Offensive Woes

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Is this the worst Tennessee offense you've seen in the past decade? I think it surely is. We have no stability at QB, our WR's don't scare anybody, and as usual the play calling is suspect at best. I just feel bad for the guys on defense because they played lights out. Fla just got the short field due to special team blunders.
 
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We are fine. I was actually impressed with Ainge's play tonight, our WR's played decently. What needs to improve is our o-line. They could not handle blitzes whatsoever.
 
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Our offense needs something and I don't know what that something is.

Let's not make this another Sanders thread. He isn't responsible for special teams.
 
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Clausen didn't see much action, but he sure looked anemic trying to get the ball down the field a couple of times.
 
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I think a HUGE problem is that our offense doesn't have a leader. Switching QB's back and forth is not the answer. It throws off the timing between our QB and WR's and splits the team in a way.

They need to pick Ainge or Clausen and stick with it. That could be a good start.
 
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We haven't had a return threat since I guess Eric Parker. With the talent we are suppossed to have there should be at least one person who could at least get it to the 30 yd line for once.
 
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At the risk of turning this into a QB thread . . .

I think it says a lot that they kept running Ainge out there despite the offense sputtering in the 2nd half. I think it's time to hand the reins to Ainge for better or for worse.
 
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Not to turn this into another Sanders thread either but it also seemed like we had a gameplan before the special teams starting choking, and then it seemed like there was nothing.
 
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The best word I can use to describe the offense is stale. There is just no excitement there at all. We don't do anything tricky at all. I just seems like every defense knows exactly what is coming.
 
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Originally posted by GAVol@Sep 18, 2005 1:34 AM
At the risk of turning this into a QB thread . . .

I think it says a lot that they kept running Ainge out there despite the offense sputtering in the 2nd half.  I think it's time to hand the reins to Ainge for better or for worse.
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I agree and I also think it was because we had to go deep more to try and get the game back and Ainge was the better player for that.
 
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I listened to the volnetwork after the game,
the interview with Fulmer, Ainge, etc.

Both Fulmer, and Ainge essentially had the same comments.
Florida played a tight man to man defense, with 8 men in the box, and you got to make them pay deep when they do that.
I think Ainge should be the starter, but the receivers and qb are out of synch right now.

If you want to point the finger at Fulmer and Co. you can blame them for the special teams woes to a degree, but most of the problems in my mind is the fact we cant complete a deep ball. We are gonna see this same defense until we beat it, here on out.
 
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I would also like to add one more thing to this at the risk of starting another QB discussion. In the UAB game, Ainge led the team to 10 points and they took him out and he wouldn't return the same after that.

Tonight, Ainge led us down the field for 7, followed by another substitution as if he did something wrong.

What kind of message is the coaching staff sending Ainge when they do this. Is it, "good job you helped us score now grab a seat on the bench and wait until we feel like we need you again"???

Like it or not, confidence is a significant part to any good player playing well. I think that the confidence of Erik Ainge is diminished everytime he plays well and then gets the axe.

IMO, playing both Clausen and Ainge tonight was a mistake, but it doen't trump the mistake we call "special" teams.
 
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Originally posted by LadyinOrange@Sep 18, 2005 12:33 AM
What are they afraid of?? Hurting somebody's FEELINGS??
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People on this site are scared to hurt the coaches feelings on this site. They are doing a poor job, have been for some time and changes must be made.
 
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Riggs had 70+ yards rushing in the first half. I don't think Fla stopped the off tackle run to the left side of thehe offensive line 1x. Riggs was getting about 6-8 yards a pop on those 2nd quarter runs.
They stopped it on a crucial 3rd down, but the play went to the right side.
Riggs carried the ball only 6 times in the entire second half.

 

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