Friday, September 11, 2009

What Does Balance Mean to You?

Certainly, we are all aware Mike Bobo called 30 running plays and 30 passing plays last Saturday. Is this balance?

I am not so sure. To me balance has more to do with production. Ideal balance would be 300 yards rushing and 300 yards passing. okay, 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing.

However, if the running game is working, I do not think it should be abandoned in order to achieve balance. Balance is great, but do what works. Take what the defense is giving you. I don't mind running it 50 times or throwing it 50 times, if that is what the defense is giving us and we are having success.

We must be able to run the ball. We must be able to pass the ball. But we do not necessarily need to do both equally in every 60 minute span. Running it successfully four plays in a row should not lead to an automatic pass attempt the next four plays. And I do not expect to see that type of play calling tomorrow night.

I expect we will see typical Georgia balance against the chickens. We will run it more than we throw it, but the yardage produced in the passing game will be similar to that produced by the running game. Cox will produce more than 6 yards per an attempt. He has to.

So what is your definition of offensive balance?


BulldogBrock said...

GREAT post Mike. That's about the best assessment of what we need to be doing I've seen. I don't understand why they feel the need to be "balanced." Well, last week we were "balanced" and we lost, so it doesn't really mean much to me...

I've been saying that for years...balance doesn't mean anything if they can't stop what your doing. Take what the D gives you, be it the run or the pass. Don't change until they stop you! Great thoughts.

MikeInValdosta said...

Thanks, Brock.