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Preseason off to a good start

Posted By Jon Lopez On Aug 23 2011 @ 6:37 pm In Houston Texans | No Comments

Even though it’s only preseason, the Texans are looking pretty good. At least on offense. Defense still leaves a little to be desired but with playersw changing positions and everyone playing in a new system, growing pains are to be expected.

 

Not much was to be expected from the starters against the Jets but week 2 was a different story.

 

With the starters playing all but the last 2 minutes of the first half, we got a great look at the starters on both sides of the ball.

Arian Foster only needed 5 carries to show that last was no fluke and Andre Johnson needed 4 catches to show he’s still the best wideout in the league. Schuab wasn’t bad either.

Ben Tate, welcome to the NFL. Tate is going to make a strong push for the number two spot behind Foster.

I liked the fact that they’re making an effort to get Jacoby Jones the ball in space and letting him make plays. With the kickoffs becoming a non-factor almost the Texans need to get him involved.

The offense is starting to click a little bit and the balance looks great.

 

The defense has been decent. Granted, the Saints have an outstanding offense and ┬áMario Williams is still learning his new position and everyone is still getting used to the new 3-4 system but the signs are there. The beauty of Wades’ defensive scheme is the different ways he’ll blitz you. The Texans are going to try to put a lot of pressure on the QB but if they cant’t get to him or if they’re playing against a top QB then secondary still looks like they’re going to get torched. The run defense is going to suffer do to the focus on pass defense but there is still 2 games left before the season starts and everyone seems to have the right attitude.

 

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