Thread: The end of DD?
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Old 09-20-2004   #17
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Originally Posted by Ibar_Harry
HOLLINGS IS A BUST PURE AND SIMPLE AND THEY KNOW THAT. DOM is trying to use DD like he's a big physcially dominating back and that's not what DD is.
Ibar, have you managed to watch more than 4 of the Texans' games so far or are you still just looking at stats? Hollings sure did look like a bust as he swept right in front of me for a 27 yard game against San Diego (after the 16 yd gain by DD called back on a hold). In any event, is McGahee a bust as well--by the way he averaged less than Hollings this year so far?

As for DD, he may not be a big back but he is a physical back. Check back for the all time leader for yards and you may find that he is a physical but not big back.

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Its been my understanding that run blocking is not the same as pass blocking. I think what has happened is that DOM and company decided that DD was so great they were going to change their blocking scheme for him, because he was going to become the total focus of our game plan. The end result is that we are employing a blocking scheme that is very ineffective in protecting David.
And you have been repeatedly corrected on this assertion. The Texans hired a new line coach who along with Dom decided the line was athletic enough to play a zone blocking scheme. They also recognized DD had the traits that benefited from such a system--although that is really a minor part as the Broncos as the greatest example of the system have plug and played RB's. You have the cart before the horse--they didn't change the system for DD, they changed it because of the personnel and to hopefully benefit DD.
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