Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Texans34Life, Jun 13, 2006.
"TE play will help Carr alot. Billy Miller helped Carr alot... Capers was probablly sabotaged because he failed to adresss the TE position."
ya know I'm glad someone finnaly gave Miller some credit, its been a while since ive heard him mentioned, I agree. I thought billy miller gave carr that extra target and carr did better with him in the lineup. I can see where this new batch of TE's and a healthy BJ could add a new dimension to the offense.
I think the offense's emphasis of spreading the field and putting pressure on the defense will open opportunities for all of our WRs/TEs/RBs. I can't wait to see it in action...hope David's picking the reads up quickly.
Thats good...........I like Megan Manfull, she just reports the sports news and does not add her 2 cents every other sentence(McClain-Justice).
Any one else snicker a little when they saw that?
It is no mistake that Carr was better when Miller was involved. Carr feels comforatable throwing to his tightends and has a whole stable of them. This is going to be a great year.
The thing with Billy Miller was when he was here he didn't have WRs. Then when one came (AJ) they phased him out due to AJ's success and the lack of pass protection. To top that off Miller was not a blocking TE.
But you are right. I remember Billy Miller being huge in our second win ever. I remember him making a heck of a catch that pretty much helped us win.
Use two TEs, one the same play, in the passing game. Then we have the options of Bruener, Putzier, AJ, Moulds, Cook, and Davis. We must have some real confidence in our OL with leaving minimal help there for them as the FB and TE are going to be catching a lot of passes this year.
I think what you are seeing here is real coaching. They aren't going to practice with the TEs staying home. They are going to make their line do what they do and the TEs do what they do.
""In all honesty, I'm enjoying this new role," Bruener said. "Let's be real here, you're not going to see me down there all the time. But the system we're in here, they want to utilize both tight ends in the passing game. It's my job to develop the confidence in the coaches as well as the quarterbacks that I can be a receiving threat."
This comment by Bruener about the team employing 2 TEs in passing situations is a further indication that Kubiak will keep 4 TEs on the roster, which is good news for both Breuner and Joppru. I'm confidant that Putzier and rookie Owens have already been penciled in for the 2006 regular season roster.
And as a matter of fact, the DC on the Broncos website at seasons end in Jan
shows 4 TEs. No reason to think that the Houston Broncos would deviate from their prototype on this important position in the Broncos WCO.
This goes to something that we sometimes miss as fans. If Carr throws the ball and it is not caught, there are all sorts of reasons for that which may not show up in the stands.
When I was at the Kyle Shanahan talk at the coaching clinic, he showed us a bunch of Bronco film of plays that worked and ones that didn't. He showed us what the defense did when seeing different looks. If the offensive players went to the right places in the field, even if they weren't involved in the play, it caused the defenses to bite where they were supposed to.
Some of those things were immensely subtle--a foot here or there, or quicker or slower timing. If you were watching the film without him telling you went wrong, you wouldn't be able to see why the play didn't work.
Putzier helping with the whys is important because when you know why you are supposed to be doing something, you are more likely to do it because it has a context.
The "spread the reputation" rule should be omitted for you texans chick....thats an excellent point...
This is a word to the wise when we amateurs "break down film" (watch DVR'd replays of part of the field) after games this season and decide who is good and who is bad. It holds equally true for past seasons.
Most of us really don't know what we are seeing, although we think we do. I personally try to keep that in mind when evaluating players and try to be open minded, although I fail at that as much as anybody else.
I don't know if the collective mind of this board is self correcting about this, i.e. our various diverse viewpoints approach the "truth". I suspect it may exacerbate the problem, because popular opinions may build on themselves even though they are wrong.
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