NFL Two-A-Days: Previewing The 2011 Off-Season For The Houston Texans

Ryan FryeSenior Analyst IFebruary 21, 2011

DENVER - DECEMBER 26:  Quarterback Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texas looks on against the Denver Broncos at INVESCO Field at Mile High on December 26, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Texans 24-23.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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This idea originated from ESPN's Mike & Mike. Here is my offseason preview for the Houston Texans.

 

5. Will QB Matt Schaub continue to pile up big numbers but no big wins?

It depends on how much the defense can improve.

If it does, Schaub may start winning some games. If it doesn't, then Schaub will continue losing games.

4. Is Arian Foster a one-hit wonder or a reliable RB for years to come?

This is a difficult question, because you can never really tell. 

And Foster wasn't expected to do too much out of Tennessee, so the easy answer here would be that he is a one-year wonder.

I don't want to go with the easy answer though. We have seen running backs like Foster succeed in the NFL before.

3. What is the biggest problem for Houston's defense in 2010?

Cornerback.

The Texans lost Dunta Robinson to the Falcons, and there defense went downhill—ranking 32nd (last) in the NFL in passing yards allowed.

Another pass rusher certainly wouldn't hurt either.

2. What is the Texans No. 1 pick in the draft and/or free agency?

Once again, I'm going to say cornerback.

They drafted Kareem Jackson last year, but he obviously needs help on the opposite side.

Jimmy Smith is likely going to be the best cornerback left on the board at this point, which gives the Texans two talented corners.

The problem is, these two are really young and will go through growing pains. This could result in another bad defensive year.

1. Stock: Rising or Falling?

I have bought into the Texans for a while now. I have predicted them make make the playoffs for the last couple of years.

However, I've officially given up on them.

If they draft a cornerback, they may take another step back before moving forward.

I will say rising, but I'm starting to wonder about the Texans.

 

Ryan is 15 and a volunteer scout for the Atlanta Falcons