Guys…don’t miss this one. The skill of a writer is reflected in how he can take the complicated and make it simple for us to understand, and Sean did a great job with secondary zone coverages. I learned some things and hope you do too. (Read there and discuss here-thanks)
How did we stop Kansas State’s passing game in the Fiesta Bowl? Sean answers it in another informative and entertaining analysis….just when I thought last week’s was the best!
Ready to take a break from the recruiting drama to learn about our defense? Sean grew up as a "Coach’s son" and had been breaking film down for his father for over 15 years. He served as a consultant this last summer to my defensive tutorials, and now is producing his first analysis for Oregon fans.
Want an example of an in-game adjustment where we changed our plays to counter a defensive strategy? Josh found one in the Fiesta Bowl that occurred early on, and since Helfrich was on the headphones—he knows all about these strategies. (For all we know—it may have been him that suggested it!) Interesting key by the defense…. We have begun Basketball Analysis of the Dana Altman attack and will have a new one up on the front page Wednesday. Read there and discuss here! Thanks to all.
Hey guys-there is some great information by Josh about the formations and plays that brought about an important touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl. The play change-ups were interesting to me….
We are now offering Oregon basketball analysis to help the fan learn more about our beloved Ducks, not to the degree as a coach, but in some smaller entertaining portions in order to enjoy the games that much more. As always…read the article over there and come back here to discuss, as I would appreciate your input on this strategy and how it is explained.
This is a foundation play of the Oregon Spread Offense and I’m a little ashamed that I did not cover before now, and that it is not yet in the Tutorials. This is a bedrock play for thousands of football teams, and one that Chip Kelly uses extensively, especially in the Fiesta Bowl recently. It is a vital running play where there is no optioning or "reading" by the QB, and is another important play for us fans to become familiar with. Read there, and discuss here as always and thanks to you all.
If there was ever an example of Chip reaching deep into the tool box to throw a curve at the opponent—this is it. I don’t know which is more thrilling; finding something he used a long time ago at Oregon in this game, or knowing that he’s going to be here another year to study!
This is the third in a three part series analyzing Kansas State and learning how we will defense the Wildcats and how we will attack them. Josh pulls some interesting comparisons to other games, and I’m curious if others agree with his conclusions. (Read there, discuss here as usual)
This is an interesting analysis as to how Baylor gained an advantage in numbers on the Wildcats, and how Oregon can capitalize. Watch there, discuss here as usual-thoughts?
Now this is interesting analysis from Josh! We begin to learn a little about what makes the Kansas State offense so impressive, and as you read—doesn’t it remind you of Cam Newton two years ago? We have faced some amazing QBs in our bowl games recently of Pryor, Newton, Russell Wilson, and now Collin Klein. It’s fun to see how they feature him and the task our defense has. Think we can slow him down the way we did Newton?
We have looked at a ton of plays and not watched this one before! This process has an interesting twist at the end for me, as sometimes you have a hard time putting a finger on what you’re pondering. I’m wondering if any of you think we are going to see this again in the Bowl game? Fun stuff.
Are we running an audible for who we zone read on a play? It is interesting set of plays, and I can’t help but wonder if the Xs and Os types here agree with me or not. This was also part of the "Cat-&-Mouse Game," in addition to what we saw last week. It IS an interesting question….
Some of you coaching types might assert that I’ve taken a stretch on this….but I am curious to see if you agree with my breakdown of a particular play. Is this the "Cat-&-Mouse Game" that OC Mark Helfrich referred to after the Civil War? How did we run outside? I believe we turned to a reliable weapon, but do come here to discuss.
This is the most interesting analysis article that I’ve ever been a part of as Josh covers what we studied for hours on Sunday. He shows what Oregon did, how Stanford offset it, how the Ducks countered back, and then the strategy the Cardinal used to counter back yet again. Fascinating stuff and I’d love to discuss it here as I’m curious as to if anyone thinks whether the Beavers will employ these tactics?
Josh and I worked pretty hard all day Sunday coming up with a two part series about what Stanford did to us on defense. We are not covering the areas already discussed extensively such as the field goals, missed passes and blocks, or play selection. We dug in, (with the help of a retired college coach) and wanted to learn what an elite defense does to us beyond just great talent
What a roller-coaster of emotions during this game! We went from a sick feeling to being stunned at our newly explosive passing game. Come back here to discuss as these are two new passing strategies to ponder. Do I hear "more?"
I think you will get a kick out of our photo-shopped images…but I do wonder how many of you regard this as a potential trap game as I do.
Isn’t it amazing how the cloud of emotion—the desire to see your team win can completely blind you from seeing things during the game? A lot happened in this game that I simply could not see on Saturday, and I look forward to examining carefully in the offseason.
If you saw this last summer—watch again and tell me if you think USC’s strategy will change based upon what has happened thus far this year. You will want to go take a look at my "disclaimers" for USC fans, as I got swamped by some LA culls a few months ago with this video.
This formation from our past was great to see, and the plays from it against Colorado were even more enjoyable to watch. But was this a classic Chip Kelly ruse? Truly a Trojan Horse? Come back here to discuss as I am curious as to what you think in terms of game planning; what is Chip up to?
If you were an opposing Defensive Coordinator—how do you counter this play?
We are really moving up in our analysis of the Ducks this week. Let’s discuss back here as I am curious as to whether YOU think what was going through the QBs mind is the same as my consultants on this project. Interesting stuff.
I am curious how many agree with me? The other teams of the conference ought to be aware of his MO and most of them (like Oregon State) cannot afford to lose a Quarterback now.
I could not get the url to work this week... http://fishduck.com/2012/10/oregons-new-double-power-play-pounds-the-dawgs/
Is this a football, "Back to the Future" moment for Oregon fans? Come back to let me know what you think about this new advance and if you agree that he’s added a Fullback (in theory) with it. Interesting stuff to ponder regardless!
This article helps to explain the odd interception and how we stopped Arizona on 4th down and two feet. I got coaching help that helps us all learn!
It’s Back to the Future with an adjustment to life without videos due to the new Pac-12 rules. I go back to my roots of writing and explaining with diagrams…and it feels OK! I am curious as to what others think of the combo, or package that Oregon appears to have with the Straddled Triple Option, so do come back here to discuss. It is pretty interesting how Chip can really spread the field with these combos.