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Vinny
08-21-2004, 03:20 PM
Post your game thoughts here guys

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Vinny
08-21-2004, 06:03 PM
Casserly just said Baxter will get some touches at RB.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 06:04 PM
Casserly just said Baxter will get some touches at RB.Excellent. I wanted him to get carries in our first season, but that never happened....

texasguy346
08-21-2004, 06:29 PM
Capers said on the radio that Wong would play some inside during this game. That will be interesting to watch as well.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 06:38 PM
im surprised Bettis is starting instead of Staley.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 06:39 PM
great tackle by Peek

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 06:39 PM
Run defense looks strong on the first two plays...

Is Wong starting at the other ILB because I think Peek has been on the field the first two plays???

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 06:42 PM
damn, Hines Ward is good.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 06:42 PM
D-Rob loses sight of the ball and a great catch by Ward

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 06:43 PM
Starting LBs:
Peek!!!!
Wong!!!!
Sharper
Babin

Rookies are looking like, well, rookies...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 06:44 PM
time for Andre to go to work!

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 06:46 PM
Hollings: Please hold on to the ball. I have been supporting you since you were drafted, dont fumble...

tacoman_j
08-21-2004, 06:46 PM
but why does Moses always fair catches?

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 06:47 PM
but why does Moses always fair catches?Because he doesnt have a return. It is called being smart....

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 06:48 PM
pretty bad first drive.

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 06:49 PM
Johnson heard footsteps from the flying Hawiian. :hehe:

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 06:51 PM
Aaron Glenn picking up where he left off!!!!!

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 06:52 PM
I thought Maddox was going to fumble like he did last time :hehe:

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 06:53 PM
Tommy Maddux scrambles for a first down. *BARF*

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 06:54 PM
damn, Coleman bit on that play fake.

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 06:55 PM
Thats Why Hines Ward is a top 10 WR in the NFL. :headbang:

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 06:55 PM
Thats Why Hines Ward is a top 10 WR in the NFL. :headbang:top 5 IMO. he is vastly underrated.

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 06:56 PM
Yeah Hines Ward Baby :thumbup

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 06:57 PM
thats one tough SOB

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 06:59 PM
JJ with a nice return...but of course there is a holding

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 07:02 PM
the O-Line is doing terrible so far

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:04 PM
This is bad.......

bad
08-21-2004, 07:05 PM
Shades of 2002...

At least it's early, and it's preseason.

The Cowboys must realllly suck.

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:05 PM
Way to go Plax.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 07:06 PM
even Jerome Bettis is having a good day. :thumbdown

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:07 PM
14-0 :dontknowa

Bettis is destroying us. Yes, I said Bettis...

vtech9
08-21-2004, 07:08 PM
looks like the Texans forgot to show up

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:08 PM
even Jerome Bettis is having a good day. :thumbdown

That is shocking. Anyone can run behind the best LG in the NFL Alan Faneca.

TexSon
08-21-2004, 07:09 PM
I like Peek... but he looked horrible on that drive. I think he blew his lane assignment on every play. :boxing:

TexanExile
08-21-2004, 07:09 PM
BRUTAL. I didn't expect a performance on par with the Cowboys shutout, but this is just poor.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:10 PM
Celebrate, Celebrate, we got a first down.

Nice catch by Armstrong...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 07:11 PM
i think its the Cowboys on the field wearing Texans jerseys. :rofl:

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:12 PM
AJ!!!!!!!!!!!

What a pass by Carr...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 07:12 PM
Aj The Great!

TexanExile
08-21-2004, 07:13 PM
NOW we're talking. Forget the score tonight...just look sharp, boys!

BigDTexansFan
08-21-2004, 07:14 PM
did someone wake Chris Palmer up or did he go to restroom and so Capers or someone called a pass play that worked

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:15 PM
Carr is seeing the field soooo much better in these two preseason games then he has his entire career...

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:16 PM
AJ!!!!!!!!!!!

What a pass by Carr...

Man those former Hurricanes are good..i hate'em.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:16 PM
Was that Peyton Manning because an audible worked :D

Great job by Hollings...

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:17 PM
Carr is showing good command at the LOS.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 07:18 PM
we're playing so much better now. hopefully the defense steps it up too.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:19 PM
the pass set up the run...spoke too early

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:20 PM
The Texans should throw a quick slant or a fade to score. Its hard to run it in from here.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:22 PM
I know the drive stalled, but look at the bright side: We got more yards on that drive than the entire game the last time we were up there in Pittsburg....

Dilbert R.
08-21-2004, 07:23 PM
I am following the play by play tracker on NFL.com - and the thing I guess I am most troubled by is Hollings is 8 carries for 9 yards?
What is up with the O Line?

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:25 PM
I am following the play by play tracker on NFL.com - and the thing I guess I am most troubled by is Hollings is 8 carries for 9 yards?
What is up with the O Line?The O-line looks bad...

Dilbert - I think you can listen to the game for free today off NFL.com, didnt know if you knew...

Get to see Big Ben!!!

sprtsfanatic
08-21-2004, 07:25 PM
tell you what those first two drives were HORRIBLE. The third drive went a little better but stalled...hopefully they starters will come back and keep playing against this 3-4 scheme...And whats with us not being able to run to the left??? What the hell is up with the line??

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:28 PM
I am going to worry all year about these ticky tacky calls. The refs better be consistent this year.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:31 PM
Nice throw by Big Ben but awesome catch by Randle El

TexSon
08-21-2004, 07:31 PM
sigh... zero pressure from the D.

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:31 PM
Wow Ben. :headbang:

edo783
08-21-2004, 07:33 PM
Bengals up on the Pats 21-0. Go figure. Its just the preseason. I think we all knew that the o-line would struggel at times especialy in the early part of the season. Would be nice to not, but that's why we need the preseason.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 07:33 PM
defense











looks

















terrible

Dilbert R.
08-21-2004, 07:36 PM
The O-line looks bad...

Dilbert - I think you can listen to the game for free today off NFL.com, didnt know if you knew...
....

Thank you mr. Fiddy!

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:37 PM
Bengals up on the Pats 21-0. Go figure. Its just the preseason. I think we all knew that the o-line would struggel at times especialy in the early part of the season. Would be nice to not, but that's why we need the preseason.


Thats why you play preseason games. Game time situations can't be assimilated except in game like conditions.

Carr Bombed
08-21-2004, 07:38 PM
Whats the score now the game is not telivised where im at

sounds pretty bad though

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:39 PM
You can losten for free at

http://www.pennlive.com/wmaj/

If you want to hear the Steeler announcers lol:

edo783
08-21-2004, 07:41 PM
Justin McCarins (former Titanic) looks real good for the Jets in the Colts game.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:41 PM
that was a personal foul!!!!!!

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 07:41 PM
that was an obvious facemask.

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:42 PM
I know it was at least a 5 yard facemask penalty. Should have been an automatic first down.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:43 PM
Haynes looks really good

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 07:43 PM
that guy Hayes is shredding us.

Carr Bombed
08-21-2004, 07:44 PM
I have crappy dial up I cant listen to nothing

Carr Bombed
08-21-2004, 07:47 PM
Maybe that cowboy shutout wasnt a good thing they sound unfocused.

MojoX
08-21-2004, 07:47 PM
So, how was the Wong/Peek experiment?

Carr Bombed
08-21-2004, 07:48 PM
is Carr still in the game by the way

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:49 PM
is Carr still in the game by the wayno, Banks is in and most of the backups....

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:51 PM
great play by Babin, someone read the screen perfectly...

Where was the intentional grounding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TexanExile
08-21-2004, 07:51 PM
Carr's done, Banks is in. And Tommy Maddox has as many rushing yards as Hollings.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 07:54 PM
Big Ben looks good...and again I spoke too soon

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:55 PM
Tripplet is a horrible ref a lot of the time. He did the famous coin toss game.

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:56 PM
Big Ben looks good...and again I spoke too soon

Overthrew it as rookies tend to do. :cool:

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 07:57 PM
Go for it Steelers. :popcorn:

Texans_Angel
08-21-2004, 07:58 PM
oh come on !!! they need to start playing this game!!!!defense looks like ****.this just sucks.... thank god its preseason

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 08:00 PM
Got to love Randle El...woo hoo. :thumbup

edo783
08-21-2004, 08:02 PM
Thier saying on the radio that Ross is schooling Babin. True?

Mistril48
08-21-2004, 08:03 PM
first half stat:

Steelers - 40 offensive plays
Texans - 21 offensive plays

It was ugly

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 08:04 PM
Thier saying on the radio that Ross is schooling Babin. True?


Thats the only person he could school is a rookie. Babin just needs experience and Ross is a below average RT IMHO.

WWJD
08-21-2004, 08:05 PM
Thank goodness that half is over.

TexanExile
08-21-2004, 08:09 PM
As a result of spending so much time on defense:

FOUR first downs (!)

EIGHT YARDS RUSHING TOTAL

over SIX MINUTES behind in possession time

and we gave up 280 Yards (!!!!)

:thumbdown

Mistril48
08-21-2004, 08:10 PM
Steelers

164 yds passing
98 yds rushing

Texans

77 yds passing
8 yds rushing

ugly

sprtsfanatic
08-21-2004, 08:12 PM
this game is sad...I wish they would have atleast shown up to play....1st string offense and defense played liked ****.

Not only are we playing like **** but the damn steelers are getting all the damn calls because of it too...I've never seen so many obvious homer calls in my life.

nunusguy
08-21-2004, 08:12 PM
The Cowboys are so pathetic, they made us look real good last weekend at
home in Reliant. This week didn't get another NFC patsy, but had to go on
the road to play a tough AFC team. It is just preseason a game, but after
seeing how our starters did against the Steelers starters, it's a good reminder to all who are lineing up Texan playoff ticketts for this year -
we got a ways to go before we're contenders. C'mon back to earth fellas.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 08:13 PM
Pennington is 10 for 10 with 169 yards against the Colts defense...

Texansfaninohio
08-21-2004, 08:16 PM
What is happening to our defense....or should I say WHERE ARE THEY??

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 08:17 PM
Moses may keep his spot. He looks faster this year...

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:17 PM
aw ****** there goes MOSES!!!!! Way to run it bayy bee

Hervoyel
08-21-2004, 08:18 PM
I had to check the born on date of my beer. For a moment tonight I was thinking that it was 2002 and I was just happy that Carr wasn't being sacked. ;)

Seriously, it's preseason so I'm not worried about things yet. No game plan, no DD, and the Steelers owe us one from that weird 2002 game where we had no offense and still won.

I'm not happy with things but it's not the end of the world, or the season. I just think maybe Capers shouldn't cancel practice for a trip to the movies anymore. That doesn't seem like it worked real well. ;)

Mistril48
08-21-2004, 08:19 PM
Starling has contribued on o and sp teams

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:19 PM
Yep - no more movies!!

Mistril48
08-21-2004, 08:21 PM
Good catch by Thomas ... questionable spot.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:25 PM
So , first half, basically....

- Oline couldn't figure it out till the 3rd series - Hollings needs help to get it going
- it's pick on Robinson night
- our secondary has some film to study (and not Lord of the Rings)
- returns look pretty good save for Duff not running up to catch it.
- Dline needs to push instead of being pushed

If Capers didn't have much film to go off of from the first game, he has some now.


*edit* oh and if you turn someone's helmet when their running with the ball, it's not a face mask.

Ediddy73
08-21-2004, 08:27 PM
aw ****** there goes MOSES!!!!! Way to run it bayy bee
too bad he doesn't have enough speed to outrun his own shadow

Texansfaninohio
08-21-2004, 08:27 PM
Yeah but you forgot to mention our D-Line was getting dominated by the Steelers O-Line.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:28 PM
3rd and 6 DE-FENSE

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 08:29 PM
Interception Simmons!!!!!!!

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:29 PM
Simmons with the pick!!!!

Wow, we're making up on penalties from the first game.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 08:32 PM
Starling is fast...

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:33 PM
Heck yeah.... so much for littleD's "fire Palmer" thread

Hervoyel
08-21-2004, 08:35 PM
Am I the only one who heard a whistle on that last sack of Banks?

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:35 PM
can only hold it so long Banks....

flip side - Starling is getting some action.... 5th WR?!?!

swisher
08-21-2004, 08:40 PM
Not worried about the offense. The first two drives were deep on their own end and the third drive Carr looked good.

The defense....how can that be the same one we saw last week. Hope to see them come out with fire next week in Denver.

texasguy346
08-21-2004, 08:41 PM
The front 7 on defense looked horrible. I was impressed again with the two early tackles Robinson had on Bettis. He gave him a good pop on the second one.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:41 PM
yeesh pass interference in th eend zone <smacks self in the head>

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:43 PM
YEAH?!?! Well, at least we can fill our stadium, even for a preseason game!!!!! :rolleyes:

Texansfaninohio
08-21-2004, 08:43 PM
Still getting pushed around (placing barrel in mouth)

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:46 PM
G. Walker on 610...

- Wanted to prove they can win on the road, didn't happen here.
- just some missed assignments, easily correctable
- gotta check out the film and just improve upon it.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:48 PM
610 saying Ragone's coming in

mes311
08-21-2004, 08:49 PM
At least we are getting a good look at the kickoff return unit this week :rolleyes:

Last week we had a better look at the punt return team.

TexanExile
08-21-2004, 08:51 PM
Woo hoo--a couple more carries and Hollings will have as many yards as he does carries... lol

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 08:51 PM
Is Ragone trying to get Hollings killed???

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:51 PM
So, whatcha think? Hollings just doesn't have "it" yet, or the O-line is not giving him the chance? (understandable 2nd team is in)

WOW - Hollings just got popped

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 08:52 PM
So, whatcha think? Hollings just doesn't have "it" yet, or the O-line is not giving him the chance? (understandable 2nd team is in)There has been no holes for Hollings to run through the entire day...

swisher
08-21-2004, 08:53 PM
like they said on the radio.....New England's getting blown out by Cincy. It's just the preseason.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:54 PM
refs confer... "dunno what you wanna call on the Texans"
"hmmm... maybe it wasn't the Texans"
"you mean, maybe the Steelers"
"yeah, tell ya what - let's just pick up the flag and say no flag"
"sounds good"

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:54 PM
There has been no holes for Hollings to run through the entire day...

Thanks for that Fiddy, I needed some "feel good" about Hollings... though now I worry about the O-line :rolleyes:

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:55 PM
like they said on the radio.....New England's getting blown out by Cincy. It's just the preseason.

Well, fire the NE coaches.... NOW!!!! :yap

swisher
08-21-2004, 08:56 PM
There has been no holes for Hollings to run through the entire day...


but he's not exactly hitting the line of scrimmage with authority. He looks timid....kind of Wells-ish.

TexanExile
08-21-2004, 08:57 PM
but he's not exactly hitting the line of scrimmage with authority. He looks timid....kind of Wells-ish.


Yikes, that's a scary thought.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:57 PM
Hollings leaving the field, holding his left side.

swisher
08-21-2004, 08:58 PM
not trying to be negative on Hollings, I understand the situation late in a preseason game, but I don't see anything that makes me forget about Davis.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 08:58 PM
but he's not exactly hitting the line of scrimmage with authority. He looks timid....kind of Wells-ish.Where is he suppose to run, into the back of his own man???

OzzO
08-21-2004, 08:58 PM
but he's not exactly hitting the line of scrimmage with authority. He looks timid....kind of Wells-ish.

Yikes... that's kinda what I was thinking. He'll turn it.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:00 PM
3rd and 2 DE-FENSE

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:01 PM
refs discuss....

"okay, this time we got the Texans... face mask"
" really? wow that's a good one"
" I know, glad they didn't challenge when we missed the Texans one"

yeesh TD Pitts.... it's officially ugly.

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 09:02 PM
TD Steelers...Willie Parker. :headbang:

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:03 PM
Where is he suppose to run, into the back of his own man???

Well, sometimes yes. I don't know if he's so concerned about coughing it up, but he looks like he's almost going down before they even touch him. Where's the burst of speed to get to the holes before they close up, or the power to bust through one after it has. I didn't see it tonight.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:06 PM
TD Steelers...Willie Parker. :headbang:

Alright mulpwr... since you appear to be the voice of the Steelers... what changed between last week and this week for y'all to turn it around?

TexanExile
08-21-2004, 09:06 PM
Hollings leaving the field, holding his left side.


Bummer, but he might as well give it up for the night. BTW, the Steelers have FOUR RBs with at least triple the yards of Hollings each, and none of them had as many carries.

We're going to end up giving up over 200 YARDS ON THE GROUND.


idonno:

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:08 PM
nice catch Thurman.

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 09:09 PM
Where's the burst of speed to get to the holes before they close up, or the power to bust through one after it has. I didn't see it tonight.he doesnt have the burst of speed to get to the holes because there werent any holes. The Steelers know excatly where the Texans are running it....

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:09 PM
well, whaddya know... Texans got ANOTHER facemask.... gotta love the refs.

ArlingtonTexan
08-21-2004, 09:09 PM
Hollings leaving the field, holding his left side.

andre Ware called this one ahead of time.

Radio broadcast says they are looking at his ribs. Nice move not taking him out late in a blowout when 1st and 3rd guys are already out hurt. :mad:

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:10 PM
wow, one of those insane defensive holding penalties that went in OUR favor

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 09:11 PM
Alright mulpwr... since you appear to be the voice of the Steelers... what changed between last week and this week for y'all to turn it around?

We didn't have 3 of the starters in the secondary last week. Plus fumbling at the goal line and missing two field goals didn't help.

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:12 PM
Ragone looks awesome.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:12 PM
andre Ware called this one ahead of time.

Radio broadcast says they are looking at his ribs. Nice move not taking him out late in a blowout when 1st and 3rd guys are already out hurt. :mad:


Kinda back and forth on this one... haven't seen much of Hollings to date but yet they're gonna see more of the starts after this game.... gotta see Hollings sometime. But do agree - play smart (and Ragone didn't help)

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 09:12 PM
andre Ware called this one ahead of time.

Radio broadcast says they are looking at his ribs. Nice move not taking him out late in a blowout when 1st and 3rd guys are already out hurt. :mad:

Yeah he was in the game to long i thought. :thumbdown

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:13 PM
had to be. Wells and Anderson were out. They didn't want one of the newbies in there getting the QB killed on a blitz.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:13 PM
We didn't have 3 of the starters in the secondary last week. Plus fumbling at the goal line and missing two field goals didn't help.

Yeah, I can see those things making a big difference... seems we're making up for lost penalties and issues from our last game.

TexanExile
08-21-2004, 09:15 PM
this is a sad quarter, but many of these folks on both sides will be out of the league in a few weeks. I guess that's some consolation--or it would be if our first team had showed up.

:dontknowa

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:15 PM
he doesnt have the burst of speed to get to the holes because there werent any holes. The Steelers know excatly where the Texans are running it....


Ok, but you don't just curl up in a fetal position because you don't see a hole in front of you.

I like Hollings, I just think he was afraid to fumble the ball again.

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:17 PM
to give Hollings credit, I don't think his strength is running it up the gut. That's why I think he and Davis make a nice combo.

TexSon
08-21-2004, 09:18 PM
seems we're making up for lost penalties and issues from our last game.

This is the exact same problem we had the last two years... not being able to play well in back to back games.
Last week we were nearly perfect, this week we were completely awful in all phases of the game.
We really need to learn to keep our intensity from week to week.

mulpwr
08-21-2004, 09:18 PM
Yeah, I can see those things making a big difference... seems we're making up for lost penalties and issues from our last game.

I wouldn't want to be a Texans player after this game cause you know Dom Capers is going to let them have it now and in practice.The wrath of a coach isn't good after a big loss.They just didn't show much discipline.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:19 PM
M. Bruener on 610

- hoping to see offense step it up a bit, but didn't happen
- we'll rebound and have a better showing in Denver
- contribute to offense any way he can

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 09:19 PM
Ok, but you don't just curl up in a fetal position because you don't see a hole in front of you.I dont think he crawled up into a fetal position, I just think that when you have 3 defensive players on you it makes it hard to run. The Steelers got penetration from the opposite side of the running play so there was somebody right behind Hollings before he was able to make a cut or do anything with the ball...

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:19 PM
somehow I don't think they'll be going to see a movie this week.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:20 PM
This is the exact same problem we had the last two years... not being able to play well in back to back games.
Last week we were nearly perfect, this week we were completely awful in all phases of the game.
We really need to learn to keep our intensity from week to week.

Yeah - can't wait to see the m. board after this game. :rolleyes:

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:21 PM
hey, cinci beating NE 31-3.... so it happens to all good teams in preseason. Don't lose the faith. :boxing:

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 09:22 PM
Yeah - can't wait to see the m. board after this game. :rolleyes:
the fire Palmer threads have already started :dontknowa

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:23 PM
the fire Palmer threads have already started :dontknowa

Yeah, I've seen little D's thread. :crazy:

gwallaia
08-21-2004, 09:24 PM
Poor execution and effort all night long by the Texans.
Total domination by the Steelers.

Nothing good to say about this night. :thumbdown

texasguy346
08-21-2004, 09:24 PM
Yikes! It's way past ugly now, and its become ugly's slightly irregular and overweight cousin who was a product of imbreeding. The whole team seemed out of it tonight. Are they sure they caught the flight to Pittsburgh? Who would've guessed the line would play this poorly with Weigert back in at RG? I know they'll turn it around, but it's a shame they couldn't even make an appearance in tonight's game. :thumbdown

Anyone think Salisbury's contender label might change after this game?

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:25 PM
Ah well, better to catch the issues now.

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:26 PM
I dont think he crawled up into a fetal position, I just think that when you have 3 defensive players on you it makes it hard to run. The Steelers got penetration from the opposite side of the running play so there was somebody right behind Hollings before he was able to make a cut or do anything with the ball...

I agree, the o-line was sub-par tonight.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:27 PM
Well, one good thing tonight... I've made it out of rookie status. :rolleyes:

30 Steeler 1st downs compared to 10 Texans. Nasty.

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:29 PM
Poor execution and effort all night long by the Texans.
Total domination by the Steelers.

Nothing good to say about this night. :thumbdown


I don't think the first team offense looke that bad. In a real game they would have had a chance to build on the one good drive. And not to continue to dog Hollings, but a healthy Davis may have been able to pick up some more yards down at the end of the field.

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:30 PM
well, it's over...that's a good thing.

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:30 PM
Well, the fat lady is singing.... and we've got some 38-3 film to review now.

TexanExile
08-21-2004, 09:31 PM
Wasn't 38-3 when the Bills started their comeback?

Give us 2 more quarters!!

Not.

gwallaia
08-21-2004, 09:33 PM
Hey. at least the Astros scored 2 runs in the 9th to beat the Cubs tonight. :carrot:

OzzO
08-21-2004, 09:34 PM
Hollings has a rib injury per 610

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:38 PM
Hey. at least the Astros scored 2 runs in the 9th to beat the Cubs tonight. :carrot:


unfortunatley just like the Texans loss, the Astros win is meaningless.

dalemurphy
08-21-2004, 09:47 PM
Good News- Carr looks awesome. Wand and Pitts were fine. Babin and Robinson made rookie mistakes but also made plays. Starling could be a find in a year or two (probably going to be the 5th, i think)


Bad News- McKinney looked overmatched. Wade looked slow. Hollings looked indecisive. Peek is totally undisciplined! We need Seth Payne at NT! Ragone looks like a wasted 3rd round pick- I think I'd rather have Charles Hill back there!

Great News!- we play Denver in SIX days!!!

rdbrem
08-21-2004, 09:48 PM
too bad he doesn't have enough speed to outrun his own shadow
Right, he takes it back 55 yards, but he's worthless, right? Are you a coach?

texasguy346
08-21-2004, 09:49 PM
Here are the ugly pictures of what happend for those of you who haven't had them permanently burned into your skull yet.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040822/capt.paks10208220136.texans_steelers_paks102.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040822/capt.paks10108220125.texans_steelers_paks101.jpg

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:50 PM
Great News!- we play Denver in SIX days!!!

Friday night lights!!

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 09:51 PM
Friday night lights!!Great book...

I am going to miss the 1st quarter and maybe the 1st half :(

swisher
08-21-2004, 09:57 PM
Great book...

(

Even better in real life...I lived in Midland during that season. Midland High was the one that got robbed by the coin toss. I hate Permian!

Fiddy
08-21-2004, 10:14 PM
Even better in real life...I lived in Midland during that season. Midland High was the one that got robbed by the coin toss. I hate Permian!Sorry but.... HA HA
That might be the stupidest rule in High School football history...

swisher
08-21-2004, 10:41 PM
Sorry but.... HA HA
That might be the stupidest rule in High School football history...


Yeah it sucked. 9-1 and we stayed home. Now teams make the playoffs with losing records. Stupid.

Carr Bombed
08-21-2004, 10:41 PM
I said it during halftime and I'll say it again, "If were going to lose I hope we lose big so these guys will come charging out of the gate and be super motinvated at camp this week". After the cowboys blowout I think our players and us fans got big heads and over confident. How many people thought playoffs here we come, be honest. Now we got a beating and got knocked back down to earth and thats not a bad thing its a good thing. It will teach our young players to stay focused. This *** kicking is only going to motivate us and make us a better team. Can't wait to see how they rebound next week. Seeing how this team deals with adversity is going to be a good test on how this team is actually progressing in improvement.

swisher
08-21-2004, 10:48 PM
John Clayton on 610 halftime said Carr looks amazing and that we are a playoff team in 05 and could challenge for a spot this year.

Not ground breaking stuff, but its good to see Carr getting some love. I think, especially for a number one overall he has gotten almost no attention. I remember Tim Couch getting alot more.

Even now it seems Harrington gets more press than Carr. I have a feeling thats about to change.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-21-2004, 10:53 PM
John Clayton on 610 halftime said Carr looks amazing and that we are a playoff team in 05 and could challenge for a spot this year.

Not ground breaking stuff, but its good to see Carr getting some love. I think, especially for a number one overall he has gotten almost no attention. I remember Tim Couch getting alot more.

Even now it seems Harrington gets more press than Carr. I have a feeling thats about to change.




the difference is that Tim Couch was getting negative attention.

swisher
08-21-2004, 11:18 PM
not at first. His first couple years he was regarded as a future star.

Carr Bombed
08-21-2004, 11:41 PM
the difference is that Tim Couch was getting negative attention.

the difference is, that Carr plays in Houston which gets no media attention. Think about it when the Rockets were winning back to back championships SI didnt even want to make a special issue about the team. If Yao played for any other team he would be a mega star by now and nobody would be questioning his toughness. Remember all the media coverage Tmac got playing in Orlando, I bet he gets half that playing in Houston. I swear for such a big city we really get the shaft as for as media attention goes. Its like the only city they think thats in texas is Dallas

DoCt3rJ
08-22-2004, 01:06 AM
I think were gonna finish 7-9. Were still inconsistent, but we will play better this year. Babin and Robinson will go through learning experiences this year. Cowboys are horrible, thats all last week proved. They looked sloppy today ( besides the quarterback play and J.Jones havin a good game). Still won, but diden't play too well. Played better than they did against us but I still see them goin 6-10 this year. I think Vinny will go down and Henson will be throwin into the fire and have his ups and downs.

But back to the Texans, seein Andre drop the easy catch makes me think if were gonna have a repeat of last season with him. Prolly not but he'll prolly always be a guy that drops easy catches (like T.O.), but still be really good. I diden't like our run blocking today, Pittsburgh is a tough run defense but our blocking sucked too so it made it even worse. Im glad to see Carr still getting a high percentage of completions, I think he will be in the 60's this year. I just hope for less INT's. I miss D.D. runnin though, Hollings can't break tackles like he does. Babin doesen't look over powerful or really good, he just looks like he has a non-stop motor, which is good. Should of had a sack today, Ben knew he was bein sack and flopped it at the last second, thats bs. But oh well, I think were improving, and now its time to start glueing together.

ccdude730
08-22-2004, 02:19 AM
im just gonna throw this out there, but ive kind of got the impression that the offensive line is better suited to take on a 4-3 defense rather than a strong 3-4. not real sure what the problem today was - but it was real hard to keep watching the game after seeing all those runs.

peek is a good pass rusher, but he did mess up several times, that can be fixed. the same for babin - played good, but got caught up several times. all can be worked on...

carr - boy this guy is awesome, with our receivers - they will make him look even better.

i was a little dissapointed that ragone didnt throw deep too, he has a GREAT deep ball.

oh yeah - WHEN THE RECEIVERS HEAD IS TURNED ALL THE WAY AROUND AND THE DEFENDERS HAND IS ON THE FACEMASK - IT IS CALLED A FREAKIN FACEMASK (the personal foul one)!!!! :thumbdown

texasguy346
08-22-2004, 02:39 AM
im just gonna throw this out there, but ive kind of got the impression that the offensive line is better suited to take on a 4-3 defense rather than a strong 3-4. not real sure what the problem today was - but it was real hard to keep watching the game after seeing all those runs.

peek is a good pass rusher, but he did mess up several times, that can be fixed. the same for babin - played good, but got caught up several times. all can be worked on...

carr - boy this guy is awesome, with our receivers - they will make him look even better.

i was a little dissapointed that ragone didnt throw deep too, he has a GREAT deep ball.

oh yeah - WHEN THE RECEIVERS HEAD IS TURNED ALL THE WAY AROUND AND THE DEFENDERS HAND IS ON THE FACEMASK - IT IS CALLED A FREAKIN FACEMASK (the personal foul one)!!!! :thumbdown

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040822/capt.cxb10108220200.49ers_bears_cxb101.jpg

Wonder if this is a facemask? :rofl:

OzzO
08-22-2004, 10:23 AM
Well, that one is. But if you completely turn the helmet around while tackling so it faces the players rear shoulder pad - that's not. (Per the Pittsburgh preseason refs anyway.)