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Rodman91
09-04-2006, 03:59 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles 27
texans 9

McNabb and Westbrook should have a field day against the pompice Houston DL and secondary.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n10/Hollisthomas/skyline.jpg

:drool: :yahoo:

gwallaia
09-04-2006, 04:08 PM
pompice

I have never heard of the word pompice. Is that something Yankees say?

RiotCommander
09-04-2006, 04:11 PM
Is that even a word? I think he means pompous, but you never know. Its an Eagles fan, they can be a strange bunch.

bigtex77
09-04-2006, 04:13 PM
Is that even a word? I think he means pompous, but you never know. Its an Eagles fan, they can be a strange bunch.

I was thinking pompous too, but that wouldn't describe our o-line. Philly fans, LOL.

powerfuldragon
09-04-2006, 04:13 PM
we should have a field day against the illiterate bunch from philly.

gwallaia
09-04-2006, 04:16 PM
Even if the kid meant to say pompous, it still does not fit.

Texan Asylum
09-04-2006, 04:16 PM
:rolleyes:

bigtex77
09-04-2006, 04:17 PM
we should have a field day against the illiterate bunch from philly.

Maybe he was "speaking of the pompitus of love"??

Call him Maurice, or the Space Cowboy, whichever you prefer.

DallasTX_EaglesFan
09-04-2006, 05:31 PM
we should have a field day against the illiterate bunch from philly.



LOL.....are u nuts?:crazy:

Dr. Toro
09-04-2006, 05:34 PM
He meant to say porous... like a pumice stone?

Trolls using SAT words that don't exist... I love it... what a good omen.

20-13 Texans.

kbourda
09-04-2006, 05:36 PM
49-0.............. Texans win!

brewhaus
09-04-2006, 05:51 PM
21 - 17 Texans

RTP2110
09-04-2006, 06:29 PM
In an NFL first, the Texans win 112-0 on 56 Philadelphia safeties.

texflex513
09-04-2006, 06:30 PM
27-14 texans baby!!!!!

EaglesFanPhila
09-04-2006, 06:30 PM
Eagles - 28
Texans - Nothing!

blockhead83
09-04-2006, 06:32 PM
Texans 17, Eagles 13

The Pencil Neck
09-04-2006, 06:37 PM
56 - 3, Texans.

:homer:

run-david-run
09-04-2006, 06:37 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles 27
texans 9

McNabb and Westbrook should have a field day against the pompice Houston DL and secondary.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n10/Hollisthomas/skyline.jpg

:drool: :yahoo:
Is it just me or is 79 a little to intent in his staring at his fellow linemen's rear end?

Texanfan4ever
09-04-2006, 06:40 PM
Eagles - 28
Texans - Nothing!

Hahahahahahahaha! What a great way to end the holiday, with a big gigantic laugh on you!!!!

We feel sorry for ya'll, because you guys are the first ones to meet "THE REAL TEXANS" head-on, and go home with your tails between your legs. So you guys bring it. We are ready to shoot some eagles! :shoot: :mario:

:texan:

chuckm
09-04-2006, 06:40 PM
The Great Wall????


hmmm Doomsday Defense, Purple People Eaters, Orange Crush, Steel Curtain, and the Great Wall .....

doesn't do it for me ..... maybe the No Name Defense ... nah that one's taken too

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
09-04-2006, 06:44 PM
Texans 72
Eagles 6


Eagles score a garbage time touchdown late in the 4th quarter and fail to get the 2 point conversion.

The Pencil Neck
09-04-2006, 06:45 PM
Texans 322
Eagles 6

That's what I'm talkin bout.

Texanfan4ever
09-04-2006, 06:55 PM
]Hey, how about as simple as 19-10!!!!!! Texans

axman40
09-04-2006, 07:43 PM
TEXANS 24
Eagles 20


:fans:

JAXwithanX
09-04-2006, 07:49 PM
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n10/Hollisthomas/skyline.jpg


Is it just me or is 79 a little to intent in his staring at his fellow linemen's rear end?

you never know what missing a right forearm could do to a man's sexuality.

rmartin65
09-04-2006, 07:52 PM
you never know what missing a right forearm could do to a man's sexuality.
You dont want to know where he lost it.

Dudeamis
09-04-2006, 07:54 PM
I'm gonna say 21-17, Eagles.

Houston has a pair of solid wideouts in Moulds and Johnson, and if the O-line can give Carr some time he can make the throws. Texas should have decent line this year, but your secondary is suspect.

Phili now has its own pair of threats in Brown and Stallworth, but Westbrook is very injury prone and could end up on the bench with DD. Phili has had a solid def for the last couple years and thats the difference maker.

Despite the RB fiasco, no Bush, DD gets hurt, I think you guys will do alright this year if your O-line holds up and gives Carr some time in the pocket.

Houston_Fanatic
09-04-2006, 08:01 PM
Texans 14
Eagles 10

:redtowel:

Wolf
09-04-2006, 08:10 PM
Great Wall of what?
http://www.texansbullpen.com/06photogallery/Preseason/2006-08-06-TrainingCamp/Photos/DSC_0137.JPG

TexansLucky13
09-04-2006, 08:15 PM
Great Wall of what?
http://www.texansbullpen.com/06photogallery/Preseason/2006-08-06-TrainingCamp/Photos/DSC_0137.JPG

Hahaha. The Eagles need five linemen to form their "Great Wall" yet we only need one. :jam:

EaglesFanPhila
09-04-2006, 08:17 PM
Hahahahahahahaha! What a great way to end the holiday, with a big gigantic laugh on you!!!!

We feel sorry for ya'll, because you guys are the first ones to meet "THE REAL TEXANS" head-on, and go home with your tails between your legs. So you guys bring it. We are ready to shoot some eagles! :shoot: :mario:

:texan:
I yawn at your reply. As stated: Eagles - 28
Texans - Nothing

Wolf
09-04-2006, 08:22 PM
I yawn at your reply. As stated: Eagles - 28
Texans - Nothing


another overconfident eagle fan

http://www.texansbullpen.com/06photogallery/Preseason/2006-08-03-TrainingCamp/Photos/DSC_0027.JPG

HoustonFan
09-04-2006, 08:23 PM
Eagles - 27
TEXANS - 31

:logo:

HoustonFan
09-04-2006, 08:26 PM
another overconfident eagle fan

http://www.texansbullpen.com/06photogallery/Preseason/2006-08-03-TrainingCamp/Photos/DSC_0027.JPG

Awesome lol:

Wolf
09-04-2006, 08:28 PM
I sense another Eaglette coming from the other side
http://www.texansbullpen.com/06photogallery/Preseason/2006-08-03-TrainingCamp/Photos/DSC_0030.JPG

The Pencil Neck
09-04-2006, 09:22 PM
I sense another Eaglette coming from the other side
http://www.texansbullpen.com/06photogallery/Preseason/2006-08-03-TrainingCamp/Photos/DSC_0030.JPG

I'd like the Eagle with the Mango Salsa.

Bull Pen 1
09-04-2006, 09:34 PM
Texans 6
Eagles 24

With Happy feet Carr starting. I hope I'm wrong.:brickwall

TexanSam
09-04-2006, 09:41 PM
Texans 30
Eagles 2

Eagles fans are feeling too optimistic. They don't have a running back who actually runs the ball well (Brian Westbrook is overrated). They don't have a dependable wide reciever. Some guy named Hank Bassett is supposed to be their #2. And Andy Reid is too caught up thinking about what he's going to have for dinner to actually focus on the games. I say whoever's sitting directly behind the Eagles bench to sneak in a juicy steak and wave it back and forth to Andy Reid. Let him try and get the steak (like a puppy and a bone!) that way at least he won't have to watch the beating his team is going to get.

run-david-run
09-04-2006, 09:42 PM
Damn, Eric Winston is one ugly, ugly man. Anyway, Texans 21, Eagles 17, with the D coming up with a big stop at the end.
Carr: 17/27 for 215 yards, 2 TD's, 1 INT
Lundy/Morency: 35 carries, 140 yards and 1 TD combined

281
09-04-2006, 09:49 PM
Eagles - 21

Texans - 23

EF55
09-04-2006, 09:51 PM
Eagles 31 Texans 6

I'll take a win any way it comes, but I really think we are back, I do think the texans are improved but we're talking about the Eagle's folks. Not the 6-10 aberation that was last year but the Reid/Mcnabb era Eagles. Well coached, seasoned and ready to explode, the weaknesses of last year's team simply are not a reality of this year's team.

Plus the texans are switching back to the 4-3, which the eagles traditionally do much better against. I think this will hurt the Texans early on.

Rodman91
09-04-2006, 09:53 PM
you never know what missing a right forearm could do to a man's sexuality.

LOL

Texanfan4ever
09-04-2006, 10:08 PM
Texans 6
Eagles 24

With Happy feet Carr starting. I hope I'm wrong.:brickwall

Seriously, that is uncalled for. With all the fun going on here, try to be positive. Take the Carr bashing to some other thread where people want to hear it.

Rodman91
09-04-2006, 10:10 PM
Seriously, that is uncalled for. With all the fun going on here, try to be positive. Take the Carr bashing to some other thread where people want to hear it.

Don't get mad at him for telling the truth.

Blake
09-04-2006, 10:12 PM
20-17 Texans

Texanfan4ever
09-04-2006, 10:15 PM
Don't get mad at him for telling the truth.

Okay......It's great ya'll think that. That helps us immensely. Continue on in ignorance.,......

Rodman91
09-04-2006, 10:16 PM
Okay......It's great ya'll think that. That helps us immensely. Continue on in ignorance.,......

I am an EAGLES FAN!:francis:

Texanfan4ever
09-04-2006, 10:23 PM
I am an EAGLES FAN!:francis:

I am a Texan :texan:

:wherewill

Duh.... Did you think I didn't know that. That is why I said keep being ignorant.....

South Texan
09-04-2006, 11:44 PM
Tied 20-20 with 47 seconds to go. McNabb drops back to pass, sees Mario on 2 guys but still coming, trys to pass one over his head. Mario sticks up his hand and deflects the pass to DeMeco, who runs it back to the Philly 27. One running play for 4 yards and puts the ball in the center of the hash marks. Kris Brown nails one with 3 seconds left to win the game.

If this is not a case of Anal Extraction (pulling it out of my *****) then I have never had one.

If the Eagles play us like a 2-14 team they are gonna get buried before they know what hit them, if not I am looking for a close game. Texans 23 - 20

TNTitan
09-05-2006, 12:27 AM
Eagles 20
Texans 13

Hulk75
09-05-2006, 12:31 AM
Eagles 20
Texans 13
Dont get me started on your sorry team.

Brandon420tx
09-05-2006, 12:47 AM
Ok, I was playing Madden the other day, Eagles vs. Texans, and usually my madden scores are pretty accurate.

Texans 117
Eagles 10

David Carr will be 34/49 have 563 yards and 6 TDs I benched him in the 4th for fumbling the ball out of bounds in the endzone, I figured the guy was worn out and needed a rest. Sage got injured on the next drive, so I put Kris Brown in at QB to finish the game.
Mario Williams will have 5 sacks, and force 2 fumbles, 1 recovered himself the other recovered by Babin 27 yards for the TD

Demeco has 3 interceptions

Of course, the Difficulty was set to the the Titans/Saints, it might be a little different if I had it at a slightly harder difficulty, but I doubt it.

Civil
09-05-2006, 01:21 AM
Texans 23
Eagles 17

TFL
09-05-2006, 01:26 AM
Texans- 28

Eagles- 14

Napa Auto Parts
09-05-2006, 01:52 AM
Eagles 35


Texans 9



i just think our QB play wont be able to with stand all those blitz the eagles are going to be throwing our way.

GoTexans
09-05-2006, 01:55 AM
Texans 21
Eagles 17

vast321
09-05-2006, 02:59 AM
27-25 :texans:

Player of the game .. Demeco Ryans :fans:

phantom17
09-05-2006, 03:45 AM
Texans 21 sEagles 13. .........................I hope!:penguin: :boxing: I predict Mcrabb will be using a straw to administer his Campbell's chunky style soup after Super Mario gets thru with him!

whiskeyrbl
09-05-2006, 07:37 AM
I see it as a 17-9 victory for the Texans. And Mc Nub out 4-6 weeks after reinjuring his sternum.

parrotdawg@yahoo.com
09-05-2006, 07:55 AM
Won't it be a lovely sight when the big ole scoreboard says................... Texans 17 - Eagles 10

TNTitan
09-05-2006, 10:03 AM
Dont get me started on your sorry team.


look at the thread title. I was just responding. Unless you can read the future your GUESS is good as mine

PhillyFan
09-05-2006, 10:12 AM
Eagles 31
Texans 12


Nothing more than field goals for the Texans Im afraid. Until I see Carr make more than 4 good decisions in a row, I dont see them getting too many TD's.

AJ is a great player, but he will have a tough time getting more than 10 yard pickups against the Eagles secondary.

TEXANS84
09-05-2006, 10:15 AM
Eagles 17
Texans 13

tburdette
09-05-2006, 11:12 AM
24-13 Texans

TexansLucky13
09-05-2006, 11:13 AM
Eagles 31
Texans 12


Nothing more than field goals for the Texans Im afraid. Until I see Carr make more than 4 good decisions in a row, I dont see them getting too many TD's.

AJ is a great player, but he will have a tough time getting more than 10 yard pickups against the Eagles secondary.

What is the link to the Eagles forum? I feel like trolling. Seriously.

Koolbrz
09-05-2006, 11:20 AM
I see the Texans winning this one 20-10. Eagles fans are all still living in the past. They are not as good as they used to be, and i will admit you had a very tough team at one time. They will come out and put some pressure on Carr early in the game but once things settle down The Texans will dominate.

Tailgate
09-05-2006, 11:24 AM
Not sure if this score has been picked yet but...

Texans - 20

Iggles - 17

gwallaia
09-05-2006, 11:24 AM
What is the link to the Eagles forum? I feel like trolling. Seriously.

To be honest with everyone. I think this group of Eagle fans are very well spoken and are making good arguments. I would not classify any of them as trolls.

Tailgate
09-05-2006, 11:27 AM
Here is the link just in case you wanted to visit and debate a little for the opening game...


http://boards.philadelphiaeagles.com/index.php?act=idx


FYI... be ready for a very confident group. 80% of thier fan base is expecting a 10 + win margin come Sunday. I guess its to be expected though. If I was them, and didnt know anything but we are playing a 2 win team from last season.... I might think the same.

TexansLucky13
09-05-2006, 11:30 AM
To be honest with everyone. I think this group of Eagle fans are very well spoken and are making good arguments. I would not classify any of them as trolls.

Oh, I agree.... the majority of them are respectful. But there are those couple of um that ruin it for everyone.

P.S. - I just visited a few forums for the Eagles. Mostly they consider this game an easy win, but there are many on there who are warning fans not to overlook the Texans, and reminding them that they have not played particularly well on week 1, especially a road game.

HOOK'EM
09-05-2006, 01:49 PM
Houston 27 - Philly 13

PhillyFan
09-05-2006, 01:58 PM
Here is the link just in case you wanted to visit and debate a little for the opening game...


http://boards.philadelphiaeagles.com/index.php?act=idx


FYI... be ready for a very confident group. 80% of thier fan base is expecting a 10 + win margin come Sunday. I guess its to be expected though. If I was them, and didnt know anything but we are playing a 2 win team from last season.... I might think the same.


And you guys see a 6 win team in the Eagles.

I see people saying that we are not as good as we used to be. No, we arent.

We are better.

Seriously. In every position except for linebacker, we are better than we were from 2000 until 2003. We are better now than we were in 2004 with the exception of TO. But if you figure supporting cast, our receivers now, are collectively better than they were in 2004.

The Eagles are going to shock a lot of people. And there will be a lot of analysts eating crow.

Although, I see Texans fans seeing their season the same way.

Should be a good game, I can hardly wait to get it underway. Offseason was waaaay too long.

jmerog
09-05-2006, 03:18 PM
Texans 17
eagles 10

Mr. White
09-05-2006, 04:10 PM
Houston----10
Philadelphia-3

It'll be ugly.

PhillyFan
09-05-2006, 04:14 PM
Houston----10
Philadelphia-3

It'll be ugly.

McNabb can crawl for more than 3 points by himself...

SESupergenius
09-05-2006, 04:18 PM
McNabb will get injured then we score from the defense alone another 14 points.

Texans 31
Eagles 17

PhillyFan
09-05-2006, 04:21 PM
McNabb will get injured then we score from the defense alone another 14 points.

Texans 31
Eagles 17


Erm...our backup, and even our third string quarterbacks for that matter, are better than Carr...

HOU-TEX
09-05-2006, 04:23 PM
Erm...our backup, and even our third string quarterbacks for that matter, are better than Carr...

Yeah...well...my mom can beat up McNabs mom. Geesh! :brickwall

mattwill
09-05-2006, 04:27 PM
Won't it be a lovely sight when the big ole scoreboard says................... Texans 17 - Eagles 10
From a Texans point of view that would indeed be lovely, but the odds of it happening are not good.

SESupergenius
09-05-2006, 04:33 PM
Erm...our backup, and even our third string quarterbacks for that matter, are better than Carr...
you're kidding right? Jeff "I'm Not Gay" Garcia is your backup and seems to be touring cities faster than a Rolling Stones stadium tour, he's gone downhill ever since T.O. distanced himself from your great backup QB. A QB rating of 65 was last we've seen of hime. And AJ Feely is almost just as bad.

E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles
09-05-2006, 04:36 PM
Oh, I agree.... the majority of them are respectful. But there are those couple of um that ruin it for everyone.

P.S. - I just visited a few forums for the Eagles. Mostly they consider this game an easy win, but there are many on there who are warning fans not to overlook the Texans, and reminding them that they have not played particularly well on week 1, especially a road game.

Thank you...and yes there are always a few. I think the Eagles will take it 24-14 however not an easy win. The Texans do appear to have a decent team and have been running the ball well which does scare me a little after our game on/game off attitude last year on defense (ie - giving up only 7 yards to LT then giving up 200 yards other games). I think the Eagles are up by 3 going into the 4th quarter and seal the win with a TD after a Houston turnover...no reason for it but just a hunch.

texasguy346
09-05-2006, 04:39 PM
I'm going to say it's going to be Texans 24 Eagles 20. I feel that this will be a close game, and whichever team steps up in the fourth quarter will walk away with the W. I have confidence that our defense will step up and give our offense a chance to win the game.

mattwill
09-05-2006, 04:47 PM
Oh, I agree.... the majority of them are respectful. But there are those couple of um that ruin it for everyone.

P.S. - I just visited a few forums for the Eagles. Mostly they consider this game an easy win, but there are many on there who are warning fans not to overlook the Texans, and reminding them that they have not played particularly well on week 1, especially a road game.
I'm a diehard Eagles fan, and there is no such thing as an easy win in the NFL ... especially on opening weekend. Any Eagles fan who doesn't expect the Texans to come out loaded for bear is a fool. The expression we use on the Eagles Message Board for a fool who posts there is a "Tater". Feel free to use that term in your responses to trolling Philadelphia fans.

With that said, I do expect the Eagles will win in the end. The key mismatch area between the two teams is along the Line of Scrimmage (LOS). The Eagles D-line is very talented and very deep. All eight DEs and DTs will play substantial minutes, and all eight can bring serious pressure on Carr. The full eight player rotation will mean thet the Texans' O-line will constantly be seeing different looks and will be regularly facing well rested players. Carr is going to be in for a long day. His best option will be to go with 3 step drops and quick throws. If the Texans can establish a running game early, that will help Carr alot. The key question is, can they do that?

On Offense, the biggest Eagles weakness in this game is going to be the inexperience of the Eagles' WRs, but their TEs and Brian Westbrook should give Donovan McNabb plenty of non-WR targets on each passing play.

The battle between the Texans' D-line and the Eagles' O-line for control of the LOS during running plays will be key. The 2005 Eagles made no commitment to the running game, but if the Eagles are going to be successful in 2006, they will need to run in at least 45% of their offensive snaps. Westbrrok, Buckhalter and Moats are going to need to be patient and use the blocking of the Eagles' O-line to pound out a running game. The Texans are going to need to take that running game away by stuffing the running lanes. That will only happen if the Texans' D-line neutralizes the Eagles blockers and the LBs and SS come up and plug the resultant gaps. My question to you Texans fans is, "can the Texans' D accomplish that?" If they can't I think it is going to be a long afternoon for y'all.

Thoughts?

real
09-05-2006, 05:06 PM
I'm a diehard Eagles fan, and there is no such thing as an easy win in the NFL ... especially on opening weekend. Any Eagles fan who doesn't expect the Texans to come out loaded for bear is a fool. The expression we use on the Eagles Message Board for a fool who posts there is a "Tater". Feel free to use that term in your responses to trolling Philadelphia fans.

With that said, I do expect the Eagles will win in the end. The key mismatch area between the two teams is along the Line of Scrimmage (LOS). The Eagles D-line is very talented and very deep. All eight DEs and DTs will play substantial minutes, and all eight can bring serious pressure on Carr. The full eight player rotation will mean thet the Texans' O-line will constantly be seeing different looks and will be regularly facing well rested players. Carr is going to be in for a long day. His best option will be to go with 3 step drops and quick throws. If the Texans can establish a running game early, that will help Carr alot. The key question is, can they do that?

On Offense, the biggest Eagles weakness in this game is going to be the inexperience of the Eagles' WRs, but their TEs and Brian Westbrook should give Donovan McNabb plenty of non-WR targets on each passing play.

The battle between the Texans' D-line and the Eagles' O-line for control of the LOS during running plays will be key. The 2005 Eagles made no commitment to the running game, but if the Eagles are going to be successful in 2006, they will need to run in at least 45% of their offensive snaps. Westbrrok, Buckhalter and Moats are going to need to be patient and use the blocking of the Eagles' O-line to pound out a running game. The Texans are going to need to take that running game away by stuffing the running lanes. That will only happen if the Texans' D-line neutralizes the Eagles blockers and the LBs and SS come up and plug the resultant gaps. My question to you Texans fans is, "can the Texans' D accomplish that?" If they can't I think it is going to be a long afternoon for y'all.

Thoughts?

The Eagles are good...far from the best...You guys aren't the Steelers, the Colts or Bengals.....Any given team can win on any given sunday...In your post you are basically saying we have to play semi-perfect football to beat you guys...I disagree completely....I am not going to go into the details of what needs to be done but a lot of eagle fans are acting as if all they have to do is show up...ha....just get ready for a good game...

SESupergenius
09-05-2006, 05:42 PM
Thoughts?
I think the bootleg will create problems for this defense as Kubiak has shown he can pick them apart (referring to the last game Kubiak and Broncos played against the Eagles) The bootlegs and counters neutralize the effectiveness of the defensive line and they will have to rely more on the linebackers (and Eagles weakness) and secondary. Now with Carr being so indecisive in throwing the ball on bootlegs, we never know what we are going to get...a passive David or a running David. Either way, if he can at least get some yardage off these bootlegs, counters and crossing patterns, then our defense will be the key. You WR's don't scare anyone and the leaves me to believe that we have a shot. We play a cover 2 now, something that McNabb has trouble with.

Wolf
09-05-2006, 06:27 PM
IMO ..if the weakness of the Eagles is WR.. well aside from Drob...Texan secondary is fairly weak also (on that side of the ball)

I think we match up fairly well defensively with strength versus strength and weakness versus weaknes.. I admit I went blank on your TE versus our LB's..

your defense versus our offense..well to me, the straw that stirs the drink is the OL versus the talent that yall have on DL.

powerfuldragon
09-05-2006, 06:42 PM
21 - 17 texans.

Eagles78
09-05-2006, 07:08 PM
Games are won in the trenches and so far Id say the edge goes to the Eagles on both sides. Mario will be good one day but nobody else on the Texans D Line really worries me and the O Line...well it is what it is

FlyEaglesFly
09-05-2006, 08:13 PM
Eagles should win by two TDs:

Eagles: 24
Texans: 10

DallasTX_EaglesFan
09-05-2006, 10:44 PM
Eagles 27
Texans 13

run-david-run
09-06-2006, 01:52 AM
Erm...our backup, and even our third string quarterbacks for that matter, are better than Carr...
You certanly proved that point last year! Especially in that one Monday night game against Seattle...what was it 49-0? Great QB play in that one...

get a clue
09-06-2006, 02:49 AM
Philly is a joke..... 20-17 Houston

MorKnolle
09-06-2006, 02:50 AM
I'm a diehard Eagles fan, and there is no such thing as an easy win in the NFL ... especially on opening weekend. Any Eagles fan who doesn't expect the Texans to come out loaded for bear is a fool. The expression we use on the Eagles Message Board for a fool who posts there is a "Tater". Feel free to use that term in your responses to trolling Philadelphia fans.

With that said, I do expect the Eagles will win in the end. The key mismatch area between the two teams is along the Line of Scrimmage (LOS). The Eagles D-line is very talented and very deep. All eight DEs and DTs will play substantial minutes, and all eight can bring serious pressure on Carr. The full eight player rotation will mean thet the Texans' O-line will constantly be seeing different looks and will be regularly facing well rested players. Carr is going to be in for a long day. His best option will be to go with 3 step drops and quick throws. If the Texans can establish a running game early, that will help Carr alot. The key question is, can they do that?

On Offense, the biggest Eagles weakness in this game is going to be the inexperience of the Eagles' WRs, but their TEs and Brian Westbrook should give Donovan McNabb plenty of non-WR targets on each passing play.

The battle between the Texans' D-line and the Eagles' O-line for control of the LOS during running plays will be key. The 2005 Eagles made no commitment to the running game, but if the Eagles are going to be successful in 2006, they will need to run in at least 45% of their offensive snaps. Westbrrok, Buckhalter and Moats are going to need to be patient and use the blocking of the Eagles' O-line to pound out a running game. The Texans are going to need to take that running game away by stuffing the running lanes. That will only happen if the Texans' D-line neutralizes the Eagles blockers and the LBs and SS come up and plug the resultant gaps. My question to you Texans fans is, "can the Texans' D accomplish that?" If they can't I think it is going to be a long afternoon for y'all.

Thoughts?

Nice to see a well-thought response. I am a little concerned about your DLine, but I think we can game plan properly and minimize it's effectiveness. I'd like to add that I think our DLine will be very similar to yours in that we are quite talented there, we are pretty athletic and have very good size (average of over 295 lbs. on our starting front four), and we have good depth and will switch our guys around a decent amount to give different looks in different situations, plus I think we might even see a little 3-4 front out there like we saw against Denver and Tampa on occasion. I expect the battles in the trenches to completely be the deciding factor in this game. We have a big, athletic DL against your mammouth OLine, and you have a very explosive and athletic DLine against our relatively small and athletic OLine. The play up front and the coaching/gameplanning should be the deciding factor, and in the end it should come down to which team takes advantage of the few big play opportunities that they are presented with. As of right now I'm not real confident in our offenses' ability to do that as I haven't seen enough evidence of it in the preseason, but a lot of that depends on our ability to run the ball and use that to set up play action bootlegs in the passing game. I'm not overly worried about the Eagles running game, the only thing I'm mildly worried about on our defensive side of the ball is our DBs coverage, McNabb can find his receivers like few other people can if given the time, and he can do it quite well on the move too. Probably my #1 concern is Kris Brown's ability to hit clutch kicks in a close game.

In the end, I think our ability to gameplan against the Eagles a little better than they can gameplan against us will be the deciding factor. I think our running game will be solid enough to get the offense to accomplish what it needs to do, and I think our defense will keep the Eagles from putting up too many points and keep the game managable, plus we're at home on opening day, so here are my predictions:

Texans 20 (Kris Brown surprises thousands by hitting the game winning FG after a clutch drive at the end of the game)
Eagles 19 (big game for Akers in fantasy leagues)

Texans put up 130 rushing yards and limit the Eagles to 65 on the ground.
McNabb passes for close to 250 yards but commits a couple big mistakes trying to make/force plays that our defense capitalizes on.
Carr manages the offense effectively but doesn't put up especially great stats, the running game is working so we can use playactions and bootlegs to keep Carr on the move, help keep the target off his chest, and keep his confidence up as he isn't sitting in the pocket waiting to get hit and he's out making plays on the run and getting his confidence going.

RiotCommander
09-06-2006, 03:03 AM
Nice to see a well-thought response. I am a little concerned about your DLine, but I think we can game plan properly and minimize it's effectiveness. I'd like to add that I think our DLine will be very similar to yours in that we are quite talented there, we are pretty athletic and have very good size (average of over 295 lbs. on our starting front four), and we have good depth and will switch our guys around a decent amount to give different looks in different situations, plus I think we might even see a little 3-4 front out there like we saw against Denver and Tampa on occasion. I expect the battles in the trenches to completely be the deciding factor in this game. We have a big, athletic DL against your mammouth OLine, and you have a very explosive and athletic DLine against our relatively small and athletic OLine. The play up front and the coaching/gameplanning should be the deciding factor, and in the end it should come down to which team takes advantage of the few big play opportunities that they are presented with. As of right now I'm not real confident in our offenses' ability to do that as I haven't seen enough evidence of it in the preseason, but a lot of that depends on our ability to run the ball and use that to set up play action bootlegs in the passing game. I'm not overly worried about the Eagles running game, the only thing I'm mildly worried about on our defensive side of the ball is our DBs coverage, McNabb can find his receivers like few other people can if given the time, and he can do it quite well on the move too. Probably my #1 concern is Kris Brown's ability to hit clutch kicks in a close game.

In the end, I think our ability to gameplan against the Eagles a little better than they can gameplan against us will be the deciding factor. I think our running game will be solid enough to get the offense to accomplish what it needs to do, and I think our defense will keep the Eagles from putting up too many points and keep the game managable, plus we're at home on opening day, so here are my predictions:

Texans 20 (Kris Brown surprises thousands by hitting the game winning FG after a clutch drive at the end of the game)
Eagles 19 (big game for Akers in fantasy leagues)

Texans put up 130 rushing yards and limit the Eagles to 65 on the ground.
McNabb passes for close to 250 yards but commits a couple big mistakes trying to make/force plays that our defense capitalizes on.
Carr manages the offense effectively but doesn't put up especially great stats, the running game is working so we can use playactions and bootlegs to keep Carr on the move, help keep the target off his chest, and keep his confidence up as he isn't sitting in the pocket waiting to get hit and he's out making plays on the run and getting his confidence going.



Can Carr hit the open WR if the Eagles eventually put 8 in the box to stop the run? That is something I don't know. He has yet to show up when put to the test. I think if he gets off to a good start in the game when the time comes he can do it. But if he is struggling early......

I think this game will tough on our rookies too. DeMeco will have to show up big filling those running lanes as mentioned earlier. *Itching to see this played out*

Go Texans!

PhillyFan
09-06-2006, 08:23 AM
I think the bootleg will create problems for this defense as Kubiak has shown he can pick them apart (referring to the last game Kubiak and Broncos played against the Eagles) The bootlegs and counters neutralize the effectiveness of the defensive line and they will have to rely more on the linebackers (and Eagles weakness) and secondary. Now with Carr being so indecisive in throwing the ball on bootlegs, we never know what we are going to get...a passive David or a running David. Either way, if he can at least get some yardage off these bootlegs, counters and crossing patterns, then our defense will be the key. You WR's don't scare anyone and the leaves me to believe that we have a shot. We play a cover 2 now, something that McNabb has trouble with.

You guys are not Denver...get over it already. If I hear another Denver remark, Im going to smack someone.

You have 1/10th the talent of Denver, and your starting running back is a 6th round pick...

You can bootleg all you like, but the Eagles are hardly going to worry about your running game, like they did with Denver.

Please stop putting yourselves even in the same category...

PhillyFan
09-06-2006, 08:24 AM
You certanly proved that point last year! Especially in that one Monday night game against Seattle...what was it 49-0? Great QB play in that one...

Did you happen to see who played?

Taken a look at our roster recently?

PhillyFan
09-06-2006, 08:58 AM
McNabb passes for close to 250 yards but commits a couple big mistakes trying to make/force plays that our defense capitalizes on.



Im not sure if youre aware of this or not, but McNabb is one of the least mistake prone quarterbacks in NFL history.

His interception percentage is second lowest of all time.

dantem
09-06-2006, 09:07 AM
I ‘m expecting a horrendously bad first quarter for the Texans, Carr seems to have trouble settling down in the first couple of drives. But after that I expect the Texans to get into a rhythm and start marching on offense. I also expect to see special teams do well. By the 4th quarter I am expecting a real battle. I think it will be a close game that could be decided on a bad call or penalties.

I think it will be 21-20 (hopefully Texans winning) But I would put money on this game…

Jerome_Brown_99
09-06-2006, 09:49 AM
Here is how I see it:

Carr's problem has been the OL in front of him. The Texans STILL don't have anything close to a good OL, and against the Eagles, that's going to hurt. The Texans have a rookie LT who was projected as an OG. He's matched up against Darren Howard (all-pro) and Trent Cole (all-rookie; 2005 rookie of the month). He's going to be in for a long game. On the inside, the Eagles have very quick 1-gap DTs in Walker, Patterson, and Bunkley. Those guys are going to give your zone blocking problems because they have ore athleticism then the guys trying to block them.

Trotter is going to play a huge role in the run defense. Te guy is the best run stuffing LB in the NFL. If the Texans want to run the ball, they are going to have to go straight at our OLBs. McCoy is young and smaller, but he has tons of speed, so it's best to just attack him head on. Dhani Jones is the guy on the strong side and is mediocre. He's not bad at run defense, but is a bit weak at the POA. Their job is to make the RB go back inside towards Trotter. If the Texans can go right at the OLBs, and avoid Trotter, they will have some success.

The Texans have one really good WR in Andre, but to be frank I don't think he'll have much of an impact. Jim Johnson is notorious for taking away other teams best WRs - Owens and Moss for instance have been non-factors against us. He has the best secondary in the NFL to work with to hut down Johnson, and our pass rush should overwhelm what is one of the worst pass blocking units in the NFL.

On the other side of the ball, I think the Texans are in a bit of trouble.

The Texans are relying heavilly on 2 rookies. Mario Williams is an absolute freak of a athlete, but alas, athleticism does not a great football player make. He's a bull rusher at this point, and a rookie. He'll be matched up against John Runyan, one of the best RTs in the NFL. Runyan is a mean, nasty, mauling RT. Historically, he's had problems with smaller, quicker speed rushers. This is a critical match up for the Texans. If Mario can cause some pressure, it would go a long way towards stopping the Eagles passing attack. Unfortunately for them, I think Runyan wins this matchup. Mario is still a rookie starting his first game in the NFL, and Runyan is the savy vet.

The rest of the OL-DL battle should be controled by the Eagles. Tra Thomas is 2nd only to Jones as a pass blocking LT. Andrews is the best young Olineman in football. At 340 pounds, he has amazing agillity and ballance. He will be the focal point of our running game, along with new starting center Jamaal Jackson. These two, along with Runyan at RT, will simply maul the Texans defense with their combined weight of over 1000 pounds.

McNabb is McNabb. He's perhaps the hardest QB in the NFL to sack with his combination of speed, elusiveness, and amazing brute strength for a QB (you will neer see a QB shrug off tacklers the way this guy does). He should have time to throw with his OL winning the war up front.

In front of him are plenty of weapons. RB Westbrook is the hardest matchup in the NFL at RB. That's not to say he's the best RB, but no other guy at his position has his unique skill set. He can take a run to the house on any play. In the passing game, he's the best there is. He runs routes like a WR. He has the hands of a WR. LBs and safetys can't cover him. CBs can't tackle him.

At WR, Brown and Stallworth present some significant problems. Robinson is one of the bright young CBs in the NFL, but after that it gets scary for the Texans. Both Brown and Stallworth will make you pay for poor coverage. DS is the XWR. He's going to be running the deep routes to open things up. Brown is the ZWR who catches the short/medium stuff. If I'm the Texans, I put Robinson 1 on 1 with Brown, and roll the FS deep with the CB on Stallworth. You don't won't to give up the big play, and Stallworth can beat any man in the NFL in a foot race.

Lastly there is LJ Smith. He's one of the best pass catching TEs n the NFL. Again, like Westbrook, he presents some real matchup problems - particularly when the two are on the field at the same time. Most teams want to put a safety on both of them, since LBs can't cover either of them. Expect LJ to have a big day working the middle as the Texans focus on stopping Westbrook.

Final score:

Eagles - 27
Texans - 13

BigDTexansFan
09-06-2006, 10:39 AM
Eagles living off past glories, get awakened to reality in 2006. Texans 30 Eagles 14

BTW anyone want to see a REAL eagle

:chicken:

Battle Red Flash
09-06-2006, 10:47 AM
Texans 19, Eagles 18.

...and that's all I got to say about that.

TexanExile
09-06-2006, 11:02 AM
You guys are not Denver...get over it already. If I hear another Denver remark, Im going to smack someone.

You have 1/10th the talent of Denver, and your starting running back is a 6th round pick...


OK, well, Eagles fans get a pass on wanting to smack people, given the whole "Rocky" obsession.

And you're absolutely right to ignore 6th-rounders who run in the Denver system. Pathetic, those guys.

http://www.profootballhof.com/assets/default/Davis_Terrell_150.jpg


Dang, I went and said "Denver" again...

:redtowel:

ESAD2-14
09-06-2006, 11:06 AM
Here is how I see it:

Carr's problem has been the OL in front of him. The Texans STILL don't have anything close to a good OL, and against the Eagles, that's going to hurt. The Texans have a rookie LT who was projected as an OG. He's matched up against Darren Howard (all-pro) and Trent Cole (all-rookie; 2005 rookie of the month). He's going to be in for a long game. On the inside, the Eagles have very quick 1-gap DTs in Walker, Patterson, and Bunkley. Those guys are going to give your zone blocking problems because they have ore athleticism then the guys trying to block them.

Trotter is going to play a huge role in the run defense. Te guy is the best run stuffing LB in the NFL. If the Texans want to run the ball, they are going to have to go straight at our OLBs. McCoy is young and smaller, but he has tons of speed, so it's best to just attack him head on. Dhani Jones is the guy on the strong side and is mediocre. He's not bad at run defense, but is a bit weak at the POA. Their job is to make the RB go back inside towards Trotter. If the Texans can go right at the OLBs, and avoid Trotter, they will have some success.

The Texans have one really good WR in Andre, but to be frank I don't think he'll have much of an impact. Jim Johnson is notorious for taking away other teams best WRs - Owens and Moss for instance have been non-factors against us. He has the best secondary in the NFL to work with to hut down Johnson, and our pass rush should overwhelm what is one of the worst pass blocking units in the NFL.

On the other side of the ball, I think the Texans are in a bit of trouble.

The Texans are relying heavilly on 2 rookies. Mario Williams is an absolute freak of a athlete, but alas, athleticism does not a great football player make. He's a bull rusher at this point, and a rookie. He'll be matched up against John Runyan, one of the best RTs in the NFL. Runyan is a mean, nasty, mauling RT. Historically, he's had problems with smaller, quicker speed rushers. This is a critical match up for the Texans. If Mario can cause some pressure, it would go a long way towards stopping the Eagles passing attack. Unfortunately for them, I think Runyan wins this matchup. Mario is still a rookie starting his first game in the NFL, and Runyan is the savy vet.

The rest of the OL-DL battle should be controled by the Eagles. Tra Thomas is 2nd only to Jones as a pass blocking LT. Andrews is the best young Olineman in football. At 340 pounds, he has amazing agillity and ballance. He will be the focal point of our running game, along with new starting center Jamaal Jackson. These two, along with Runyan at RT, will simply maul the Texans defense with their combined weight of over 1000 pounds.

McNabb is McNabb. He's perhaps the hardest QB in the NFL to sack with his combination of speed, elusiveness, and amazing brute strength for a QB (you will neer see a QB shrug off tacklers the way this guy does). He should have time to throw with his OL winning the war up front.

In front of him are plenty of weapons. RB Westbrook is the hardest matchup in the NFL at RB. That's not to say he's the best RB, but no other guy at his position has his unique skill set. He can take a run to the house on any play. In the passing game, he's the best there is. He runs routes like a WR. He has the hands of a WR. LBs and safetys can't cover him. CBs can't tackle him.

At WR, Brown and Stallworth present some significant problems. Robinson is one of the bright young CBs in the NFL, but after that it gets scary for the Texans. Both Brown and Stallworth will make you pay for poor coverage. DS is the XWR. He's going to be running the deep routes to open things up. Brown is the ZWR who catches the short/medium stuff. If I'm the Texans, I put Robinson 1 on 1 with Brown, and roll the FS deep with the CB on Stallworth. You don't won't to give up the big play, and Stallworth can beat any man in the NFL in a foot race.

Lastly there is LJ Smith. He's one of the best pass catching TEs n the NFL. Again, like Westbrook, he presents some real matchup problems - particularly when the two are on the field at the same time. Most teams want to put a safety on both of them, since LBs can't cover either of them. Expect LJ to have a big day working the middle as the Texans focus on stopping Westbrook.

Final score:

Eagles - 27
Texans - 13

So, in other words, the Texans will be facing the All-Madden team??? :rolleyes:

Anyway, hope it's a good game......:logo: :jam:

run-david-run
09-06-2006, 11:20 AM
You guys are not Denver...get over it already. If I hear another Denver remark, Im going to smack someone.

You have 1/10th the talent of Denver, and your starting running back is a 6th round pick...
You can bootleg all you like, but the Eagles are hardly going to worry about your running game, like they did with Denver.

Please stop putting yourselves even in the same category...
I hate it when people are ignorant. Mike Bell is UNDRAFTED ROOKIE, and he is starting for Denver. Carr is very comparable to Plummer in terms of talent, WR is also a wash. Obviously they have better linebackers then us, as they have better linebackers then anybody, but our D-line could easily be better then Denver's. Also, as Denver has proven over the years, the system has as much to do with their success as the players.

TexanExile
09-06-2006, 11:24 AM
Here is how I see it:

...He's matched up against Darren Howard (all-pro) and Trent Cole (all-rookie; 2005 rookie of the month). ...On the inside, the Eagles have very quick 1-gap DTs in Walker, Patterson, and Bunkley. Those guys are going to give your zone blocking problems because they have ore athleticism then the guys trying to block them.

...

The Texans have one really good WR in Andre, but to be frank I don't think he'll have much of an impact.
...

The Texans are relying heavilly on 2 rookies. Mario Williams is an absolute freak of a athlete, but alas, athleticism does not a great football player make. He's a bull rusher at this point, and a rookie.
...

In front of him are plenty of weapons. RB Westbrook is the hardest matchup in the NFL at RB....In the passing game, he's the best there is. He runs routes like a WR. He has the hands of a WR. LBs and safetys can't cover him. CBs can't tackle him.




Thanks for bringing solid opinions to the table. You represent the Eagles fans well. I disagree on a couple of things, though...

1) AJ is far from the only talented receiver on the Texans. I don't have to tell you about Eric Moulds, do I?
2) Curious why you give your own young guys credit for a "Rookie of the Month" award last year, but automatically assume our rookies will stink. Poor Bunkley doesn't even have a "Rookie of the Month" trophy (and, by the way, I bet that's a fine decorative item for the dashboard) and you've already decided he's better than the rookie starters for the Texans!
3) Stallworth is above-average, but he's not Eric Moulds and he has about 8 minutes with the team. I don't see him as being quite as dangerous as you do. I do agree, though, that the Texans secondary is very young and missing a starter, but they've been playing well, so don't underestimate them.
4) Disagree also that Westbrook is the "hardest matchup in the NFL"--that's kind of a subjective :homer: statement--but he'll be a challenge.

I'm Looking forward to a much better game than you're predicting...enjoy it!

Jerome_Brown_99
09-06-2006, 11:34 AM
So, in other words, the Texans will be facing the All-Madden team??? :rolleyes:

Anyway, hope it's a good game......:logo: :jam:

Well, look at it this way... Eagles players that have made the pro bowl:

McNabb
Westbrook
Thomas
Runyan
Andrews
Kearse
Howard
Trotter
Sheppard
Lewis
Dawkins
Akers

The Eagles sent 11 players to the pro-bowl in 04, in 05 6 of them had season ending injuries.

That's what I think some of you Houston fans need to understand. Our 6-10 record last year was because of inuries and off field problems with He Who We Shall Not Name. It had nothing to do with our talent level. When your all-pr QB gets a hernia in week 1 and is out for the season shortly after, and you lose BOTH starting WRs, a pro-bowl RB, a pro-bowl LT, his backup, an all-pro CB, a starting DE, a pro-bowl kicker, and both starting DTs are injured all year any team will struggle. Tat doesn't even include the Owens circus.

This is a BETTER team then we had in 04. We retain every probowler from that year, except for Owens, Mayberry, and our STs ace. We replaced Maybeery with a BETTER guard in Andrews. We replaced Pinkston with Stallworth whos a clear upgrade at the XWR spot. We replaced the 3 sack Burgess with the 11 sack Howard on the other side of Kearse.

You could say the Eagles are an all-Madden type of team considering the number of pro-bowlers we sport. Look back, and we ruetinely sent 8+ players to hawaii. Hell, our best CB is the only guy in the secondary that HASN'T been to the pro-bowl.

The only way the Texans win this game is if they can get out on the edges and attack the Eagles OLBs head on. If they do that, and control the clock, plus force 2 or 3 turnovers, they can win.

Based off of pure talent, this is an easy win for the Eagles - but that's why they play the games.

PapaL
09-06-2006, 11:37 AM
Well, look at it this way... Eagles players that have made the pro bowl:

McNabb
Westbrook
Thomas
Runyan
Andrews
Kearse
Howard
Trotter
Sheppard
Lewis
Dawkins
Akers

The Eagles sent 11 players to the pro-bowl in 04, in 05 6 of them had season ending injuries.

That's what I think some of you Houston fans need to understand. Our 6-10 record last year was because of inuries and off field problems with He Who We Shall Not Name. It had nothing to do with our talent level. When your all-pr QB gets a hernia in week 1 and is out for the season shortly after, and you lose BOTH starting WRs, a pro-bowl RB, a pro-bowl LT, his backup, an all-pro CB, a starting DE, a pro-bowl kicker, and both starting DTs are injured all year any team will struggle. Tat doesn't even include the Owens circus.

This is a BETTER team then we had in 04. We retain every probowler from that year, except for Owens, Mayberry, and our STs ace. We replaced Maybeery with a BETTER guard in Andrews. We replaced Pinkston with Stallworth whos a clear upgrade at the XWR spot. We replaced the 3 sack Burgess with the 11 sack Howard on the other side of Kearse.

You could say the Eagles are an all-Madden type of team considering the number of pro-bowlers we sport. Look back, and we ruetinely sent 8+ players to hawaii. Hell, our best CB is the only guy in the secondary that HASN'T been to the pro-bowl.

The only way the Texans win this game is if they can get out on the edges and attack the Eagles OLBs head on. If they do that, and control the clock, plus force 2 or 3 turnovers, they can win.

Based off of pure talent, this is an easy win for the Eagles - but that's why they play the games.

Good thing this isnt the ProBowl Either.

Jerome_Brown_99
09-06-2006, 11:46 AM
Thanks for bringing solid opinions to the table. You represent the Eagles fans well. I disagree on a couple of things, though...

1) AJ is far from the only talented receiver on the Texans. I don't have to tell you about Eric Moulds, do I?
2) Curious why you give your own young guys credit for a "Rookie of the Month" award last year, but automatically assume our rookies will stink. Poor Bunkley doesn't even have a "Rookie of the Month" trophy (and, by the way, I bet that's a fine decorative item for the dashboard) and you've already decided he's better than the rookie starters for the Texans!
3) Stallworth is above-average, but he's not Eric Moulds and he has about 8 minutes with the team. I don't see him as being quite as dangerous as you do. I do agree, though, that the Texans secondary is very young and missing a starter, but they've been playing well, so don't underestimate them.
4) Disagree also that Westbrook is the "hardest matchup in the NFL"--that's kind of a subjective :homer: statement--but he'll be a challenge.

I'm Looking forward to a much better game than you're predicting...enjoy it!

1) Moulds isn't the plyer he was 5 years ago. He's a solid #2, but he presents no real problem for Sheppard or Brown.

2) I gave credit to Cole because he PROVED in games that he is a player. He startd at the end of the season and put up a few 2 sack games, played the run well, and generally looked very good. BTW, Bunkley doesn't start for us. He's #4 on our depth chart behind Walker, Patterson, and Rayburn. That actually brings up a god point - both teams have talented rookies, but the Eagles aren't relying on them like the Texans are. We got a better LT prospect for instance, but he's on the bench behind a pro-bowler in Thomas. You have to start Williams. We can let Bunkley learn if needed. You are starting a rookie LB. All of our starters have at least 1 full year in this system.

3) Stallworth is better at this point then Moulds. This isn't 2001 any more. He's not the go to guy he once was. He's lost a lot of speed nd quickness. As far as Stallworths practice time with the Eagles, I agree he is severly lacking. The god thing is that the XWR position doesn't require as much mentally as the other positions do, since there are only 4 or 5 patterns that are normaly run. He'll have a WR screen, a fly pattern, a deep out, a deep post, and a slant. That's about it. And he HAS played in the WCO before, so the terminology isn't as big of a deal as it would be to a normal FA WR.

4) I say that because of his recieving abillity. Clearly he isn't as god of a player as guys like Tomlinson and Barber, but as far as match ups and defensive schemes he requires, he's the toughest guy for a DC to game plan for since Marshall Faulk. Particularly now that Tapeh is our FB. When we go with a base offense, we can line up Westy in the slot - now we are in a single back 3 WR set. If a LB covers Westy, we're already won that battle. If you bring a safety up, deep balls re going to be open. If you go with a base nickle, we run the ball.

Jerome_Brown_99
09-06-2006, 11:48 AM
Good thing this isnt the ProBowl Either.

Your right. It shouldn't matter that half the starters on the Eagles are considered all-stars. Nationally recognized all-star talent has no bearing on which team is more likely to win.

Instead we should look at what the Texans Coach did last year with a different team. :rolleyes: :yawn:

TreachX
09-06-2006, 01:30 PM
You certanly proved that point last year! Especially in that one Monday night game against Seattle...what was it 49-0? Great QB play in that one...

You're absolutely correct. Now, checking the Eagles roster, I see that neither Mike McMahon nor Koy Detmer are on the Eagles anymore. In fact, the Eagles current backup is much more accomplished than the Texans' starter. If there's a real comparison between QBs, it would be whether I'd rather have AJ Feeley or David Carr as my third stringer.

And as we all know, if an assistant coach leaves a successful team, then the team he goes to automatically matches the success of the previous team. That's why Romeo Crennel and the Browns had such a good year last year.

As far as the score goes, I see the Eagles getting out early, and the Texans making a token comeback with a TD or two:

Eagles 31, Texans 14