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New personnel not helping units

The Texans and Raiders have struggled in the 3-4 defense because not enough guys are making big plays.

Updated: December 15, 2004, 1:01 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In his first decade as an NFL coordinator or head coach, Dom Capers presided over defenses that always rated in the top half of the league's statistical pecking order. During that stretch, he stewarded five top 10 defenses, and three top five units. His aggressive defenses averaged 41.2 sacks and twice led the NFL in that critical category.

And then in 2003, the bottom basically fell out on Capers, as his Houston Texans defense plummeted to No. 31, posted a paltry 19 sacks, the second-lowest ...

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