O-line 0 sacks and officially only 2 QB Hurries! That is top shelf protection by any standard, especially when you remember that they sacked Ward 7 or 8 times last year. I think the O-line has come together but we will find out at Tulsa. Their D faced 3 triple option offenses in a row, which are hard to defend, so they may not be as bad defensively as we think. Nevertheless, if our offense has finally developed a solid running game, and our receivers fight for the ball (see below) we should put up 50 at least
The offense is opening it up. How many shots downfield did we take? At least 3 or 4 on first down. I like the calls. Corbin’s INT I discuss below and one INC was a misread by either the WR Leday or Postma. I can’t judge which.
What do you see as Postma’s next step? I think he does run decisively. Remember, with the exception of designed runs or run options, he’s probably discouraged from scrambling unless it’s wide open. That’s what they did with Ward, especially last year which is why his rushing numbers were so much lower than 2105.
Now our WRs have a bigger problem than separation. It’s not fighting for the ball (is that what you mean by “imposing their will?) and I’m talking mostly about Corbin. For all of his speed and size, he just doesn’t seem focused. Miss-timed jumps, not jumping for a ball when he should, not coming back for balls (see INT vs SMU - not all Postma’s fault. A 6’2” WR should be able to out-fight a 5’11" DB for a ball or at least prevent an INT. But Corbin didn’t even come back for the ball). Dunbar and Bonner really fight for balls. I hope they are vocal with the others about doing so too. Jefferson should be good at it too. I’d like to see him and/or Leday on some deep crossing routes after Dunbar and Bonner clear out the middle.
I agree on the TEs. What happened to the throw-back pass that we used the last couple of years? McCloskey got several TDs off that misdirection pass. And we used it with Catalon out of the backfield too.
If he gives reps to King over Allen he’s basically saying King is my # 2, Allen # 3. I don’t have a problem with that. It’s just weird having your # 2 QB on the field with your # 1 so often. Also, if CMA decides to start doing it, I don’t think he’ll wait until we have a big lead. If I were planning on lining up King at QB, I would wait until the USF game.