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TheCD
12-13-2011, 12:04 PM
For the rest of the season. Do you go all-out and try to give Yates as much intense experience as possible by going with a heavy passing attack that will allow Foster and Tate to rest a little for the playoffs, or do you rely more heavily on the running game in order to protect Yates a little more, and keep defenses from seeing too much game film on him? Or would you rather have an even, healthy mix of both?


I would prefer giving Yates some heavy experience at the tail end of the season. Especially considering we are playing some weaker defenses now, I would want to try and give him a healthy dose of confidence heading into January.

michaelm
12-13-2011, 12:06 PM
I play it just like I would if we still needed to win to get in. No changes whatsoever.

Rey
12-13-2011, 12:07 PM
This is the time to establish a rythm.

Keep doing what you are doing...plus we still have a shot at the #1 seed.

4Texans
12-13-2011, 12:10 PM
You play to win every game to secure home field advantage through the playoffs, and keep the players confidence level up.


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Dread-Head
12-13-2011, 01:04 PM
Vugg it. Since Schaub is out and Lienart is down for the count it's his offense for the duration. He and the offense need to gel and we can sit back and watch.

Goatcheese
12-13-2011, 01:07 PM
If anything, I would be protecting Yates from unnecessary exposure. Nobody wants to see 90 year old Garcia out there in the playoffs.

Double Barrel
12-13-2011, 01:10 PM
Keep doing what you're doing. Yates had 44 passing attempts last Sunday, so it's not like they are putting a muzzle on the dude.

michaelm
12-13-2011, 01:13 PM
If anything, I would be protecting Yates from unnecessary exposure. Nobody wants to see 90 year old Garcia out there in the playoffs.

Except for possibly Carmella.

There might be a hefty life insurance policy, and the possibility of marriage to a heterosexual man in it for her.

:stirpot:

TigerV1
12-13-2011, 01:15 PM
plus we still have a shot at the #1 seed.

It feels so good to say this...ever...but especially in December!

Corrosion
12-13-2011, 02:24 PM
You keep doin what you been doin. This team still has a lot to play for as far as home field advantage in the playoffs.

At the end of the day , its about putting yourself in the best position to win it all .... not just get there.

Also by going to a pass happy offense to rest Foster and Tate puts your QB at risk of more hits .... This team simply cannot afford another injury at QB.

Run the ball control the clock , mix in some play action and lean on the leagues #1 defense. Thats a recipe for success ....

Kthx
12-13-2011, 02:28 PM
Yep, keep it the same. Yates keeps the defense honest and gives Foster/Tate an unstacked box to run in.

Hervoyel
12-13-2011, 03:15 PM
Like everyone else it seems I keep the team playing the way we play. Change nothing and don't downshift. We're a younger team experiencing success for the first time. That can be a very difficult situation succeed in. Keeping them focused is going to be hard so keep pressing. We're 6 wins away from winning a Super Bowl. We get there one week and one win at a time.

The Pencil Neck
12-13-2011, 03:20 PM
This is training time for TJ.

But that doesn't mean you shift your offense to something new, it means you keep doing what you do so that TJ sees real life examples of what he's going to be asked to do in the playoffs. You get him comfortable with his receivers and making the calls at the line to get us into the right play against the defenses.

I think that's the biggest thing Schaub has on TJ right now: recognizing the defense and getting us into the right play.

Speedy
12-13-2011, 08:04 PM
If anything, I would be protecting Yates from unnecessary exposure. Nobody wants to see 90 year old Garcia out there in the playoffs.

No, but I also don't want to see a green Yates out there either.

Same game plan. Open up the playbook and play to win, play like you need to win, play to go 1-0 every week, and get this guy up to speed, get his timing down, get him comfortable looking at defenses and what they've got to throw at him and all that good stuff. Get the man some experience because the NFL playoffs are a different beast and he needs to be as prepared as he can be.

DocBar
12-13-2011, 08:27 PM
looking at the rest of the schedule, stand on the throttle til we're out of reach and play the subs. Let the Kid open it up against the weak sisters and see what his decision making skills are in that environment.

SAMURAITEXAN
12-13-2011, 08:35 PM
No change. Keep doing what your doing. Get TJ comfortable and get him ready for the playoffs.

Go Texans!!! AFC South Champions!!!

Lucky
12-13-2011, 08:53 PM
Kubiak has stated that the offense won't change. Which means run first to set up the play action. It's been a big part of the winning formula under Schaub as well, and it shouldn't change now. I certainly wouldn't open it up for the sake of gaining Yates experience, since that's not going to be the game plan in the playoffs. If the Texans are going to win, it's by running the ball, maintaining possession, and forcing teams to drive the length of the field against a formidable defense.

DocBar
12-13-2011, 09:06 PM
Kubiak has stated that the offense won't change. Which means run first to set up the play action. It's been a big part of the winning formula under Schaub as well, and it shouldn't change now. I certainly wouldn't open it up for the sake of gaining Yates experience, since that's not going to be the game plan in the playoffs. If the Texans are going to win, it's by running the ball, maintaining possession, and forcing teams to drive the length of the field against a formidable defense.By opening it up, you don't have to necessarily change the game plan. By opening it up, I mean use the game plan more aggressively and attack instead of try to control the clock as much. The teams we're facing don't defend either the run or the pass very well. Why not open it up and see what's possible if we get into a shoot out with someone in the playoffs? If it doesn't work so well, we could still make a comeback with the running game and/or a more balanced attack.
Lets see if we have a Ferrari or a Powerstroke with Yates. These last three games are free to figure this out.

Texan_Bill
12-13-2011, 09:10 PM
By opening it up, you don't have to necessarily change the game plan. By opening it up, I mean use the game plan more aggressively and attack instead of try to control the clock as much. The teams we're facing don't defend either the run or the pass very well. Why not open it up and see what's possible if we get into a shoot out with someone in the playoffs? If it doesn't work so well, we could still make a comeback with the running game and/or a more balanced attack.
Lets see if we have a Ferrari or a Powerstroke with Yates. These last three games are free to figure this out.

You hire HWRN!!!! Uh-Oh!!! I may recieve another negative rep from "DickBar"!! Nice job! :cool:

Lucky
12-13-2011, 09:18 PM
Lets see if we have a Ferrari or a Powerstroke with Yates.
The Ferrari's (Andre Johnson) in the shop. Yates has some reliable Chevys and Fords left (Daniels, Walter, Dreessen). No reason to re-invent the wheel with 3 games to go. And as Goatcheese said, no reason to expose the QB to unnecessary hits for the sake of experimentation.

thunderkyss
12-13-2011, 10:02 PM
You play to win every game....



Hello!!!

You play to win the game.

Especially with a young team.

If you're going to take the field, take it with the mindset that it's a must win. You do not ever want them to think any game is unimportant. Or that they can turn it on when they want.

You play to win the game.

Hello!!!

thunderkyss
12-13-2011, 10:05 PM
I also think leaning on Foster & Tate is the same as "not changing a thing"

Had our OL played the first half the way they played the second.... Tj wouldn't have thrown the ball 44 times. Had Tate not fumbled the ball, maybe we go up 10-6, Tj wouldn't have had to throw the ball 44 times.

But if we're down a couple of scores, or the games on the line, we'll be throwing the ball.

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thunderkyss
12-13-2011, 10:13 PM
Why not open it up and see what's possible if we get into a shoot out with someone in the playoffs? If it doesn't work so well, we could still make a comeback with the running game and/or a more balanced attack.


It's about winning games, not throwing them away. Gary Kubiak is on "trial" here just as much as Tj Yates is.

Let's see if we can win the games we're in, not some imaginary game.

Winning begets winning. Pretending you're playing the Patriots when you're playing the Colts gets you one & done.

DocBar
12-13-2011, 10:28 PM
It's about winning games, not throwing them away. Gary Kubiak is on "trial" here just as much as Tj Yates is.

Let's see if we can win the games we're in, not some imaginary game.

Winning begets winning. Pretending you're playing the Patriots when you're playing the Colts gets you one & done. Never hinted at throwing anything away. Why not try and attack a D and really see what you've got? We might face the Pats or GB and get in a shootout. I'd rather lose a regular season game answering that question than have a one and done playoff performance answering that question. The Texans flat out stole one from Cincy. The team played bad and, by all rights, should've lost. To say otherwise is denial. I'd rather push the envelope now than in the playoffs. We have a garaunteed home game, regardless of seed. Definitely shoot for the highest seed possible, but get a little crazy with the offensive play calling and lean on the running game and defense from a position of strength rather than weakness.

thunderkyss
12-14-2011, 09:37 AM
Never hinted at throwing anything away. Why not try and attack a D and really see what you've got? We might face the Pats or GB and get in a shootout.

What makes you think Gary doesn't know what he's got? He designs the game plan based on what he think he's got.

Maybe I'm not understanding what you're asking for... it's not like we've had a game where we did not try to stretch the field. The second half of the Jacksonville game..... maybe, but we started that game throwing downfield, at least there were plenty of opportunities.

If we face the Pats or GB we're going to play our game, not theirs. We're going to control the ball on offense & take our shots when they present themselves. Defensively, we're going to screw up their timing, confidence, & execution & get a few stops. We don't want to get in a shoot out with anybody, not Carolina, not New England, not Green Bay, not New Orleans.

If we get behind, we'll take more chances, as we saw in the second half of the Bengals' game.

I'd rather lose a regular season game answering that question than have a one and done playoff performance answering that question. The Texans flat out stole one from Cincy. The team played bad and, by all rights, should've lost. To say otherwise is denial.

Here we go again.

You know in Cincinnati they're saying the same thing, that they should have won the game, that they gave it away? That they didn't deserve to win?

That's a good team that wasn't able to play their offense 100% the way they wanted to. Things didn't go 100% for their defense the way they planned it to.

They try to do their thing & we try to stop them. We try to do our thing & they try to stop us, that's the way it goes.

It's not like New England or Green Bay ever looks good on defense. It's not like they've put together 4 qtrs every week.

Every week, we're answering that question, New England & Greenbay won't be scoring 30 on us. If they do, chances are we're going to lose that game. Cincinnati averages 21.9 ppg. That number was higher before we played them. Just about every team's offensive production versus the Texans is lower than their production versus other teams. That's points & yards.

New Orleans & Baltimore are the only teams that scored over their average against us & I don't believe they would be able to if we played them today.

We put up 412 yards of offense on a team that gives up 314 (average). That number was lower before they played our 3rd string QB. That's a top 10 defense. That's with a 3rd string QB & without our most potent offensive weapon.

I'd rather push the envelope now than in the playoffs. We have a garaunteed home game, regardless of seed. Definitely shoot for the highest seed possible, but get a little crazy with the offensive play calling and lean on the running game and defense from a position of strength rather than weakness.

This is an opportunity (I think) to perfect the little things, the details. You want to beat New England & Green Bay? If we get better at what we're good at, we'll kill them.

Think 41-7 Houston over Tennessee. 37-9 Houston over TB.

We play Marty Ball, they don't get the ball. & I'd love to see our defense against Aaron Rogers when we can pin our ears back.

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