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Jagsbch
10-20-2006, 01:31 PM
Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio was caught off guard on Friday morning when he was told his starting quarterback, Byron Leftwich, was favoring a sore left ankle.

“He didn't practice today. He'll get an MRI this afternoon. He came in today and it was swollen and sore,” Del Rio said following Friday's practice.

“We'll see what the MRI results say and make a decision leading up to the game,” Del Rio said of Leftwich. “He practiced (Thursday) and walked out of here. He just woke up this morning sore. We hope it'll settle down and be OK.”

http://www.jaguars.com/story/5559.asp

Looks like DG has a good chance of starting. If this is the case, Texans chance of winning dramatically increases.

El Tejano
10-20-2006, 01:35 PM
Matt Jones is doubtful and I think Henderson is doubtful also. If Leftwich goes down it might even out this game for this week although Gerard is pretty decent.

Normally I like playing teams with all their soldiers so that if we beat them there is no excuse but at this point who cares.

Let's go Texans!!!!!!!:redtowel:

Farough
10-20-2006, 01:36 PM
I thought with Mark Brunnell being the Redskins QB gave us a good shot at winning. Then he sets a record for consecutive pass completions. I'm not going to get too excited if it is Garrard starting.

infantrycak
10-20-2006, 01:40 PM
Matt Jones is doubtful and I think Henderson is doubtful also.

Stroud is the one who is questionable along with Jones and OT Stocker McDougle.

If Leftwich goes down it might even out this game for this week although Gerard is pretty decent.

Eeh I would rather have Gary Coleman and his man boobs out there.

WWJD
10-20-2006, 01:43 PM
He's always hurt. Nothing new.

mexican_texan
10-20-2006, 03:01 PM
This might be more important than it seems. He uses his right leg to plant and use his windmill delivery. However, I think David Carr and his funky delivery would burn the Texans' secondary, so it doesn't matter, after all.

Doom Capers
10-20-2006, 03:14 PM
Doesn't matter. Gerrard is just as good.

Fldvldog
10-20-2006, 03:15 PM
This news made me sick to my stomach. Is there a more injury-plagued team in the league?

Byron is a warrior though. If it isn't a severe sprain, or broken, I'm sure he'll play.

Vinny
10-20-2006, 03:16 PM
keep chopping wood

El Tejano
10-20-2006, 03:18 PM
Is there a more injury-plagued team in the league?



You're kidding righ? If you still don't know, just watch the game on Sunday because you'll be playing them.

Errant Hothy
10-20-2006, 03:23 PM
keep chopping wood


Nice!

V Man
10-20-2006, 04:03 PM
Eeh I would rather have Gary Coleman and his man boobs out there.

Agreed, I like are chances of winning with Byron as QB. He isn't very mobile (aka Dunte Culpepper). D-Line and Blitzers pick a spot and go after it. While Gerard's mobility will give us fits.

Blu
10-20-2006, 04:10 PM
Either way Jag fans will make excuses if they lose to the worst defence in the league...with three key players on the Defence coming back for the Texans, we might have a shocker on our hands.:redtowel:
Go Texans!!!


Sippin Kool-aid and Chuggin Hater-Aid!

kcwilson
10-20-2006, 04:39 PM
Leftwich always seems to play better hurt than 100% healthy, if there is such a thing.

I like our chances with Leftwich in there and Garrard on the bench. In fact, Garrard would be welcome on a lot of times I think. Wouldn't be surprised if he turned up a starter somewhere in the next year or two.

Anyone that loses to the Texans and that makes excuses about injuries is just sour grapes. Every team has injuries and has to overcome them, so just becuase you lost, doesn't mean that you always the inferior team overall. As far as I am aware, there is only 1 perfect season, so even the Super Bowl champs lose an unexpected one throughout the course of a year.

was385
10-20-2006, 05:02 PM
Now they are saying that Henderson and Jones are out for the game. This seems like a team that we can beat, over the past two weeks their run defense has taken two huge hits and now they dont have that big target in Jones. Hopefully this can be a breakout game for Gado or Lundy, whichever is starting

kcwilson
10-20-2006, 05:13 PM
Now they are saying that Henderson and Jones are out for the game. This seems like a team that we can beat, over the past two weeks their run defense has taken two huge hits and now they dont have that big target in Jones. Hopefully this can be a breakout game for Gado or Lundy, whichever is starting

So you assume that we just out-play them offensively? I think this game for the Texans can only be won by revving up on the defensive side of the ball. We need to take their offense out of their gameplan early, like we did against Dallas in the first half.

I have concerns about us being able to stop them enough. If we are playing well, I think we can put up maybe 24 - 28 points at most. We still have execution problems on offense that we will not get perfect.I think a realistic point total for us is in the 16-21 range for this game. That is going to require an above average performance by our defense.

With the lack of experience in the front 4, I would look to stunt Weaver or blitz to Weaver's side to try and perhaps let him us a bit more technique to try and get to the QB. Obviously Mario is not there yet in being able to out technique the OL or sadly, the TE.

I don't think we have shown the capability to slow down an offense, in particular an offense that can move the ball on the ground. We have had quite a few games this year where is seems like our defense is on the field for almost the entire quarter because they give up long sustained drives.

Sadly, I wish we could have our guys focus on more things like stripping the ball and blitz to create interceptions, but we are so poor at tackling, that we will have a hard time making the stop at the point of first contact.

I expect more of the same from the past few weeks, except I would like to see a bit more "playmaking" by Mario and others. Seeing Mario take down the RB from behind last week showed me the motor that he needs to have. I see progress.

Double Barrel
10-20-2006, 05:26 PM
We couldn't even put pressure on Bledsoe, one of the most immobile QB's in the NFL. Leftwich could go out there with crutches and we'd still be sorry at pressuring the pocket. Our front four are worthless right now.

infantrycak
10-20-2006, 05:30 PM
Now they are saying that Henderson and Jones are out for the game.

It is Stroud that is out not Henderson.

thunderkyss
10-20-2006, 08:32 PM
We couldn't even put pressure on Bledsoe, one of the most immobile QB's in the NFL. Leftwich could go out there with crutches and we'd still be sorry at pressuring the pocket. Our front four are worthless right now.

Hopefully we'll have a starting four soon, so they can practice together more often, and start rushing the QB in sync. We've been going after the QB with a hodgepodge makeshift line since the beginning of the season.

Then they're practicing against our OL & QB, so it's hard to be prepared for Sunday.

Jagsbch
10-21-2006, 03:16 PM
Byrons MRI was negative, he say's he feels better today according to NFL network.:cool:

texan279
10-21-2006, 03:54 PM
I'd rather have Byron start than Garrard...:twocents:

Fldvldog
10-21-2006, 05:14 PM
I'd rather have Byron start than Garrard...:twocents:

That's good, because it looks like your wish will become a reality come Sunday. And I don't think you'll be singing the same tune.

:twocents:

texan279
10-21-2006, 05:16 PM
That's good, because it looks like your wish will become a reality come Sunday. And I don't think you'll be singing the same tune.

:twocents:

Byron is a statue back there, if he gets the least bit of pressure he is no good. We had decent pressure on Bledsoe in the 1st half of the cowgirls game and held them to 3 in the 1st half. In the second half we didn't get near the same amount of pressure and he lit our defense up.

Fldvldog
10-21-2006, 05:33 PM
Byron is a statue back there, if he gets the least bit of pressure he is no good. We had decent pressure on Bledsoe in the 1st half of the cowgirls game and held them to 3 in the 1st half. In the second half we didn't get near the same amount of pressure and he lit our defense up.

But, the question is, can you put that pressure on Byron? If you give him all day, you will pay. Guarentee it. And considering that our O-line has suprisingly stepped up their game since that horrific preseason...I'm not too sure your chances are that good when it comes to putting pressure on him.

But glory to you all if, in fact, you do.

texan279
10-21-2006, 05:35 PM
But, the question is, can you put that pressure on Byron? If you give him all day, you will pay. Guarentee it. And considering that our O-line has suprisingly stepped up their game since that horrific preseason...I'm not too sure your chances are that good when it comes to putting pressure on him.

But glory to you all if, in fact, you do.

That is what I am saying, if we get pressure on him it could be a long day for your offense. I am not saying he sucks or anything, but he doesn't do well under pressure.

Fldvldog
10-21-2006, 05:41 PM
That is what I am saying, if we get pressure on him it could be a long day for your offense. I am not saying he sucks or anything, but he doesn't do well under pressure.

Well, no immobile QB can say that they do well under pressure. That's just how the wind blows. But, one of my main points is that our O-Line is doing very well this season. Getting to Byron will be a tough task. If you guys do get to him, then I can say that your chances of winning the game are that much better.

DRIFTAWAY
10-21-2006, 05:42 PM
i hope byron does play, that way after we win, theres no excuses

Fldvldog
10-21-2006, 05:45 PM
i hope byron does play, that way after we win, theres no excuses

If we lose, there will be no excuses period.

I expect the same goes for all Texan fans.

thunderkyss
10-21-2006, 05:51 PM
Byron is a statue back there, if he gets the least bit of pressure he is no good. We had decent pressure on Bledsoe in the 1st half of the cowgirls game and held them to 3 in the 1st half. In the second half we didn't get near the same amount of pressure and he lit our defense up.

that's not exactly true. I haven't broken it down yet, but I'd bet his passing numbers didn't look any better in the second half.

A short field, PBuch, and a good running game may have made him look better than what he was.

thunderkyss
10-21-2006, 05:52 PM
If we lose, there will be no excuses period.

I expect the same goes for all Texan fans.

love your sig........

Fldvldog
10-21-2006, 05:53 PM
^ Just curious, but do you still stand behind the statements in my sig?

:yikes:

texan279
10-21-2006, 05:57 PM
that's not exactly true. I haven't broken it down yet, but I'd bet his passing numbers didn't look any better in the second half.

A short field, PBuch, and a good running game may have made him look better than what he was.

Dallas had 99 total yards in the first half and 3 points, Bledsoe in the second half had 2 TD passes and almost 100 yards through the air.

thunderkyss
10-21-2006, 06:42 PM
^ Just curious, but do you still stand behind the statements in my sig?

:yikes:

yup......

jerek
10-21-2006, 06:47 PM
I'd probably rather have Leftwich. JMO but Garrard is better and especially better at avoiding the blitz.

mexican_texan
10-21-2006, 06:55 PM
Well, no immobile QB can say that they do well under pressure. That's just how the wind blows. But, one of my main points is that our O-Line is doing very well this season. Getting to Byron will be a tough task. If you guys do get to him, then I can say that your chances of winning the game are that much better.
Brady does well in pressure. He moves around the pocket with footwork, not speed.

thunderkyss
10-21-2006, 06:56 PM
Dallas had 99 total yards in the first half and 3 points, Bledsoe in the second half had 2 TD passes and almost 100 yards through the air.

Bledsoe was 7/13, for 84 yards..... not bad, but not because of lack of pressure. 17 yards came on them running the same play twice in a row, picking on PBuch, trying to get a PI call. & two PI's on T.O. for TDs.

Had we not given them the ball 3 times on our side of the field, we'd have kept them out of the endzone. But since they started on the Hou 23, the Hou 40, & the Hou31 a half decent running game (like they have) makes a half decent QB (like they have) look a lot better than he really is.

thunderkyss
10-21-2006, 06:59 PM
I'd probably rather have Leftwich. JMO but Garrard is better and especially better at avoiding the blitz.

To me, Leftwhich has a bit of that Farve-ness to him. He isn't very talented, and he makes some stupid throws, but they work for him more times than not.

Garrard, IMHO gives the Jags a better chance to win, because he is a better QB, and harder to contain.

I don't know how we'd do against Garrard, but I'm willing to bet BL would have a bad day.

Fldvldog
10-21-2006, 07:04 PM
To me, Leftwhich has a bit of that Farve-ness to him. He isn't very talented, and he makes some stupid throws, but they work for him more times than not.

Garrard, IMHO gives the Jags a better chance to win, because he is a better QB, and harder to contain.

I don't know how we'd do against Garrard, but I'm willing to bet BL would have a bad day.

Actually, Leftwich barely ever has a bad throw. He's actually known for his great dicision making. So I'm not sure where you're getting the "he makes some stupid throws" part from. Oh, and his 5 INT's this season are very decieving. Remember that.

Garrard doesn't have near the field vision that Leftwich has. I think Garrard is good at avoiding the rush, but when it comes down to it, he is a QB. I'd take Leftwich over Garrard any day of the week. Leftwich is the better pure quarterback.

I almost guarentee Leftwich doesn't have a bad day on Sunday (if he plays). Guarentee.

texan279
10-21-2006, 07:07 PM
Actually, Leftwich barely ever has a bad throw. He's actually known for his great dicision making. So I'm not sure where you're getting the "he makes some stupid throws" part from. Oh, and his 5 INT's this season are very decieving. Remember that.

Garrard doesn't have near the field vision that Leftwich has. I think Garrard is good at avoiding the rush, but when it comes down to it, he is a QB. I'd take Leftwich over Garrard any day of the week. Leftwich is the better pure quarterback.

I almost guarentee Leftwich doesn't have a bad day on Sunday (if he plays). Guarentee.

From what I have seen from Leftwich, he doesn't make stupid throws, but sometimes makes bad decisions especially when under pressure. When he has time in the pocket he can rifle the ball spot on, but like I said, just from what I have seen from him, I am sure you guys know much more about him than I do. The one thing I know for certain is he's got a cannon for an arm.

Fldvldog
10-21-2006, 07:16 PM
From what I have seen from Leftwich, he doesn't make stupid throws, but sometimes makes bad decisions especially when under pressure. When he has time in the pocket he can rifle the ball spot on, but like I said, just from what I have seen from him, I am sure you guys know much more about him than I do. The one thing I know for certain is he's got a cannon for an arm.

Yea, one thing about Byron is that he's stubborn. He rarely chooses to throw the ball away when needed. So a majority of the the bad decisions that he does have does come from pressure.

But yea, when given enough time (not neccessarily all day, but just enough) you wont catch too many mistakes on his part.

xfive4x
10-21-2006, 10:45 PM
From what I have seen from Leftwich, he doesn't make stupid throws, but sometimes makes bad decisions especially when under pressure. When he has time in the pocket he can rifle the ball spot on, but like I said, just from what I have seen from him, I am sure you guys know much more about him than I do. The one thing I know for certain is he's got a cannon for an arm.

Hmm, a QB who "sometimes makes bad decisions especially when under pressure." eh? I think you just described 32 starting QBs in the NFL. Remember, he had one of the best TD to interception ratios last year while playing the most difficult of the Jaguars' schedule.