Davis Mills says defense has ‘a lot to prepare for’ with Texans’ two QB system

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Who would have thought the answer to the Houston Texans’ woes on offense was to alternate quarterbacks?

The Texans have deployed the “two quarterback system” with Davis Mills starting the game and Jeff Driskel substituting throughout the game, sometimes even during drives. Houston scored 47 points in the two most recent games of the season, the highest score in a two-game stretch.

Mills claims that the reason the system works is because of too much studying.

“Having to defend two quarterbacks that are able to do two different things,” said Mills. “We have a ton of variations and different personnel and formations in each of our packages, and it gives defense a lot to defend and a lot to prepare for during the week.”

Mills has benefited from having another signal caller help carry his burden as the second-year quarterback has compiled an 89.6 passer rating and thrown two touchdowns to one interception — a desperation heave for the end zone at the end of Week 14 that was picked off.

A former Stanford third-rounder, the ex-third-rounder believes that the two-quarterback system can continue to confuse defenses due to the amount of preparation in the week.

Said Mills: “If we can continue to mix that up, it kind of simplifies what defenses can do because they have to prepare for so many looks during the week that they can’t add in all the complex blitz looks and disguises for certain coverages. This simplifies our defense so that we can see the battlefield more clearly. Really just go out and react and let our guys win on the edge.”

The Tennessee Titans will get a look at the Texans’ eccentric offense on Christmas Eve at 12:00 p.m. Central Time from Nissan Stadium.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire

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