Nick Chubb, in the zone

Ian Boyd explores the blocking system that’s letting Nick Chubb be Nick Chubb.

Chubb’s vision and cuts, combined with his power and burst through the hole, make him the perfect back for inside zone. He can power through interior gaps, bounce runs to the edge if teams load up the middle too much, then make the most of his runs once he’s in open grass. Much of the rest of the Georgia offense is built around what they can do around this main concept. They’re killing with it and it’s all working.

It’s impressive what Chaney and Pittman are capable of when they stop being morons, eh?  (Make sure your sarcasm meters are turned on, please.)


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17 responses to “Nick Chubb, in the zone

  1. Granthams replacement

    It’s much easier to call plays when the offensive lineman aren’t matadors.


  2. Sportsdawg

    I know we have 5 tailbacks who could play almost anywhere in the country, but I hate seeing Nick Chubb being replaced after he’s made several good carries in a row and seems to be getting “lathered up”. Let the Big Dawg eat!


    • Russ

      I used to be the same, but it seems like all the backs are adjusting to it, and performing better. Plus, I think it helps us recruit the top backs because we’re going to save them wear/tear on their bodies by rotating carries.


      • Southernlawyer11

        I’m in the same boat. It seems to be working out OK……I also think it’s physically and mentally exhausting for an opponent to see so many fresh back rotate in when they’ve been getting road graded all afternoon.

        Imagine getting your ass whipped all day by Swift, Chubb and Michel and then in strolls 220lb Elijah Holyfield bright eyed and bushy tailed. No thank you.


      • Otto

        For the most part Agreed with Russ.

        However, If I were the OC I would question if against UF and Auburn should RB (any of them) get more consecutive carries if one seems to hit a stride and how many carries should they give them to determine if one is getting hot. Vandy and a UT team that seems to be falling apart are one thing but the meat of the schedule is around the corner.


  3. Scorpio Jones, III

    It is amazing how much six wins adds to the football IQ of an offensive coordinator.

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  4. Russ

    It’s amazing how much smarter Chaney and Pittman are this year.


  5. ApalachDawg

    It’s amazing how much Chaney and Pittman learned how to coach offense and offensive lineman this past summer. They must have made straights A’s in summer school.


  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Don’t get me started on Chaney & Pittman! But I admit I do like this year’s Chaney-Pittman show much better than last year’s;-)

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  7. A lot of folks hate to admit it, but Chaney and Pittman know what they are doing. But what the hell. What would a football blog comment section be without uninformed opinions?


  8. MDDawg

    I’m definitely not an X’s and O’s guy. Can someone explain whether the improvements on offense are due to better scheme, better personnel, better execution, or some combination of those?


  9. Macallanlover

    Lot of reasons, and combos of each, but we have minimized the number of whiffs and penetration in 2017, by a ton. Offenses look constipated when defensive guys are 2+ yards into the backfield early. Whether that is coaching, scheme, improved talent (Swift), health (Chubb/Michel), trust of the defense, or a combo of all, I applaud the team for shoring up the weakness.


    • Otto

      Last year the OL was getting beat, and this year the team is winning the field position battle.

      Red Zoe D improves if the team has further to drive on the D and on the flip the Offense has more options when starting better.

      I think the OL in a vacuum has been better due to more time using the techniques Pittman and Chaney prefer, more time in a new S&C program, and likely better talent.

      WRs have also come down with some amazing grabs this year. I would be interested to see any stats on percentage of drops. UGA could improve but it seems they have improved over last year. I have defended Eason in that we don’t have much data on him this year but that can be a QB throw a more catchable ball.


  10. gastr1

    I love it when you share stuff like this, Senator. Awesome.


  11. AusDawg85

    The more our OL practices against our #1 DL the better both will keep getting.

    That Kirby…he’s a sly one.