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DawgsLife
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Eli Wolf, a TE we got primarily for blocking has looked very good catching the ball. We also seem to be using our TEs more so far in the passing game.

ALL of our WRs seem to be buying in on blocking. They are looking very good blocking in the running game.

Pickens can catch, and seems to block extremely well. He will have to keep his emotions in check against better competition, though.

Zamir looks powerful, but he hasn't had to do a lot of cutting. We'll see how much he is recovered when he starts cutting.

The defense is swarming more this year like they did in 2017. Maybe I just don't remember, but it seemed to be missing a little last year.


Of course we have done all this against poor competition, so it will be interesting to see if it can continue when we get into the meat of the schedule, but right now it looks very, very good.


Peter Buck
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A lot of TE catches were in the soft spot behind the LBs. Assuming that is because our run game has their LBs cheating to the line. That is a hard place to see and throw to. Definitely shows he is seeing more of the field than he did when he was a Freshman.


crispyUGA
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Bu-bu-bu-but, he ain't progressed none since he done been a freshman, Peter!


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Crowknowsbest
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He will have to keep his emotions in check against better competition, though.

While he can’t run around getting a bunch of unsportsmanlike penalties, having a guy out there with an attitude isn’t always the worst thing.


Griffindawg
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You right about that peter buck. Last two years Fromm has definitely worked the perimeter way more than throwing inside.


Peter Buck
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Our running game and the deep threat of our receivers should really open up that part of the field for the offense.


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Bossbailey34
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I called it when we got wolf. I figured kirby knew something we didn't. But yesss I'm very interested how we do against Notre dame.


lewis and herschel
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Wolf just did not get the pub Nauta did and with Nauta not making the 53 man roster of an NFL team, I would say he was overrated.

That said, Wolf is supposedly a step faster and had great hands. So amazingly enough, we may have upgraded at te.


Hobnailboot
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Pickens can catch, and seems to block extremely well.


Dude Pickens is unreal. And I agree, as impressive as the lay out catch was, coming back in the drive and jacking up a LB was the best part.


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Cousin_Avi
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The speed Tindall displayed on his sack was eye opening. If he can get the mental aspect of the position, he will be scary!


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VoxDawg
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Nauta was a fool to leave early. He would be positively sick in this new iteration of the offense, particularly across the middle.


Damn Good Dawg
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We’re 2 games in and y’all are saying a UT castoff is better than Nauta? Sheesh. Let’s wait until we play a team with a pulse.

I was happy, though, to see the TEs targeted but also to see Fromm throwing downfield.


Damn Good Dawg
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Completely agree


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WorkinDawg
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To have our running game and not wear teams out with TE’s is dam near malpractice imo


Fats
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While he can’t run around getting a bunch of unsportsmanlike penalties, having a guy out there with an attitude isn’t always the worst thing.

Agree - there is a lot to be said for having swagger on the field at the college level. It gets the players & fans fired up after big plays which can be demoralizing for opposing teams. Pickens strikes me as a guy who will get a couple more unsportsmanlike penalties this year and we will have to live with it.


wdhalgren
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We’re 2 games in and y’all are saying a UT castoff is better than Nauta?


If you're going to accuse others of overstating their case, why overstate yours? As far as I know, Wolf wasn't a castoff. He still had a spot at UT, left voluntarily.


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meansonny
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To have our running game and not wear teams out with TE’s is dam near malpractice imo


If you are trying to wear teams out, you have more success forcing the linebackers to run sideline to sideline. That was our offensive MO under Bobo and Chaney. I didn't always agree with it due to our personnel (Hutson Mason), but the benefits for our running game were unquestionable (gurley, chubb, Sony).

Going to the tight ends has been one of our most efficient pass plays the last several seasons. It is about time that we make it more of a priority in our offense.

There is a downside to throwing over the middle. The chance of an interception is probably tripled. Tips are random and there are a lot more defenders underneath, beside, and over those routes. I remember Aron Wright tipped up an INT that cost us a Florida game, and it feels like we have been gunshy over the middle ever since.


WorkinDawg
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If you are trying to wear teams out, you have more success forcing the linebackers to run sideline to sideline.


I mean wearing them out by being hard to stop. Not in the wind-sprints sense. If you have a strong running game working TE's over the middle vs. run-first LB's is a very high % play.


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DawgsLife
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While he can’t run around getting a bunch of unsportsmanlike penalties, having a guy out there with an attitude isn’t always the worst thing.




Absolutely. It never hurts to get inside the oppositions heads. As a frshman he will need to know the limits so he can avoid costly penalties.

I will say this, though....after his penalty he went over to Kirby and put his arm around Kirby's shoulders and listened to what Kirby said. Some players roll their eyes (More or less) and brush off the coaches criticisms. He seemed to take correction well.


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lewis and herschel
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Not sure Wolf will fair any worse In The NFL... Nauta was one of the knuckleheads that did not want to practice pre Sugar Bowl. Not a DGD.


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