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Topic: Why isn’t ETN averaging 20-25 carries a game?
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Why isn’t ETN averaging 20-25 carries a game?


Posted: Sep 29, 2019 7:10 PM
 

Is it just because we aren’t staying on the field long enough on offense?


Then we'd be like Auburn

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Posted: Sep 29, 2019 7:16 PM
 

Starting RB's out with injuries every November.


Wow. Are we starting this again?***


Posted: Sep 29, 2019 7:22 PM
 



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Re: Why isn’t ETN averaging 20-25 carries a game?


Posted: Sep 29, 2019 7:24 PM
 

Not sure why not that many carries, but I think we were being overly confident and not playing our best and getting experience and getting fine tuned with our best. Now we will do that.

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Because fumbles and LJD***

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Posted: Sep 29, 2019 7:28 PM
 




Re: Because fumbles and LJD***


Posted: Sep 29, 2019 7:32 PM
 

Hello you must have watched the game. And others


Re: Why isn’t ETN averaging 20-25 carries a game?

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Posted: Sep 29, 2019 7:28 PM
 

I've been critical of the offense and playcalling, but this is dumb. We don't do that because it's a bad offense. It destroys backs. Etienne is also not that kind of running back. He's the kind of back you want to get into open space so he can use his speed and ability to break single man tackles to make big plays. We've done a bad job of that the past couple of weeks, but the solution is not to keep feeding him the ball and get him hurt. He's not a hard-nosed 5 yards and a cloud of dirt runner. Clemson needs to establish a balanced offense, with deep passes, slants, play-actions, and (a couple) screens, and the running game, because teams can only defend one of those aspects, not all of them. Clemson's gameplan the last couple of games has been to run Etienne up the middle a few times and rely on bubble screens and deep passes.


Re: Why isn’t ETN averaging 20-25 carries a game?

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Posted: Sep 29, 2019 7:30 PM
 

Because teams are loading the Box and our passing game is not consistent.


Re: Why isn’t ETN averaging 20-25 carries a game?


Posted: Sep 29, 2019 7:37 PM
 

That is the number 1 reason.

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i think he got dinged up a little vs syracuse


Posted: Sep 29, 2019 7:36 PM
 

anyone know how Muse is doing?


Re: i think he got dinged up a little vs syracuse

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Posted: Sep 29, 2019 8:01 PM
 

Hasn't been the same since that hard hit vs Syracuse.May have health issues.


Re: Why isn’t ETN averaging 20-25 carries a game?


Posted: Sep 29, 2019 10:59 PM
 

ETN averaged less than 14 carries per game last year. What makes you think he would get 20-25 per game this year, especially with LJD as the backup?

Also (as mentioned numerous times already), defenses are jamming the line whenever ETN is in the backfield. After what happened in the first game against GaTech, this makes total sense.

Another thing that will continue (more often than not) after the UNC game is the two-deep.

TL needs to sharpen up. The offense has to adapt, take what defenses give and become so efficient they will be forced to change tactics.

It's good these problems are happening now instead of later.


Etienne deserves more than 3 carries in a half.


Posted: Sep 29, 2019 11:29 PM
 

Especially when defense is playing 2 high safety look.


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