Originally Posted by xwalker
They moved James Carpenter to OG.
Keep in mind that Callahan is known for his Zone Blocking Scheme.
I have reviewed all of the Cowboys games on the All-22. Many of their Zone Stretch Runs that failed were due to 1 player being 1 step late to their block.
I can't blame all of those failures on a lack of quickness because there were some failed blocks where the OL stayed on his initial help-block too long; although in theory the quicker the player the longer he can stay with the help block and still get to his required 2nd block.
I'm not advocating for or against the ZBS, just pointing out that quickness is critical if you're planning to use it.
It's funny actually reading up on the type of offense we ran and the ZBS. In the ZBS as you mentioned, quickness is key to getting to the block. In the Coryell(this was hilarious) the requirements for it to work efficiently were, a good line, one that could create a pocket and type for the QB to step in and hit his WR that were deep, and a power run game. It was about timing and rhythm and the wr had to be in their spots. So if the ZBS is not working because the players were not quick enough to run it, and your passing game is lacking to very key details to running the offense correctly(power run, great protection up front), couple that with lack of adjustments, I don't see how we even won 8 games considering how inefficiently the offense was being run as a whole.