Re: Zbellino School of Football
posted at 12/11/2012 11:43 PM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
In response to patsbandwagonsince76's comment:
In response to coolade2's comment:
Pats set tone last night with runs on (correct me please) the first 4 plays...? Getting a first down in the process. This is now in the ds mind. Play action worked there after. SHOW RUN EARLY... might be a better term. Get one first down by running the ball... Goes a long way.
The op goes a bit haywire with some valid points mixed in. Nowhere is the mention of the OC strategy. Or how the change of OC this year has completely changed this offense.
Debating run/pass is limited since it depends on the formation. Running from shotgun is different from running from obvious 2tight run formation. Results differ as well. O'Brien was terrible last year, having zero clue how to use a running attack. People who don't see this (obie lovers) need to go watch some tape from last year... Lots of it. Until you get it.
Its there if you choose not to ignore it . He was awful. Playcalling or mixing is a strength of mcd. As is the use of the running attack. He has more experience than obie and it shows.
This is the problem with the op. It doesn't recognize the difference between mcd and obie or understand it. it seems to be answering an opposing run centric philosophy ....
Oh well ...just enjoy the results. Obies gone ... Hmmm seems better to me. stay tuned...
The op is saying that you can't go from a script, youv'e got to see with your own eyes that the other team is starting to respect the run and ready to bite on the play action, I think McD does that a bit better then OBrien.
McD 's problem is sometimes he does the complicated reverse triple psychology thing like "I'm going to run because you think I am going to fake a run and actually pass and you will never expect it since I have done it 3 plays in a row now"
Exactly. He over-manages and over-thinks it. Note how lethal the offense is when they simply just mix it all up, break the huddle and run their plays:
2. Shotgun Spread
3. Hurry Up
Target everyone, but just don't forget to establish the run. Keep it simple. They did nothing tricky, they just confused Houston because they ran it all (the plays/styles of offense). So easy. It's so easy.
Not dry humping every call but mcd is 100 times better than O'Brien. Somebody disagree please...