Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/16/12
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is the part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Houston Texans, that player is cornerback Brice McCain. The Texans lost a big and underrated part of their defense this offseason, losing #2 cornerback Jason Allen. Allen replaced Kareem Jackson, a 2010 1st round pick, in the starting lineup midseason in 2011 and played very well, allowing 39 completions on 77 attempts (50.6%) for 457 yards (5.9 YPA), 5 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, while deflecting 5 passes and committing 2 penalties. Jackson sucked as a rookie as a starter in 2010, allowing 57 completions on 86 attempts (66.3%) for 924 yards (10.7 YPA), 5 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions, while deflecting 6 passes and committing 4 penalties. He wasn’t much ...
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