They had a top 10 defense, including perhaps the best player in the game last year. The offense was also very good, and all the key parts are back.
So why is there a nagging sense of letdown about the Texans?
It’s probably just the fact they blew a tire down the stretch, falling flat on their faces when it was time to play their best.
But it’s such a good roster constructed by General Manager Rick Smith, led by all-everything defensive end J.J. Watt, that they’re automatically a contender this year. Whether they make the next step will depend on how a few key additions make, and whether some young players get better and take on more responsibility.
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