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2016 Season Blog.

Houston Vs Raiders.

Scouting Houston.

By TOM

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Game Over.

By TOM

Raiders lined up in a Singleback to start the 2nd quarter. Houston matched up in a 3-3 Nickel with four guys on the line. Cook threw to Crabtree going down the Seam. He caught it for a First.

1st and 10, Raiders lined up in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun. Houston matched up with six guys crowding the line. They ran Murray, and Clowney swooped in and took him down fast. 2nd and 9, Raiders in a 2-Wide Strong shotgun. Houston matched up with a 3-3 Nickel with Cushing nose to nose on the center. They ran play action and Cook hit Crabtree in the gut and he dropped it badly.

3rd and 9, Raiders in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun. Houston matched up with six guys on the line: one down, five up. They brought five. Cook tried to hit Cooper outside, but Joseph leaped up and tipped the ball out of bounds to force the punt.

1st and 10, Houston on their own Five. They lined up in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun Twin-WRs left. Osweiler hit Fiedorowicz crossing to the right wide open. He ran over the Twenty.

2nd and 10, 3-Wide Singleback. They ran a Dive, and Miller tripped forward for Six. 3rd and 4, 3-Wide Singleback. They tried to run off tackle, but the Raiders over pursued and stuffed it. However, Miller was able to reverse field and run to midfield.

1st and 10, 3-Wide Singleback, and Houston was just cramming it down the Raiders throat. The play action had to be coming soon. There it is. They ran a Play action. Osweiler had time in the pocket. He waited for Fiedorowicz to get open over the middle. He caught it easily and turned up field for more.

1st and 10, 3-Wide Weak shotgun. Osweiler faked a pass nicely, and handed it underneath to Miller on the Draw. He doesn't reach the LOS.

2nd and 12, Houston lined up in a 4-Wide Strong shotgun Trips left. Hopkins ran a quick out, and Osweiler hit him fast. Hopkins spun back to the inside and ran for a First. That was the play were he got hit helmet to helmet and it wasn't called.

1st and 10, Houston lined up in a 3-Wide I. Osweiler checked into a 3-Wide Strong-shotgun. He tried to throw deep down the sideline to Hopkins, but it was well covered.

2nd and 10, Houston lined up in a 2-Wide Weak Shotgun. They ran a Dive, and Blue got to the 20. 3rd and 6, Houston lined up in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun Twins-R. They ran from this formation last time, but obviously on 3rd and 6 they had to pass. The pass was incomplete as Osweiler threw into tight coverage on Fiedorowicz, and the LB broke it up. They kicked the FG. Houston-13. Raiders-10.

1st and 10, the Raiders lined up in a Bunched up Singleback. Houston matched up in a 2-4 Nickel and looked like they were keying pass. Raiders ran. Murray ran behind his blockers, but couldn't break free. 

2nd and 8, the Raiders lined up in a 2-Wide winged shotgun. Houston matched up in a 3-3 Nickel and brought a safety in the box. They had good pressure. Cook threw a duck at Crabtree. He had to knock it down to prevent the INT. 3rd and 8, Raiders in a 2-Wide Weak shotgun. Houston matched up in a 2-4 Nickel and brought six guys to the line and snuck a safety in the box. They gave every indication they were coming. And they brought all six guys. Cook was hit as he threw, and Joseph was able to knock the ball down to force the punt.

I thought Houston DBs played a great game. "They're tremendous; the best team we've played in terms of pass defense and the way they're playing," McDaniels said about their secondary. "Again, I think it starts with the fact that they're all tied together. They don't play just one coverage; they play a multitude of things depending on the situation you're talking about. They're always in the right position; they play with very good technique. They don't let the ball go over their head and they challenge every throw whether it's inside, outside, short, deep, intermediate. They have a lot of pass breakups. They've gotten their hands on a lot of balls, they finish well on the ball, and then tie that in with a tremendous pass rush, that's the formula.

"You've got to be careful with what you're trying to do and how long you're trying to hold it, but you need some time to create some space and get open. There's a balance there. They obviously have done it as well as any other team in the league on defense. It will be a great challenge for us and we're going to need a great week of preparation to be able to go out there and do some things hopefully to move the ball both on the ground and in the air." Their secondary might be the best we face this year.

I was so impressed with them I cannot say enough. "They're very good in the secondary. They cover well," BB said. "They lost Johnson but Buoye has played well for them. Jackson, Joseph, Demps has had a real good year with all of his interceptions, I think it is. Well-coached, good fundamentally, a lot of good players, talented, disruptive, do a good job in all areas, a good situational team, red-area, third-down, two-minute, all of those situations as well as just being a good, strong, stout defense on all downs." The Pats WRs are going to have play exceptionally well to blow this team out.

1st and 10, Houston lined up in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun with Twins on the left. They tried to run a Smash with Miller, but it was stopped quick. 2nd and 9, 3-Wide Strong Shotgun Twins-L. This has been a passing formation. Osweiler threw the ball at a slanting Watson, but the DB was holding his arms down. There was no call. 3rd and 9, 3-Wide Weak shotgun Twins left. This has been a passing formation as well. Osweiler dropped and got hit as he threw. It was a terrible pass. But the refs called holding on the defense. They tried to block Mack with an RB, and he just skipped over him.

1st and 10, Singleback. This has been a run formation. They tried to run Miller off tackle and he got taken down behind the line. 2nd and 17, Houston in a 4-Wide Shotgun. Osweiler looked left, and then snapped back over to the right and threw to Watson on a short Out. 3rd and 6, 3-Wide Winged shotgun. That counted as a pass, but Osweiler got pressured, and took off and ran for the First.

1st and 10, 4-Wide Bunch-Left Strong Shotgun. They ran an odd Draw that confused the defense a little. But the ILB was there and took him down. 2nd and 7, 3-Wide Strong shotgun Twins-L. This was definitely a passing formation. So they ran a Draw. The Raiders were ready for it. 3rd and 4, Houston motioned into a 3-Wide Strong shotgun Trips left. They ran a Draw, and don't come close to a First, and they had to punt.

1st and 10, Oakland lined up in a 4-Wide Strong Shotgun. Houston matched up in a 3-3 Nickel, with four guys on the line. They brought four and the Raiders ran. Mercilus, who was standing up on the strong side, played it perfectly. That was a great Draft pick.

2nd and 7, Raiders lined up in a Bunched up Singleback. Houston matched up in a 3-3 Nickel with a Safety in the Box that gave them a 3-4 look. They ran a Toss right. Cushing and Mercilus bolted outside and took the RB down behind the line. That was great defense.

3rd and 8, Raiders in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun, with what looked like six O-linemen. Houston matched up with six guys on the line again. They brought five. Then Cushing went once he read the RB was staying in. Cook looked confused and was hit as he threw. The ball should have been intercepted by Andre Hal. Oakland was forced to punt.

Houston got the ball back at their own 40 with 2:25 left on the clock. They lined up in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun with Twins-Left, which has been a passing formation. Osweiler fired a rocket to Fuller over midfield. Then they don’t get the snap off before the Two-minute warning.

1st and 10, 3-Wide Strong shotgun with Twins-Left. This is a passing formation that they ran a Draw on once. Osweiler went deep, and threw a perfect back shoulder Fade to Hopkins as he was hit. Hopkins dragged it in as he was sliding down.

1st and Goal from the Three. Houston lined up in a very tight 3-Wide Strong shotgun, with a Bunch on the left. They tried to run behind the Bunch, but it got stuffed. 2nd and Goal. 3-Wide Weak Shotgun, with the Bunch on the Right this time. It is the opposite of the last formation. They ran play action and Hopkins ran a slant and scored. Houston-20. Raiders-3.

The defense shut Oakland down to force the Punt. Then Houston got called for Holding, which ended the Half.

Houston Offense 2nd quarter:

3-Wide W-shotgun Twins-L: Pass 2 for 2

3-Wide W-shotgun Twins-R: Run 2 for 3

3-W Singleback: Run 2 for 2

4-W S-Shotgun Trips-L: Pass 1 for 1

4-W S-Shotgun: Pass 1 for 1

4-W S-Shotgun Bunch-L: Pass 1 for 1

3-W S-Shotgun Bunch-L: Run 1 for 1

3-W W-Shotgun Bunch-R: Pass 1 for 1

2-W W-Shotgun: Run 1 for 1

Twin-WR-R I-Form: Run 3 for 3

3-Wide S-shotgun Twins-L: Pass 4 for 5

3-Wide Winged Shotgun T-L: Pass 1 for 1

Singleback: Run 1 for 1

Checked into:

2-W W-Shotgun: Run 1 for 1

3-W S-Shotgun Twins-R: Pass 1 for 1

3-W S-Shotgun Trips-Left: Run 1 for 1

Houston Offense 1st Half:

Singleback: Run 2 for 2

Singleback Twin-TE: Run 2 for 2

3-W Singleback: Run 6 for 7

3-W Singleback Trips-R: Pass 1 for 1

2-W S-Shotgun: Pass 1 for 1

2-W W-Shotgun: Run 1 for 1

3-Wide W-shotgun Twins-L: Pass 3 for 3

3-Wide W-shotgun Twins-R: Run 2 for 3

3-Wide S-shotgun Twins-L: Pass 5 for 6

3-Wide S-shotgun Twins-R: Pass 2 for 3

3-Wide Winged Shotgun T-L: Pass 1 for 1

4-W S-Shotgun Trips-L: Pass 1 for 1

4-W S-Shotgun: Pass 1 for 1

4-W S-Shotgun Bunch-L: Pass 1 for 1

3-W S-Shotgun Bunch-L: Run 1 for 1

3-W W-Shotgun Bunch-R: Pass 1 for 1

Twin-WR-R I-Form: Run 3 for 3

Checked into:

2-W S-Shotgun: Run 1 for 1

3-W S-Shotgun Twins-R: Pass 1 for 1

3-W S-Shotgun Trips-Left: Run 1 for 1

J-S- Jet Sweep

Twins-Twins Singleback- Twin-WRs on one side and Twin-TEs on the other. With a single RB behind the QB who is under center.

3-W or 4-W- three Wides or four wides, which can include a TE, H-B, or FB standing up outside the tackles like WR.

I-Shotgun- RB lined up behind QB.

S-Shotgun- RB lined up next to QB on Strong side (right of QB).

W-Shotgun- RB lined up next to QB on Weak side (left of QB).

SB- Singleback- two TE, and two WR with QB under center.

Pass- Means he drops to throw. If he scrambles or is Sacked the intent is still to pass.

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