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Old 12-14-2004   #5
Harry Biped
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The zone can be effective at containing an offense, especially one that is balanced. But you do have to take some chances to try and force sacks and turnovers sometimes. Because of the lack of athleticism in the secondary, the Texans "zones" are often the same size as their seams(which is a very bad thing) and that is killing them this season. Teams just nickel and dime them up and down the field because they don't mix it up. That's not much better than getting burned in man coverage. This week against the Colts, the Texans were down by 6 in the 4th QTR and had them 3rd and long deep in their own territory and the Texans dropped into a zone and rushed 4 and put no pressure on Manning what so ever. He threw for something like 15 yards for a first down and the drive ended in a game clinching FG. That was one of the stupidest defensive calls I have ever seen. That is the perfect situation to sell out. If they fail either way, it's probably the game, so why not take a chance and try to create a turnover?
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