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Old 01-16-2013   #73
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Default Re: Texans' LB Brooks Reed: "we weren’t fully prepared"

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Originally Posted by 76Texan View Post
And because the Gronk is not in there that there's nobody to interpret the language and concept?
Read what I put above. It isn't like putting your car from Neutral to park. You go into a game with a script or whatever game plan you have. That script or game plan has packages involved that match up with the other teams defensive packages. No team is going to just run the same thing they did the last game and expect that the other team didn't adjust. Despite the scores the Texans didn't use the same game plan as Game 1 and the Pats didn't either. So the Pats come out and lets say they worked all week on using Gronk in the slot while Hernandez is on the slot on the other side to spread the field or they have Gronk lined up tight while Welker is in the slot. This is all game planned through film, etc. Once that game plan is blown you can go to something else but you didn't prepare or practice and say, "well Woodhead will be the RB for 60% of those packages, but if he goes down we need to use Vareen as a WR on the boundry." No matter if Brady is the QB or not, their GAME PLAN had to change.

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Originally Posted by 76Texan View Post
Again, what does it have to do with losing a TE on game day?

Without the route tree and the conventional system, you can plug any offensive threat in there to run the same pattern.

The guy that replaces Gronk may not be as good, but they can still run their offense just the same; there is no on-the-fly adjustment.
Really? So instead of exploiting weaknesses in the D you'd rather plug an inferior guy in and hope the D still respects that person? That isn't how it works. If they don't respect the sub, they then lay off the guy and add help elsewhere. That is how you outscheme teams.
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