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We've got a hodgepodge of stories today from some of the usuals. Let's get to it.
John Harris goes into the Xs and Os of the 3-4 defense and the different receiver positions for the Texans' official website. On the differences between types of 3-4 schemes, Harris said: "It's kind of like having a Ford Mustang, and having a Ford Escape. They're all Fords, but they're going to look completely different." It's a good series they'll continue through the week.
Fan blogger extraordinaire Steph Stradley teamed up with the Washington Post for an admittedly way too early Q&A about the Texans' season-opening game against Washington. I enjoyed this exchange:
Keith: There’s an attitude among some Redskins fans that last year’s 3-13 team was not a bad one so much as a talented group that let a promising season go uncharacteristically awry. A new coach and an active offseason wipe the slate clean. Consequently, when this year’s schedule came out, 87% of 3,525 users who voted in a poll we ran saw the Texans game as a Week 1 win, and 94% saw the Jaguars as a win in Week 2. That seems presumptous for a team that lost 13 games, but with a new coach and the Redskins and Raiders as their first two opponents, fans of last year’s 2-14 Texans could take a similar view. Have you detected any sense that the Redskins are an ideal team to open up against, or a team Houston fans feel the Texans should beat?
Steph: Your first two sentences could be exactly the same for the Texans if you changed the names, and switched the record to 2-14. Both Houston and Washington are undergoing the de-Shanahaning of their offenses. The process of doing that makes both teams hard to judge going into the season.
CSNHouston.com's Dave Zangaro continues a look at training camp battles with slot corners. Brice McCain served as the Texans' slot corner last season, but has since been released.
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...We've got a hodgepodge of stories today from some of the usuals. Let's get to it.John Harris goes into the Xs and Os of the 3-4 defense and the different receiver positions for the Texans' official website.