It’s time to UNLEASH D-Mo!
This kid can cook. Stop waiting until the defense has put the team in a big hole in the first half to unleash Morris in the second half to try to pull off some miracle comeback. If we don’t see heavy short and intermediate play-action passing from the offense in the first quarter, something is wrong. Pass to set up the run. Mix in some bootlegs to get Morris out of the pocket. Coach him to make faster decisions to run the ball when nobody is open. He’s got some mobility that’s been under-utilized so far. When their defense stops respecting the threat of the hand-off, THEN you hit them with the run and catch their ILB’s retreating and flat-footed and now they have to try to tackle hopefully Cam Davis after he’s already four yards down the field and has momentum.
Defensively, obviously they have to stop the run. If that means bringing a safety down in the box, then so be it. The OLB’s have to contain the edges because Shough will pull the ball and run it. Hopefully Bowman is back this week. He’s our best edge defender against the run. I’m tired of watching UW’s corners give receivers a free release and a cushion to work with. What are our coaches afraid of? We’re not playing Bama or Ohio State. Oregon’s best receivers are a bunch of midgets and none of them have elite deep speed. Get in their fucking faces and disrupt the timing of their pass plays. If UW keeps doing the same shit on defense that they’ve been doing, they’re going to keep getting the same results. Make Oregon’s receivers beat our corners man on fucking man. I don’t think they can consistently do that enough to win the game.