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How things worked between Kubiak & Dennison

Posted by Chris Brown on January 23, 2017 – 11:16 pm

There have been widespread reports over the years about the amount of latitude now retired head coach Gary Kubiak had with his play calling delegation to Bills new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. It’s no secret that Kubiak called plays, but there were several games over the years where Dennison also called plays. Broncos receivers coach Tyke Tolbert, who worked the past two years with both Kubiak and Dennison in the offensive meeting rooms, set the record straight as to how things functioned in an appearance on the John Murphy Show.

“It was a collaboration,” Tolbert said. “Gary Kubiak was an offensive guy through and through. He played the position and coached the position and came up in the west coast system. He knows it like the palm of his hand like Rico (Dennison) does. So it was collaboration with everything. During the week we all had our part, and Gary Kubiak was a big part of that game planning. Coach Kubiak, Rick Dennison and (QBs coach) Greg Knapp had the most input in terms of what we were doing.”

More on Dennison’s handling of the offense in Tuesday’s edition of Bills Today.


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Kubiak has respect for Bills run game

Posted by Chris Brown on November 1, 2012 – 10:18 am

As we profiled on the home page of this morning, the Bills run game appears to have finally found a happy medium in dividing the work between Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller. It’s something that has Texans head coach Gary Kubiak a bit concerned heading into Sunday’s game.

“It’s a tough run game too because it’s not your conventional, I back. They spread the field, a lot of motions, a lot of the three wides, four wides, and then here comes the run game and two very good players with (C.J.) Spiller with the big play,” said Kubiak. “You’re very concerned about that so we’re really having to show our defense a different picture. (QB) Case (Keenum) is very much a part of our practice this week trying to get the look that we need. That’s a tough thing for us to adjust to but that’s part of it.”

One area where Buffalo’s run game is superior to that of Houston’s is in average yards per carry. The Bills rank third in the league averaging 5.3 yards per carry. The Texans rank 18th averaging 4.0.

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How Texans ‘D’ views Bills attack

Posted by Chris Brown on October 30, 2012 – 2:55 pm

Houston’s defense is ranked third overall and are in the top 10 in almost every important statistical category. Coming out of their bye week as well they are not underestimating the Bills offense.

Here’s what Texans FS Danieal Manning thinks of Buffalo’s attack.

“Defensively against us, they’re all over the place,” said Manning. “A lot of motion shifts here and there. They’ve got good athletes, I believe, in my opinion. They have good athletes. Guys are capable of making big plays. We’ve just got to stay focused on the things that we do on defense. They’ve got a lot of formations, a lot of bunches here and there. They use their backs well. They can spread them out. He runs routes like receivers. That’s another thing, matchups that we’re probably going to have a problem and game plan with.”

“Offensively, they choose to play a little different football game than most pro teams play,” said Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. “They’re five wide, spread the field, and we saw a bunch of that against Green Bay and saw what that did to us so that’s an issue for us moving forward this week. As far as going against them defensively, the best way we can help our defense is to stay on the field.”

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Kubiak on facing Mario

Posted by Chris Brown on October 29, 2012 – 5:11 pm

Texans head coach Gary Kubiak was asked about the prospect of facing his former pass rusher Mario Williams this Sunday when Buffalo faces Houston at Reliant Stadium.

“It’s going to be tough,” said Kubiak. “He’s getting all the attention every week. You watch, he gets the doubles, the triples, the chips. When you got the reputation and the player that he is, that’s how people attack you and stuff. It’ll be a big problem for us too because he’s playing both sides. (RT Derek) Newton will get him. (LT) Duane (Brown) will get him, but they’re very talented up front. They’ve got the other number one inside (Dareus). They’ve been on the field I think more than anybody in football defensively, which I know has been difficult for them because their offense throws the ball all over the place so they’re going to spread us out. Very talented team, but we got to stay focused on us.”

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