So both teams are getting new important chess pieces for this rematch: Texans: GAIN - TE Garret Graham, RT Nate Newton, CB Alan Ball, OLB Brooks Reed LOSE - ILB Dobbins Patriots: GAIN - TE Gronkowski and DE Jermaine Cunningham. LOSE - ?? We both, especially the Pats (who were really beat up before our last game and just then got quite a few players back) seem to be much healthier this time around and they got an extra week of rest to boot. That being said, lots to dicuss! How will these teams adjust from our previous matchup, and how will these new players change the game plans for this week? Some initial thoughts: On Offense: - How will having Graham open up the offense this time around? How much did we miss him and our 2 and 3 TE sets? - What new wrinkles do we need to see Kubiak add to the offense? - What did we do to have success with the run vs Geno Atkins and Cinci's front 7? Vince Wilfork had his BEST GAME of the season vs us, what can translate from last week and what can we do to limit his impact this time around? On Defense: - How will Phillips attack them this time around? Same gameplan or will we see some changes to our approach? - How are we goin to prepare for Gronk this time around? - What must we do to limit the big plays? Do we almost concede the run with our base D and deal with the RBs if they happen to get into the secondary... Meaning NEVER bite on the playaction no matter what? So I ask all my fellow coaches out there.... What have we learned, what can these new players bring to the table, what formula should we see, and what new wrinkles if any do we need to add to both sides of the ball to give us a chance to pull off a monumental upset this Sunday? GO TEXANS!!!