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Doug Pederson on J.J. Watt: “He’s going to get his and that’s the bottom line.”

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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.

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–Let’s talk punters. Chiefs fans know all about good punters and the importance of special teams so this should be  some valuable information. The Texans also have a pretty good punter in Shane Lechler, and special teams coach Dave Toub talked about him recently, per Reid Ferrin of

“A lot of challenges, because he’s very good,” coach Toub said. “He bombs the ball and they like to get down there and cover those long kicks. The good thing is the possibility we might get the ball in our hand and if we can hold guys in at the line, we might be able to get Dexter McCluster to the edge. We didn’t do a good job of that last week, getting Dexter to the edge and we need to do a better job of that next week.”

–Stopping J.J. Watt has been a huge talking point this week, and for good reason. Although Watt isn’t having a stellar year, he can still terrorize Alex Smith if the Chiefs allow him to. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson talked about Watt (Ferrin):

“He’s a special player,” Pederson said of Watt. “He gets a lot of respect around the National Football League. I love his effort; he’s a tenacious guy. He has a lot of different weapons and moves in his arsenal. You just have to understand where he’s going to line up and as many eyes and hands you can put on him, you put on him. He’s going to get his and that’s the bottom line. Hopefully, we get a few more and make a few plays.”

–Finally, sticking with the coordinators, here’s what Bob Sutton had to say regarding Houston’s zone-run scheme (Ferrin):

“Well one, the zone schemes that the Texans, Washington and Denver (run) are probably the best examples of that going,” coach Sutton said. “They’re all out of the same tree. They put so much pressure on you, because these plays, everybody has to play every play, because they find the crack or hole in the defense as it goes, so every play you are required as a defensive player, to be in the right position, to stay on your feet, to be able to squeeze the play off and go. To us, the best way is you have to protect the blocker, which isn’t anything really new or new in approach, but that’s kind of our basic approach. You have to attack it; you have to attack it, stay on your feet and then your linebackers and your second-level defensive backs have to do a great job of capping off these runs, when they turn up on you.”

The Texans have lost four in a row, but they’re still a talented team, mind you. This Sunday’s game is going to be a good one.

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  • Jim Harper

    No doubt Watt scares me, but with a rookie QB starting against our defense I like our chances. I do think we need to double team Watt on all pass plays, just to keep Alex from getting hurt. I always hate playing a team that is on a losing streak, because they will break out of it sooner or later, but this is a game we should (repeat should) win with the crowd noise on a rookie QB it should rattle him.

    • sidibeke

      Kubiak is desperate. Starting a rookie QB after the #1 sacking D, 10 last week against Oak. Crazy.

  • Chris Tarrants

    Maybe this will be the week that Fishers gets it and gets pissed about the first six weeks and shows his nasty side against Watt! Now back to reality, we need to give him some serious TE help and even run with a fullback to help block as well

  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    I’m not as concerned about Watt and Alex Smith getting hurt as I am the defensive players getting hurt. The Houston offensive lineman are notorious for diving at defenders legs which I don’t understand why it’s legal. That’s my concern. With our offense not operating at its best we can ill afford to lose a key player on D because of a legal cheap shot.