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What most needs to exceed your expectations to win?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Aug 16, 2016.

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What would be the biggest impact upside to your expectations?

  1. Passing Offense

  2. Running Offense

  3. Passing Defense

  4. Running Defense

  5. Special Teams

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We talk about a lot of stuff and everything is a concern in the preseason.

    But based on what you expect to see, what's the aspect of the team that would make the biggest impact on winning if it was much better than what you think will happen?
     
  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I went with running offense. If we can get the run game going, it helps our red zone offense and we score 10-12 more points per game. An increase of 10-12 points per game should, theoretically, translate into 3-4 more wins.
     
  3. TDforTD

    TDforTD Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Also would help our ability to sustain drives if we had more 2nd/3rd downs with less yards to go. Really helps open up the playbook if we can be effective on first down run plays.

    Rush defense just the smallest of notches below rush offense for me.
     
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  4. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    Running sets up the entire O IMO. And we sucked at it last year in conf play.
     
  5. JPinCO

    JPinCO VP of Quantified Self Club Member

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    I went with ST, because **** Toby.
     
  6. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    A defense that gets more stops.

    If we can keep the other team from scoring we win. Because weve also seen what happens when its on Sefo's shoulders....
     
  7. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Run defense, so we can get off the field somewhat consistently and hold teams to FGs when in the red zone.
     
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  8. CUFan

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    Difficult to choose between running offense and rushing defense. Both very important. I ended up choosing offense.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That's where I was. I went with Offense mostly because I already have pretty high confidence on an improved Run Defense with Tupou in the middle, Gillam back, so many of the other guys looking so much bigger, and this being the 2nd year in JL's system.
     
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  10. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    Running O. Anything to reduce the reliance on Sefo
     
  11. zbuff

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    Also helps keep the D off the field.
     
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  12. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Went with running O as it will balance this offense out and take pressure off of Sefo. He cannot be expected to shoulder the whole thing if this team is going to win.
     
  13. Bill Cody

    Bill Cody Well-Known Member

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    Also, a substantially improved running offense, while helping the Buffs improve their overall efficiency on O, would also be the most impactful to improving just about every other aspect of the game. Keeps the Buff's defense off the field, and fresh, therefore making their play a lot more impactful. Also wears down the opposing defense (especially at altitude) and makes big plays by our O more probable. Generally, it also greatly improves the field position battle (i.e. special teams) because you rarely get pinned in your end of the field when you can run the rock.
     
  14. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    I think a strong defense is key to sustained winning in college football, but I already have above average expectations for this defense. Because of that, I went with rushing offense. A decent running game, coupled with solid defense, should really help in the red zone.
     
  15. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I went with special teams because it is so vital to be good in this area to have a successful team.
    However, as I think about the pass happy PAC-12, the most successful programs in this conference do run the ball very well. So I would have to say running game.
     
  16. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    Any more in the spread, the passing offense sets up the run, not vice versa as was traditional in the Big 8/12. I go passing "O".
     
  17. Highlander

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    I went with running defense since we have to prove it on the field before it is actually true. I understand why a number of you were confident on this point and went with running O (I almost did).
     
  18. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Since the scrimmage the lack of confidence in Sefo is right back to where it was when he got injured. Sefo needs to exceed expectations. So that means the passing game. Sefo has a good year, the rest takes care of itself.
     
  19. pcbuff

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    QB play. O Line play.
     
  20. DBT

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    Have to be able to run the ball. Being able to do so opens up the passing game, beats up the opposing defense and keeps the ball away from the opposition's offense which helps our defense.
     
  21. buffaholic

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    I went with passing O simply because I think that's our weakness, and was horrific last season. Our running game has to have an adequate passing game to complement it, or defenses will just sell out vs the rushing offense and force us to beat them in the air, which we could NOT do last year.
     
  22. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Red Zone efficiency.

    Don't care if this means better run blocking or perfect corner route or both. Just come away with six. I don't want opposing defense coordinators to know our goal line package better than we do, and have the horses to stuff CU time and again at the goal line.
     
  23. SerenityBuff

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    Wow people are putting a lot of stock into this scrimmage that was three weeks before the first game and the first time Sefo played any semi-competitive football in 9 months. Was it that bad? Did he manage to put his cleats on the right feet?
     
  24. leftybuff

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    We need an all of the above option....
     
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  25. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    voted: Running Offense
    Should be (IMO) line play on both sides of the ball. All the professionals are right when they say "you have to win in the trenches to win".
     
  26. Daaah

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    Passing offense. We lost our best player in Spruce and have Sefo back at QB. I'm not expecting much, but I think we need an improvement to be competitive.
     
  27. BarackObama

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    Rushing offense. The results indirectly point at the o-line as our biggest concern. If the rushing and the passing offense perform well it probably means the o-line is outperforming expectations. If this happens, I think it will be a good season. I am pretty confident in our defense.
     
  28. J.R. Ewing

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    Voting Passing O because let's face it, our OC is going to be calling mostly passing plays.
     
  29. InTheBuff

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    yep ..I voted this as well.
     
  30. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Passing O. If Sefo is having a good year I think the whole team does. This will mean the OL is having a good year as good pass protection will be required.
     

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