the last 3 qbs they played…151yds, 93yds 157 yds rushing…every qb that has tried had a field day…
postma only had 1 negative run this game (not including sacks) …3 over 10yds…and the only negative run was when it was obvious we’d likely lose…
id have like to see him run and be shut down before saying he was covered well
I don’t know what this offense is…I realize we don’t have any play breakers but I know we have the parts to still be a very good offense. I’m not an expert but something is just wrong. I also want to add our run defense had been ver concerning this season. It’s been a while since I’ve seen teams run up the gut on us consistently like Tulsa and temple did to some extent.
We just called off tackle plays with no option and jet sweeps. Sometime the RB did well…other times not so great. But I watched at least 6 times where Allen could have pulled the ball out and went around the end for 5 before a safety would have met him.
And even then he might be able to elude or break a tackle for a few more yards.
I think because he had a decent game versus SMU that they wanted to protect him. He is not that kind of QB, and this is not that kind of offense. We need the extra runner to make it work.
It looked like we went back to the same game plan as the first two games. Did not see the same type as plays used in the SMU game. Also it seemed like we did not get King involved as much in this game.
Postma has 50+ yards in each game (even TTU), until this week.
I don’t think his decision making on the option fell apart so I have to think he was told not to run so much.
The kid is RB size and runs like an FB. Let him do his thing. Coaches cant worry about getting him hurt. It’s football. Everyone plays a little hurt.
I think this staff does not want the QB to run. Though Allen is not blazing fast he is not slow. He did not have to get more than 5 or 6 yards many time to keep drives alive and the defense honest. That is what Postma did, but now he too has seemed to stop running.
We saw when Levine tried to make ward stop running, it didn’t work either.
This staff is making the same mistakes Levine did. The QB not running has to be a result of coaching.
The quarterback running is the only play that works
O’Korn - No one to pass to, was not a runner, forced the ball - left the program
Ward - No one to pass to initially, used legs to create more time, either found a WR or took off running. Almost won a Heisman.
Allen - No one to pass to and is not running also forced throws.
Postma - No one to pass to and has success running after the fact. Forced the ball against a 1-5 tulsa who lost to Tulane.
If we do not get gains on broken plays after the routes are run and the pocket begins to collapse, we have nothing but some 8th grade runs over the right guard and forced throws to covered WRs.
I may be just overlooking and didn’t really get to truely watch the Tulsa game, but does it seem like we never just throw away the ball on broken plays? Obviously Postma creating some yards is a lot better but sometimes he ends up losing yards too.