Originally Posted by Lord Bills
how can it be an adjustment/audible if its built in?
it pretty much defeats the purpose of an audible.
This is simple:
They line up with a specific play , the defense shows a look that is likely to counter the original play. The QB makes the proper adjustments to that play to make it successful against the defense he see's. There may be a dozen variations within that same play , depending upon what the defense shows.
That's the definition of an audible , making adjustments .... the fact that the adjustments are scripted matters not , what matters is that the correct adjustments are made.
You don't necessarily have to change the entire play to make it a successful one .....
Lets say we have a deep route combination with a 7 step drop called and the QB reads an overload of pressure from one side or the other - you simply adjust the deep route to a short route and the 7 step to a 3 step to counter the pressure overload and make a positive play - pending execution.
We don't really see these adjustments being made as we don't have a clue what play was called before they left the huddle but rest assured , the adjustments are at the QB's disposal - Its up to him to make them.
We've had this conversation before , some just don't seem to grasp the concept. They just hear that "we don't audible." That doesn't mean "we don't make adjustments."
What's worse is after that seahawks game, kubiak's answers were completely wishy washy.
He says once we have selected a play its the play we go into but he says like you said there are audibles built in probably trying to soothe fears or trying not to look bad considering its 2013 in the nfl and he doesnt let his quarterbacks audibles and if they do (allegedly) there's restrictions on it.
Kubiak was falling on the knife for his QB .... he took the heat for their ineptitude.