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TJG210
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Why don't we use early season games as learning tools?


For the first 5 games leading into the Florida game we didn't pass downfield at all. We ran the ball, threw bubble screens, and when we did pass did so with either 1 or 2 WR's. So when we get into a game and need to do that the players are doing it for the first time under game conditions. Hell, who knows if they actually practiced it in the fall.
I believe in the North Texas game we ran 58 times......did that really benefit us down the road?







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graychef
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re: Why don't we use early season games as learning tools?


What makes you think a different approach early in the year would allow for different approach in later games?

The Miles approach is obvious: be basic and rely on strength and will to move the ball occasionally, while forcing the defense to win the game. It has worked many times. It's starting to catch up to him now more frequently.






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TJG210
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re: Why don't we use early season games as learning tools?


How are the players improving if you keep it basic early? Repetitions are the only way to improve.





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theunknownknight
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re: Why don't we use early season games as learning tools?


:secretplaybook:
:vanillaoffense:
:sandbagging:






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graychef
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re: Why don't we use early season games as learning tools?


quote:

How are the players improving if you keep it basic early? Repetitions are the only way to improve.


I'm not saying they are improving. I'm just stating the Miles philosophy.






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TJG210
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re: Why don't we use early season games as learning tools?


Do you argue that our offense was dramatically different from the a&m game going forward?





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Dissident Aggressor
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re: Why don't we use early season games as learning tools?


Good point, the man never uses the preseason to work on things that they have trouble executing.
Hell, we installed at least one new play every week with my 9 & 10s this year...






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Choupique19
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re: Why don't we use early season games as learning tools?


Once opponents figured out that we didn't have Reuben Randle on the outside to burn the defense, we saw nothing but 9 men in the box.

Throwing quick slants against a 9 man box is not attacking the holes in the defense.






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ParkSlopeTiger
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re: Why don't we use early season games as learning tools?


Miles' offensive playbook has 5 pages of passing plays. Can't reveal all those magical secrets in the first 5 games.

This is truly his logic that we're trying to hide the playbook from the opposition. Well shite you better bury the fricker deeper because it appears other teams find it before our Offense does






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