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5 hours ago, BuffaloBillies said:

Serious (likely dumb) question.

Is there any scheme that would allow Bills O to double team BOTH Watt and Clowney nearly EVERY play?

 

I'll try to suggest a few ways, not sure how sound they are:

 - Double-tight (TEs), maybe empty backfield, 3 WRs (with shady in slot), or 2 WR set with Shady or Ivory in backfield

 - Single-tight TE (one side), FB in to help with other side

 - Pulling Guards

 - WR come down blocks

 - G/T double on both sides, C takes one DT, FB takes on other

 - Let one DT go unblocked and hope you can make a move to avoid him, or design play away from

 

Other ways?

You take advantage of that aggresiveness by using screens

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Run tbe ball, get the guys that actually catch the balls in the game early and have another outstanding defensive effort 

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Play to win, don't play not to lose. Go down swinging, play loose, it will completely catch them off guard. Knock them out.

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Every passing play should have a checkdown option  for Allen to have a safety valve.   I dont care if he uses the checkdown to a back or te  15 times.  Try to set up some screens.  One play I dont see the Bills run is that stretch run Peyton Manning ran so well where he'd run to the right and extend the handoff and every so often he's drop back out of that.  Show the Texans new wrinkles  Get creative w both McCoy and Ivory in the backfield.  Lets be honest Ivory is probably the second best option on offense. 

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I'd expect McCoy and even Ivory to see a heavy workload on Sunday. I see another game coming where Josh Allen doesn't even have 20 pass attempts. He needs to be accurate on those pass attempts though to keep the defense honest. Mix in some RPO, some bubble screens, and take three or four deep shots downfield. Hopefully the defense continues their stellar play, we can sneak out a W, and be somewhere no one really expected us to be after 6 weeks which is at .500 on the season. 

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This hopefully be the game. When jordan Mills retires at halftime. 

A couple of Texans are drooling to play against him. it will be a good  stat game for JJ. 

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run straight at Watt and Clowney. dink and dunk to stay out of 3rd and long. Be happy with FGs.

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On 10/11/2018 at 11:30 PM, Bangarang said:

Don’t get killed by Watt and Hopkins. 

 

Beat these two with an Ivory shaped hammer 

 

get Ray Ray more touches. 

 

Swing passes to shady 

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Daboll should do what McVay does with Goff and have the offense line up early (i.e. well before the 15 second cutoff) and send an audible in.

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Maybe I'll be proven wrong tomorrow but this is going to be a close game and the 10 point spread is ridiculous.  The Texans are not that good.  They lost to the Giants and every game they have played has been close with both their wins coming in overtime. 

 

The Bills have a good defense and the Texans despite good numbers from Watson are no juggernaut.  They have real trouble running the ball and have been bad in the red zone.  If the Bills can script an early drive and get out to an early lead I think they win. 

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7 minutes ago, Doc said:

Daboll should do what McVay does with Goff and have the offense line up early (i.e. well before the 15 second cutoff) and send an audible in.

probably the biggest factor in goff's improvement. i don't know why we can't do that.  getting to the line with 5 secs. left leaves no time to read the d and adjust.

delay of game flags are inexcusable.

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Surprise the Texans with quick kicks on 3rd down at least 3 times in the game to keep the field position in our favor----hope the defense can score at least 17 points.

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39 minutes ago, K-GunJimKelly12 said:

Maybe I'll be proven wrong tomorrow but this is going to be a close game and the 10 point spread is ridiculous.  The Texans are not that good.  They lost to the Giants and every game they have played has been close with both their wins coming in overtime. 

 

The Bills have a good defense and the Texans despite good numbers from Watson are no juggernaut.  They have real trouble running the ball and have been bad in the red zone.  If the Bills can script an early drive and get out to an early lead I think they win. 

 

Yeah the 10 point spread is ridiculous and I think Watson gets knocked-out early.

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On 10/11/2018 at 9:04 PM, atlbillsfan1975 said:

When they let Josh be Josh he plays lose and the team feeds off that energy. Josh scrambling and running helps open things up and I think helps him calm down. 

Yeah that’s not happening again this year...he hurdled a guy for a team that has no hope and the coaches know that so yeah great he has the respect of the locker room but the last thing they want is Allen to get hurt this year. He will have strict rules and a strict game plan eventually though they will have to start scheming more pass plays so he can gain more experience but right now they are trying to win to build his confidence alittle

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1 hour ago, Rebel101 said:

Yeah that’s not happening again this year...he hurdled a guy for a team that has no hope and the coaches know that so yeah great he has the respect of the locker room but the last thing they want is Allen to get hurt this year. He will have strict rules and a strict game plan eventually though they will have to start scheming more pass plays so he can gain more experience but right now they are trying to win to build his confidence alittle

There is a difference between hurdling a player and on a designed roll out realizing you have the angle to the sideline to pick up the yards needed for a first down. 

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On 10/11/2018 at 8:07 PM, TigerJ said:

This is an interesting topic to me because It seems to be weakness against weakness and strength versus strength.  The Texans have a beat up secondary but are sixth in the league in run defense.  Buffalo has had an ineffective passing offense thus far and have been relying on their running game to a large degree.  While the Texans have a decimated secondary, they do have a frightening pass rush led by twin athletic freaks JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney.  How would you attack it?  I fear if the Bills approach it like they did last week, relying extensively on the run game, they will in essence be trying to run into a brick wall.  The Texans' injury situation is in essence an ivitation to pass the ball.  The problem is, the Bills will need to create some sort of blocking scheme that will give Josh Allen a little bit of time with a clear pocket, while Josh is going to have to find it in himself to be at least a little accurate sometimes, and he's going to have to be more aware of his hot reads than he's been and get rid of the ball faster.  I know that runs counter to what the Bills have done the last couple weeks, but I think it has to be done if they are going to beat the Texans.  What does everybody else think?

 

I'll say the same exact thing every single week, control the clock by running the football, keep the other teams offense off the field and play stout defense until we can get some help next season on offense we will have to play that kind of game. McCoy is also a weapon in the passing game and we have to start getting Charles Clay way more involved, he's probably our best WR and he's been underused since he got signed.

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Start 8 O-linemen, 1 TE, McCoy and Ivory ... Have backs line up a couple yards apart and direct snap to one or the other.

 

If that doesn't work, Josh Allen fastballs to the nads of Clowney and Watt should slow down the pass rush.

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Max protect. 3 man patterns. Let KB, Zay, Clay beat some guys in one on ones. 

Creative screens. Middle screen to TE. Fly sweeps.  WR screens. 

Half back pass back to Allen

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you see all that matters is Allen throws for many yards.  wins dont matter anymore.  ;)

yardage wins SBs.  

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8 hours ago, BuffaloBillsGospel said:

 

I'll say the same exact thing every single week, control the clock by running the football, keep the other teams offense off the field and play stout defense until we can get some help next season on offense we will have to play that kind of game. McCoy is also a weapon in the passing game and we have to start getting Charles Clay way more involved, he's probably our best WR and he's been underused since he got signed.

If it works, great.  What I'm saying is, it's possible one of these Sundays, Buffalo could run into a brick wall with respect to trying to run the ball.  Houston is a possible location for that to happen.  If the Bills can't run the ball effectively, they need to have a plan B.  I'm also in favor of involving McCoy in the passing game.  All three or Buffalo's tight ends are pretty athletic, and potentially good receivers.  Actually, the only receiver I'm disappointed in is Kelvin Benjamin, who seems more than a touch lazy.  Zay Jones has made some plays when he's been targeted, and doesn't have an inordinate number of drops.

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