heads drooling all season but rarely make the BCS NCG. *burn being the only exception.
Forget the spread O, defense wins championships, wvu and Oregon can light up a scoreboard but they don't have the defense to make consistent stops, the reason UF's spread won them 2 championships is bcz they had a defense to match it, doesn't matter how many points you score if you can't stop anyone, and a big knock on the spread is they score so fast the d never gets a break, plus when you get a lead and need to ice a game you're flat bcz spread o is not built for that (unless you have a cam or tebow) doesn't seem very smart to me
UF's spread worked because it isn't the same type of spread being talked about around the country. It was more of a running/spread. They had a big physical qb. A big physical oline. & a te in Hernandez that was an absolute nightmare for most teams to defend. Just look at him in the NFL. UF & the Barns spread was built around big physical qb's & olines. So they could also grind out long physical drives on an opposing defense. But yes UF's defense was really solid as well. But I still think they win it all. Had the defense just been average imho.
That's my thought exactly. But Oregon is WVa with a better defense. LSU shut them down last year and USC beat them too. Saban obviously doesn't like it but I dont see the NCAA stopping it. We are going to have to learn how to defend against cause everyone will copy it.
My comment on WVa and Oregon are this. We play teams that run this offense and we prepare for it. Does Oregon play anything close to our defense?
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