You can’t always blame the coaching.

I don’t know whether to laugh or shake my head after reading this:

“We were working them on wheel routes and you could hear the whole defense, coaches and everything yelling, ‘Watch the wheel route, watch the wheel route,’ ” Lynch said. “But I went out, ran a wheel route and caught a touchdown and it was just chaos over there. I’d heard them yelling to watch the wheel route, so I figured I wasn’t going to get the ball, but I ended up going for a touchdown.

“When I was running back to the huddle, I just looked at Shawn (Williams) and said, ‘They said watch the wheel route.’ Shawn just shook his head and said, ‘Yeah, I know.’ It was funny.”

Nah, I think I’ll stick with shaking my head.  And hoping there’s really something to this.

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16 responses to “You can’t always blame the coaching.

  1. The other Doug

    I think my kool-aid just went bad.

  2. piper

    phew! that happened last season. i was thinking it just happened yesterday.

  3. TennesseeDawg

    It could have been worse. He could have said “What’s a wheel route?”

  4. Lrgk9

    I say gassers till they drop.
    Roll down hill till they puke.

    Harold Dean Cook would break those dogs of that habit.

    • W Cobb Dawg

      Agree. Or just haul their butts of the field and put ‘em on the bench. They’ll adjust or cede their position to another player. Problem solved.

  5. Will Trane

    Good to see this post about the secondary and the 3-4 scheme of Coach Todd. Personally, I like this staff of coaches. Another year in a system allows players to play and to react much quicker. Experience is huge in all sports regardless of how much talent a player has.

    I posted yesterday about the coaches releasing injuries to the news. See there are 2 players down from last year…Hamilton and Ogletree…the latter was moved to LB. That had to shorten your experienced depth some. I guess Hamilton running 2 on a depth chart means he does not factor in much but I do not quite follow that kind of thinking. Now you have to ask what is the status with Rambo? But I’m willing to wait until game time for that answer.
    No doubt the secondary was blistered on plays last year. Lakotas’s secondary played well against Carolina while he was at UC in a bowl. They did OK against Carolina last year. But the team who shut down Carolina was the FSU secondary in last years bowl. Carolina is 2 on our schedule.
    Boise runs a lot of plays. If they run 70-75 plus it could be bad. They have a QB who can play and has plenty of big game experience. If he gets out he can cause problems for the secondary.

  6. oh it's a lady

    That wheel route is a real energy vampire.

  7. DawgPhan

    Senator, that post was like yelling fire in a crowded theater. You really have to take a second to see that it a reference to last season.

    Calm down everyone, I am sure that they have the wheel covered this season…the shallow cross, probably not, but that wheel is covered.

    • Coondawg

      Thanks, That was about a 10-20 point jump on my Dystolic. I freaked! So I can get another bucket of popcorn and sit back down and watch the NCAA give Miami a Lethal Injection????

  8. Russ

    I read that as happening last year when Lynch was on the scout team.

    BTW-the Nike uniforms sound horrendous! I hope they have a ceremonial burning of them after the game. I don’t care if we beat Boise by 50 points, I’d hate to see those monstrosities again.

  9. 69Dawg

    It’s not like the 1st team D learned to stop the Wheel at all last year. Amazed that the opposing teams didn’t call it a lot more than they did.

  10. OKDawg

    So, our defense has trouble stopping a wheel route even when the coaches are telling them it’s coming? I know this was last years, but…yikes. Let’s hope to see some marked improvements.

    And Senator, thanks for ruining my weekend!

  11. Macallanlover

    And that is a major point to me, all the fans who give the players a pass for stupidity, or lack of execution just to blame the coaches are missing it. I haven’t heard any coaches running from accepting accountability, but these are pop Warner kids, they are primo college athletes, nearly all above the age of 18. They should know better than to grab a face mask, bite on a fake, hit someone after the whistle, jump on the wrong snap count, dance after a sack/catch/tackle, etc, etc.