Category Archive for: ‘Fish Reports’

  • Overloaded 4 man pass rush

    How Stanford Attacked Oregon’s Pass Protection

    Watching Stanford take on Oregon recently has been brutal for Duck fans, but interesting for coaches, specifically on passing downs as Stanford’s three and four man pass rush really caused Oregon problems. Stanford does a terrific job of making things look much more complex than they …

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  • Evan Baylis

    Exploring Tight End Principles That Boost the Ducks’ Running Game

    The Oregon Ducks use formations incredibly well on offense. Many also categorize them as a “spread offense,” which to most people means 4 wide receivers and 1 running back, or “10 personnel” in coaching speak (1 running back, 0 tight ends). Without getting too nit-picky …

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    An Elite Showdown: Anthony Barr vs Tyler Johnstone

    One of the great unknown elite match-ups of the 2013 season pitted the UCLA All-American and 9th pick in the NFL draft, Anthony Barr against Oregon’s Tyler Johnstone.  As the game approached, I was worried about the protection of Marcus Mariota’s blindside, and yet I …

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  • Great Defense 98 Arizona13DP

    How the Ducks Will Shut Down Rich Rod and the Wildcats in 2014

    In 2013, the Arizona Wildcats and Head Coach Rich Rodriguez tore through the Ducks and the nearly non-existent Oregon defense that day raised a lot of questions among Ducks faithful. But I’m here to tell you, Duck fans, that the future is bright. The Oregon defense …

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  • Featured Photo Run Blitz

    Oregon’s Preparations for Stanford in the Spring

    The window for us fans that is the Spring Game revealed much more this year than many would believe as I too had a hard time fathoming what I was seeing on the field from Head Coach Mark Helfrich.  Just as he has been aggressive …

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    A Husky Sack from Oregon’s Great Zone Coverage

    The “Fire Zone Blitz” is one of the effective blitzes that the Oregon hybrid 3-4 defense uses to pressure a Quarterback. The Ducks do a great job of bringing heavy pressure with 5-man zone blitzes, and then bringing 4 or often, only 3 pass rushers, but …

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  • Featured Photo

    The FishDuck.com 2014 Spring Game Analysis

    By Charles Fischer and the “Grizzled Ol’ Coach” Mike Morris We have ALL been fooled by Spring Games of the past, as players who starred in these May games would not ever see the light of day on the football field in the fall – or they …

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  • Flinn Spring Game

    Empty & Full: My Favorite Play of the Oregon 2014 Spring Game

    Thanks to my friend, Charles Fischer, I have had the great opportunity to write about many of my favorite offensive schemes here on FishDuck.com.  From the Zone Read Bubble to One Back Play Action to Packaged Tempo Plays, these analyses have been about concepts that …

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  • Jeff Gold

    The Ducks Are Keen on the Value of Gold!

    It has been written that April showers bring May flowers!  Could we add to that a wet baseball, uncomfortable uniforms and, despite being the namesake of waterfowl, disappointment to the Ducks’ hardball team? Downpours be damned, they had the lead 1-0 going into the 8th inning …

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  • Huff Blocks For Thomas

    Oregon Receivers Are the Key to Ducks’ Explosive Run Game

    When analyzing Oregon’s offense, it quickly becomes clear they have an uncommon number of explosive plays.  According to ESPN’s PAC-12 Blog, an explosive play is defined as any play that gains 20 or more yards.  In 2013 the Ducks were able to gain 20+ yards …

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