Re: Football Outsiders bullish on the Texans
Originally Posted by Texans_Chick
The Patriots were a difficult matchup for the Texans given the composition of the team particularly with the injuries they had at the time.
Wilfork creates problems for everyone, but ungood matchup for Myers, esp with not above average guard play next to him.
Patriots CBs were weak link but Texans had only 1 real WR to test.
Texans TEs were a strength but they were not right by that time in the season.
And I asked all sorts of football people I respected prior to the game how they would defense the Patriots offense given the issues the Texans had at linebacker. The answers were not very encouraging.
In other words, I'm not sure any way to open up the offense would have particularly mattered in 2012.
They were dealing with schizz. Dealt pretty well with it for most of the season. But the Texans are less about trickery and more about execution and they made too many mistakes down the stretch.
Not saying putting clutts in at FB and casey back to TE would of made a difference but IMO it just makes the most sense if your trying to win a game/open up your offense.
For example when we played them in the play-offs atleast it was closer for a while anyways. Gotta try to win no matter what is all i'm saying. Cause a lot of the people who make the patriots so good are not players who would make a lot of teams, but the coach and QB know how to utilize their guys.
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