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Commit to a true tripple option attack

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Posted: 1/14/2013 7:48 AM

Commit to a true tripple option attack 


I have previously stated that as the Falcons move into the 2013 season I hope there is a commitment to having the O run the triple option as their bread and butter attack.

AF seems to have an identity crisis on who they are when they have the ball in terms of what vehicle they are going to rely on to get to the end zone. I think you have to make that commitment and be able to change it up when a specific situation calls for it, not roll it in as part of your regular package.

I see what appears to be the flexbone option run over and over at practice, but on game day it rarely seems to appear on the field. We have the personnel to run it very effectively and TC has the football mind to create some unique variations in it to make it even more effective.

Bring back a new and improved flexbone!

Mike
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Posted: 1/14/2013 4:34 PM

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Agree Thud. The longer the season went on the more predictable the offense became. Any team who did a reasonable job of film study had us figured out by halftime.

I thought Army ran a great triple option but their fumbleitis killed their productivity. They led the nation in fumbles lost. You know who was number two. BALL SECURITY boys!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: 1/14/2013 4:56 PM

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Disagree (respectfully, of course).

We averaged 315 rushing yds/game - I believe that is, at the very least, a 10-year high for our program.  If opponents have in fact figured us out, I would submit to you that our run numbers wouldn't have been that high.  Heck, this year's number are better than the Chad Hall teams.   One could argue that we should applaud TC for "doing more with less."

Two more things:

1.  At the end of the day, it comes down to personnel.  Tricking up the offense or altering it might give a short-term bump to data points but players need to make plays.

2.  And to echo A's comments:  HANG on to the dang ball.  If we cut those turnover that would make a significant difference.

Viking.

Last edited 1/14/2013 4:58 PM by cs09viking

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Posted: 1/14/2013 5:53 PM

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Ball security wins us minimum 2 or 3 more games this year. Take care of the ball, run the triple option to perfection, throw in a few wrinkles and begin to play great defense and we have a great chance to get the CIC trophy back.  Ok whens spring ball start!!!!
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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:34 PM

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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:44 PM

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Good article written before the AF vs NM game about the triple option.  I liked the use of the Pistol O in running the option:

http://www.abqjournal.com/spor...n-offenses.html


Mike

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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:30 PM

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I disagree.  Watching Navy and Army and Air Force the past couple of years; the offense we run gives us more diversity (I can't believe I am using that term in football).  The "spread" pass has given us a quick strike capability that the TO never offers.  The problem, IMO, is that the coaches haven't seemed to figure out the right balance in play calling.  When we run the TO, we only seem to call one type of play repeatedly and then abandon it for the pass.  There needs to be a mix.  Yes we are a running team, but I think TC and Co. got used to being able to have Jefferson bail them out with a good pass for yardage.  We don't have Jefferson anymore - and we have shifted the balance to more passing with personnel that don't execute as well.  I like the way we disguise our formations and I like that the deep ball is always the threat with us.  When Navy and Army get shut down - they have no other options.  When we get shut down, we can still play with the pass.  Remember TJs last game against Utah.  We were down big (we fumbled a lot) but we almost pulled off the upset and TJ threw something like 17-20 passes in the second half and we moved the ball.

Like I have said all year, I think the coaching staff needs to take an honest look at how they are calling the games and preparing for the games they are calling.

Last edited 1/15/2013 12:31 PM by TXZoomie

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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:46 PM

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I see where you are going with the balance approach, but I would rather see the triple option be the "base O", run it to perfection and throw in the wrinkle OK Coach is talking about by using the disguised formations, passing game etc. to keep the opposition off balance and honest in terms of stacking the box.  I think the players feel very confident in their ability to run the option down any opponents' throat and they are just as confident in the system TC implemented being able to get the option rolling again.

Mike       
TXZoomie wrote: I disagree.  Watching Navy and Army and Air Force the past couple of years; the offense we run gives us more diversity (I can't believe I am using that term in football).  The "spread" pass has given us a quick strike capability that the TO never offers.  The problem, IMO, is that the coaches haven't seemed to figure out the right balance in play calling.  When we run the TO, we only seem to call one type of play repeatedly and then abandon it for the pass.  There needs to be a mix.  Yes we are a running team, but I think TC and Co. got used to being able to have Jefferson bail them out with a good pass for yardage.  We don't have Jefferson anymore - and we have shifted the balance to more passing with personnel that don't execute as well.  I like the way we disguise our formations and I like that the deep ball is always the threat with us.  When Navy and Army get shut down - they have no other options.  When we get shut down, we can still play with the pass.  Remember TJs last game against Utah.  We were down big (we fumbled a lot) but we almost pulled off the upset and TJ threw something like 17-20 passes in the second half and we moved the ball.

Like I have said all year, I think the coaching staff needs to take an honest look at how they are calling the games and preparing for the games they are calling.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 3:30 PM

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TXZoomie wrote:   When Navy and Army get shut down - they have no other options.  
I have a vivid, and quite enjoyable, recollection of a Navy Plebe QB passing up and down the field late in the last quarter of one of our games, in which we were trailing by a number of points.

Must have been a dream since apparently passing isn't an option for Navy once they are behind late in a game.  Damn shame since that victory seemed so real, and did I mention ENJOYABLE!!!  biggrin
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Posted: 1/15/2013 3:37 PM

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USNADAD06 wrote:
TXZoomie wrote:   When Navy and Army get shut down - they have no other options.  
I have a vivid, and quite enjoyable, recollection of a Navy Plebe QB passing up and down the field late in the last quarter of one of our games, in which we were trailing by a number of points.

Must have been a dream since apparently passing isn't an option for Navy once they are behind late in a game.  Damn shame since that victory seemed so real, and did I mention ENJOYABLE!!!  biggrin
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