"Me, Rashad and the rest of the guys, we all know we've got work to do," Caldwell said. "It's back to the drawing board for us. Every year is a new year and that's the way the whole group is going to approach it. We've got to make our identity for this team, for this offensive line, and that's what we're looking forward to doing."
Right now, the team seems to be defined by its defense, which made one of the biggest statistical improvements in NFL history last season under first-year coordinator Wade Phillips. Houston held 11 opponents below 20 points and set franchise records in sacks (44) and fewest points allowed (278).
The defense isn't afraid to say it wants to be No. 1 this season, and that goes for the entire team, as well.
"Our front seven is as good as any in the NFL," outside linebacker Connor Barwin said. "Our offense is talented across the board. Everybody is worried about our right side of the line. I think those guys are going to be just fine. I don't think expectations are too high. I think they're right where they should be."
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