Perillo's Points: 'The mental edge is huge for the Patriots'
Thu, 10 Jan 2013|
Paul Perillo explains why the mental edge the Patriots have will be their biggest weapon on Sunday.
Whenever his teams play twice as a short period of time. One of the things you have to keep an eye on the changes that each one will make and I think one thing I'm going to keep an eye on this one is the Patriots passing game. And the mentality of going down to elect the first game. It was clear that Tom Brady got. It takes some shots that wanted to test the Texans secondary deep down the field. I'm not sure that was because it Johnathan Joseph and him coming back from injury we'll Kareem Jackson something positive play or with simply part of the game plan something they want to do. That's gonna be priority number one in the hottest Tom Brady attack is Texans secondary that they continue to look for the big play or to go back to the red but. There's been a lot of talk this week but the Patriots getting off to a fast start and what that might need to Houston mentally they fell behind big early in the first one. They obviously don't wanna do the same effort I think it's important. For the Patriots to stay with it if they don't get off to a quick stuff. Offensively it hasn't been all great early in the games over the last month month and a half. So he benefits are tight game where they fall behind early on but it's important for Josh McDaniels. To stay with the run stay with Steven Ridley wanna stay out they don't wanna put it all on Tom Brady. Especially against the team that -- after the catch like Houston that's been a formula for a loss in the past in the playoffs. Renewing itself stay balanced -- with it even if it's not working there. Been a lot of talk about the mental aspect is seen them stick with that being hit my final point. Lot of comparisons to 2010 with a view of Jets the Jets got -- 45 to three right here at Gillette Stadium. On a Monday night in December of exactly the way Houston did. Just about five weeks ago. I don't really think there's any comparison beyond that it happened it happened and it happened now. But these are two totally different situation the Jets knew they could beat the Patriots did beat them earlier in 2010 -- mean in the 2009. Houston doesn't have that kind of confidence the Jets last year that night. In December still think it was a better football team. They thought they'd just played a bad game Houston went home the Patriots just can't give them any life in this game and I think that mentally it is it you.