Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals: 2nd quarter recap (defense)


May 10, 2013; Houston, Texans, USA; Houston Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye (34) works out at Methodist Training Facility at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Well friends, the half is over and we have more Good, Bad and Ugly here for the Texans in their opener.  This quarter saw most of the starters out and the guys looking to either step up or make a case to be the backup.  There was good this quarter, real good so let’s get to it.

The Good:  Jeff Tarpinian, rocked right in early in the quarter stopping a run dead behind the line of scrimmage.  Justin Tuggle was also out there, hustling and making himself known.  Shilo Keo made a great one yard loss on a run slipping into the backfield There’s a theme here, the defense looked pretty darn good against the run this quarter.  Too bad it’s a passing league.  That’s not to say a light didn’t shine in the backfield.  AJ Bouye really is having a great game out there.  Making smart plays, he’s really impressing.

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The Bad:  Shiloh Keo.  Horse collar tackle.  Bad because he was out of position and cost the defense yards.  But it was a hustle play so, it’s a weak bad.  That’s about if for bad.

The Ugly:  Like the first quarter, the defense backfield was a quarterbacks dream come true.  Wide open players, easy passes and failure to cover.  Teams won’t be able to run against the Texans, but they will be able to pass right over there heads at this point.  Crennel has his work cut out for him to get this straightened out.  Mind you, there were players missing, the system is new to all and mistakes are to be made.   However, two quarters of the same sort of poor coverage is a very sickening sight for all Texans fans.

Stay tuned as we updated you as the game progresses.

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