Quick All-22 Film Review – The Houston Texans

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- JJ Watt, obviously, is a total beast. You cannot run to his side at all, he blows up every single running play as was the case vs the Titans, even if double teamed, he will still knife his way to the ball and/or free up a lane for an LB to get there. His motor is relentless and his effort is off the chart. Watt plays a lot on the left side of the line, so Jets RG Brandon Moore will have his hands full.


- Schaub is very patient, makes great decisions and never predetermines his throws it seems. It seems like such a simple thing, but he just throws to the open receiver. He does a good job anticipating who will be open (Titans play almost exclusively Cover 2 all game though). He gets the ball out quickly if he sees that there will be pressure. He’s athletic and very accurate on the run during play action passes. The Texans run some really nice stretch play action plays where they get the entire defense flowing one way, and then have a TE or WR crossing behind who is usually open. Daniels is very dangerous during this type of play.


- Having watched Shonn Greene for so many games, who is absolutely terrible and should not be a starter, it was such a revelation watching Arian Foster the People and Chris Johnson run the football. They are both outstanding, but Chris Johnson is by far the fastest player I’ve seen on film; this includes Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Randall Cobb, Percy Harvin, Meachem, etc. He is at top speed after just one step, he also can decelerate and accelerate in just one step, it’s unreal. His vision is absolutely amazing, he always cuts into the right hole, I’m not sure that you can teach the type of vision that he has. He even fooled me three or four times, where I thought he should have cut one way, but he instead chose another hole and got several more yards. It was awesome watching him.  The Texans struggled with containing Johnson as he ran for 141 yards on 25 carries and average almost 6 yards per carry.  That’s a chink in that Texans armour that the Jets most likely WONT be able to exploit as Shonn Greene is avg 2.8 ypc and I just cant see him getting to the second level that often against this Texans defense.   Foster too has excellent vision, but it’s not close to Johnson’s nor is he as fast. Foster is really, really shifty though, not in a flashy way, but he made the first Titans defender miss several times; there must have been a good 12-15 missed tackles because of Foster’s skill.  The Jets has had problems tackling runners and containing the run so Foster will present the Jets run defense with another legit test this week.

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