A Real Pain in the Pass

Todd Moore Fish Reports 2 Comments

How do the Ducks stop 1,200 pounds of defensive muscle with exceptional speed from crushing our quarterback?  What are the tactics to stop blitzes?  It is only fitting to give some recognition to the big boys up front, since this is not an easy assignment.  The men who battle in the trenches every single offensive play are the reason big …

Paralysis By Analysis: The Running Game’s Impact on the Passing Game

Todd Moore Fish Reports 6 Comments

Have you ever wondered why Oregon’s offense is so successful?  There are a multitude of reasons, but one that we are going to look at today is how the running and passing game form such a wonderful marriage.  It is no secret that we have many weapons on the offensive side of the ball as the offensive staff at Oregon …

Special Teams Analysis: In the Blink of an Eye

Todd Moore Fish Reports 12 Comments

As you know we Duck fans did not have much to cheer for when it came to kickoff returns for touchdowns this year, or kick off returns in general.  It is very frustrating when we have such explosive players back there such as De’Anthony Thomas.  Hopefully, De’Anthony’s 94-yard return for a touchdown in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will give us something …

Oregon Special Teams Analysis: Swinging What?

Todd Moore Fish Reports 9 Comments

How does Oregon get so many two point conversions?   We have a variety of plays that we have used over the years on extra points, and the Swinging Gate Formation is just one of the reasons Oregon puts the “Special” in special teams.  In every aspect of Oregon football we can see an attack style mentality, including after we score …