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i know Lee and Woods are the 2 main guys and rightfully so but i would love to see Farmer out there ! maybe used like a Percy Harvin type player ! When Stanford was Blitzing right up the middle it would have been nice to see either him or Nelson used in a stretch play ! Just saying Put the best players on the field.
He didn't even make the trip to Stanford.
Have you considered he might not be a "best player" and therefore hasn't seen the field? Trust the coaching staff, they know more than you and see farmer practice on a daily basis.
When he's the best player at his position.
Cry Havoc; and let slip the dogs of war!
If he's injured, there's obviously not much anybody can do about that.
Just a rhetorical question to ponder: How does one determine the best players during practice when there is no tackling policy which limits the ability of players to perform at game speed?
And the notion that the best players only see the field is misguided.
The best player in certain circumstances may be whose best suited for certain opponents in specific situations.
For example, Brandon Bigelow from Cal had a grand total of 2 carries going into the Ohio State game, one of which came in a blowout game. He was 3rd or 4th on the depth chart, but his blinding speed proved to be lethal on a tiring Ohio State defense.
By all accounts, he wasn't one of the best two or three rb's on the team, but he was the best RB during that time and game to play against a tiring Ohio State defense.
After all, you can't run for 81 and 59 yard TD's unless you're in the game.
It would be nice to see George on the field in similar situations. As Rich's thread on the offense showed, we are overusing the bubble screen and getting the ball to Woods and Lee 75% of the time.
The coaching staff isn't always right in their assessments or play calls, and certainly aren't above reproof. Having said that, I respect their right to play whomever they choose for whatever reason.
Still doesn't mean their decisions can't be questioned, though.
No he didn't. He obviously has some misguided image of what he thinks Farmer is versus what Farmer is in reality. This is not high school anymore people.
If you ask me, that seems to be on the OSU defense more than Bigelow. Watching that game, it was some great moves and stuff from Bigelow as much as the defense didn't make the plays. I was not impressed with OSU's defense. Looked slow and out of sync.
Tommy, Rebel, and our newest rescue Harley!
Signed Curtis McNeal.
Curtis paid his dues and worked his ass off and when his chance came he took advantage of it. Its only Farmer's second year and he hasnt been healthy yet people are expecting the kid to be an all american. i trust the coaching staff more than i trust you or some other shmuck who watches way too many youtube video highlights and thinks they are some sort of expert.
Thanks for making my point.
brdcstr1 said... "The best player in certain circumstances may be who's best suited for certain opponents in specific situations."
Famer and Whitney Lewis will be an unstoppable combination.
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
Here is the problem who gives there touches to farmer? Lee? I hope not thats our best player. Woods? Many are already saying he doesnt get the ball enough. TE? They already barely get the ball. Rb? Moody and redd are by no means over loaded. Agholor? 3 catches all season and look very explosive more than farmer actually.Flourney? 0 catches all year shines in practice.
The only way farmer gets many touches this year is if we go uptempo no huddle and get 20 percent more snaps a game.
You said it. I've thought it 100 times.
I hope it doesn't go that way with Farmer.
Or.... hit that search function at the top corner of this page and you'll see a couple dozen videos posted here of him beating MeAnthony in a 100yd race.
Taken from the post RichSC made in his "How is LK doing as an OC"
First of all, it is clear that Kiffin (and Barkley, who checks out of plays 1/4 of the time) are investing the vast majority of their faith in Robert Woods and Marqise Lee. They have caught 49 of the 69 balls completed. Throw out the garbage-time receptions in the Hawaii game (when Max Wittek was in at QB), and that number is more like 49 of 65. That's 75% of the balls going to Woods and Lee.
Now, get ready for some jarring stats.
Robert Woods is averaging less than 9 yards per catch this season.
Really? A guy with his speed and moves and incomparable route-running, less than 9 yards a reception? Does that tell us something?
Marqise Lee is averaging 12.5 yards a catch. Better, decent even, but not worthy of a guy many consider to be the most explosive downfield threat in college football.
So our great WR duo is averaging exactly 11.0 yards a catch between them. Does that sound like they're being used to their strengths (speed, moves, route-running)? Yes, I know that the goal line TD throws to both players skews their numbers downward, but still, it's a curiously low number. Which I'll address more in a moment.
By the look of things, I'm guessing USC's offense wouldn't be irreparably damaged if Robert or Marqise had a few less nine or 10 yard passes coming their way.
i would rather see nelson or someone at the outside wr position and move wooods in to the slot position get him mismatches on LBs and if they bring in an extra DB woods is a physical blocker so we can run the ball
I'm a big fan of Farmer and I think he gets the ball if Kiffin decides to ever open up the play book . It makes no sense to me to keep giving the ball to woods and Lee every time we throw the ball. Look what happened when we threw it to Nelson vs Stanford? I want to see the ball thrown around to all our receivers more it creates mismatches all over the field.
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