Re: what can Houston do differently?
posted at 1/9/2013 4:52 PM EST
The Texans defense can "try"....
... to utilize every blitz and stunt package they have.
... to NEVER show that blitz or stunt pre snap. Brady is pedestrian if he can't make that pre snap read. EVERY NFL QB is.
... to move JJWatt around on the line gaining better match ups
... to combine the previous three things in a way that creates pressure right up the middle over the under sized wendell and in Brady's face forcing him off the spot.
... to beat the crap out of the old, slow, and small Branch at the LOS
... to beat the crap out of WW at the LOS and disrupt his timing
... to beat the crap out of the soft finesse BL at the LOS
... to line someone up across from Gronk every play he's in and tomahawk his bad arm every time he passes by
... to purposely go for the strip anytime Ridley carries the ball
...to have their outside pass rushers start with speed outside and transition it to a bull rush straight in front of Brady. Give Brady the outside the pocket freedom, you don't have to contain him, just don't let him step up in the pocket.
... to create turnovers
The Texans offense can "try"....
... to start play action early even before establishing a running threat. The threat is already perceived. Don't just bang it in there twice for short yardage and leave Schaub in 3rd and long all day. He is already playing with little confidence as of late. Basically do NOT do what the idiot Vikings did to Webb.
... to use formations and personal groupings that will set up OD in a mismatch against our linebacking core. They are not good in coverage.
...to move AJ around to try and get the best advantageous matchup. Will be curious if Talib is stuck to him or just stays on one side.
...to throw AJ a few jump balls in the right match up and let him go get it.
...to pull out all the plays from the bowels of the playbook and use them if the timing and conditions/situation seems right. (i.e. fake punts, etc). It's win or watch form the couch time.
...to not turn the ball over