Who's tightened up the offense? The coaches through playcalling or cautiousness by the players?
The team literally seemed to have the pedal to the medal as everyone was getting involved. Williams, Norwood, Shuler, Royster....I think in this game the team looked much more "spread" than in recent weeks.
-Clark ran effectively when he was blitzed. Now he seems intent on finding a receiver every time he drops back, but the offense would be just as effective if he ran the occasional bootleg or shot off to the outside when blitzed.
-Norwood was constantly going over the middle in the early season and since his hamstring injury he has not been involved as much.
-Williams seems to be the recent focal point of the offense, and despite defenses keying in on him he has done well. Still, the offense hasn't taken advantage of distractions williams creates when hes lined up in the backfield. When you have safetys and linebackers cheating up on a suspected designed play for him, I would think you would try to exploit man coverage in the secondary or a TE on a LB
-Shuler...get this guy the ball via some crossing routes. He's tough, got good hands and hard for linebackers to keep up with.
Not trying to complain, but just trying to provided some examples of how good our offense can be against a good team. Sure OrSU has gotten better, but I still think that PSU has the better athletes. I think the team/coaches need to realize what they're capable of doing and do it.