A little insight into our next head coach (Kubiak)

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  1. Carr Bombed

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    I was bored and decided to see if I could find anything written about our next head coach and dug up this old Q&A he had with his fans during last years offseason. Its pretty lengthy, but it gives alot of insight into his thinking, his beliefs, and his philosophy. I especially liked his view on Denver's zone blocking. He sounds like a heck of a coach.

    http://www.denverbroncos.com/page.php?id=334&storyID=4028
     
  2. travfrancis

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    great find

    i'm really excited about kubiak being our head coach
     
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    Good stuff. Best of all, I like that Kubiak never uttered the word "execute".
     
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    No, he didn't, but there 100 other cliches in there, and repeated, over and over, and a basket of meaningless coachspeak. "We have to take a step up" he says about 6 times about 6 different subject, and he said it about Carr in another report, that Carr had to reach another level, which is in this interview verbatim a couple of times, or close enough to tell me it's one we'll be hearing over and over. A lot of individual calling out--John Doe has to step it up, it's going to take hard work and dedication, we run four running plays so we can get good at those four, la ti da.

    It really made me worry about Kubiak.
     
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    Interesting piece on GK. Did anyone notice how big he was on leadership and accuracy of the QB. Also looks like he takes to RB's that take that one step and cut back in his zone blocking scheme. It's going to be very interesting come this April.
     
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    Last year his players did have to step it up and this year they did. Your probably right that we are going to hear that and I don't have one problem with it, if you don't think players on this team need to step up their game your crazy. As far as Denver only running a few running plays, that could be the secret to their whole zone blocking shceme and is probably the reason why they are able to just plug another guy in there and not skip a beat. They are not the only team that runs the zone, they just run it better than anyone else.
     
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    Somebody name some more teams that use it, besides Houston and Denver.
     
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    Atlanta runs it as a primary scheme as well. Bascially every NFL team zone blocks at times.
     


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    Atlanta runs it a lot and I'm pretty sure Pittsburgh runs zone blocking a most of the time too.
     
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    Every team runs it, just not exclusively.
     
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    That running play where Peyton barely gets the ball the E. James is the outside zone play, which the Colts run about 12-15 times a game.
     
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    Which was why the Texans "switching" to the zone scheme has been one of the most overdiscussed OL issue for the last two years.
     
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    Its not just that Denver runs zone blocking that makes them successful, its the fact that they can just about put anybody back there and have success. In a way we have been able to do that to a extent, with DD, Vernand, and Wells, but not as well as Denver. They've been doing it for the past decade. They have developed a scheme. That is why I really hope we steal their line coach. I've been pleading for a new Oline coach for what seems forever now.

    The reason why I'm excited about Kubiak is he seems really good at developing players and Denver has CONSISTENTLY had a good offense. To me the Texans biggest problems are consistency (except for this year where they were consistently awful :brickwall ) and player development. If Kubiak can come in and help in those two key areas, it'll go a long way in turning this thing around.

    The next biggest hire which will be bigger than who we draft and just as big as the Kubiak hire is who is going to be our Defensive coordinator. If we can come away with a high quality defensive coach, this offseason will already be a huge success
     
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    First, thanks Carr Bomb for an excellent find.

    After reading this, I really have to disagree with you. There was more "beef" in this one article than in four years of Capers "we have to execute better" radio show. Seriousely. Sure, there were a few "we have to step it up" comments, but he didn't just toss out a bunch of BS either. The responses were far more insightful and thoughtful than I thought they would be. I just think you came into it looking for something negative and found it.

    For instance, when discussing Jake Plummer, he threw out this nugget:

    You don't want to ever lasso his energy or his ability to make some of the plays that he can make. What you want to do is get it all channeled in the right direction.There are times when it has been channeled in the right direction and there have been times when some of that energy and some of that trying to do too much ends up hurting our football team and hurting him. It's something that we're constantly grinding on.

    I thought his last answer was very insightful, and may tell us a lot about what kind of running game we may see here in Houston:

    You have to be committed to something in this game and when we run the ball, that’s what we do, we’re a zone scheme. Some teams may run 40 or 50 various types of running plays a year. The Denver Broncos basically run four. We run a wide zone and a tight zone, right and left, so that’s four. We do a lot of variations off of that, but the reason we do that is because we feel like we get numerous repetitions on something so we get good at doing that. We feel like if you run four and you run them over and over and over and over again -- and you don’t run 40 and run them once or twice a year -- then you’re getting good at something. It’s a commitment we made a few years back when (former offensive line coach) Alex Gibbs was here and started it with our running game and it’s carried on now with Rick Dennison. It’s a commitment that Mike (Shanahan) has for us to be good at running the ball. He wants us to do that all the time. The easiest way to explain it is we feel like it’s simple. We feel like it adjusts to everything people do and we feel like it keeps us from wasting other plays and being committed to a scheme.
     

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