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Wolf
12-23-2006, 04:38 PM
http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=article7&news_id=4443

Defensive Improvement Could Key Texans’ Future
INDIANAPOLIS – All of this is new to DeMeco Ryans.

Not the NFL, although as a rookie linebacker for the Houston Texans, the NFL certainly is new.

It’s the losing Ryans can’t quite grasp.

And he and the Texans don’t want to learn to grasp it.

“It’s tough, because you work so hard throughout the week, throughout training camp,” Ryans said as the AFC South Champion Colts (11-3) prepared to play the Texans (4-10) at Reliant Stadium Sunday at 1 p.m.

“You put in all of that work in the weight room, the meeting rooms. You put in all of that work to go out Sunday at get a W.

“It has been tough because we’ve worked so hard and we’re not coming up with as many wins as we should have.”

If Ryans, a second-round selection from the University of Alabama, has had a tough time with this season, it may get easier soon.

And Ryans and his defensive teammates are a big reason