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How the d-line stacks up

The Texans' success on the defensive side of the ball could come down to the production they get from their defensive tackles. Amobi Okoye has been used primarily as a pass-rushing d-tackle. But in his second pro season last year, he saw his numbers drop and recorded just one sack. Okoye has to do a better job of finding the creases and getting to the QB this season.

Travis Johnson has been used more as a nose tackle - a player who can hold two blockers and a guy who can stop the run. The Texans would like to see him improve in both areas.

New d-line coach Bill Kollar is the man who can make that happen.'s Paul Kuharsky explains why. He spoke with Kollar and gives insight into what Kollar thinks of each d-lineman and how they will fit into his system.

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