I don't expect to replicate those first two plays often versus the Browns because, whispers *they were a bit lucky* and the Browns will frequently play with two safeties deep, rather than just one. In 2020, according to Sharp Stats, the Browns were top 5 in snaps played with two safeties deep and that pattern continued versus the Chiefs in Week One.
I believe the Browns played with two safeties deep even more than usual because the Chiefs are the best in the league in attacking deep. Thus, the Texans could see slightly more single high safety coverages as the Browns bring one of their safeties (likely Ronnie Harrison) into the box to stuff the run since they are likely less scared of our deep passing game.
I could be wrong in my belief, but either way, the Texans should not look to force the deep ball when the Browns play with two deep safeties, however, they should have audibles ready for when the Browns occasionally give them a single deep safety look. One concept I'll be watching for is our patented Yankee concept, which we've been killing teams on since Will Fuller was drafted.
When the Texans get around midfield - between our 40-yard line and the opponents' 40-yard line - look for them to call "Yankee". They dialed it up versus the Jags and just didn't have the pass protection to hit on it.
The concept involves a deep post by Nico Collins (12) and a deep crossing route by Cooks (10). It looks to put the single high safety in a conflict of assignment as they can only choose one WR to provide help towards. On this play, the safety helps towards Collins, who easily dusts CJ Henderson (23) on the post and this leaves Cooks wide open over the middle of the field for a potentially huge gain.