Like the First Day of School


Photo credit: Brian Barefield

The Houston Texans practiced today in preparation for the regular season opener against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. This is where we will see all the training camp preparation and team building come together. We will get to see how well the team has grown since the post O'Brien and Culley days. 

Running back Jonathan Taylor, who finished the season as the NFL's leading rusher, had combined 298 yards rushing and four touchdowns in both victories as the Indianapolis Colts dominated the Houston Texans.

A win in the AFC South will put the Texans closer to the playoffs as they look to get off to a good start. Since the Texans lost in both games played last season, getting it against the Colts would be even better. But, let's be honest, both teams have totally restructured themselves. Although the Colts are division rivals, they too, don't have the impact they once did in NFL. 

With the Colts having Matt Ryan in the pocket, some things may change, but will that effective enough to defeat the Texans.

“It boils down to us,” Greenard said about facing the Colts offense that includes veteran quarterback Matt Ryan who the Atlanta Falcons traded in the offseason. “Their game plan is not going to change. They are who they are. We have to make sure that we set the tone and show everybody else our identity on defense. A lot of plays last year we beat ourselves and it ended up as a domino effect down the road and didn’t end up well for us.”

The idea for Sunday's game is to start the "Lovie Legacy" with a first game season win. To be honest, the fans and the city needs this. Let's hope all the pieces have come together to make a change in the Texan's "W" column this season. This first game is like the first day of school. 

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