Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Closer Look at the Maryville Game

All in all, the stats show one glaring deficiency, the running game was not there for Ferrum. You could look at conditions as a cause, but I think the more likely cause was the Scots had as their primary task to disrupt Tim Reynolds, and they did. Ferrum could not get a solid ground game established, and while the poor conditions existed for both teams, Maryville was able to generate 236 yards on the ground, compared to Ferrum's 123....and Ferrum had one more running play than Maryville.

I am concerned about the Ferrum offense, but there is a lot of talent on that side of the ball. We have to get more points on the board, and I know there are many out there that believe that Ferrum needs to completely change their offense. I do not see that happening in the middle of a season. Maybe there could be some changes made on a small scale, but to wholesale change the offense is not practical right now. There are many factors that will determine what offense is implemented, mostly that would be determined by the talent level, size, speed, abilities etc. The option or spread option does not require a huge and powerful offensive line, but it is an offense that requires a capable quarterback, and a good amount of speed in the back field.

It has been suggested that the Wing T be implemented. Not a bad idea, and it could possibly work, but there would be different blocking schemes. Not overly complicated from what I see, but there are several variations of the Wing T that may be more complicated to a degree. That offense, like the option, is based on deception, but can be more difficult to defend than the option.

Huntingdon next week. They beat CNU 51-31...ugh.

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