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?
graychef George Mason Fan Broussard Member since Jun 2008 19134 posts
re: Why don't we use early season games as learning tools?(Posted by graychef on 1/3/13 at 11:47 am to TJG210)
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.