Know Thy Enemy: Week 5-Jets vs. Texans
By Alan Schechter
September 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) warms up before a game against the Tennessee Titansat Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
With a Monday night matchup against the Texans looming, we bring you our “Know Thy Enemy” for week 5. This week, we talk to the editor of Toro Times, Riley Cavanagh, about the upcoming game:
THE JET PRESS:The Texans are 4-0. With very limited playoff success in Texans’ history, the fanbase must be going crazy. What’s it like out there?
TORO TIMES:The fanbase is excited but honestly the success was expected. The Texans were one of the best teams in football last year until Matt Schaub went down and they look just as good now. The defense looks to be improved from last year which is saying something as obviously they were improved dramatically last year.
TJP:In your opinion, has Matt Schaub looked like the Schaub of old, coming off of last year’s injury.
TT:Schaub looks better than he ever has. He has seven touchdowns and only one interception. He is making decisions he never had in the past and checking down when the deep play isn’t there. In years past Schaub had one read on play action plays, the deep post to Andre, while that was there against Denver, he has recognized his role as a guy on a team with a phenomenal run game and defense meaning he doesn’t have to win us the games any more.
TJP:How has the defense stayed so strong, even with “Super Mario” shuffling off to Buffalo?
TT:Honestly? Mario was drastically overrated even while he was here. However, because he was “my guy” I had to say that he was one of the top pass rushers in the league. The fact that he is as imposing of a physical specimen as he is means that with a little work his numbers should’ve been drastically higher. J.J. Watt is proving that hard work and persistence is what matters in this league.
TJP:Are there any matchups in the game, on either side of the ball, that give you concern?
TT:Again I’m sorry and mean no disrespect but I think the Texans will win every aspect of Monday night’s game.
TJP:How about a game prediction?
TT:My prediction is that the Texans continue to grow their average margin of victory and after this game Rex will have no choice but to make a switch to Tebow if he wants to keep his job.
Thanks to Riley Cavanagh for taking the time. Check out torotimes.com, Riley and staff do a great job covering all things Texans.