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Texans must 'raise their level of play' without Cushing

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02:50 PM ET 10.12 | The undefeated Houston Texans suffered a blow last week when they lost linebacker Brian Cushing for the season. Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph acknowledged the impossibility of replacing a player like Cushing. He also noted the necessity of moving on and adapting. "Just doing what I have been doing," Joseph said. "It???s nothing special. Nobody is going to have to go out of their way to do anything. Just have to pay more attention to detail and things like that. Taking the hit and loss of Brian Cushing, we don???t know to what extent exactly, we just know you can???t replace a guy like that. Everybody knows they have to raise their level of play."

KGOW in Houston

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October 12, 2012  04:17 PM ET
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I would think so.

Yeah, I don't know what they expected the guy to say. "Oh, woe is we, our season is surely doomed."? I think Joseph handled the question about as well as possible.

October 12, 2012  04:42 PM ET

Fortunately their first game is against the Packers. They don't need Cushing to shred that sad excuse for an offensive line. Rodgers will spend the game running for his life.

October 12, 2012  05:15 PM ET
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Yeah, I don't know what they expected the guy to say. "Oh, woe is we, our season is surely doomed."? I think Joseph handled the question about as well as possible.

As long as J.J. Watt is still in there, there won't be too much of a drop off in production.

October 12, 2012  05:47 PM ET

I think the biggest issue the Texans need to address is reminding everyone to just do their job. Don't try and reach and do something more. There is a lot of talent on the defense and they can absorb the loss of Cushing.

October 12, 2012  09:25 PM ET
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As long as J.J. Watt is still in there, there won't be too much of a drop off in production.

There was a great story about J.J. Watt on the Today Show. Definitely a man of great character and very giving of his free time towards children who have had some sort of tragedy or difficulty in their lives.

October 12, 2012  11:45 PM ET

GB has to win this week .....or the lights are getting dimmer!!!

October 13, 2012  07:21 AM ET

Every Team has key players injured!!!

October 13, 2012  08:11 AM ET

The great teams win dispite injuries!

October 13, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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There was a great story about J.J. Watt on the Today Show. Definitely a man of great character and very giving of his free time towards children who have had some sort of tragedy or difficulty in their lives.

Didn't they run the same story a few years ago about J Sandusky and his work with "secon mile" ?

October 13, 2012  12:58 PM ET
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GB has to win this week .....or the lights are getting dimmer!!!

Lights out!!!

 
October 13, 2012  02:14 PM ET

Da Texans are having a bad week, they lose Cushing, the Long Horns are getting killed by Oklahoma and Mario Williams is exercising his option to return along with Vince Young and David Carr!!!

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