What happened to the turtle?

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  1. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    We had a 13 point league for most of the game, but we kept pushing. What happened?

    I honestly thought on that bobbled snap Gary was going to call the dogs off. But Matt recovered well, & we kept playing.

    30 point lead, could have made it worse, but he took a knee & I'm sure Harbaugh appreciated it.
     
  2. TexansFanatic

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    Great question. The team is better and Kubiak is better. What the hell is going on around here?
     
  3. PockyAF

    PockyAF Site Contributor

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    To add on:

    What happened to the 3rd and long draw play for the RB?

    I can only remember us running it once in normal field position, and us actually going for a pass on another occasion, that time in our own endzone.

    Really refreshing to see us drop the predictable playcalling that I've been used to seeing in usual situations for the last couple of years, and actually deciding to impose our dominance this game.
     
  4. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    I think after how greenbay was still throwing on us with 3 minutes left with a BIG lead last week that maybe Kubiak had a bad taste in his mouth. Hopefully he will throw all that respect B.S out the window and we can win by 30 every game.
     
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    This. Hopefully it wasn't a one time deal.
     
  6. gtexan02

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    We run a lot when we are up big. Normally, teams stack the box and stop the run. Thats why we look like we're turtling.

    We ran the ball almost 40 times today. We did go more conservative up big, the Ravens just couldn't stop our ground game.
     
  7. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    i think theymean even before the half up by 20 we were still trying to score before half, note the 3 shot gun passes from schaub. Any other time we would just run out the clock, this was def a different Kubiak
     
  8. thunderkyss

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    It's never been a one time deal. Look at last year's schedule, we were blowing teams out with Schaub.

    It has been my experience, that he turtle's up when things aren't going our way, but he still wants to win the game. If we can't get to a manageable third down, if we're dropping balls, if we're "lucky" we didn't turn the ball over...... when too many of these things add up, he goes safe. Sometimes the guys on offense aren't clicking for whatever reason. He prevents that from turning into those games where we shoot ourselves in the foot.
     
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    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    Even then, Gary Kubiak is one of the coldest blood thirsty OCs out there. We get that big lead, we pound the ball & then he catches them napping with a big bootleg for a 40+ yard Touch down.

    Running the ball isn't conservative when you've got the best OL in the league (which we had last year & working towards this year) & two tail-backs that can take it to the house from anywhere on the field.
     
  10. Surreal McCoy

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    Exactly. Amazing how much better the 'play calling' is with a little execution, eh?
     
  11. Norg

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    uhhhh i dont think we stepped on there throat we left a few 4 and 1 and 4 and 3 on the field if we would of gone 4 them man the score might have been a 50 burger or at least 40 +
     
  12. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Today was just the 4th time in 105 games coached by Kubiak that the Texans have scored 40. So no talk of turtling today, but let's see the tiger change his stripes long term, huh? Just to keep some perspective, here's the sort of faith people have in Kubiak, in real time, from the gameday thread, pages 4 through 6:

    The game ended up with the best possible result, but let's not pretend like people are thinking Kubes has killed his pet turtle.
     
  13. hradhak

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    Part of me thinks that Kubiak has finally realized that when we play to not lose we often do lose. That said, I'm happy to see the Kubiak throw open the playbook even when we are ahead. We should be passing on 3rd and long, and often we actually get the first. I'd like to see more creative playcalling. That was the first time on 1st and goal that we play actioned and hit the TE. That was a great call and I'd like to see some new plays to keep the defense guessing.
     
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    The third and 18 draw play. I already knew that was coming, Safe play, trying to catch the defense napping, defense playing lights out, punt the ball
     
  15. TheEastwood

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    There's not exactly that many plays designed to get 18+ yards.... Why take the chance of an int?
     
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    I was most impressed by what we did when we got the ball late in the first half. We wanted 7 more.

    THAT was different.
     
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    I wasn't complaining about it. I do the same thing on Madden. I thought it was a smart move
     
  18. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    exactly. Play the field position battle and let the defense do it's job
     
  19. EllisUnit

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    Those were prob all within the first 2 drives !!!!
     
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    So 40 is the new 30?
     

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