Re: [Grantland] Hey, Don't F*$% This Up: The Houston Texans' Outdated Offense
Its the reason why i put 90% of this teams offensive woes on Kubiak and not Schaub in the end. The only way you can be a 70-30 run-heavy offense on the level Kubiak wants to is if you've got a great o-line.. If you don't have that, then you've got to move more towards the 50-50 threshold and do a good job of mixing the run and pass in with a few wrinkles here and there..he doesn't do that at all.
What Kubiak likes to do is run run run the ball on every 2nd/3rd and short-medium...if its 3rd and long he'll just give up on the drive completely and call a damn draw or some type of short/easy pass play like a bubble screen that ultimately depends on the skill player to make a gazillion guys miss to get the 1st.
Every now and then he'll let Schaub throw these little 5-8 yd passes off playaction; undoubtedly weak ass attempts to keep him in rhythm... that works fine if we're winning and we can control the game..when we're losing and its no longer a feasible option to continue running the ball he puts Schaub in the position of having to be an elite qb...which we all know he's not. The lack of weaponry outside of AJ just exacerbates the problem imo b/c schaub really only trusts 1 guy and at times gets himself into trouble when he tries to go to him too much.