Just my worthless 4 cents but...

Discussion in 'Longhorn Sports' started by Tgerjes, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Tgerjes

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    The style of offense Texas is currently running just doesn't look good to the eye. I've never been a coach and certainly am not claiming to be one now. Not sure how to describe it really...but, if you ever golf, there are certain holes on certain courses that just don't look good to the eye...and that's the way I feel about our offense, even when successful. Things just seem to move at a notch below other successful offenses around the country. This team has the talent to compete with anyone across the board, yet, this staff struggles to put them in position to succeed. Like I said before, my thoughts don't count for sh!t, but I have to trust what my eyes tell me. Going forward, they should know by now what works and with who...CJ, LJH, and KI. Go with what works and go to it often. IDK, just frustrated like the rest of you and want to see this team back on top again. Hook EM!
     
  2. DHHorn

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    I wish they would play with tempo a little more. They look better when they do. The slow ball control style just gets bogged down.
     
  3. Son of Wasatch

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    Put Colt McCoy in this offense and it is high powered.

    Even with the horrible play calling a good QB would do well in this offense. Here is an example of what I'm talking about.

    Against Maryland, Texas runs a flair pass to the runningback. Ehlinger's pass goes high and the runningback has to jump just to make the catch. The defense has a second to react and the result is about a 1 yard gain. Against Tulsa, same exact play only this time Ehlinger's pass is right on the money, the back is able to quickly turn up field and the result is a 9 yard game.

    Ehlinger sucks as a passer and he is the primary reason the offense is sputtering. Keep in mind, Vince also sucked as a passer at this point in his career, he was able to turn it around. But Sam isn't the runnier Vince was without passing, Sam is useless.

    I don't know what it's going to take to turn this around, but what I do know is this is barely a .500 team right now. I'm just not sure where they are going to get the other 5 wins.
     
  4. westx

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    It is frustrating that is for sure, but, I would only argue that our defensive line, as others here have argued, is average at best. Lack of any legitimate pass rush was not something I was worried about before the season. This has hurt us in the 1st two games and I am concerned going forward.
     
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  5. thedawg27

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    Too many screen passes and check downs. Handoffs look like they’re in slow motion. Tim Beck needs to go IMO.
     
  6. clob94

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    Aren't those the longest belly rides you've ever seen?
     
  7. ryan_sublett

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    Nope. Look I’ve been hard on Tim beck over the last year. However the offense has to rest at the feet of Tom Herman after his comments prior to Maryland. He said “plsycalling is a collaborative effort I have veto power of plays”. We now must assume Tom Herman is fine with the play calling given that set up. All the jest now rest with Tom Herman.
     
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    That’s a good point. Something has to change tho regardless of who’s calling plays
     
  9. bschroed21

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    Another thing that is super frustrating is that I figured having two or three healthy TE/H-back type of players would make the offense more multiple this year, creating more running lanes and helping out when Sam scrambles. Not the case.
     
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  10. ryan_sublett

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    When it’s the head coaches’ playbook and he’s heavily involved in play calling only really one way to see changes.

    That’s why sucking on the side of the ball the HC specializes in is the quickest way for a HC to get canned
     
  11. JHop6714

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    I thought our offense looked great until mid-way through the 2nd quarter. The only problem I had was that when we were on the goal line, they didn't put Daniel Young in. He's big and he's strong and he's fast. If they had put him in on the goal line he would have been able to score. Regardless, the offense was moving just fine. Then, all of a sudden, everything changed. If you notice, the offense starts lining up and getting ready to snap the ball and then they keep STOPPING, looking over to the sidelines, changing the play, etc.. Repeat, repeat. This continued to happen during all of the 3rd quarter and nothing was working. How does Herman and Beck not see this?
     
  12. Scholz

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    I thought we were going to be using LJH as goal line back. But I'd be great with D.Young back there. I miss the days of our badass O line telling the D, "this is the play we're going to run". And then stuffing it down their throats.
     
  13. clob94

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    You don't recruit "stuff it down their throat" offensive lineman when you zone block every play. Sadly, we can't stuff it down anybody's throat. Don't believe me? Watch the first and goal series again.
     
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    We could try a few Greg Davis " Bubble Passes"?



    Hook'em
     
  15. GuaranteedFresh!

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    As annoying and predictable as his offense was, I'd trade what we have now for him in a heartbeat.
     
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