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Old 10-11-2004   #14
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Originally Posted by aj.
Yesterday I noticed more pre-snap chaos in the secondary than ever before...
I noticed this as well. I confess I assumed some of it was a function of playing a team coming of a bye week, although I offer nothing to substantiate this statement. The Vikings had the extra time to put a few new things in to their offense, or to do things they always do, but out of slightly didn't looks (formations). I would also add that the confusion is somewhat to be expected with a new free safety making the calls (Coleman), a rookie CB (Robinson) and the exotic coverages demanded because of Moss.

The confusion is devastating, because everyone hesitates when they aren't confident in the defense calls and there is no margin for hesitation in the secondary against a Culpepper and Moss. The good news is that this is precisely the kind of thing the Texans can hope to improve through practice and hard work. It also suggests that the Texans can improve as the season progresses.
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