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Analysis of the Rocket Toss

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    Analysis of the Rocket Toss

    Another great piece from Chris Brown over at Smart Football and Grantland.com. Analyzes the Rocket toss and how it can be incorporated in various offenses. He also shows you how the Rocket Toss can set up other devastating plays. Tons of GT footage on here:

    Adapting the Rocket Toss Sweep to Spread and Pro-style Offenses | Smart Football

    Orwin Smith is probably the perfect RB for the rocket toss with his running and receiving abilities, but can you imagine someone with Broderick Snoddy's speed outrunning angles if our perimeter blocking isn't perfect? Also, that counter off the rocket toss is just devastating.

    Passing-wise, how many times have we seen a wide open receiver off of this? There isn't a defender anywhere in the frame on those highlights.


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    I really think this is our favorite play.
    "Stars don't mean everything." -Helluva 8/8/13

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    It's my fav play. I yell at the screen for coach to call it. We should run it every time we are in the red zone. Works all the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by dressedcheeseside View Post
    I really think this is our favorite play.
    agreed. very tough to defend and it has been a bread-and-butter favorite of CPJ forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTmoney View Post
    It's my fav play. I yell at the screen for coach to call it. We should run it every time we are in the red zone. Works all the time
    We could do some play action off it in the redzone as well.

    The link at the top shows Navy running play action off the rocket. There were 2 receivers wide open in the end zone and another wide open in the flat. He hit the guy in the flat and he scored.
    "Stars don't mean everything." -Helluva 8/8/13

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllGT View Post
    Another great piece from Chris Brown over at Smart Football and Grantland.com. Analyzes the Rocket toss and how it can be incorporated in various offenses. He also shows you how the Rocket Toss can set up other devastating plays. Tons of GT footage on here:

    Adapting the Rocket Toss Sweep to Spread and Pro-style Offenses | Smart Football

    Orwin Smith is probably the perfect RB for the rocket toss with his running and receiving abilities, but can you imagine someone with Broderick Snoddy's speed outrunning angles if our perimeter blocking isn't perfect? Also, that counter off the rocket toss is just devastating.

    Passing-wise, how many times have we seen a wide open receiver off of this? There isn't a defender anywhere in the frame on those highlights.
    Good get, this. Thanks. Nice distinction between the pitchout and the rocket.

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    It is the ultimate "decision" play for the safety-come up or stay when that motion starts----. hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by alagold View Post
    It is the ultimate "decision" play for the safety-come up or stay when that motion starts----. hmmm
    Not only that, but this play is a microcosm of how much of a headache, and how devastating this offense can be when it's humming on all cylinders.

    You want to squeeze the middle to defend the dive? Fine, we'll run the rocket toss!

    You want to overplay the playside? Fine, we'll run counter!

    You want to cheat the safeties up to help the run? Fine, we'll go play action have our guys go all vertical!

    I know for a lot of other plays in our offense it's hard for the average fan to discern the adjustments that CPJ makes since it's subtle blocking changes, but this play and its many derivatives is an absolute joy to watch. I really can not wait for the day when we have the pieces to make this offense hum on all cylinders. Between blown blocking assignments, bad passes, and dropped passes, we leave a LOT of yards on the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllGT View Post
    ...we leave a LOT of yards on the field.
    And PLENTY of points.

    With even a reasonably sound defense, improvements to our Special Teams that we all expect Stamps to make, and with a QB who can run the option AND complete a reasonable percentage of passes I see this team putting up video game legendary numbers of yardage and points scored,

    And I see no reason that we could not get to our fair share of those upcoming playoff games.

    Under the above circumstances I could even envision GT in a MNC title game within the next 3-4-5 years, even winning it

    BUT.......
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    In the past GT football has often been JUST GOOD ENOUGH TO BREAK YOUR HEART!

    I believe we are on the way to getting where we all want to be - Win Championships, and be more competitive with UGa and Bowl Games.

    QB's looking up, WR's coming along(?), Welcome CTR, CMP and new AD, We have some good recruiters with a good class coming, Stamps back to ST's, all 3 phases should be better this year than last. We have team speed to match anyone we play.

    What's not to like?

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    Reading these commentaries is like going to a CSN&Y concert; you can get high from the secondary smoke.

    Just remember 71st and 45th. That's where we finished the last two years. I think we'll be twice as good this year (20-30th) as a median prediction. But the football bounces in strange ways.

 

 
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