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johnny_tlmn
07-01-2006, 08:37 PM
Game 1 - Philly 9/10 @ hm

Call me nuts, I think we can beat these guys. We will be going in with a brand new attitude, with some new guys that can get to McNabb, why not. The key might be our protection of David.
Texans 20, Philly 17 :whip:


Game 2 - Indy 9/17 away

This might be a tough one. Don't know if we'll be ready for Peyton and pals this early on the road. Hope I'm wrong.
Indy 24, Texans 14


Game 3 - Wash 9/24 @ home

We can get these guys. Supposed to be new & improved, they will be a semi-new team. No problem.
Texans 27, Wash 20 :drool:


Game 4 - Fins 10/1 @ home

What, no Ricky? This game should be a cakewalk.
Texans 17-6 :redtowel:


Game 5 - Cows 10/15 away

You kidding me? No-brainer
Texans 51-3 :party:

4-1 after 5, no big deal.

HoustonFan
07-01-2006, 08:41 PM
I'll co-sign w/ you on this prediction. However, I think the game against the Cowboys will be somewhat closer. I say Texans 31 - Cowboys 21.

TEXANS84
07-01-2006, 09:16 PM
Game 4 - Fins 10/1 @ home

What, no Ricky? This game should be a cakewalk.
Texans 17-6 :redtowel:


Dolphins were amazing at the end of last year minus Daunte Culpepper.

I have a feeling they'll be the AFC East winner this year, and it'll be a lot closer game than 17-6.

BlueThunder
07-01-2006, 09:19 PM
I want the Colts win,,,,,,,:stirpot: The first 2 is where i'm starting!


The NFC East ,,,,,,is no punk and if we sweep that division?I'll make the whole coaching staff breakfast in bed for a week!As long as we get the Colts first which is doable,,,


I'm not kidding either,,,

BlueThunder
07-01-2006, 09:32 PM
I hope they like McDonalds,,:whip:

DominickDavisFan76
07-01-2006, 09:46 PM
What if Mario hurts Peyton......Texans-20, Colts-16

BlueThunder
07-01-2006, 09:51 PM
Don't worry about how i'm going to pull it off.Just like i'm not worried about you guys ever accomplishing it!:banana:

I know theres 20 coaches...

BlueThunder
07-01-2006, 09:59 PM
Sauage Egg McMuffen,hashbrowns,,big orange juice..I'm already getting hungry..:redtowel:

Texan Asylum
07-01-2006, 10:34 PM
Game 1 - Philly 9/10 @ hm

Call me nuts, I think we can beat these guys. We will be going in with a brand new attitude, with some new guys that can get to McNabb, why not. The key might be our protection of David.
Texans 20, Philly 17


Game 2 - Indy 9/17 away

This might be a tough one. Don't know if we'll be ready for Peyton and pals this early on the road. Hope I'm wrong.
Indy 24, Texans 14


Game 3 - Wash 9/24 @ home

We can get these guys. Supposed to be new & improved, they will be a semi-new team. No problem.
Texans 27, Wash 20 :drool:


Game 4 - Fins 10/1 @ home

What, no Ricky? This game should be a cakewalk.
Texans 17-6 :redtowel:


Game 5 - Cows 10/15 away

You kidding me? No-brainer
Texans 51-3 :party:

4-1 after 5, no big deal.

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/images/slingblade75.jpg I like the way you talk, ummm huh.

rafterticket
07-02-2006, 02:19 AM
Game 5 - Cows 10/15 away

You kidding me? No-brainer
Texans 51-3 :party:

4-1 after 5, no big deal.

As a guy that grew up loving Uncle Tex, Tom and Roger, then for only a brief moment Jimmy, Troy, Emmitt, Moose and Jay, you gotta understand I still don't want to see the Cowboys get beat that bad (that freakin godawful Jerry or not).

How about 28-3?

DocBar
07-02-2006, 04:37 AM
Don't worry about how i'm going to pull it off.Just like i'm not worried about you guys ever accomplishing it!:banana:

I know theres 20 coaches...
I'll chip in on the tab!!!! :yahoo:

Maddict5
07-02-2006, 06:41 AM
when i saw the thread title i thought you meant 1 win out of 5 wouldn't be bad and if you're being realistic/pessimistic it wouldnt be bad...we've got a killer start to the season

bigbrewster2000
07-02-2006, 06:48 AM
Not even talking about the Cowboy game, I think all of the scores may be a liitle high, and the Fins game will be a battle for sure.

TexansTrueFan
07-02-2006, 09:53 AM
you know i thought we had a pretty good recieving core, but ESPN ranked us at #20th. I mean come on AJ, Moulds, is enough for me, but add D.D to that cause he is such a threat catching the ball and making plays and J.P now to help the tight end position, that will all open stuff up fou E.M and A.J, and i figured we were at least a top 10. Hmmm is it just me our does houston teams never get any respect, we go to the world series last year, and the sucking chicago cubs still get more air time then the poor stros.

mike moffat
07-02-2006, 10:21 AM
If :mario: pulls that off that would end the Colts season and I guarantee that. Without Manning, sorry you Colts fans, The Indianapolis Colts will NOT reach the playoffs and that would be remarkable, IMO, as for others as well. :drool:
I don't want to see Peyton hurt. He's a quality guy. I just want to see us beat him. Sacks, interceptions, rushes, fumbles....that's all good. Hurting his pride would do more to him than physical pain. Whipping the Colts would be a big break-through for the Texans. We've got to do that to get to the next level. :respect:

DominickDavisFan76
07-02-2006, 10:37 AM
I think playing against Washington will be hard, but they lost Lavar Arrington so who knows

carter08
07-02-2006, 10:39 AM
I'll break out some VooDoo dolls for these games. Guarantee a Texans win

TwinSisters
07-02-2006, 10:42 AM
You know... I am thinking the worst team getting the easier schedule is a crock.

TexansSeminole
07-02-2006, 01:04 PM
Dolphins were amazing at the end of last year minus Daunte Culpepper.

I have a feeling they'll be the AFC East winner this year, and it'll be a lot closer game than 17-6.

Yea, Dolphins fans are excited about this season. I actually have $200 in bets with 3 different people on this Dolphins, Texans game in week 4.

The Pencil Neck
07-02-2006, 03:19 PM
I think playing against Washington will be hard, but they lost Lavar Arrington so who knows

They weren't using him anyway. He was riding the pine for several games last year and they didn't miss him at all. They're D is going to be tough.

They've made a lot of changes on offense that should make them explosive as hell. I'm just hoping that their O hasn't jelled by the time we play them.

rittenhouserobz
07-02-2006, 04:47 PM
I think I will wait for the depth charts to be filled before I make a prediction; however, I will take 4-1 to start the season.

Eagles78
07-02-2006, 06:20 PM
Game 1 - Philly 9/10 @ hm

Call me nuts, I think we can beat these guys. We will be going in with a brand new attitude, with some new guys that can get to McNabb, why not. The key might be our protection of David.
Texans 20, Philly 17 :whip:


4-1 after 5, no big deal.
Youre nuts. Its not just about getting to McNabb its about getting him down. He has lost weight and is fast again and the Texans did draft some quality players but you cant expect a rookie to play that well in his very first start especially against the Eagles D-Line. It will be a good game though. And you think the Texans will beat the Cowboys, Dolphins, and Redskins? Wow youre in for a very disappointing first 5 weeks. You guys start off not better than 2-3

Texan Asylum
07-02-2006, 06:30 PM
Youre nuts. Its not just about getting to McNabb its about getting him down. He has lost weight and is fast again and the Texans did draft some quality players but you cant expect a rookie to play that well in his very first start especially against the Eagles D-Line. It will be a good game though. And you think the Texans will beat the Cowboys, Dolphins, and Redskins? Wow youre in for a very disappointing first 5 weeks. You guys start off not better than 2-3
We plan to pull out the secret weapon against McNabb...Campbell's Thick and Chunky Slow Roasted Beef with Mushrooms. Since you ARE what you eat, he'll play like he's chunky and slow. As for the rest, come back in week six and we'll give you an opportunity to eat some "Thick and Chunky Crow".:stirpot:

Eagles78
07-02-2006, 06:33 PM
We plan to pull out the secret weapon against McNabb...Campbell's Thick and Chunky Slow Roasted Beef with Mushrooms. Since you ARE what you eat, he'll play like he's chunky and slow. As for the rest, come back in week six and we'll give you an opportunity to eat some "Thick and Chunky Crow".:stirpot:
Wow that was a good one. Face it even after a losing season last year the Eagles are still better than you this year. The Texans have a better running back and wide recievers than the Eagles but without and offensive line they are both useless, the only good player on your defensive line is Mario Williams and he hasnt even played a down yet. Poor David Carr:crutch:

Texan Asylum
07-02-2006, 06:34 PM
Wow that was a good one. Face it even after a losing season last year the Eagles are still better than you this year. The Texans have a better running back and wide recievers than the Eagles but without and offensive line they are both useless, the only good player on your defensive line is Mario Williams and he hasnt even played a down yet. Poor David Carr:crutch:
Cah...Cah...Cah...is that a crow or eagle cahing!:)

Eagles78
07-02-2006, 06:37 PM
Cah...Cah...Cah...is that a crow or eagle cahing!:)
Again more gold your jokes are amazing where do you come up with these things? I guess youve had a lot of time on your hands to think of jokes while your team has been behind all 4 years of its existence. Yeah the Texans suck

Texan Asylum
07-02-2006, 06:39 PM
Again more gold your jokes are amazing where do you come up with these things? I guess youve had a lot of time on your hands to think of jokes while your team has been behind all 4 years of its existence. Yeah the Texans suck
I do have to admit that I LOVE your avatar.

the wonger need food
07-02-2006, 06:45 PM
Again more gold your jokes are amazing where do you come up with these things? I guess youve had a lot of time on your hands to think of jokes while your team has been behind all 4 years of its existence. Yeah the Texans suck

And exactly how many Super Bowl championships have your Eagles won? I'm guessing the Texans have just as many.

BlueThunder
07-02-2006, 07:52 PM
If we can come out of the first 6 games atleast 3 and 3 we have a playoff team.....

Eagles 13 and 3 a year past with or without Owen,,when McNabb is healthy he is tuff to tango...
Indy Colts 12 and 4 Don't mater who they lost they are still in our way..
Washington NFC East Champs
Miami 9 and 7this is a trap game here..I'll give it to Miami just to throw kinnlen on the fire..Everyone else already has it as a Loss for the Texans..
Dallas,,9 and 7 and Vagas already has them 5 to 1 in the Superbowl.Must be all them chetti names.This ain't the 50's.Watch out!
Jacksonville 13 and 3,,,well they have one of the best DCs ever on a depth chart.I have respect for this team but i just don't think there ,,,,,,,,,You thought I would actually tell you the real problem,,think again!Home we need this win or were headed up hill..12th man

All over 500,,,,,,,

4 and 2 would be really great as long as we handle the division or atleast split..Them Egg McMuffins with double cheese sure smell good..texanpride

I want to help this team win because I like the fans.:trophy:

Texan Asylum
07-02-2006, 08:38 PM
I like his avatar too, just the way he's thinking what gets me. Talking high and mighty about the Eagles in a Texans MB, thats real smart,:hunter: "Philadelphia Eagles" smart.lol: Just like I said before I see us at 4-1, with the Eagles, yea being one of those wins.
Just being diplomatic there JT, besides 9/10 will get here before ya know it and we won't be seeing him here after that.:backsout:

BlueThunder
07-02-2006, 08:46 PM
I think this could turn into a statement game of our 2006 season..texanpride

Where the he77 was Philidelphia when Mexico was marching on our mother?

Are you going to let these guys come and take what the greatest pioneers in the history of this country fault to earn us?They came from all over the south......

Right now we have nothing to lose but Pride!

BATTLE RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like I said ; In Texas the only thing for failure is a short rope and a tall tree..Judge Bean i think said that?

Eagles78
07-02-2006, 09:11 PM
I like his avatar too, just the way he's thinking what gets me. Talking high and mighty about the Eagles in a Texans MB, thats real smart,:hunter: "Philadelphia Eagles" smart.lol: Just like I said before I see us at 4-1, with the Eagles, yea being one of those wins.
There is no way in hell the Texans start 4-1. Not only do they have to go up against the Eagles but also the Redskins the Cowboys the Colts and the Dolphins. There is no chance in hell. And of those teams the Eagles are the worst and are still better than the Texans! 0-5 sorry guys

BlueThunder
07-02-2006, 09:55 PM
Like I said before,,We may not get every team on the schedule but were going make sure they felt the bump in the road after were finished with them.So you just be ready because Sept 10 is our day!texanpride

The worst thing you can do is corner a wild animal if your not looking for a fight..

The plan for us is finish every play.........In other words,,run it thru!!!!!!!

We should already know the New Jeresy Cowboys are looking for help,,but are we going to give them any.....The lord giveth and the lord taketh..We see ya!

Titan "Tack" Fan
07-03-2006, 10:35 AM
Game 1 - Philly 9/10 @ hm

Call me nuts, I think we can beat these guys. We will be going in with a brand new attitude, with some new guys that can get to McNabb, why not. The key might be our protection of David.
Texans 20, Philly 17 :whip:


Game 2 - Indy 9/17 away

This might be a tough one. Don't know if we'll be ready for Peyton and pals this early on the road. Hope I'm wrong.
Indy 24, Texans 14


Game 3 - Wash 9/24 @ home

We can get these guys. Supposed to be new & improved, they will be a semi-new team. No problem.
Texans 27, Wash 20 :drool:


Game 4 - Fins 10/1 @ home

What, no Ricky? This game should be a cakewalk.
Texans 17-6 :redtowel:


Game 5 - Cows 10/15 away

You kidding me? No-brainer
Texans 51-3 :party:

4-1 after 5, no big deal.

I hope you're kidding. Us (the Titans) and you guys will beat Philly, but not the other 4.

TheOgre
07-03-2006, 11:34 AM
NO WAY will we be 4-1 after 5 games.

Titan "Tack" Fan
07-03-2006, 11:37 AM
NO WAY will we be 4-1 after 5 games.

This guy is practical. The Titans and Texans suck....Period.

Texan Asylum
07-03-2006, 11:44 AM
This guy is practical. The Titans and Texans suck....Period.
While the act of self deprecation is admirable, the act of including someone else is TACKY. It's wise to keep such comments to one's self.

Maddict5
07-03-2006, 12:53 PM
This guy is practical. The Titans and Texans suck....Period.

Speak for yourself!!!:)

Koolbrz
07-03-2006, 01:04 PM
I feel we can go 5-0. We have a great chance of beating Indy this yr. Without "Edge" they will not be as explosive as in the past IMO. Question is...will our secondary be able to shut down Indy's recievers?? I feel that they can. Looking at past games, Texans have done a decent job on Indy's recievers. They have had some great games. Looking forward to finally beating them this yr. and to being 5-0 for the first time in franchise history!!! Go Texans!!!!

TheOgre
07-03-2006, 01:43 PM
I think we go 1-4 or 2-3 the first five games. Heck I think we have a better shot of going 0-5 than we do of 3-2 or better.

TexansSeminole
07-03-2006, 01:48 PM
I dont think anyone has a real idea who we match up the best against. I mean we know simple things like, team with slow corner will get burnt by AJ. But we dont know our offensive or defensive style at this point so we dont know who we match up the best against.

Anyway, I'll take a win over the eagles...cause i never liked them, plus ive got friends that are fans. Colts for the division and 1st win, and Dolphins for the money and satisfaction of laughing at my Miami friends. 3 of the first 5 cuts it for me.:homer:

Titan "Tack" Fan
07-03-2006, 01:51 PM
Speak for yourself!!!:)

Did you forget you won 2 games last year?

threetoedpete
07-03-2006, 03:58 PM
I think we go 1-4 or 2-3 the first five games. Heck I think we have a better shot of going 0-5 than we do of 3-2 or better.
Agreed.
I was noticing the schedule the other day. We got a better bye...finally. However...we catch Washington a week after they have an away game at the Pokes. Back to back road games are hard for whom ever. We catch Dallas after thier two two road games, @ Tenn, & @ Pilly. Then they get us at Home. The point of all this IS...the Pilly game is a lynch pin to our season. On Paper there should be no way we can hang with the eagles. However, I truly believe that the Eagles offensively are rudimmentary and will be untill a WR emerges. If we can find someone to handle the water bug on third down, we got a shot. We end up 3-2, 4-3 out of the gate. All things are possible. But I believe Ogre is correct. Keep our hopes low and our expectations high. :homer:

AFD1717
07-03-2006, 03:59 PM
Did you forget you won 2 games last year?

I realize our projections may seem overly optimistic to an outsider, but we don't think of ourselves as a 2-14 team. We think of ourselves as a team that had been improving every season and should have improved from 7-9 tow years ago to be about 10-6 or so last season. Obviously the wheels came off, but we feel like we had the players to be that good if the coaches had put them in a position to succeed. Now that we have dumped the coaching staff and had an outstanding offseason, it seems logical (in our own desperate minds) that we are ready to have the season we SHOULD have had last year - 10 to 12 wins. Will it happen? History says probably not, but it has happened before. That is where we are coming from.

HOU-TEX
07-03-2006, 04:39 PM
Agreed.
I was noticing the schedule the other day. We got a better bye...finally. However...we catch Washington a week after they have an away game at the Pokes. Back to back road games are hard for whom ever. We catch Dallas after thier two two road games, @ Tenn, & @ Pilly. Then they get us at Home. The point of all this IS...the Pilly game is a lynch pin to our season. On Paper there should be no way we can hang with the eagles. However, I truly believe that the Eagles offensively are rudimmentary and will be untill a WR emerges. If we can find someone to handle the water bug on third down, we got a shot. We end up 3-2, 4-3 out of the gate. All things are possible. But I believe Ogre is correct. Keep our hopes low and our expectations high. :homer:

They have Gaffney. He could be a major threat.:sarcasm:

edo783
07-03-2006, 04:55 PM
I think we go 1-4 or 2-3 the first five games. Heck I think we have a better shot of going 0-5 than we do of 3-2 or better.

Bingo!

MorKnolle
07-03-2006, 06:12 PM
I think we go 1-4 or 2-3 the first five games. Heck I think we have a better shot of going 0-5 than we do of 3-2 or better.

We have a very tough schedule to start, I'll be happy if we're 2-2 heading into the bye week and the Texas showdown. We should finish the year much stronger as our players continue to improve in the new system and our schedule gets a little weaker. If we start off 4-1 or better, we should be looking at a 12-4 or better season and a division title.

thunderkyss
07-03-2006, 07:17 PM
I feel we can go 5-0. We have a great chance of beating Indy this yr. Without "Edge" they will not be as explosive as in the past IMO. Question is...will our secondary be able to shut down Indy's recievers?? I feel that they can. Looking at past games, Texans have done a decent job on Indy's recievers. They have had some great games. Looking forward to finally beating them this yr. and to being 5-0 for the first time in franchise history!!! Go Texans!!!!

Or reluctance to stretch the field, due largely to our inabiltiy to keep our QB on his feet, has stopped us from putting points on the board, and staying in games past the third quarter. & we've been in it with the Colts(arguably the best team in the NFL the last three years running).

We've addressed our line, our pass rush, our recieving corps, we've got two 1st round corners........

some people are going to be very surprised....... 13-3 baby...... 13-3

Wolf
07-03-2006, 07:53 PM
Youre nuts. Its not just about getting to McNabb its about getting him down. He has lost weight and is fast again and the Texans did draft some quality players but you cant expect a rookie to play that well in his very first start especially against the Eagles D-Line. It will be a good game though. And you think the Texans will beat the Cowboys, Dolphins, and Redskins? Wow youre in for a very disappointing first 5 weeks. You guys start off not better than 2-3


it will be interesting if Runyan and Williams matching up..should be a good test for the rookie to learn some things

HJam72
07-03-2006, 07:57 PM
I think we're gonna beat Philly and Miami and that whether we go 2-3 or 3-2 will be determined by how we do against Dallas. Honestly, we'll probably lose it in Dallas. :brickwall

Maddict5
07-03-2006, 08:55 PM
Did you forget you won 2 games last year?

hence the exclamation marks and smiley:brickwall

im 1 of the realists who think 2-3 would be a very god start to the season

Maddict5
07-03-2006, 09:12 PM
just read through the whole thread and all i can say is WOW!!..i think some people are setting themselves up for a fall-13-3 etc..are you serious??? i mean id love it to happen but come on- ive no doubt we'll be much improved but we're a new, young team with a new head coach..new schemes etc that will take time before being mastered....i dont want to be bringing other people down but look at the historical facts-i was reading an article lately and i think it said jon gruden is the only HC to get a team to the playoffs in his first year..and that was with a very good, veteran TB team.....

anyway for me..10-6 is our ceiling but id be happy with a competitive 7-9,8-8 record

Maddict5
07-03-2006, 09:21 PM
Here's that article

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/9489023

i remembered wrong..37% of last years HC's had winning records in their 1st season

The Pencil Neck
07-03-2006, 09:35 PM
anyway for me..10-6 is our ceiling but id be happy with a competitive 7-9,8-8 record

I can't even imagine 10-6. I was originally thinking 5-11 but after really looking at the schedule (and just plain getting psyched up), I'm really, really hoping for 8-8. I think we can do that.

Less than 5-11 and I'll be upset. More than 7-9 and I'll be ecstatic.

Those are my hopes. Humble though they may be.

TexanFan881
07-03-2006, 09:56 PM
This is the way I feel:

We realistically have a chance to win all 16 games. We can beat every team we play. That's what I like to see. I'd be happy with a .500 season.

thunderkyss
07-03-2006, 10:59 PM
just read through the whole thread and all i can say is WOW!!..i think some people are setting themselves up for a fall-13-3 etc..are you serious??? i mean id love it to happen but come on- ive no doubt we'll be much improved but we're a new, young team with a new head coach..new schemes etc that will take time before being mastered....i dont want to be bringing other people down but look at the historical facts-i was reading an article lately and i think it said jon gruden is the only HC to get a team to the playoffs in his first year..and that was with a very good, veteran TB team.....

anyway for me..10-6 is our ceiling but id be happy with a competitive 7-9,8-8 record


10-6 sounds good to me........ what I don't understand are the people predicting 8-8 at best. We were pretty clear, that we weren't rebuilding, but if the best we can predict is 8-8, or worse 7-9 then hell we should've started rebuilding.

NATHANHALE
07-03-2006, 11:04 PM
"we should've started rebuilding"

You lost me here. We've got a new GM, new HC, new coordinators, new position coaches, new offense, new defense, and a bunch of new players--if that's not rebuilding, please explain what is!!

thunderkyss
07-03-2006, 11:28 PM
"we should've started rebuilding"

You lost me here. We've got a new GM, new HC, new coordinators, new position coaches, new offense, new defense, and a bunch of new players--if that's not rebuilding, please explain what is!!


I believe rebuilding would include the QB. TB didn't rebuild when Gruden came to town......

We've got a new fullback, center, and a WR on offense..... that is most likely true for over half the teams in the NFL.

On defense, we've got a new defensive end, a tackle, and a MLB..... that's about par for the course.

AFD1717
07-03-2006, 11:35 PM
I believe rebuilding would include the QB. TB didn't rebuild when Gruden came to town......

We've got a new fullback, center, and a WR on offense..... that is most likely true for over half the teams in the NFL.

On defense, we've got a new defensive end, a tackle, and a MLB..... that's about par for the course.

I agree. Rebuilding means you get rid of your core players and we haven't done that. We've just added better role players and a much better system to use them all in.

TexansSeminole
07-03-2006, 11:48 PM
Yea, we rubuilt our staff, but not our roster.

NATHANHALE
07-04-2006, 12:55 AM
I agree. Rebuilding means you get rid of your core players and we haven't done that. We've just added better role players and a much better system to use them all in.

Ok, let me make sure I've got this--

1) We changed the GM
2) We rebuilt the coaching staff
3) We rebuilt the offense
4) We rebuilt the defense
5) We changed the coaching philosophy
6) We replaced about half the roster

....but we kept a 'few' core players, so we are not rebuilding??? Sorry, I don't agree. IMO, 'not rebuilding' is when you 'tweak' here or there. That's not what we did. We've started over. And, to me, core players are those on a team you can't do without and we do not have very many of those--factor in different starters at almost every position (especially the lines) and we just do not have a lot of proven players at many positions.

NATHANHALE
07-04-2006, 01:03 AM
"TB didn't rebuild when Gruden came to town...... "

I don't know what Gruden did in TB, but I do know he replaced a very good coach in Tony Dungy who had already built a solid team in Tampa. That was a totally different scenario than Kubiak walked into with the mess Caper's left. In fact, many people give Dungy much of the credit for the SB that Gruden won with the Bucs.

HoustonFan
07-04-2006, 01:04 AM
We will win more than 2 games this season. I think we'll exceed the past 4 seasons by being a .500 team as well, at least. Sure there are those on here that claim to be "realists". But no one really knows jack about how the season is going to go. If you would have told me that the Steelers and Seahawks were going to the big dance, w/ the Steelers winning the championship last season, I would have said it would have been the Colts, but look what happened.

Go Texans!!! They open up the season 4-1, 3-2 at least. But going beyond being competitive and losing close games I see them winning those close games.

AFD1717
07-04-2006, 10:06 AM
Ok, let me make sure I've got this--

1) We changed the GM
2) We rebuilt the coaching staff
3) We rebuilt the offense
4) We rebuilt the defense
5) We changed the coaching philosophy
6) We replaced about half the roster

....but we kept a 'few' core players, so we are not rebuilding??? Sorry, I don't agree. IMO, 'not rebuilding' is when you 'tweak' here or there. That's not what we did. We've started over. And, to me, core players are those on a team you can't do without and we do not have very many of those--factor in different starters at almost every position (especially the lines) and we just do not have a lot of proven players at many positions.

I guess where we disagree is on your third and fourth points. We've obviously changed systems, but I don't think adding a FB, C, and a WR counts as rebuilding the offense when Carr, Davis, and Johnson are still the focus of everything. Those guys are important, but they are role players.

thunderkyss
07-04-2006, 10:13 AM
Ok, let me make sure I've got this--

1) We changed the GM
2) We rebuilt the coaching staff


I'm with you so far.


3) We rebuilt the offense


4 of 5 OL'men will be returning to the OL
1 of 2 wide recievers will be returning from last year
2 of 3 backs were in the backfield last year........ Carr & DD.... Jameel Cook will be the only person in the backfield that wasn't there last year.

Putz...... might start...... might be Joppru.... doesn't matter, as we've been playing musical TE from day one.

we've got 11 players on the field on offense. only 4 will be new to our team.


4) We rebuilt the defense


Again...... same DBs..... not one change there........ we've shrunk at the linbaker position, but only added one new face that might crack the starting lineup, and that's only until our guy gets healthy. We have two new linemen

Again, 11 starters........ 3 new faces..... that's not rebuilding.


5) We changed the coaching philosophy


Before the 2004 season, we probably made just as many changes on offense, including a "philosophy" change..... that was not a rebuild, that was a tweak.

Last year, we ran a run blocking system.......... this year, we'll be running a run blocking system.... moving the pocket to protect the QB is a tweak, just like a 1 step drop...... we'll different routes, and expct our QB to make a second/third read...... but we shouldn't expect any different.

6) We replaced about half the roster


We've added a bunch of players to fill spots in Training camp. Beyound the obvious names I've mentioned, no one's been replaced yet....... well no one that really mattered. We've exchanged Ragone/Banks for Rosenfels, but that kinda don't really matter.


....but we kept a 'few' core players, so we are not rebuilding??? Sorry, I don't agree. IMO, 'not rebuilding' is when you 'tweak' here or there. That's not what we did. We've started over. And, to me, core players are those on a team you can't do without and we do not have very many of those--factor in different starters at almost every position (especially the lines) and we just do not have a lot of proven players at many positions.

Trust me, we didn't rebuild. Tennesee has rebuilt, and they've got the same coach. They've got no runningback(not really, think about it), no QB(they'll either start a backup, or a rookie), they overpaid an overhyped #2 to be their #1 reciever......... because they don't really have a #1. Offensively, the only thing you can say they do have, is an offensive line, and that's stretcing it. I think only two of the 5 started last year for Tennessee... maybe 3..

They've got absolutely no reason, other than blind optimism, to think they'll win many if any games in '06..

MorKnolle
07-04-2006, 10:51 AM
....but we kept a 'few' core players, so we are not rebuilding??? Sorry, I don't agree. IMO, 'not rebuilding' is when you 'tweak' here or there. That's not what we did. We've started over. And, to me, core players are those on a team you can't do without and we do not have very many of those--factor in different starters at almost every position (especially the lines) and we just do not have a lot of proven players at many positions.

Since most of our core players are still here, I'd call what we did more of a retooling rather than a rebuilding, at least in terms of our roster. We obviously brought in new coaching staff, GM, systems, etc., but the core of our team is still here and we've built upon that, so I'm not sure I'd call it a complete rebuilding.

We will win more than 2 games this season. I think we'll exceed the past 4 seasons by being a .500 team as well, at least. Sure there are those on here that claim to be "realists". But no one really knows jack about how the season is going to go. If you would have told me that the Steelers and Seahawks were going to the big dance, w/ the Steelers winning the championship last season, I would have said it would have been the Colts, but look what happened.

Go Texans!!! They open up the season 4-1, 3-2 at least. But going beyond being competitive and losing close games I see them winning those close games.

I doubt we start that strong, the hardest part of our schedule is that early part. Anyone that thinks we are going to start 4-1 should be predicting our final record to be in the neighborhood of 12-4 since our schedule is easier in the middle and end of the year than at the beginning. I'm not sure why it seems like so many people expect this kind of fast start and then just a 7-9 to 8-8 finish.

thunderkyss
07-04-2006, 01:30 PM
I doubt we start that strong, the hardest part of our schedule is that early part. Anyone that thinks we are going to start 4-1 should be predicting our final record to be in the neighborhood of 12-4 since our schedule is easier in the middle and end of the year than at the beginning. I'm not sure why it seems like so many people expect this kind of fast start and then just a 7-9 to 8-8 finish.


I'm predicting 13-3.......... :hunter:

TexansTrueFan
07-04-2006, 02:40 PM
I'm predicting 13-3.......... :hunter:


Why not 16-0, i mean we can do it. With D.D healthy and a revived O-Line, plus the addition of a few new good recievers. ok we are gonna be good but realisticly i could see us beign 10-6 maybe 13-3. It SUCKS i'm gonna miss most of this season i leave for the Air Force in a few weeks :( !!!