A serious question about Saturday’s game.
Is there any way we can run the ball? If we CAN, we have a chance to win. If not…then no chance.
People have compared Auburn’s defense to Alabama’s. But watching them against LSU, they got hurt badly by the jet sweep. Which is strange, considering their coach is the one that popularized it. We have had some success with the jet sweep as well. Perhaps we should run a few more. If TJ is healthy…and that’s a big if—then he and Jordan Jones are both excellent on the jet sweep.
Now that Wallace is probably back in the lineup at right tackle, might we have even a little more success with base run plays? Who knows what iteration of the O-line we will see this week…but if we have either Ragnow/Gipson/Wallace or Rogers/Ragnow/Wallace night actually allow us to play right handed for a change. I know Devwah has disappointed some…and his vision doesn’t seem to be great…but there needs to be more movement up front. Maybe Wallace can help with that?
I am asking all these questions because I don’t believe Cole is ready to just carry the offense. And even if AA plays…we can’t protect unless we can run.
So I hope to see more jet sweeps early…stretch them sideline to sideline…then hopefully our base plays will work well enough to where play-action actually means something.
I also suspect we will see some tempo. But I don’t think we can out-tempo Auburn.