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    Re: Why has our offense been so inconsistent recently?

    I know that the official word is "back injury", but I firmly believe he reinjured his throwing shoulder - not his back - vs MSU. He was driven into the turf squarely on his shoulder, same one injured last year and operated on after the NCG. Ideal hit to reinjure the shoulder.

    He's been much more inaccurate ever since. 68.9% pass completion before injury, 57.4% since. 9.5yds per attempt before injury, 7.8yds per attempt since. I think knowing he's injured, opponents have been stacking the box to try to stuff the run and force us to throw.

    Of course as the offense has struggled to maintain ball-control, the defense is less rested.

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    Re: Why has our offense been so inconsistent recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by runtheoption22 View Post
    Aj is not 100% which makes a 39-26 pass-run ratio more mind biggling
    Yes, but I am of the opinion that when AJ started getting mentioned in the Heisman hype we started running more plays to feature him and got away from the successful balanced attack.

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    Re: Why has our offense been so inconsistent recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by lincoln osiris View Post
    Playing better teams...
    This is it. Looked good against poor to average teams.

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    Re: Why has our offense been so inconsistent recently?

    The last few seasons I have been counting the number of run plays in a row and we hardly ever run more than 2 plays in a row. We run 2 plays and then throw it. We ran the ball 3 times in a row against LSU once and we never ran it more than 2 plays in a row against A&M. It is obvious that if we run it 2 times then the next play will most likely be a pass. Pay attention to this pattern in the next few games. Many have said we should have run it 4 times at the end of the A&M game but for some reason our offensive philosophy is not to run it more than 2 times in a row. The lack of running the ball cost us the LSU game last season and is one of the things that contributed to losing to A&M, but I don't see this pattern changing any time soon.

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    Re: Why has our offense been so inconsistent recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasTideFan View Post
    I doubt it. You have maybe the best O-Line in the country and you don't run blows my mind. If I was calling plays that night, I would have called a Time Out after that bomb from AJ and told our line that you have 4 running plays to confirm to us as coaches and to the rest of the free world that you can motorgrade these guys back to College Station. I doubt anyone would have complained if we at least tried.
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    Re: Why has our offense been so inconsistent recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasTideFan View Post
    I doubt it. You have maybe the best O-Line in the country and you don't run blows my mind. If I was calling plays that night, I would have called a Time Out after that bomb from AJ and told our line that you have 4 running plays to confirm to us as coaches and to the rest of the free world that you can motorgrade these guys back to College Station. I doubt anyone would have complained if we at least tried.
    Every single person in our group came back to our tailgate with this same comment. 4 plays to get 6 yards with the best O-line in the country and you don't give them the chance.

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    Re: Why has our offense been so inconsistent recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rama Jama View Post
    It doesn't happen often, but I think we were outcoached in this one.
    aTm did some quick strick things early. Every team wants to do this even BAMA. But after adjusting, aTm scored 9 points the last 3 qtrs of the game. NINE. The defense did fine. There were drive stoppers for BAMA---mistakes and just pure luck of the bounce, EVERY bounce went their way. Play aTm again next week and BAMA beats them like BAMA did in the LSU rematch last year.

    I think the defense adjusted but the offense---not so much.

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    Re: Why has our offense been so inconsistent recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMan09 View Post
    I understand what you're saying..I don't agree that it cheapens the game..That's the point of the spread..It tires out the D trying to stop it..It's up to our coaches & players to adjust to it to stop it..JMO

    I agree with you, it doesnt 'cheapen' the game. The objewct of the game is to find an opponents weakness and exploit it.
    Cant be upset that a team that cant match up in a slugfest finds a way to beat you in other ways...

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    Re: Why has our offense been so inconsistent recently?

    IMHO, If you watch the defense closely against A&M, when we brought pressure, we won more plays than we lost. The first 3 drives we rushed 3 or 4 and played zone and A&M picked us apart. I thought we should have adjusted earlier and sent pressure. UF and LSU both done this in the second half of their games and it really made a difference. On offense, if you look at the play by play drive summary, we don't stay with the run long enough. Two examples: first, in the third qtr. we hold them 3 and out. Then we run 5 yds on first down and pass on 2nd and 3rd. Second A&M drive, 3 and out. then we come out pass on first down for a yard. (2nd and 9) Lacey 8 yd run. (3rd and 1) Lacey 3 yd run. (1st and 10) incomplete. (2nd and 10) draw for no gain. (3rd and 10) McCarron to lacey 21 yd. gain.

    Here is where I get confused:
    (1st and 10) Lacey 3 yd run
    (2nd and 7) Yeldon 5 yd run

    Both of these plays were run out of a wide set meaning multiple wide receivers. On third down we bring in the tight ends and the fullback and get stuffed because everybody knew we were running. Then we kick a field goal.

    It brings to mind the saying if it ain't broke don't fix it!!
    With the wide receivers in, the backers and safeties are worrying about the run and pass and we have a numbers advantage in the box.

    Moral of the story: IMHO, Our one back set gives us much more production than the heavy set between the 20's.

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    Re: Why has our offense been so inconsistent recently?

    I love how many offensive coordinators we have here on this board. Saban has said many times that he strives for balance. If we are predictable running the football every time, teams will load the box and stop our run. I think we have had balance in every game this year. The only reason we threw more last game is because we were behind and trying to play catch up. If we are ahead, we'll run it more to run out the clock.
    I do think we could have more creativity in running the ball. More reverses. Misdirection plays. Shovel pass. etc. We haven't been very creative in how we mix up our running plays. It was almost like aTm had our playbook and knew exactly where our plays were going every time. I guess that is good coaching on their part. Our receivers were covered up all night and they constantly closed our running lanes. Lacy and Yeldon were having to cut back constantly. That could be execution or they were better prepared.

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