Scouts Inc - Texans at Fins

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  1. Section516

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    Advantage Texans - QB, RB, WR, LB, DB, Coach
    Advantage Dolphins - DL, OL, ST

    1. Houston needs to pound the rock: The Texans managed to put up 167 yards on the ground against the Indianapolis Colts this past Sunday, but they will be looking at a lot more size and strength up front when they face the Dolphins. QB Matt Schaub is an excellent play-action passer who does a great job of carrying out his run fakes, which tend to freeze the coverage and give his receivers more time to run their routes. But that starts with running the ball effectively.

    2. Be judicious with RB Arian Foster: Foster missed last week's game as his hamstring needed more time to heal. Against a stouter run defense from Miami, Houston is more apt to need the power running skills of Foster. Head coach Gary Kubiak has to feel good about his stable of running backs with second year back Ben Tate gaining 116 yards against Indianapolis. Expect Kubiak to work Foster into the rotation with a lot of situational carries rather than giving him 30-35 carries.

    3. Houston will be physical on the perimeter: Based on Sunday's performance, it appears that the Houston defense is definitely buying into new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' system. Mario Williams had two sacks from the outside linebacker position and the Houston defense was able to bring a lot of heat with aggressive play calling. This kind of pressure allows the cornerbacks to play a lot of aggressive press coverage.

    4. Isolate Andre Johnson: Johnson is probably the toughest wide receiver in the league to cover one-on-one. Look for offensive coordinator Rick Dennison to use a lot of motion and multiple receiver sets in an attempt to isolate Johnson in single coverage. Johnson knows how to use his speed, quickness and agility to separate from defenders and can also use his size to come up with the catch when challenged.

    5. Matchup to watch: Houston WR Andre Johnson vs. Miami CB Sean Smith: Johnson started off the 2011 season in typical fashion, catching 11 passes for 95 yards against the Colts along with one touchdown reception. He is the most explosive weapon the Texans have and is nearly impossible to contain. Smith is one of the few cornerbacks that has the size and speed to match up with the likes of Johnson. This promises to be a very physical night for both of these players.

    6. Miami needs to pressure the pocket with minimal blitzes: Miami gets most of its pocket pressure with its outside linebackers coming off the edge but when facing the Texans it can't afford to go with minimal coverage very often, as Houston has too many weapons available to Schaub. Look for Miami's two outside linebackers, Cameron Wake and Koa Misi, to bring heat but rarely at the same time.

    7. Give Chad Henne time to make his reads: Henne can be an accurate thrower when given time in the pocket. While he's shown some running skill this year, he lacks the agility and foot speed to extend the pocket consistently and give himself more time to go through his reads. He consistently goes to his check-down pass when his first read is not open and that gives linebackers the freedom to jump on the short routes the instant he comes off his first read. If his offensive line can give him more time in the pocket, he will get opportunities to go to his second or third option and push the ball down the field.

    8. Watch for a lot dump-offs to Reggie Bush in the flat: Bush got his share of carries out of the backfield on Monday night against the Patriots, but he is most effective when getting the ball in space. When the Dolphins are able to get Bush into the open field he not only gives them a scoring threat but he forces the defense to be a little more cautious with the blitz, as they don't want to vacate the short zones where he is most effective.

    9. Look for lots of nickel and dime packages to improve coverages: The Dolphins' pass defense looked rather anemic against the Patriots, at team which doesn't really have one of the more dynamic corps of receivers. Against the likes of Johnson and Jacoby Jones, as well as TE Owen Daniels, the Dolphins need to flood the secondary with as many defenders as possible.

    10. Matchup to watch: Miami LT Jake Long vs. Houston OLB Mario Williams: Williams is still learning the linebacker position in Phillips' 3-4 scheme but looked pretty impressive, in spurts, on Sunday. He is definitely better coming forward than when dropping into space, but should thrive on blitzing downs. Long is Miami's best blocker both for the run as well as in pass protection, but will have his hands full in this game.

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    PREDICTION - Houston 24, Miami 20
     
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    Ill take our Oline every day of the week. Smith and Watt are disruptive. Not getting these rankings. I give them ST and DT. Thats it.
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    I have the Texans with the advantage at every position but the 4th wide receiver.

    Dolphins 42
    Texans 3
     
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    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    Won't Long be spending more time blocking Antonio/Barwin?
     
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    TexansBlood The CUSH!

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    It's an away game and we're favored to win by 3 on sportsbook
     
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    And I can't rep you for repping him, either.

    Man. I gotta spread some rep.
     
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    I will take our o-line, d-line, and special teams over the Fins any day. No mere mention of JJ Watt and Antonio Smith, they will give that o-line fits.
     
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    I got Rey

    Circle of life..
     
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    42-3, after the first quarter maybe.
     
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