It’s only been two games — but so far, so good for the Wade Phillips defense in Houston. The Texans have been struggling for years to field a playoff-caliber defense, and the results have been far less than satisfactory. Enter Phillips as the new defensive coordinator.
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Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Aaron Rodgers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Darren Sproles, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Trent Cole, Washington Redskins, William Beatty
You have probably heard the phrase “a team is only as strong as its weakest link.” In the NFL, the difference between a team’s weakest link and their strongest can determine the outcome of a game.
Leading up to Sunday, we did a little tape study and tried to find a few links that could be broken.
Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Knowshon Moreno, Ahmad Bradshaw, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Brandon Jacobs, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Daniel Thomas, DeAngelo Williams, Denver Broncos, Felix Jones, Houston Texans, Jonathan Stewart, Miami Dolphins, Mike Tolbert, New York Giants, Reggie Bush, Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers, Tashard Choice, Willis McGahee
Jason Smith takes a look at which running back platoons are the most attractive in Week 3.
Arian Foster is still nursing his tweaked hamstring and now sounds like he plans on sitting out another week.
It’s time for the “Playbook” mailbag. Are the Texans primed to take the AFC South? How can the Eagles better protect Michael Vick? Is it the best strategy to blitz Tom Brady? Get the answers from the “Playbook” crew.
Yet again Arian Foster owners need to keep tabs on whether the running back will see action this week.
Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Around the League, Arian Foster, Atlanta Falcons, Ben Tate, Crypt Keeper, Dallas Cowboys, DeSean Jackson, Houston Texans, Jeremy Maclin, Jessica Simpson, Michael Vick, Music City Miracle, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tom Brady, Tony Romo
With Sunday’s action is in the books, some early impressions of what went down in Week 2.
The Texans tried to play it cautious with RB Arian Foster and his hamstring injury, but that plan didn’t keep him from re-aggravating the injury against the Dolphins on Sunday.
Houston CB Jonathan Joseph didn’t take the field to start the second half in Miami, and has been announced as questionable to return by the Texans with a right ankle injury.
Arian Foster’s return to the Texans won’t mean the end of Ben Tate’s role, according to sources.
NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora checked in Thursday on “NFL Total Access” to discuss one of the secrets behind Panthers rookie QB Cam Newton’s record-breaking debut, which running back will have the most carries for the Texans in Week 2 and the latest in Terrelle Pryor’s appeal process.
Arian Foster is one step closer to facing the Dolphins on Sunday. Texans coach Gary Kubiak told reporters that Foster — who has become a hit with the nation’s youth — looked “much better” in Thursday’s practice.
Is it possible to be on the NFL coaching hot seat after one week of the season? Apparently, yes.
Fantasy owners should be encouraged by the latest news surrounding Arian Foster’s hamstring.
Texans WR Kevin Walter left Sunday’s 34-7 victory over the Colts with a shoulder injury, and the initial reports suggest he will be out for a long period of time, if not the entire season.