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Old 07-17-2013   #4
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Default Re: On 3rd and extra long runs.

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Originally Posted by 76Texan View Post
Steph, nice read as usual. Thumb up!

We have talked about this before on this MB.
Kubiak, from what I observe, believes in "percentage", risk-averse football.
It can be boring for many fans, but overall, one cannot deny the result.

I want to remind all that the Texans also faced third and long situations near their own end zone more than the average of the league.

That was not the only peculiar thing for them; the Texans also had too many negative plays on first downs, Alex Gibbs would have cringed at the boys if he was still here, methink, because in his own words, he would have been fired for that.
3rd & +7 in near own end zone data link.

14 games, 24 times, near worst in league. Unlike most of those other teams, ran/pass 50-50 from that situation. Likely because didn't need to take risk.

Also, here's the grim numbers on 1st down and 0 or less yards achieved link.

Saw the numbers at Football Outsiders on run stuffs. The numbers of 2012 were bad. Much worse than any other Dennison year. Even worse than some bad running game years.

You can't just attribute that to running in obvious run situations because 2011 they did that a lot.
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