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State of the Texans:
New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS – The third pre-season game against the perennial NFC power New Orleans Saints featured the starters through the entire first half. It was a matchup that most considered a major test for the Texans’ pass rush and secondary. However, prior to the game, Wade Phillips made it known there would be no blitzing and the defense would operate in its base “vanilla” package. Phillips kept his word, however the Saints defense was not so kind sending several blitzes from defensive backs and getting ample pressure and sacks on the Texans’ quarterbacks.
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After one full half of play, the score was tied 24-24 but the statistical edge went to the Texans. The Texans’ ones had their way with the Saints’ defense throughout the first half. It appeared the Texans’ three tight end set was open every time and I would venture to guess that if this was a regular season game, we would have seen a lot more of Owen Daniels, Garrett Graham and James Casey.
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With Gates well into his extension and Gronk and Hernandez locked up,market is set for Jimmy Graham, but nothing is close w/him and Saints
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