- Oct 13, 2011
Anybody have theories why we haven't used him in short yardage this year?
Secret weapon vs. FSU. The entire course of our program over the next 3 years rides on that game. We have saved EVERYTHING for the showdown. It's why we were able to run the ball against 8-man fronts @ VTech, and then lose two games at home because we can't convert short yardage.Anybody have theories why we haven't used him in short yardage this year?
I think this is right on the money. Mike James should had stayed in his role as a 90s version of an NFL utility back. Basically, those hybrid FB/RBs we used to see in the 90s. I've compared it to an NFL version of Larry Centers. We've obviously moved away from that role.I think because the staff thought Mike James was our power back, but clearly he isn't. This is no knock against him, in the biggest short yardage plays of the year when James was given the ball, the TE or the offensive line did a terrible job of executing their blocks properly, but I do think we should Hagens more. James, IMO is not really a power back. People just think he is a power back because he isn't that fast or quick, but in reality he isn't all that big or strong. I would love to see Hagens more in goal line situations and short yardage situations. I also wouldn't mind if he ran a couple routes out of the back field. Teams don't really look to cover the full back, and Hagens has good hands and awareness of the yards he needs to pick up on the field.
I was being completely sarcastic. Please see the bottom of my post.That sounds like I.O.U. Every week he says that we will see something we haven't seen all year and that we are saving plays. Well, when we are down in the fourth on the last possesion of the game, I hope we aren't holding back plays. A 10 win season with a loss to FSU would do better for recruiting than an 8 win season with a win against FSU.
Agreed. The interesting thing is you also described Eduardo Clements. What I want to know is who is better at that role.Mike James is a nice utility back, but not much more...I think everyone can agree to that.
OK blocker. OK receiver. OK rusher. He's the jack-of-all-trades, master of none.
Clements, imo, b/c he has more open field potential and is more of a weapon catching the ball in the flats.Agreed. The interesting thing is you also described Eduardo Clements. What I want to know is who is better at that role.