Originally Posted by 76Texan
Lance, if you read my posts (and not just in this thread), I have observed all the things you just said and had talked about them.
When the Texans ran more inside zone, when they started running more outside zone.
I read about how you and John Harris (?) view Duane Brown when he first got drafted and what you guys came to see during his first TC.
I've seen DB doing things that Harris was surprised to see.
I really don't have a need to qualify myself even though I've never played a down of football. This much, I've already communicated to Rey.
Football is not rocket science, but it does require a lot of knowledge about strategies and techniques to fully appreciate what's going on every Sunday.
Strategies changes require technique changes as it is an evolving sport.
What you learned ten years ago may have little relevancy to today's game.
I've also noted that different teams have different approaches to the ZBS.
There are several reasons I can come up with after studying a few dozens play books/manuals.
As long as we agree that teams can teach the scheme differently (in certain aspects), we can agree that we don't know for sure what a particular blocker should do on a particular play; you have said as much.
We don't know for certain what the TE should do on that particular play;
We don't know for certain what the RT should do on that play.
How can you and Rey be so quick to come to a conclusion?
Honestly, I really want to understand the thought process here.
Actually, I think you were the one who was pretty quick to come to the conclusion on the TE on that play. My point was to say that different teams coach it different ways. With that said, there are some basic truths in the zone. I think we are getting caught up in too many technical aspects. I know a thing or two about oline play and I had my ass handed to me with a big dose of humble pie after watching tape with my dad a couple of years ago. I would prefer to stay away from too many technique issues as there are very few on this board who are qualified to get into technique talk. I can talk basic technique, but I'm not a coach so I'm not going to wonder too far into that area. I trust Rey to do that though.
There are some basics that most teams follow though and they can literally change on the fly depending on who they have to block, the shade of the defender and how best to release linemen to the 2nd level. That's all I'm really commenting on here.