“I Am A Better Offensive Coordinator Than James Coley”

This is great.  So great, in fact, I’m not gonna even make a low bar crack here.

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35 responses to ““I Am A Better Offensive Coordinator Than James Coley”

  1. josh hancher

    I’m here for the low bar cracks

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  2. Admiral Sackbar

    I am a better offensive coordinator than James Coley.

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  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Is this gonna become the “I’m Spartacus!” moment for Get the Picture?

    I’M A BETTER OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR THAN JAMES COLEY!!!

    … hey, that felt pretty good!

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  4. So easy a gamer could do it.
    I’m not a mechanic but I know when my car isn’t running right.

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  5. RangerRuss

    Look ya’ll, I’m no fan of Coley’s play calling and am grateful to see him replaced with an Upgrayyed(mandatory Idiocracy reference). But I watched the ’19 SEC Champ game again last weekend. Had the receivers held onto the perfectly thrown passes or ran the correct routes which I feel made Fromm’s passes seem under thrown on the Dawgs opening drive? The entire complexion of the game would’ve changed. I know it’s more complicated than that. But rotten ass receiving led to frustration, lack of scoring and an excellent D being on the field too long and gassed. Dammitman, the Dawgs were conceivably still in the game as late as 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. I’m optimistic Monken will straighten that shit out.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      You forget, it’s spelled Upgrayedd, with the extra “d” for a double dose of his pimping.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      And also, I disagree about Coley. Where was that kind of play calling the entire year? I blame Kirby a lot and hold him accountable for demanding a manball offense, but it was Coley who refused to find a role for the dynamic James Cook in his offense. It was Coley who continually called zone-read plays for a QB that either refused to run or was told not to run. It was Coley who wouldn’t feature the TEs. If Kirby demanded a manball offense, there were ways to still have at least Chaney-levels of relative success in that framework. Coley couldn’t do that, and that is the most depressing thing, because he went and made all the same mistakes Chaney made and then some. As was said in Athlon, the problem in 2019 wasn’t talent, it was predictability.

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      • RangerRuss

        Agreedd. No argument here. Simply emphasizing my frustration with the poor receiving.

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        • I’m going to blog the best that i can, I’m going to help people, I deserve my share of happiness….and doggone it people like me, I’m a better OC than James Coley….

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        • spur21

          Which begs the question – why were the receivers so bad – coaching or simply bad players? I think the entire offense said screw it – Coley is clueless.

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          • Science has proven that I am a better offensive coordinator than James Coley.

            The route design was atrocious as a starting point.

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            • BMan

              James Coley is not allowed to coach while people are still worried about COVID. His play designs never allow for receivers to get six feet of separation.

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          • Bad bad coaching and play design. It is possible that Robinson regressed a little but he is certainly no way on Earth that badd. And some of the passes people were upset that he missed were extremely difficult passes.

            That 1 bomb touchdown pass people were mad about he had to turn around, 40 yd down, stop on his heels , stop all things related to gravity and interia, and the ball hit his hands but my goodness. At a super elite level should could have it been caught? Sure. But that was his warm up pass.

            There was another pass that was an out about 10 to 15 yd that people blamed him for and he was in a mess of traffic and the ball was high and a little behind. Once again was it possible in the realms of possible? Yes but what an awful situation.

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    • Admiral Sackbar

      You gotta watch JT O’Sullivan’s breakdown of that game. There were some receiver errors for sure but there were a lot of wrong things in that game from play design to execution on Fromm’s end.

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    • Russ

      RR, I get what you’re saying and I think there’s some truth there. However, I think a season worth of ineptitude had sunk in too deeply to be overcome when we absolutely had to. It almost bit us against the Aggies, and when Kirby took his foot off the gas at Auburn.

      The Tech game was the same. Opened with passing and almost threw a pick six. Only because Tech sucked so badly that we were able to just pound them into submission.

      By the end of the season, bad routes, dropped passes, happy feet, and runs into an 8 man box were the norm and were hard to overcome.

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      • Your last paragraph.

        Add in insanely poorly designed passing trees resulting in those bad routes, option plays that were never going to option, An inability to throw to the middle, A philosophy of power …even when your opponent has countered your power, and you refuse to be more creative (kirby)

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

          It wasn’t an inability to throw over the middle. It was a choice. Imagine if James Cook shifted to the slot with a LB to cover him over the middle. That’s a standard play in almost every offense’s playbook from high school to the pros.

          Except Georgia’s in 2019.

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          • Well I’m never gonna know the truth. Was it play design as to why we don’t throw in the middle or was it fromm’s inability to see the middle. Or Kirby being conservative and wanting passes that are difficult to get interceptions…. which hes actually alluded to.

            I personally think that fromm doesn’t see the middle as well for his height, and a lot of play design was to the outside intentionally. Because you can believe 2 things at once

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            • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

              Drew Brees is shorter than Fromm and lives on slants over the middle. It’s all offensive design.

              It’s 100% poor play design plus a head coach wanting to avoid all passes to the middle of the field.

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              • I mean more orvless saying the same thing but I don’t believe it’s 100%. I don’t think from sees the middle because I have watched him with 15 yd of open green green grass ignore wide open dump off passes. I do believe that philosophy and scheme is a bigger culprit.

                As usual the pie chart applies. I would put 20% on fromm missing open receivers, Maybe a higher number if that includes his coaching to throw to the outside

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            • 81Dog

              Would a full box add to QB problems seeing the middle of the field? I’m not a qualified OC, but I can count and I understand the concept of non-transparent defensive players

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  6. PTC DAWG

    That’s why the guy who wrote the article is an offensive coordinator…what a dumb headline.

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  7. ugafidelis

    That was a hoot!

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  8. DawgByte

    That chap wasted his time. As I said after the USCjr. game, you can’t turn the ball over that many times and expect to win in the SEC. Coley could have called the perfect game, but if players are coughing up the ball, not executing and generally have heads inserted where the sun doesn’t shine… YOU WILL LOSE!

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      The pick six was a direct cause of Coley’s offense being utterly predictable (all passes to the sideline outside the numbers).

      Sakerlina used their safety to jump the route and throw they knew was coming in that situation.

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