Monday, September 13, 2010

Offensive Gameplans, Outside The Box

How many of you ever watch a college or NFL football game, and wonder what in the hell the coaches are thinking based on the plays that they call. I for one do it all the time. Do I get paid to coach high level football? No. Does that mean I don't know what I am talking about? Usually.

I realize that there are more than a fair share of armchair quarterbacks, Sunday morning quarterbacks, or whatever you want to call them. But, some of us may actually have a clue as to what we are talking about. I've spent the past few days reflecting on the HORRIBLE offensive play calling I witnessed during most of Saturdays game versus the Gamecocks. Was SC better than the Dawgs? One player was that's for sure, but a huge part of the Dawgs' inadequacies should be placed on the offensive play calling.

The fact that Mike Bobo is not a very good play caller has been lost in the shuffle over the past few years due to the more obvious terrible coaching of Willie Martinez. Now that we have a DC that knows what he is doing, it is time to concentrate on our under-performing offense. UGA has had too many weapons over the past several years that are not being utilized properly. A lot of it can be attributed to the fact that we are a conservative team by nature, so I will accept that, but wasting talent is something that disgusts any sports fanatic.

I may be going out on a limb here, but I feel strongly that Aaron Murray is a special player, and Saturday was a joke when it comes to using his talents. Why do the Dawgs always seem to never, EVER, think outside of the box on offense? Why do we not adjust our "gameplan" to fit what is going on during the actual game? Do you think Steve Spurrier constantly follows some play call sheet he created the week before? Hell no he doesn't! He's known as the evil genius because of his remarkable ability to call plays on the fly and adjust to what works and what a team is giving him during a game. Sure he uses an outline, but the man uses what's in front of him when the game is being played.

Saturday, Aaron Murray was poised to place the Dawgs on his shoulders and throw the ball 30-40 times, or run it when needed, but he was limited by coaching. I read yesterday where Buck Belue said the following:
Do I blame Bobo and Richt for a bad offensive gameplan? No. A bad plan would have been to ask Aaron Murray to win it, by throwing it 40 times, without Green.

Come on Buck, you're smarter than that!

Why not let a kid have his coming out party?


  1. You are going to quote Buck Belue on Georgia football? What did you expect to hear? He's the biggest homer of them all? I have yet to hear him talk negatively about UGA, but what do you expect? Saturday boiled down to UGA's inability to run the ball on offense, and stop the run on defense. The offensive and defensive line got their butts whipped all game on running plays. They looked pretty good on passing downs. You are going to see some changes on both sides of the lines, or at least get some other guys some PT. I can assure you that if they don't score TDs against Arkansas it will be an 0-2 conference start.

  2. well,sports fans,the O line may not be as good as we had hoped...a good one lets us move the chains...own the clock...and rest the Vince used to say 'score slowly'.

    I can't help but think about what Saban and his Alabama staff/team did in their second and third year...very few timeout snafus with them...are those guys that much smarter? do they have more hours in a week to get ready? how does Nick do it?

    I hope for the best as this year gets my fingers crossed and pulling hard...go dawgs!

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