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On the limited games I've been able to watch......it's a shame when your own linemen get used to put pressure on Watson. I've seen many occasions where linemen were pushed back so quick that they were on top of Watson before he even got chance to look at his first progression. Last I checked, the Texans don't have a single receiver who's clocked a 1.1 - 40. Also, heaving the ball for the sake of not absorbing a sack.....leads to intentional grounding penalties and stupid interceptions.No. It's just the way the conversation devolved. I think it is an issue that Watson struggles as much as he does against the blitz. It's why we're not competitive with Baltimore, why we barely beat the Colts.
Someone mentioned it happens to Brady, that he'll misread or fail to recognize a blitz. Of course that happens to everyone, it's why defenses do it. But it's rare to affect him an entire game.
When Watson gets it figured out, he'll win more than he don't. But until then, he'll get blitzed more often than other QBs.
Sure Watson could stand to get better at picking up the blitz, but so could OB and Devlin b/c from the looks of it, the OL has almost no idea of what to do in the face of a blitz. How many times are coaches huddled around Watson when he fells to see the quick hit option versus waiting on the long developing route called when teams are dialing up blitz packages? I usually see Watson with an iPad in his hand looking at the plays after a series.
Scheming to expose the blitz doesn't include running plays into the gut of the blitz. Worth the price of admission, watching OB whirl around and slap his leg with the menu like he's completely baffled that the play called, not only didn't work but was stuffed for a loss. 2nd and 3rd and longs against the Patriots defense will make this a long a game.