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The Texans Secondary Could Not Tackle To Save Their Lives Last Year

You all already knew that.

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But now we have empirical proof! 

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Football Outsiders put out a list of defensive players with the most tackles missed, fewest tackles missed, and highest/lowest percentages of each. Not one, not two, but three Texans that started in last year's secondary hit poorly.

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Bernard Pollard was tied for sixth in the NFL with 13 broken tackles, behind only Adrian Wilson and Michael Griffin among safeties. Glover Quin was tied for 11th with 11 broken tackles of his own. Eugene Wilson wasn't isolated enough in coverage to get a chance to make a lot of tackles, but when the opponent managed to get him alone, it ended poorly: he missed 16.3% of his attempted tackles last year, sixth worst among defensive backs.

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This should be a fun addition to the "Wade Phillips may need some time on this one," narrative. If only there was a way for the players to actually be coached during the offseason...

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