Patriots vs. Texans: What’s the Game Plan for Houston?

December 12, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Offensive Game Plan
Only four cornerbacks in the NFL have been thrown at more than New England's Malcolm Butler this season. It doesn't seem to be poor play causing the excessive number of throws against him, but rather the great play from his team-mate at the other corner position for the Patriots.
Out of 116 eligible NFL cornerbacks who have played at least 25 percent of their team's snaps this season, Logan Ryan ranks eighth in opposing QB rating and 13th in coverage rating from Pro Football Focus.
Part of what has made Bill Belichick a successful defensive strategist is his ability to scheme up ways to take away the opponents' No. 1 option. Whether that is a running back, wide receiver or tight end, most of the time he's able to take that player away and force his opponent to beat him with someone else.
The Patriots will obviously try to do that with DeAndre Hopkins, so Bill O'Brien and offensive coordinator George Godsey have to be ready with a plan to counter ...

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