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Houston Texans: 10 Areas Most Improved in 2011-12
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To think of the difference just one year makes.

This time last year, Houston not only wanted their head coach gone, but many were calling for the franchise to just blow everything up and start over from scratch. Everyone cited that there was no "quick fix" for the team as is and that the foundation wasn't strong enough to build off of.

Yet here we are, just one season later and not only is everyone talking about Houston being an AFC contender in 2012, but that they don't have any glaring holes to fix in free agency and the upcoming NFL draft.

Just how did this happen, exactly? With improvement in almost every single category and facet of the team.

Let's take a look now at a handful of those reasons and how it impacted the Texans improvement so greatly in the 2011 campaign.

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