Texans' Anthony Weaver on defense: 'Obviously, there's holes. The record says that'


(SportsRadio 610) -- Texans defensive coordinator offered an honest assessment of his unit when asked about it Thursday.

Until last Sunday's blowout loss against the Bears, the defense has played hard even when it didn't play well.

Now, attrition is taking its toll and the defense's shortcomings are on full display.

Top cornerback Bradley Roby is suspended for the season. Gareon Conley, the corner who was supposed to start opposite Roby, never saw the field because of complications with offseason ankle surgery.

Now, the team's best safety Justin Reid is out for the season with broken thumb. There have been more injuries on this defense, which ranks 30th in DVOA.

The Texans' defense ranks in the bottom seven in both passing (26th) and rushing (29th) DVOA.

I asked Weaver for his honest assessment on the defense, particularly if a new head coach solicits his opinion.

"Obviously, there's holes and the record says that," Weaver said. "I think we are team that's transitioning. I think we have a bunch of players that care and want to do all they can to help the team win, but we need help. We need help and it's not about anything we don't have here now. But we need help on defense, on offense, just to inject energy into this team and try to help us win."