The New Orleans Saints are hours away from their showdown against the Houston Texans. Both teams are coming off wins in week one, which where games that show cased the two teams improved defenses.
New Orleans added several key pieces to an already potent defensive squad, signing defensive tackle Shaun Rogers and Aubrayo Franklin, and drafting top defensive end Cameron Jordan, linebacker Martez Wilson, and cornerback Johnny Patrick.
The Texans meanwhile cleaned house, firing their defensive coordinator after the seasons end, hiring former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips to transform the defense into a respectable unit.
Phillips has installed a new philosophy, switching the Texans from the 43 defense to the 34 defense.
One notable change is that of defensive end Mario Williams, who was switched to a standing rush outside linebacker.
At least in the Saints case the starters are going to see some significant playing time this time around, staying in for 25 snaps or more according to head coach Sean Payton.
The match up should be an exciting one as both teams are known for their high powered offenses and the ability to put up points quickly.
During the 49ers game last week the Saints first string offense looked sluggish, and they are now looking to redeem themselves with a hot start against Houston.
Something tells me though that the biggest highlights of the game will to be turned in by the defense.
We sat down and talked with the Houston Texans site editor from torotimes.com, to ask him some questions about the team, the game, and his thoughts on the off season changes. It’s a feature we like to call “Behind Enemy Lines”.
Check out Joe’s questions for Who Dat Dish, and while you there poke a little fun at the Texans fans. Click here to view.