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Air raid concepts

I've said it many, many times. Air Raid Concepts.

ECU doesn't need to run the exact Air Raid offense that Mike Leach teaches, but the Pirates do need to throw short passes with simple reads, quickly get the ball out of the hands of the quarterback and not expect the offensive linemen to hold their blocks for more than two seconds.

The receivers should run short hook patterns and slants over the middle. Crossing patterns and misdirection.

A five yard hitch pass in the Air Raid offense is treated like a long hand off to the running back.

And get the ball to the tight end more often. (The tight end should be a pass catching tight end, more so than a run blocking tight end.)

Pass the ball to set up the run game. The run game is a compliment to the pass game, not the primary feature. (You need to develop 15 high quality offensive linemen to implement the run game. 3 deep. That is tough to do at ECU.)

At the line of scrimmage, ECU is not going to be more physical and quicker than most teams, particularly in the current AAC.

The Marshall offensive and defensive lines dominated for most of the game. The game is won in the trenches, at the line of scrimmage.

Holton Ahlers was sacked 6 times and hurried dozens of other times. He is such a good athlete and avoids many other sacks.

Steve Logan and Lincoln Riley showed the blueprint of how to win at ECU. Every Saturday, you always thought you had a chance to win with those guys running the show.

(In response to this post by Doublealumnus)

Posted: 09/19/2021 at 08:32AM


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