Oregon’s Newly Revised POWER PLAY With Bang, Bend and Bounce RB Techniques!

Charles Fischer Analysis, Blast from the Past! 1 Comment

The Oregon offense continues to evolve and progress since my instructional video series was created four years ago. Those videos have been viewed more than a million times in total! They have been helpful to fans, as well as to coaches looking to install the spread offense (Oregon style). However, defenses have become better at defending the spread, and thus the Oregon coaching …

Analysis: “Vernon Adams Will Have a BETTER Statistical Year Than 2014 Mariota”

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Our recent articles re VA have stirred the feelings of some coaches in my network, and I received the following analysis (below) from one of them, that, while controversial, is also illuminating. I added the GIFs, picture, and my personal endorsement to what he wrote. This is fun stuff, my friends! Charles Fischer So – why would some stupid guy state the absurd: “Vernon Adams …

Analysis: Debunking the Myths Surrounding Vernon Adams

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Legendary Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant was once asked what it takes to be a successful coach. He answered: You need a good wife, a good huntin’ dog, and a good quarterback … and not necessarily in that order.”   If there was ever a team that quip applied to, our beloved Ducks fit the “bill” because some of the most …

“Vernon Adams is just like Russell Wilson” NOT!

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While there are definitely physical and ability similarities between Vernon Adams and Russell Wilson, when he played at Eastern Washington, Adams’ passing game was much more comparable to Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. There were a lot of “What are you doing??  Great pass!!” moments. Passes that looked like they shouldn’t be thrown — to covered receivers — off the wrong …

The Jake Fisher Effect: Aggressive Oregon Offensive Linemen!

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Offensive tackle Jake Fisher may end up leaving a legacy at Oregon far beyond winning a ton of games; he may have changed the perspective and attitude of the Duck offensive line forever. Tyler Johnstone said it well in a Chris Dufresne article for the LA Times. “He’s not a ‘win-one-for-the Gipper’ guy. He doesn’t give speeches. He’s just a …

Oregon Football Analysis: The “Fast Screen” Going “Fast Pace”

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The High Powered offense of the Ducks is predicated on many different facets, one of which is taking the easiest means necessary to move the football. At any point in the game, this Fast Screen can take flight. The Ducks want a high percentage play that will get yards and keep the defense guessing, and while the Fast Screen is not …

How Oregon Uses Constraint Plays to Stay One Step Ahead of the Defense

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Analysts love to dissect Oregon’s many packaged schemes and option runs, offensive plays designed to take advantage of whatever the defense throws at them, with an answer for just about anything and everything. There is, however, another part of any offense that is just as crucial, sometimes referred to as constraint plays. Constraint plays force a defense to hesitate, to think a little …

How Oregon uses Blitz Keys to Sniff Out Pressure

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What if it were possible to detect with nearly 100% certainty whether or not the defense is bringing pressure before the ball is snapped? How exactly would you find something like that out? The answer is simple, yet complicated at the same time. You would just need to find what’s called a “blitz key.” A blitz key is a pretty general …

Using Discipline and Fundamentals to Defend Brand New Formations

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The late, great Bill Walsh, former head coach during the glory days of the 49ers with Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, made a living showing opponents something they hadn’t seen on tape in the days leading up to the game. Oregon is no different. As a staff, Oregon coaches love to talk about how simple their scheme is, and how …

A Routine Oregon Win? Words Don’t Describe …

Charles Fischer Blast from the Past!, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

I agreed to do a post-game short analysis for the Managing Editor of FishDuck.com, Paul Jones, but my reaction was the same as fellow analyst Rory Davidson and Hawaii Coach Tony Hoolulu. As we watched the game, we did not observe anything unusual about the Oregon offense or defense in the Rose Bowl– the Ducks just played the same tactics with superb …

Attacking Florida State Weaknesses: What to Watch for …

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Site Principal’s Note: Rory Davidson has been the outstanding opponent analyst at FishDuck.com during the season, as I have covered Oregon. As a special preview feature we are joining forces to give Oregon fans some tactics and strategies to watch for by Oregon against Florida State. Each team has their weaknesses — let’s look at the Seminoles and some likely …

ESPN on Mariota: “The Dude is a Freak-Show”

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For long-time Duck fans, hearing the praise of the Oregon quarterback was fun from a group that has not always been as complimentary of Oregon as the writers on FishDuck.com and you are. They also provided some insights about defending him and how other players may view him. Rece Davis asked fellow ESPN sportscasters Jesse Palmer and Danny Kanell, “If you’re …