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Old 10-28-2005   #1
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OK, after a sufficient cooling off period and further review, this is what I saw on each of the called passing plays from the Indy game. Since this is from game film and the camera typically does not show the WR’s until the ball is thrown, you can’t make any judgment on whether Carr was holding the ball when he had open WR’s. There are probably 4 plays where it would be nice to see the coverage.

1st Quarter
12:43 3rd & 6 shotgun, 3 WR’s—2 left. Carr has two seconds in a good pocket and then both McKinney and Wade let their guys through and Carr runs for a 1st down.

11:28 2nd & 9 2 WR’s, 2 TE’s, Carr takes a 5 step drop. At 1st Pitts is solo on Thomas and doing fine. McKinney and Hodgden are doubled on Raeger—then McKinney releases and hits Thomas from behind pushing him and Pitts back at Carr. Thomas splits Pitts and McKinney while Raeger comes around Hodg where McKinney used to be and they sack Carr at 11:25. IMO this was pretty bad pass protection, but Carr had about a 75% chance of moving forward and to the right to buy more time but kind of danced instead.

10:56 3rd & 17 shotgun, 3 WR’s—2 left. 1.5 secs ball out to Gaff short of 1st down. Any longer and Raeger was coming unprotected around the left side.

2:16 3rd & 2 2 WR, 2 TE. Designed roll right, nice moving pocket. 2:14 Carr mis-throws low and left of Gaffney.

2nd Quarter
12:57 1st & 10 2WR, 5 step drop—ball is gone just prior to 12:55. Raeger is once again unmolested by McKinney who paddycakes him once and then for some inexplicable reason moves to double with Hodg—Raeger would have had a sack if the ball weren’t gone. INT—people could differ on this one. IMO the ball was thrown in the right spot and Bradford made one of the laziest cuts ever—if he breaks on his cut with any seriousness, the ball hits him in stride on the numbers.

10:06 3rd & 14 3 WR—2 right, TE—Right shotgun. Little over 2 seconds ball gone splitting two defenders for 1st down to TE. Ball was thrown low but catchable. OL protection was good.

5:44 4th & 2 This one was a designed keeper I think but I’ll list it anyway. Carr just rolls left for easy 1st down.

5:22 1st & 10 1 WR—motion right to left, 2 TE, FB & HB. Designed roll left, OL does very good job of driving DL to the right. Carr runs for 1st down.

2:00 3rd & 6 shotgun 3 WR—2 Right, 1 TE right. Carr gets 3 seconds of good protection then ends up splitting the pressure and running for a 1st down. This play and the previous one are the ones I would really like to see the WR coverage on. Wade runs Mathis around play for a while but then looses control. Pitts controls Freeney for about 2 seconds until Freeney spins and breaks free. Brown and Hodg double Simon and drive him into the ground. McKinney stands around doing nothing because Raeger dropped into coverage.

:37 1st & Goal at the 8. Designed roll left—OL again does a good job of driving the DL to the right. At :34 the ball is in the air to Gaff for a TD.

3rd Quarter
9:51 3rd & 2 3 WR’s—Gaff in motion left to right. Designed roll right ball gone quickly for a 1st down. Doesn’t affect the play, but Brown doesn’t even bother to try to slow Raeger down on a delayed rush.

8:26 2nd & 11 3 WR’s—2 left. 8:24 ball is gone—perfect pass to Mathis who drops it. Freeney well handled by Pitts with DD chipping. Wade runs Mathis out of the play well. Brown and Hodg again drive Simon into the ground. McKinney nuts up and does a very good solo job on Raeger. As usual, just one in eleven has to futz something up.

8:20 3rd & 11 3 WR’s—2 right, shotgun. Pitts good solo on Freeney. Mckinney initially good on Raeger, then Hodg comes to assist and both let him break free to the inside forcing Carr to scramble—he gains one to the right side. Wade rides Mathis around the play. Brown handles Simon solo just fine.

:10 1st & 10 2 WR, 1 TE—right. Designed roll right with OL doing a good job of driving the DL left. Nobody accounts for the LOLB—sack for 1 yard.

15:00 2nd & 10 3 WR—2 left, shotgun. Carr hit before 2 seconds click off by Brock who blows by Brown unimpeded.

14:07 3rd & 23 3 WR’s—2 right. Pitts does an excellent solo job on Thomas. Wade handles Mathis well solo. Brown runs DT out of the play. Freeney runs at McKinney then backs out and around Thomas to the outside with McKinney falling down. 3 seconds to the sack by Freeney—another one it would be nice to see the coverage down field.

10:12 3rd & 5 3 WR’s—2 right, shotgun. 2 seconds and ball is gone to DD for a 1st down. Pitts handles Raeger easily. Wade continues riding Mathis wide. McKinney, Hodge & Brown go 3 on 2 with Freeney and Simon to solidly clog the middle. Would have been a great opportunity to hit a long play down field.

9:35 1st & 10 2 WR—one in motion left to right. Designed roll right. 2 seconds ball gone for 4 yd completion to Gaffney. I guess 4 was all they wanted since he was the only receiver over there and it was a roll to that side.

8:18 3rd & 5 3 WR—2 left, shotgun. By 8:16 Wade has run Mathis straight into Carr and Freeney is splitting a Pitts McKinney double team. Pure OL sack.

7:50 2 pt conversion 3 WR’s—2 left. 4 seconds of time and then an inexcusable throw out of bounds. McKinney gives up on play and lets Simon through to hit Carr.

Single biggest impression I had was McKinney desperately needs to get upgraded in the offseason. Even without considering the money, he ain’t getting it done. The OL in many instances looks like they think their job is only to protect for 2 seconds. There were a lot of plays where they made good initial effort and then stopped. They need to keep mauling their guys until the whistle blows--looks like a product of bad coaching IMO. Pendry better not give up on the passing game because teams are 100% game planning for DD now and this OL simply cannot force their will consistantly. Yes they do have some plays where the run blocking is very good but often it is not. For instance on two of the 1st three running plays of the game, McKinney got blown up and allowed DD to get hit in the backfield. One of those DD made into a 5 yd run anyway, but on the other it was -1. He has got to pass enough to get the safeties out of the box.
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I was hesitant to say anything about the Bradford throw that led to an interceptions because it's a damn if you do, damned if you don't scenario. Carr was trying to make plays against a stingy defense and threw it right where the break was supposed to be. Initially I felt that Bradford got held up by the defended but after looking at it close, Bradford doesn't even make a play for it, he doesn't even trying to outstretch his hands or body.

Your analysis was good as anyone can see that this whole team is in a funk. Carr is just doing what is asked of him. I think he needs to be assertive and ask more from his players and coaching staff. He needs to grab this offense by the horns and lead them. He needs to damn he call the plays and change the plays to HIS liking.
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12:57 1st & 10 2WR, 5 step drop—ball is gone just prior to 12:55. Raeger is once again unmolested by McKinney who paddycakes him once and then for some inexplicable reason moves to double with Hodg—Raeger would have had a sack if the ball weren’t gone. INT—people could differ on this one. IMO the ball was thrown in the right spot and Bradford made one of the laziest cuts ever—if he breaks on his cut with any seriousness, the ball hits him in stride on the numbers.
This is what makes me cry when I think about the Texans season (Dick Vermeil told me that there is crying in football). The timed skinny post was once a TD play. Carr hit Bradford on that play twice in '03 (at Miami & at Cincy) for TDs. There's no way the Texans can make that play now. It's just sad.
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I sit in section 323, second level between the goal posts. I typically watch the receivers live, then watch the backfield on the jumbotron. There were no receivers open for most of the straight drop-back pass plays. There was one, I forget when exactly (haven't reviewed my Tivo, darn school), where Carr pumped and pulled it back, then went down. There was a receiver open that time, but I think the DT was in the lane. As I said, I haven't reviewed the Tivo yet.

Great analysis. Thanks for the time
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Default Texans Passing Game Weeks 6-8

OK. There are so many broken things with this team and especially the passing game that I wanted to take a look at the Hawks game again. FWIW here is what I observed:

1st Qtr

11:26 3rd & 12 3 WR-2 Right. 3 step drop—11:26 ball gone. Incomplete—ball tipped. Wouldn't say anyone blew the play.

6:43 3rd & 3 3 WR-2 R. 3 step drop—6:41 ball gone. Complete to slot WR 1st down. Finally see an OLmen pick Carr up off the ground—Pitts.

6:22 1st & 10 3 WR-2 L, Morency right. 6:19 Carr misthrows out of bounds right. Very nice pocket. Carr's fault.

5:56 2nd & 20 3 WR-2 left. 1 step drop—5:55 ball gone to Bradford for 5 yds.

5:17 3rd & 15 3 WR-2 R. Seahawks 3 DLmen. Bruener and Pitts double Wistrom. Wade rides LDE around. Carr steps forward to help Wade. Hodg and McKinney double the NT. Brown unoccupied. 2 LB’s between Pitts and McKinney. DD picks up one. 5:15 2nd LB is unimpeded at Carr—Pitts tries too late to stop (don’t know if it was his assignment). Carr throws ball away to avoid sack. Would say either Pitts or McKinney at fault--I would have thought McKinney should have picked up the LB, but Pitts made the attempt so maybe it was his responsibility.

2nd Qtr

15:00 3rd & 8 3 WR-2 R, shotgun. 3 steps-14:58 ball gone complete to Gaffney 1st down. Good pocket.

14:38 1st & 10 2WR. Designed roll right. 14:35 ball out to Gaffney for 2. Carr being pursued by DT who runs over Hodg and by LDE who is chipped by Bruener and then whiffed on by DD. DD and Hodg allow the pressure.

13:21 3rd & 5 3 WR—2 R. Real nice pocket. Huge hole develops in middle--at 13:19 Carr takes off for 11 and 1st down. Theisman says Carr made the right decision but it would be real nice to see coverage.

12:42 1st & 10 3 WR—2 R. 3 steps—12:41. Completion 5 yds to Gaff.

10:50 4th & 2. 3 WR—2 L, 1 starts motion left to right then returns. Designed roll left—nice 1st down completion to Gaffney. DD picks up a blitzing LB.

10:25 12t & 10 3 WR-2 R. 3 steps-10:24 ball in the air 9 yard completion to Bradford.

9:50 2nd & 1 1step, 9:49 ball in the air to Gaff for 1st down.

8:40 2nd & 15 3 WR-2 R. Designed roll right. Ball gone @ 8:38—4 yd completion to Gaff.

8:01 3rd & 11. 3 WR-2 L. 7:57 Carr throws the ball out of the end zone. Good job by OL. Carr steps forward into small gap in collapsing pocket to get ball off. Need game tape.

4:15 2nd & 10 2 WR. Designed roll right. 4:13 ball out to Wells—behind him but also could have been caught. OL does a good job of driving DL left. 50/50 Carr and Wells.

4:11 3rd & 10. 3 WR-2 L. 5 step drop. Carr stands in pocket as long as it lasts then throws ball away at 4:08. Bruener runs Wistrom around the play—should have drawn a holding call. Pitts easily handles a LB. McKinney and Hodg hold well in a double on NT. Riley actually does well. Brown on no one. 2nd LB forces Carr to throw—looked like McKinney’s responsibility.

1:39 1st & 10. 3 WR-2 R. sack at 1:37 as Wistrom blows by Rivers. Theisman calls this a play where Carr held the ball too long right after calling Wistrom on Rivers a horrible mismatch. Classic dumb commentary—Carr had just finished his drop when blindsided—bad example of holding the ball too long. Rivers all the way.

:59 3rd & 8. 3 WR-2R 3 steps :58 ball in air—throw behind Bradford. Carr looked responsible.

:39 1st & 10. 3 WR- 2L. Riley ineligible down field. Carr looks for something down field, doesn’t find it and then throws at DD’s feet—debatable, but looked intentional as DD had 2 guys on top of him.

:35 1st & 15. 3 WR-2R. :32 dump to DD dropped—hit instantly. Good protection against 3 man rush.

:22 3rd & 14. 3 WR-2R. :20 ball away, 1st down to Bradford—real good throw. 5 OL plus TE give adequate protection for 2 seconds but if a 3rd had been needed Riley was torched as Carr threw the ball so his man was 2 yds away and unimpeded at that point.

:15 1st & 10. 3 WR-2R, TE L. 3 DL. Riley takes his guy shallow—Carr steps forward and right into gap. Brown who is unoccupied fails to account for LB—Carr throws ball away and gets hit.

:10 3rd & 10 3 WR-2 R. 3 DL rush. 5 step drop--:08 ball away—bad throw.

3rd Qtr
8:17 1st & 10 3 WR-2R. 5 step drop—8:15 ball out to Bradford for 8 yds. Carr gets hit by Wistrom who McKinney never picks up on stunt.

6:57 3rd & 3 2 WR’s R, 2 TE’s. 5 step drop. Good job by Carr stepping up to help Brown ride a blitzer out. 6:54 overthrows Bradford in double coverage.

5:32 2nd & 4 2 WR’s, 2 TE’s. Designed roll right—5:30 ball away, easy 1st down to Rivers.

4:06 2nd & 7 3 WR’s-2 R Designed roll right—4:04 4yd pass to Gaff

3:42 3rd & 3 3 WR—2 R Designed roll right with fake reverse. 3:40 pass to DD for 27 yd TD.

4th Qtr

13:17 1st & 10 2 WR, 2 TE. 7 step drop--13:14 good throw to Gaff in the midst of 4 defenders. Excellent protection including DD picking up a DT on a stunt.

12:44 1st & 10. 2 WR, 2 TE. Murphy picks up no one letting DE into backfield unchecked. DD chips the DE out of the play. Pitts & McKinney doubled. Hodg solo & Wade solo. Brown and Murphy picking noses. Carr sees Hogd’s guy start to come by and moves right. DD chips DE again. Murphy takes over from Wade. Carr moves completely outside pocket so Murphy’s guy releases and forces Carr to throw the ball away.

11:59 3rd & 7 3 WR-2 R. Good protection by OL. DD picks up LB. Carr sees DD losing LB and huge space to right, pulls ball down at 11:56 and runs for 1st down negated by Brown holding call.

11:36 3rd & 17 3 WR-2R. 5 step drop. DD picks up LB.. 11:34—21 yd strike to Gaff in double coverage. Any longer at all & Wistrom is around Murphy—as it is Carr takes a hit.

10:21 2nd & 12 3 WR-2 R. Good protection. 10:19 ball out to Gaff—catch made out of bounds. Looked like joint problem—Carr could have thrown it a foot shorter but it looked like Gaff might have made a better effort at a tippy toe catch.

9:58 3rd & 27 (after Wade false and Hodg holding calls) 3 WR-2 R. 9:54 completion to Gaff for 8 yds. Good protection—Carr steps up to help Wade. Theisman states that Carr doesn’t have the luxury of looking at his 2nd and 3rd receivers.

4:38 2nd & 9 3 WR-2 R, shotgun. 4:35 sacked. Guards and tackles all solo on 4 DL. Hodg unoccupied, backs up right in front of Carr. Pocket still present but shrinking—Carr trying to get past Hodg comes within range of Brown’s guy—Bernard. IMO Hodg shouldn't have kept backing up without checking on what was going on behind him.

4:16 3rd & 14 3 WR-2 R, shotgun. 4:14 Terrell sacks Carr after spinning easily past McKinney.


The OL clearly isn't getting it done still. They may look better, but it is because the vast majority of passing plays are now forced to be 1 or 2 second plays--go for 3 and you are juggling a hand grenade. With the exception of Riley, it looks to me like the OL are physically able to play their position but they just aren't playing well together and they seem to act like they know Carr is supposed to get the ball out quick so they are only going to protect for 1-2 seconds--very poor sustained effort--that screams coaching IMO.

Carr seems less comfortable, but IMO the claims of holding the ball too long (can't tell if he is missing open WR's from the broadcast, but the number of plays of 4 seconds or longer is miniscule), failing to make his progressions (he doesn't have the time to do more than look at #1 and then a check down) and taking off running (with the exception of the play at 13:21 in the 1st qtr, there is real not just perceived pressure--on that one the hole is so huge I could have run for the 1st down so hard to fault him for taking it) are overstated at least with respect to this game. Basically this is still a full team disfunction IMO. The coaching is limiting the O because it is so dink and dunk that any mistake kills a possession. They are clearly not getting the potential out of the players. Murphy and Rivers desparately need to improve their blocking or the coaches should stop relying on them to block. After struggling earlier in the year, DD did a pretty good job in this game although he clean whiffed one time. You can hate Capers for saying it but bottom line it comes down to inconsistancy all through the team resulting in someone screwing up too many plays whether it be breaks in protection, misthrows by Carr or WR's not catching the ball--basically bad execution.
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You can hate Capers for saying it but bottom line it comes down to inconsistancy all through the team resulting in someone screwing up too many plays whether it be breaks in protection, misthrows by Carr or WR's not catching the ball--basically bad execution.
I don't hate Capers, but he and his staff are coaching the team. If they can't get consistancy from these guys, maybe someone else should get a shot. Bottom line is...this is Capers' creation.

BTW, good work. I couldn't have looked at that fiasco again. Else my eyes go
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I don't hate Capers, but he and his staff are coaching the team. If they can't get consistancy from these guys, maybe someone else should get a shot. Bottom line is...this is Capers' creation.

BTW, good work. I couldn't have looked at that fiasco again. Else my eyes go
Don't get me wrong by that statement. I want a regime change--actually my hit list goes #1 Fangio, #2 Casserly, #3 Pendry and #4 Capers, but hey with #4 I get #1 and #3 as a bonus. My point was these players truly are executing extremely inconsistantly. McKinney will dominate guys at times, but then whiff on 3 plays and it is huge for the pass pressure on Carr. If he was the only problem it is one thing, but everyone is having 3 bad plays--11 players, 3 each=O sucks.

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That's why it took this long.
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Early in the season I noticed that McKinney was looking really good...then would seemingly look totally lost as someone runs right by him on a blitz while he is blocking nobody. I think he is one of the guys who needs to go in the purge since he is going to have a cap hit of nearly 5 mil next season.
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I don't want to take this thread in another direction, but I don't want to start another thread. I just want to say how happy I was for Dom to get the win yesterday. I like the guy and I believe he really cares. I just don't think he's the coach to lead this team in the future. I don't think it makes me a hypocrite to feel this way, though some would disagree.

Regarding Steve-Oh's chance of picking up that monster '06 salary...zilch, whether here or any other NFL team. Welcome to the vet minimum, Stevearino.
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Observations on the Texans passing game against the Browns.

1st Qtr

12:54 2nd & 7 2 WR, TE-L, FB Designed roll right. OL good job driving DL left. LB does a good job of containing the play. Can’t see coverage (standard caveat) Carr keeps for 5.

12:08 3rd & 2 3 WR—2L (1 mtn. L to R), FB. Designed roll left—12:06 easy dump to DD for 1st and 15 yds.

11:03 2nd & 6 2 WR, 2 TE-R. 7 step drop, pump fake, very well thrown ball out at 11:00 to Mathis who is doubled (nice catch, DB gets hand on ball) for TD. Good job by OL—Carr looks like he would have been safe for 1-2 secs more.

4:33 2nd & 10 2 WR, 2 TE-R. 5 step drop. Pitts & McKinney double RDE until he gives up. Brown solo on NT. Hodg unoccupied. Wade solo on LDE—starts to get bulled back into Carr, Carr steps up, LDE starts to come off LDE to Wade’s left, Carr steps back—LDE comes clean off Wade and Carr throws ball away at 4:27. Would really like to see the coverage on this one.

4:24 3rd & 10 3 WR-2 R, TE-R, shotgun. 5 step drop. Good pass protection except no pocket—Pitts and McKinney drive right side of the DL into the left side in a big ball. LB unaccounted for is in Carr’s face—4:22 ball away to TE over defender—ball tipped—INT. Carr could have thrown it a little lower, but he was doing something I want to see more—trying to throw it into tight coverage in a position only the receiver can catch it. TE should have made the catch.

2nd Qtr.

14:24 2nd & 11. 2 WR, 2 TE. 5 step drop. Wade and LDE are at Carr’s drop point almost as fast as Carr is. Carr does good job of escaping arm tackle by LDE at which point he has to avoid RDE who is engaged with Pitts but in reversed position (Pitts on outside of pocket, RDE on inside) and then has to avoid NT to get back to LOS. Total melt-down by OL.

13:40 3rd & 10. 3 WR-2 R, TE-L, shotgun. Wade bulled into middle of pocket where he dances back and forth with LDE. Carr gets 7 scrambling to open field left. Would like to see coverage tape on this one.

12:06 1st & 10. 2 WR, 2 TE. Designed roll right—Browns all over Carr at 12:04.

11:00 3rd & 13. 3 WR-2L, TE-R, shotgun. 10:58 ball in air to Bradford who gets hit in the numbers and drops pass. Wade unengaged initially (Bruener handling LDE solo just fine) and then presented with two delayed rushers into his area gets vapor lock of the cranial cavity and lets both thru unimpeded to Carr.

7:26 2nd & 10 2 WR, 2 TE. Designed roll right—7:24 ball out to Gaff for 6.

3:31 2nd & 6. 2 WR, 2 TE-R. 5 step drop—ball out at 3:28. Ball right on Bradford’s #’s again, ball dropped again. Excellent pass protection and pocket squandered.

3:25 3rd & 6. 3 WR-2 tight L, 2 TE, shotgun. 3:23 ball away to Armstrong 1st down.

2:05 2nd & 9. 3 WR-2 tight L, 2 TE. 5 step drop—2:03 ball overthrown to Bradford on L sideline. NT in Carr’s face at release after bulling and turning Hodg. Rest of OL looks good.

2:00 3rd & 9. 3 WR-2 R, TE-R, shotgun. 1:58 ball away to DD for 1st down. Good pass protection.

1:18 2nd & 4. 3 WR-2 R, TE-R. Designed roll right—1:16 ball to Gaff for 1st down.

:42 2nd & 18. 3 WR-2 R, TE motion L to R. Designed roll right at :40 to Gaff for 11.

:20 3rd & 7. 2 WR, 2 TE-R. 3 step drop—safety blitz unimpeded. :18 jump ball out to Bradford in the end-zone—we all know the result of that.

3rd Qtr.

13:42 3rd & 2. 3 WR-2R, TE-R. Fake reverse to Gaff smothered in vitro.

11:09 1st & 10. 2 WR, 2 TE-R. 7 step drop—11:06 ball out after pump fake to Gaffney on right sideline—dropped. Looked like DB got his hand in with Gaff’s and ball slightly underthrown—95% time Gaff makes that catch. Excellent pass protection.

10:38 2nd & 20. 3 WR-2L, TE-L. 5 step drop, then roll left. Carr may have left what was otherwise good pass protection because McKinney’s guy disengaged and was stunting around Wade. IMO Carr could have hung in the pocket for another 1-1.5 seconds but then probably would have had to throw it away to avoid sack if no one open—instead he turned it into 1 yd run. DD had a poor down field block. This is a classic case where coaches’ film would help.

9:54 3rd & 19. 3 WR-2L, TE-L. 9:50 perfect throw to Gaffney in double coverage where he makes a gutsy catch. OL protection effective but not pretty—no real pocket, just a scrum pile. McKinney got bulled in the middle.

6:43 3rd & 4. 3 WR-2L, TE-R. 5 step drop—6:40 ball out 8 yds to Bradford. As ball is released, Murphy has been beat and Carr is about to get whacked. Hodg has not been beat but has been pushed way back into middle of pocket. McKinney and Wade are standing around unoccupied trying to remember the last time Bradford caught the ball.

5:19 2nd & 17. 2 WR, 2 TE-R. Designed roll right. Carr keeps for 5. Looks like Gaff is only 7 yds down field on right sideline and his defender makes tackle. FWIW, commentator says no one open.

1:28 2nd & 10. 2 WR, 2 TE-R. 3 step drop—1:27 ball to Gaff for 9. In just 1 second, Wade and McKinney jump into matching matador suits and let their DLmen into Carr’s face.

4th Qtr.

14:17 3rd & 6. 3 WR-2L, TE-R. 5 step drop—14:15 ball overthrown to Gaff on endzone sideline. Good pass protection.

9:46 3rd & 4. 3 WR-2 L, TE-R, DD shifting out of backfield. Designed roll left—Cleveland all over it—Carr throws ball away.

3:03 2nd & 5 Cruddy camera work. 1 WR, 2 TE, FB. Designed roll right kept for 1.

2:56 3rd & 5. 3 WR-2L, TE-R. 5 step drop—2:54 out to Armstrong in endzone. Ball overthrown a little but Armstrong mugged at goal line—no call. Wade gets abused, his guy is in Carr’s face. DD has weak block, his guy is behind Carr.

At the risk of sounding like Capers again, this passing O is really limiting itself both in concept and execution. Pendry's concept to get the ball out in 1 or 2 seconds is fine except it means a whole bunch of small plays have to be strung together--nice theory for game management except the execution is so inconsistant you can't count on stringing good plays together that way. Dungy was just interviewed about this very idea--he figures most teams cannot consistantly string small plays together on sustained drives without making mistakes. It appears the Texans are a perfect example. Some how the OL is going to have to pull it together 5-7 plays a game and let the O go for more of the Mathis type plays from this game. That was something the Texans were successful with in the 1st half of last season. On the rest of the plays, Pendry needs to vary the reads--1st read AJ on about 40% of plays and then split the other 60% among Gaffney, Armstrong, Mathis and Murphy.
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PLain and simple, more long plays need to be called.
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If the coaching knew how to utilize their talent more effectively, they could put DD in the slot and Morency in the backfield. That alone could disrupt the defense being that DD is a good receiving back and Morency has the potential to be a good back, they just need to play him.
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If the coaching knew how to utilize their talent more effectively, they could put DD in the slot and Morency in the backfield. That alone could disrupt the defense being that DD is a good receiving back and Morency has the potential to be a good back, they just need to play him.
Again an example of this coaching staff not coaching up the potential of this team.
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