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Old 02-16-2013   #64
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Default Re: Texans Lead NFL.......in RUNS on 3rd And Long

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Originally Posted by thunderkyss View Post
True. Doesn't mean they made the right decision though. The Buccaneers have been threading water since Gruden left, the Cowboys... well, let's just say Texans' fans laugh at the Cowboys, especially since Wade left.

Remember back in 2006, there were 10 new head coaches. Only 3 of those guys are still employed as head coaches & those teams are much better off than the 7 teams who fired their coaches at least once since 2006.

The Packers, The Saints, The Texans, all have the same head coaches that were hired in 2006.

The Lions, the Bills, the Rams, the Chiefs, the Vikings, the Jets, & the Raiders aren't any better now than they were in 2006, none of them are closer to a Super Bowl than we are. Only the Jets had more success, two AFC Championship games, never won their division, in that time.
This is why Uncle Bob, rightly or wrongly (I'm going with rightly), believes in organizational stability.

Back to the original topic...

That stat is worthless without context. And the linked article provide absolutely none.
These questions have been asked - and ignored by the bashers - by others during the flow of this thread. So, by way of summary, here they are again:
1. What end of the field were we on? Were we deep in our own territory? Midfield? Redzone? Goal line?
2. How much time was left in the game and were we ahead or behind? If we're up double digits late in the fourth quarter, then so what?
3. How had the opposing defense been playing us? More specifically, how were they playing us in each given situation? Was the pass rush squad on the field? Then hell yeah, I might run a draw or run right at the pass-rush specialist.
4. Finally, how many of those runs were a check off decisions by Schaub because he thought a run had a better chance of success than the pass play that had been called by Kubiak??

Without context, that stat means next to nothing. Except to restart Kubiak bashing.

But that was your intent from the beginning, wasn't Jean? You sneaky devil.


Edit: Oh and that stat says we still passed 4 out of 5 times on third down. Who cares if it leads the league. The league average includes all the sucky teams that HAD to pass on third down because they were behind most of the game and/or had crap for a running attack so passing was the lesser of two evils.
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