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Mr teX

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If we had the line to block for him, yes.
by virtue of it being a play where the line isn't involved much, I stand by my statement. 1 thing to run those bubble screens with WR's who more often than not aren't trying to get hit, Johnson is a rb who is used to running through contact.....especially through the arm tackles of a cb...
 

TheKDog

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O’Brien, who said "it was a miracle in and of itself" that Warring was able to get on the field after a practice.

And the idiot wonders why players have setbacks.

"The Texans like Howard’s versatility, and the rookie should be an upgrade over last year’s starter, Senio Kelemete. "

I like Tytus but that's not very likely.
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
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O’Brien, who said "it was a miracle in and of itself" that Warring was able to get on the field after a practice.

And the idiot wonders why players have setbacks.

"The Texans like Howard’s versatility, and the rookie should be an upgrade over last year’s starter, Senio Kelemete. "

I like Tytus but that's not very likely.
God I hope you are wrong
 

Mr teX

Hall of Fame
Used sparingly, sure. If we had a plethora of plays with Duke Johnson split wide, sure. The way BO'b uses it (Lamar Miller up the middle twice for 2 yards, bubble scree on 3rd & 8 like clockwork) not so much.
Every playcaller has “surrender” plays on 3rd & longs. Low risk of something bad happening with a potentially high reward. Kubiak’s was the HB draw & I remember folks on this MB complaining about his back then too. The bubble screen is BoB’s.
 

CPTTexan

Waterboy
Every playcaller has “surrender” plays on 3rd & longs. Low risk of something bad happening with a potentially high reward. Kubiak’s was the HB draw & I remember folks on this MB complaining about his back then too. The bubble screen is BoB’s.
The issue is that 3rd & 8 may be considered "long", but it's not the same as 3rd & 14. Sure, try your ignorant little bubble-screen at that point and hope for the best. If that's the best you have on 3rd&8, then there's a problem.
 

zshawn10

All Pro
John McClain’s Texans 53-man roster projection

OFFENSE (26)
Quarterbacks (3)
Deshaun Watson, A.J. McCarron, Joe Webb

Running backs (3)
Lamar Miller, Duke Johnson, Buddy Howell.

Fullbacks (1)
r-Cullen Gillaspia

Wide receivers (6)
DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Keke Coutee, DeAndre Carter, Vyncint Smith, r-Tyron Johnson

Tight ends (4)
Jordan Thomas, Jordan Akins, Darren Fells, r-Kahale Warring

Linemen (9)
Tackles: Seantrel Henderson, Matt Kalil, Roderick Johnson.
Guards: r-Tytus Howard, r-Max Scharping, Zach Fulton, Senio Kelemete
Centers: Nick Martin, Greg Mancz

DEFENSE (24)
Linemen (6)
Ends: J.J. Watt, D.J. Reader, Angelo Blackson, Carlos Watkins, r-Charles Omenihu
Nose tackles: Brandon Dunn

Linebackers (7)
Outside: Whitney Mercilus, Brennan Scarlett, Davin Bellamy
Inside: Benardrick McKinney, Zach Cunningham, Dylan Cole, Peter Kalambayi

Defensive backs (11)
Cornerbacks: Johnathan Joseph, Bradley Roby, Aaron Colvin, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Johnson Bademosi, r-Lonnie Johnson, r-Xavier Crawford.
Safeties: Justin Reid, Tashaun Gipson, Jahleel Addae, A.J. Moore

SPECIALISTS (3)
Kicker: Ka’imi Fairbairn
Punter: Trevor Daniel
Snapper: Jon Weeks
 

Mr teX

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The issue is that 3rd & 8 may be considered "long", but it's not the same as 3rd & 14. Sure, try your ignorant little bubble-screen at that point and hope for the best. If that's the best you have on 3rd&8, then there's a problem.
Lol 3rd & long is 3rd & long...aside from that though, The way T-skyss characterized the way in which BoB used the bubble screen isn't accurate anyway. From my memory alone I can recall many times it was used on 1st or 2nd down with pretty good effect. Demaryius Thomas in the Denver game 1st play he damn near broke it open with a 20+ yard rip.
 

thunderkyss

Just win baby!!!
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Every playcaller has “surrender” plays on 3rd & longs. Low risk of something bad happening with a potentially high reward. Kubiak’s was the HB draw & I remember folks on this MB complaining about his back then too. The bubble screen is BoB’s.
It's really not the play that bothers me. It's the predictability in which he uses it. That's the point I was trying to get with my rhetoric.
 

Uncle Rico

Ur apology should be as loud as Ur disrespect was
When did DJ Reader become a defensive end? Did he lose some weight? Oh wait a minute, thats Pancakes McClains picks so naturally half of them will be wrong.
 

thunderkyss

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Lol 3rd & long is 3rd & long...aside from that though, The way T-skyss characterized the way in which BoB used the bubble screen isn't accurate anyway. From my memory alone I can recall many times it was used on 1st or 2nd down with pretty good effect. Demaryius Thomas in the Denver game 1st play he damn near broke it open with a 20+ yard rip.
I remember it working a few times. But I'm not the only one fed up with seeing it. It's the type of play you should see once in a while. Twice in one game is too many, showing a lack of creativity.
 

Mr teX

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I remember it working a few times. But I'm not the only one fed up with seeing it. It's the type of play you should see once in a while. Twice in one game is too many, showing a lack of creativity.


Ehh, i disagree. It has works more often than not & is usually good for 3-5 yds a pop..... & many times, it wasn't in 3rd & long situations. You also run it as many times as the defense will tolerate it if they are going to play off you like that to prevent you from getting chunk yardage down the field. Those types of plays are easy pickings & are good for keeping you out of 3rd & long situations..basically as good as a run play.

Plus at the end of the day, they allow you to get the ball into your playmakers' hands with very little risk.
 

thunderkyss

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Ehh, i disagree. It has works more often than not & is usually good for 3-5 yds a pop
Agree to disagree. If it worked more often than not, I think I would love the play. Like Lamar Miller up the middle.
 

Number19

Hall of Fame
Guess the team pretty much knows who made the team and who didn't. There is no heavy practice this week. The game Thursday night seems to be the only chance for anyone to make an impact.

There was a "light" practice today. Tomorrow will be be a "walkthrough" and Wednesday is your typical pre-gameday schedule of meetings.
 

badboy

Hall of Fame
When did DJ Reader become a defensive end? Did he lose some weight? Oh wait a minute, thats Pancakes McClains picks so naturally half of them will be wrong.
He was moved to DE last season with some plays at NT. It has been mentioned frequently that Dunn has developed into a great NT and Readers skill set + reduced fat weight increasing his agility allows him to be very effective DE. I expect Reader to get huge pay increase from someone as this is his final contract year. As you have me on ignore and brag about it, I am posting this for others who may be interested.
 


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