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Mr6daveyobrians
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Member since Dec 2013
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Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
This season, we had one of the worst redzone offenses in the country. For the majority of the season we had bottom 2 TD% in the redzone In the SEC.

Given our height at WR, why didn’t we throw more 50/50 jump balls?

Stephen Sullivan 6’6
Dee Anderson 6’5
Justin Jefferson 6’3 (came down with a really nice one vs A&M)
Terrace Marshall 6’2.5
Jamarr Chase 6’1 (who impressed me with his physicality for his relatively small size compared to the rest of our wideouts)


PortHudsonPlaya
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
This is real life, not a PlayStation.


dallastiger55
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
Normally I’d say that’s a ridiculous idea but in today’s game it feels like 80% of incomplete passes result in PI, so I’ve heard worse ideas.


Loaner1231
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
Poorly coached, don't know how to attack the ball at the highest point, weak hands, offensive coordinator is one of the worst in college football...


CoachChappy
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
That requires some risk.


thunderbird1100
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
Coaches clearly didnt want to take many "risky" throws and settled for 3 points too often. I dont get it either. If you're not going to recruit speedy WRs but rather big tall guys, you have to throw them jump balls, that's how that works.


BlindTiger7
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
We can't even complete slants, much less jump balls


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LSUvet72
Member since Sep 2013
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
Very good question......

Maybe SE will read your post and consider taking advantage of height matchups.......


Especially with opposing short CBS................




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geauxtigers33
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
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This is real life, not a PlayStation.


Jump balls work better in real life than they do on PlayStation just FYI. They usually fall incomplete and you never get a PI call.


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Geaux23
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
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This is real life, not a PlayStation.



jump balls only work on playstation?
you are dumb


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madddoggydawg
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
Did not make any sense!


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1badboy
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
Doesn't matter if we have wide receivers that can't catch the ball!


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Alt26
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
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Coaches clearly didnt want to take many "risky" throws and settled for 3 points too often. I dont get it either. If you're not going to recruit speedy WRs but rather big tall guys, you have to throw them jump balls, that's how that works.


Exactly.

You recruit 6'5 and 6'6 WRs for a reason. It's because most DB's covering them are 3, 4, sometimes 6, 7 inches shorter. If you aren't going to use the physical advantage a tall WR gives you, then why have them on the team?

If anyone listened to Gary Danielson during the SECCG, he discussed many times how you have to be willing to go at Bama's CB's in one-on-one battles. If you aren't, then Bama's defense is going to suffocate you. The gist being, to beat us you're going to have to do it by making tough throws.

LSU has the WR's to challenge Bama's (and others') CB's. If you look back at the 2017 LSU/Bama game you will see that some of the success LSU had in the passing game was simply just throwing sideline routes to Sullivan.

Guys like Sullivan and Anderson aren't going to line up on the outside and simply just fly by DB's. But, they would be difficult to cover on accurately placed back-shoulder throws. They can essentially "box out" DB's like a basketball player.

If's LSU is going to run an offense where the scheme rarely creates coverage busts, then they better have guys who win one on one battles. "Jump balls" are why you get guys like Anderson and Sullivan on the team. Use them!

(PS. The WR rotation was one of the strangest things I've seen at LSU. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to it. It wasn't based on matchups or how a guy was playing. It simply looked like it was predetermined regardless of what the defense was doing or the results on the field)


dallastiger55
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
Come on bro. Take it off junior varsity in PlayStation

They pick that shite in veteran mode


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Jack Crevalle
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
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That requires some risk.



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nola000
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
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There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to it. It wasn't based on matchups or how a guy was playing. It simply looked like it was predetermined regardless of what the defense was doing or the results on the field)


Same shit, different year.
This post was edited on 12/6 at 9:07 am


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atltiger6487
Member since May 2011
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
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"Jump balls" are why you get guys like Anderson and Sullivan on the team. Use them!
exactly.

It just amazes me that our coaches don't try to devise a scheme that maximizes the type of talent we actually have.

Height is an advantage, especially since most CBs are usually 6'0" or less. The coaches should use it.


atxfan
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
I thought the same thing this year. Especially while watching 13 for A&M in overtime. Our guys just didn't seem to have as much want for the ball. I didn't watch a ton of Iowa State this year but every time that I did it seems like I saw their huge WR make one of these type catches.


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Loaner1231
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
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It just amazes me that our coaches don't try to devise a scheme that maximizes the type of talent we actually have. Height is an advantage, especially since most CBs are usually 6'0" or less. The coaches should use it.


LSU's offensive coaches, and head coach, are not competent. Simply as that.


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Gus007
Member since Jul 2018
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re: Simple question but one I’ve not seen much of here, why didn’t we throw more jump balls?
You can't call those plays if your 6'6" receiver catches the ball in his arms. Those guys should practice from mow until September catching the balls with their hands at its highest arc. Then they would be "difference makers" and increase teir value in the draft.


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