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The Evolution of the Air Raid Offense

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Goose, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Now that Mike Leech is back in our lives, it's good timing from Smart Football to release this article on the evolution of his offense. It's a LONG read, but a good one if you have the time. Plus, it's nice to see reminders that we were decent at at least one thing in the last decade:

     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Love Smart Football. I am almost done with his book. good reading.
     
  3. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Air Raid, freshman!
     
  4. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Good thing Carbal is still here...he can give pointers on how CU defended that offense pretty well while Leach was at TT. Given the speed of Pac-12 defenses, it's possible that Leach might not hit it big at WSU.

    Speaking of those safety blitzes...could that be Parker Orms' game to shine for the Buffs?
     
  5. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    GB? He loves the blitz/
     
  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Greg Brown blitzed a lot last year because we didn't have the front four necessary to play straight up. I expect (hope?) that will change somewhat this year, and we'll be able to blitz when we want to, not when we need to.
     
  7. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    what has changed that makes you think we wont need to blitz like mad men drink?
     
  8. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    It's really more of a hope than an expectation, but we added some talent to the DL, and our LBs should be able to control the running game. No need to commit a safety to the LOS on nearly every down... I hope.
     
  9. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    this is easy - we don't have a running back playing db. That's not exactly a minor change.
     
  10. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    And healthy DBs...don't you think that made a difference against Utah when the starting DBs were finally healthy for one game last season?
     

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