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Texans_Chick
10-23-2006, 03:40 PM
Okay, in the past, they had the excuse that they got killed because the Texans played dirty.

Here's the latest non-excuse excuses:

The Danger Signs Were There (http://www.jaguars.com/Story/5566.asp)

Here is my commentary about same:

"The Dog Ate Byron Leftwich's Homework" (http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/23/the-dog-ate-byron-leftwichs-homework/)

Kaiser Toro
10-23-2006, 03:47 PM
As it turned out, they couldn't, and the age-old NFL dogma about “any given Sunday” held true, again.

That was not an any given Sunday moment in my opinion. We beat the team that they fielded, just as we have been beaten with the team we have fielded in the past. It had much more to do with everyone who touched the field playing with a purpose.

Double Barrel
10-23-2006, 03:51 PM
I wonder what kind of cheese goes well with Jaguars whine? :heh:

We showed up and played four quarters of football yesterday, and our D finally came to make a statement. I could care less who is injured for Jacksonville, because they would have had a tough game against us regardless of their situation.

JDizzle
10-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Waah Waah boo hoo. None of this worked when we ran Dave Ragone and Tony Hollings against them a few years ago along with a make-shift defense. We got stomped and had our noses rubbed in it then ..... deal with it!

Texans_Chick
10-23-2006, 04:00 PM
That was not an any given Sunday moment in my opinion. We beat the team that they fielded, just as we have been beaten with the team we have fielded in the past. It had much more to do with everyone who touched the field playing with a purpose.

Exactly. That's why I said:

This wasn't an "Any Given Sunday" loss. The Texans destroyed the Jaguars in all parts of the game. I am guessing the hotel hand lotion caused the Jaguars to fumble the ball repeatedly in the second half.

BTW, your tickets are sweet. Nice angle of the game.

Kaiser Toro
10-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Exactly. That's why I said:



BTW, your tickets are sweet. Nice angle of the game.

Nice outfit yesterday. I had remarked to my crew that it would be something to see and you indeed brought your varsity game. :)

JDizzle
10-23-2006, 04:08 PM
The Jaguars are now 5-4 all time against the Texans

Hey, aren't we 5-4 all-time against them?

rafterticket
10-23-2006, 04:09 PM
Okay, in the past, they had the excuse that they got killed because the Texans played dirty.

Here's the latest non-excuse excuses:

The Danger Signs Were There (http://www.jaguars.com/Story/5566.asp)

Here is my commentary about same:

"The Dog Ate Byron Leftwich's Homework" (http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/23/the-dog-ate-byron-leftwichs-homework/)

The Texans are now 5-4 against the Jags, not vice versa, Stephy.

That aside, why can't their folks just admit they got whipped? Even their most hard-core knows the stink coming out of their website.

TEXANRED
10-23-2006, 04:13 PM
The Jaguars are now 5-4 all time against the Texans.

Never mind

mexican_texan
10-23-2006, 04:23 PM
When Jaguars players drove to Alltel Stadium on Saturday morning for a brief practice before heading to the airport, they were greeted by roadblocks that prevented them from getting into the Alltel parking lot.
That explains everything.

ledzeppelin229
10-23-2006, 04:29 PM
Good football players don't complain. They don't make excuses and the Jaguars made none following their loss in Houston. They upheld the highest standards of post-defeat conduct.

I guess this part doesn't apply to lousy journalists, who more than made up for any lack of complaining from the Jags players.

Kaiser Toro
10-23-2006, 04:30 PM
That explains everything.

It should have read like this, but who cares about the truth these days.

When Jaguars players attempted to make a drive, during the 4th quarter, in Reliant Stadium on Sunday afternoon, they were greeted by roadblocks, manned by a Texans' defense, that prevented them from getting into the Texans' endzone.

mexican_texan
10-23-2006, 04:32 PM
It should have read like this, but who cares about the truth these days.
It would be true if Maurice Jones-Drew-Johnson-Smith didn't score.

Kaiser Toro
10-23-2006, 04:39 PM
It would be true if Maurice Jones-Drew-Johnson-Smith didn't score.

Yes, but not in the 4th quarter.

mexican_texan
10-23-2006, 04:41 PM
Yes, but not in the 4th quarter.
Whoops, I see now.

LORK 88
10-23-2006, 04:46 PM
Okay, in the past, they had the excuse that they got killed because the Texans played dirty.

Here's the latest non-excuse excuses:

The Danger Signs Were There (http://www.jaguars.com/Story/5566.asp)

Here is my commentary about same:

"The Dog Ate Byron Leftwich's Homework" (http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/23/the-dog-ate-byron-leftwichs-homework/)
Dead on. All the Jag fans ive talked with love throwing the "injury bug excuse" out there like no other team in the NFL deals with injuries. The funniest part about it though is that Jag fans are jumping off the playoff ship because they lost to us. Hell, they sound worse than some of us did after losing to Dallas!!

SicilianJag
10-23-2006, 05:03 PM
"We thought the game started at 4pm..."
"We forgot the tape for Byron's ankle at the hotel..."
"Ephraim Salaam kept us laughing too hard..."
"The red shirts in the crowd kept us from seeing the ball..."
"The game plan on Byron's sleeve got blurred from his tears"
"David Carr's smile blinded us..."
"Houston had turned up the humidity to force our fumbles..."
"Andre Johnson's cleats were too long allowing him to catch that ball in the endzone..."

C'mon now. Most all the players and fans acknowledge we got our butts kicked yesterday. You can't hold one reporter's article against us, can you?

The 24 hour rule has expired. I'm done groveling. Very good game, texans, see in you in a few weeks.

Kaiser Toro
10-23-2006, 05:05 PM
"We thought the game started at 4pm..."
"We forgot the tape for Byron's ankle at the hotel..."
"Ephraim Salaam kept us laughing too hard..."
"The red shirts in the crowd kept us from seeing the ball..."
"The game plan on Byron's sleeve got blurred from his tears"
"David Carr's smile blinded us..."
"Houston had turned up the humidity to force our fumbles..."
"Andre Johnson's cleats were too long allowing him to catch that ball in the endzone..."

C'mon now. Most all the players and fans acknowledge we got our butts kicked yesterday. You can't hold one reporter's article against us, can you?

The 24 hour rule has expired. I'm done groveling. Very good game, texans, see in you in a few weeks.

Nice. Looking forward to our next match as well.

GuerillaBlack
10-23-2006, 05:21 PM
When Jaguars players drove to Alltel Stadium on Saturday morning for a brief practice before heading to the airport, they were greeted by roadblocks that prevented them from getting into the Alltel parking lot. A road race event caused some players to be unable to report for meetings on time, which caused Del Rio to have to push his schedule back.

No big deal? Wrong. Football teams are very fragile commodities. The most minor of distractions can damage their routine and focus.

Del Rio's Saturday morning got a bad start when he picked up the newspaper and read that his star running back was complaining about his contract. It was, yet, another distraction; the kind coaches especially dislike.

Forget about the bogus terrorist threat from earlier in the week. You don't scare these guys with that stuff. Their flight proceeded smoothly and uneventfully to Houston and the hope was that maybe, just maybe, they left all of their troubles behind in Jacksonville.

They apparently did not. Some players acknowledged that they had spent a wakeful night in a noisy hotel. Party noise from the street filled several rooms on the street side of the hotel. One player spoke of finally being able to fall asleep, only to be awakened at five in the morning by loud sounds within the hotel. His night was over. It was time to play.

That came from the article. I bust out laughing when I read this.

And to the good Jags fans, we will see you in the small city of Jacksonville. Will that game be black day (or whatever it is called), when the Jags where black jerseys.

Hardcore Texan
10-23-2006, 07:31 PM
That came from the article. I bust out laughing when I read this.

And to the good Jags fans, we will see you in the small city of Jacksonville. Will that game be black day (or whatever it is called), when the Jags where black jerseys.



It might be "Blacked Out Day" depending on the attendance level. Sorry, I couldnt' resist. Sicilian Jag seems like a pretty classy fan.

GP
10-23-2006, 07:41 PM
They were in a noisy hotel?

I guess Jacksonville's travel budget can only afford for them to stay in a Motel 6, or a Travel Lodge?

Wouldn't your NFL team be staying in a place where the noise factor would be silenced fairly quickly, considering the price tag of where they stayed?

If you were a mean, nasty Texans-eating Jaguars player...wouldn't you storm out of your room and go pummel the noisemakers so you could sleep? I mean, you just sit there in your room, sleepless, and DON'T do anything about it yourself? Amazing.

Their entire team looked out of sync. They were coming out of a bye week, and they looked like they could care about the game. Leftwich even admitted he played badly, and then he said "I don't why, either." He looked indifferent. Fred Taylor ripped off runs like he was fighting for his new contract. Wilford went and sat down after the fumble and there was nooooooobody around him.

That team is going through SOMETHING. There's something bigger that's looming that's not being reported. Am I wrong? It looked like a team who didn't care at all.

Colts Addict
10-23-2006, 07:51 PM
You mean they didn't accuse you of clubbing their linemen and parachuting in the air on field goals? LOL

I will say it again... Great win!!!

Texan1
10-23-2006, 08:32 PM
Okay, in the past, they had the excuse that they got killed because the Texans played dirty.

Here's the latest non-excuse excuses:

The Danger Signs Were There (http://www.jaguars.com/Story/5566.asp)

Here is my commentary about same:

"The Dog Ate Byron Leftwich's Homework" (http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/23/the-dog-ate-byron-leftwichs-homework/)

Texans Chick,

Just curious what you thought about the O line play this week? It was the subject of much criticism last week and I was wondering if the critics have noticed improvement in the line play.

Texans_Chick
10-23-2006, 08:35 PM
The Texans are now 5-4 against the Jags, not vice versa, Stephy.

That aside, why can't their folks just admit they got whipped? Even their most hard-core knows the stink coming out of their website.

Crud. That is what happens when I edit on the fly and don't rethink it.

Will fix it.

texasguy346
10-23-2006, 08:38 PM
Guess this would qualify as an excuse. Bit of a head scratcher by Del Rio.

HOUSTON - In a surprising move, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio benched safety Deon Grant for the second half of the team's 27-7 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Grant, who was credited with six tackles in the first half and made an interception that was nullified by a penalty, said he wasn't given an explanation from anyone for the move.

Del Rio would only say it was a coaching decision.

Grant said he wondered if his attempt to give a halftime speech while trying to motivate his teammates played a role in the decision.

He wouldn't specify what he told his teammates, but said "It wasn't negative. I guess he [Del Rio] didn't like what I said and I was out."

Grant said by the time he walked into the locker room, he didn't realize that Del Rio apparently had told the players he didn't want any talking at halftime. He was then informed as he went out for the second half that he wouldn't be playing.

link (http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/102306/jag_5757775.shtml)

HoustonFan
10-23-2006, 08:43 PM
I like what E. Salaam said on Davies and Dukes this morning... "We played the team that showed up." Bottomline... a win is a win. Quit whining Jags fans, and just take the loss. It's okay.:yahoo:

Texans_Chick
10-23-2006, 08:47 PM
Texans Chick,

Just curious what you thought about the O line play this week? It was the subject of much criticism last week and I was wondering if the critics have noticed improvement in the line play.

I need to look back at some stuff but I am still concerned with the amount of time they got stoned at the line.

What I want to look at is if you take the long runs out, how many yards per carry was the run game getting?

A Kubiak run offense is suppose to get consistent run yardage, while minimizing negative yards or getting stopped at the line. A big run here or there is nice and is gravy under the system, but the purpose of the run game is to get those consistent yards so that you are not in long yardage for 3rd down. That and if you are getting consistent good gains in the run game, it opens up the play action game.

The nice late runs by Lundy is why Owen Daniels got so freaking open that he had to really concentrate on catching the ball because he thought he was so freaking open but wasn't sure if someone snuck near him. It is fun to see Carr throw it downfield into double coverage because Kubiak trusts Johnson to come down with the ball, but the true fun will happen when the run game gets smoking and the Owen Daniels stuff gets that wide open all the time. That's what the Denvery style system is all about.

The pass blocking looked pretty good. The run blocking, I want to look at more.

Texans_Chick
10-23-2006, 08:50 PM
Guess this would qualify as an excuse. Bit of a head scratcher by Del Rio.

HOUSTON - In a surprising move, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio benched safety Deon Grant for the second half of the team's 27-7 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Grant, who was credited with six tackles in the first half and made an interception that was nullified by a penalty, said he wasn't given an explanation from anyone for the move.

Del Rio would only say it was a coaching decision.

Grant said he wondered if his attempt to give a halftime speech while trying to motivate his teammates played a role in the decision.

He wouldn't specify what he told his teammates, but said "It wasn't negative. I guess he [Del Rio] didn't like what I said and I was out."

Grant said by the time he walked into the locker room, he didn't realize that Del Rio apparently had told the players he didn't want any talking at halftime. He was then informed as he went out for the second half that he wouldn't be playing.


link (http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/102306/jag_5757775.shtml)

Yeah that is interesting.

Let's just say that I wouldn't want to be in their locker room this week.

Jack Del Rio and Mike Tice are bigger than a lot of their players and look like they should have pads back on.

I am guessing the Jaguars won't have to worry about noisy hotels and road blocks to get them motivated enough to play the Texans in a few weeks.

Texans_Chick
10-23-2006, 08:53 PM
Nice outfit yesterday. I had remarked to my crew that it would be something to see and you indeed brought your varsity game. :)

Sometimes you need to wear stuff that is so wrong that it is right.

:redtowel:

NATHANHALE
10-23-2006, 09:42 PM
"That's what the Denvery style system is all about."

Well, our play has been on par with Denver's this year--fact is, we're ranked higher and have scored more points---now, we just need to get down their defense and we'll be all set................

Scooter
10-23-2006, 09:55 PM
The pass blocking looked pretty good. The run blocking, I want to look at more.

i'd agree there. i think the pass blocking has moved up to adequate, and carr is making these guys look good. after rewatching the game, he had about 3 seconds every time to make the throw before someone got to him and while they didnt blitz often, we did a real good job of picking it up. our running game improved because of the draws i think. we spread them out a little with the passing game as we've been doing, but there were two or three draws in the first half that really caught jacksonville off guard. after that, we spent a lot more time running to the left and that's where we're much stronger. pitts & flanagan are a great tandem and each is pretty good at peeling off their combined block to pickup the second level, and salaam played real well yesterday (making a great block on lundy's first big run). i dont think we ran successfully to the right side except for a couple of plays that followed flanagan, but i may have just simply missed them.

overall i'd say the line played pretty well.

Texan1
10-23-2006, 10:30 PM
Scooter, Texans Chick - thoughts on Lundi? Did he make a difference or was he just in at the right time? Glad he had a big game, but I didn't see many tuff yardage runs. I can't tell whether he is a RB or not.

Scooter
10-23-2006, 11:01 PM
Scooter, Texans Chick - thoughts on Lundi? Did he make a difference or was he just in at the right time? Glad he had a big game, but I didn't see many tuff yardage runs. I can't tell whether he is a RB or not.

i was much more concerned with line play and honestly didnt pay much attention to the backs, but from what i took notice to, lundy looked pretty good. it's premature for anyone to say whether he's the real deal or not because he's a 6th round rookie in only his second game. what i liked however is how fast he hit the holes and that's exactly what works in kubiak's ZBS. as for the "tough yards", it's not what we're going to be asking from him, but lundy did have a few plays where he was able to hit the pile and make 2-3 yards out of it. the most notable being his TD run (great block by mckinney i think). where he's going to succeed or fail is in upcoming weeks now that he's got some confidence and has the confidence of his coaches. lundy has to make quick decisions and explode through the lanes like he did against jacksonville instead of dancing around or trying to push the pile like most rookies. it's still early, but in my opinion lundy's the back most likely to succeed in kubiak's zone blocking system. basic answer ... yes he made a difference, and he wasnt just in at the right time. lundy earned his yards and might've made a bigger impact given a couple of the lanes gado missed.

that, and he had the second best play of the day. despite losing 6 yards on the play, lundy had one of the best stiff arms i've seen ... hell it was closer to a WWE choke slam.

TPIMP
10-23-2006, 11:18 PM
The Texans played much better this week. However the Jags played poorly and that helped the cause. Leftwich was terrible. He was way off target all day. Even when there was little or no pressure he was throwing behind his receivers or one hopping it to them. Missing Stroud helped our run game to improve as well. Still the Texans gained confidence as the game continued and confidence is a huge piece of the puzzle. Hopefully it carries on.

zalomar12
10-23-2006, 11:54 PM
Just to clarify, there's no legit excuses (not even the hotel, to which I also asked "WTF?", go somewhere else then if it's a problem). Injuries, sure, but even with everyone we were missing, I highly doubt we would have won. Getting back those guys wouldn't have made our o-line play better, have fixed Byron's ankle, or in my mind even been sufficient enough to stop your offense.

The offense was clicking, Carr on target and outstanding playcalling on both sides of the ball. Not only did the d-line get a ton of penetration throughout the game, but the blitzes seemed to work perfect every time. Offense, defense, coaching, no matter how you look at it, you guys were by far the better team yesterday.

Hopefully in 3 weeks it will be a different story, but who knows. See ya'll then.

thunderkyss
10-24-2006, 12:02 AM
Has anybody put together our injury list??

Babin, Payne, Earl, Dayne, Wiegart??, Can we go back so far to include Spencer??

South Texan
10-24-2006, 12:21 AM
Has anybody put together our injury list??

Babin, Payne, Earl, Dayne, Wiegart??, Can we go back so far to include Spencer??

I would go all the way back to Davis and Mathis. Kudos to the visiting Jag fans on the board for having the class to say that on that particular day we were better as opposed to the reporter who side stepped reality just to look good to his readers.

Scooter
10-24-2006, 12:27 AM
Has anybody put together our injury list??

Babin, Payne, Earl, Dayne, Wiegart??, Can we go back so far to include Spencer??

babin, payne, earl, dayne, weigert, putz, rainer, faggins, mckinney, wong, mathis, DD, roc, spencer ... and probably a few i'm missing. most of which are starters.

SicilianJag
10-24-2006, 09:07 AM
Yeah, my first thought was that I don't care if its "black day", "teal day" or "white day" as long as its "football day" instead of "roll over and die day" like we Jag fans saw this past weekend.

Up until now I've thought we had a pretty close-knit team with more pride than they showed this past weekend. Normally I'd expect them to come out with a vengance next week like they did against the Jets (after the Redskins debacle), but a game in Philly as the iggles come off a loss is no way to get healthy.

But enough Jag talk on your board. I'll check in to talk some trash in a couple weeks. Beat the titans for us.

Don'tHate
10-24-2006, 09:20 AM
Okay, I'm well past the 24 hours and ready to give ya'all props.

No excuses from this fan, just the facts. The Jaguars were no shows on Sunday. I didn't recognize the team on that field. Byron seemed to in a whole other world. The D, well, they are boggled with injuries to 3 of our top guys(2 for the season) and we had way too many rookies in there. Once again, not an excuse, a fact. The players on D need to readjust to a system without Peterson and Hayward, and hopefully for not much longer, Stroud.

The fumbles were unbelievable. Very uncharacteristic of both Taylor and Wilford.

I wasn't sad Sunday, no tears from this girl, I was ANGRY.Because I knew that the Jags weren't playing up to their level. They looked like the d--- Raiders!!! Had the team that played the Jets in week 5 showed up, the outcome would have been very different.

So, congrats on the win. Time to move on to our next game and we will see you guys in a few weeks here at home.

Texans_Chick
10-24-2006, 09:35 AM
Here is a whiny excuse article from the Jaguar FanHouse blogger:

"Jaguars-Texans Game Recap" (http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/24/jaguars-texans-game-recap/)

At least he is embracing his hate of the Texans. It is good to get other fans' teams to hate your team for something other than screwing up their suicide pool.

bah007
10-24-2006, 10:36 AM
I wish we played the Colts the way we play the Jags

Tedc
10-24-2006, 10:44 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/Tedc/jagsowned.gif


Did I post that out loud????

Malloy
10-24-2006, 10:51 AM
Guess this would qualify as an excuse. Bit of a head scratcher by Del Rio.



link (http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/102306/jag_5757775.shtml)

Del Rio obviously had money on the Texans winning :)

Corrosion
10-24-2006, 10:53 AM
Excuses are like @**holes , we all have one . :yawn:


Bottom line is the Texans put an @** whoopin on the Jaq's this past Sunday .

Seems the team Doctors were feeling sorry for some of them and perscribed them some vicodin to ease their pain . :crutch:

http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9747741

real
10-24-2006, 10:54 AM
Excuses are like @**holes , we all have one . :yawn:



You forgot that they all stink....

Texans Horror
10-24-2006, 11:32 AM
The kitties need to stop mewling and better get ready for the eagles.

rafterticket
10-24-2006, 12:43 PM
Here is a whiny excuse article from the Jaguar FanHouse blogger:

"Jaguars-Texans Game Recap" (http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/24/jaguars-texans-game-recap/)

At least he is embracing his hate of the Texans. It is good to get other fans' teams to hate your team for something other than screwing up their suicide pool.

Did you write that reply to his blog? Whoever did, that was great!

I do like him calling the Texans a "pest". If nothing else, it means we are something that cannot be overlooked.

I have much respect for the Jags franchise. Since they're not an old franchise, they're kinda like an older sibling we just like to better. Then you have Indianapolis, who is like a rich uncle that looks down on the rest of the family, and Tennessee is like that white-trash uncle in prison.

Titan "Tack" Fan
10-24-2006, 01:23 PM
and Tennessee is like that white-trash uncle in prison.

Who is 6-2 against the Texans.

Corrosion
10-24-2006, 01:32 PM
Who is 6-2 against the Texans.

Watch it sucka , you're NEXT ...... Texans 34 , Taq's 6

Titan "Tack" Fan
10-24-2006, 01:36 PM
Watch it sucka , you're NEXT ...... Texans 34 , Taq's 6

Titans 2,480
Texans 2,479

rafterticket
10-24-2006, 02:07 PM
Who is 6-2 against the Texans.

Funny.....those two losses against the Texans came the last time you sat in the cell.....er, um cellar of the AFC South.

So, go get another prison tattoo, little man. Maybe trade yourself for a couple of smokes.

Colts Addict
10-24-2006, 02:11 PM
Funny.....those two losses against the Texans came the last time you sat in the cell.....er, um cellar of the AFC South.

So, go get another prison tattoo, little man. Maybe trade yourself for a couple of smokes.

Give 'em hell! hehe

Double Barrel
10-24-2006, 03:03 PM
Who is 6-2 against the Texans.

That's a record to be proud of.... :ok:

El Tejano
10-24-2006, 03:12 PM
That's what I like about us Texan fans. We might make excuses for our players but never when we lose a game.

Texans_Chick
10-24-2006, 09:25 PM
Heh.

Touched a nerve of the NFL FanHouse blogger.


"Revisiting the Jaguars-Texans Game: What's the Difference Between an Explanation and an Excuse?"
(http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/24/revisiting-the-jaguars-texans-game-what-s-the-difference-betwee/)

Heh. My work is done.

rafterticket
10-24-2006, 11:16 PM
Heh.

Touched a nerve of the NFL FanHouse blogger.


"Revisiting the Jaguars-Texans Game: What's the Difference Between an Explanation and an Excuse?"
(http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/24/revisiting-the-jaguars-texans-game-what-s-the-difference-betwee/)

Heh. My work is done.

You're beautiful.

Texans Horror
10-25-2006, 09:34 AM
The return comment was the best. The best.

thunderkyss
10-25-2006, 10:25 AM
That's what I like about us Texan fans. We might make excuses for our players but never when we lose a game.

well yeah, but when our excuse is our players suck....... what do you expect.

thunderkyss
10-25-2006, 10:40 AM
Heh.

Touched a nerve of the NFL FanHouse blogger.


"Revisiting the Jaguars-Texans Game: What's the Difference Between an Explanation and an Excuse?"
(http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/24/revisiting-the-jaguars-texans-game-what-s-the-difference-betwee/)

Heh. My work is done.

Well, my question (and the question of most of the NFL's following) to those fans is if everyone across the nation seemed to be anticipating a Jaguars victory then why were they so clearly outplayed by a team that is statistically inferior across the board?

To answer this question. IMHO, you can't look at our stats to "judge" or "determine" what we are going to do on Sunday. As time goes on, every team is expected to either get better, or get worse.

Our team has underperformed so much, due to coaching alone, that we are probably going to make the biggest jumps and strides from one week to the next. Looking at David Carr's stats would be the most obvious indicator of that.

Then with the amount of people we have coming and going through our lineup, for reasons not related to injury shows that we are still making improvement to our lineup(theoretically we are keeping the better talent right??).

In short, the stats that you see going into any particular week, are not the stats of the team that is taking the field that Sunday.

HOU-TEX
10-25-2006, 10:41 AM
Heh.

Touched a nerve of the NFL FanHouse blogger.


"Revisiting the Jaguars-Texans Game: What's the Difference Between an Explanation and an Excuse?"
(http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/24/revisiting-the-jaguars-texans-game-what-s-the-difference-betwee/)

Heh. My work is done.

Outstanding! I was going to submit a comment as well, but after reading yours, there's nothing that could compare to it. Nice, well spoken truthful comment. Ya just can't beat it. Thanks for speaking for the majority of the fans here in Houston (including myself).:redtowel:

GP
10-25-2006, 11:18 AM
I added my two cents to it. Go check out my comments.

Texans Chick's comments were more focused and "researched" than mine. I wanted to provide the smack talk side of things just to drive the point home to all those who read that article and our responses.

Poor Jags. Always the victim.