It’s a puzzle.

No doubt about it, that’s beautiful, fundamental, textbook defense played there.  Coaches coached and talented players executed.

I’ve only got one question:  why can’t they do the same thing defending the underneath pass?

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7 responses to “It’s a puzzle.

  1. Texas Dawg

    “why can’t they do the same thing defending the underneath pass?”-One of life’s great mysteries.

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  2. Rules. When Offensive lineman are allowed 3 yards (or more because it rarely gets called) beyond the line of scrimmage and picks by eligible receivers are not called the ILB is in no man’s land.

    I was screaming at the TV on one of UF’s many RB catch and run big plays when the OT was a good 5 yards down field AND the TE runs a short in cut to pick Dean out of the play. Result: UF 20+ yard swing pass/wheel route to the RB.

    Generally if an Olineman is coming downhill at a LB it’s a run play except when it’s an RPO and then you are screwed because no matter the speed or technique it’s virtually impossible to catch up to a RB or fly sweep motion WR with a running start.

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    • dawg100

      Yes, lots of churn and picks to work through. Plus, let’s say the LB is on a RB with just a tiny bit of extra speed even. Say 1/2 step every 30 feet.

      Drag that LB across 40 yards and 15i more in depth and he’s got at least 2 yards of separation even prior to the churn and picks and recognition factors.

      It’s just a tough play to defend.

      Pressure on the QB to release before the 30-40 yard route develops solves that though!

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  3. W Cobb Dawg

    What stands out to me is the cushion we give the offense. It’s fortunate we have sooo much speed, plus we can simply out-talent that scu offense. That big cushion worked well against a lousy team with a true freshman QB. Against a good team, not so much.

    Carter is a beast. He was in the scu backfield in nanoseconds.

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  4. Anon

    It’s called a pick play

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