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Big Lou
11-22-2009, 01:32 PM
So during Tricky Dicky Smith's tenure in our fair city, both Safetiesí were supposed to do kind of the same things. The Safeties were supposed to be interchangeable, if I remember correctly they were just assigned to each side of the field, sort of like "Zone Safeties".

I thought I heard that Bush's scheme was similar in this regard. So now that we have Pollard, who is obviously more of a true Strong Safety, have the Texans changed the scheme at all? I must say I think that Pollard's coverage skills seem to be better than reported when he arrived.

Has anyone heard if the Texans have adjusted to his strengths/weaknesses, or have the Texans gotten away from the "Zone Safety" concept since Bush got the nod as DC?

Lucky
11-22-2009, 01:51 PM
I must say I think that Pollard's coverage skills seem to be better than reported when he arrived.
I agree. Pollard's instincts in zone coverage seem to be particularly good. It's a rather low bar, but Pollard has given the Texans the best safety play they've ever had.

Thank you, Scott Pioli and Todd Haley.

DexmanC
11-22-2009, 02:21 PM
Todd Haley apparently thought Tony Gonzales, Bernard Pollard, and now
Larry Johnson didn't want to win. He', like Mangini, is an ass.