John Adams: Oregon blocks what was an optimistic view

John Adams
Oregon tight end John Mundt (83) runs past Tennessee defensive back Byron Moore (3) and Tennessee defensive back Max Arnold (46) during the first half against Oregon at Autzen Stadium Saturday, September 14, 2013, in Eugene, OR. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess

Oregon tight end John Mundt (83) runs past Tennessee defensive back Byron Moore (3) and Tennessee defensive back Max Arnold (46) during the first half against Oregon at Autzen Stadium Saturday, September 14, 2013, in Eugene, OR. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Oregon obscures everything about Tennessee football right now.

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Comments » 9

rockypop writes:

Fifteen yards against Adams for pilling on.

formervol1950s writes:

Good for Mrs. Adams !

Vol-in-GA writes:

Dear God, I'm now paying money for this dribble!

Vol-in-GA writes:

in response to Vol-in-GA:

Dear God, I'm now paying money for this dribble!

"drivel", about the same.

oldvol59 writes:

Poor John, he never learned to keep his negative OPINIONS to himself.

underthehill writes:

in response to oldvol59:

Poor John, he never learned to keep his negative OPINIONS to himself.

I ..like John ..have a neg opinion about the performance of the O line..I really wasn't surprised at anything else that happened..but they are simply over rated..they got whipped by Oregon because they are too heavy and slow..no way they can sustain a block on run plays..

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

It is extremely difficult to have an optimistic view of Tennessee football if you regularly read John's columns. His headline prevents me from reading 95% of his articles. If I want trash I can go to the dumpster.

RoadTrip writes:

Don't read Adams and take him seriously. Read him for a laugh now and then.

As to the O-line. They are mismatched for this offense. They are all NFL quality players. However, for this system to be at its best they have to be mobile and these guys are not swift of foot.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

Don't read Adams and take him seriously. Read him for a laugh now and then.

As to the O-line. They are mismatched for this offense. They are all NFL quality players. However, for this system to be at its best they have to be mobile and these guys are not swift of foot.

You may be right about a certain lack of footspeed on the O-line. All spring and summer we were hearing about how much weight the linemen have lost and how much quicker they were going to be but I haven't seen much effective use of that alleged speed and quickness. That may be why we haven't seen many sweeps with pulling linemen leading the way. Maybe I've just been missing something, but most of the plays I have seen are mostly just straight-ahead blasts with comparatively few counter or trap plays. I was expecting to see a bit more action at the line of scrimmage with all these NFL-type linemen. Surely it has occurred to somebody that what they have been doing hasn't been working all that well. It's going to be another LONG afternoon in G'ville if they can't mix up the offense a bit more than they have been.

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