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Webblog: New Offense Spells Major Differences for WRs (FREE)

Posted: 7/23/2014 10:43 AM

Webblog: New Offense Spells Major Differences for WRs (FREE) 


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Sam Webb:  Let’s get back to that broad question that I kind of previewed.  So Nuss comes in and changes you guys, obviously, to a new system.  How does that change things for you guys at receiver?  Are you doing mostly the same things (as you were in the previous offense)?  How, if at all, are things different for you? 

 

Jeff Hecklinski:  “Do you want the truth or do you want me to give you the stock answer so that nobody knows what’s going on? (Laughter)” 

 

Sam Webb:  No, I want the truth. 

 

Jeff Hecklinski:  “It’s completely different.  His ability to move people around, our responsibilities in the run game, our responsibilities in the past game with formations and everything that we’re doing, I can’t think if one thing that is even a carry over, as we started to get into and learn the nuances of what Doug wants.  And so, from that standpoint, I tell you what, it’s been, even for myself, I’ve been learning along with the players.  I probably annoy the heck out of Doug every day because I’m always trying to get with him, tell me about this, tell me about this, tell me about this; because I want to make sure that when we hit the practice field, our guys are in position to do what they are supposed to do and do it the way he wants it done.  So from that standpoint, I think it’s been a learning process for us all.  I think Doug’s energy out on the field is something that really has created a very intense practice atmosphere and one that I think we’ll benefit from as we go through the course of the summer and through the course of fall camp as we get prepared for our first game.” 

 

“Probably the biggest difference with Doug is the amount of underneath routes we have… the amount of built-in underneath, the intermediate, the deep routes that we have, where everybody is in a different position throughout different plays.”

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Posted: 7/23/2014 4:21 PM

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Ohhh baby! An OC who knows how to get the best out of his simplified scheme and young talent!!! I love it! #GoBlue
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Posted: 7/23/2014 5:24 PM

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+1  biggrin
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Posted: 7/23/2014 6:19 PM

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I would love to know why we weren't doing this stuff before, but in the end that kind of question is just a tender for a fire and I should probably just let it die.wink
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Posted: 7/23/2014 8:28 PM

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Big AL always wanted to unleash the dragon no matter the situation.....I've always felt crossing routes are the root of most pro style college systems that want true balance in the run game.

It seemed Al was always go big or go home even if the going big part wasn't even close to being set up to happen properly. The more I hear simplified though the more I like.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 10:06 AM

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I don't know what the play was called but for years, I've missed where our QBs would hit the TE (ala Jerame Tuman). We always seemed to get big plays out of it. It helped having good TEs but we have good talent there again. I hope we can see more of their involvement in the passing game.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 12:12 PM

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What is this thing Hecklinski calls "underneath routes"? Is this a new concept for offenses? tongue
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Posted: 7/28/2014 1:13 AM

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But what about the bubble screen?
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Posted: 7/28/2014 3:38 AM

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ChiTownMichiganFan wrote: What is this thing Hecklinski calls "underneath routes"? Is this a new concept for offenses? tongue
No, but in Al Borges' offense the QB would run the underneath route, lurching forward and ducking to the ground to avoid getting destroyed by the two def. linemen converging on him two seconds after the snap.
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Posted: 7/28/2014 4:37 AM

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ChiTownMichiganFan wrote: What is this thing Hecklinski calls "underneath routes"? Is this a new concept for offenses? tongue

It was crazy how often those yards were there to be taken and Borges refused to take them.  He wouldn't take what the defense was giving him admist his smartest guy in the room routine.    Nussmeier will actually take those yards and develop an intermediate game that in turn will help the run and deep passing game.

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Posted: 7/28/2014 5:41 AM

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JOHNNAVARREISMYHERO wrote:
ChiTownMichiganFan wrote: What is this thing Hecklinski calls "underneath routes"? Is this a new concept for offenses? tongue

It was crazy how often those yards were there to be taken and Borges refused to take them.  He wouldn't take what the defense was giving him admist his smartest guy in the room routine.    Nussmeier will actually take those yards and develop an intermediate game that in turn will help the run and deep passing game.
Pretty sure Borges never called a route under 25 yards the entire MSU game. I shook my head in disgust every time Devin dropped back for a long developing pass play but only having 3 seconds max to get rid of the ball. 

Common sense would of said to work the underneath game and slants to force them to stop blizting those LBs, but common sense was lost on the mad scientist.
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Posted: 7/28/2014 7:37 AM

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Its reasons like this that that might've the most frustration game I've watched UM play in a very, very long time...Its like Borges had no idea what to expect from MSU's Defense even when it was obvious what they were going to try to do. 
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JOHNNAVARREISMYHERO wrote:
ChiTownMichiganFan wrote: What is this thing Hecklinski calls "underneath routes"? Is this a new concept for offenses? tongue

It was crazy how often those yards were there to be taken and Borges refused to take them.  He wouldn't take what the defense was giving him admist his smartest guy in the room routine.    Nussmeier will actually take those yards and develop an intermediate game that in turn will help the run and deep passing game.
Pretty sure Borges never called a route under 25 yards the entire MSU game. I shook my head in disgust every time Devin dropped back for a long developing pass play but only having 3 seconds max to get rid of the ball. 

Common sense would of said to work the underneath game and slants to force them to stop blizting those LBs, but common sense was lost on the mad scientist.
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Posted: 7/28/2014 11:29 AM

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The famous bubble screen - a play we didn't run for 50 years then ran 50 times per game under RR.  (hint:  exaggerations).  Hopefully you get my point.  Too little or too much are bad, but just the right amount of times equals success.
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