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Old 06-24-2014   #21
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The only INT I remember being in question with Schaub/Hopkins was assumed to be on Hopkins by just about everyone....Until Kubiak came out and said, No, it was on Schaub.

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I argued this at the time, but if you go back and look at that play there is no way that is on Hopkins. Two Titans are sitting on the route. even if Hopkins cuts off his route with a curl or short out or whatever the defenders will likely pick that poorly thrown pass off or at the very least made it verrrry tough to catch.

Also, watch Schaub after the play. He had no problem getting on Dre after he cut off his route, but you think he wouldn't have said anything at all to Hopkins if he just screwed up a route that caused him to throw a pick 6. Schaub knew that was on him and you can see it all in his body language after the pick. 0 chance he does not look at Hopkins or goes to him and is like "what the hell are you doing?" Or "come on man, we can't have that"...
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I remember watching the replay of that play. I never seen two players so eager to jump a route than those two. They almost comically broke that int for themselves.

Even if nuk ran the flat it would have been impossible for him to fought off two defender for that ball. Then I got to hear that incompetence Solomon Wilcots tell the viewers that it was Hopkins fault for running the wrong route as if he has eyes and ears in the Texans huddled. Wilcots is a joke.
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Default Re: DeAndre Hopkins in 2014 -- Football Outsiders

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The only INT I remember being in question with Schaub/Hopkins was assumed to be on Hopkins by just about everyone....Until Kubiak came out and said, No, it was on Schaub.

http://sheltonmedia.blogspot.com/201...edia-fail.html





I argued this at the time, but if you go back and look at that play there is no way that is on Hopkins. Two Titans are sitting on the route. even if Hopkins cuts off his route with a curl or short out or whatever the defenders will likely pick that poorly thrown pass off or at the very least made it verrrry tough to catch.

Also, watch Schaub after the play. He had no problem getting on Dre after he cut off his route, but you think he wouldn't have said anything at all to Hopkins if he just screwed up a route that caused him to throw a pick 6. Schaub knew that was on him and you can see it all in his body language after the pick. 0 chance he does not look at Hopkins or goes to him and is like "what the hell are you doing?" Or "come on man, we can't have that"...
I've talked about this play a few times before.
I read Kubiak's press conference.

Running the risk of sounding like an idiot, I still think that Kubiak was protecting Hopkins.

No DB was sitting on the route.
You can't be sitting on the route playing off.

There was no hot route to counter the blitz.
So, for me, when Schaub threw that out route, IMO, Hopkins was the hot.

Maybe there was no hot route.
Maybe Kubiak designbe a play to give a down away (I'm not surprised - I've seen a fews.)

As I've mentioned before, Schaub threw that ball when the CB was still 3-4-5 yards off Hopkins.

It is true that none of us know what it was supposed to be.
And this always remains the biggest mistery in life.

But nobody was ready to jump the route, because Hopkins didn't even run the route.
There was a definite miscommunication there for sure.
Schaub was throwing an out and Hopkins was running a go.

Again, I know I run a risk of sounding like an idiot here.
Never stop me from bringing up questions.
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XT and KW, when you guys said that the defenders were ready to jump the route, what does it mean to you?

The only conclusion I can come up with your preposition is that Hopkins was supposed to run an out.

Either that, or they knew that Hopkins was to run a go and Schaub was going to throw an out.

What makes sense?
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