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  1. SAMURAITEXAN

    SAMURAITEXAN Subscribed Contributor

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    I'd seen Foster, Leach, and our O-line getting alot of credit for a successful running game against the Colts however, not hearing much about our new OC Rick Dennison. The most of us here expected in some degree that Dennison would bring decent running game for us. I hope, this is the beginning of our new and more balanced O for us. Your thoughts?

    Go Texans!!! and thank you Dennison!!!
     
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    You make a good point. The offensive line and backs are getting a ton of credit for the game, and I think that's how Dennison likes it.

    We've changed to a (slighlty) new blocking scheme that seems to be working well for our linemen (at least so far).

    We've got a back with great vision can can make the cuts and is aggressive in getting yards after contact.


    What I like the most about Dennison right now is his ability to adapt. Someone posted something about the offense having planned to come out passing a lot more in the 2nd half, but decided to capitalize on the running game's momentum. I think that is what Kyle Shannahan had a problem doing: adapting to the defense.

    I can confidently say that if this is an indicator of things to come, I will definitely not be worried if we are down 2 scores going into halftime during a game.
     
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    When the running game was handled by Alex Gibbs, they had 8 running plays total. That was it. Now they have added pulling guards and tackles, even man on man blocking like they did in the 2nd half against the Colts.

    He has added things that will make the defenses have to worry about so many more things. As someone else said on this site, Dennison might be the biggest signing this team did this offseason.
     
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    There isn't a lot of difference between what we are doing now & what we were doing last year. We're doing it better across the line & Wade Smith is a huge improvement over Studdard.

    I heard Winston mention in one of his interviews, that he believes the biggest improvement to what they are doing, is that the guys on the backside of the play understand what they are doing is just as important as when they are on the play side.

    You can see that in the cutbacks.

    And while I do remember seeing pulling guards in the preseason, there wasn't any of that in the Colts game. Pulling guards was a part of our game, when Alex Gibbs was here. It's possible we pulled that out to reinstall the system, then with loosing Pitts & Brisiel it stayed out the rest of the year.
     
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    I said the same thing over on the Texans Examiner in an article written by AJ.
    A more experienced OC knew you had to run the ball to beat the Colts and thats what he called.
    Kudos to Dennison for calling a good game!
     
  6. El Tejano

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    I'm curious what we are doing differently in our passing game though.
     
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    See, Gibbs was behind the times. His running game was a dinosaur. The pure zone wont work now a days, but you have to mix in fresh looks from time to time.
     
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    From LZ's blog after the Cowboy's preseason game.



    http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2010/08/the_texans_are_coaching_the_ru_1.html
     


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    Sunday, all the runs were pure ZBS.
     
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