- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Texans parted ways with safety Bernard Pollard largely because of his failures in coverage.
Sunday in Baltimore, can they find a way to take advantage of those flaws when they face the Ravens who deploy Pollard as their strong safety?
Even with Andre Johnson out of the lineup, the Texans have ways to go after Pollard. With two quality pass-catching tight ends in Owen Daniels and Joel Dreessen, and with the newly acquired receiver Derrick Mason, who does some of his best work out of the slot, the Texans should be able to attack areas where Pollard will have a lot of responsibility.
In a conference call with Houston reporters, Pollard sounded like he expects nothing less from coach Gary Kubiak, who calls the Texans' offensive plays.
“Kubiak is probably one of the greatest offensive minds I’ve seen. The guy knows how to do things. Like I told the guys here, he is going to dress his offense up. He’s going to do whatever he can to keep everybody thinking and that explains his offensive mind. He’s going to keep you on the edge of your seat. That is exciting. It’s going to be exciting to come out here and try to figure things out. When we watch film, we see what we’re getting and that’s a really good offense. You guys know, this is a top-notch offense, top 3 offense in the league the last five years I think it’s been. We know what we’re going to get: really good players, high tempo, line’s going to be moving, so it’s going to be exciting.”
The more the Texans can go after Pollard the more exciting, from their perspective, it may be.