Will the 3-4 defense actually help our offense?

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  1. El Tejano

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    Seems like we struggled alot against teams that run a 3-4 defense. Without really going back to each game, I can remember we lossed to Dal, San Diego, Denver, and we barely beat Redskins and Chiefs. All who run a 3-4 defense.

    Is there a possibility that with us going against a 3-4 in practice that we improve in this area offensively?
     
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    one can only hope
     
  3. HOU-TEX

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    The Colts, Titans and Jags are all 4-3 teams. So even if practicing against a 3-4 does help when playing other 3-4 teams it wouldn't help us in our own division. Not that we ever faired well against them in our 4-3 anyway.
     
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    We actually played well vs 34 teams this year. Its those pesky passing games that get us.
     
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    not so much in the aspect you're speaking of ...more in the fact that if it results in TO's & short fields & points on the board.
     
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    Texans were the worst team in the league in starting field position.

    There lies a part of your issue on some of the slow starts. Can't expect to march down the field 80-90 yds every drive. Some drives have got to start from the 35-40 yard line.
     
  7. mariowillshine15

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    Steve Slaton should get sent packing for that stat alone.
     
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    I pounded this fact all year. Probably the most underrated cause of our shitty season.
     
  9. Ranger Tom

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    Didn't Jacoby Jones take over kick returns after a while?
     
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    I dunno. Could be, though there were plenty of comments about Slaton's (lack of) return ability and how Jacoby wasn't burning it up like he's done in the past. I bitched about 27yd punts!

    Niel Rackers was a good signing, just a shame we had to go through the charades and give up a camp body. Bright spot of our not so special teams play. IMHO
     
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    For reference:

    Punts net - 21st (28th in league in number of punts by the way)
    Kick returns ours - 27th
    Punt returns ours - 29th
    Opp punt returns - 10th
    Opp kick returns - 25th
     
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    Opp kick returns would be much higher if not for Rackers making so many tackles.
     
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    Who did we score fewer than 21 points against?
     
  15. HOU-TEX

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    NYG (H) - 10
    Ind (A) - 17
    Ten (H) - 20
    Ten (A) - 17
     
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    That dude is a madman. I don't see any way the other players on the team can't call him a football player (as guys usually do with kickers). He definitely should be given an award for the Texans' ST player of the year.
     
  17. 76Texan

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    Thank you!
    And only one of them played a 3-4
     
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    Yup, and 3 in our own division
     
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    Division opponents make sense to me. They're used to seeing our offense so I'm not surprised they can hold us in check. Teams with good line and front 7 play seem to give us the biggest fits.
     

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