Re-Watched the Purdue Game

Discussion in 'Football' started by NikeHawk21, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Ree4

    Ree4 Well-Known Member

    I think we need to just run a QB sneak about 10x in a row until somebody stops it, seems to be our most successful/consistent play
     
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  2. hwk23

    hwk23 Well-Known Member

    Stanley also had a designed QB run from the empty set that went for 9 yards. Stanley runs like a fullback or TE but there's more of a surprise element.
     
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  3. Ree4

    Ree4 Well-Known Member

    Hahah that's the one where he trucked the safety with a spin move I think, pretty funny to watch
     
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  4. Ree4

    Ree4 Well-Known Member

    When he does run the ball, I'd like to see him run with a little more anger, he's a big guy and if he's running full speed and puts his shoulder (left of course) into somebody, they will feel it
     
  5. skinnykilmer17

    skinnykilmer17 Well-Known Member

    You are the Jon Meacham of Hawkeye Nation, sir.
     
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  6. skinnykilmer17

    skinnykilmer17 Well-Known Member

    Wait!! You weren't aware Kurt Warner was in the Hall of Fame?!

    I take it back!! :p
     
  7. Xerxes

    Xerxes Well-Known Member

    And this is the reason why I'll always wonder what this OL could do if Iowa just coached hat on hat blocking. Because it those short yardage situations when teams know exactly what 4 is going to do, they can't stop it.

    Imagine what could happen on a 2nd & 2 or 3 when the D doesn't know if Iowa is going to run or pass?
     
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  8. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    At the end of the day who is ultimately responsible for both?
     
  9. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    This is only the stuff I post.:)

    You should see the stuff I delete. It's like Prince's vault of unreleased music.

    :D
     
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  10. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    Good points about the deep middle ball which I have been harping on for years. In an earlier game this year they hit ISM for that 60 yardish TD down and skinny post just inside the right hash. And ISM made a great move and he has the speed to carry a safety with him. Then that opens up a hole over the Lbkrs about 20 yards downfield.

    With routes like that a QB should be able to see in 2+ seconds if the deep man is going to be open and what the safety is doing, turning an running or playing up. You can throw the deep receiver open if the safety is not double teaming.
     
  11. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    From what I see we lack athleticism for zone blocking . Hat on hat betters suits this group . Why am adjustment to this hasn’t been tried with how abysmal our running game has been is beyond me
     
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  12. ModebaSan

    ModebaSan Well-Known Member

    I remember that game because I threw my radio against the wall and broke it. That’s the maddest a basketball game has ever made me. I still would like to have one of those t-shirts with Bain’s effigy on it. I would wear it because it’s my first amendment right of free speech.
     
  13. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    I was a junior in high school.

    We had a rim and backboard attached to a garage in a back alley in our neighborhood, similar to how many of us played growing up. That rim was measured at eight feet eight inches off the ground.

    I immediately went out to my neighbors back alley rim and rammed down an assortment of every dunk I could do on that son of a bitch.
     
  14. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    The fullback up the middle stuffed on a third and one still befuddles me. Purdue had their defense all stacked in the box especially on the interior . That play call had no chance
     
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  15. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    Iowa needs to run QB a few times to keep Linebackers honest. Penn St QB only had 52 yds rushing against us....but it opened up things for Penn St in second half.
     
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  16. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    Duh.... That said play calling is overated. The issue is the philosophy. I'm not sure Bama could move the ball with philosophy of KF this year.
     
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  17. iloveyoularrystation

    iloveyoularrystation Well-Known Member

    I begin being befuddled the second you say a full back got the ball. Even more befuddled when you say they got the ball as the only option in the backfield when sargent, young, and goodson are healthy options on our team.
    heck i'd rather see a qb sneak with the 7 foot tall 260 pound qb than a single run with a guy who is there to block.
     
  18. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    That play has worked well over the last few years but teams are ready for it now.
     
  19. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    Do we even run pitches for sweeps ? Seems like we always hand the ball off
     
  20. hawkfan2679

    hawkfan2679 Well-Known Member

    I feel like they try to get too cute with those plays. Have WR's bunched to the right in an I formation, then motion to the RB out to the bunch to create a trips look...ideally, if it wasn't 3rd and 1, the defense would shift and it would/could create a numbers advantage inside to get the requisite yardage. But we try to dress it up so much that we almost try too hard...maybe I've been just watching too much Iowa football, but it's those times when you actually can call out what the play is going to be before they run it. There was another 3rd and short (or was it 4th and short?) in the game last weekend where we came out in our base formation, then traded a TE, then ran jet action, just so we could run a QB sneak. With the sneak, at least we got Stanley driving the back of the OL plus the FB comes up and can help too...with the FB dive (with the obvious precursors to the play), you don't get the extra body pushing towards first down yardage.
     
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