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  • #16128

    Buddy
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    With the exception of a few big plays, we were horrible on offense. I DO NOT like this spread offense we are running. We have more interceptions than touchdowns on offense so far this year throwing. Who is calling the plays? I think we should go to a running offense which proved true to the last couple of drives of the Cornell game. If we have any shot this year we have to keep the ball on the ground. I don’t know what the attraction is to throwing the ball 80% of the time? We have the backs why aren’t we using them? If we have the same offensive scheme against Fordam we will get smoked.

    #16137
    ngineer
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    What are you talking about. We threw the ball 34 times and RUSHED it 48 times! While I, too, question some of the calls (I think we are over-using Shafnisky as a runner, when we have good running backs), you cannot criticize the run/pass ratio.

    Yes, there were a lot of mistakes that against a better team would have killed us. Too many procedural penalties, especially at this time in the year. Dropped passes that would have resulted in more points, another special teams breakdown with the blocked FG, are bothersome that they are still raising their heads.

    Finally, why with one minute to go in the half, we get the ball near midfield with all three time outs and we just run out the clock. Where’s the aggressive play calling at time like that. We all knew that we’d likely need more points, and that almost came true. Why the passivity at that time in the game bothers me.

    For Fordham, I would hope we come out with all sorts of shit. Gadget plays, mix up schemes on defense. We have to take some risks if we hope to pull an upset. If we could get a turnover or two early and convert to a quick lead, who knows what can happen. It’s why the game is played. A monsoon game may be what we need and make it a ground game. We can’t get caught in a track meet. I haven’t seen a ‘major’ upset in recent years when Lehigh was an underdog. Now would be a great time to set the table for the rest of the year.

    #16139
    RichH
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    Folmar still an enigma to me. Calls an unusual game. Due to inexperience,his and players? Necessity? No idea. Two most concerning issues to me ere presnap penalties and dropped passes. The former are not really unddrstandable this far into season,even with shuffling of players.
    D will be facing a veteran talented O in Fordham. A monsoon D miht not be a bd idea :) :)

    #16140
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    Ditto, ngineer, Rich!

    Whatever happened to the old shuttle (shuffle?) pass from the Brant Hall days?

    How about the throwback, a Cecchini staple? No arm for that?

    Maybe this team needs to plan a pass-happy Wing-T? That would really mess with defenses, but we might have the personnel …

    #16141

    LehighGuy
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    No rain so far. Suppose to be sunny and 64. And do we really want those BIG Fordham lineman to have the game on they shoulders with their Freshman phenom at the RB position? A shootout is our ONLY hope.

    #16144

    holyloch61
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    Sunny and Rich To have a good pass offence you need fast receivers and maybe tall receivers or someone who can catch the ball ,BUT mainly you need TIME to set up and throw the ball .The QB for Lehigh has to run for his life on almost every pass play . Against BUCKNELL they only rushed 4 and dropped back 7 ,WHERE do you throw the ball ???? Like you guys said the play calling and selection is really strange . I agree with ENGINEER about the play calling against CORNELL WITH 1 MINUTE IN THE HALF and 3 time outs Lehigh tried NOTHING to try and score .If I remember right Lehigh used none of it’s 6 time outs in the game .Who calls the plays ,there is no imagination ,no deception of any kind ,does our play book only have 9 or 10 plays .

    #16146

    LehighGuy
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    LMAO at the 9-10 plays. It looks like the counter run play is one, Shaf right,left,middle. That makes 4. Shaf drop back throw, 5. The new one is #85 reverse. youll see it im sure, he scored on it against BU.

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