Boddy-Calhoun, in man coverage, followed Hamilton to the other side of the formation. Yep, a pick play.
Now, when I saw this play, I knew this was the one to draw up because, well, Philadelphia. In going back and reviewing the Texans 2018 season, the loss to the Eagles was one that I watched a dozen times. It was scintillating to watch Deshaun and DeAndre on that day, but it was equally frustrating to watch the Eagles have success on pick routes throughout the game. I can’t tell you the number of pick routes the Eagles ran and how many times they had success in man coverage. Every conceivable pick route combination that the Eagles could run, they ran. And, it wasn’t as if the Texans weren’t prepared for it, they just ran into each other and the Eagles executed perfectly.
So, when I saw that the Broncos motioned Hamilton to the right side on 3rd-and-short, I flashed back to watching that game against the Eagles. I knew a pick route was coming and it was. I’m assuming Boddy-Calhoun knew too.