Houston’s Antonio Smith suspicious of Patriots’ ability to adjust in second half
|12.01.13 at 6:26 pm ET|
Texans defensive lineman Antonio Smith said the Patriots’ ability to make second-half adjustments on Sunday was “highly suspicious,” adding that it was “miraculous” New England was able to make the changes it did on the way to a 34-31 win over Houston on Sunday afternoon.
‘You can tell they changed their scheme in the second half,’ Smith told reporters after the game. ‘It’s miraculous they changed some things on offense that keyed on what we put on this week to stop what they were doing. They did things they never did all year before. It was a specific thing that was important to what we were going to do today, as to how we were going to call the defense. We’d not ever did it before, and they never changed like that before. It just let me know that something wasn’t right.
‘Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are among the best at their craft because they work so hard at their craft. But you have to be a descendent of ‘Tones-tradamus’ to know what we put in this week to be able to change that fast. I’ve got the only crystal ball in existence. I don’t know what it is. Either teams are spying on us or something’s going on.’
The Patriots were able to come back from a 17-7 halftime deficit on the way to the win, the fourth in the last five games. Houston suffered its 10th straight defeat.
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