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    Clark said:
    "We have to find the best way for this team to be effective, the best way for this group of people to be effective," ..."What we have to do now is lean on our strengths, not to necessarily mask our weaknesses, but to overcome our weaknesses. The people on the team have to understand where we're strong, what we're good at.
    This sounds to me like Clark saying the players we've got on the field aren't athletic enough to make the plays, so we're going to make that adjustment. Maybe I'm reading between the lines too much. It's not even clear to me from the article that Clark was talking about the Offense, it could have been a random quote used to fill out the article!


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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
    They practiced it all Spring and Summer and Haley refuses to call any runs using ZBS.
    Wow
    I posted about this Monday and I guess some of you thought I was joking. The title of the thread is something like Practice zone blocking all summer.

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    One more thing to add and this shows what type of moron Haley is, the Bears would be a perfect team to run mostly Power with their smaller front four and this will be the game where they run a lot of zone.

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    It would be great to think that there is a plan or a system on offense, but it sure doesn't seem like there is.

    I think that all this talk about zone blocking is just subterfuge. The game will open with a Paulson to Cotchery double reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan View Post
    And Gilbert said:

    I don't know a lot about blocking, but you guys that are getting on Haley for not calling any plays using it - it sounds like we ran some before Pouncey went down (?) - are you saying Haley has to go because he didn't call zone blocking plays AFTER that? I'm wondering if maybe we held off because we didn't have a center who knew our scheme when he went down ...?
    it was one series before Pouncey went down... and I'm pretty sure the back up center would know how to block, wait.. take that back. These guys don't look like they know much of anything right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    It would be great to think that there is a plan or a system on offense, but it sure doesn't seem like there is.

    I think that all this talk about zone blocking is just subterfuge. The game will open with a Paulson to Cotchery double reverse.
    we had more than enough time to implement our schemes but we were more worried about showcasing Dwyer even though we knew we weren't going to keep him.

    Maybe next year we will use the preseason properly.

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    Some of this has to fall on Tomlin. Has to! There's no way the head coach doesn't have final say. Are we really to believe Haley has just arbitrarily decided not to use the scheme practiced since OTA's began 4 months ago? He is the sole determining factor? I call BS. Tomlin is watching the games (I see him on the sidelines). Why wouldn't he step in and insist it be used. He has the authority.

    Maybe the line can't run it properly and the DeCastro incident showed that. There's got to be more to this situation than the OC "doesn't feel like it" and Head Coach is turning a blind eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discipline of Steel View Post
    I don't claim to know as much about formations, plays, and blocking schemes as a paid NFL coach. But I do play sports regularly and one thing I know is you have to have your head in the game. I was very irritated to hear the announcers say we were substituting players after the Paulson catch/fumble when the obvious approach would be to get to the line and get a play off. Assume victory formation and take a knee for crying out loud! Aside from his approach on how to utilize the players, Haley needed to run a play and secure that gain, first and foremost! That lack of attentiveness to the situation could very well have cost us the game.
    Unfortunately, I don't believe it was a lack of attentiveness, I believe it was an insistence that he (Haley) runs this offense and not Ben. So, rather than let Ben get the team to the LOS and run a play, Haley waved it off and sent his personnel package onto the field, and, as we know now, this extra time gave Marvin Lewis the time to challenge the play.

    Arrogance and ego are Haley's forte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan View Post
    And Gilbert said:

    I don't know a lot about blocking, but you guys that are getting on Haley for not calling any plays using it - it sounds like we ran some before Pouncey went down (?) - are you saying Haley has to go because he didn't call zone blocking plays AFTER that? I'm wondering if maybe we held off because we didn't have a center who knew our scheme when he went down ...?
    Exactly.

    It is pretty clear why we haven't run much ZBS yet. Still, I am not sure it will matter much. And, why announce part of our game plan?
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