How Royce Freeman Saved Marcus Mariota: Oregon Spread Offense Pass Protection

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 4 Comments

I know you’re shaking your head at my title; “Charles is shameless in how he tries to get hits.” There is truth in the shameless part, but there is also truth in how Royce Freeman made a huge play to help his teammates score a touchdown AND protect his quarterback, Marcus Mariota, from serious injury. Coach Tony Hoolulu in Hawaii …

Overloaded 4 man pass rush

How Stanford Attacked Oregon’s Pass Protection

Curtis Peterson Analysis 10 Comments

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 actually are for offenses, as we’ll examine. Against Oregon, Stanford targets the Ducks’ offensive line …

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 …