Originally Posted by Ibar_Harry
blocking scheme and it doesn't work? That's the problem the Texans are having. Capers bought hook line and sinker the changes in the blocking scheme to aid DD even though they say not. Now they are facing a big problem, because the opposition defense is finding big holes to get to Carr. The line splits are greater in the new offense which is designed to aid the run, not the pass. We went away from our strength. Last year DD got a lot of yardage out of an O-line scheme set up more for the pass than the run. That's why he was affective. Sorry, but until we change that we are in deep dodo. We have more and better receivers than RB's. In fact with Hollings out again, I believe its stupid trying to over utilize DD. What happens if he goes down? I guess we would be forced to run Wells on every play. I'm sorry I'n not impressed with what our coaches are doing. At least before you could say we were dong alright on defense, if only we could generate some offense. Neither are really working now, but the offense is certainily showing more possibilites than the defense.
The way the line blocks on run plays is somehow weakening the way they block on pass plays? This isn't the first time I've heard this, but I'm not getting it, completely. I thought they only changed what they did on run plays. In fact, I thought that what they did was start run blocking much like they would normally block on pass plays. You know, just block your man and don't worry about making a whole, because DD is supposed to just find one. I never thought that was a good idea, actually, but I don't see how it affects pass blocking. I guess I missunderstood the whole thing. Can somebody explain what it is they're doing and how it could hurt their pass blocking?
My opinion about the pass blocking is that part of the problem is when DD becomes a receiver instead of a blocker--not that I expect him to be a good blocker.