Originally Posted by B&GSpur
I bumped into an interesting read tonight and I don't think the link has been posted. If it has I'm sorry.
The one thing I'm not clear about is how the QB Blocks Clowney. Maybe he tries not to see him coming?
If that is true, I hope Fedora has enough QB's to get thru the game.
That's adorable...they believe they'll be the team that can block Clowney. They're even wearing little helmets and everything!
Getting the QB to block Clowney would get somebody hurt. They're saying the read-option can slow him down because the QB can decide to keep the ball or hand it off depending on where Clowney is. But I just don't think they realize what they'll be up against. That will probably result in both QB & RB getting throttled at the same time because Clowney can get back there much quicker than they're probably anticipating. And all the screen passes, hurry up stuff is a fine strategy. Unfortunately for them, it's nothing new and if they don't get it going early, they're screwed. A few three and outs followed by us getting a decent lead will force them to abandon that strategy and go to more of a drop back type of thing, which is about like standing in the middle of I-20. clemson tried this same sort of plan and Boyd was on his ass 4.5 times at Clowneys expense. Can't blame them for trying it b/c it's about the only option they have but good f'n luck....been there done that.