Originally Posted by kiwitexansfan
I think the elephant in the room is our crappy special teams.
Our return game has looked ordinary at best, and our kicking game is plagued by noodle leg Graham and his inability to kick from distance.
The old saying is special teams win championships, does anyone really think we have championship quality special teams?
We're probably not getting the results we want, but they're coming. We were doing things differently this go round, than I'm used to seeing the Texans do.
Usually, we would have one guy on the gunners & they would manage to get around our guys & make it difficult for the returner to take a step, much less return the ball.
Sunday, we had two guys on at least one of the gunners, sometimes both gunners had two defenders on him, & they did a pretty good job of keeping him off our return man.
Trindon needs to be more decisive, because those guys (as well as the other blockers actually picking someone up) were doing their job. It's a work in progress, but given the history & work ethic of this team, it's only a matter of time.
Now when we punt, our gunners are getting down field & laying some wood. Yeah, still got some rough areas to work on, but they looked better Sunday than they had all of last year where it looked as if they thought "block" was a four letter word.