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Friday, December 28, 2012

Defensive Response

In response to this article about jumping on the Gus Bus, the author left the impression that he had some angst about how well the AU defense would play. I left this comment...

Please don’t take this as a personal attack. It is not meant to be.
I feel all the angst about running a HUNH offense, but I truly believe it is all misdirected. The amount of time any defense spends on the field of play, is solely the responsibility of that defense. No one has delivered a concrete argument showing how an offense scoring in 49 seconds has any real deflating effect on an effective defense.
I believe quite the opposite. If your offense can score at will, the defense should be more pumped to get back out there and get the offense the ball back the quickest way possible.
There is not an offense in the country that is directly responsible for the amount of time any defense spends on the field. Ideally I would like to see the AU offense back out on the field in less than two minutes after finishing a drive in the end zone. That is how defenses should approach their mission.

 Let me know what you think about this in the comments below.



Anonymous said...

Understand the philosophy of HUNH is to put pressure on the other teams offense to be perfect and make no mistakes on long time consuming drives. Two or more failed possessions in each half results in 14 plus point deficits.
Therefore an explosive offense can help a teams defense.

AUTigerBloggin said...

Exactly! We have a winner ladies and gentlemen.
The pressure that is created in the Malzahn offense, is placed solely on the opponents offense. NOT the Auburn defense.
Thanks for commenting.