By Janine White | October 24, 2012 at 7:29 am
I love the analysis. Love the site. I want you guys to monetize it (you deserve it) , but whomever is working on the layout needs to tinker a little bit more. It’s still a little disruptive.
Rapid fire posting I like it.
One great thing Kelly said when he was back in Oregon was that he doesnt draw up plays thinking they may not work. The play is designed and in use because it does work. So just because a defender got off the block and stopped the run for no gain does not mean he could do that a second or even third time in a row.
This philosophy especially once you add options to the same play is one of the ways you move to Green tempo. The players know the same play will be run say 2 times in a row. So they can immediately move to their positions without even looking at the sideline for the call, further reducing the time between plays. Also, the tackle for example now knows the move that the defender was able to use to get off the block and say tackle Shady for no gain. So if run again he may shift his feet to the outside ensuring that lane is free this time. The defense may feel confident it just say this look and blasts the hole to stop the run and bam you throw the screen.
Football players are creatures of habit and train to react not think so when you make them think, they are a step slower and you can beat them. You throw them dummys so they react to what they think they know and you can beat them with the options built-into the play.
Looking forward to Sunday!
Nice photo lol