Originally Posted by 76Texan
The thing is, according to an article I just read, the Texans were best in the league entering week 14 (QBR against) with the blitz.
I think it could be argued both ways as Brady's past records seem to indicate that he's been more successful against the blitz.
I think everybody would prefer not to have to rely on the blitz too much.
In 2012, Wade probably think we didn't have enough good pass rushers, so he chose to go with the blitz more.
The results against the Pats could have been better if the execution of the scheme was better (fewer mis-assignments or late to assignment.)
I could be playing devil advocate here; but I think either approach could work.
The Texans just need consistency in their assignment.
Hopefully, the new guys will add some value to the pass rush.
(Including Ed Reed and Swearinger in the back end).
A healthy JJo and McCain could also help, along with a more experience Harris.
"Brady hasn't seen this much man in a long time.." - Jon Gruden in the monday night game against NE.
You couple the above statement with sending more than your base down linemen too regularly...you're gonna be in trouble against those type of guys.