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How about that 49'ers game? We'll likely see some more option in the Falcons game today.
Of course, it's not to be confused with our option. It's possible that the option's rise could in fact make our own QB recruiting that much more difficult (supply and demand).
I have a dream:
cfbstats.com - 2010 Nevada Wolf Pack Passing
Feed the troll!
Well I know it is a major reach, but Vad Lee looks better throwing the ball than Kaepernick, at least from a throwing motion smoothness standpoint. He ran a 4.5 at the combine. I'm sure Vad has similar speed. With CPJ saying that he wanted to run more pistol stuff maybe it will allow somebody like Vad Lee that if they have a really good college career, to actually get drafted to play QB in the NFL for teams that run this style of offense. I would say it is a definite plus for Georgia Tech. It is up to Vad to work extremely hard, and for CPJ to give him enough opportunities to show the NFL that he is a capable enough passer to get teams interested in him. Long way to go though.
I also think Kap is more likely to actually survive a few years as opposed to RGIII. He runs smarter and has a better build for it, to me at least.
Nevada was a 65/35 run/pass team in 2010. I'd love to see our ratio improve with VL.
Last edited by HelluvaMGTmjr; 01-13-2013 at 09:07 AM.
We've run the diamond formation that the 49ers used yesterday...I think it was in 2011, though I can't find footage at the moment.
CPJ does have multiple formations...his MO has always been heavy flexbone plays, sprinkled in with a few plays from a secondary formation (the pistol this year) if at all. He's never going to mix more than 2 formations heavily, but he has particularly in his Hawaii days. I think he'd rather be a "master" in one thing rather a "master" of none.
I know the flexbone spread option purists don't care about how much we pass, but I want to see us pass more. Atleast 15 times if not more. I think we need to take advantage of Vad's talents, and in the long run it will help us with higher tier recruits. Outside of recruiting, I think being able to pass better (and more) will help with our run game. It puts so much pressure on the outside backers and secondary to diagnose and react properly that both phases of our offense benefits. For selfish reasons, I just enjoy a nice passing game, and I think we have the schemes to be a very potent passing offense as well as a potent running offense (duh!).
Someone tell me, why do I like the Pistol/Shotgun option offenses so much more than the Flexbone? I think I have it figured out...it's the A-backs and all the hocus pocus on the perimeter...anything more than 2 options is just too much for me and too strung out, too much like a rugby match. And everything is so bunched up at the LOS...and so little passing. So, basically, everything about it, ha.
I'm going to let myself believe things will open up a little with VL.
Last edited by HelluvaMGTmjr; 01-13-2013 at 11:18 AM.
The Option and Shoot
"I'm sick of this negativity" - Yukonwreck
Our option looks nothing like the stuff the NFL runs.
DCS: "I'll give Helluva the nod on this one."
11 out of 12. When will this stop?
Bobby Godd never, not once, ever blamed his boys for a loss. It was always on his shoulders, and his shoulders alone. That is greatness. This is not. --YukonWreck
Today's society is not a Flexbone society. --HelluvaMgtMajor
GT uniform critic.
Certainly this is a board and everyone is entitled to their opinion. It is just that mine is right and yours is wrong. --91Wreck
Kap is really fun to watch.
I remember watching him at Nevada and thinking "DAMN this dude can run!"