Originally Posted by DocBar
IMO, the Texans run a fairly unique version of the WCO. Much more different than a few specific plays and terminology. I see a few specific WCO plays and many more that are Kubiak's own. Just MHO.
These are not Gary Kubiak's plays. He studied under Shanahan as an assistant and played under Dan Reeves. So his influences are from the Bill Walsh and Tom Landry schools. Landry was running the spread from the shotgun before anyone knew to call it that. The two most copied coaches I can think of.
Yes, the running game is different from the WCO. But that has little to do with the QB position. And even the ZBS the Texans use has been copied across the NFL. Possibly the Texans combination is unique (other than the Skins who have added the option). But, it is a derivative offense just as any other NFL offense is. So no, neither Yates nor Keenum should be considered QBs who cannot transfer their skills and knowledge to another team.