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Final Thoughts from Tennessee’s Loss to Florida

Running Backs

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Here’s what I saw out of the backs against Florida:

Ty Chandler

Positive runs: 14 on 19 carries

Negative runs: 5 on 19 carries (three of the five negative runs were due to poor run blocking)

Broken tackles: 3

Picked up blitz: None

Missed blocks: Three

Tim Jordan

Positive runs: 2 on 9 carries

Negative runs: 7 on 9 carries

Broken tackles: None

Picked up blitz: 2

Missed blocks: 2

Madre London

Positive runs: 5 on 11 carries

Negative runs: 6 on 11 carries (four of the six negative runs were due to poor run blocking)

Broken tackles: 3

Picked up blitz: 1

Missed blocks: 0

Jeremy Banks

Positive runs: 4 on 8 carries

Negative runs: 4 on 4 carries (offensive line did him no favors)

Broken tackles: 1

Picked up blitz: 1

Missed blocks: 0

Toss plays: three

Wildcat: None

Tennessee had its worst game running the football against Florida. Tim Jordan took a step back, bouncing it outside a couple of times, specifically on the goal line that resulted in a safety. You just can’t bounce it outside when you’re on the goal line. That’s Football 101. Though Jordan struggled running the ball, he continues to be the best blocking back. In passing situations, you rarely see somebody in there other than Jordan.

Most of the struggles in the running game fall on the offensive line, but the group has to do a better job of falling forward and getting what’s there rather than bouncing it outside. Half of Tennessee’s rushing plays went for two-yards or fewer.

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