After failing to sack Giants quarterback Eli Manning at all during a 34-10 loss to New York on Sunday, the Texans know that they need to pump up their pass rush.
But they don’t plan to try to find any outside help to make it happen.
“I’m lining up with who I’ve got,” coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, in comments distributed by the team, regarding the possibility of making a trade before the October 19 deadline. “We’ve got to go play.”
So what’s the problem? “Well, we’ve tried a few different guys,” Kubiak said. “Yesterday, obviously Manning didn’t go down at all. We did make him get rid of the ball quickly sometimes and they still made plays, but it’s going to continue to be about the group. We’ve gotten some pressure from Mario [Williams]; we got some pressure from a few other guys against Oakland. We’ve got to continue to search as a group. We’ll give this [Mark] Anderson kid that we brought in, we’ll give him a chance this week and see if he can help us out. I think [Brian Cushing] did help us out yesterday. He put some pressure on the quarterback. But it’s about the group. It’s not good enough as a group. It’s not about one player or one position; it’s about the whole group playing better.”
The whole 53-man group needs to play better. The Texans are now 3-2 and in a four-way tie in the AFC South.