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    Can we hit more deep passes?

    Towards the end of the game, AJ hit 2 bombs.

    I'd really like to know from someone who was there and could see the plays develop, or someone who studies the tape if our guys who run deep are as open as they seemed to be toward the end of the A&M game? Of course, the one with Amari seemed a bit broken, though.

    Logically, it seems since defenses always have 8 men fairly close to the line of scrimmage against us to stop Lacy and Yeldon, that we should be able to exploit the deep passes like we did against A&M, except many times throughout the game.

    Or... was it just that A&M was selling out at the end and we caught them in those defenses?

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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    AJ has hit quite a few deep passes this year already. He just missed Amare Cooper in the LSU game. I do think our offensive philosophy is based on making "smart" throws and hitting the checkdown receiver.
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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasBammer View Post
    Towards the end of the game, AJ hit 2 bombs.

    I'd really like to know from someone who was there and could see the plays develop, or someone who studies the tape if our guys who run deep are as open as they seemed to be toward the end of the A&M game? Of course, the one with Amari seemed a bit broken, though.

    Logically, it seems since defenses always have 8 men fairly close to the line of scrimmage against us to stop Lacy and Yeldon, that we should be able to exploit the deep passes like we did against A&M, except many times throughout the game.

    Or... was it just that A&M was selling out at the end and we caught them in those defenses?
    I think his injuries make the long throw sort of a crap shoot, particularly until he can get warmed up. They're definitely not as sharp as earlier in the season. TBF, I don't see how he's throwing it long at all...
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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    I think his injuries make the long throw sort of a crap shoot, particularly until he can get warmed up. They're definitely not as sharp as earlier in the season. TBF, I don't see how he's throwing it long at all...
    Any idea if AJ can get back to full speed by SECCG?

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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasBammer View Post
    Any idea if AJ can get back to full speed by SECCG?
    I don't really think so...
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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    Injuries just killed us this year. We can still finish 11-1 and I think we can play solid defense against UGA, but if win a BCSCG it would be a damn miracle.

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    Can we hit more deep passes?

    Early in the year we were wearing people out hitting White on drag patterns. Haven't seen many of them called lately.


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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonProf View Post
    Injuries just killed us this year. We can still finish 11-1 and I think we can play solid defense against UGA, but if win a BCSCG it would be a damn miracle.
    So you would consider a win against Auburn and Georgia a "miracle"??

    Wow...

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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputin View Post
    So you would consider a win against Auburn and Georgia a "miracle"??

    Wow...

    Not what I said. The miracle referred to us winning a BCS title...note the final clause.

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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonProf View Post
    Not what I said. The miracle referred to us winning a BCS title...note the final clause.
    I re-read it...still not sure what it means but ok.

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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputin View Post
    I re-read it...still not sure what it means but ok.
    Simply meant that we have a chance to finish 11-1. I think we will. If we play good D, we can beat UGA. But to actually play in and win a BCS Championship is a very tall order...

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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    I wouldn't say it would take a miracle, last year was more of a miracle for us to make it back than it would this year since ND and KSU are not your typical top tier schools that "tend to go undefeated". I think this was probably a shoe-in for Oregon though as I don't see them losing in the Civil War or PAC12CG. U$C will more than likely beat ND and the KSU/Tejas game is a crap shoot.

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    Re: Can we hit more deep passes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    I don't really think so...
    Well, I suspect some more nail biting, then. :-)

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