It is no secret that the Houston Texans have made drastic improvements on the defensive side of the ball from 2010 to 2011.
It all started with the hiring of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips who installed a 3-4 defense.
There were definitely skeptics that questioned the move when Phillips asked Mario Williams, a Pro Bowl defensive end, to move to outside linebacker.
The move was a perfect fit but ended when Williams was lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
When Williams went down, it was hard to believe that the Texans would have success on the defensive side of the ball, but they have not missed a beat.
And dare I say, they have made people somewhat forget about Williams.
The Texans have no superstars on defense, just talented guys with a passion for winning and determination to lead their team.
But who are these guys?