LSU assistant Joe Brady says Tigers' offense plans to apply pressure with the passing game
It’s that time of the offseason when the hype for LSU’s offense is reaching a fever pitch. The difference this year? The Tigers have brought in a coach with experience working in arguably the most advanced passing game at football’s highest level.
LSU’s offseason hire of passing game coordinator Joe Brady from the New Orleans Saints staff has brought a level of optimism to Baton Rouge not seen following the hire of an assistant since defensive coordinator Dave Aranda was hired off of Wisconsin’s staff several years ago by Les Miles.
After the offense notably took every snap out of the shotgun during LSU’s most recent spring game, the level of excitement only continued to grow for those wanting to see the program open things up on offense.
So what exactly will the offense look like? Brady was recently asked that on ESPN Baton Rouge 104.5 FM program “Off The Bench” during his Wednesday morning appearance. While he would not reveal much specific information, Brady noted the offense’s identity has been established and the passing game will be used to attack SEC defenses next season.
“I felt this past spring and moving forward, I think this offensive staff, we’ve put together a passing system that we feel proud of,” Brady revealed on the show. “I think we feel it has a clear identity, has a clear vision but what exactly that is, you guys will have to figure out come the fall. We have to keep some things close to the vest. I feel collectively, this system is something we are excited about.
“I’m a big believer that defense aren’t the only ones that apply pressure. We are going to take what the defenses give you but it’s our job as an offense, and we as coaches, to apply pressure and that’s what we are going to do with our offense in the passing game. That’s what we are going to do as an offense. Coming out of spring, our guys are confident that it’s going to do just that.”
However, while some fans are eagerly awaiting the introduction of LSU’s new-look offense, it’s understandable that many plan to reserve judgment until they actually see what the Tigers do on the field. How does Brady respond to fans that don’t believe LSU’s offense will finally open things up?
“I have high expectations for this offense, I have high expectations for myself and the rest of the players and staff have that,” Brady responded. “I tell people all the time, ‘Get your popcorn ready.’ I believe in this offense. I believe in this system and I can’t wait to show them in the fall.”
If his passing system delivers on that bold statement, LSU fans that have waited year after year for the offense to open up will finally have their prayers answered.