Finds it offensive, and I’d have to agree that the playcalling seems to lack any discernment of what the defense is doing, from Mike Bianchi and the Orlando Sentinel:
It’s one thing when UF fans are ripping Urban Meyer‘s offense, but it’s another when one of the greatest and most beloved players in Florida history starts taking it apart, too. Former UF quarterback Shane Matthews, a two-time SEC Player of the Year and a former NFL veteran, had this to say about the offensive strategy of Meyer and coordinator Dan Mullen this week: “No matter what defense is thrown at you, there is always a weakness. The offense’s job is to exploit that weakness. When I watched the Ole Miss game (a 31-30 Florida loss), and Ole Miss played our wide receivers about 90 percent man-to-man, it was a slap in the face to our wide receivers and passing game. I can’t understand why we didn’t take advantage of that. I’m just calling a spade a spade. If that’s critical, I guess it’s critical. I call ‘em like I see ‘em. In the 1990s, we attacked, and we tried to step on people’s throats and put the game out of reach. That’s what irritates former players the most. We let teams hang around that have no business hanging around with us.” To read the full transcript of the Matthews interview, go to my critically acclaimed and wildly popular “Open Mike” blog at OrlandoSentinel.com/openmike. . . .