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 Post subject: Re: The QB "controversy"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:23 pm 
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Wandering Quaker wrote:
Let me add to the drumbeat here. The QB controversy we have is with the way we use them and the overall quality at the position.

McMillan is game, has a rocket arm, and is a willing runner. On the other hand, he isn't very accurate and isn't a very good open-field runner.

Banks is game, has an acceptably strong arm, has some nice escape moves, and runs very hard. On the other hand, he isn't very accurate and seems to lock into bad reads.

Meanwhile, we have a bunch of WR's who are having a bad collective case of stone hands and have been instructed to run short to medium routes that don't get very open because defenses load up so close to the LOS that there are always bodies around when the QB looks out at an RPO decision point.

This is not good. And last week, as at least one person here pointed out, we totally abandoned the usual features of the offense and instead tried to run something like a pro set.

We should be running the ball a lot more. We don't appear to be running as much because too many RPO decisions are going "pass" when they shouldn't. We are also missing outside action, counter options, and other stuff that surely must be in the current playbook. That's all disheartening. I wonder how much of that has to do with the struggles we have getting hold and drive blocks by the tackles and ends.

Anyway, I'd be tempted in Ruse's position to take some decisions away from the QB and script some play sets based on the looks we are getting from every defense we see. I don't know how well that would sit with WF, though.


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 Post subject: Re: The QB "controversy"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:49 pm 
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Advocate: Tulane's Willie Fritz noncommittal on QBs, wants better execution around them

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 Post subject: Re: The QB "controversy"
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We want better offensive coaching. Tell the staff to study Saints route running. Have a sit down with CJ. Brees has completed five passes to RB’s and Alex Smith has completed seven to RB’s. And this is at the nine minute mark of third quarter. We have completed 2 passes all year to our RB’s. Love to see our playbook.


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 Post subject: Re: The QB "controversy"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:43 pm 
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tjtlja wrote:
Have a sit down with CJ.
What have we come to? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The QB "controversy"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:57 pm 
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TUPF wrote:
tjtlja wrote:
Have a sit down with CJ.
What have we come to? :lol:

Are we trying to incorporate words like "amazing, fantastic, and phenomenal" in our post game press conference?

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 Post subject: Re: The QB "controversy"
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krewe of ham and eggs wrote:
TUPF wrote:
tjtlja wrote:
Have a sit down with CJ.
What have we come to? :lol:

Are we trying to incorporate words like "amazing, fantastic, and phenomenal" in our post game press conference?


Careful those are some big words

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 Post subject: Re: The QB "controversy"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:29 pm 
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krewe of ham and eggs wrote:
TUPF wrote:
tjtlja wrote:
Have a sit down with CJ.
What have we come to? :lol:

Are we trying to incorporate words like "amazing, fantastic, and phenomenal" in our post game press conference?

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 Post subject: Re: The QB "controversy"
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Thought you’ll would get a kick out of the CJ comment.

We are currently 107 out of 129. Our staff does struggle with the passing game.


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 Post subject: Re: The QB "controversy"
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:13 pm 
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Advocate: Tulane football notebook: Fritz remains mum about QB pecking order

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