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"I never knew I had a foot until I noticed it was on your neck"
I know people like canolee and atgreek know more about football than I ever will.
I still know what I see every Saturday, and that is a line that performs poorly against decent defenses. Maybe it is due to Jimbo's playcalling, maybe the running backs just can't figure out where to hit the hole, I don't know. All I do know is that in 6 years, Trickett has never fielded a dominant offensive line that could protect/run block against good defenses.
If the playcalling and his blocking schemes don't work, then a change needs to be made. One way or the other. If Trickett really isn't to blame, fine. But bring in someone who will call plays that will be more successful with his blocking scheme. Do something. We can't just sit here year after year and hope this issue finally fixes itself; it won't.
This post was edited by Marshall Nole 16 months ago
Great post Marshall!
Marshall, I agree with you about the “6 years” assessment, and if we could go back and look at what these posters said on WC when Trickett was hired and compare it with the actual results, I think everyone would be surprised.
But I also think if you watched the blocking problems against VT and UF, you’d that the problems were not with the oline so much as our complete inability to account for what the defenses were throwing at us. On most plays, the defense was bringing more guys than we had blockers—you won’t find very many offensive lines that can run block in those situations.
In other words, teams were forcing EJ to beat them by taking away all short yardage plays. It’s hard to blame Trickett for that.
"It's not the SEC conference vs. the ACC conference," "It's Florida State vs. Auburn." --Lamarcus Joyner
Good points. Agreed about the VT and UF games this year.
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