Capers Take On The Game

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  1. texasguy346

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    Found this article on ESPN.com's news wire. Thought that everyone would be interested in Coach Capers' thoughts on the game.

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  2. OzzO

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    I hope this isn't meant as Hollings did not try hard enough or that he failed in the coach's eyes. Yeah, it wasn't a good night for him, but I think the O-line needs to handle a part of that criticism as well.

    The few times he was able to get behind Norris through the middle seemed like a pretty good run. Don't recall too many outside runs (those I do seemed like there was a defensive player there to stop him) where he's supposed to excel more than DD.
     
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    On Inside the game, Casserly showed one play deep in our part of the field where Hollings could have gotten 20 yards and maybe even a TD, but the only problem was the backside blocking was horrible so the guys from the backside got to Hollings before he could cut upfield. I think Capers knows that it wasnt Hollings...
     
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    I saw that as well. The Steelers we slanting so hard on every play. They were begging to be hit on a reverse or counter, but the Texans only ran one. And it hit big. Capers never likes to show his cards in preseason and it's paid off in 2 opening day wins. You have to believe (at least I have to believe) that the Texans have stuff in their playbook to counter what the Steelers were doing.

    Think of this game as a stress test where the O-line was asked to execute under the most adverse situations. If their technique and intensity had been what it should have been, the results would have been different. I really think we'll see a better performance this week against Denver.
     
  5. rittenhouserobz

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    I could not help but notice that a defender seemed to meet Hollings behind the line on most running plays. There were not any holes. More play-action and counter plays would have helped. The OL will have to improve on running plays for us to win a majority of the games. DC is great, but the running game is essential and I think Hollings is really going to be good by week 10-12. I sure hope he is looking like LT by the end of the year. I won't hold my breath though. :)
     
  6. BigDTexansFan

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    Capers knows how to do it, he had NFL Network replay of Texans Steelers game according to Carlton Thompson of the Chronicle...as Carlton put it..."reason Texans might have had a hard time digesting was lunchtime entertainment"
     

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