Rookie diary: Antwaun Molden

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EDITOR'S NOTE: *Cornerback Antwaun Molden, a third-round draft choice at No. 79 overall out of Eastern Kentucky, is providing fans with a weekly diary entry throughout his rookie season on HoustonTexans.com.
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To all my fans –

It's still a little hard to believe what happened last Sunday. As the game was winding down, it just seemed animated. It seemed as if it was all a dream and I was going to wake up and it was all going to be over and we would have a win. But things like that happen. Coach put emphasis to us on the fact that you've got to finish.

When you watch the film, you understand why we have to finish. That game was all positive until you look at a couple of plays. It was a great game; I think it was one of the best we've played all year. I mean, that's the Indianapolis Colts, two years ago the Super Bowl champs, the best firepower in the game you're talking about, and we held their offense in check.

We were able to get physical with Peyton and disguise what we were doing. Our defense had a great game. Our offense had a great game, too. But again, it goes back to the emphasis that Coach put on finishing, and that's what we have to do for the rest of the season.

A lot of people have been asking how we can move forward from the Colts game. It's simple: We have to. It's Week 6 now. Miami, they're coming off two big wins, so we just have to prepare for them.

{QUOTE}Their "Wildcat" offense is different. It's something we've never seen before. It's kind of funny to see it because it seems kind of like a college formation. But this is the NFL. Teams are capable of doing anything, and I think every year it's something different.

I can remember when Vince Young came into the league when they did the option and they read the d-end. Michael Vick, when he came in and teams couldn't stop their running game. So each year, it's something different, and we just have to prepare for it this time around.

I lived with Teddy Ginn and his dad for seven months my senior year in high school in Cleveland, so I'm looking forward to seeing him on Sunday. Ted, he's getting better and better every time I've watched film on him. I can see as the games progress, even from last year, how much better he's gotten.

It's evident that he's fast. He was a national champ sprinter in high school. We all were, but he just happened to accumulate most of the points for our team. So with that being said, you know what type of caliber athlete he is and you just have to stay on top of him. You can't get your eyes in the backfield, because he'll blow past you. You've seen that in the Ohio State game with Notre Dame when he was in college. He's a great athlete, and that's just me speaking from experience because I've played with him.

The game last week was the first time for me to hear the home crowd at Reliant Stadium. Man, it was amazing. Please come back and give us the hostile environment like last week. I loved it. We loved it, and we definitely feed off of it.

Thanks for supporting us, and God bless.

  • Antwaun

ANTWAUN MOLDEN DIARY ARCHIVE
10/3 - Looking forward to my first home game
9/26 - Contributing in any way that I can
9/19 - Experiencing Hurricane Ike - my first hurricane
9/12 - Anxious about the hurricane; playing on Monday night?
9/5 - Answering fan questions; preparing for Pittsburgh
8/26 - Watching Harry Williams go down
8/20 - Looking back on a week in New Orleans
8/8 - Excited for my first game; rookie hazing
8/2 - Training camp - tiring, but not overwhelming
7/27 - Life as a rookie in a new city

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