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Old 07-14-2005   #101
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But don't you remember the big hoopla exactly one year ago where the Texans announced we were changing our blocking schemes to resemble those of the Dolphins? They even said that would fit like a glove for Wade who came over from Miami.
I don't remember that at all. I can't remember where we ever said we wanted the Dolphin blocking scheme.

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So with all the hoopla over changed blocking schemes last year, it didn't do squat for us. Why should we believe that yet another change in blocking schemes will work this year if it didn't work last year?
Well, we had 4 new faces in the 6 line spots last year. This will be the first year EVER to come back with the same cast for the most part. Also, We aren't changing our scheme, we are just changing our protection calls....which is different. The Texans graded the film and saw mental mistakes more than physical mistakes. How tough is that for most of you guys to understand?
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Old 07-14-2005   #102
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But don't you remember the big hoopla exactly one year ago where the Texans announced we were changing our blocking schemes to resemble those of the Dolphins?
Close--as pointed out above they changed the run blocking to a zone blocking scheme which was typically associated with Denver.
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Curious who you think the 5 (or more) franchise tackles were in the past draft - considering this was the first draft in years where a tackle wasn't taken in the top ten. I guess a lot of GMs must have screwed up this year, huh?

Look at "sure things" Gallery and Gross from the last two drafts and that's all you need to know about the uncertainty of it all.
aj, you didn't have your sarcasm detector on when you read Ghetto D's post.

Turn it on and re-read.
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Curious who you think the 5 (or more) franchise tackles were in the past draft - considering this was the first draft in years where a tackle wasn't taken in the top ten. I guess a lot of GMs must have screwed up this year, huh?
Hey, AJ - it's called sarcasm. Look it up.

I think they made a good choice by passing on an LT rather than reaching. My comment was directed at people who argued for picking an LT.
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aj, you didn't have your sarcasm detector on when you read Ghetto D's post.
Glad someone else caught it.
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That's what I get for reading only the last post in a thread too fast too early in the morning I guess. Unfortunately, from some of the crapola I've read on this board recently, it struck me as real and I temporarily lost it. 40 lashes.

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That's exactly what I'm talking about. WAY to many people thinking GMs just crap LTs.

Sorry if I was too harsh. Bad morning.
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Close--as pointed out above they changed the run blocking to a zone blocking scheme which was typically associated with Denver.
The report I watched on one of the local news channels a year ago definitely said Miami because they went on to say that it would be a great fit for the recently signed Wade since he just came over from Miami. They didn't say it would be exactly the Dolphins' blocking scheme, they said it was "similar". But definitely the team mentioned was the Dolphins.

My point was that we changed "schemes" one year ago. Now we are changing "schemes" again. Maybe there is a method in this apparent madness that I have clumsily overlooked. First, in year one, you change to a better run blocking scheme allowing you to run better but giving up too many sacks/hurries. The following year, year 2, you adjust by putting in a better pass blocking scheme giving your QB time to throw but causing you to only gain 2 yards per rush. Obviously in year 3 your need to...of course, implement a better run blocking scheme...the same one perhaps you tried in year 1. In year 4 after your QB was nearly disabled permanently in year 3 you will naturally need to...

Doh, I think I've got the hang of this now.
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The following year, year 2, you adjust by putting in a better pass blocking scheme giving your QB time to throw but causing you to only gain 2 yards per rush.
I'm not sure it was a better pass blocking scheme as much as it was telling Carr "throw it before these guys get you killed." It's going to be a similar theme this year. Not better pass blocking, more of Carr just getting rid of it quicker.
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My point was that we changed "schemes" one year ago. Now we are changing "schemes" again. Maybe there is a method in this apparent madness that I have clumsily overlooked. First, in year one, you change to a better run blocking scheme allowing you to run better but giving up too many sacks/hurries. The following year, year 2, you adjust by putting in a better pass blocking scheme giving your QB time to throw but causing you to only gain 2 yards per rush.
We have the same scheme. We are making different protection calls. The blocking scheme is unchanged. The way we call the protections are the only thing changing. There is a protection call on every play and Palmer makes those calls.
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The report I watched on one of the local news channels a year ago definitely said Miami because they went on to say that it would be a great fit for the recently signed Wade since he just came over from Miami. They didn't say it would be exactly the Dolphins' blocking scheme, they said it was "similar". But definitely the team mentioned was the Dolphins.
If you did, you heard a confused commentator trying to translate Casserly saying "we are moving to zone blocking like Denver and we think Todd Wade from Miami will fit real well into it" because Miami doesn't as an ordinary course run zone blocking (all teams do to a degree) and there was even an article on the Texans web-site interviewing Wade about switching to a zone blocking scheme.
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ANyone know if Ross Verba signed with anyone?
I still think he would be a good pick up, with a solid TE.
if we address these two issues we got a real good shot
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Old 07-26-2005   #113
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Default Texans lowballing Verba?

AP reports when the phone did ring for OT Ross Verba, it was Houston. The Texans had an offer -- a one-year deal in the $1 million range. Not exactly what Verba had in mind when he stormed out of the Browns' facility, even paying back his $450,000 roster bonus to be a free agent.

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He'd be stupid not to take that money.

Its almost the start of training camp, and if only one team is offering you money...well then get there and start learning the system. Otherwise, he'll be sitting his butt at home paying back the Browns.
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his best bet now is to wait until someone gets injured, or plays badly, in training camp. then he might make a few mil from someone desperate.

but he'll be getting $35M when
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Actually if Wiegert is out for the season, we might have to consider him again for Wiegert's position or move others around accordingly.
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Actually if Wiegert is out for the season...
Out for the season with a high ankle sprain? I'm not a Dr., but that seems excessive don't you think?
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There goes Ibar overreacting again.
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