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Will Linehan go more no huddle?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Parcells4Life, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. dbonham

    dbonham Active Member

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    I'd like to see some aggressive running out of the no huddle. Imagine starting a series in shotgun with Hanna in the slot and passing, hopefully luring the nickel db on the field, then in the huddle Romo calls three straight running plays. Break huddle, line up in 12 formation, Murray runs all over the nickel D. The next play has already been called and nobody went on routes, so while the opposing players are picking themselves off the ground we're set waiting for the ref to place the ball.
  2. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    Going up tempo means more time on the clock, more possessions, more chances to score. So yes, if the defense can't get off the field; it definitely "suggests were going to lose significant TOP".

    For example, the eagles no huddle offense ranked dead last in TOP.
    Denver ranked 15th.
    Dallas 26th
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think no huddle can be a good change of pace but not something I would want to see Dallas run all the time.
  4. TheCount

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    One thing I've learned about this team is that they are incapable of sticking to any sort of innovative decision they make. We hear this stuff every off season; Oh the team will be more of an attacking defense, oh we're going to play more man, oh we're going to play more zone, oh we're going to play more up tempo, oh we're going to run the ball more, blah blah blah.

    We always come out for a game, this stuff lasts maybe a quarter before we've got to scrap the entire thing for one reason or another. I don't know if it's personell, coaching, management or an exquisite mixture of all three, but the only thing you can count on is that offseason plans will fail and we'll resort to flinging the ball wildly because the QB and Head Coach love to fling it.
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  5. Doomsday101

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    Dallas was 5th in scoring the problem in Dallas is not the offense. For as much hell as Garrett takes fact is Dallas offense has been pretty high ranking. Defense on the other hands was extreamly poor.
  6. TheCount

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    I don't watch stats, I saw every game. There were definitely long stretches where the offense was clearly the problem. That doesn't mean the defense bothered to get off their butts and help them out some of those times, but this team has a real problem getting both the offense and defense to play well at the same time. Usually either one or the other is clicking, rarely do they perform as a team.
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  7. Doomsday101

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    I saw every game and every snap as well, I agree there is areas that can be better but overall the issues are on defense. Hell there were games the other team did not even have to punt the ball.
  8. Mr Cowboy

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    The Cowboys version of the no-huddle is to rush to the line, call the play and wait until there is one second on the play clock to snap the ball.
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  9. CATCH17

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    Fortunately I watched all of the games and that stat means zero to me.

    Our offense was a mess last season and the only time we saw them play with any urgency was when we were behind.


    If you put a team with a lot of weapons like Dallas behind in most of games then you're going to see a lot of points scored.

    Where were all of these points being scored when we had a lead on a team?
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  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    The stats are simply a measure of offensive effectiveness. If points scored per possession means nothing to you, there's no rational debate to be had.

    If you're really wondering where the points while leading went, the obvious suggestion is to take a closer look at the historically bad defense for your answer.
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  11. Doomsday101

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    27.4 per game is not fricken bad. Yes there were times the offense stalled or started off slow but again when you avg 27 points a game you damn well should be winning if your defense is have way decent.
  12. morasp

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    I'm hoping he has a better handle on how to use our offensive weapons. In Detroit they had a tall tight end like Escobar that caught a ton of touchdowns. Reggie Bush's skill set was probably utilized the best I have seen since he came into the league. If they can get more out of Harris, Hannah, Beasley, and our stars this offense could be really good.

    As bad as the defense was last year they didn't lose that last game against the Eagles. The three turnovers by the offense sealed that. And the Eagles were ahead of us in points per game.
  13. TheCount

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    The defense stinks, that's been well established.

    That doesn't mean the offense is fine. They are incredibly inconsistent.
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  14. CATCH17

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    And my point is that we don't start putting up those points until there is a reason for us to play with urgency.

    When we play urgent football we walk up and down the field. The rest of the time, usually when Romo isn't having to improvise outside of the scheme, its usually a sputtering offense.
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  15. Doomsday101

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    Yes offense can do better they were not horrible, you don't put up those points being a bad offense. Sorry we will not score every time we get the ball.
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  16. khiladi

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    All I know is this offense is a masterful example of not using your talent to it's skill-set. For all the love of Romo in this organization by Jerry, it's a wonder they go with a philosophy that doesn't take advantage of one the quickest releases in the NFL for a QB with quick throws, one of the shiftiest runners in the league as a QB with bootlegs and roll-outs and a cerebral QB, with more deception. I swear, this organization in respect to Romo will always come down to what could have been...

    I'm not sure Linehand addresses any of this within the context of a Coryell playbook.
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  17. khiladi

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    Historically bad defense with close to 30 TOs, which makes it not historically bad in terms of that. The TOs dwarfed what we did in the last few years with Rob and Wade for that matter.
  18. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    How are you measuring offensive consistency here?
  19. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Points per series accounts for the number of possessions.
  20. Doomsday101

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    I think Dallas can do better but again it is not a bad offense bad offense do not put up those points.

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