Texans find defensive tipping point
Led by J.J. Watt, no team is better at getting a piece of opposing QBs' passes
The idea sprouted in 2004. Wade Phillips was the defensive coordinator in San Diego, and he noticed that his 6-foot-3 All-Pro nose tackle, Jamal Williams, was particularly adept at batting down passes at the line of scrimmage.
"How do you do that when nobody else does," Phillips asked Williams one day.
"Coach, I practice it," Williams replied.
Every practice, every walk-through, Williams focused on raising his arms and altering the opposing quarterback's ...
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