Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown (13) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Houston Texans during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Can we all just take a big, deep breath here. Calm, relaxing thoughts. We need them. As fans that was the most inept, unprofessional, embarrassing game of football I’ve seen in years. Hands down, that was just plain bad football. Now, the bright side of all this is that the defense got a good long look at what needs work. Which was anything to do with pass coverage. We’ll break this down again in Good, Bad and Ugly.
The Good: It’s over, and no one who is starting, or has a shot to start was injured. Sure, some players like Bouye, Tarpinian, Mack got our attention but… come on man. Well, the run defense on the whole was pretty good too.
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The Bad: Pass coverage. Pass coverage oh and pass coverage.
The Ugly: Did I mention pass coverage? Yeah, it was that bad. 0-32, final score. The defense was on the field constantly. What’s really going to be ugly is Monday. I hear the Texans have inquired into closing the 610 loop, lots of laps to be run. Lots of laps. Whenever the offense, be it a trash game that means nothing or a preseason game one, isn’t getting it done the defense get’s beat all to heck. After a while it’s a morale thing. Lot’s bad, that rolled into bad and then had lot’s of little baddies. Yeah, get it out now, tomorrow I’ll try to break down the game as a whole. There was a lot broken.
Hang in there Texans fans, for as bad as game one of preseason was, that’s the purpose of preseason. Find problems, fix them and recover your swagger.
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