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The One Thing I Hope The Coaches Take Away from this Game

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That good things can happen when you throw the ball DOWNFIELD. West's two catches, the TD to Lemon, the TD to Provo, the if-Nassib-only-saw-him-running-totally-open-behind-the-defense no throw to Chew. And I do not think that they are always looking to do this. I think they are hesitent, afraid of interceptions, too conservative and cautious, etc., etc.
 

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people should not also forget that most of this happened off play action because we actually had a running game.
 

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people should not also forget that most of this happened off play action because we actually had a running game.

To rush the ball as they did against a defense designed to stop the run was an excellent accomplishment. SU will be a better offensive team as a result.

However, I just looked at the highlights on OAA. The TDs to Provo & Lemon and one of the passes to West were straight dropbacks - no play action. The other throw to west was not featured, but I'm pretty sure that was a straight drop back as well. (The long run after the catch by Provo was off play action.) Sometimes you just have to throw the ball.
 

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people should not also forget that most of this happened off play action because we actually had a running game.

Absolutely agree! And the line gave Nassib a little more time so the recievers could actually get down field. I don't think the coaches didn't wanted to stretch the field before. I think they couldn't because the o-line play was so bad. All of those short passes and roll outs were out of necessity the first two games, not by choice.
 

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faking a hand off does not mean that the D is not looking for the run.. and the lemon play was with empty backfield
 

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That good things can happen when you throw the ball DOWNFIELD. West's two catches, the TD to Lemon, the TD to Provo, the if-Nassib-only-saw-him-running-totally-open-behind-the-defense no throw to Chew. And I do not think that they are always looking to do this. I think they are hesitent, afraid of interceptions, too conservative and cautious, etc., etc.

Or look how easy it is to throw down field when your offence is 2- dimensional. Remember Nassib is the one that decides to check down not the coaches so he just needs to be a little more aggressive in some situations
 

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