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GoJags16
11-03-2005, 06:14 PM
Hey guys, well Sundays almost near, and I thought we should take a look at the matchups that will be important to the outcome of this weekends game, and what each team needs to do to win.

1. Andre Johnson vs. Rashean Mathis
Certainly, Johnson had his way with Mathis last year. However, this year Mathis is playing lights out football for us. IMO, hes our best player. If Johnson isnt playing, Rashean will be on Gaffney or whoever your 2nd WR is.

2. David Carr vs. Jaguars D-line
Dont look yet, but the Jags have a pass rush this year. Reggie Hayward totally dominated the Rams game. He didnt get a sack, but has 5 and half in 7 games. John Henderson can get to the QB, and our underdog DE Paul Spicer has 5 sacks as well. (Just to give you some insight on Spicer, his brother was killed two weeks ago, and he played in both games since then. The Rams DE whos name escapes me had his brother killed 3 weeks ago, and hasnt played since. Our guy has a ton of heart). The Texans O line has to come ready to play this week, because Carr will get killed. We knocked 2 QBs out of one game so far this year, and I personally dont want to see Carr get K Oed so lets hope your O line brings it.

3. Domanick Davis vs. Jaguars Run D
Ive been extremely disappointed with the Jags run D this year, and quite frankly its embarassing to come talk to you guys about it. If the Texans plan on winning this game, DD needs to put his game face on and help take some pressure off Carr.

4. Jerome Mathis vs Jaguars Special Teams
Ive seen him play. You dont have to tell me the kids a gamer. The Jags need to watch him.

5. Texans Run D vs. Fred Taylor
Hey, Freddy is getting goin again this year. Last week he ran for about 170 yards and actually scored a TD.

6. Jaguars WRs vs. Texans secondary
I know how you guys feel about P. Buchanon, especially his tackling ''ability.'' You all know that the Jags WRs are very big, Jimmy Smith being the shortest at 6'2. But what most people dont know is that they are very tough as well. When Reggie Williams actually catches the ball and isnt busy dancing, he has the ability to run people over. But I want you to pay close attention to Ernest Wilford this weekend. He caught 6 balls for 145 yards and a great TD last week. He should be starting this week. Texans DBs need to bring the wood and not tackle poorly this week.

To Win: Houston Texans
Run the ball, and dont stop
Protect Carr
Get WR seperation and catch the ball
Sustain long drives
Get motivated
Make a few big plays, especially on special teams
Stop the Run
Rush the QB
and finally, Score more points. Its as simple as that.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Stop the run
Put pressure on Carr and make him make bad decisions
Throw it up top. The Jags are going to have a big height advantage again this week, and I think they need to throw it Buchanons way early and often.
Run it w/ Fred. It worked last week, then they stopped.
Play better on special teams, its one of the biggest reasons we lost last week.
Catch the ball. Our WRs havent been too good this year on catching the ball, especially (shocker here) Reggie Williams. (Byron needs to stop throwing it about 10 million miles/hour however. Hard to catch a ball as fast as he throws it. Gettin hit would leave a hole coming out you can bet :tomato: )
Get pumped. The Texans owned us last year, make up for it.

This should be a good game. The 13.5 line from Vegas is a joke. I think this will be a close game, and now Im going to put on my teal covered glasses for my prediction.
Jags 21 Texans 17

Heres to a great game and no injuries, Ive got alot of respect for your team and you the fans.

Go Jags!

rmartin65
11-03-2005, 06:16 PM
Its gonna be a close game. Texans will win if AJ is back, but if he is not, its in the air.

GoJags16
11-03-2005, 06:17 PM
Also, just on a sidebar, in case you guys havent heard, the Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville came to an agreement this week. The Jaguars arent going anywhere. For all those of you who had questions about what was going on.

Also, we havent had a blackout this year and are averaging about 66000 tickets or more per game, so things are looking up for our team. Texans vs. Jaguars will be a rivalry for years to come! :yahoo:

Coach C.
11-03-2005, 06:34 PM
Gojags weird what happens in a crappy town when you win. Not saying anything bad about J-Ville, but it is not a high end kinda place. Anyway Texans owned you last year. It will be a close game, but we pull it out. Why?

Jags are terrible on special teams.
Jags play down to their competition.
If Leftwich gets pressured he makes terrible throws.
Other than Smith and Wilford you dont have anyone who can catch and Wilford is iffy.
Jags D while very good is very aggressive and will fall for any and every play fake in the book.
Jags safeties bite on everything. Watching the Rams game I felt bad for the corners.
Jags just like to give it up to the Texans in hope that you can move to Houston. Okay this last one was a shot on the city and completely uncalled for or was it?

Fldvldog
11-03-2005, 06:51 PM
Jags are terrible on special teams.

Terrible? Not quite. We have yet to give up a returning TD. That would be terrible
Jags play down to their competition.

We have been known to do that. Hopefully that will change.

If Leftwich gets pressured he makes terrible throws.

How about no. He throws it away if nobody is open, and gets drilled. That's a terrible throw? Then Carr should be released!
Other than Smith and Wilford you dont have anyone who can catch and Wilford is iffy.

Iffy? He makes the play whenever we need it. You clearly have not seen many J-Ville games.

Jags D while very good is very aggressive and will fall for any and every play fake in the book.

"Any and every" are strong words. Not to mention -- false.

Jags safeties bite on everything. Watching the Rams game I felt bad for the corners.

The Rams game must have been the only game you have seen of the Jags this season.

Jags just like to give it up to the Texans in hope that you can move to Houston. Okay this last one was a shot on the city and completely uncalled for or was it?

Since you mention cities, why would the Jags want to move to the most obese city in America?



Classy to call Jacksonville crappy. And yes, that is saying something bad about Jacksonville. Have you been here? I have lived here my entire life. Pretty sad when somebody has to go after somebody's city when everything else is going wrong with their franchise (texans).

TEXANS84
11-03-2005, 06:53 PM
Ok, lets keep this thread back on topic.

No more bashing people or cities please.

Coach C.
11-03-2005, 06:56 PM
Dude, calm down and yes I have been to Jacksonville many times, I have an uncle that lives there and is an avid J-Ville fan. I take shots on the spot all the time. I have seen all of J-Villes games because I have the NFLpackage. I have no problem with Jville. One your safeties do bite on everything. Wilford is iffy, does he come up with big plays on occasion, but he can easily be pushed off his route and he does not fight for the ball well. Houston is not the fattest city in America anymore we are like 3rd. You all special teams is run of the mill so I should have not said terrible but run of the mill. And since you did not dispute the fact that you play down to your competition I will not say anymore on that. Ohh and yes our team is doing very very very bad, but at least we get another win on Sunday....

Coach C.
11-03-2005, 06:57 PM
Texans you know I dont go after people. I will bash sometimes, but the vast majority of my threads bring the meat.

Vinny
11-03-2005, 06:59 PM
Ernest "Iffy" Wilford went off for 145 yards and a TD last week. Not bad for such an iffy WR. We haven't seen anything like that around here for a while. Heck, we don't even throw for 100 net yards a game...for the team.

Texans Horror
11-03-2005, 07:01 PM
Del Rio is a good coach. He's not an *****. He will know that all he has to do to win is expect us to run, run, pass, punt. Any audible means a change from one side to the other. Don't pass to Dunta's side. Double-cover AJ. Blitz the line cause they have more holes than swiss cheese. Good luck, and I hope there are no injuries!

Fldvldog
11-03-2005, 07:02 PM
Dude, calm down and yes I have been to Jacksonville many times, I have an uncle that lives there and is an avid J-Ville fan. I take shots on the spot all the time. I have seen all of J-Villes games because I have the NFLpackage. I have no problem with Jville. One your safeties do bite on everything. Wilford is iffy, does he come up with big plays on occasion, but he can easily be pushed off his route and he does not fight for the ball well. Houston is not the fattest city in America anymore we are like 3rd. You all special teams is run of the mill so I should have not said terrible but run of the mill. And since you did not dispute the fact that you play down to your competition I will not say anymore on that. Ohh and yes our team is doing very very very bad, but at least we get another win on Sunday....

Deon Grant barely ever "bites" on fakes. Deke Cooper did last game, but hasn't much before that. Once again, every play?

Wilford doesn't fight for the ball well? Wrong. He did it on several occations against St.Louis, and multiple times in the past.

My mistake. 3rd fattest city.

Very cocky of you to already mark down Houston's second win. Will you eat your crow if/when the Jags win? I will be over here congradulating if the texans win. I have a feeling you wont.

Fldvldog
11-03-2005, 07:04 PM
So, is AJ playing this weekend?

TEXANS84
11-03-2005, 07:06 PM
So, is AJ playing this weekend?

Practiced half of yesterday, went full practice today.

We will see, but the outcome looks positive.

Domanick on the otherhand has been downgraded to questionable, but I would still believe he would be playing.

Coach C.
11-03-2005, 07:07 PM
Man if J-Ville wins which is very likely the way we play it is not hard to beat us stack 8 men in the box and we will run right into it 3 downs in a row. Vinny I understand that Wilford had a big game and has many big catches he is kinda our version of jabar gaffney with less yards, but two more touchdowns. Deke Cooper is routinely out of position and I will give you that Deon Grant is better, but he bites also, he did it with Carolina and he has done it several times this year. Heath Millers big catch comes to mind. Hey if we Texans fans dont stay cocky what really do we have.

Fldvldog
11-03-2005, 07:08 PM
Practiced half of yesterday, went full practice today.

We will see, but the outcome looks positive.

Domanick on the otherhand has been downgraded to questionable, but I would still believe he would be playing.

Davis scares me more than AJ, due to the fact that AJ has not played much, and DD always has a good game against us. Hopefully, that will change...

Coach C.
11-03-2005, 07:10 PM
DD may be slowed due to fluid build up in his knee, but he should be ok for the game. Fred Taylor is scary cause if he is really healthy he is in the top 5 backs in the league maybe even number 3 behind LT and Shaun Alexander. hey what is going on with the right side of you alls line lately

Fldvldog
11-03-2005, 07:13 PM
hey what is going on with the right side of you alls line lately

It's been holding up for the most part. Lefty has only been sacked 4 times in the last 3 games. That is good considering our O-Line struggles.

Coach C.
11-03-2005, 07:17 PM
dont get me wrong I am not saying your o-line is bad and trust me we know bad o-lines, but you all are not playing as well as last year. The right side looks shakier than usual and the left side seems pretty solid. I just noticed watching the games and it seems that the right side is the best side to blitz on other than that Byron can see it coming.

TEXANS84
11-03-2005, 07:17 PM
Ok, here is my main question because I've only been able to see 2 Jaguar games this season:

Whats up with the rushing defense? You guys are listed as 26th. Is it because of the linebackers on the outside?

GoJags16
11-03-2005, 07:56 PM
Gojags weird what happens in a crappy town when you win. Not saying anything bad about J-Ville, but it is not a high end kinda place. Anyway Texans owned you last year. It will be a close game, but we pull it out. Why?

Jags are terrible on special teams.
Yes, the Jags have played 2 bad special teams games in terms of returns allowed, however we have blocked a punt in 2 games this year, and are usually very good on punt coverage (with the exeption of the steelers game)
Jags play down to their competition.
true
If Leftwich gets pressured he makes terrible throws.
Wrong. Leftwich is probably one of the toughest guys in this league. He will stand in the pocket and make the throw if he can. Hes been hit plenty of times and thrown absolutely beautful balls
Other than Smith and Wilford you dont have anyone who can catch and Wilford is iffy.
1. Dont overlook Matt Jones. If he ever starts using both hands, it will be rare for him to have a drop. 2. Wilford is our best clutch player. Iffy is a TERRIBLE assumption. See the Bills game last year, when he wrestled the ball away from 3 buffalo players. Or the Oakland game, where he made a beautiful one handed catch to win the game for us. Wilford catches most of whats thrown his way. He had one bad drop last week, but by no means is Wilford iffy. Hes our best clutch WR, and yes I know we have Jimmy. Right now however, I trust Wilford with the ball more (especially close to the Red Zone)
Jags D while very good is very aggressive and will fall for any and every play fake in the book.
Deke Cooper, maybe. Deon Grant, once in a while. Dont forget we are missing Donovin Darius, arguably our biggest leader on the team.
Jags safeties bite on everything. Watching the Rams game I felt bad for the corners.
You felt bad for our corners getting 3 picks? They threw for one long touchdown on a busted coverage. I didnt feel sorry for them, thats for sure.
Jags just like to give it up to the Texans in hope that you can move to Houston. Okay this last one was a shot on the city and completely uncalled for or was it?
Dont get too cocky, you could be in for a surprise.

Fldvldog
11-03-2005, 08:35 PM
Ok, here is my main question because I've only been able to see 2 Jaguar games this season:

Whats up with the rushing defense? You guys are listed as 26th. Is it because of the linebackers on the outside?

Whats up with the rush defense? I wish I had an answer for you. I have no idea. Ayodele played horribly last game, which is part of the reason Jackson ran all over us. But you cannot single out only one person. Hopefully our D will play like they are one of the top defenses in the league. That Rams game was embarassing! :embarrass

jagibelieve
11-04-2005, 08:15 AM
Ok, here is my main question because I've only been able to see 2 Jaguar games this season:

Whats up with the rushing defense? You guys are listed as 26th. Is it because of the linebackers on the outside?
A couple of reasons why we are ranked so low. First off, against the Colts, we played a 3-3 defense to concentrate on shutting Manning down (which we did). The bad part about that is we gave up some running yards to James.

Second, our outside linebackers have not been playing as well as they need to. Hopefully with Jamie Winborn playing more this Sunday, that will change.

Finally, we have been without our DD (Donovan Darius). He is a machine when it comes to stopping the run from the safety position.

Last, but not least, our run D just blew last Sunday. I'm sure Coach Del Rio addressed that this week.

LBC_Justin
11-04-2005, 01:30 PM
Since you mention cities, why would the Jags want to move to the most obese city in America?
This makes me laugh every time.

A few things you need to know about those studies. This was in an article in the LA Times.

"America's Fattest City" is based on a formula, a very flawed formula.

1. The most important thing to know is...they never weight a single person. (nuff said)
2. Air Quality is a major factor. (Houston's air quality is not great, especially on the East side where very few people actually live.)
3. The formula also takes into account the number of cars. Houston is second only to LA because like LA, Houston is very spread out and has no real mass transit.
4. They count the number of gym/workout facilities. (Houston has HUGE gyms, not lots of small gyms so this works against them.)
5. They also count the number of parks, again Houston has a few HUGE parks (ie memorial park) and not lots of really small parks like other cities do.
6. In Houston they count places like Smoothie King (Very Healthy) as a fast food restaurant, but in NYC they don't count their greasy deli's as fast food (houston has very few deli's).
7. Houston has a ton of restuarants and very good restuarants. (This can't help)
8. This one is wierd. One of the factors is how much Air Conditioning is used. Houston is the most Air Conditioned city in the world. This does not mean people spend a lot of time in their houses, it is just hot and humid. In LA very few people even have AC. Getting cool by opening a window does not make you any leaner than turning on the AC)
9. Also the "cultural make up" of a city has a lot to do with it, some cultures are more health conscience and have a better diet than others. (I'll leave it at that.)

I am not saying Houston is a "thin city" but not the fattest by any means.

Plus Houston has a disporportion number of Attactive Women. Not sure what it is. Trust me I know, I live in LA area the land of attractive women and I travel alot and Houston is one of the best cities for eye candy. Flordia is pretty good too but I wouldn't put Jacksonville at the top of that list. Not many attactive girls in Indy, lucky for them they have a good team.

GoJags16
11-04-2005, 03:58 PM
Not many attactive girls in Indy, lucky for them they have a good team.[/QUOTE]


/I guess Manning isnt all that good looking is she.


Just think. Peytonya Manning :homer:

stephen1
11-04-2005, 05:01 PM
Davis is our team. If we dont have him we might as well not even play this game.

FILO_girl
11-04-2005, 05:21 PM
Deon Grant barely ever "bites" on fakes. Deke Cooper did last game, but hasn't much before that. Once again, every play?

Wilford doesn't fight for the ball well? Wrong. He did it on several occations against St.Louis, and multiple times in the past.

My mistake. 3rd fattest city.

Very cocky of you to already mark down Houston's second win. Will you eat your crow if/when the Jags win? I will be over here congradulating if the texans win. I have a feeling you wont.

Wow, we fell to 3rd? Cool...:texflag:

Jags&Dawgs
11-05-2005, 04:56 AM
This will be a good rival game against you guys, hoping that the Jags win however. Hope that it's not a blow out though.

Tedc
11-05-2005, 08:21 AM
Wow, we fell to 3rd? Cool...:texflag:

Yeah, I have been on a diet.

MightyTExan
11-05-2005, 08:24 AM
One thing I like about Leftwich is that he stays in the pocket and takes the hit to get a good pass off. One tough dude.

Tedc
11-05-2005, 08:52 AM
Look for Mathis to have a great day if he is healthy.

1 Return for TD and one run for TD on reverse/end around.

rmartin65
11-05-2005, 09:04 AM
Look for Mathis to have a great day if he is healthy.

1 Return for TD and one run for TD on reverse/end around.
Has Mathis run an endaround this year?

Tedc
11-05-2005, 09:10 AM
Has Mathis run an endaround this year?

Exactly.

jagibelieve
11-05-2005, 06:06 PM
One thing I like about Leftwich is that he stays in the pocket and takes the hit to get a good pass off. One tough dude.That's always cool to hear from opposing team fans. I wish more of our fans felt the same way.