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Old 11-01-2012   #1
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This turned out well. Some Q&As are better than others. This is a good one.

Oof talk about Mario.
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Veteran defensive linemen Kyle Williams and Chris Kelsay have called out the defense for a lack of effort, and although they didn’t name names, it’s understood around the locker room they were referring to Mario Williams and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, last year’s third overall draft choice who has struggled mightily against the run.”
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"Texans fans’ main response is “Waaaah,” and Buffalo fans’ main response is “Oh great, we are paying you all this money, you are not performing, and you are basically saying you settled for us.”
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Here’s an amazing stat that sums up how dangerous Spiller has been: ProFootballFocus.com says he’s averaging 4.7 yards AFTER CONTACT this season. Maurice Jones-Drew led the NFL in rushing last year and averaged 4.7 yards totally.
Ruh-roh.
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“Right tackle Erik Pears is having a bad season, and now he gets to face J.J. Watt. Pears is on pace to allow the most sacks and to commit the most penalties of his career. The Bills have given up only eight sacks, but three of them have been charged to Pears.
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Are the bolded little nuggets bothering anyone else besides me?

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Football Outsiders Efficiency Ratings, Week 8 (Considers per play situation compared to league average factoring in opponent–more than just total yards in conventional stats. More info at FO FAQs page)
Bills:
Overall (27th),
Offense (17th), Pass offense (21st), Rush offense (7th).
Defense (30th), Pass defense (28th), Rush defense (32th) ,
Special Teams (4th)

Texans:
Overall (7th),
Offense (9th), Pass offense (8th), Rush offense (8th).
Defense (2nd), Pass defense (2nd), Rush defense (10th),
Special Teams (32nd).
Their running game is listed higher than ours and our rush defense hasn't been top notch so far.

And then there's that special teams elephant in the room.....
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What do you think is the best way to beat the Bills?

“Run, run, run, play action, run, run, play action. I wonder if the Texans know how to do those things …
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Are the bolded little nuggets bothering anyone else besides me?
Not overly concerned, no.

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Their running game is listed higher than ours and our rush defense hasn't been top notch so far.
They may be ranked 1 place above us on rushing offense but lets not forget they have the most generous defense on giving up rushing yards. I'm fancying our RBs to put up some pretty decent yardage.

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And then there's that special teams elephant in the room.....
Most of their final practice before the bye was spent on special teams, trying new things with young players. Kubes said they are starting from scratch on terms of ST - mixing things up, using starters etc.... They know it's a huge problem and and I reckon they'll be working on it a heck of a lot...I'm assuming they have some ideas on how to improve and ya never know - we may see a more productive ST this week.

Was ST this bad last season?
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Not overly concerned, no.



They may be ranked 1 place above us on rushing offense but lets not forget they have the most generous defense on giving up rushing yards. I'm fancying our RBs to put up some pretty decent yardage.



Most of their final practice before the bye was spent on special teams, trying new things with young players. Kubes said they are starting from scratch on terms of ST - mixing things up, using starters etc.... They know it's a huge problem and and I reckon they'll be working on it a heck of a lot...I'm assuming they have some ideas on how to improve and ya never know - we may see a more productive ST this week.

Was ST this bad last season?
All true, but it's pretty bad when the Head Coach has to step in to correct Teams play. Could be seeing the end of Coach Joe's tenure here. He has not evolved. At all.
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Was ST this bad last season?
13th in 2011, 23rd in 2010.
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Their running game is listed higher than ours and our rush defense hasn't been top notch so far.


I think there's been a perception problem about the run D based on a couple of isolated instances (Chris Johnson's game against us for one). The longest run against us this season has was 19 yards which is best in the league.

Overall, it's 4th in the league at 83 YPG, but even on a yards per carry basis it's top 10 at 3.9.

I'm not saying it's a stone wall, but it's not as porous as some folks seem to believe it is either.
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I think there's been a perception problem about the run D based on a couple of isolated instances (Chris Johnson's game against us for one). The longest run against us this season has was 19 yards which is best in the league.

Overall, it's 4th in the league at 83 YPG, but even on a yards per carry basis it's top 10 at 3.9.

I'm not saying it's a stone wall, but it's not as porous as some folks seem to believe it is either.
Remind me how many rushing TDs the Texans D has given up this year...

hint...it is the same number of TD passes Vince Young has this year...
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I think there's been a perception problem about the run D based on a couple of isolated instances (Chris Johnson's game against us for one). The longest run against us this season has was 19 yards which is best in the league.

Overall, it's 4th in the league at 83 YPG, but even on a yards per carry basis it's top 10 at 3.9.

I'm not saying it's a stone wall, but it's not as porous as some folks seem to believe it is either.
Numbers like that (the 83 YDS per game) can be a little misleading. The Texans have the 2nd least rush attempts against them. Baltimore, a great rushing team, only had 55 yards on the Texans, not because the Texans shut them down, but because the Ravens only ran it 12 times because they fell behind.
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