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Topic: Deer TE, Don't need to find an identity, GIVE THEM ONE!
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Deer TE, Don't need to find an identity, GIVE THEM ONE!

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Oct 19, 2021, 10:59 AM
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We have two backs averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Mafah is a heisman contender waiting to happen under the right direction. It "bottles" my mind why we are so reluctant to hand the ball off to our running backs consistently over the last 5 years. And if there's any year that we need to do so its definitely 2021.

Percentage of Plays handed off to RBs in 2021

Georgia 15%
SC State 33%
Georgia Tech 50%
NC State 27%
Boston College 39%
Syracuse 33%

I don't think it's a coincidence that the 2 losses are the lowest. If this team can't find it's own identity then TE needs to give them one and pound the rock more. Wear down the opposing defense, force them up into the box and leverage play action. There's absolutely no reason at all, when our QB is struggling and we can't pass the ball, that the RBs whom are getting 4 and 5 yards a carry aren't getting 20-30 carries a game.

IMO this team should be running the ball with it's backs at about a 60/40 rate if not 65/35 or 70/30 at least until DJ has figured it out. I've never understood why TE is so averse to handing the ball to the RBs. Even Travis Etienne only received 20 carries in a game THREE times in 4 years and that was almost criminal. You could make a case that he wasn't a bell cow type of running back, but THREE???

I like Tony, I'm not one calling for his firing. But his inability to commit to a run game when it's working and the pass game struggling goes back to the LSU game. Being in the Superdome screaming "Run the ball" is still fresh in my mind after the enormous amount of money spent so I'm a bit biased on this subject. :)


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Oct 19, 2021, 11:07 AM
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^^^^THIS^^^^^^..... I also think it has a lot to do Dabo.

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Oct 19, 2021, 11:12 AM
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Great post!! You hit the nail on the head!!

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Dood! Whalecome back from your two-year sabbatical...


Oct 19, 2021, 11:22 AM
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where you been?

And can you go back there? TIA in advance.

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Oct 19, 2021, 11:24 AM
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Got two 5 year olds so that should explain the last 5 years. I missed your short @$$ Bob.

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The term is "boggles" the mind, not "bottles".


Oct 19, 2021, 11:27 AM
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nm

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Oct 19, 2021, 11:28 AM
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Thanks for that. You are such blessing in the skies.

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Oct 19, 2021, 11:30 AM
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grade of slaw.

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Oct 19, 2021, 11:31 AM
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No wonder we suck on offense then.

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Oct 19, 2021, 12:36 PM
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if you suck, i'd recommend picking the Buffalo BIlls. They are the best team on Tecmo SuperBOwl.

Once u get the mechanics down you can pick a different team.

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Oct 19, 2021, 11:31 AM
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Amen Run the ball. Tell the O line you are going to run the ball and they have got to whip the guy in front of them. Grow them up. I think the O line is up to the challenge. I think they want to pound somebody.

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Oct 19, 2021, 11:31 AM
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One thing for certain ...... DJ ain’t gonna win games with his arm.. He is so far out of his league it isn’t funny, I would like to see the Tigers go with two running backs in the backfield. Maybe use a fullback Or a tight end to run/block. You can take the “pressure “ off DJ by taking the ball away from him. Make the opponent respect the run game. They already know that the Tigers have almost no chance of winning with the passing game. We are playing right into the hands of the opponent every Saturday! The offensive line may not be the greatest but they will do a better job than the recent signal caller. Limit the possessions that Pitt will have. You can do that by getting first downs and avoid using the hurry up game that DOES NOT work.

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Oct 19, 2021, 11:35 AM
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Completely agree. I think the coaching staff is still trying to find DJ of 2020 and hoping, praying and waiting for him to show up when at this point they should be helping achieve "Game Manager". If the talent is there (and we know it is) it will eventually show up on it's own as his comfort level with managing the game comes along. And you can't be a game manager without getting the ball to your backs.

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