Jim Schwartz's Refusal to Adjust vs. Texans Exposed by Myles Garrett
The Houston Texans outplayed the Cleveland Browns defense Saturday night, but the coaching gap was worse.
Browns defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was a revelation this season, using an aggressive backfield man coverage scheme.
That strategy may lead to splash plays if the Browns' defensive front doesn't get to the QB.
On Saturday, Texans quarterback CJ Stroud bombarded Cleveland's defense, especially cornerbacks Martin Emerson Jr. and Greg Newsome II, with 236 passing yards and 3 TDs in the first half.
All-Pro DE After the game, Myles Garrett, who has 30 QB hits and 14 sacks and could be the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year, described Schwartz's strategy and why the Browns didn't slow down the Texans.
He vowed from the start he'd ride with what got us here and wouldn't change. Magic calls won't get us out of or through anything.
I suppose the Texans were doing things differently that kept us off balance.
Just the tempo—whether they were running the ball differently than expected, getting the ball out on time, or delaying us up front to get the ball to their talent players and make plays. We must make field-wide plays.
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