Johnson: Texans don't panic
Thu, 6 Dec 2012|
Ted Johnson says the Houston Texans don't panic under the pressure of playing a good team
You remember this guy. The great linebacker from the New England Patriots Ted Johnson he's down in Houston now he's got all the inside information on the Houston Texans and Ted. I want to remind you of the time in 2005 when the Patriots play the Denver Broncos relative to the playoff game you and I was sitting together and you said if you go up against an offense like this. It's the nose tackle who has to win Vince Wilfork is a nose tackle can he win. Against that stretch offensively Texans. Well that's a good question one and probably the best offensive lineman sized Duane Brown on the offensive line is Chris Myers is senator. And so love this will be lined up over him all game. You do they keep it makes. They're trying to get that running game going to stretch running into the Texas Ron is the fact that they can get Chris Myers -- -- up. On the second level. To the linebackers so. Vince is very good and making sure he's quick enough. To be able to make sure that doesn't happen so. It would be very advantageous and Vince has a good has a good game because. The Texas love to runner you know like two on the rocketed their first running team and and second a play action team. When you look at this game Ted. We're do you think this will be won or lost and who will win or lose this football game. While that's a good that's a good question I think -- You know I would say it's is in its gonna be I put it on the the Texans defense out of Texas defense that is their. Third great defense OK they. They they rank in a lot of in Ohio and all the top categories and that had injuries are pitted head injuries some key players one guy in particular Johnathan Joseph is there. There stud corner but he's questionable for the game but he's the kind of guy. That they need the Texans love to run cover one they love to blitz. Five or more guys okay and the only way to do that is if you have a shutdown corner like to have Johnathan Joseph yes and then there the last couple weeks and it showed. Back up quarterback -- Chad -- includes actual Jaguars -- up. No Matt Stafford lit him up I don't Thanksgiving Day. When Jonathan Joseph was and they're so he's in there that's huge OK then you got JJ watt -- most dominant player. And NFL you know he's a guy that you can't run to hand you can't run away from them and he dropped back to pass you'll get used to hold the ball long enough so. Those two guys are some guys are gonna have to have great games at the Texans are gonna win. Good deal I wanted to ask you you know isn't being down there. And watching all these things that are going on do you not look at that team and say I don't know how this team will be able be able to compete. With the Patriots because the Patriots and so time tested. -- that's a good question and that's what. The big question around here Tom is can they do it when it's on the big stage and they have the ability to do it now. Historically this team is not perform well in big games like this this is not. Something they're used to run -- ten years that this team's turnaround but this year they've shown. They've only had one blemish on the stand on their schedule that's against Green Bay is a prime time game a Sunday night game. And they just -- Aaron Rodgers who just. Sliced and -- them for six touchdowns and killed him well -- does that to a lot of teams but. For the most part they play they've gone up against the Ravens on prime -- game of the Broncos and Peyton Manning. The Jets on a Monday night games so. I think this team in particular. They have the kind of guys in his starts with coach Kubiak he's a very calming -- very stable presence. For this football team and -- seemed to take their cue from him and they do not panic. You see a lot of teams Tom and then again against the Patriots seem to make dumb mistakes -- -- a lot of times they feel the pressure this team is. I think can handle the pressure more comes down to it.