“He’s a very intelligent guy,” O’Brien said. “He’s a guy that’s very well-prepared. He’s seen it all. I think it’s important for us to just make sure we know what we’re doing, execute our game plan and make sure we’re doing our job.”
Houston’s secondary is one of the best in the NFL; the Texans ranked second in the league by allowing just 202 passing yards per game during the regular season.
Tom Brady is “the most poised quarterback in the NFL,” Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney said.
Authentic Kids LaDainian Tomlinson Jersey One way the Patriots could rattle Brady is by pressuring him in the pocket. New England’s offense, though, is known for quick throws. The Patriots’ offensive line is a stout unit as well, allowing 24 sacks in the regular season, fifth-fewest in the NFL. Houston’s defense notched 31 sacks during the regular season, tied for seventh-fewest in the league.
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Jim Caldwell: Keeping Caldwell made sense since he took the Lions to the postseason. But with four straight losses to end the season, there are still questions about his long-term viability as Detroitâ€™s head coach. The longer Quinn keeps Caldwell, the more he becomes tied to the coach.
Contracts: He’s done well so far, extending Martin, Theo Riddick and Darius Slay — critical pieces for the future of the franchise. He also introduced more incentive-laden contracts, which should be better motivators. But he hasnâ€™t had to handle a truly big contract yet, and those are coming with quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. How those deals are handled could be a gauge for his progress as a GM.