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The Alex Gibbs Zone Run Scheme

Does anyone else think that maybe its not just that we have two injured guards and an injured starting RB (that can't hold the ball) that is to blame for a bad running game.

I know those things haven't helped, along with having Chris Brown on the roster, the multiple players with multiple fumbles. The playcalling in general...

But what about the scheme.

The Alex Gibbs scheme has been around for a while (NFL career - 25 years), mostly perfected in the nine years he has spent at Denver (1995-2003).   While we had success with it last year, I think we had too much of a good thing.

Opposing teams have had a years worth of Steve Slaton highlights to pick apart our zone-blocking and now our secod year is too similar.  Without some sort of variation, our running game has become too predictable and too easy to stop. 

Has Alex Gibbs had his day and is it time for him to move on?

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