FIRE BILL O'BRIEN NOW!!!

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  1. infantrycak

    infantrycak Admin & Mod Staff Member

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    It was a stupid comment. The Colts ran 4 guys on two in a zone blocking play.
     
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    He also said he couldn't believe Clowney was trying a swim move on the goal line. His point was the only chance he had was to go low for leverage...
    Was that stupid too?
     
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    infantrycak Admin & Mod Staff Member

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    Yup. It was 2 300 pounders (actually 311 lb & 330 lb all pro) on 1 255 lb guy. His only hope was to split.

    Remember who we're talking about here, a rarely used for blocking TE.
     
  4. ColeThornton

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    I'm not sure, but was it Booger McFarland that made the comments?
     
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    That 7-8 upgrades. Don't ever quote stats to me again. Your math sucks.
     
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    KA4Texan Clueless Wonder

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    Well, honestly I've said that about the Texans myself many times before. However, it was more a statement of how to overcome our coaching staff than a statement of a need for a perfect team in order to win or compete in a SB in general.
     
  7. infantrycak

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    Thought it was Witten. Either way I disagree. That was a well run zone blocking play. Caught the Texans off guard.
     
  8. ColeThornton

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    I just rewatched it, you are right, it was a good play call. Started out 4 on 2 and ended up 5 on 3. And it sounded like McFarland who should know something about playing defensive line. It looked bad for Clowney because at the end of the play he was one on one with the rookie two yards back in the end zone, while other Texans were not blown back that far. The play was over at that point but the optics were bad. It also didn't help that the camera focused on Clowney on the sideline after the play, like they do when they are pointing out whose fault it was.
     
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    He certainly does, but...dude really has a different perspective. He was 5 inches shorter, 45 lbs heavier and was a space eater not a penetrator. His whole career was get low and hold. He tied people up so Warren Sapp could penetrate.
     
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    Too bad that's not the way matchups play out on the field.

    Jj Watt, body, body, Clowney

    McKinney, Cunningham

    Doesn't make sense we didn't lay a finger on Luck especially considering that Honey Badger & Reid fixed our problem at Safety (should have ran a safety blitz or a few).

    Do we need to add another first rounder to our front 7?

    Like Mercilus?
     
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    Especially for a top 10 defense and top 5 front.

    Where were the stunts, delayed blitz, or corner/safety blitzes.

    Both coaches failed this team miserably Thunder. Very disappointing
     
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    There are some things our coaching staff are blind to or irrationally dislike - picks, drag routes, delayed blitzes, play action reverse boots among them.
     
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    halftime we were down 21-zip. Final score was 21-7.
    The fact is that the defense woke up in the 2nd half and SHUT OUT Andrew Luck & Co.
    Where were the halftime adjustments by the offense??
     
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    But why the slow start.
     
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    Draws, screens, wheel routes, pitches, tosses, stretches
     
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    So....your solution was to make an already weak area of our defense weaker by running safety blitzes? Gotcha.

    It makes perfect sense actually. The supposed strength of our team in the front 7 couldn’t consistently win their 1 on 1’s b/c they were more or less out-talented. Doesn’t matter how the matchups exactly broke down, there were more matchups consistently in the favor of Indy than there were for us and very little of that was b/c of coached up scheme. He’ll 1st drive of the game TY Hilton beat 2 of our better defenders in McKinney and Joseph.
     
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    powda Team BLEACH!

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    We have all this misdirection behind the line but dont have the line to sustain it.
     
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    For the love of all that's holy, would someone please steal the WR screen out of the playbook and out in 10 RB screens?
     
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    powda Team BLEACH!

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    I watched another team last week call a screen on their 1 yard line. Dont remember who. Announcers thought nothing of it. Wtf.
     
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    Yes I have hope for Thomas. He's going to be a paas catching TE that the coaches are trying to teach how to in-line block. He's got a very high upside and if he doesn't you can blame that on coaching. Why? He appears to be willing and receptive to coaching and he's got the talent.

    With that said I want them to add a true blocking TE in the draft or FA. Think Dwayne Allen type guy.
     

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