Tech’s passing game: Down Hill.

Bill Connelly turns his statistical eagle eye on Georgia Tech with his 2011 preview here.  If he’s right about this…

While the Georgia Tech defense still tries to find its way, the Yellow Jackets’ fortunes in 2011 could be determined by … the forward pass? Even with the Flexbone, you have to force defenses to at least pretend to respect the pass, and Tech couldn’t in 2010.

history suggests it’s going to be a disappointing year on the Flats.

The interesting thing to me about his analysis of Tech’s passing game is how personnel-dependent it is.  For all the talk about Johnson’s schematic genius, without a good receiver and a quarterback capable of getting the ball to that receiver on a quasi-regular basis, Tech’s passing attack is ineffective.  And as Bill points out, that’s not good news for the rest of the offense.

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6 responses to “Tech’s passing game: Down Hill.

  1. scott

    I agree. Of course, who has a passing offense that is NOT dependent on personnel? Who has crap passers and WR’s and has a good passing game? Good players make good systems better.

  2. Comin' Down The Track

    To be fair, Senator, isn’t any year that doesn’t include a win over us “… a disappointing year on the Flats?”
    I would point to the We-Won-The-ACC-So-Losing-To-UGA-Isn’t-A-Big-Deal-Anymore season as evidence.
    I have always felt that if you feel the need to come right out and say what you ain’t, you actually are that.

  3. TennesseeDawg

    I hears down at the speak easy that Tech is considering a new fangled idea called the “forward pass.” Supposed to be the next big thing!

  4. Mayor of Dawgtown

    It’s Tech. Who gives a rat’s ass?

  5. ScoutDawg

    Bluto, Phil and all the rest are starting to get to me. I can’t wait to see the nerds trying to deal with Big John Jenkins and the incredible speed of our soon to be top ranked LB corps. See what they have done to me?

  6. Macallanlover

    Is there any more damning evidence that PJ is not a very good coach than his inability to throw with an offense that has the defense absolutley stoked over stopping the run? We had virtually no running threat last year and was pretty danged good at throwing. I recognize the personnel advantage we have, but a great coach should be able to take average talent and exploit a defense that is overreacting to the running threat. You may not have a balanced attack on a per-yard basis but you should burn opposing defenses with play-action passes a few times every game, every single game. Come on Coach Smart Mouth, earn your salary and excite the dozens who cheer for your team.