Originally Posted by dalemurphy
I'll never forget the 1st year that Marty Schottenheimer was an analyst for ESPN. More than once, he would take the audience through coaches tape and pinpoint something slight from an offensive player and clearly show how it signaled a specific play or play type. I believe that there are those coaches in the NFL gifted at finding those things. It would be surprising if the Texans weren't guilty of telegraphing something given they are starting a rookie RG (who has never played the position before) and a converted TE at RT (who is starting for the first time). If true, then it would explain the perceived predictability and also the drop in play of the left side of the line (at times) as well... It's hard to successfully run a bootleg play action pass if the weak side DE knows the play ahead of time!
(JUST A THEORY)
About the bootleg and play action, you might want to remember that we're the top team for at least three years now.
I think it was Dan Fouts who talked about it during one of our games.
When you lead the league for that long, you've got to do something right.
Also, in different pre-game press conferences, different opponents have mentioned how our line has been so consistent at making things look the same.
Now, I don't know about those gap runs we've been doing the last couple of years. It might be something interesting to go back to look at in the off-season.