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Whitney Mercilus has figured out how to get to the QB

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It took awhile, but Whitney Mercilus has figured out how to get to the quarterback: Any way possible.

Mercilus made 18 sacks his first three seasons combined. Not bad, but not what the Texans expected after making him a first-round choice in 2012. In his past 25 games, though, Mercilus has 19.5 sacks using a variety of moves.

He can beat you several ways,” Texans linebackers coach Bobby King said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “He can beat you with speed; he can beat you with power; he can also drop; he can rush over the center, the guard, the tackle. He’s just a hard matchup, and he’s a true pro, too. He really studies the game, and he’s a good football player.”

Mercilus, who holds the franchise record with six postseason sacks led the Texans with 7.5 sacks last season, should see fewer double teams this season with J.J. Watt returning from from back surgery.

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6 Responses to “Whitney Mercilus has figured out how to get to the QB”
  1. dlb1982 says: Jun 21, 2017 6:49 PM

    As a Texans fan I like him better than Clowney.

  2. txndave says: Jun 21, 2017 6:59 PM

    Texans all the way this year!

  3. lexd75 says: Jun 21, 2017 7:03 PM

    Best last name in the biz.

  4. texansdude says: Jun 21, 2017 7:09 PM

    Kubiak and Wade Phillips were giving up on him. Good for the Texans d they left town. I can’t wait to see what could happen with Mercilus, Clowney and Watt in that front seven at the same time!

  5. jackamus51 says: Jun 21, 2017 7:55 PM

    Good old Texans. They will find some way to mess up a great bunch of defensive players!

  6. tvguy22 says: Jun 21, 2017 8:13 PM

    He didn’t “make” sacks. He “had” them.

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