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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Replacing Capers

Opinions are aplenty with regard to who should replace Dom Capers as the Texans head coach in 2006. Much debate has circulated about whether or not David Carr & Co. need "an offensive mind" to enable them to flourish as a unit. Those who do prefer "an offensive mind" suggest successful offensive coordinators like Scott Linehan of Miami or Gary Kubiak of Denver or even ex-Rams head coach Mike Martz.

Here is a list of the top 10 scoring offenses in the NFL in 2005:

1. Seattle
2. Indianapolis
3. New York Giants
4. Cincinnati
5. San Diego
6. Kansas City
7. Denver
8. Carolina
9. Pittsburgh
10. New England

Of those ten teams, seven of them are led by "defensive-minded" coaches (all but Seattle, Kansas City and Denver). I have been a vocal critic of the Texans' offensive scheme in 2005 and believe that a fresh offensive perspective is going to benefit the team. However, many of the best offenses in the NFL in 2005 prospered despite being led by a "defensive mind". I belive that the talent and execution of the personnel that comprise the Texans offense in 2006 will be more responsible for any improvement that the unit sees than the mindset of Dom Capers' replacement.


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