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Re: FB Update: Chad Morris tweets about Clemson [7]
Posted: Jan 26, 2014 6:45 PM
 

Morris's offense has been astoundingly productive at Clemson. What's maybe more intriguing to me is that when you add it up, Clemson's had some first-round talents at WR in Nuke Hopkins and Sammy Watkins...and a lot of years, and a lot of places, some holes in other places that Morris's scheme has sort of covered up everywhere else.

Tajh Boyd produced huge numbers at Clemson, and he does a bunch of things very well...but for that, NFL scouts have certainly been pointing out some of the more glaring holes in his game. He wasn't overly accurate, he tends to lock on to his primary and force balls when rattled without going through a progression, and he tends to sense pressure when there is none instead of stepping up into the pocket. He'll go anywhere from the 3rd round to the 6th round...and honestly, that's probably about right. He is not ready to just step into the NFL and start right now. Nonetheless...Boyd pretty much scored TD's for fun at Clemson and broke scoreboards and records at will, under Morris, even with his limitations.

Clemson's also had some killer tight ends over the past few seasons like Dwayne Allen and Brandon Ford, and while Seckinger and Leggett showed some potential, they also looked like the sophomore and freshman they were, this past year.

The biggest limitation Clemson's offense probably had this past year was at RB. Hod Rod was a good RB, mind, and might sneak into the 7th round or make somebody's NFL roster as an undrafted free agent, but when you've had (a healthy) James Davis, CJ Spiller, and Andre Ellington as your previous three starting RB's, or when you compare Hot Rod to, say, any of the starters at FSU, or UGA's Todd Gurley, or Ohio State's Carlos Hyde...well, McDowell also looked like what he was, which was a solid #2 or bench guy by the standards of a Top-10 program. Even so...he still got his 1,000 yards.

As far as OL goes, the NFL really hasn't given Morris's linemen a sniff. Brandon Thomas will go late somewhere in this draft. Other than that, you have to look back to Chris Hairston back in 2011, I believe, to see a Clemson OL who was drafted into the NFL. Morris has certainly not had anything resembling a dominant offensive line...again, unlike most Top-10 programs.

All of which is to say, Clemson's had some killer WR's...and some okay-to-decent skill around those WR's, but Morris's offense has nonetheless produced some mind-boggling numbers largely with talent that the NFL has not been overly impressed with, especially this past season. The 2012 offense was actually comparatively loaded compared to this last season's roster, but the production did not drop off much.

Be very fascinating to see what Morris can do with basically what amounts to a complete turnover of the skill-position starters at Clemson, especially with road games at UGA and FSU in two of the first three games. That said...I think when the jury finally comes back, it's going to be pretty evident that it was Morris's scheme, and not overwhelming talent, that's been driving the offense under Morris. The guy can coach.

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FB Update: Chad Morris tweets about Clemson
TigerNet News® Jan 26, 2014 6:02 PM
Chad Morris, filling in for Tim Bourret.***
ArmyRanger28® Jan 26, 2014 6:11 PM
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quozzel Jan 26, 2014 6:45 PM
Quozzel
Irmite Jan 26, 2014 7:30 PM
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ash4trek Jan 26, 2014 7:41 PM
Some how, some way...
Prime T. Tiger Jan 26, 2014 7:43 PM
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JohnFBell® Jan 27, 2014 7:24 AM
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tmac9wr Jan 27, 2014 8:09 AM
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lhaselden Jan 27, 2014 8:22 AM
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tmac9wr Jan 27, 2014 8:34 AM
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Sludgemuffin Jan 27, 2014 9:25 AM
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tmac9wr Jan 27, 2014 9:45 AM
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lhaselden Jan 27, 2014 8:16 AM
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SouthernTiger09 Jan 26, 2014 7:17 PM
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insanetigerfan08 Jan 26, 2014 7:46 PM
Dilusional
logans heroes Jan 26, 2014 7:52 PM
morris didnt turn the ball over 6 times
THS Athlete 50® Jan 26, 2014 9:05 PM
Re: morris didnt turn the ball over 6 times
allorangeallthetime52® Jan 27, 2014 12:33 AM
... as much sense as a monkey humping an 'exercise' ball.***
SOLOS Jan 27, 2014 1:11 AM
Re: morris didnt turn the ball over 6 times
allorangeallthetime52® Jan 27, 2014 9:07 PM
I knew Chad was going to have all those turnovers.***
Tiger5 Jan 26, 2014 11:54 PM
I bet that is on his resume.***
TigerOffSite Jan 26, 2014 11:29 PM
It is Delusional *
Tigerdug23® Jan 26, 2014 11:34 PM
Were...***
SOLOS Jan 27, 2014 1:12 AM
Chad was at least partially to blame for the first one
Purple_Panther Jan 27, 2014 12:26 AM
Re: Chad was at least partially to blame for the first one
tmac9wr Jan 27, 2014 8:12 AM
Hang 70 on SCjr and the ship will be righted....
WEOWNUSC Jan 27, 2014 8:07 AM
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5xTiger Jan 31, 2014 9:06 AM