- Jan 10, 2020
I honestly think they should throw the ball downfield more often. it's proven those attempts, while less likely to be complete, are also less likely to be picked.I am in agreement.
The quandry is how do you maximize your offense and getting the ball to playmakers while also minimizing the opportunities that Martinez has to turn the ball over.
1. find a couple backs and focus on the running game
2. Limit Martinez carries to meaningful times when you have a legit shot to pick up a first down or score. I believe they will need his running ability so use it when the reward is there. Otherwise, get ball out of his hands as much as possible in the running game
3. Try to avoid throwing downfield in obvious passing situations unless Martinez earns the trust or you have no other choice. Close ball game and 3rd and ten on your side of field you punt and on opponents you kick field goals.
This is an area that frustrates me a bit. Staff appears to have put together what could be a strong offensive unit for at least next two years. However, we have starting quarterback, that while explosive and has all the tools, is turnover and poor decision prone enough to erode trust and lose games. On top of that, no competitor and likely only 1 other guy that would have any chance at playing at a D1 level if Martinez goes down.
If I had a five million dollar job I wouldn't have all my eggs in that basket.
dinking and dunking only ups the snap count, and, in turn, the chances AM has to turn it over.
that said, I hope we hand it off on darn near every play this year.