All hail the death of the 10 yard CB cushion

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  1. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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  2. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    No more read and react. No more ten-yard cushions.

    Hallelujah.

    (Oh, and this should have been done last off-season)
     
  3. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Reeves is gonna leave hickees all over the wideouts. See him going after that nippee?

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  4. Nawzer

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    Hail yeah!!!
     
  5. spurstexanstros

    spurstexanstros Texans Rising

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    In related news, they are working with Reeves on his technique. If the kid can get better at his technique (like getting his head around to look for the ball) he could be one heck of a CB.
     
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  7. Jackie Chiles

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    Sounds good to me but I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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    Good. I'm sick of that 10 yard cushion between Brandon Harrison and the guy he's covering.
     


  9. JCTexan

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    What's not to believe? When you change defensive coordinators you usually change schemes... I like the way the defense is 'sounding' so far. Aggressive, no more read-and-react, and now no more 10 yard cushions for the corners.
     
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    This is the kind of scenario where, if it were to happen in Madden, you would throw your remote at the TV screaming "That's ****ing b*******!!!1! That would Never happen!" Still can't believe Wayne came down with the ball, Reeves had amazing coverage on that.
     
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    reminds me of the movie "the replacements" when they put all that stick-um on the guys gloves.
     
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    At least he's aware that cornerback doesn't mean all the QB sees in the corner is Reeves' back.

    How did the 10 yard cushion idea ever get through to any team ever, ever?
     
  13. CloakNNNdagger

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    I was custom designed with teams having far-sighted CBs wearing non-flexible neck braces.
     
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    Slow footed CB's letting slant routes go for 50 yd TD's.

    As with all defensive schemes, you have to build on your strengths and try to circumvent your weaknesses.

    In some situations, it is appropriate for the CB to give some cushion. But 3rd and 2 is not that situation. I honestly could not believe how many times our CB's were lined up 10 yds deep in 3rd and short situations last year.
     
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    This defense appears to have someone leading it who knows what to do.

    Now it's just gotta' become a genuine reality on the playing field.
     
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    Just talking or does this imply Hoke was not a technique guy?

    Pretty hard to point to any DB's getting better under Hoke. Interesting to see how Reeves and Bennett perform this year.
     
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  17. CloakNNNdagger

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    More times than not.
     
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    y'all do realize David had the KC Chiefs secondary ranked 5th in the league for pass defense? If he can do that for the Chiefs just imagine what he can do for the Texans :texflag:
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    In what catagory?

    Their defense as a unit was horrible against the pass and the run.
     
  20. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Er, they were actually fifth WORST in the league in pass defense last year in terms of yards allowed per game.
     

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