Well, unfortunately my mother-in-law passed away at 4:30am Saturday morning, so I wasn't in a great position to see the game Saturday night. I did find a TV at the start of the second half, so I saw some of the game action. They showed a couple of 1st half highlights, including Mario going through somebody for the sack. Didn't get to see anything else of the starters though, so if someone could elaborate on what they saw it would be great. What I saw in the second half was a physical presence that Texans fans generally weren't accustomed to seeing before the 4th game of last year. Troy Nolan did his best BP imitation on someone. I believe it was Molden I saw stick somebody good. Overall just a more physical performance from the defense. I've gone back and looked at anything I could find from early last season. When the defense was getting ripped, not only were guys out of place, they just seemed soft. It was common to see opposing players run straight through attempted arm tackles. Then something happened. Our defense seems to have toughened up around the fourth game. Brian Cushing did not seem as assertive early on. It seems like he just wasn't sure if he should be knocking heads with reckless abandon at the start of the season. Then Bernard pollard showed up, and started knocking the piss out of anyone near him. It seems from that point on, other players have followed him. I saw it from our back-ups Saturday night. Bing and Sharpton looked good. They were always around the ball, especially Sharpton. That is the "football smarts" that can't be judged by stop watches or tape measures. Bennett is horrible. I remember hearing him on ESPN 97.5 a few years ago with Dunta and thinking "Man is guy that guy dumb." No football smarts what so ever. Hell I can take my slow, out of shape, 40 year old white ass out there and get beat down field as good as he can. He takes bad angles, never seems to be in position, and has no nose for the ball. I would just trip my guy coming off the line, the penalty isn't as bad that way. I didn't get to see much of the D-line, so give me feedback on how we did there.