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Old 05-31-2007   #21
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Default Re: A New Offense

Last year the offense seemed like a work in progress, and there was not a lot of consistency from week to week.

Hopefully they will settle that down a bit this year and find something that works. I've got confidence in Kubiak, and hence Sherman, so I'm optimistic that we will see an offense that knows it's own strengths and plays them accordingly.

Obviously it's a 'time will tell' type of thing right now.
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Interesting. Maybe it was a bigger emphasis last year and not this year.

I was told by a number of sources that there were weight numbers that the linemen needed to make last year or get fined per pound for not making that weight.

As an aside, one of the things that the ATL linemen are happiest about now that Alex Gibbs is gone is the weight-nazi stuff.

I do know that the strength training/nutrition staff traditionally aren't as keen on arbitrary weight numbers. Saw this year that the Texans had a "Bod Pod" in their weight room, but can't remember if that is relatively new. A Bod Pod is just about the most accurate way to determine body fat, especially body fat of athletes. Some other body fat measuring techniques aren't accurate on athletes.
We used to joke on some weight training forums that the only really accurate way to calculate body fat % is autopsy. Every other method is based on a lot of assumptions and on the skill of the person giving the test.

The most accurate is a good skinfold measurement method. But these methods (like Jackson/Pollock's 3/5/7 site methods) can have their accuracy vary by how good your skinfold calipers are and how good the person pinching the skin is and then, the estimates are based on "normal" bodyfat distribution models. If you have a different bodyfat distribution, it can skew the calculation. Electrical conductance methods are very sensitive to hydration and lots of muscle can mess everything up.

Some people mistakenly think that BMI calculates bodyfat percentage, but it doesn't. Some people put a percent sign after that number but BMI is not a percentage and anyone that does that should almost immediately be dismissed as an idjit. BMI is just a height to weight ratio. Fat weighs less than muscle and you actually get a "better" BMI number if you've got a high bodyfat percentage for your height. If you've got a lot of muscle, you weigh more and get a "bad" number.

Ooops. That came close to a rant. Sorry.
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And we got mixed messages from this years Draft in terms of the type of OLineman that were signed. Frye & Tupola are clearly ZB guys, while Kubiaks family acquaintance Studdard is more of the drive-blocker type we'd associate with a power system which is unlike the speed and finese of the ZB schemes Denver runs. Not sure yet where center Lucas fits in those groupings ?
from watching some video on Enoka Lucas, I think he would fit the ZBS pretty well. He seems to be a very athletic Center, and moves pretty well. Actually, I think he will be good in either scheme. He just seems to have good body control and a very quick first step.
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Default Re: A New Offense

The single most important factor in an offense in the NFL is the QB. It determines/limits what the offense you can run.

With that said, I don't think Schuab is like Favre. So, I don't expect a Green Bay ripoff. Likewise, Schuab doesn't seem to be like the prototypical Denver QB that they look for.

It seems to me the Texans offense next year is going to completely different from what we have seen in the past and will have some shades from Kubiak's and Sherman's previous coaching days.

My thought is it will be something all by itself similar to how the Denver offense is looked at today. Basically it's own system of sort.
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Chester Pitts was asked about weight specifications and he directly said they had not told him what he needed to weigh.
Smooth answer.

I may have asked, "Since they didn't tell you exactly what to weigh, did they give you a weight not to exceed?" Followed up by, "Was that number the same, greater then, or less then what you played at previous to the new coaches arriving?"

Then I'd have to ask him the same questions about last season. It seems they've changed policies.

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Maybe it was a bigger emphasis last year and not this year.
Maybe because the one lineman they had that looked twice as strong as everyone else coincidentally was the only one not to make a draconian weight target last year.

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Saw this year that the Texans had a "Bod Pod" in their weight room, but can't remember if that is relatively new.
I think they had it when Capers was here.

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I'm with TC on the hybrid blocking scheme. It was a problem last year.
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