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Old 03-25-2005   #21
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oh i agree the left side was much stronger than the right side of the line, itd be nice if we had equal GOOD play out of both sides ! Seems everytime D.D would break one was when he ran to the left side !
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The difference between the two? LT is the focal point of the offense while DD is mainly a safety valve. Teams don't want to see the ball in LT's hands. For us, opponents will take their chances with DD running the ball rather than letting Andre Johnson get his hands on it. We have a losing record when DD rushes for 100+ yards.
I had DD on my fantasy football team all year. He made my season and I won it. The thing I noticed, however, was that when he is healthy, he becomes our offensive crutch. Maybe it's because we only look at AJ otherwise, but our offense is all about one read downfield and dump the ball to DD. W/out looking at the stats, I can tell you DD had at least 60% of the touches on offense in any game he was healthy. Note that in the year LT put up the 100 catches and 1600 yards, San Diego was the worst team in the league. Have you all forgotten the Eli Manning/Rivers trade things? When any one player is over 50% of your offense, there is no imagination and you will lose. DD, I believe is an excellent back, but if he gets as many touches this year as last, we're going backwards, not forwards.
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exactly..

when wells was in Carr didn't have his crutch so he IMO was forced to find someone else...

check out these ugly stats on DD
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/playerS...egoryId=140815

and not all of it is DD's fault
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yes D.D is very productive when he is in, but i dont think he should be our whole offense. Carr just needs to quit dumping it off to Davis every time he feels a little pressure, and those big games Davis has wont be for nothing !
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Dont blame carr either when you lose faith in your offensive line, You tend to fire it to the first available open jersey you see. So its not really Carr's Fault I think Our O line needs to do a better job of reading the defense and pick up blocks accordingly. To me the interior of the O line seemed to miss read and were letting lineman bust containment. That means Carr had to Roll or move and try to avoid. i say if we can give car a solid 5 seconds, youll see him start shredding any zone defense.
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exactly..

when wells was in Carr didn't have his crutch so he IMO was forced to find someone else...

check out these ugly stats on DD
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/playerS...egoryId=140815

and not all of it is DD's fault
What I see there:

DD is most productive without a FB.
He runs best when the offense is in a 3-wide formation.
He runs 4+ YPC to the left and middle, but drops to only 3.1 on the right.
He runs substantially better against 6 defenders on the line than 4.
He is most productive on 3rd down.
He averages 5.7 YPC on 3rd down with less then 2 yards for the first.
He does exceptionally well on 3rd down with 3-7 yards to the first, averaging almost 9 YPC.

Sounds pretty good to me.
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that's a great set of splits wolf, it really breaks down many things.

the one that stands out most for me is the amount of carries in losses vs those in wins. 188 to 114 with 10 td's during losses & 3 during wins. his receptions are just as skewed with 21 in wins to 47 in losses with his lone td coming in a loss. what that says to me (which we already knew) is that in the games we're losing, we're trying to force DD to be our entire offense. it didnt work for sd with LT and it wont work for us. many of us have been saying it for a while ... when david carr becomes the focal point of our offense, everyone else is just going to be that much better. expect DD to put up career numbers when (if) that happens. as always, it comes down to having a working offensive line.

btw, can anyone find numbers comparing yards after contact? i'd love to see that stat.
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Dont blame carr either when you lose faith in your offensive line, You tend to fire it to the first available open jersey you see. So its not really Carr's Fault I think Our O line needs to do a better job of reading the defense and pick up blocks accordingly. To me the interior of the O line seemed to miss read and were letting lineman bust containment. That means Carr had to Roll or move and try to avoid. i say if we can give car a solid 5 seconds, youll see him start shredding any zone defense.
I am not blaming Carr for anything. I realize that many times by the time Carr gets back to his 5 yard drop , he is backing into a defender... I am making a general statement with what I have noticed.. it is AJ or DD as the 1st 2 progressions. He seems to lock on to certain people during a game...And yes that could come the lack of time back there..
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the one that stands out most for me is the amount of carries in losses vs those in wins. 188 to 114 with 10 td's during losses & 3 during wins. his receptions are just as skewed with 21 in wins to 47 in losses with his lone td coming in a loss. what that says to me (which we already knew) is that in the games we're losing, we're trying to force DD to be our entire offense. it didnt work for sd with LT and it wont work for us. many of us have been saying it for a while ... when david carr becomes the focal point of our offense, everyone else is just going to be that much better. expect DD to put up career numbers when (if) that happens. as always, it comes down to having a working offensive line.
I actually think the stats reflect something different...It's not that we're forcing DD to be our whole offense, it's that opposing team's defenses are forcing DD to be our whole offense...Basically other teams focus on stopping our passing game and allow DD to get his catches and runs...In our wins, our WRs aren't shut out and there are more options than just having Davis...
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I see an interesting thing here. Is it that sometimes we force the game to DD or is it that sometimes teams force us to over use DD. Someone with the games on tape and with more time than I have, needs to look at them and see if the game plan appears to be to go to DD or are we forced to by their defenses. My guess is that some of the teams game plan better than others and force us to make DD the focus of our offense. Those that can't/don't force us to over use DD are the ones we play well aginst. I actually hope that is the case as I would hate to think that our game plan was that poor and pedestian.
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Part of the problem is that we are dictated to instead of the team doing the dictating. Palmer is an old Run and Shoot diciple and he reacts to the defense instead of attacking the defense as the chuck-n-duck did. Defenses know this and sets up in a manner where we do something predictable as a reaction.
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that's a great set of splits wolf, it really breaks down many things.

the one that stands out most for me is the amount of carries in losses vs those in wins. 188 to 114 with 10 td's during losses & 3 during wins. his receptions are just as skewed with 21 in wins to 47 in losses with his lone td coming in a loss. what that says to me (which we already knew) is that in the games we're losing, we're trying to force DD to be our entire offense. it didnt work for sd with LT and it wont work for us. many of us have been saying it for a while ... when david carr becomes the focal point of our offense, everyone else is just going to be that much better. expect DD to put up career numbers when (if) that happens. as always, it comes down to having a working offensive line.

btw, can anyone find numbers comparing yards after contact? i'd love to see that stat.

i think that stats a little missleading,,,because he may have great numbers and we lose so some of you blame it on D.D,,,but if he has poor numbers and we lose some of you still blame it on D.D. And he is a very productive back, i just take that as the rest of the team not doing their job. Ya think D.D can control whether Carr passes him the ball our if they hand it to him on 3rd and 21 ?? NO !!!
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what suprised me was when DD runs up the middle his average was 4.6 I think...but when I actually thought about it.. that stat is very misleading being alot of his yards comes from draw plays when it is 3rd and long.

Vinny is right teams dictate to our offense what we do..we take what they give.
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i think capers/palmer are just scared to let our young offense run free, and i think that showed in the game against the vikings. We were down by so much so soon that they had no choice, and we scored points in a hurry and almost came back to win the game. I DONT blame D.D for the lack of us winning games or the lack of offensive production, if anything he is a good addition to the team, especially beign a forth rounder, any team would be lucky to get what we got out of a guy in the 4th !!!
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i think capers/palmer are just scared to let our young offense run free, and i think that showed in the game against the vikings.
You mean the game where Davis touched the ball almost every play in the first half and we scored 0 points and then in the 2nd half we decided to throw the ball to Bradford, AJ, Gaff, and Armstrong and gave it to Davis 3 or 4 times and put up 28 ??? Yeah, that was a great game.
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You mean the game where Davis touched the ball almost every play in the first half and we scored 0 points and then in the 2nd half we decided to throw the ball to Bradford, AJ, Gaff, and Armstrong and gave it to Davis 3 or 4 times and put up 28 ??? Yeah, that was a great game.

oh yeah that game, well if capers coyuld evenly spread out the pass with the run than MAYBE we wouldnt of been so far behind in the first place. I mean we did run the ball A LOT and we were way to predictable. You cant blame that on Davis if the coach calls his number than he has to do what he's supposed to, and if the OL is told to run block they are SUPPOSED to do what they get paid to do. after seeing those stats id say if ya think D.D is not productive enough than your saying LT is not productive enough. i mean what can i say numbers dont lie. So is portis a bad back ? Is LT a bad back ? answer me that !
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oh yeah that game, well if capers coyuld evenly spread out the pass with the run than MAYBE we wouldnt of been so far behind in the first place. I mean we did run the ball A LOT and we were way to predictable. You cant blame that on Davis if the coach calls his number than he has to do what he's supposed to, and if the OL is told to run block they are SUPPOSED to do what they get paid to do. after seeing those stats id say if ya think D.D is not productive enough than your saying LT is not productive enough. i mean what can i say numbers dont lie. So is portis a bad back ? Is LT a bad back ? answer me that !
I never said Davis wasn't productive.
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I never said Davis wasn't productive.

yes u might no of on this certain thread but u have, and i dont mind that ya dont think Davis is starting material and right for this team. But i mean for what we have paid for him and where we got him in the draft, it has definatley been a good deal for the organization. Prolly wont be so good though when the texans give him a new contract !
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You mean the game where Davis touched the ball almost every play in the first half and we scored 0 points and then in the 2nd half we decided to throw the ball to Bradford, AJ, Gaff, and Armstrong and gave it to Davis 3 or 4 times and put up 28 ??? Yeah, that was a great game.
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oh yeah that game (Vikings), well if capers coyuld evenly spread out the pass with the run than MAYBE we wouldnt of been so far behind in the first place. I mean we did run the ball A LOT and we were way to predictable.
In the first half of the Vikings - Texans game:
  • The Texans passed 12 times - 7 times to receivers other than Davis - and ran 5 times (not including the spike near the end of the half.
  • The Vikings ran 42 plays, had 17 first downs, and gained 238 yards
  • The Vikings were 6/8 in 3rd down efficiency
  • The VIkings held the time of possession advantage 20:33 to 9:27
  • The Vikings four drives were 9, 12, 10, and 11 plays with two ending in TD's

If you guys are going to rag on the Texans for something, at least make sure you're ragging on them for the right reason.

In that one I remember saying we were lucky to only be down only 14-0 at half.
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In the first half of the Vikings - Texans game:
  • The Texans passed 12 times and ran 5 times (not including the spike near the end of the half.
  • The Vikings ran 42 plays, had 17 first downs, and gained 238 yards
  • The Vikings were 6/8 in 3rd down efficiency
  • The VIkings held the time of possession advantage 20:33 to 9:27
  • The Vikings four drives were 9, 12, 10, and 11 plays with two ending in TD's

If you guys are going to rag on the Texans for something, at least make sure you're ragging on them for the right reason.

In that one I remember saying we were lucky to only be down only 14-0 at half.

haha i dont even know how much they ran to pass in the game, it was fiddy who said they ran it and ran it and ran it in the first half. I think D.D is one of the best RBs in the league (no suprise)
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