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

September 19, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Offensive Game Plan
The Houston Texans will obviously need to run the ball to win, but I'd like to see them come out early with a focus on the quick passing game.
Part of what made Ryan Mallett so effective last season during his great game at Cleveland was how quickly he was able to make a decision and get rid of the football.
According to Pro Football Focus—via the Battle Red Blog—Mallett took an average of 2.06 seconds per pass attempt, which was easily the quickest time in the league that week.
During that game Mallett had a 123.1 QB rating when he released the pass in less than 2.5 seconds, but his rating plummeted to a lousy 31.3 when he took longer than 2.5 seconds.
Mallett, like any other young quarterback without much experience, struggles when forced to hold the ball and pass off schedule. Giving him quick throws to his first or second read is always important, but even more so this week since the injury status of Duane Brown is up in the ...

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