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Old 09-17-2012   #7
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Default Re: 2012 Houston Texans = 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide

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Originally Posted by DavisAg View Post
Glad this thread turned out how I thought it would.

Well if you want some analysis, here you go:
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Schaub=McCarron
A game-managing QB who doesn't have to do much for the team to be successful, as long as he limits turnovers.
This is ludicrous if you consider that guys like Alex Smith and Mark Sanchez are the prime examples of game managers. I think McCarron is a game-manager, in that most of his passes are short and it just allows talent around him to make most of the plays. Schaub on the other hand has had to pass a lot during close games, and he's had several 4000+ yard seasons (was on pace for it last year too). Schaub is much more than a game manager, if that's all he was to this offense, then we probably would have beat the Ravens with TJ Yates. But alas, this offense depends on the QB more than some people are willing to admit.

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Foster/Tate=Richardson/Lacy
We have a stable of RB's that the offense leans heavily on. Because of the sound running game, the QB just has to be a game-manager.
Yes, we both have good runningbacks, but neither Richardson nor Lacy are the sort of elusive back that Foster is. They are both much more like Tate, ground and pound between the tackles sort of players. The Texans run a zone blocking scheme (lots of counters and pulls), whereas the Tide run a traditional Power-O (plow forward). Their philosophies are different, their o-line play is different, and their interior personnel are built for strength, not speed. Arian flourishes in this type of scheme, but would be wasted in a Bama type of offense. If you want Power-O in the NFL, look at the Jets and Steelers.

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Both offensive lines are arguably the best in the country.
Ok maybe, but they don't play the same scheme. Not sure what the similarity is besides the talent and that they both use 5 guys to create a pocket.

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Andre Johnson=Marquis Maze
Andre Lamont Johnson is 6'3 220 pounds, and is known for being a WR that can make plays anywhere on the field. He frequently requires double coverage, and consistently makes tough catches that many WRs would not. He has led the NFL in receiving yards, and has been considered the best WR during those years.

Maze is 5'8 194 pounds, and is primarily a known for being a returnman and has never been in the conversation for the Biletnikoff award.

I'll let you figure that one out.

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Defense has studs all over the place. Anchored by a monster DL and fantastic linebackers, they put constant pressure on the opposing QB, making the DB's jobs easier.
Yes, they both have good defenses and run a 3-4.

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Jonathan Joseph=Dre Kirkpatrick
Well, the Bengals did draft Kirkpatrick to fill the hole left by JJo's departure... I guess that one makes sense.
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