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HOUSTON -- There was need to sugarcoat the harsh reality of what moving forward without All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt will mean for the Texans, both in the short term with their first AFC South game on tap and from the extended view of maintaining their status as a postseason hopeful buoyed by their stout defense.The Texans (2-1) placed Watt on injured reserve Wednesday, a move necessitated by Watt reaggravating the back injury that resulted in surgery in July and his missing the entire preseason. Watt returned in time for the season opener against the Chicago Bears, but with three relatively modest performances (eight tackles, five quarterback hits and 1.5 sacks) came the stark reality that Watt just wasnt himself.Going on IR will give J.J. all the time that he needs to make sure hes 100 percent healthy and back to being himself the next time he steps on the football field, Texans coach Bill OBrien said. This decision made by the organization is in the best interest of J.J.s long-term health and thats what is most important to us, this organization and this team, is obviously the health of the player.Watt, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, is the fulcrum of the defense. But the Texans have done a fine job cultivating pass-rushing talent to complement Watt, with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and linebacker Whitney Mercilus having combined for three sacks and seven quarterback hits. The Texans are tied for third in the NFL in sacks (10), first in net passing yards allowed (151.3), third in opponents third-down conversion rate (26.8) and fifth in net yards allowed (277).The Texans have produced these impressive numbers without Watt resembling the dominant form of seasons past, so it bodes well that even without the best defensive player in the league, a collapse isnt imminent. The initial challenge facing the Texans is simply adjusting to not having Watt available for the first time ever.When you have that kind of ability and that kind of playmaking, its hard to replace with one guy, Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said. So were going to ask all the guys on defense to pick it up, to put a little bit extra in it and see if we can gain some of those plays that J.J. used to make. Thats what we have to do.I think that, defensively, we always talk to the guys about being a team, being a unit. Its not just one guy, its everybody doing their job and fitting, and that makes the defense really good. Then when you have a player like J.J., that also makes the defense really good. Were going to try to ask everybody else to tighten their belts and then go play the best game that theyve played.The Texans were coy about the potential return of inside linebacker Brian Cushing, who suffered a knee injury on the first series of the opener yet was back at practice. Cushing didnt commit to playing against the Titans (1-2) on Sunday, but a healthy Cushing would to a slight degree offset the absence of Watt, at least the initial shock.The Titans were careful not to overplay how a Watt-less Texans defense influences their preparation.Tennessee has scuffled offensively, particularly in the passing game, ranking 24th in yards at 229.3 per game. Quarterback Marcus Mariota has thrown four interceptions and has fumbled three times. And while the Titans have been sound running the ball behind DeMarco Murray (245 yards on just 41 attempts), they havent struck the balance necessary to reach full throttle.Tennessee appears poised to welcome back receiver Kendall Wright, who has yet to play in the preseason or regular season after suffering a hamstring injury in training camp. Wright offers the promise of another viable target for Mariota, should the Titans offer Mariota the protection required to revive the modest passing attack.How effectively the Texans pressure Mariota without Watt is a mystery. There was no topic more pressing as both teams discussed what lay ahead.To lose someone like that of his caliber, its tough for them, Mariota said. You never want to see anybody go down. Truly you just wish the best for him. For us, weve just got to continue to game plan, focus on what we can control and do our best to execute whatever is asked of us. Youth Australia Jerseys . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. Cheap Australia Soccer Jerseys . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. http://www.cheapaustraliajerseys.com/ . The phone hearing is scheduled for 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. Winchester, who was not penalized for the hit, appeared to make contact with Kellys head early in the first period of Thursdays game in Boston. 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Offensively, we should look at it and say, Damn, we did some good things, [but] we should have scored some points.The offense went without a touchdown, was 2-of-12 on third down and had five consecutive three-and-outs in the second half.Thats a great team we were playing, Kubiak said. We played good enough on defense to give ourselves a chance to beat them, but we didnt play good enough offensively to do that. Thats football.Asked if he believed there was a division on the team, Kubiak said: I would never let something be divisive, I would never let that happen. If I didnt see guys in there bleeding and working and battling each other, those type of things, it wouldnt be football. That doesnt bother me.Thats part of the game. Theres nobody feeling good today, Kubiak added. Did some people play better than others? Yeah, thats the case every week in football. Weve got to regroup. Weve got to get better. Weve got to go on the road for a big game. Theres no time to feel sorry for yourself, but theres always time to be honest with yourself.Okung said he and Talib have spoken.Its where you have two guys that are very emotional, very competitive, that really want whats best for this team, Okung said. Its not a big issue. At the end of the day we all want the same thing, we all want to wiin games.ddddddddddddWeve spoken, we definitely made amends, we had a discussion and its pretty much over, Okung said. ... Its over with, its settled and were ready to move forward.Kubiak referenced his 32 years as a player and coach in the NFL when saying that the two didnt have to resolve anything.They didnt need to. It was not a big deal, Kubiak said. Ive been in NFL locker rooms 400-plus times. It was nothing. That was frustration that we just lost a game.Denvers defense held Tom Brady to 188 yards passing and without a touchdown pass. Brady also completed just 50 percent of his passes.The Broncos offense struggled much of the day, save for an 11-play drive that ended with a?Trevor Siemian?interception on the first play of the second quarter. The ?offensive line has struggled much of the season, leading to low output in the run game and Siemian being sacked 20 times in his past five starts.Everybodys frustrated, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said after the game. We feel like we played almost good enough defense to win that game. I dont know if [we] ever kept Brady under 16 points, and we did that today. Thats what makes you sick, when we come out and play stout like we did today [and still lose].A smattering of Broncos defensive players called their time spent on the field in recent games our quota. The group has played at least 76 snaps in four of the past seven games -- including 81 plays in Jacksonville -- a high number for any defense.On Sunday, the Patriots had the ball for 73 plays.Thats really not going to take us nowhere, though, just being frustrated, Talib said after the game. And beefing with the offense not going to get us nowhere. Were going to ride, were going to stick together. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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