There once was a time when nobody used tempo to beat their opponents.
Chip Kelly changed all of that and put teams on their heels and exposed any and every mental miscue, miscommunication, alignment, or mental error made by defenses. Quite simply he forced other teams to be so mentally prepared and ready that they started faking injuries to buy more time.
Where has that gone? Our up-tempo isn’t fast any longer. Is our offense these last years not capable of forcing the issue? Are the Ducks no longer capable of playing fast?
We see so many other teams running up-tempo offense with success, but somehow our up-tempo never ever reaches the alacrity of Chip Kelley’s teams. What gives?
Speed kills. Tempo demands mental proficiency from every defense on every play. Is our reduced speed and tempo killing us?
Top Photo by Kevin Cline
For Football Season: FishDuck Back to Seven Days a Week!
I had to shut down the daily articles on July 20th because I could no longer work the extra 3 to 12 hours per week of certain managerial/editorial duties. (beyond the usual ones with FishDuck)
I’ve had a blast writing without those duties, and now, due to a new agreement with the writers, I can announce that we will have articles seven days a week again. I wish to thank the writers publicly for their graciousness in coming to a solution, as now I still do not have do those extra duties with our agreement, and meanwhile the writers are back having fun creating articles as I am.
Everybody is happy! So below is the new schedule through football season:
Monday: Mr. FishDuck
Tuesday: Darren Perkins
Wednesday: Joshua Whitted & Mr. FishDuck
Thursday: Coach Eric Boles & Alex Heining
Friday: David Marsh
Saturday: Mr. FishDuck (GameDay Baby!)
Sunday: Jordan Ingram
A couple of writers could not join us as they have new projects in their lives, and cannot write for anyone at the moment–but perhaps we will see them back later.
Things rarely work out so well for all parties in agreements, but this time it has and truly….everyone wins!
Our 33 rules at FishDuck can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) keep it clean, and 3) no reference of any kind to politics. Easy-peasy!
FishDuck members….we got your back. No Trolls Allowed!