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Old 04-06-2021, 06:31 AM
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Default How will Elliott change the offense this year?

Obviously there should be some lessons learned from the CFP disaster. How do you think Tony will change things this season?
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:07 AM
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Default Re: How will Elliott change the offense this year?

It will be a crime if he doesnít use the TEís in a more creative passing game. From what I saw Saturday he should platoon the RBs early to maximize what each one can do best, then narrow down the snaps as he finds whoís playing the best.

This is the year to open up the playbook and find ways to be effective without the threat of the QB run option. No way they can afford to roll the dice running DJ this season. If Coach Elliott doesnít make significant changes in scheme then he simply isnít recognizing how stale the playbook has become.
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:30 AM
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Default Re: How will Elliott change the offense this year?

Good points.

The play selection of zone read, 50/50 fade jump ball, screen play has not fooled anyone in a couple years. Luckily for us, we can out-athlete most teams on our schedule but have been exposed once we matched up with an equally or more talented foe in the playoff.

Iíd love to see more inside slant routes, utilize the TE on seam plays, RB counter & draw, and as mentioned above, a lot less QB run. We certainly didnít see much of a glimpse in the spring game.

Elliot will have to prove it against a stout Georgia defense right off the bat though.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:26 AM
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Default Re: How will Elliott change the offense this year?

Each year we debate about the playbook being vanilla so as not to leave scouting reports for later on in the season. Then the playoffs arrive and we are reminded that is the offense with just a couple new wrinkles. When we have superior talent and good in-game adjustments we win it all. Otherwise the Tigers come up short. For once I say get good at executing all the playbook during the season. Make the playoff opponent plan for all of it. If we have the players it wonít matter what they try to do. Thatís how I saw the LSU team under Brady and Borrow.

However, is it possible we are seeing 90% of the offense during the regular season? If so, itís way past time for a refresh.
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: How will Elliott change the offense this year?

All TE needs to do is look at the offense LSU ran two years ago and what Bama ran last year with Smith.
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:26 PM
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Post Re: How will Elliott change the offense this year?

When we can figure out our offense then you know DCs can figure it out. Tony has got to stop thinking like an engineer. We are predictable. You can't overmatch everyone you play. We should be able to call any play from anywhere on the field and teams should believe we will do it because we show that we are prepared to do so.

Hit 'em where they ain't. MacArthur applied that term from baseball player Wee Willie Keeler.
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:28 PM
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All TE needs to do is look at the offense LSU ran two years ago and what Bama ran last year with Smith.
Sounds like a plan to me.
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