Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/18/12
Texans’ defensive end Antonio Smith saw first hand how explosive the Green Bay Packers offense can be. Aaron Rodger shredded the Texans defense for six touchdowns. Houston is now 5-1, and many in the NFL world are watching how they respond against another high powered offense this weekend in the Baltimore Ravens. Smith knows it’s about making plays, and the Texans defense didn’t against Green Bay, but will have to when they face Baltimore.

Smith spoke on KGOW in Houston with John and Sean:

“We just didn’t make the plays when we had the opportunity to make the plays. I don’t think he just had a tremendous amount of time. His feet, him being able to evade the pass rush gave him more time to throw the ball. He had people on him several times but he was able to get away from the rush and that gave him more time to throw him the ball.”

“There’s a psychological effect if you let there be a psychological effect. With an offense like that you have to give them the least amount of opportunities you can scoring. There were two times they were off the field and took away opportunities to score but things happen, things happen. If you don’t have the right frame of mind when adversity comes you will fold sometimes. I think if you go in it with the mindset of ‘oh man we can’t let them back on the field’ and get down on whoever made the mistake you’re taking away from the energy and confidence you need to have to go out there and stop them again. It is accurate that someone did make a mistake, did put them back on the field but our job is to play defense and our job is to stop them. You have to take pride in it and you have to have the same frame of mind you had when you got them off the field the first time.”

On playing Baltimore:

That’s what I just said a second ago. I said this game is way more important than last Sunday. It is probably the game of the year when it comes down to home field advantage in the playoffs. I think Baltimore is going to be the team we’re battling against when it comes to that as of right now.”
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