Chargers Defense Could Have Advantage Over Texans Offense

By Ernie Padaon
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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.