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Texas_Thrill
09-11-2006, 11:30 AM
I know everyone is whining and crying about yesterday's lost.

Here is why I think things were positive even in the loss....

David Carr's completion % was well over 60.
The offense showed the ability to throw the ball DOWN the field for the big play.
AJ looked like the MAN again. Moulds looked like he was definitely worth the trade.

Demeco Ryans is probably more than any of us hoped for and he proved it. I think some of us are forgetting that we have a very YOUNG defense and a lot of what happen yesterday is a lack of chemistry especially that 2 min drive to end the half.

We're only 1 game out of first place. :cowboy1:

hot pickle
09-11-2006, 11:40 AM
great post

everygame this team will improve and get better and better, and soon enough we will be the best team in the AFC South :redtowel:

stx-texans
09-11-2006, 11:44 AM
I know everyone is whining and crying about yesterday's lost.

Here is why I think things were positive even in the loss....

David Carr's completion % was well over 60.
The offense showed the ability to throw the ball DOWN the field for the big play.
AJ looked like the MAN again. Moulds looked like he was definitely worth the trade.

Demeco Ryans is probably more than any of us hoped for and he proved it. I think some of us are forgetting that we have a very YOUNG defense and a lot of what happen yesterday is a lack of chemistry especially that 2 min drive to end the half.

We're only 1 game out of first place. :cowboy1:


thanks for talking me in off of the ledge. i was really bummed yesterday, but i agree with your assement. lets look forward to this week and getting a running game going.

powerfuldragon
09-11-2006, 11:46 AM
Plus it was the first time in a while that Carr's passer rating was over 100.

Texian
09-11-2006, 11:51 AM
new management, new coaches, new players, new offense, new blocking scheme, new defense...a reasonable time for all to start coming together...after 8 regular season games.

Played well for a half against a team that has won 4 out of the last 5 NFC Championship games and went to the Super Bowl 2 years ago. Philly has had one of the NFL's best defense over the last 5 years.

Things are not as bad as many say or would have you believe. Texans may start 0-6 but real of judgement of this team and it's future won't begin until week 9.

real
09-11-2006, 11:59 AM
I think one thing to remember is; despite our horrid play we were in the game until the fourh quater...If the offense would have scored on their last drive we could have tried an on-side kick...They beat us pretty bad, but they didn't just completely dominate us...

TheOgre
09-11-2006, 12:38 PM
Ryans was the highlight of the game. Carr had a solid performance, which is a change for him. He was definitely not the culprit yesterday. The was we couldn't pass block, run block, or rush the passer.

I'd like to see Mario put in one position (either LDE or RDE) and let him focus there for a while before you start moving him around. His head is probably swimming with information right now. Guys like him need to play instinctively.

Don't get me wrong, I have said on several occasions that I preferred Bush to Williams, but at this point that isn't an option.

Double Barrel
09-11-2006, 12:45 PM
Plus it was the first time in a while that Carr's passer rating was over 100.

Now there's a way to look at the glass has a few drops of juice left in it! :ok:

Keep the optimism alive, man, because it's in short supply among fans right now.

Stampede
09-11-2006, 12:47 PM
Whoever it was that came up with the 5 stages of grief was a smart sob.

NEROtheZERO
09-11-2006, 01:20 PM
Any reasonable person would tell you that it is nothing short of foolish to expect a win from a team who went 2-14 last season with new coaches and a new system playing a team 2 years removed from the Super Bowl.

With that being said I was very suprised with what I saw yesterday. I was very disappointed with the pressure we had on McNabb. I was expecting to see a top 5 DL for us this season. DeMeco looked great as did Dunta. I think it would be more adventageous having Mario on the inside on runs and outside on passes if we are going to move him around. I don't understand the logic of having it the other way around.

On the other side of the ball I was very impressed. After supporting Carr through the offseason I began to question myself after his showing this preseason. Yesterday's game tempered those worries immensely. He did what Kubiak said he wanted to see from him, nothing big just merely manage the game. The running game was nonexistant but I am inclined to give Philly's line credit more than put blame on us. Also, we still managed a relatively efficient passing attack despite the lack of the running game and blocking.

This is this team's first opportunity to look at a game on film against a viable opponent and learn from it. We will endure a rough stretch at the beginning of the season but I think that will only help to build this team as the last half of the season seems pretty downhill. I stand by my prediction. Look for a strong finish to a 6 win season.

michaelm
09-11-2006, 01:32 PM
I saw Dunta Robinson on Sports sunday last night and his attitude was that he and the rest of the team blew their assignments. This team seems more apt to take responsibility for it's own actions rather than passing blame around. Mario Williams needs to play more aggresively and these cats need to start laying some VICIOUS hits on opponets. Sorry, but a defense known for giving out concussions like candy gets you more respect than a TO type receiver.

Dread-Head 001


I saw some pretty good hitting at the beginning of the game, but it kind of went away...

TD
09-11-2006, 01:34 PM
Comparing Carr's first game with Kubiak to Plummer's without him at least gives me a glimmer of optimism. Hopefully, its indicative of things to come and proof that we got the real offensive mind from Denver.

O.G.
09-11-2006, 01:36 PM
But, I see alot more good football than I did last year. Now if the carr-haters just find a new team, they can leave with my blessing.:cool:

I second that. By the way, how many first year head coaches won yesterday?

El Tejano
09-11-2006, 01:38 PM
I'm not sure but the Eagles may have taken the advantage of our rookie left tackle.

I was expecting Carr to get blasted but the did pretty good for the most part.
Morency had a weak block on Kearse.

TexanFanInCC
09-11-2006, 01:43 PM
what i was able to draw from yesterdays game was that david carr is definitely imrpoving. i was extremely pleased with the progress he showed from preseason to yesterday. carr looked poise in the pocket. he wasnt dancing around with happy feet. he stayed in the pocket, stepped up, made solid throws down the field. overall, his performance was good, not great. he still made a bad throw or 2 into coverage and put his RBs in a tough spot on screens. i can definitely see some promise in him. on the defensive side, i was extremely dissapointed. mcnabb could have played the whole game in a wheelchair. the front 4 got zero pressure on mcnabb. mcnabb's jersey was about as clean as it was when he first put it on pregame. the only hit i saw him take was when babin plowed him down. other than that, he was untouched. the corners' job was much tougher because mcnabb was given enough time to allow the routes to develop. however, i will say that i was very impressed with the philly WR core. they run an offense that doesnt need to rely on 3 or more good recievers. they utilize westbrook and lj smith so well, and that makes it easier for reggie brown and donte stallworth, both of whom played very well. im not at all dissapointed that we lost this game. i kinda had the feeling we would. philly looked like the NFC east winner, and the cowboys didnt. philly, imho, ought to win 12 games if they continue to play the way they did on the offensive side of the ball. back on our defense, i wasnt impressed by anyone in particular except demeco and MAYBE dunta. thats about it. mario played like a rookie. im not worried however. it took a while to break in yao ming, but look at him now...

TexanFanInCC
09-11-2006, 01:46 PM
I'm not sure but the Eagles may have taken the advantage of our rookie left tackle.

I was expecting Carr to get blasted but the did pretty good for the most part.
Morency had a weak block on Kearse.

it wasnt kearse. he, along with the entire 1st string d-line were on the bench. kearse pretty much beat putzier off the snap on the sack he got.

diehadfanfrombegining
09-11-2006, 01:49 PM
lot of good for sure, even though there was some bad. running game was horrible, carr looked great along with both our recievers. the tight ends were only average at my assesment, and demeco was awesome 12 tackles and 1 assist to lead the whole defence can you say rookie of the year. mario needs to do something he has had nothing but horrible games every outing pre season and the first game. and we need to get more presure on the qb. all in all i think the fact that we went down a scored on the first drive was a huge gain compared to the offense of old, and if we can just keep it going into the second half we will get better. we have a ways to go but looks like we are heading on the right track. :redtowel: :twocents: :drool:

Farough
09-11-2006, 01:53 PM
What was Carr's QB rating from the game?

Tx'nFanLostInSkinCountry
09-11-2006, 02:21 PM
What was Carr's QB rating from the game?
102.3/60% I think this is what i saw earlier.

Hulk75
09-11-2006, 02:26 PM
Plus it was the first time in a while that Carr's passer rating was over 100.
And the Eagles have one of the best defenses in the league. With NO running game.

nunusguy
09-11-2006, 02:39 PM
I know everyone is whining and crying about yesterday's lost.
Here is why I think things were positive even in the loss....
David Carr's completion % was well over 60.
The offense showed the ability to throw the ball DOWN the field for the big play.
AJ looked like the MAN again. Moulds looked like he was definitely worth the trade.
Demeco Ryans is probably more than any of us hoped for and he proved it. I think some of us are forgetting that we have a very YOUNG defense and a lot of what happen yesterday is a lack of chemistry especially that 2 min drive to end the half.
We're only 1 game out of first place. :cowboy1:
On balance, I'm not satisfyed or happy with the results of yesterdays game.
But you are absolutely right about the points you've made, it was not a total
disastor and there are some positives to take away from the game.
Good Post !

humbleone
09-11-2006, 03:20 PM
Why I feel good about the game:

(1) Fewer penalties. A tremendous improvement in this area during the preseason and one which carried over yesterday.

(2) AJ actually seeing "man" coverage again...Moulds makes us better

(3) Carr (except for two plays) looked like he did in '04 (more comfortable, did not stare down his primary etc...). Kubes is going to get him there IMO.

(4) Special teams. Not talked about much, but these guys really had a good game yesterday especially on punts and coverage. Our returns were nothing special but they will do until we get Mathis back.

(5) No turnovers. And that was against a very good attacking defense with the lead for most of the game.

Go Texans! :whip:

tsip
09-11-2006, 03:39 PM
I second that. By the way, how many first year head coaches won yesterday?

3 won-2 lost to playoff teams by a combined 5 pts