Re: More people noticing Kubiaks Conservative play calling...
Ive noticed a goal of the Texans has been to throw to someone short of the distance marker and then rely on them to make people miss.
In the past, Foster and AJ were able to get great YAC even in short yardage situations. This year, they both seem to be going down more quickly. I don't think has to do with them so much as defenses are now giving up the catch and focusing on making the quick tackle. Kubiak has to account for the fact that his strategy isn't working and adopt something new.
Kubiak plays a numbers game. Its the same reason we almost always see a draw on 3rd and long. 3 points in the red zone, to him, is better than going for 7. The reason is because going for 7 carries with it the chance that we turn the ball over. A turnover is not only zero points, but frequently turns into 7 for the other team. So he's viewing "3 is > -7." Like the writer said, its going to work against the Bengals, but not against the Patriots. We need to score points
Adios until next season. See you then