Houston Texans Roundup: D.J. Swearinger likes new defense
September 16, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Houston Texans player holds up his helmet prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Texans defeated the Jaguars 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Since the end of the 2013 season there has been lots of change with the Houston Texans on-field product. One of the biggest changes was the defense of the Texans as Romeo Crennel was hired to revamp the unit.
Crennel bring to the Texans a 3-4 scheme that has had success in the NFL, and I don’t expect anything different as the Texans learn to play this scheme of Crennel.
One Texans player, as reported by ESPN.com, who likes the new-look defense is safety D.J. Swearinger, as he was quoted in the ESPN.com article:
"“It’s a lot of adjustments, but it’s all adjustments for the better. We like it. I like it a whole lot better than last year because it gives us flexibility. We’ll be able to confuse a lot of the quarterbacks, switching up calls and stuff like that. I like it.”"
I can’t wait to see the final product of this defense by the time Week 1 rolls around. It might take even a couple weeks longer than that, but once this defensive unit clicks on all cylinders at the same time it will be a great sight to behold.
All fans of the Texans should be excited about this defense, because if noting else maybe it will off-set some of the problems we are bound to see on the offensive side of the ball as they figure out the the quarterback and wide receiver positions.
In other Texans news:
• Speaking of defense, linebackers coach Mike Vrabel spoke about the “transition from DE to OLB.”
• DeAndre Hopkins want to continue to improve his play writes NFL.com.
• “Oddsmakers see improvement” for Texans this season writes the Ultimate Texans.
• Jadeveon Clowney plays a “prank” on TMZ.