A brief Mizzou scouting report

In case you’re interested, Jake Rowe has a description of some of Missouri’s tendencies for you to check out here – not that, judging from what’s happened in the last two weeks, any of that’s really going to matter if Georgia can’t block and tackle better.

Then there’s this.

It’s pretty tough to nail down Missouri’s tendencies as a defense because its defensive line spends so much time stunting. Down after down the Missouri front four has something cooked up with some sort of slant or stunt to keep the offensive line guessing.

On film, they look like read stunts, meaning that the defensive linemen don’t necessarily know where they are going at the snap. They read the blocks of the offensive linemen and adjust on the fly. It makes them incredibly effective.

Missouri doesn’t blitz a ton. The Tigers would rather rely on a talented front four to pressure the quarterback and keep everything in front in the secondary.

Oh, Greyson.  I don’t play, but even my sphincter tightened a little when I read that.

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25 responses to “A brief Mizzou scouting report

  1. Russ

    “A talented front four”, weren’t we supposed to have one of those?

    After last week’s fiasco, I’m really worried now. I thought we’d make some adjustments from the Bama beating, but I saw regression instead. If we can’t make adjustments to obvious failures from the previous game, we’re hosed.

    Re: your other post about 3rd down problems, we’ve got to do a better job with 1st and 2nd down. Our third downs are too often third and long. I like a first down pass but make it something simple that Lambert can hit with comfort, or give him an easy checkdown.

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    • Brandon

      This is what we’re trying to do… this is all we have proven we can do with consistency… hence defenses are not giving us easy checkdowns any more. They’re pressing and playing everyone up close… giving us a chance to take some shots deep in man coverage, which we finally did a couple times against UT and should’ve hit 2 of them.

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  2. If UGA blocks well it will win the game similarly to last year where it will be a grind offensively. Mizzou won’t turn it over as much (how could they?) but it won’t generate a ton of offense either. I expect this game to make for some hideous television and UGA wins 23-16 or something like that.

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  3. Macallanlover

    Whatever they are doing, Mizzou continues to put a decent defense on the field. They have lost excellent players off their Front 7 every year they have been in the SEC but keep coming back. Last year, despite the 34-0 rout, Chubb had 140+ yards but was hit at, or behind, the LOS on 22 of 38 carries if I remember. This year they lead Alabama in scoring defense. Our OL has to be better or we will sweat this one out to the end. Points may have been hard to come by for them but our defense is capable of putting their QB and RB on the map. I expect high energy in Sanford to get us through but we need that bye week to fix some badly ailing parts of our team (OL, DBs, pass rush, 3rd down offense, 3rd down defense, punting, etc.).

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Last year’s game was all about turnovers and grinding out drives. I think it was Mason’s best game, despite the lack of explosive plays.

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      • Macallanlover

        I agree, and I don’t see why we cannot employ the same sort to intermediate passing attack to the TEs and WRs. Lambert throws a great long ball but, at 6′ 6″, he has trouble with the sort passes over the line. I don’t get it, plus our screen game has disappeared. I see why he will start this week but want to see Bauta, with his mobility and how that works for us.

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        • Biggus Rickus

          I do’t get it either. I don’t know if it’s Lambert or Schottenheimer or some combination of the two, but they need to fix it if they’re going to have any success on third down.

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  4. Debby Balcer

    I hope Kublanow is at full speed. Ankle injuries slow you down.

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  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    It probably should be noted that while Fearless Leader’s sphincter tightening is a rather solitary….ah….situation? and not without justification, Lambert has a collective sphincter…head coach, OC, O line, backs, etc. all have sphincter muscle involvement in this situation.

    I bet on the collective to figger it out most of the time….well, at least enough of the time.

    Gives new meaning to GATA 🙂

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  6. ClydeBoogie

    What the entire bulldawg nation needs to see is our offensive line take over and lead us to victory.

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    • Russ

      That would be a glorious sight indeed!

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    • Macallanlover

      And if we don’t, the offense remains constipated against any above average defense. It makes me wonder if Sale/Schotty hasn’t changed something in the blocking scheme. We weren’t 2012 Bama OL good but we didn’t get throttled very much.

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  7. John Denver is full of shit...

    Well, then, here’s to Keith Marshall becoming Keith Marshall again on Saturday.

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  8. Hound of Kerak

    It makes sense that the best response to post-snap reads on stunts and such is getting the ball in the hole as fast as possible. But way too many of Georgia’s run plays develop pretty slowly. Sounds like a recipe for an inconsistent run game, with lots of -1 to 3 yard gains, occasional blasts to keep the yard per carry respectable, but no confidence in rushing for first down beyond a yard or two.

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  9. Thetruth

    Id like to see our defense play up to the preseason hype. 38 points and 500+ yards to ut was disqusting

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  10. JT (the other one)

    Good thing we have Nick Chubb to pound them. One of the best way to beat this is sound blocking from the OL and a bruising RB…oh wait…never mind.

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