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The Book on Bill Lazor

September 25 2017 at 5:47 PM
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This is about the only interesting thing going on with the team these days that's not prone to ridicule. Bill Lazor brings with him some outside influences. From Daugherty last week:

In early November 2013, a second-year NFL quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles named Nick Foles came off a week of concussion protocol to throw seven touchdown passes against the Oakland Raiders, in just his ninth pro start. That tied a record.

Foles had a perfect QB Rating that afternoon. He averaged 14.5 yards per attempt and 18 yards per catch. He didn’t throw an interception. Playing QB in the NFL is hard. It’s arguably the hardest job in sports. Except on that day.

On the sidelines wearing a headset was a guy hired that season by rookie Eagles coach Chip Kelly. Bill Lazor had worked for Dan Reeves, Mike Holmgren and Joe Gibbs, all pedigreed offensive minds, but never for a guy quite like Chip Kelly, who intended for the circus-act offense he ran at Oregon to terrorize the pros.

And there was Lazor, his quarterbacks coach, co-piloting this dreamy Sunday flight.

“Everything you talked about in the meeting room, as far as the opponent’s tendencies and what could happen (successfully), it all happened,’’ Lazor said this week.

Such as?

Lazor saying to Foles, “If you get this particular safety in the middle of the field, he is going to follow your eyes. So, you can move him over here and throw a post behind him. Boom. That’s what happened. It was just one after another like that.


http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/columnists/paul-daugherty/2017/09/21/paul-daugherty-all-bill-lazor-has-do-rehab-andy-dalton-simple-right/691720001/


The Eagles offense that year was Chip Kelly's with West Coast concepts added by OC Pat Shurmer. And by the way, Shurmer just happens to be Mike Zimmer's OC these days in Minnesota, so there you go with a Hobson-esque aside about it being a small world.

Lazor is now forced to use boo-coo West Coast concepts because the playbook comes handed down from Jon Gruden. Seriously, that's what Jay Gruden brought with him and what Hue Jackson and then Ken Zampese inherited. It will be interesting to track Lazor's offense this year and compare the results with the last six.

Hey, you gotta have a break now and then from the never-ending orgy of disgust. And, yeah, the O-line is a big confounding variable.

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Re: The Book on Bill Lazor

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October 3 2017, 8:59 PM 

Andy Dalton's stats under Zampese and Lazor so far:

* Weeks 1-2: 36 completions in 66 attempts for 394 yards. 0 TD, 4 INT, QB Rating = 047.2 (Zampese)

* Weeks 3-4: 46 completions in 57 attempts for 498 yards. 6 TD, 0 INT, QB Rating = 138.2 (Lazor)


Team Offensive stats under Zampese and Lazor so far:

* Weeks 1-2: 09 points, 26 1st downs, 516 total yrds, 357 pass yrds, 159 rush yrds (Zampese)

* Weeks 3-4: 48 points, 46 1st downs, 651 total yrds, 455 pass yrds, 196 rush yrds (Lazor)


Huge difference, but different opponents and a more realistic approach to managing a really bad offensive line. Still, things are looking up. You wonder what both coordinators could have done with a decent line.

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Re: The Book on Bill Lazor

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October 3 2017, 9:31 PM 

Not to be forgotten in all this is that Andre the Hut has replaced Cedric 'the Matador' Ogbuehi at LT.
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Re: The Book on Bill Lazor

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October 4 2017, 9:42 PM 

It definitely helped Lazor that they started admitting they had a problem with the tackles. Andre Smith rotates in for both of them. Think about that for a minute. They former Bungle was signed back on the team to play guard. That means that the only thing they've been able to do to adapt at tackle was available to them due to pure luck. And if he goes down with an injury they're really screwed.

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