Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by texan279, Dec 19, 2005.
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I think its cool that Carr called the plays in the first. They should let him try the whole game this week.
I'm a Carr fan, but let's put another light on it. Remember, when Blanda came into the Raiders games? It crossed the other team up, because he literally did draw X's and O's in the dirt. The defense didn't know what was going to happen. There's probably is a little of that here as well. What is the word? Oh, I remember now. We weren't as PREDICTABLE. Hmm, strange how that works.
Oh, and yes, it sounds like team spirit and a team working together. Now that's a new concept isn't it. I think it speaks volumes to what's going on. These are men who need to be treated like men, not boys......
Offensively, David has to be the leader and given the authority and the responsibility to be the leader on the field. The players have to know he is respected enough to be given that power so he can lead. If the leader isn't trusted how can he be a leader?
On Defense DROB is going to have to be the leader as well as Walker. They need to be given more power to call the plays and the team needs to know they are the bosses. The coaching staff needs to show the players they trust their defensive leaders as well.
Again, I'm not saying the coaches should have 0 input, but the field view is very different from the coaches view. If something is happening then you make adjustments like at half time. You call people over, you call timeouts, you send in messengers. There are a lot of ways coaches can communicate to their field generals.
But when it is all said and done its the players who play the game, not the coaches. They have to make it happen.........................
Well what it did was put everyone on the same page. Everyone knew why Carr was doing something or what he was going to do. Just look at the results. They say it all. Carr takes over 5 possesions, 4 scores with like 10 play drives. Carr is bounded with the offense, 2 turnovers and only one scoring drive that really wasn't a scoring drive.
where he came from is a 3-pt stance. every play that i noticed him in on he had his hand on the ground, eyes on the qb, and rushed. there didnt seem to be any over-thinking going on and he was able to do what he's good at.
Well if it is true that David Carr did call his own plays yesterday in the 1st half. Then one must come to the conclusion that Carr was able to read the Defense and call suitable plays. At least able to read the Cardinals defense.
I was very pleased to see the no huddle working so effectivly for the Texans on Sunday. Do you think this will shut up the David Carr haters. Well from what I have read today in the forumns the answers is NO. I think we are already seeing Dan Reeves influence on the field.
Didn't notice that myself, but if what you say is true, I suspect it bodes well for him if we switch to a 4-3. Naturally, our coaches won't continue to it use him that way because it worked.
Why just the first half, if he did that good why not the whole game????????
Running the no huddle, Carr calling his own plays, used alot of three wide formations with a double headed running attack. Sounds an awfull lot like a Dan Reeves kind of team dosent it?
According to Capers, Carr always had the play called from the sideline, even in the first half, but he was allowed several check options (in the first half). Drives 7-9 started on the Texans 16, 5, and 20 and that's when the conservative, take control nature of this coaching staff took over. They still passed (or attempted to pass) as much as they ran on those three series but David was directed to run the play as called because of the field position - according to the coach.
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