Texans DE Tim Bulman Explains Changes to the Houston Defense
HOUSTON -- The biggest question mark in the offseason for the Houston Texans is whether they can fix their abysmal defense.
Texans defensive end Tim Bulman has played for new defensive coordinator Frank Bush longer than any other player on the team, as they were together on the Cardinals. Bulman's a good interview, and not just because of his Massachusetts accent, which for some reason entertains me. In this video, he explains his view of the new defensive philosophy and how in particular it effects the play of the defensive tackles.
Perhaps this more upfield focus for the defensive tackles means that Amobi Okoye will be able to flash some of the quickness that made him Defensive Rookie of the Month in September 2007, when he had four sacks, four pressures and 10 tackles. It's strange to see a rookie have that sort of performance so quickly, then with further coaching look worse.
In an earlier interview with FanHouse's Calvin Watkins, Mario Williams added the observation that the defensive line will be moving less laterally down the line like they did last year, and more pressing upfield.
That's a much better detail than just hearing that the defense will be aggressive. All defensive coordinators say their defense is aggressive. Fans will find out soon if this defensive talk is reality.