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Defense wins championships

Much like a pitcher can take over a baseball game, a defense in the NFL can neutralize a good offense. While the glory may go to the team that puts points on the board, the ones who keep them off the scoreboard are vitally important as the calendar turns into January.

On Monday, the defensive line was showcased on the RCA Dome turf. And the coaches were out in full force. Houston head coach Dom Capers snuggled up tight to the action. After selecting a cornerback in the first round last year, he is seeking a rush end to complement the defense. The Texans were last in the NFL in sacks and Capers and general manager Charley Casserly know that a pass rush...

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