Re: Tom Brady's first read.
That is the problem for the Texans, they don't do much to disguise their coverage on a particular so the first read is determined by the pre snap read. Same for Welker Gronk Hernandez and so on, the routes are determined first by pre snap read and them by the reaction.
A couple of years ago Mangini beat the Pats while with Cleveland he had his people wandering around so Brady could get a pre snap read this is part of the reason they went to the hurry up.
They HAve to get consistent pressure up the middle while rushing 4 do that and you have a chance. The Ravens and Giants have been good at that and they give the PAts a tough time.