FanPost

Did you notice the difference without Daniels?


Did anyone else think that not having Owen Daniels made a huge difference in our offense? I thought especially in the first half, Matt just seemed not to be able to find a safety valve when Andre and Kevin were covered. A big difference to me is we now have to run 3 and 4 WR sets to get another playmaker on the field. The problem with this is that the defense will go to a nickel package. So you still have a DB on all your receivers. When Daniels was on the field, the defense had to account for him run blocking, so he could get a linebacker mismatch which allowed all those nice dumpoffs to him on 3rd down to keep the chains moving. I think the Texans adjusted at halftime and found new ways to move the ball, but its definately hurting us a bit not having him anymore. It would help if we had a running game to keep the defense honest when they go to a nickel package all the time.

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker