Offensive Philosophy

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DallasOSUCowboys34

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Some really good stuff from last night. Thought we finally took what we do well from a personnel standpoint and incorporated that into the game plan. You can clearly tell Wickline has taken a bigger role in the gameplan, we've seen a dramatic shift in play calling the last 2 weeks. Lots of big sets with a 6 OL look last night, good combo for a zone blocking scheme. We ran an inside zone block run play where Staley blocks the backside DE about 10 times and it seemed like it worked every time.

Roland is a down field runner, he's constantly getting 2-3 yards more than he probably should. Thought we found ways to get him the ball in situations where he could churn out yards. When we did pass I thought we put ourselves in good position to succeed. The 2 INTs where extremely bad mistakes by Chelf, almost Freshmen type mistakes. Especially the first INT, he had determined that's where he was going to throw the ball pre-snap which is not a good strategy. He had a guy coming off the edge and just assumed he was going to blitz. With that being said I thought he did a better job of determining what play to run considering for the most part there is a run/pass option on just about every play we run it seems.

If we can continue to run the ball like this we will be in much better shape because our QB play is average at best.
 

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Some really good stuff from last night. Thought we finally took what we do well from a personnel standpoint and incorporated that into the game plan. You can clearly tell Wickline has taken a bigger role in the gameplan, we've seen a dramatic shift in play calling the last 2 weeks. Lots of big sets with a 6 OL look last night, good combo for a zone blocking scheme. We ran an inside zone block run play where Staley blocks the backside DE about 10 times and it seemed like it worked every time.

Roland is a down field runner, he's constantly getting 2-3 yards more than he probably should. Thought we found ways to get him the ball in situations where he could churn out yards. When we did pass I thought we put ourselves in good position to succeed. The 2 INTs where extremely bad mistakes by Chelf, almost Freshmen type mistakes. Especially the first INT, he had determined that's where he was going to throw the ball pre-snap which is not a good strategy. He had a guy coming off the edge and just assumed he was going to blitz. With that being said I thought he did a better job of determining what play to run considering for the most part there is a run/pass option on just about every play we run it seems.

If we can continue to run the ball like this we will be in much better shape because our QB play is average at best.
Nope that is not all there is to it. There are some changes, mainly more running plays but the success is due to OSU just executing better. Earlier in the season the o-line couldn't block anybody. Now they are doing a good to very good job on some plays. Wide receivers are not dropping the ball like they were before. It's not the playcall that is helping them hang onto the ball, they just are. Passing mechanics have improved. In the Mississippi State game Chelf himself was throwing into the dirt or way over the head. OSU was helping to self-destruct, it wasn't just the playcalling.
 
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Wide receivers are not dropping the ball like they were before.
It looked to me that Chelf was actually making passes that allowed the receivers to catch the ball, instead of throwing it behind them or hitting them in the knees.

IMO, that's the real reason they were making catches yesterday, as opposed to previous weeks.
 

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Nope that is not all there is to it. There are some changes, mainly more running plays but the success is due to OSU just executing better. Earlier in the season the o-line couldn't block anybody. Now they are doing a good to very good job on some plays. Wide receivers are not dropping the ball like they were before. It's not the playcall that is helping them hang onto the ball, they just are. Passing mechanics have improved. In the Mississippi State game Chelf himself was throwing into the dirt or way over the head. OSU was helping to self-destruct, it wasn't just the playcalling.
This could be true as the QB generally has an option to throw or run on basically every play, from an execution perspective I thought Chelf made the right decisions on which option to choose post-snap. However it's clear the game plan was to pound the ball so Chelf was probably just following orders.

However the gameplan in the last 2 games have been VASTLY different than earlier in the season. Do you think the OL just decided to play 100 times better with a snap of a finger? Not likely. We ran almost exlusively out of a 6 OL 1 back set, which we haven't done all year. Generally we run 3 WR, 2 RB sets where the fullback plays a pretty big role. We saw more 1 back sets that enabled the extra blocker to get to the 2nd level easier than what you would see from the FB. WR's stayed the same as X and Z are blocking and slot receiver runs a bubble screen in case Chelf pulls the ball.