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Yes, the OC isn't that great.
Agreed. If Chizik wants the long-term success of the team, then it should be one and done
for the OC. Again, please don't blame all of this on Frazier. It is Loeffler. The players have to do what the coaches say. If it is Frazier's shortcomings, then design something
that Frazier can execute.
Frazier does take too long to throw the ball. The OC needs to have him throw shorter
passes and have the receivers to run shorter routes. Also, he needs to develop a good
pump fake motion. This would open up the longer passing game.
Does anybody have a problem with play calling????????? ANSWER -- not near as much as the problems I have with many of the posts and negative attitudes you see here.
Huddles are for rookies.
It's not the OC it's the QB. Frazier's play limits what Lefty can call. It all starts at QB. If we were running the spread we would be in the same predicament. It all comes down to QB play. If Frazier were playing well Lefty could go deep into the playbook. His hands are simply tied.
All offensive coordinators call "some bad plays". I have a minor problem with the percentage of bad vs good and particularly a lot of our calls and tendencies on first down. That said, Loeffler and CGC are smart dudes, they will figure it out and it will get better.
And NO...it is not the Quarterback! Frazier is progressing. If it was easy, they could throw anyone in there.
I mean shoot, we've got plenty of guys that played some QB in high school on the roster, maybe we should let all of them try a couple of series against Arky and then go with whoever has the best stats. You guys are killing me!
I have waited to weigh in on this topic.
You need to back off CSL. It's not all his fault. When you start freshmen on the offensive line and are mostly young there, you are going to make mistakes. That's just the nature of the deal. Start first with that.
Move on to a soph. qb. KF, is as talented as any qb, anywhere. Given time and coaching and development of the team around him, he'll be fine.
The stretch play in the end zone, I didn't care for that call. Saying that, though... it is one of our best run plays and against an average defensive line, we probably make that a positive play. LSU is not average anywhere.
But you cant blame CSLs play calling for the following:
1. Coates drops a perfectly thrown ball.
2. KF misses OMAC on a clearly open wheel.
3. KF misses Lutz on a skinny post out of that diamond formation. (he did hit him on the same play later in the game).
4. OMAC cuts left into a tackle on a kick return, when a cut right would have been a sure td.
5. OMAC gets caught by someone from behind. Outside of maybe bama, we wont play another team who has a guy who can do that.
As someone said, it's team execution....not the play call. Could calls be better sometimes.. Yeah.. sure. But that's the easiest shot in the world to take. A play works no matter how silly, it's a 'brilliant' play call. It blows up and the OC is an idiot.
The play calling gets better when the execution gets better. You can have a legitimate right to complain, if we didn't have plays left on the table that as called, as ran, resulted in opportunities for big plays. They were there. Enough to win. From an offensive design, folks, that's all you can hope for. Now, polish the execution so that when we get a chance to make a play, we make it.
This post was edited by mhtiger87 22 months ago
Agree 100%. Sorry if that wasn't evident by what I wrote in my original post. Execution vs play calling. Almost always takes the offense a little longer than the defense to start executing at a high level.
I watched the play out of the endzone that resulted in the safety. We handed the ball off 5 yards deep in the endzone. Terrible call. Quarterback sneek is what you call in that situation, twice then dive play, punt the ball!! Nothing good ever happens on your own 1 yard line.
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