Let's talk some O.
Sigh. What is the deal here??? We lose Dockery. But our line play was less than impressive last year. Alot of our run game problems start here. Colt was on his back alot as well. We have a five star coming in Mason Wolters. Huey and Snow were getting acclaim at the beginning of last season. An ijury prone Ulatoski returns this year. Tanner and Hix also coming back. We need vast improvement here.
I think we are good, except McCoy would occaisionally regress. He still had a few fumbles. Expect to see Colt taking more snaps under center and more downfield bombs. Back Up...................................................................................................................
............................... John Chiles should be penciled in, but if Gilbert gets PT that will leave 2 years for McCoy 2.0 or other. It is very speculative right now, especially since Case is stil in HS and -other- is undetermined. I like Sherrod Harris alot, but it is not looking good for him.
Call me crazy but I think we are lookin good here. The Foz should be our no.1 but McGee could just as easily be that if he can learn to pick up the blitz. I thought our backs did well when they could get past the first level. The line had real problems last year and the backs were not mature enough. We lose the big play capability of Ogbannaya. I did say big play, and it is earned. In reserve we have Hills, Newton with Whaley coming in. CJ still bringing the house, he had no probs breaking through, but his top end speed was lacking. If he can shed some pounds like the staff wants he might improve there. One more thing, I noticed the Foz motioned to wideout in the two minute drill, so his hands are probably decent. I expect to be better here.
I think Collins/Kirkendoll can be our possesion reciever. Shipley, nuff said. Malcolm Williams' time has come. Excited to see him this year. Buckner was not real impressive last year but size can give him confidence, he or Grant may switch to TE. Also we have Webber, Payne, Hales and Monroe in the wings. I expect some transfers and/or Monroe may switch to defense. Look for more downfield passing to help our run game.
I am not holding my breath for Irby, its a shame too. Marshall should be back and we have Mathews and Graham coming in. This is a real immediate need. Big questions remain here.
I thought he did well last year. While we were not one dimensional, we struggled when the defense brought their safeties up. We have some legit deep threats this year which should back the defenses off. Expect less spread this year and more running. Overall I think we are better, but I expect Cosby will be missed on some 3rd/4th downs. If we can control the clock better it will help our defense tremendously.
Biggest concern on O this year?
O Line (21 votes)
TE (24 votes)
RB (19 votes)
WR (1 vote)
QB (1 vote)
66 total votes