Podcast 17 - Offense and Kaaya discussion

Podcast 17 - Offense and Kaaya discussion

Peter Ariz
"He's got to find a way to win games like this."

Rudy Carpenter joins me on this edition of the podcast to assess what is wrong with Miami's offense and what Mark Richt can do to get Brad Kaaya going. Stream below or subscribe on iTunes by searching "CanesInSight Podcast"

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Comments (61)

Then line him up and let him throw it downfield. Max protect. No playfakes. Seam routes, Post Corners. Let the man play.
 
Outstanding stuff. Rudy didn't sugar-coat anything.
 
If you ain't gonna bring the swingin' d!ck why even have the pordcast?
 
Cliff notes?
Great stuff. Thanks Pete

* need to be less predictable on O and come out aggressively early in games. Poor start against UNC really hurt.
* quick hitters to WRs a must as a form of the running game. Takes pressure off the OL. Less predictable.
* roll Brad out a bit more and encourage him to run for 2-4 yard gains once in awhile. Brady, the Mannings, and Rivers can't run either. But they can make it second and seven rather than second and ten.
* got to use Berrios on third downs from the slot for 3-10 yard completions. Not using him now.
* DLs getting pressure with only 3-4 rushers puts Brad in a bad spot. He's having to throw against 7-8 defenders.
* Brad himself must step up and win games. Richt can and should put the game more in Brad's hands.
 
Cliff notes?
Great stuff. Thanks Pete

* need to be less predictable on O and come out aggressively early in games. Poor start against UNC really hurt.
* quick hitters to WRs a must as a form of the running game. Takes pressure off the OL. Less predictable.
* roll Brad out a bit more and encourage him to run for 2-4 yard gains once in awhile. Brady, the Mannings, and Rivers can't run either. But they can make it second and seven rather than second and ten.
* got to use Berrios on third downs from the slot for 3-10 yard completions. Not using him now.
* DLs getting pressure with only 3-4 rushers puts Brad in a bad spot. He's having to throw against 7-8 defenders.
* Brad himself must step up and win games. Richt can and should put the game more in Brad's hands.
One thing I'll say is that, while he recommends for Kaaya to roll out more, he's been below average throwing on the move this year.
 
Cliff notes?
Great stuff. Thanks Pete

* need to be less predictable on O and come out aggressively early in games. Poor start against UNC really hurt.
* quick hitters to WRs a must as a form of the running game. Takes pressure off the OL. Less predictable.
* roll Brad out a bit more and encourage him to run for 2-4 yard gains once in awhile. Brady, the Mannings, and Rivers can't run either. But they can make it second and seven rather than second and ten.
* got to use Berrios on third downs from the slot for 3-10 yard completions. Not using him now.
* DLs getting pressure with only 3-4 rushers puts Brad in a bad spot. He's having to throw against 7-8 defenders.
* Brad himself must step up and win games. Richt can and should put the game more in Brad's hands.
One thing I'll say is that, while he recommends for Kaaya to roll out more, he's been below average throwing on the move this year.
Actually, we've gained some chunk yards on roll-out plays where we throw to the TE in the flat. Even in the rain, Kaaya threw a nice ball to Richards that he dropped. It's not Kaaya's fault that we leave blitzers unblocked (FSU first play) and receivers drop balls (Njoku vs. UNC).

Kaaya also had a great throw to Richards after he broke away from the pocket.
 
Another key point Rudy made:


Teams are playing heavy cover 2 man because they're confident they can rush Brad with 4, and they know he's not a threat to take off. Richt is trying to run teams out of the two deep look so Brad can see more single-high coverage, but we're not really making teams pay. It's forcing WRs to beat press coverage and Brad to make tight throws. The results have been inconsistent.

He suggested we use Njoku/Hernon on more deep routes, as well as going to some 4 and 5-WR sets to get some favorable one-and-one matchups and get the ball out quick.


I thought his analysis was on point, especially the part about cover 2 man.
 
run tempo and go 4 for 15 on 3rd down, and it got get ugly
 
Don't quite ageee, Lu. When Kaaya rolls to the right, either directly or off of a play fake bootleg, he has been successful.

Agree with you that Kaaya's ability to roll to the left is very, very limited. He looks awkward and unathletic. Also, our LT's ability to protect vs a speed rusher is very, very limited. So, let's drop back, drift to the right and bootleg to the right.
 
either change the O or change the QB to match
 
Excellent interview with an expert. Great discussion on many of the offensive issues that are at play currently. No simplistic scapegoatting!
 
Cliff notes?
Great stuff. Thanks Pete

* need to be less predictable on O and come out aggressively early in games. Poor start against UNC really hurt.
* quick hitters to WRs a must as a form of the running game. Takes pressure off the OL. Less predictable.
* roll Brad out a bit more and encourage him to run for 2-4 yard gains once in awhile. Brady, the Mannings, and Rivers can't run either. But they can make it second and seven rather than second and ten.
* got to use Berrios on third downs from the slot for 3-10 yard completions. Not using him now.
* DLs getting pressure with only 3-4 rushers puts Brad in a bad spot. He's having to throw against 7-8 defenders.
* Brad himself must step up and win games. Richt can and should put the game more in Brad's hands.
One thing I'll say is that, while he recommends for Kaaya to roll out more, he's been below average throwing on the move this year.
Actually, we've gained some chunk yards on roll-out plays where we throw to the TE in the flat. Even in the rain, Kaaya threw a nice ball to Richards that he dropped. It's not Kaaya's fault that we leave blitzers unblocked (FSU first play) and receivers drop balls (Njoku vs. UNC).

Kaaya also had a great throw to Richards after he broke away from the pocket.
For the few throws he's hit Herndon on the boot, and yes the one-off play where he spun around to evade the rushers, he's also been very inaccurate on the move in plenty of other throws. When shuffling up in the pocket (not exactly "unblocked blitzers"), his mechanics have broken down and he threw a handful of balls in the dirt.
 
Don't quite ageee, Lu. When Kaaya rolls to the right, either directly or off of a play fake bootleg, he has been successful.

Agree with you that Kaaya's ability to roll to the left is very, very limited. He looks awkward and unathletic. Also, our LT's ability to protect vs a speed rusher is very, very limited. So, let's drop back, drift to the right and bootleg to the right.
I imagine that Herndon play stands out. I get it. On designed boots, Kaaya has gotten Herndon for a few chunk plays.
 
Don't quite ageee, Lu. When Kaaya rolls to the right, either directly or off of a play fake bootleg, he has been successful.

Agree with you that Kaaya's ability to roll to the left is very, very limited. He looks awkward and unathletic. Also, our LT's ability to protect vs a speed rusher is very, very limited. So, let's drop back, drift to the right and bootleg to the right.
I imagine that Herndon play stands out. I get it. On designed boots, Kaaya has gotten Herndon for a few chunk plays.
Njoku too. Njoku had another big gain chance vs unc on that same play but dropped it. Kaaya hit him right in the hands and he would have got at least 20-30 yards.
 
Another key point Rudy made:


Teams are playing heavy cover 2 man because they're confident they can rush Brad with 4, and they know he's not a threat to take off. Richt is trying to run teams out of the two deep look so Brad can see more single-high coverage, but we're not really making teams pay. It's forcing WRs to beat press coverage and Brad to make tight throws. The results have been inconsistent.
And the reason is bc of Brad Kaaya.. He's holding the offense back bc he isn't making good decisions or throws when we need him to "make teams pay." So defenses aren't being forced to make adjustments.
 

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