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Old 11-06-2012   #24
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Originally Posted by Cjeremy635 View Post
Speaking of which, we totally blew a chance yesterday later in the game. I erased the game from my DVR, so I can't rewatch it, but we got the exact same thing that happened on the open play that OD scored a TD on. They didn't show it for long, because the pass ended up going to the left side, but whoever was down the middle heading to the right was WIDE open! It looked like a carbon copy of the OD touch down, so I'm assuming it was him. I was like, "holy hell man!". I guess Schaub just didn't see it in time. Would have taken it to the house. I wish I knew the time in the game for reference. Maybe 76Texan can pull it up or something. He's pretty good on that type of stuff.
I went back and watched that play again on dvr and it served as another teaching moment in the offensive genius of Gary Kubiak.

The player in question Kevin Walter, but he really wasn't wide open (though he was open) until after it was obvious to every Bills defender that the pass was going to an uncovered OD down the right sideline, at which point they all went into OH CRAP panic scramble mode.

The Bills were completely owned by Kubes on that play. The Texans have run the bootleg misdirection with such effective consistency that when the entire offense moved hard to the strong side with Schaub bootlegging in the pocket, the Bills reacted by doubling both backcutting WRs (AJ and Walter) with safeties. Walter looked wide open on that play because he'd beaten his man coverage by a step or two, but as soon as that trailing CB saw Schaub stop and look down the right side, he broke off his coverage to help against the open TE running down the sideline. Too late, though, because the ball was on its way to OD and the Bills were all hopelessly trying to get over to the completely uncovered deep right zone.

It was just a brilliant play call by Kubiak and Co.
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