Re: Late delivery - is it just our system?
The second pass by Schaub was also thrown before Hopkins made a break to the outside.
The Texans were in 12 personnel.
One TE lined up next to Newton while OD was in a bunch formation together with AJ and Hopkins in the left slot.
The Dolphins were in their base defense (4 linemen and 3 LBs).
The LCB stayed on the left (even though the Texans did not have a receiver on that side). That was the first sign of zone coverage.
When the Texans sent OD in motion to the far right, that LCB sliced out to take him on. That's the second sign of zone coverage.
Schaub saw that, especially since nobody jumped on Hopkins initially as the FS was dropping back.
Hopkins ran a quick out from the slot; the RCB that dropped to the flat was too far away to be quick enough to make any play on the ball.
AJ, in the meantime ran a quick hook and Graham ran a short "look-in" route to the right hook/curl area.
Basically, Graham occupied the hook/curl defender.
AJ stationed himself between that area and the right flat.
The Texans were flooding two zones with three pass catchers for a quick 8-yd gain.