Short yardage strategy

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Short yardage strategy

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » August 31st, 2019, 6:32 am

Similar to past years we again saw us struggle to get crucial first downs on 3rd and 4th down with just a few yards to go. This was even an emphasis of the coaching staff in the off season.

I guess what I don’t understand is why in those situations are we still not lining up with Love under center with a fullback and a running back in the back field. I remember Gary favoring a jumbo package in the past on short yardage but last night it was slow handoffs out of shotgun with linemen pulling and shifting all over the place. Almost chaotic at the point of a attack and creating difficult running lanes. I just want to see our guys given the chance to just go hat on hat and generate a surge rather than get fancy in that situation.