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Old 01-27-2008   #21
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The whole "pass it from the 2 yard line" mentality the NFL has gone to kills me.


See AJ's quote...took the words out of mouth.
I think Walker and Taylor are gonna be HUGE in the future.

Dayne has earned a special place in my heart. That dude could be Earl Campbell reincarnated with Gibbs as a coach. I know that smacks of sacrilege, but think on it before you crucify me.

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Old 01-27-2008   #22
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I just noticed that I didn't say that I talked to him when he was on with Bucky on the morning show (1300AM Austin).

As for Dayne, again he doesn't fumble, and get's positive yards even if it's just one or two. I too would like to see some fresh legs in the backfield that could make that one cut and be gone.
Ahhh, but I remember many a play where he just ran into the back of a stacked up line and fell down for a 2-3 yard LOSS.
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Old 01-27-2008   #23
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Ahhh, but I remember many a play where he just ran into the back of a stacked up line and fell down for a 2-3 yard LOSS.
Well, then obviously that is the fault of the line.
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Our running backs are horrible. If we're to keep Dayne, it better be for dirt cheap. He's not worth anything more. We can't count on the injured (Green, Taylor). We need an upgrade at this position in a bad way. Let's not make excuses for players that wouldn't be starting for any other team in the NFL.

IMHO, 3rd round will be a RB.
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good, I get tired of the 2nd and 1 or 3rd and one or even whatever and goal and we run up the middle and get nothing out of it.. I am loving the fire from the coach on that

it drove me nuts on sundays that short yardage situation we seem to stumble at times in the running game
zbs schemes are notorious for not being good short yardage schemes....mainly due to the lack of cheeseburger oriented linemen....so don't get too excited about short yardage and goal line situations. We'll likely struggle in power formation/situations since zbs has smaller lighter linemen....short yardage is about base and anchor....smaller, lighter, quicker works well between the 20's, not as well inside the 20's when the field shrinks or in heavy formations.
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zbs schemes are notorious for not being good short yardage schemes....mainly due to the lack of cheeseburger oriented linemen....so don't get too excited about short yardage and goal line situations. We'll likely struggle in power formation/situations since zbs has smaller lighter linemen....short yardage is about base and anchor....smaller, lighter, quicker works well between the 20's, not as well inside the 20's when the field shrinks or in heavy formations.
True, but if you can work in bootlegs and other types of distracters it hopefully will give us enough to get into the endzone. Of course utilizing OD and maybe even a swing pass to a back is a good option to loosen the D and open the running game. Thats how the old Broncos got into the endzone and thats how we can too.
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I used to listen to Dan Neil's radio show in Austin when I lived there. He used to go on and on about how mean Alex Gibbs was. He had some damn funny stories.

I can't help but think the linemen have been getting jerked around. When Kubes took the job, they had to go on diets. Then Sherman had them "power blocking" instead of zone blocking, so they needed bigger linemen.

I imagine in a couple of months, we'll be hearing about diets again for the linemen.
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zbs schemes are notorious for not being good short yardage schemes....mainly due to the lack of cheeseburger oriented linemen....so don't get too excited about short yardage and goal line situations. We'll likely struggle in power formation/situations since zbs has smaller lighter linemen....short yardage is about base and anchor....smaller, lighter, quicker works well between the 20's, not as well inside the 20's when the field shrinks or in heavy formations.
That means the FB on goal line is going to have to be laying some crucial blocks.
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That means the FB on goal line is going to have to be laying some crucial blocks.
... or sneaking into 'Vrabel space' as Poppa Shanny's FBs are wont to do.
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zbs schemes are notorious for not being good short yardage schemes....mainly due to the lack of cheeseburger oriented linemen....so don't get too excited about short yardage and goal line situations. We'll likely struggle in power formation/situations since zbs has smaller lighter linemen....short yardage is about base and anchor....smaller, lighter, quicker works well between the 20's, not as well inside the 20's when the field shrinks or in heavy formations.
I believe this is exactly why you have seen the Texans attempt to to a hybrid between the mixed and ZBS systems. There are simply times when an offense needs the ability to line-up and beat the guy in front of them with no little cute bootlegs and play action. Those plays work best when a team has the ability to win at the line causing teams to over commit to the run.
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