Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


Texans Talk Football talk only please. Keep it to the game, the players, the coaches and management.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-20-2009   #1
Mari-OWNED!
Bucco Bruce
 
Mari-OWNED!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 26
Posts: 699
Rep Power: 4281 Mari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respectedMari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respectedMari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respectedMari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respectedMari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respectedMari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respectedMari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respectedMari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respectedMari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respectedMari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respectedMari-OWNED! is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Why don't the Texans use Shotgun?

I hardly ever see the Texans use the Shotgun formation, and I think it would help out against the tough defenses that penetrate our offensive line. Now the o-line did protect pretty well against the Titans today, but lets just bring up the Jets game scenario.

We have good receivers that can get open and the shotgun would help avoid the pocket collapsing on Schaub. Also on 2nd/3rd and shorts the Shotgun can help disguise a running play.

Just wondering what you all think, as I really only see Schaub under center. (I'm not complaining, just wondering/analyzing)
Mari-OWNED! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009   #2
bah007
Hall of Fame
 
bah007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodlands, TX
Posts: 8,555
Rep Power: 81298 bah007 is a quality contributor and well respectedbah007 is a quality contributor and well respectedbah007 is a quality contributor and well respectedbah007 is a quality contributor and well respectedbah007 is a quality contributor and well respectedbah007 is a quality contributor and well respectedbah007 is a quality contributor and well respectedbah007 is a quality contributor and well respectedbah007 is a quality contributor and well respectedbah007 is a quality contributor and well respectedbah007 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Why don't the Texans use Shotgun?

Just my two cents:

It's easier for a QB to read a defense while he is dropping back from under center. In the shotgun, you have to catch the snap first before you can look up and see what is going on.

Also, play action is more effective when your QB is under center. And we use a lot of it.
bah007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009   #3
DexmanC
Hall of Fame
 
DexmanC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,851
Rep Power: 37204 DexmanC is a quality contributor and well respectedDexmanC is a quality contributor and well respectedDexmanC is a quality contributor and well respectedDexmanC is a quality contributor and well respectedDexmanC is a quality contributor and well respectedDexmanC is a quality contributor and well respectedDexmanC is a quality contributor and well respectedDexmanC is a quality contributor and well respectedDexmanC is a quality contributor and well respectedDexmanC is a quality contributor and well respectedDexmanC is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Why don't the Texans use Shotgun?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mari-OWNED! View Post
I hardly ever see the Texans use the Shotgun formation, and I think it would help out against the tough defenses that penetrate our offensive line. Now the o-line did protect pretty well against the Titans today, but lets just bring up the Jets game scenario.

We have good receivers that can get open and the shotgun would help avoid the pocket collapsing on Schaub. Also on 2nd/3rd and shorts the Shotgun can help disguise a running play.

Just wondering what you all think, as I really only see Schaub under center. (I'm not complaining, just wondering/analyzing)
The Texans used that formation almost EXCLUSIVELY for pass plays against
the Jets. When the pocket up the middle collapses as fast as it did against
them, he HAD to, or he wouldn't have had time to throw the ball.

In this game, the middle of the line did a better job of holding the point
of attack, and he didn't have to go to that formation quite so much. The
Titans bit hard on playaction all day, and the Texans offense feasted off
it. Daniels, Johnson, and Jones lit up the Titans' aggressive run defense
from under center.
DexmanC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009   #4
The Pencil Neck
Hall of Fame
 
The Pencil Neck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Age: 52
Posts: 18,041
Rep Power: 254692 The Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Why don't the Texans use Shotgun?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mari-OWNED! View Post
I hardly ever see the Texans use the Shotgun formation, and I think it would help out against the tough defenses that penetrate our offensive line. Now the o-line did protect pretty well against the Titans today, but lets just bring up the Jets game scenario.

We have good receivers that can get open and the shotgun would help avoid the pocket collapsing on Schaub. Also on 2nd/3rd and shorts the Shotgun can help disguise a running play.

Just wondering what you all think, as I really only see Schaub under center. (I'm not complaining, just wondering/analyzing)
Well, the majority of our pass plays are play-action oriented. So it only makes sense for Schaub to be under center for those plays.

However, I think we have run several shotgun formation plays the past couple of weeks. I've got no problem with the number of them that we've run.
The Pencil Neck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger