The Oregon Epitome: Baylor?

Did you see Baylor run the ball inside well AND throw the long ball for touchdowns in the Holiday Bowl?  It reminded me of our game at Michigan in 2007 where we threw three bombs for TDs, and yet had Dennis Dixon and Jonathan Stewart balancing the offense with the running game.  Is that the last area for the Chip Kelly offense to progress?  We currently can’t throw the long pass as we saw the Bears do for the ultimate compliment to a strong rushing attack….yet.

Is the challenge not having the speed receivers, or the insistence on great blocking from our WRs?  There were games this year where I have NEVER seen such great downfield blocking by our Wide-Outs, but is this something a speedy thin big-play guy wants to do?  On a percentage basis—it makes more sense to exploit the running game because the big bomb TDs are not something to be consistently counted upon, hence the fast, but rugged WRs like Huff and Lowe.

It is a dilemma and one that got me pondering…because the Baylor Bears were very impressive the other night AND when they had RG III.  On the other hand what we are doing is working…but could it be better?



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Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks for thirty years and has written reports on football boards for over a dozen years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, a daughter, Christine, and their dog (Abbie) reside in Eugene, Oregon, where he has been a financial advisor for 30 years serving clients in seven different states. He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More...

  • Agreed. I think we have a ton of fast and smart WR’s. Just no one has stepped up to be “THE” guy. With all the WR’s and ATH’s we’ve brough in no one has really stepped into a leadership role. There are plenty who are right there with a ton of that dangerous….potential. Huff, Kelly, Stanford, Addison, Blackmon (now leaving) all seemed to have the potential to be that guy.

    Imagine our offense with a Marquise Lee in it???? Holy crap.