Listen: Greg, NFL, Oregon discussed on Ross Tucker Football Podcast
"So when it's too far out like that, it's really difficult to make those kinds of assessments. Right. What about just in terms of schematics, Greg, like when you know? Yeah. Yeah. And we've talked about before that the hash marks makes it a different game and all that stuff, but what stands out to you maybe in terms of trends or the way people are playing offense, Yvonne, you're defensively, what did you learn about the way college team and maybe you already knew it, but what did it reinforce about the way college teams are playing football? Well, I think one thing that you see a lot of in college, and I think it's now filtered into the NFL to some degree is you see so many actions in the backfield, whether it's jet, sweep action, whether it's what we call orbit motion, where a receiver runs behind the back or the quarterback. You see such an emphasis on misdirection deception, those kinds of things. And it makes it very, very diff. A cult in college for defenders, particularly linebackers to be able to get a feel for what they're looking at, and it makes it very difficult for college coaches, defensive coaches, and how they go about teaching these players what to read. 'cause it's difficult. The other thing that you see so much of in college is obviously you see three wide receiver shotgun, but you see, run games added that, and that makes it difficult defensively in college where the field is so wide to the white side of the field because you still have to defend the run in college. At of these spread three wide sets. You can't just ignore the run and play with two deep safeties or you'll just get gashed in the run game. 'cause you don't have the numbers. So defenses have to figure out how to play the run, but still not give up so much space so they get burned in the past game. I think that's what used to stand out to me about Oregon. The most with chip Kelly, Greg. And no lesser extent, even like West Virginia back in the day. I just remember feeling like, where is the run defense like the rice holes are huge and these guys, you know how many years in a row Greg to Oregon, have a running back, whoever's like nine yards a carry. And it looked like every time he got the ball, he was shot out of a cannon and then get touched until like twelve yards down the field. That's a great point and actually did some reading this summer and I was reading some things. Nick Sabin said about trying to deal with the run game and of these three widespread sets with the white side of the field being so wide because you have to sort of get it that extra guy in the box area to defend the run. And so now you're left with a single high safety and now there's so much field. So you have to try to figure out defensively had a sort of mix and match zone concepts with man concepts, so that you don't get burned and that sort of. What teams have to try to do, but you make a great point Ross. I mean, college run games because of the three wide and and the wide side of the field. It becomes a numbers game. You just don't have enough people in the box to defend the run. When you talked about the orbit motion the jet, sweep, motion. All of that is basically just another way to hold the backside defender or at least at least hold one defender that they can't really be in the gap that they're supposed to be in. Right. Well, it's not just a whole one defender. Think of this way. You're you're, you're stacked linebacker and in college or the NFL. Okay. And you see to offensive lineman pull one way, but then you see the wide receiver run jet, sweep action the other way. Okay. What do you do?."