Inconvenient truth

Posted: August 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Houston Texans head coach, Gary Kubiak at a ga...

Houston Texans head coach, Gary Kubiak at a game against the Indianapolis Colts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I got to this nugget while thinking about the Redskins inability to keep RG3 upright against the Bears last Saturday.  Washington area fans expect soooo much from Mike Shananhan because of his days in Denver. We’ve been giving the wrong person credit for his Denver success. 

I can hear you saying but he had a great running game and a good quarterback, and I see it differently.  He was blessed to have a very motivated John Elway and his scouting department found a gem in Terrell Davis.  Again the credit doesn’t go to Shananhan.  You ready for it.

The man who was the genius behind the zone blocking scheme that made Broncos’ backs regular 1000 runners is none other than Gary Kubiak, current head coach of the Houston Texans.  Per wikipedia.

In 11 seasons (1995–2005) as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Kubiak helped lead Denver to two Super Bowl titles.

In his 11 seasons with the team, the Broncos amassed 66,501 total yards and 465 touchdowns, the most in the NFL during that span. He coached 14 different Broncos that made the Pro Bowl, including running back Terrell Davis, who was named the NFL MVP in 1998.

Think about it for a second, the Texans offense has been moderate to great since Kubiak has been on the team.  If Mike Martz is an offensive genius then Kubiak must be a prodigy. Everywhere he goes the offense gets better. He plucked Matt Schaub from ATL and helped nurture him into a perennial Pro Bowler, and I’m sure we all know aobut a certain back named Arian Foster.

Getting back to the dilemma in DC, we can’t expect offensive wizardry from Shan, especially with his son running the offense, it’s never been in his DNA.  I’m not entirely sure what skills Shan even has. I’m not throwing shade just saying. What in Shan’s career can he hang his hat on?

Well if Shan doesn’t have an offensive philosophy then RG3-is-the-savior meme may be short lived.

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