I gave a mini run down of how I feel about this upcoming 2009 Houston Texan squad in a post in another thread and figured it deserved its own thread. There is no excuse this year for this team to not take the next step. There is no excuse why this team should not be talked about in the same sentence as the Steelers, Titans, Ravens, Patriots. This is a very talented, young team that with the right direction should not only be competing for the division title, but should also be playing for a Championship. If Frank Bush is the guy that Kubiak says he is then this is what our defense will look like: The Front seven is comprised of Mario Williams, Amobi, Travis Johnson, Antoine Smith, Brian Cushing, Demeco Ryans, and Xavier Adibi. Of those seven I see 5 future pro-bowlers in Williams, AO, Cushing, Ryans, and Adibi. That is a hell of a front seven. (and yes I know that Ryans and Williams went to the pro-bowl but I am speaking of future bowlers) Now add our depth to the Mix with Okam, Robinson, Bentley, Diles, Barwin, Bulman, and Thompson. I also feel that AO and TJ are going to look all world this year with the Defense allowing them to attack -vs- read and react. I believe that plays more to there strengths. In the back half of the house we got DRob, Reeves, Wilson, and Barber. Except for Wilson they are young and athletic. They also just improved with the front seven improving. I don't care what some say but Reeves is fast, athletic, and led our team in INT's last year. DRob should be a monster this year cus he will be auditioning for a new team, so I expect to see no less than 10 INT's from him this year. We also got very very fast with Mccain, Quin, and Nolan. So really we just added fast on fast when your roster already had Bennett and Moldin. Our 3rd ranked offense got better too. Sure we didn't come out of the draft with a big back, which might come back to haunt us, but lets hope not. We got James Freakin Casey. Are you serious? Is someone out there really telling me that we are going to have James Casey and O.D.? With both of those TE's on the roster there is no excuse why Schaub won't finish the season with no less than 25 TD passes and our Red Zone scoring just dramatically improved. So our offensive skill weapons are going to be AJ, Walter, Slaton, OD, and Casey? Combine that with an OLine that played together for an entire year and has a full year of experience in the ZBS, we should average 32 points a game. There are no excuses. This team is loaded with talent, but, like a car, it is only as good as the driver behind the wheel. So if Kubiak can find it within himself to not challenge plays that take away a time out, put points on the board instead of going for it and then end up chasing them for the rest of the game, and manage the clock correctly, there is no reason this team can not dominate this season. But that is just my opinion.