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Old 01-16-2013   #76
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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
Look a the description of the 3-man route and then read the text.

The keyword is simplicity.

Then read the quote.
it says " Concepts benefit you because you can plug DIFFERENT guys into..."

That tells you that any offensive weapon can be plugged in at any spots on the field and any given play.
You are completely whiffing on this!

Re-read what I wrote just above this. We aren't talking about their "system" overall. We are talking about "schemes" for individual games. Being able to plug an inferior WR into Wes Welker's spot doesn't make the gameplan foolproof because the defense will then not respect that WR and will adjust accordingly. It is how you exploit match ups. This isn't a video game where you only have so many set plays and players. When Gronk goes out and Woodhead goes out, you don't run the same packages because Vareen does things better than Woodhead and vice versa. The defense can't sit on Hernandez when Gronk is on the other side. Plugging different guys in makes it an easy system to be in but doesn't mean the game plan is the same. Defenses adjust and you have to adjust too.

It is like Chess. Just running the same plays with lesser guys won't work when the defense adjusts. It is the same as a defenses top DB going down. You can't say "its the 3-4 and the backup can just be plugged in to cover WRs." Offenses know this and attack the lesser DB. The counter to that is safety help which opens up other things for the offense. It is adjusting on the fly.
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