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pittbull
08-27-2004, 12:00 PM
If the Texans do not play as well as we hope, do we as fans start to worry.? I for one don't, but just wondering what the rest of the herd thinks. With AJ out, G-Funk, and the running game a little banged up, I think we should just wait until the regular season to seek and destroy! :headbang:

El Tejano
08-27-2004, 12:44 PM
I would care to see a little more defensive execution but with the situation at hand I am not expecting it. Injuries and all.

done88
08-27-2004, 01:15 PM
You play the way you practice. If the team was to lose the game because the second or third sting let it get away. Then I will not worry. However if the starters get dominated like they were last week then I will begin to worry a little.

Vinny
08-27-2004, 02:27 PM
We will see if the fantasy cheat sheets start to shuffle after Tatum Bell makes his debut against our second string run defense.

sprtsfanatic
08-27-2004, 03:17 PM
I guess it all depends on which team decides to take the field today...the one that came out for the dallas game or the one that got spanked by pitts...Id really hate to see this see-saw thing become a routine or a habit.

Guess we'll find out later on tonight.

axman40
08-27-2004, 04:04 PM
The 3rd preseason game is the one to watch as the staters will usually play longer and show more of a game plan. I am hoping for a good show from the O & D lines tonight.
:cool:

dalemurphy
08-27-2004, 04:09 PM
The 3rd preseason game is the one to watch as the staters will usually play longer and show more of a game plan. I am hoping for a good show from the O & D lines tonight.
:cool:

exactly... I may be a little gullible, but I do believe that Pittsburgh gameplanned against us and we did not gameplan against them. So, this is the preseason game to measure the current status of this team with. No excuses. AJ, Walker, Payne all won't be playing- but, you know what, that's what happens during the season. Let's see if this team is prepared to handle adversity like that and has the talent and depth to overcome key losses. I'm excited and nervous for tonight. I really don't want to start looking forward to 2005 until January! or at least December!

sulli60
08-27-2004, 04:27 PM
There's no way the Texans can look any worse than last week, so I'm hoping to see something from our running game, passing game and defense. Denver is a hard team to get a handle on this offseason. Some radio guys absolutely love Jake Plummer and think they'll go deep in the playoffs and others think they're an 8-8 team. I haven't looked at their schedule, but I know the Texans have to go back up there 11/7. Since there's an impending regular season rematch I'm concerned our gameplan may not be our best for this preseason meeting. :ninja:

gwallaia
08-27-2004, 04:39 PM
Too bad Andre Johnson will not be playing tonight. His presence would help us all to better understand how the offense is clicking.

pittbull
08-27-2004, 05:57 PM
Not at all happy about the lost of his family member, but since it will be rainy out there tonight, I would rather have the guy somewhere safe, than on the field risking injury. Play the first teamers until they look smooth, then pull 'em
Dom! :headbang:

Porky
08-27-2004, 05:57 PM
I guess it all depends on which team decides to take the field today...the one that came out for the dallas game or the one that got spanked by pitts...Id really hate to see this see-saw thing become a routine or a habit.

Guess we'll find out later on tonight.

I think your a little late for that. Like two years late. If this team has been known for anything, it's their inconsistency, and that has been the case since the first two games in franchise history. From slapping Dallas in the first ever game, to going to SD the very next week, and being humilated. This is nothing new folks. Until they get that monkey off their backs, they will not be able to get out of the cellar of a great division.

As far not showing a game plan, Capers was quoted as saying he was not worried about it since we play Denver in November, and by then there will be so much film that shows the tendacies and plays of each team, that their is no real reason to not game plan tonight. Having said that, I'm sure both sides of the ball will remain fairly vanilla. After all, SD will be breaking down this film in a week or so.

travfrancis
08-27-2004, 07:31 PM
someone refresh my memory

are payne and davis playing tonight?

dalemurphy
08-27-2004, 08:53 PM
someone refresh my memory

are payne and davis playing tonight?

No Payne, No Walker, No AJ.. But a lot of DDavis and DCarr and the rest of the starters.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:06 PM
this will be Gaffney's chance to shine.

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:08 PM
Texans won the toss

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:08 PM
It was a cold and rainy night...

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:09 PM
No Babin tonight either.

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:10 PM
Chucky made the tackle on Sterling

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:11 PM
Carr throws to Bradford against Baily for 12

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:11 PM
the offensive line already looks better compared to last week

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:12 PM
Starling looked very tentative on that return

Nice slant to Bradford

Nice run (2) by DD

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:12 PM
McKinney will a great block for Davis 9 yard run

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:13 PM
drop by Bradford

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:14 PM
Carr bootleg? Preseason?

He threw a bad ball to Bradford a minute ago -- Corey had Bailey beat deep.

The OL is moving guys around big time...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:14 PM
great second effort by Davis to get the first down.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:15 PM
Domanick is looking GREAT

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:16 PM
bold statement ...

DD is going to carry us into the playoffs.

edit: and hollings is going to make sure it happens! lol

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:16 PM
Hollings Yes!

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:16 PM
TD Hollings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mistril48
08-27-2004, 09:16 PM
Here's Tony

Vinny
08-27-2004, 09:17 PM
Hollings speed helped on that 27 yard run. Nice opening drive and nice showing by both backs.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:17 PM
we have an AWESOME 1-2 punch!

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:17 PM
WOW, hollings to the outside is golden. he is just that, an outside guy.

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:19 PM
Anyone watch Wand on that play?

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:20 PM
Wand is solid

Chance_C
08-27-2004, 09:20 PM
All I can say is WOW!! The line really looked great on that drive. So did our backs. Davis is an extra effort guy no doubt about it.

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:21 PM
The left side is going to be mowing over people when those two gel. I am so glad that pitts is at guard and Wand seems to be progression well. Lets see how Wand does in pass protection.

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:23 PM
wow Dunn is getting the start at OLB fir BAbin

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:24 PM
Watts is going to be fantastic. Nice reception. Where is the pressure?

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:25 PM
we need to get pressure on the QB

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:25 PM
nice tackle by Dunta

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:25 PM
The only thing Wand did on Tony's TD was string Bailey wide allowing Hollings to split the corner and the safety. He really didn't touch anyone but he showed good mobility getting out there in a hurry. This one was a combination of Tony picking a good spot and Denver overpursing a bit. There was a really nice seal block by a WR and I couldn't tell who it was - but it looked like Bradford.

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:26 PM
robinson looked like he was just itching to lay the wood on that hit.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:27 PM
lets get another TD!

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:27 PM
Foreman is getting a lot better in pass defense this year.

ThaShark316
08-27-2004, 09:28 PM
Nice play by Jay Foreman....Yea,lets get another TD.

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:28 PM
yeah he looks to be reading well so far this preseason ... lets hope our line comes back healthy and allows him to stay there.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:29 PM
wow, nice play by Carr and Davis

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:31 PM
Crucial 3rd down for us. We need to convert those.

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:32 PM
Hey, that looks familiar.

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:32 PM
Why call a screen when Denver uses more a passive defense????

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:32 PM
hopefully we'll get some pressure on the QB this drive.

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:32 PM
i really wish we'd get our receivers more involved. i like seeing b.miller & dd as part of the passing game but i wish it wasnt so focussed on them.

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:34 PM
Starling and Armstrong first ones down on punt coverage. Sorry Texas fans...things could change but Starling is ahead of Sloan at this point IMO. He's on the field more and he's around the play more.

Our pass rush is non-existent.

travfrancis
08-27-2004, 09:34 PM
that naked bootleg was a little strange for preseason... but hey it worked and carr didnt get hit

travfrancis
08-27-2004, 09:35 PM
why is babin not playing??

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:36 PM
Some kind of muscle strain. I can't remember exactly... Peek's out too. And Walker of course...

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:36 PM
GOTTA love jamie sharper!

travfrancis
08-27-2004, 09:37 PM
dang aj thats dissapointing, both players (peek and babin) need the work

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:39 PM
still no pressure ... i'd like to see more blitzing with one of the ILB's.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:39 PM
we need to get some stops on 3rd down

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:40 PM
All you Foreman haters hopefully noticed the play he just made on Griffin .. Great lateral movement - plugged the hole and met Griffin head on for little or no gain.

Nice hard shot by Foreman on Plummer...almost a late hit.

Defense is so-so. Not enough pass rush for sure.

Mistril48
08-27-2004, 09:40 PM
Ioane is getting some push

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:40 PM
nasty hit on plummer by foreman aswell

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:41 PM
Foremam hater here. But he is showing some fire.

powda
08-27-2004, 09:41 PM
is babin even on the field?

plummer's getting way to much time to throw.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:41 PM
Plummer has all day to throw

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:42 PM
No Babin, no Peek, no G Funk.

Anthony Dunn is in for Babin. Wong at ROLB.

powda
08-27-2004, 09:43 PM
what did i miss? wheres babin?

Mistril48
08-27-2004, 09:43 PM
No pain ....Payne

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:43 PM
No Babin, no Peek, no G Funk.

Anthony Dunn is in for Babin.

no payne either

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:45 PM
wow ... we blitz everybody with zero effect

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:45 PM
Rushing 8, still no pressure.....

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:46 PM
theyre trying to pick on Robinson

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:48 PM
I noticed Charlie Anderson in at LOLB on the last few plays.

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:50 PM
we dont have a chatroom anymore do we?

Speedy
08-27-2004, 09:51 PM
That WASN'T a TD.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:53 PM
WOW Domanick!

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:53 PM
Trevor Price just made Pitts look real bad

Nice run by DD

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 09:53 PM
pitts gets bulled for the sack

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:53 PM
Great play Bradford!

Nice throw Carr!

Jack Texan
08-27-2004, 09:54 PM
Domanick is so good it is ridiculous. He looks even better than last season.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:54 PM
TD Armstrong!

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:54 PM
D Armstong Yes!

Two plays before on the Bradford catch -- Wand had a great pass protect block against Marco Coleman, then on the TD he did a great hand check on Hayward.

Scooter
08-27-2004, 09:54 PM
dd earns a large gain after contact & carr goes deep ... and now a TD to armstrong!

the potential is DEFFINATELY there.

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 09:55 PM
Just turned on the TV and a nice catch by Bradford and a great play by Armstrong...

Carr looked great on his 2 throws I saw...

Mistril48
08-27-2004, 09:55 PM
L i g h t n i n g !!!!

powda
08-27-2004, 09:56 PM
offense looks great even with out andre

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 09:57 PM
10-6 season for us.

aj.
08-27-2004, 09:58 PM
It's only preseason.

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 09:58 PM
Just got home and I have been sticking up for Hollings so let me have some time to celebrate...

Just saw that my boy Tony Hollings just scored a 27 yard TD, didnt see the play, but told you guys that Hollings is a big play threat....

Ediddy73
08-27-2004, 09:58 PM
Just turned on the TV and a nice catch by Bradford and a great play by Armstrong...

Carr looked great on his 2 throws I saw...
Then you missed a great run by Hollings. He might make me eat my words after all. Oh, well if he works out I'd be glad too.

texan279
08-27-2004, 09:59 PM
Carr = real deal

Hollings made IMO the play of the game so far. He had an outstanding run for a TD.

BradK10
08-27-2004, 09:59 PM
Armstrong has such great hands. I don't know why they're saying he's battling for a spot, he's solidified that #4 spot.

Man what a relief to see DD back there.

aj.
08-27-2004, 10:01 PM
Armstrong really hasn't been battling for a spot. He's pretty much had the #4 sealed up...

Dunta overran Watts.......dammm

Scooter
08-27-2004, 10:02 PM
i'd really like to see a LOT more of coleman on those deep tosses.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:02 PM
they are really picking on Robinson.

BradK10
08-27-2004, 10:03 PM
aj,

On the telecast they said that. I know he's not, but you would think our broadcasters would.

Dunta getting baptized, nice closing speed but was late finding the ball.

I HATE that 12 yard drop Plummer takes. I know it's a Shannahan thing, but still.

travfrancis
08-27-2004, 10:03 PM
yeah its really silly that they have him battling for the spot, not only that but they never mention him haha

aj.
08-27-2004, 10:03 PM
It would be nice to have a pass rush...

Get well soon Seth and Gary.

Sears and Ioane are in there now.

texan279
08-27-2004, 10:05 PM
It would be nice to have a pass rush...

You read my mind...

Scooter
08-27-2004, 10:05 PM
if that were vick or mcnabb he could've run for 3 miles

aj.
08-27-2004, 10:05 PM
Foreman again plugging the hole -- courtesy of Sears

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:06 PM
Sears is having a good preseason

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 10:07 PM
Foreman again for a good stop. Wasn't foreman scored on on the last Griffin TD?

aj.
08-27-2004, 10:07 PM
You could see that coming...

texan279
08-27-2004, 10:09 PM
The one thing making me wonder is earlier they said the Broncos first team offense hasn't scored a touchdown this preseason, so far they have 2 on us.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:10 PM
i predicted we would win 24-10. that first TD should only count as a field goal since everyone saw it wasnt a TD. lol

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 10:12 PM
Davis is done for the night.

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 10:13 PM
we are horrible on 3rd and long.

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 10:14 PM
nice play by D-Rob

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 10:15 PM
good stop for the defense on 3rd

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 10:18 PM
nice audible by Carr and a nice run by Hollings....

TexSon
08-27-2004, 10:18 PM
Let's see how Carr manages the 2 min offense.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:20 PM
WOW Armstrong

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 10:20 PM
Armstrong is looking great, we are going to have a heck of a 4 WR set this year...

TexSon
08-27-2004, 10:20 PM
Excellent effort to get to the sideline Armstrong!

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:22 PM
i think Starling will be our #5 receiver. he is doing great on special teams.

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 10:23 PM
Still horrible on long 3rd down conversions. That is troubling.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:25 PM
INT Faggins!

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 10:25 PM
Faggins!!!!!! INT!!!!!

TexSon
08-27-2004, 10:25 PM
Petey!!!!!!

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:25 PM
Okay, from what I've seen posted so far... lemme catch up...

- Babin has a stomach muscle strain I beleive.
- Starling is impressing me more for a 5th spot.
- No pressure on Plummer?!?! Missing Babin now ain't ya?
- Think any "fire Palmer" threads come up after this?
- Yeah, Denver 1st offense didn't score any TDs... but there defense didn't allow any either, I believe (in the first quarter).
- seems either runner has it, when the zone blocking works well... and this game, there's been some good examples.

... and Faggins just intercepts!!!!!

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:26 PM
lets get a last minute touchdown!

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:26 PM
Trevor Pryce is bullrushing us.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:27 PM
I'd settle for a smart FG as well..... sacks don't help.

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 10:27 PM
Pitts is getting killed.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:28 PM
well at least our run blocking was good idonno:

SESupergenius
08-27-2004, 10:28 PM
once again no 3rd down conversion. STOP running Carr!!!!! Make a play with the football, not with your legs.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:29 PM
So that was what, 33 seconds to turn it over.... offense will be working on that situation in the future, need to be ready for those.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:30 PM
Denver's got a heck of an O-line... that's a definite.

bckey
08-27-2004, 10:30 PM
My thoughts so far

D Davis was very impressive
Armstrong has been impressive
The blocking for Carr is horrible
Robinson is getting schooled
Our defense will be much better with Payne, Walker, and Babin in there
Starling looks tenative as a returner

texasguy346
08-27-2004, 10:34 PM
I've been happy with the Texans showing up and playing pretty well in the first half. Especially considering that Casserly said they weren't able to gameplan for the game. I hope it carries over to the second half when the backups get more snaps. Armstrong had two really great catches, and Bradford has made an appearance. :thumbup DD is looking excellent from what little we got to see of him, and the line is playing much better than agaisnt the Steelers.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:35 PM
My thoughts so far

D Davis was very impressive
Armstrong has been impressive
The blocking for Carr is horrible
Robinson is getting schooled
Our defense will be much better with Payne, Walker, and Babin in there
Starling looks tenative as a returner

Agree on all points... O-line gave what, 2 sacks... flip side, they've been doing some good zone blocking for the run.

In addition...
- Carr is looking more like a leader and like he belongs this year already.
- Good to see we have some other WR ... other than AJ
- Denver can't sellout their first home opener.
- Bradford has been impressive, glad to see he's had some looks

win one, lose one, win one.... 8-8 range is looking more like a definte every week.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:36 PM
Great piece on Marciano.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:36 PM
wait... they didn't game plan for this one? seriously?

texasguy346
08-27-2004, 10:40 PM
wait... they didn't game plan for this one? seriously?

That's what CC said on the pregame show. Said they spent like half of a practice preparing, but that they didn't gameplan.

Texan Ag
08-27-2004, 10:40 PM
I thought I heard that they did game plan since this is the game where our starters will see the most action...maybe I'm wrong on this

vtech9
08-27-2004, 10:41 PM
I'm not able to watch the game, so could someone please tell me who got beat by T. Pryce for the 2 sacks?

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:42 PM
Well, if they didn't game plan for this... I'm even moreso impressed.

texasguy346
08-27-2004, 10:42 PM
I thought I heard that they did game plan since this is the game where our starters will see the most action...maybe I'm wrong on this

That's just the norm, but from what CC said they weren't able to gameplan. Perhaps Capers was busy chewing the guys out for the Steeler game.

texasguy346
08-27-2004, 10:43 PM
I'm not able to watch the game, so could someone please tell me who got beat by T. Pryce for the 2 sacks?

Pitts got beat by Pryce

texasguy346
08-27-2004, 10:44 PM
Well, if they didn't game plan for this... I'm even moreso impressed.

My thoughts exactly. They're going up and down the field on the Broncos defense pretty easily. I was even more impressed with Bradford being able to get loose from Champ Bailey a couple times.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:45 PM
first team offense for Broncos against our second team D.

powda
08-27-2004, 10:46 PM
wheres gaffney? wheres any te? wheres marcus coleman?

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:46 PM
Anderson's running for Denver now, I guess QG is gonna be the starter then for to try and keep their RB streak alive in the reg. season.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:48 PM
Appears 1st string offense will start be substitued as well next series with Banks warming up.

Good showing 1st team!!!! Much better than last week, even better than the first week I would say.

Not a bad return by Gaff.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:48 PM
good return by Gaffney

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:49 PM
wheres gaffney? wheres any te? wheres marcus coleman?

Gaffney's done a few returns (interesting). Coleman has done a decent job at FS... made some tackles to help out Robinson.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:51 PM
Thank GAWD for that defensive penalty.... get in the groove Banks.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:52 PM
Hollings.. no "Wells steps". :twocents:

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:52 PM
that was a weak call but i guess theyre making up for the "TD" run by Griffin.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:53 PM
nice play Starling!

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:54 PM
sorry Sloan Thomas fans but i think Starling gets the last spot at WR.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:55 PM
Way to fight for it Starling....

oh, another thing of note for this game... I don't like our tv announcers.... heard a few times
"95 made a good tackle"
"96 made a good effort"
"and there goes Davis, oh no - that's Hollings"

:yap

OzzO
08-27-2004, 10:56 PM
Watcha think... Starling at 5th and Thomas on practice squad.... we'll probably have a definte on that for the TB game when the reserves play

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 10:58 PM
Darius Watts is a playmaker. i thought the Broncos were crazy for drafting him in the 2nd round. looks like they knew what they were doing.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:05 PM
yeesh... 2nd team defense... act like you want the job...

ah... almost intercepted by Burns at the goal line.

TexSon
08-27-2004, 11:13 PM
Banks looks like ****...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 11:13 PM
Tony Banks looks worse every week.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 11:14 PM
thank you Tony! nice pass.

TexSon
08-27-2004, 11:14 PM
Nice throw Banks... very nice catch Murphy

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 11:16 PM
Hollings with a nice run... :D

TexSon
08-27-2004, 11:16 PM
Hollings is fantastic on the edge...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 11:16 PM
Hollings is a beast running to the outside

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:17 PM
now THERE'S some outside speed by Hollings.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:18 PM
Ummm... Banks?

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 11:19 PM
Banks looks horrible...

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 11:20 PM
Hollings is averaging 6.1 yards per carry.

Still dont think that Capers should be using him around the goal line....

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:21 PM
Maybe Banks doesn't wanna show opposing teams what he can do? :rolleyes:

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:23 PM
So, 4th quarter... do ya keep Hollings in or bring in those other new RB's just acquired?

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 11:26 PM
Hollings needs all the game practice he can get. he is still fairly new to the position.

TexSon
08-27-2004, 11:27 PM
Faggins down....

Texans Pride
08-27-2004, 11:30 PM
1st team offense looking great. . . Defense not looking good

TexSon
08-27-2004, 11:31 PM
Chuckwurah with the nice play... he was in camp with us last year.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:36 PM
Okay.. back judge is right there straddling the line... he can't tell the foot was on the goal line?

... did they bring the Pittsburgh refs to Denver? :rolleyes:

At least they made the right call after review.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 11:36 PM
we actually won a challenge?

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:37 PM
Matthews RB in

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:37 PM
Okay... take Banks out, he can't breathe.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 11:37 PM
Banks is a scrub.

TexSon
08-27-2004, 11:38 PM
Is Banks playin for Denver?

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:39 PM
Banks 3/7 for 41. 0 TD 1 INT.... pfft.

Hervoyel
08-27-2004, 11:39 PM
Yeah, he's stinkin it up tonight. Banks is an odd case. When he's hot he's great and when he's not (exceeding 50% of the time easily) then he's a disaster.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 11:39 PM
what happened to Ragone?

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:40 PM
Betcha Ragone comes in next series... can't do any worse.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:41 PM
4/20 Hou penalties vs. 7/39 Den penalities...

Guess we're gonna start making up on some... good LAWD.

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 11:47 PM
Starling went down, too

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:47 PM
Starling staying in for kick returns... hmmm...

Glad to see him walk off with no problem, could've had a change of plans there.

Fiddy
08-27-2004, 11:51 PM
Just a little update on Rivers:

4/11 for 74 yards and 2 INTs....

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 11:52 PM
and they want Rivers to start in week 1? LOL

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:53 PM
Just a little update on Rivers:

4/11 for 74 yards and 2 INTs....

Well, a bit of rust and a fat wallet will impede you a bit. :hehe:


Taylor just had one ripped... dang it.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-27-2004, 11:53 PM
fumble....BLAH

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:53 PM
Hey, we want Rivers to start week 1 too.

texasguy346
08-27-2004, 11:57 PM
Hey, we want Rivers to start week 1 too.

The Chargers are undefeated on opening day when they start a rookie QB. However, they're 1-0 with the lone win coming with 'Cryin' Ryan Leaf at the helm.

OzzO
08-27-2004, 11:59 PM
Interesting bit on B. Miller...

didn't know you were cut with a form letter... that's gotta suck.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-28-2004, 12:01 AM
why is Banks still in?

texasguy346
08-28-2004, 12:01 AM
Murphy has had a pretty good preseason, and has shown excellent hands.

OzzO
08-28-2004, 12:03 AM
Banks, take note....

THAT'S how you throw the deep ball...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-28-2004, 12:05 AM
Today's game is a win for us in my book.

OzzO
08-28-2004, 12:07 AM
Today's game is a win for us in my book.

Agree... though not a "game win" I think it was almost better than the Dallas game on how it was played overall... go figure.

OzzO
08-28-2004, 12:08 AM
Ragone's in!!! :thumbup

texasguy346
08-28-2004, 12:10 AM
Casserley was just on air, and mentioned that the Texans don't gameplan for any preseason opponent. Bit of a surprise to me.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-28-2004, 12:13 AM
Casserley was just on air, and mentioned that the Texans don't gameplan for any preseason opponent. Bit of a surprise to me.




no one likes to show their hand while playing in a game that doesnt effect your regular season record.

OzzO
08-28-2004, 12:13 AM
Especially since I swear I thought I heard Capers note earlier that this week they start game planning like a typical regular season game to get into the process groove.


... though I don't think he said process grove.

texasguy346
08-28-2004, 12:15 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040828/capt.dxs10508280250.texans_broncos_dxs105.jpg
Nice catch by Bradford.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040828/capt.dxs10608280250.texans_broncos_dxs106.jpg
Jamie Sharper pushing Plummer out of bounds.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040828/capt.dxs10208280222.texans_broncos_dxs102.jpg
Bradford gets mugged by Bailey.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040828/capt.dxs10108280218.texans_broncos_dxs101.jpg
Bradford break dancing? idonno: # 85 made a few appearances tonight.

texasguy346
08-28-2004, 12:18 AM
Especially since I swear I thought I heard Capers note earlier that this week they start game planning like a typical regular season game to get into the process groove.


... though I don't think he said process grove.


Exactly. I was under the impression they were going to gameplan too. They don't have to show their hand to gameplan. They simply study film on their opponents and pick a few plays that they feel will exploit their weaknesses on both sides of the ball.

gwallaia
08-28-2004, 12:18 AM
Ragone's in!!! :thumbup

I do believe that is the first time that statment has ever been made with exclamation points!

OzzO
08-28-2004, 12:19 AM
I do believe that is the first time that statment has ever been made with exclamation points!


Imagine how odd it was to type it. :hehe:

texasguy346
08-28-2004, 12:21 AM
At least there's no "Fire Palmer NOW!!!!" threads yet.

OzzO
08-28-2004, 12:21 AM
Hey ref... wipe the ball... and Ragone's hands.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-28-2004, 12:21 AM
Ragone didnt look any better. lol

OzzO
08-28-2004, 12:23 AM
So, 31-17....

1st team did MUCH better this time around. I think it was mentioned only 2 penalties for the starters as well.

texasguy346
08-28-2004, 12:25 AM
The O Line played well. Pitts got beat twice for sacks, but if he's our only problem then we'll be in for a good season on the O-Line. Pitts is going to be a great guard for us, and Wand looked good in run and pass blocking from what I saw.

swisher
08-28-2004, 12:40 AM
My impressions:

Carr is sharp.

What a difference Davis makes.

And what the heck was Anderson doing on the field?

Vinny
08-28-2004, 12:44 AM
Anderson is still a viable back. The current rumor is he may be headed to the Dolphins. This may have been an audition.

Jwwillis
08-28-2004, 12:45 AM
At least there's no "Fire Palmer NOW!!!!" threads yet.


I was thinking the same thing :rolleyes: Amazing what he can do when he has something to work with.

Fiddy
08-28-2004, 12:45 AM
Anderson is still a viable back. The current rumor is he may be headed to the Dolphins. This may have been an audition.But he looked like he was in a lot of pain when he got injured....

texasguy346
08-28-2004, 12:50 AM
Anderson is still a viable back. The current rumor is he may be headed to the Dolphins. This may have been an audition.

He looks like a better option than Jackson of the Browns or Lamont Jordan of the Jets.

But he looked like he was in a lot of pain when he got injured....

If it's true then it adds to the Dolphins jinx. They were rumored to covet Lamar Gordon, and shortly thereafter he got injured. Hopefully Anderson is okay.

texasguy346
08-28-2004, 02:06 AM
Found this picture. He does look to be in a lot of pain, and it looked bad as he was helped to the sideline. Hope it turns out to be something minor.

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/DXS10908280447.jpeg

El Tejano
08-28-2004, 08:53 AM
I saw a mid season form Domanick Davis running the ball. Man I hope he stays healthy this year.

ArlingtonTexan
08-28-2004, 10:11 AM
Found this picture. He does look to be in a lot of pain, and it looked bad as he was helped to the sideline. Hope it turns out to be something minor.

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/DXS10908280447.jpeg

this is per Kffl.com,

Broncos | Anderson Injures Groin - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 27 Aug 2004 23:27:13 -0700

Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Mike Anderson (groin) "felt his groin pop" during the team's game Friday, Aug. 27. Shanahan said the team is going to have to keep their fingers crossed that the injury isn't too serious and Anderson isn't out a long time. He also added that the most disappointing part about it was that Anderson wasn't supposed to be on the field when it happened.

WWJD
08-28-2004, 10:38 AM
If he wasn't suppose to be on the field it sort of makes one wonder why he was then.

Somebody goofed big time and a groin injury isn't anything to sneeze at.

I know the radio announcers from 610 couldn't believe he was out there.

What a costly mistake.

Jwwillis
08-28-2004, 10:41 AM
If Anderson is down with a groin tear the Dolphin jynx transends team boundries. If I were a RB in the league I wouldnt want the Dolphins even mentioning my name.

Quote fodder:

Chargers are toast!!

Jwwillis
08-28-2004, 10:55 AM
"The Texans had two long scoring drives that featured several tackle-breaking runs by running backs Domanick Davis and Tony Hollings.

However, Denver's defense did stiffen at times, and defensive end Trevor Pryce had a big night with two sacks."

This is a quote from the Denver Post. This is all they said about the Texans offence while writing a glowing report of how dominate there offence was agains us. No mention at all about Waker,Pane,Babin, being out. Nor any mention that the 2nd and 3rd string were in when they scored the majority of there TD's. I think the homers in Denver are setting up there fans for a let down. With Anderson out they have to depend on that little 5'-7" dude to be the hoss. The Texans were throwing him around like a rag doll.

swisher
08-28-2004, 10:57 AM
Anderson is still a viable back. The current rumor is he may be headed to the Dolphins. This may have been an audition.


I doubt he was auditioning for the dolphins' punt return team with two minutes to go in the fourth quarter of a decided and meaningless preseason game.

JDizzle
08-28-2004, 12:55 PM
"The Texans had two long scoring drives that featured several tackle-breaking runs by running backs Domanick Davis and Tony Hollings.

However, Denver's defense did stiffen at times, and defensive end Trevor Pryce had a big night with two sacks."

This is a quote from the Denver Post. This is all they said about the Texans offence while writing a glowing report of how dominate there offence was agains us. No mention at all about Waker,Pane,Babin, being out. Nor any mention that the 2nd and 3rd string were in when they scored the majority of there TD's. I think the homers in Denver are setting up there fans for a let down. With Anderson out they have to depend on that little 5'-7" dude to be the hoss. The Texans were throwing him around like a rag doll.

Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but Casserly stated on the pre-game show with Tim Melton that the Broncos game planned for the game all week during practice. We game planned for maybe half a practice. It was kind of funny, Casserly kept mentioning that in the commentator booth when Denver's backups took control of the game.

I am not worried at all. I like what I see. Carr looks ALOT better than he did last season (119 rating, 2 TD's and NO PICKS).

TexanExile
08-28-2004, 01:20 PM
Yup--No big deal either way, as far as the Denver game-planning thing goes. The worst damage was done to the Texans in the second half, and a lot of those guys won't be around to screw things up after next week.

As for the Denver media, it's no different than the TV crews that work preseason games. I watch the games on tape-delay via NFL Network, and they give us one half-game each from each team's broadcast crew. So far I can safely say that the Cowboys crew was the most condescending of the three opponents, but does that surprise anyone? All 3 of them would make really strange choices of plays to focus on and discuss (replay or commentary), but that's from my Texan-oriented P.O.V....these are local broadcasts of the opposing teams and their interests weren't necessarily on "normal" issues. The Texans crew did it too. I wouldn't expect the newspapers to do any different.

Seems to me that there's a tendency in preseason home-team media coverage to focus totally on your own team. Because so many of the names on both teams will never be heard from again, and because consumers really want to hear spin about their own team, it's probably easier that way...? Had the Denver media mentioned that the Buncos ran over a "depleted" Texans defense, I would indeed be shocked. :twocents:

edo783
08-28-2004, 01:28 PM
Hometown media is just that, hometown and they pump the local team to the locals. The locals could pretty much care less about the team they are playing, they just want to hear good things about their team. Sounds a bit familiar.

Vinny
08-28-2004, 03:21 PM
I doubt he was auditioning for the dolphins' punt return team with two minutes to go in the fourth quarter of a decided and meaningless preseason game. Where exactly did I imply this? If you read the post I made you can see that I was just mentioning that he was still a viable back and that there were Dolphin trade rumors swirling.

swisher
08-29-2004, 12:27 AM
sorry vinny...the sarcasm was directed at the Broncos not you.