Originally Posted by HoustonLionsFan
Considering DD is the key to ball control, and the Lions secondary is more seasoned, I would probably try to make Carr and the WR's beat us. I would probably put Bryant on Bradford, have Lehman spy DD, and let Bly's replacement play AJ and make AJ make all the plays, and hope for no BIG plays.
Hope isn't always a great strategy for a NFL game. AJ is the best WR of the bunch, and Bradford won't beat you up for 10 receptions. He might have one or two big pass plays on a good day, but he's not the guy you look to for a 3rd and long. AJ has the capability of shedding DBs and turning a 6 yard pass into a 60 yd TD. Just look at the game against Buffalo last season. Buffalo had two very good corners in Winfield and Clements, but AJ caught a pass then shed 3 Bill's defender as he ran for a long TD. It would be a mistake to put anything but your best cover corner on AJ. Plus Bryant has the advantage of having previously played against AJ whereas the other Lion's CBs have not.