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WR Targets in UGA game

 

My word, this is hard to watch.  We threw for 149 yards Saturday.  The most painful part of that – this was a season high.  I’m not sure how much good it does to try to analyze this offense.  It’s just so disconjointed that I don’t know if we can really tell if one player is player better than the others.

Anyway, here is some data from the UGA game.  Ja-mes Logan and Donte Moncrief led in targets again with 8 a piece.  The difference this time is that Moncrief outperformed Logan.  Logan was basically shut down with 2 catches for 10 yards.  The highlight is when he caught a 5 yard curl and stepped out 6 inches short of the first down.  We later punted. 

Moncrief did ok with 3 catches for 68 yards.  However, a catch rate of less than 50% is still not great.  This was by far his best game though.  As he brings more consistency, he will be a player.

The new strategy against UGA was getting Brassell more involved with 4 targets.  He hauled in 2 for 52 yards.  I think for him to be more effective, we need to diversify the routes that he runs - basically, if Brassell is in the game, we're going deep.  More on that in a second though.

Jeff Scott had 2 targets and caught them both for 10 yards.  It was nearly a lot more if not for two Jamal Mosley holding calls.  Both were iffy - I think they could have let us by with the second one after calling the first one, but the holding on the TD was really questionable.  I like the idea of getting Scott out in space and away from big DTs.

Mosley, Herman, Moore, and Bolden all had one target a piece with everyone but Mosley catching their pass for a combined 9 yards.  The most notable omission was Febia Allen, he has been a consistent, but underused target this year.  Allen's goose egg combined with Mosley only getting the first pass of the game thrown to him is really questionable because both have been decent weapons for us this year.

Finally, that brings me to our overall offensive philosophy.  Out of 30 passes thrown, 24 of them were either curl/flat or fly patterns on the sideline.  Even of the 6 passes which I counted as attacking the middle of the field, very few were actually between the hashes.  We simple do not force the MLB to defend the pass and we don't make the safeties defend the middle of the field.  For this reason, the LBs don't have to worry much about the pass and the safeties don't really get burned on play action fakes.

I know this was one of Arkansas fan's complaints about Nutt and I think they're right.  We've gone through 3 OCs, and they all have done the same thing.  All curl routes, all the time - fast guys get to run fly's.  It's discouraging. 

Here is the raw data for the season - note, they've gone back and added a catch for one yard for Moore somewhere in the first two games so my totals don't quite add up right now.  When I have more time, I will try to find it.

Total

90

54

578

3

10.7

6.4

60%

Name

Targets

Catches

Yards

TD

YPC

YPT

Catch Rate

Donte Moncrief

24

9

150

2

16.7

6.3

38%

Ja-Mes Logan

22

13

164

0

12.6

7.5

59%

Jeff Scott

8

8

36

0

4.5

4.5

100%

Nick Brassell

7

3

58

0

19.3

8.3

43%

Jamal Mosley

6

4

26

1

6.5

4.3

67%

Ferbia Allen

4

4

53

0

13.3

13.3

100%

Derrick Herman

4

3

18

0

6.0

4.5

75%

Philander Moore

4

3

1

0

0.3

0.3

75%

Brandon Bolden

4

3

33

0

11.0

8.3

75%

Vincent Sanders

3

2

34

0

17.0

11.3

67%

Devin Thomas

2

1

5

0

5.0

2.5

50%

HR Greer

1

1

0

0

0.0

0.0

100%

Collins Moore

1

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

0%

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