Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts after making a sack during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the Ravens 25-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans defense is no joke. Most teams are plenty aware of this, but that doesn’t mean they’re ready to battle this. Even before this offseason, there was plenty of reason to be scared of the Texans defense.
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Although the Texans did bring in quite a bit of armory for their secondary, their defensive line is still what scares quarterbacks. It’s a nightmare for most offensive lines to hold up to this defensive line, and especially with the addition of Vince Wilfork, offensive lines will be thinking about their games against Houston weeks before the games take place.
There’s reason to be scared, collectively, of the Texans defense, but there’s also individualism involved. Looking at each of the players, lots of them pose a threat just on their own. Let’s take a look at five of them.
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