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Chris Brown of Smart Football is Geeking About our Scheme Again...

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    Chris Brown of Smart Football is Geeking About our Scheme Again...

    He has a couple articles related to our offensive scheme up.

    The first is presenting pieces of our Rocket Toss series and offering some musings on how to adapt it to other offensive schemes (because it is that good).

    The second is about something CPJ disciples Ken Niumatalolo and Ivin Jasper did in the Army game (both played for him at Hawaii). In the Army-Navy game they ran a Jet Sweep series where they flexed the WR's, split the A-backs, and motioned one to the playside.

    Coincidentally I saw Georgia Southern run the exact same concept, a B-Back counter, speed option against Maine, but from a Rocket Toss look rather than the Jet Sweep look that Navy used. As a side note, throughout the year I've seen both Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech prefer to run Rocket counters with A-Back sweeps and various lead blocking schemes.
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    The Grantland article is reeeeel interesting. Niumatalolo definitely uses shifts & formations to get matchups he likes. I hope CPJ is not averse to picking up ideas from his former proteges.

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    One of my favorite X's and O's sites. Those guys love CPJ's offense...check out his twitter feed during our games if you want some great insight in real time.

    Now I see why we CPJ likes to run the toss to the short side instead of the wide side...always wondered why he did that with a space "disadvantage".

    Was watching the Broncos/Bears game when Tebow and McGahee ran the speed option, but their pitch relationship was horrible and the perimeter blocking was non-existent. The announcers said the play didn't work because "the Bears defense was too fast!". I was thinking "huh? do you know anything about the option?" Then saw Chris Brown tweet "Denver just ran the slowest speed option I've ever seen. McGahee caught pitch like 12 yards deep?"

    My modicum of football knowledge was validated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackerJacket View Post
    The Grantland article is reeeeel interesting. Niumatalolo definitely uses shifts & formations to get matchups he likes. I hope CPJ is not averse to picking up ideas from his former proteges.
    Monken does a great job of that too at GSU. It's interesting seeing what CPJ's proteges do with the offense once they "leave the nest".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackerJacket View Post
    The Grantland article is reeeeel interesting. Niumatalolo definitely uses shifts & formations to get matchups he likes. I hope CPJ is not averse to picking up ideas from his former proteges.
    The shifts and formations is more of a Monken thing from what I've seen. Sometimes Monken's plan is that he really wants to run the Inside Veer and he will try it from a bunch of different formations and motions to find one that works. Swope's TD against Alabama and Swope's TD against ODU are examples of that. CPJ's approach this year against a team over-playing the Inside Veer is to just go to other plays, the ones they are leaving themselves vulnerable to. Sometimes it's worked and sometimes it hasn't.

    The big deviation from CPJ that I've seen Jasper and Niumatalolo make is using what I call the "meerkat." They will hurry to the line, get in the Spread, and run Tail Motion. Then the coaches will signal the play in from the sideline based on the front and which defender(s) are keying off Tail Motion. I nearly spit my drink out when I saw CPJ do that a couple times this year. Navy did it heavily with Ricky Dobbs, particularly in the Texas Bowl, but I haven't been able to see many Navy games this year to see what they are up to.
    Last edited by Big Philly; 12-13-2011 at 08:39 PM.
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