Re: [Grantland] Hey, Don't F*$% This Up: The Houston Texans' Outdated Offense
this is what i dont understand about kubiak, the texans have great design plays but the problem is kubiak is horrible at picking which plays to run. He would choose a great reverse to keyshawn that gains 10 yards and you never ever see it again!!! The offfense would dial up a great play for casey that nets them positive yards then you never see that play again!!!! Everybody talks about the vast dennys menu yet it seems like we run the same plays over and over again and we only see creative plays every now and again. Kubiak outsmarts himself far too many times and over thinks plays. Its like he has a set of normal plays he runs then has another set of other great plays that he runs every now and then. I wish he would run all of them. Kubiak doesnt use his entire denny's menu's arsenal.
Great coaches like belichick and someone like jeff fisher, if a play works, they come back to it. They run it over and over again until its stopped. Even if its stopped they come back to it because its been known to be successful.
We had a unique, athletic full back in casey yet he barely touched the ball. There was that road game in new orleans where they dialed up great plays for casey that got us huge chunk of yards and we never came back to it. We should be targeting casey multiple times every game to take advantage of his unique athleticism and skill set yet kubiak rarely went to him.
Arian foster catching the ball was also another weapon that was severely under used. RB screens should have been a staple for our offense with our inconsistent right o line yet kubiak didnt call it enough. Ben tate was another weapon that was grossly underused even before his injury.
We have great plays, great players, but kubiak because of his conservative, rigid, one dimensional, play not to lose approach, a lot of our weapons got under utilized.Kubiak's incompetence is why people still think matt schaub is the answer and as a schaub hater i sometimes think of that. Is it schaub or is it kubiak's coaching that is hindering him like not being able to audible at the line of scrimmage or using a no huddle offense.
It doesnt help kubiak either because of matt's glaring weaknesses which in turn ask the question is kubiak really a bad coach or is it schaub?
That's why ive always wanted to move on from either both or one of them so we can definitively say yes that's the problem lets upgrade that. The fact that we are staying with both guys, for better or for worse, it will muddy the water forever for the fanbase and the front office.