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Re: Kubiak: Schaub couldn’t audible out of “very, very poor play”
Originally Posted by 76Texan
Schaub can, and should have checked into a run strong side left on that play.
It's a built-in mechanism in the WCO.
Both the run and the pass were available on that play.
The original call was a bootleg, but Schaub had the authority to check into a run play out of that formation.
That's what it means by "play design".
It was designed to be a bootleg to the right with the option for Schaub to check into a run play; in this case, a run strong side to the left should have the best chance to succeed where the Texans had the number in blocking, with the blitz coming from the opposite side.
If Schaub choose to stay with the pass call; it's on him to make the best of the situation.
A run fake like this is designed to fool the weak side LB.
If he advances (which he did), he would leave a void behind him as Graham cut across the field from the other side; that's where Schaub had the best chance throwing the ball. It should be automatic as the QB turns around and saw that the weak side backer bought the run fake.
Failing that, Schaub should realize that a throw to the inside is optimum for OD since Sherman played to the outside all the way.
Schaub committed a triple error there; he did everything wrong, including just throw the ball away or take a sack.
It was stupidity beyond all stupidities; it's not acceptable for a ten-yr veteran.
Yep,he screwed the pooch on that play and that's really unacceptable.
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