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#1 Urrymonster

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

More of the same really but a different insight into our change in philosophy.

2011 - Olsen (889), Shockey (547) and Hartstock (76) combined for 1512 snaps at the TE position.
2012 - Olsen (556), Hartstock (83) and Barbidge (80) are on course for approximately 1150 combined snaps at the TE position.

Last year both Shockey and Olsen had great success in the red zone and combined for 9 TDs. We are using our TEs nearly 25% less, which considering Olsen is our second leading receiver, seems a little odd.

Nothing new, just some more information to keep everyone wonder what on earth we are thinking from our offensive game plans.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

well...ummmm....we replaced one of them with a 5'7 275 pound running back that we have listed as a FB on the roster.

makes sense.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

well...ummmm....we replaced one of them with a 5'7 275 pound running back that we have listed as a FB on the roster.

makes sense.


While we are on that topic, we have used stew and dwill just 434 times this season, that's a projection of around 700 plays. In 2011 we used them 1049 times. That's another 33% drop. Only when you add in Tolbert do you hit the same number of snaps played.

Let's be honest, aside from smith, our TEs and rbs were the staple of our offense in 2011. We've gone away completely from what was successful from a personel point of view. It really is baffling seeing the contrast from this year to last...

#4 rayzor

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

we have a mad scientist running the offense.

don't worry. he got dis.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

well...ummmm....we replaced one of them with a 5'7 275 pound running back that we have listed as a FB on the roster.

makes sense.


Exactly.

Like an idiot, I assumed they had an effective plan for using Tolbert. That's what we were sold when they made the seemingly bizarre move of adding another running back. Guess what? They either had no plan or it was the worst kind of wishful thinking. We use Tolbert just like we use Stewart or DWill. How that was going to make up for the loss of Shockey is beyond me.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

Wouldn't be surprised since we signed J.Stewart the felt obligated to stick to the run game. Not to mention with the addition at Tolbert that plays TE and FB.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

Its tough but you have to start by turning to the "unused" section of the index in the back of the playbook. Scan through the list until you reach the power running plays, if you make it to screen plays you've gone to far. Flip to appendix B, find the correct page number then shoot yourself in the face.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:08 AM

Exactly.

Like an idiot, I assumed they had an effective plan for using Tolbert. That's what we were sold when they made the seemingly bizarre move of adding another running back. Guess what? They either had no plan or it was the worst kind of wishful thinking. We use Tolbert just like we use Stewart or DWill. How that was going to make up for the loss of Shockey is beyond me.

i think the players thought there was an effective gameplan using tolbert. weren't they talking about how creative the offense was going to be and iirc, they were kind of excited about how tolbert would be used.

i'm convinced chud is ignoring 80% of his playbook.


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