Posted by Big Ron on November 18, 18 at 08:10:00:
In Reply to: Yup posted by Xdevil on November 18, 18 at 02:12:03:
This week I read an interview with Jim Leavitt, the Duck DC. He stated that Harry and Benjamin were ASU weapons and that he would need to guess which one to focus coverage on each play. He also said that Wilkins was a good QB, but that Manny got rattled if pressure got to him.
So how does Lickens create his game plan? Run Eno on practically every first down. Throw to Harry on every 3rd down. I thought that Lickens would surly exploit Oregon's banged up LB. But he seldom called for any passes over the middle and never threw to the TE. Then on Manny's critical fumble, Manny is looking to go deep when all we needed was to pick up the first down to be in position to win the game. Worse yet, no TE or Ralston for pass blocking and Eno is sent into the pass pattern - 1 yard beyond the LOS. If Eno stays in the pocket to block, that fumble never happens. Lickens' call played right into Leavitt's scheme of pressuring Manny to rattle him.
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