Football Outsiders article on O-Line

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  1. ChampionTexan

    ChampionTexan Site Contributor

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    I know it's not who most folks are referring to when they complain about lack of respect from the National Media, but here's a good article from Football Outsiders that appears to be a direct response to more interest being shown in the Texans.

    Houston's Zone Stretch
     
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    Really good piece(!), very well explained.

    props! :)
     
  3. badboy

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    enjoyed the read. Thanks, CT
     
  4. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    From the article:
    I know some people around here think my "football takes" are ludicrous & baseless. But, there was a time when I called Eric Winston the worst lineman on the team. That was before Pitts got canned & I think he was a negative influence on Winston.

    Before Pitts left, the stretch to the left was the worse run we could do, because Chester didn't appear to want to stretch the play laterally & Eric did not want to cut on the backside.

    But when Pitts got hurt & we had Studdard & Brisiel starting, all five linemen started "doing their job" & the running lanes started to open up.

    I still think we run better to the right, as athletic as Brown is, Brisiel & Winston are road graters. We also pull Wade Smith more than we pull Brisiel which adds another dynamic when stretching to the right.
     
  5. IDEXAN

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    Good article C-T, and I also enjoyed the comments by the readers of that piece. Thanks for putting it up on the Board.
     
  6. ChampionTexan

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    Thanks for pointing that out - most of the comments weren't there when I first read and posted this. Going back and reading through them, you're right - they are pretty interesting.
     
  7. NastyNate

    NastyNate I go kerplunk

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    I am under the same impression.
     
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