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Phillips: Doesn’t feel Texans have more wins than Pats

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Monday night’s meeting between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans was prepackaged and sold a playoff preview — possibly of the conference title game — but one of these teams still has plenty of work to do. “It doesn’t feel like we have more wins than New England right now,” Texans defensive coordinator Wade [...]

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What Are the Reasonable Expectations for Wade Phillips’ Defense?

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Now that Houston head coach Gary Kubiak has hired former Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips on as defensive coordinator, much speculation has swirled about a possible playoff appearance for the Texans. With an already prolific offense, a good defense could be enough to accomplish that. But just what are the reasonable expectations for Phillips’ defense [...]

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Are Wade Phillips & the 2011 NFL Draft Prospects the Key for a Houston Texans Playoff Run?

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The Houston Texans had their first ever winning season in 2009 and had a ton of promise entering the 2010 season. The defensive effort was not even close to on par with the offensive, which led to a disappointing 6-10 finish. Many had picked the Texans as someone to make a deep playoff run, and [...]

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DeMeco Ryans a leader for Texans

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HOUSTON — Houston Texans middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans has assumed a pivotal dual role for his team as the NFL lockout stretches into its fourth month. Ryans is one of the Texans’ player representatives, along with right tackle Eric Winston, responsible for keeping his teammates abreast of developments in the ongoing labor dispute. And since [...]

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Wade Phillips takes a shot at Saban and his coaching ability

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New Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips more or less agrees with conventional wisdom regarding his new team’s defense.  He likes the front seven, but he’s not sure about the team’s secondary. Starting with last year’s first-round pick, Kareem Jackson. “I think technique-wise he needs a lot of work,” Phillips told John McLain of the Houston [...]

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Kubiak keeps focus on defensive needs (Wade’s job)

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With the draft less than one month away, Texans coach Gary Kubiak does not try to fool anyone who asks what area needs the most improvement. “We have to improve our defense,” Kubiak said. “You have no chance to be successful if you can only win one way. We can win a game 34-31, but [...]

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Top 5: Reasons For Optimism About The Texans Defense

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1) Wade Phillips’ defenses typically are very solid. While the Texans were a bad defense all-around last year, they were especially bad against the pass. Kareem Jackson was given a baptism by fire as a starting cornerback, Bernard Pollard is purely a run-stopper, and Eugene Wilson vied with Troy Nolan to see who could be [...]

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