ladies timberlands How Ohio State could fix its running game woes
This is not the same thing as trying to make sure a star receiver gets the ball. Stuff has to happen in between the snap and the catch in that scenario.
To get a handoff to a running back, a coach just has to, well, call a handoff to the running back.
After Meyer confirmed he has told his coaching staff this week he wants to see Dobbins and Weber get the ball more, offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson went into more detail about why and how that might happen plus why it might not.
defense you playing is outnumbering you, and either the quarterback or the run pass option equates that, Wilson said, identifying the two ways Ohio State has chosen most often so far this season.
But what if defenses are putting too many people near the line of scrimmage to block and the quarterback run isn a very appealing alternative? Obviously defenses don consider Barrett legs a very deadly poison if they keep picking it. to keep the ball, Wilson said. that being said, schematically we got to find a way to get some hats on those guys so our running back can be the runner. At the end of the day, we haven done that the last couple of weeks.
The reason Ohio State has not used gap blocking regularly over the last two plus seasons has never been entirely clear, a mystery deepened by the fact gap blocking was part of the successful formula for Meyer teams in the past,
including in the 2014 postseason when Cardale Jones (a capable but not great runner) was Ohio State quarterback.
One theory is the time it takes to learn all those fancy new passing plays leaves little for installing and more importantly mastering multiple blocking schemes.
If the quarterback is running too much, Wilson needs to call fewer option plays, and if Ohio State still wants to run the ball, that will probably require some different blocking schemes (see above).
If they don it could be because of a reluctance to change philosophically from a team built on speed to one built on power.
we like that speed and that spread stuff, so when you spread it out you get into either the run pass option or the read option, Wilson said, indicating they could circle back to what they have been doing and try to do it better rather than try something new.
He admitted he thought he could rely on Barrett arm last week because of the hot streak he and his receivers had been on for six weeks, but the quarterback responded by throwing four interceptions.
Nobody would have predicted that, but then again Barrett should never be confused with Joe Germaine, so maybe the coaching staff should have known that bubble was going to burst eventually.
fight hard to get (Dobbins) going, he said. been great. And going forward yeah we got to get him carries. Got to, but I don think we can force it,