New England’s defenses in recent years has thrived on looking better on the field than on paper

Watson is a better fit on this team, in particular. Houston’s running game was bad in 2016, when it finished 27th in rushing DVOA. Lamar Miller tied his career low with a 4-yard carry average, and he clocked in at 3.8 against the Jaguars. Things can always change, but the Texans don’t have the look of a good running team that can be effective just by having a good ball-security QB. It seems like it’d be useful to have one who can push the ball downfield, and Watson really can.

Maybe he’s not good yet. But Savage definitely isn’t, and Watson’s a giant ball of football fun who’s going to win you lots of games someday. Let’s start now.

Woe is them when they face Brees, a real gunslinger.

On Thursday, Smith saw almost no pass rush; the times he was under pressure, it came from coverage, and he picked the Patriots apart even, as has been the case in recent years, without getting the wide receivers (as traditionally defined) very involved.

The defense forced one turnover, by Kareem Hunt on the Cheap Infant NFL Jerseys Chiefs’ first snap and the first play of his NFL career … and never got another takeaway. On one of their three sacks, Smith tripped over his own feet.

New England’s defenses in recent years has thrived on looking Cheap Jerseys And Hats better on the field than on paper, as opposed to more star-studded units. The current one did not look that way in this opener.