Texans OL Brown bracing for tough audition

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  1. MojoMan

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    Seems to me that Duane Brown has played very well for a rookie starting at left tackle in the NFL. It is great that Salaam is able to share the position with him this year.

    I have to be honest, I have not been following Jared Allen very closely of late. Dale Roberson makes him sound like a monster. Hopefully Brown and Salaam can keep him in check.

    Here is a quote from the article on the Chronicle website:

     
  2. Scooter

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    jared allen's a beast, but one thing that brown has going for him is that allen's a power rusher and that's where brown's ahead of the curve. he's got his work cut out for him obviously, but after practicing with mario and seeing elite speed rushers already in guys like freeney and porter, brown should be prepared for another day at the office.
     
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    This game will definitely be a test for our highly ranked offense. Schaub, like a lot of QBs, tends to lock onto his receivers when under constant pressure. I think a big key in neutralizing Jared Allen will be establishing the run early in the game and having some sustained drives that result in scores. Wear down the defense early and hope our D can at least slow down Peterson. We'll be in trouble if we get behind by two scores and go into panic passing mode, as the pass rush can just pin their ears back at that point.
     
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    Hopefully Lil Shanny has prepped Schaub for this. They should have some quick 3 step drops, some hot routes on some quick passes, and some screen plays all to take advantage of the aggressive D. This will also help Slaton get going as well. If the coaching staff has the right mix to make the big fellas run around, it should help wear that D down. Schaub is going to have to make good decisions and do it quickly.
     

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