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Texans Schemes?

HaveMercy

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That comes back on the players imo
You're absolutely right. No scheme works if the players can't pull it off. If they can't, you have to ask what's gone wrong. Do the players have the skillset for that scheme? Are they football savvy enough to make it work? Are they being properly coached-up? Or is it just a set of poorly designed and poorly called plays?
 

thunderkyss

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Yes, but the Lombardi days of having 3 basic run plays are over. Colleges now-a-days aren't preparing players for the NFL offense as they used to and OB is complicating the issue
My opinion, talent level is severely diluted compared to the NFL. Offenses can get away with a lot more in college against less than elite talent at every position.
 

thunderkyss

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exactly... not like 30 yrs ago
30 years ago football philosophy was different. The passing game was totally different. It's developed differently at the college level than it has in the NFL. Bigger,faster, stronger, not to mention what an elite QB can do now opposed to what was considered elite then.

College offenses adapted to take advantage of a weakness not present in the NFL.
 
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Earl34

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You're absolutely right. No scheme works if the players can't pull it off. If they can't, you have to ask what's gone wrong. Do the players have the skillset for that scheme? Are they football savvy enough to make it work? Are they being properly coached-up? Or is it just a set of poorly designed and poorly called plays?
At the end of the day, it's all about execution. Peyton Manning is recognized as one of the smartest QBs and led some of the most productive offenses in NFL history. Yet, he didn't make the OL calls. During his years with the Colts, his offenses were considered one of the simpler offenses in the NFL. Regardless of formation, down or distance, his best WR was always on the same side of the play. He didn't run all these plays. It was disguising plays with formations, keeping the offense simple, making everyone know their roles and responsibility and then execution by the offensive players.

O'Brien and his game plan offense is a great soundbite, but in reality all teams adjust their offenses on a weekly basis. The successful teams are able to find their strengths, have an identity and attack their weekly opponents with their strengths. Many smart coaches like O'Brien are so used to thinking they are the smartest person in the room, they do a poor job self scouting, seeking constructive criticism or adapting.

Here is a great read on the simplicity of the Colts' offense with Manning.

https://understandingthetrickeration.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/understanding-the-indianapolis-colts-offense/
 
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infantrycak

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I don't know why everyone wants a set scheme... OB told us when he was hired that he was going to run a 'game plan' offense that would change every week depending on opponent. Most seemed to like it at the time, but now they want consistency?
OB told us a lot. Someone sold me a 5 legged dog. Fucker wobbles.
 

powda

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On offense we'll revolutionize modern football era with 5 te sets.

Brian Gaine interview after day 2 per 610:

"What's your reasoning on drafting another te?"

"You can never have enough te's. They improve special teams. Sometimes they can block. Sometimes they can run and catch. The number of tight ends on the field usually dictates what kinda defense we'll face. We enjoy forcing defenses to do what we want. And uhh, after extensive study we've realized wr's are paid handsomely around the league. Wr's take up a good portion of the cap. We feel like that's a detriment to our team. Tight ends are cheaper and we like adding a few every year...we've deemed wr's obsolete and will no longer be using them. Furthermore, wr's in general are prima Donna's and that just isn't the kinda character we endorse. We want blue collar lunch pail guys and that's what you find in tight ends. As of now, all of our wr's are on the trading block."
 


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