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Old 01-09-2013   #39
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Default Re: The Film Room: Why The Patriots Should Be So Very, Very Afraid Of The Texans

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Originally Posted by GRONKED View Post
Idk..reread the intro (game should have went Texans way) and conclusion (next one will--Texans win). Sounds like he thinks hes posted the solution to the pats.

If Texans are to make this a game or win it...adjustments have to be on the d side of the ball. Jj watt has to wreak havoc like only he can. Wade has to confuse brady into some mistakes.

Every decent offense can put up pts on the pats--this guy didn't reveal anything. Even if the tex put up 30 on sunday theyll still get blown out if they dont show up on d again.
Three things that are much improved on the defensive side of the ball are:
  1. Jjo is healthy

    Johnathan Joseph played in the last game, but it was his first game back from injury. He shouldn't have played. He's a gambler, baits the throw. Back in December, he couldn't "make-up" ground. Now, he'll be able to get back to the receiver & make a play on the ball.

    Jjo being healthy will free up our safeties and LBs to gang bang Gronk.
  2. Brandon Harris is salted

    He was a penalty machine. He was wide-eyed & full of energy. Now, he's settled down a bit. He's a very athletic, physical, cover corner who will play the slot. He's a big play waiting to happen.
  3. We know who our ILBs are going to be

    This will be the first time since week 6 that we will start the same pair of ILBs since week 6. Reggie Herring & Wade Smith does a good job of getting them prepared. Had they not been playing musical chairs (due to injury) we can at least count on some consistency from the position. If the rest of the defense knows what to expect from their ILBs, they'll be able to adjust & compensate.

The defense is only part of the equation. Jj Watt & the boys are pretty good, but the possibility for Brady to score is always there. Our best defense will be our offense.

We failed woefully in December & little of what we saw from the Bengals' game will translate. Lots of questions on the offense to be sure, but those are the cards we've been dealt.

However, being that we haven't seen our best offense in quite a while, BB really won't know what to expect till Sunday.
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