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The No Huddle Offenses of Today

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by pepsidriver24, Sep 6, 2013.

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  1. pepsidriver24 @snydzie

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    As the Broncos showcased last night, it is a clear advantage if an offense can effectively manage the no huddle strategy. Overall, it's pretty obvious the fast pace style is the way to go these days. The Ravens have the talent on defense, but they were dragging some serious a$$ last night.

    What I wanted to point out was that I think the FO has well prepared to defend this style of offense with our last few drafts. The cornerstone players on our D our known for their speed and have proven their physicality also. Ayers, Brown, Casey and Martin are all above average speed players.

    When we make it to the playoffs, this will be the name of the game. Collapse the pocket ASAP and contain the speedster WRs and TEs.

    Any team will get tired if they are on the field all day. Stamina is much different than being fast. 3 and outs will need to be a priority, and the quick D should be able to accomplish that. I believe Loggains has prepared this offense to control the ToP this year, and keep the D fresh. Being Locker's former QB coach, I think he has done everything he can to get Locker to understand the importance of the small things - getting the ball out quick or get your a$$ out of the pocket.

    The 2013 Titans, IMO, will dominate the ToP and will have one of the best pass rushes in the league. The run D is still spotty, but if we can call the right plays at the right time, and Sammie Hill makes the leap - look out.
  2. JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

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    One problem with that, you can't have a dominate pass rush as long as you're giving up runs.

    There's a reason you have to stop the run first and foremost on defense.
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  3. RockyTop Fox Defensive Coordinator

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    While the hurry up can be extremely effective, it only helps if you're the superior team. You quicken the pace of the game, allow more total possessions and plays ran, and ultimately give the better team a better chance of winning.

    The problem with us is we're going to be the underdog in many games. Take Seattle for example.. the more plays ran in that game, the lower chance we have to win. Our best hope is to take as long as we can, and to have a low total amount of plays ran. Higher play counts give the better team more time to take the game over, which would happen eventually.

    We won't beat teams like Seattle, Green Bay, Atlanta, ect by running a fast paced offense, resulting in 150 plays in the game. We would win by having long 8-10 minute drives, controlling the clock, and hoping for a lucky bounce to win 13-10.

    I don't think we're particularly suited for either extreme, to be honest.
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  4. Dman Starter

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    I don't think we would do well in a hurry up offense because I think time of possession and ball control are more important to this team as mentioned above by Rocky Top, which I agree with your post completely. I do think we could try it a few times and see how well defenses adapt to that style of play, we may be able to catch a team off guard if they don't think we could pull it off. At this point I am up for trying anything to win the ball game.
  5. pepsidriver24 @snydzie

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    I'm not saying that we will be focusing on our offense running fast pace - I'm suggesting our defense is prepared to face it, because we will be seeing it without a doubt early and often.

    As I said in the post - we will be working on dominating the ToP. Which means not as much hurry up offense. I think we will employ it at certain times, but the Titans are sticking with the conservative run-first offense most of the time.
  6. pepsidriver24 @snydzie

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    I'm feeling that running backs will not be used as traditionally as in the past this year. If you look at our schedule, the only teams we play that have a strong running background are the Texans and Seahawks. The 49ers keep the ball in Kaepernick's hand a lot, but I bet they don't run too much read option in the regular season much like last year. The Chiefs now have Andy Reid and his pass first style now. I think the defense will see a lot of passing this year, and I think the pass rush will create some confusion.

    With that said, I feel teams will game-plan to exploit our so-so run defense if it doesn't improve. I think our offseason additions will improve our run defense, I'm just wondering how much at this point. To which I say, If a team runs for 200 on us, we'll run 250 on them.:cj:
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    In the 1988 afc championship game the Bills introduced the fake injury to deal with the Bengals no huddle offense under Boomer Esiason. They were so impressed by that offense that Marv Levy installed it for his team and they went to 4 super bowls with it.

    I do agree with Rocky top though if we are playing a team with a potent passing attack we want to reduce their possessions not increase them. For most of our opponents the fisher approach to control top and keep our defense fresh is the way to go.
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    classic nfl move, hate and complain about a new trend...Adopt it the next year.
  9. JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

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    Ok so Ive been thinking about the hurry-up offense Jake Locker ran on that 99-yard drive last week in Houston.

    I think we need to use this more often, not just when we're trailing.

    I mean Jake was clutch that drive, and our offense did nothing right before that. We had that 1st drive where we scored, but after that and for most of the game we were just spinning our wheels going nowhere.

    The no huddle as some call it is a proven offensive strategy, every team uses it in the 2-minute warning, so its clearly not some gimmick wildcat-like formation, its actually not a formation at all, but a style of play.

    Nate Washington said they tried getting it going earlier in the game, so I feel theres a good chance Loggains wants to dial it up a lot more.
  10. Dman Starter

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    I agree, I think we need to open our offense up with this..... the hurry up offense can work as long as our coaches manage the game clock and our game plan. I want to see if Locker can do this. It all comes down to play calling and maybe loggains does something like this

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