When does the Denver Scheme become the Houston Scheme?

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  1. m5kwatts

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    This isn't exactly a hardcore x's and o's discussion I'm opening here, more fun talk.

    We always refer to our offense as the west-coast Denver ZBS or however you want to reference it, either way Denver is brought up.

    Ask any coach around the league and they'll tell you the Texans are the best zone-run team in the league.

    Since the Texans run the Denver version of the west-coast offense with the ZBS better than anyone in the league (and I challenge anyone to argue otherwise), why do we still cling to the "Denver" associations? Well, we do it for identification purposes, obviously.

    But isn't it time to start referring to this as the Houston version of the west-coast offense? We've gotta think of a name, but it should be HOUSTON-associated now since we've taken it and are now doing it better than anyone else.

    Don't forget that Bill Walsh developed the west-coast offense in CINCINNATI first then brought it to San Francisco where it earned the name the west-coast offense (not the MID-west-coast offense).
     
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    when they actually win something other than an occasional games or six
     
  3. PapaL

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    You know why it's not called the Houston Scheme? Because we've had zero success with it. Kinda like Cincinnati and the West Coast Offense.

    It's not about who runs it best. It's about who wins rings with it. That alone determines the name IMO...
     
  4. m5kwatts

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    Zero success? If success is measured in Lombardi trophy's (which is ridiculous) then I guess zero success? You need to talk to a Dolphin fan or a Niner fan and find out what real offensive misery is if you think the Texans had zero success on offense this year.

    But yes, the name will come if the rings come, I think that is a good answer. But you don't scheme against rings. Ask any defensive coordinator, the Texans offense has a stellar reputation around the league, rings or no rings, 6 wins or 9 wins.
     
  5. Thorn

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    Houston does have a very good offense, one of the best in the league. But they haven't done shit with it yet except rack up some nice stats.
     
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    Not making the playoffs is zero success. This game isn't measured by offensive stats, only wins and losses. They need to start winning important ball games, how many times were they completely ineffective for a entire half of football?
     
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    Not making the playoffs is zero success as a team, but if we are strickly talking offense I would disagree.

    It reminds me of Mark Madden, radio personality in Pittsburgh. When talking about the best linebacking team in history he says Pittsburgh and his main (and really only) argument is how many rings the Steelers linebackers have to show. New Orleans was and is the consensus because, after all, they are talking linebackers, not team results.
     
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    I didn't mean zero success running the offense, I meant zero success period. We're not even the most relevant team in our own city. That's what I mean.
     
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    When people start taking our coaches to implement the same thing we are doing, it will be the Houston ZBS. But as long as we are rethreading Denver coaches to get it going here, it will be the Denver ZBS.
     
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    I don't care about names. If we're running it, it's our scheme.
     
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    How about the Gulf Coast Offense?!?!?!?! :evil:
     
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    How about the Stats Coast/Blocking Offense?
     
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    Right Track Offense

    It is basically a version of the WCO, but the defining difference is that the majority of points are scored in the second half of games.

    Now we just need the Left Track Defense! :joker:
     
  14. GNTLEWOLF

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    I would think it becomes known as the Houston Scheme when Kubiak and Company add some twist to it that makes it just a little different from what was run in Denver. As it stands now it is jut the Old Denver Scheme revisited....A scheme , I might add that looked like it had been passed by by the rest of the NFl and was no longer working well in Denver when Shanahan was axed.
     
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    Dis yeah to me we kinda Morphed into something different we not like the denver system anymore well not 100% like it i think we finally moved on and for the worst we scored less points last year
     
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    The Buffalo Bills did not win a Superbowl but went there 4 straight years. Their hurry up style of offense became known as the Buffalo scheme. The Indy scheme is one where the QB basically calls the plays at the line of scrimmage.

    You only get these names when you are considered a perennial contender for the Superbowl. First, the Texans must make the playoffs. Then they have to be a contender for the SB and get there or be in the Championship game a few times. Then they must win at least 3 superbowls(since Denver won 2). Then and only then will the Denver scheme become the Houston scheme.
     
  17. DexmanC

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    Too bad the Right Track Offense requires a two-touchdown deficit
    to get started. :vincepalm:
     
  18. Doppelganger

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    Maybe someone can hypnotize Kubiak and the team right before each game to think they are 2 touchdowns behind at the beginning of the game. We can even get the sign operators to depict that and have the crowd boo the team mercilessly as they come out to their first drive!!!
     
  19. DexmanC

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    Sounds like a plan!
     
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