Found November 09, 2012 on
I am not one to read to much into what a coach says, as far as game plans are concerned, during the week, but it is hard to ignore these comments from the Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
âWe (will) double cover him every play. Thatâs our plan. Weâre going to double cover him every playâ
While it seems odd that Phillips would disclose his approach against an elite receiver, this isnât exactly a revolutionary idea. This does, however, limit my optimism on Brandon Marshall this week. Double coverage is tough to beat, and with a sometimes erratic QB in Jay Cutler, Marshall owners could be in for a long night. The Texans front line is strong, and if they can apply pressure early, Marshall wonât have time to find breathing room against a double team.
If they do in fact double team him, it is hard to project Marshall as a WR1 this week. Youâre probably not benching him, but Iâd think twice before starting Cutler as a top 15 QB this week. I know that is difficult after a big performance last weekend, but remember, those stats wonât help you this week.
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Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips told the media today that they plan on double teaming Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall on every play.
I think this is a wise decision by Phillips and the Texans since Marshall is one of the Bearsâ dangerous players.
In the NFL the best receivers can beat a double team.Â Weâll see if Marshall is up to the challenge on Sunday...
Houston DC Wade Phillips says the Texans will double team Chicago wideout Brandon Marshall all game Sunday, meaning the Bears must have an executable Plan B in place.
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