Redskins, Texans defenses vary
Although there are few differences in the offensive schemes of the Redskins and Texans, their defenses are different. And they will almost certainly play to their strengths on that side of the ball.
"It doesn't take long to figure out after you take a look at film," said head coach Mike Shanahan. "They look at Pittsburgh and some of the things they've done over the years. They look at what [defensive coordinator] Jim [Haslett] has done over the years."
The Redskins plan to do their thing despite what the Texans know about their offense, Shanahan said. "You've got a game plan that you believe gives you the best chance to win, and I think sometimes you do overthink it."
Houston Coach Gary Kubiak learned under Shanahan, first as backup quarterback and then as Shanahan's offensive coordinator with the Denver Broncos. Shanahan said he is not surprised that Kubiak reached the highest level of coaching.
"Gary was really a student of the game," Shanahan said. "He backed up [Hall of Famer] John [Elway] throughout his career, and when he did have the opportunity to play he was really prepared."
September 15, 2010; 5:35 PM ET
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