Found July 29, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Brian Cushing
TEAMS: Houston Texans
The Houston Texans are coming off a year in which the lost a key player at almost every spot defensively. And even without players like Brian Cushing, Jonathan Joseph, Brooks Reed, and Daryl Sharpton they stI’ll managed to put together a 12 win year, and had the NFL’s DPOY. Coming into the 2013-14 season this defense needs to stay healthy to make the deep playoff run that’s expected by the team and coaches this season. They’ll also need certain players to step up and make big plays throughout the season. Here’s 5 players that the Texans will need to have an impact to get them to their team goal of a Super Bowl title. If Texans MLB Brian Cushing is fully healthy and flying around the field the defense should be in good shape in 2013-14. 1. JJ Watt: Of course the reigning DPOY is first on this list. After having a season for the ages Watt may need to be a more disruptive force than he was last season. His 20.5 sacks and 15 deflected passed shows you just how much of a force the kid is...
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