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Monday, October 12, 2009

Simply offensive

LSU may be the most frustrating team in America to watch.

For the first time since 2005, LSU has yet to break the 40-point mark as an offense through six games. It was week 7 before the Tigers put up 56 against North Texas in 2005. Heck, even Curley Hallman once got to the 40-point mark by Week 2.

So a prolific offense this isn't.

And what makes it even more frustrating to watch as that LSU has playmakers. It's not like you've got Robert Toomer running the football with Scott Ray out as a wide receiver. You've got guys who will go on to NFL careers playing on this offense.

But what you don't have is an offensive identity. This team is more McDonald's than Raising Cane's. By that, I mean they are trying to do a lot of things -- formations, personnel groups, plays, etc. -- like McDonald's. They probably need to be more like Raising Cane's where the menu is chicken fingers, bread and a couple of drink options. In other words, find a few things to do well and then do them.

What they're doing now isn't working by any measure -- whether it's against the No. 1 team in the country (Florida) or a team (Vanderbilt) that can't beat Army.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN. Miles needs to tell Crowton, "earn your salary." They have too much talent to be mediocre. Figure out how to use Scott, Williams, and the receivers. What you're doing, Crowton, ain't working. Are you dense, or what?

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad Jefferson is not throwing INTs or pick 6s, but there have to be times where he could find an open receiver. Does he just want them to be wide open every time he throws it?

1:36 PM  

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