- Nov 2, 2011
One of the most frustrating things about this offense to me is Richt not returning to things that were previously successful.So back to the OP.
Probably the most frustrating thing watching this offense is the insistence on slow developing vertical routes even when facing an obvious blitz/pressure situation. If the line is identifying the blitz and Gauthier is calling protection adjustments, why are Perry and the receivers kept in the dark? If Richt doesn't trust that Perry is capable of recognizing the pressure and making an audible, why does he not use a "check with me" type of system? I know Miami fan-guy didn't like James Coley using one but the fact of the matter is, you need to help your quarterback out. Josh Heupel does this all the time even when Milton was healthy. I mean the clip in the first post sums up the offense all season long. Pitt shows pressure, OL adjusts protection, QB and WR still running the same vertical switch route on the boundary side. Even if Donaldson doesn't completely miss his guy, you're still relying on your weakest position group being able to hold their blocks for long enough for the switch route to work.
What happened to the inside trap QB read that we saw for the first time against VT last season. It seems like we ran that play only during that game and it never made another appearance.
Why do we still refuse to use more jet motion? I forget which game (might've been Duke) but we used some ghost jet motion and it took a defender out of the play because he had to respect the outside threat and the running back had a big hitter where that defender used to be.
It's like Richt puts in something for one week only and never becomes a part of the core playbook and it's never to be heard from again.