Offence ROCKS!

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  1. Malloy

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    I just realized, we did not make a field goal all night!
     
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  2. AnthonyE

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    I was wondering why my fantasy team's score was so low.

    Until I noticed I started Kris Brown.
     
  3. IlliniJen

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    IMHO, the offense should not have played as conservatively as they did in the second half and someone needs to draw up a play to send some speed down the field and let Matt take a shot. We could have really laid some offensive hurt on the Lions, and we let up on them it seemed to me.
     
  4. False Start

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    The first thing my Dad said to me when I called him was "they didn't even kick a field goal." :heh:

    This offense looks good. There are still a few things to work on sure, but its definitely not the sh!ttiest offense in the League anymore.
     
  5. mattieuk

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    Don't want anyone thinking Kris missed anything. 4 xp's, and his perfect scoring season continues.

    Good offense though...nice numbers pretty much everywhere.
     
  6. Brando

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    This is definitely the best offense we ever had. It's nice to be able to score 20+ points a game. For the last 4 games we have averaged almost 28 points/gm. Not bad.
     
  7. Bull Pen 1

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    Offense Rocks for the first 3 series anyway, after that they went to sleep.

    I'm not sure Johnson or Daniels were thrown to the second halt, If so maybe once or twice that's about it.
     
  8. CloakNNNdagger

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    If you've noticed, Schaub has not shown much of a strong arm. In the last few games, he has looked past deeper wide open
    receivers in lieu of those in very short routes. I also noticed that especially this game, you never saw 2 receivers going deep sideline. (Remember, we were supposedly looking for a good #2 receiver to compliment AJ on deep routes [which we found]; we were not looking for another #2 receiver to play the #3 slot) . Last week, he floated his share of longer passing attempts, with the ball turning over on itself, fortunately not falling into the defenders' hands. The dink and dunk can give you big numbers {as we all know from our 1 st QB}, but you need at least the occasional reliable long throw to consistently win games. I think the coaches have come to accept Schaub's weakness (which was glaringly noted in his college career) and are trying to play call around it as best they can.
     


  9. SheTexan

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    IF our offense rocks its because of Alex Gibbs, NOT Gary Kubiak! JMO! Kubes continues with his questionable play calling. I think he owes all us diehards a bottle of maalox, valium, or maybe a few prozac. He is definitely driving me to drink!!:mcnugget::drunk:
     
  10. texanfreak

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    Mmmmmmmmmmm valium. LOL
     
  11. steelbtexan

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    Agreed

    I had a few more beverages than I should have in the 2nd half of todays game.

    PLEASE HELP THEM HOW TO LEARN HOW TO FINISH A GAME.
     
  12. CloakNNNdagger

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    You left out Lomotil.
     
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    Near as I can tell, that's a pretty short drive.:splits:
     
  14. ReliantTexan

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    I think alot of it has to do with protection, yeah they're improving but there's still consistent pressure on Matt. I saw one play where they got pressure on Matt with a 3 man rush, that unacceptable against this Lions D. If Schaub was that inept at the deep pass that the coaches would have to play call around it, I just don't think he would be a starting QB in the league,of course there are exceptions though( Chad Pennington), but I just think it has to do more with protection issues.JMO
     
  15. Hooston Texan

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    Here's some stats for the last four games (Jax through Detroit):

    1. We've scored at least 27 points in each game.

    2. We've had 37 offensive possessions in the four games (not counting end-of-half possessions where we kneeled on the ball). Of those 37, almost half--18--saw us either score or get inside the other teams' 20. The breakdown: 9 touchdowns, 7 FGs, and two redzone turnovers (Schaub's yesterday and AJ's fumble last week). Of the other 19 possessions, an additional 7 ended on the other team's side of the 50.

    3. Of those 37 possessions, only 7 resulted in a three-and-out, and two of those were Sage's two fumbles in the Indy meltdown.

    4. Our worst game in terms of yardage was Jacksonville, where we were "held" to 376 yards. We're averaging about 413 yards/game. And, as we all know too well, there has not been one second of garbage time in those four games, so none of these yards could be called stat-padding. The Patriots had one of the most prolific offenses in history last year, and their average was 411 ypg.

    5. Of all the points we've scored the last four weeks, not a single one came following an opponents' turnover. We only forced two in that span, and one of those (Wilson's interception against Miami) we fumbled the return away. The other was Diles' interception of Manning just a few seconds before halftime. So, other than JJ's punt return against the Fish, our offense has had to do it all themselves.

    We're getting really stinking good on offense, folks. We still need to cut down on the turnovers, but those are mostly correctible mistakes--three QB fumbles when they were trying to do too much and Schaub's pre-snap error on the second Fish pick, for example. Experience alone should cut down on those errors as time goes on. In evaluating a young team, the key question is whether the potential is there despite the errors. I think we can agree that we're definitely showing potential on that side of the ball right now.

    I want this to be a happy Monday, so I won't go into the defense . . .
     
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  16. Vinny

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    Matt Turk had some unreal punts yesterday...just had to mention him somewhere.
     
  17. HOU-TEX

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    Heck yeah! Awesome! Props to AD and Molden getting down there on coverage too!

    On another ST's note. Is it just me, or does Davis look a little tentative returning kicks this season?
     
  18. CloakNNNdagger

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    I'm not willing to put it on the OL in most cases. Schaub has a way of putting it on himself.

    That being said, it was evident that at times we showed a "cream puff" OL..............i.e., soft in the center. There were many a play where Myers was pushed back so far that his butt was in the RB's or Qb's face. On occasion Brisiel appeared to be the problem. However, it played to the rule of thumb that the guard can be made to look pretty bad by weak center play.
    It seems that our center may be too small and/or weak to deal with large DL.
    I don't know.
     
  19. Jackie Chiles

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    Speaking about Turk, what is everyone's opinion on that penalty when he whacked in the chest with a leg, 5 yarder or 15? I have to be honest, I don't think there should ever be a 15 yard personal foul penatly after a defense has earned a punt just because some moron runs into a kicker or said kicker does his best acting job. But the rules are the rules and after watching that replay a few times I'm surprised it wasn't called a 15 yarder.
     
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    No it's not just you. I think so too. Props to AD,Molden, and Turk on punt coverage yesterday. Turk helped seal the win with his last punt.
     

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