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The Texans appear to be determined to prove last year was an aberration after winning AFC South division titles the previous two years. Bill O'Brien is more than just the Texans head coach.
He is doing double duty as offensive coordinator as well. O'Brien is it sticking with the same game plan and schemes that Watson utilize to throw 19 touchdown passes as a rookie the most by any quarterback in NFL history through his first seven games. O'Brien is intent on upgrading their production.
Defense returns to the capable hands of Veteran defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. Crennel assisted Mike Vrabel, who's the Tennessee Titans head coach last season with injuries and poor secondary play led to a nosedive from the top-ranked defense on a Crennel to allowing the most points in the NFL per game last year.
Upgrading one of the NFL's worst offensive lines is a major priority. There could be as many as four new starters around Center Nick Martin the lines best player who is coming off ankle surgery Julien Davenport show promise in his late rookie season audition at left tackle. Jeff Allen is back at Right Guard despite his struggles the past two seasons with durability and at the point of attack.
The secondary got picked on a regular last season the coverage was inconsistent and frequently exposed. So the new general manager Brian Gaine sign former quarterback Aaron Colville former All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu and also resign veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph.
The linebackers are arguably the deepest and most talented positions on the roster. Javeon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus should add leadership to crew along with leading tackler benardrick McKinney is big, strong, fast and instinctive
The Houston Texans have high expectations coming into this regular season for the simple fact that they only play two teams that were top 10 in offense and defense last year. With a balanced offense and a durable quarterback and a top-five receiver the Texan should very welcome compete for the NFL South division.