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Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget (94) after the Chargers beat the Oakland Raiders 24-21 at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

I asked Stephen Forsha of Toro Times a few questions to preview the season and here is his response to a couple of the questions:

- What is the weakness of the Texans?

The weakness of the Texans before this season was at the No. 2 wide receiver spot, but that has been fixed with the arrival of Hopkins, but the depth still isn’t the best. If something would happen to one of the two starting wide receivers that would be bad for the offense as the depth isn’t that great either.

Also on offensive line with the recovery of Wade Smith still in question and the injury to David Quessenberry who is listed as his backup … the left guard spot could be interesting to watch Monday.

- What do you expect from Arian Foster in his return from injury?

This is a wild card in my opinion. Foster is well rested, we know that, but how “football ready” is he? In the opener I don’t know if he’ll be the Arian Foster we are all used to, but I still see a productive game from him. The rumor is he won’t carry a full workload this week, so expectations are super high, but still high since he’s still, when healthy, a player who can break open a game.

It sounds like the Texans offense will not be running at full strength and that we can take advantage of a few things in the season opener. With Arian Foster still not at game speed and a possibility of having a huge hole at left guard, the Chargers front 7 could have a big day.

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  • rickochey

    Thank you for speaking the truth.. The Chargers a lot better than people are giving them credit for. We have a solid defense and we might still trade for CB Byrd,,

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Can Byrd play SS? I don’t have anything against Byrd and Weddle safety duo those guys are ballers. Buuut what do you give up to get him? 2014 draft pick?

      • rickochey

        use byrd instead of Patrick. I’d give them cash and a 5th. I am not sure how the Franchise Tag works if he needs to play under that for the year or If he can negotiate a new deal

        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

          He’s not a corner

        • Gunnar Martin

          As Blanks said, he’s not a corner. He’s a safety. But a darn good one at that.

          • rickochey

            He is still worth having on the team and use Gilchrist as a light LB since he likes to hurt WR

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            Ricky, if anything they would use Gilchrist back at corner before they put him at LB. He’s way to small. What’s next man do you want Fluker to take a couple goal line hand off’s?

          • Gunnar Martin

            Can you imagine… everybody would think the ball had disappeared with all that body mass covering it up. lol

          • Gunnar Martin

            First off, he is a corner/safety, not a linebacker. Second, I believe you are thinking of Shareece Wright in that he hurts wide receivers.

          • Peter Thompson

            I would friggin’ jump for joy if they did!!!!!!!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I’m predicting a Bolt win and the D to have 5 sacks and 4 run’s for a loss 1 int.

  • RZ

    BOLTZ 28 Texans 17 Sounds about right to me.

  • arnie

    LOL, I think Shareece Wright became our #1 defensive weapon. LOL

    • Peter Thompson

      Yeah… he owes us, after taking out all of our top receivers. I’m still blown away by that. Not mad about it, just WOW.. REALLY? Please don’t do that anymore, Shareece! Lol…

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        Have him start the game against Johnson and work his magic. I wonder what his move is? Stick a foot under the receivers feet while he’s coming down or is it more of a mid air attack? who knows

  • Peter Thompson

    In a perfect world, we will see Eric Weddle’s ball drop on Monday ; )

  • ioane

    The same can be said about the Texans D against our O too. We have 3 new offensive line guys, our #1 receiver is out with an ACL injury and we have a bunch of receivers and offensive weapons who are all injury risks.

    When it comes to the Chargers vs Texans. What I like to look at is match ups. The San Diego Chargers match up very well against the Texans.

  • Joel Ayala

    Off the Subject a bit. but all the Crew from NFL network have the Donks Winning Big vs Baltimore. These guys have sipped the Donkey Kool aid…. no Von no Jammer to name a few. I’m a Ravens fan today!!!

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