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TK_Gamer
05-30-2007, 05:09 PM
Ok, let's all think about our team based on all our data and stats and knowledge, our gut feelings and make our bold predictions for the comming year. At the end of the year we can look back and see how close or far off we were on our feelings and estimations.

Pro Bowl: I predict the Texans will send 1 person to the pro bowl.

Demeco Ryans

Best offensive player(team)

Ron Dayne

Best defensive player(team)

Mario Williams (leads the team in sacks and TFL but outvoted for probowl)

Most improved player(team)

Jason Simmons

Most promissing Rookie(team)

Fred Bennett

Most dissappointing(team)

Amahn Green


Well that's what I came up with, training camp hasn't even started so it's all in the blind but take your best shot. (it's something to do :))

real
05-30-2007, 05:37 PM
That's your best shot ?

Ron Dayne as the best offensive player ? and Demeco the only pro-bowler ?

Let me guess......You predict Andre gets hurt.....

The Pencil Neck
05-30-2007, 05:50 PM
Pro Bowl: 2 people.

Demeco Ryans & Andre Johnson.
(Mario and Schaub should have made it but were cruelly gypped.)

Best offensive player(team)

Matt Schaub

Best defensive player(team)

Demeco Ryans

Most improved player(team)

Mario Williams, new team sack record

Most promising Rookie(team)

Amobi Okoye, DROY

Most disappointing(team)

Mike Flanagan

:fans:

Shaft75
05-30-2007, 05:56 PM
Pro Bowl: I predict the Texans will send 3 people to the pro bowl.

Demeco Ryans
Andre Johnson
Dunta Robinson

Best offensive player(team)

Andre Johnson

Best defensive player(team)

Demeco Ryans

Most improved player(team)

Dunta Robinson

Most promissing Rookie(team)

Amobi Okoye

Most dissappointing(team)

Chad Stanley(may even be cut by midseason)

With an improved pass rush, our secondary should get way better. :d:

Shaft75
05-30-2007, 06:00 PM
That's your best shot ?

Ron Dayne as the best offensive player ? and Demeco the only pro-bowler ?

Let me guess......You predict Andre gets hurt.....

Yeah... Ron Dayne? Very bold prognosis...:drunk:

Tailgate
05-30-2007, 06:17 PM
Pro Bowl: Im getting greedy

Demeco Ryans
Andre Johnson
Mario Williams
Dunta Robinson

Best offensive player(team)

Andre Johnson

Best defensive player(team)

Demeco Ryans

Most improved player(team)

Mario Williams

Most promissing Rookie(team)

Amobe Okoye

Most dissappointing(team)

Fred Bennett


RECORD:
8-8

TK_Gamer
05-30-2007, 07:00 PM
That's your best shot ?

Ron Dayne as the best offensive player ? and Demeco the only pro-bowler ?

Let me guess......You predict Andre gets hurt.....

I made my picks, make yours, just try to stay off the bad rep button if someone doesnt agree with you. it's just for fun.

maddogmrb
05-30-2007, 07:17 PM
So much depends on Charles Spencer, IMO ......... if he's back and effective early it will make a tremendous difference in the team, if he's not, we're in trouble again. Based on the reports, I'm going to assume he's back and effective from the start of the season.


Pro Bowl: I predict the Texans will send 1 person to the pro bowl.

Demeco Ryans

Best offensive player(team)

Andre Johnson

Best defensive player(team)

Mario Williams (leads the team in sacks)

Most improved player(team)

Owen Daniels

Most promissing Rookie(team)

John Abatte

Most dissappointing(team)

Mike Flanigan

ATX
05-30-2007, 07:46 PM
Playoffs or bust.....I'm excited about this season :texflag:

infantrycak
05-30-2007, 08:19 PM
Just curious--what's with folks predicting AJ not going to the probowl? He has gone 2 of the last 3 years, i.e. when not injured, and there is a certain momentum to probowl selection.

Texans_Chick
05-30-2007, 09:19 PM
Alrighty then:

Pro Bowl:

Andre Johnson
DeMeco Ryans
(Kubiak keeps talking up Dunta for the PB--well, then, a miracle is going to have to happen to the rest of the secondary).

Best Offensive Player:

AJ

Best Defensive Player:

DeMeco

Most Improved Player:

Mario

Most promising rookie:

Jacoby Jones (I am not buying the Kevin Walters entrenched at #2 WR talk--I'm thinking part of that is a Kubiak reward for being a hard worker. If you work hard for Kubiak, you will get a shot, but ultimately, the better athlete will see the field).

Most disappointing:

Jerome Mathis (due to not figuring out the injury thing)

the wonger need food
05-30-2007, 09:39 PM
If this happens we'll double our PSL investments...

Pro Bowl
Demeco Ryans
Mario Williams
Amobi Okoye
Andre Johnson
Owen Daniels
Eric Winston
Matt Schaub


Best offensive player

Matt Schaub

Best defensive player

Mario Williams

Most improved player

Dunta Robinson

Most promising Rookie not in the Pro Bowl

Fred Bennett (Jacoby Jones a close second)

Most dissappointing

Travis Johnson

TK_Gamer
05-30-2007, 10:47 PM
Just curious--what's with folks predicting AJ not going to the probowl? He has gone 2 of the last 3 years, i.e. when not injured, and there is a certain momentum to probowl selection.

myself, I didnt pick him because I think the offense will be much more well rounded this year so harder for one guy to stand out like the past.

infantrycak
05-30-2007, 11:30 PM
myself, I didnt pick him because I think the offense will be much more well rounded this year so harder for one guy to stand out like the past.

I see where you are coming from, but...flip side is it is atypical for pro bowl WR's to come from non-well rounded offenses. Chad has TJ and Rudi. AFC backup WR's Harrison and Wayne had each other plus Addai. What is amazing is AJ has made the pro-bowl on a very limited team, to the point of being elected by the players as the best WR in football--a less limited offense should let him shine rather than obscure him.

Corrosion
05-31-2007, 12:42 AM
Ok , count me in .


Pro Bowl

AJ and Demeco (Both should have made last years squad)

Best offensive player(team)

AJ .... Thats an easy one .

Best defensive player(team)
Demeco Ryans

Most improved player(team)

Demarcus Faggins ..... the entire secondary should preform much better with this being the second season in the 4-3 and the addition of Amobi Okoye .

Most promissing Rookie(team)

Amobi Okoye . I dont expect him to be dominant but I expect him to occupy blockers and take pressure off of Marion Williams .
Fred Bennett could surprise a lot of people .

Most dissappointing(team)

Jerome Mathis .... a second straight season of watching from the trainers table .
Travis Johnson .... I just dont have any expectations for this cat anymore . Getting outplayed by guy's signed off the street ..... ugh .

Record .... Im gonna go out on a limb and say 9-7 for the season after a 4-1 start .

Second Honeymoon
05-31-2007, 02:05 AM
Pro Bowlers: Andre Johnson

Best Offensive Player: Andre Johnson

Best Defensive Player: DeMeco Ryans

Most Improved Player: Mario Williams

Most Promising Player: Amobi Okoye

Most Disappointing Player: Travis Johnson


I predict Matt starts the year a little shaky but we find a way to win a few games. I think over the course of the year our defense continues to gel into a solid corps. By the time the season ends the Houston defense has an identity as one of the rising young defenses in the league and we end the season 8-8 after some late season disappointments/inexperience.

5-3 first half
3-5 second half

Maddict5
05-31-2007, 09:15 AM
Pro Bowl: I predict the Texans will send 5 to the pro bowl as a result of our first winning season.

Andre Johnson
Matt Schaub (will get there because others like brady etc wont go)
Ahman Green (im buying the hype- if he stays healthy he'll see the ball alot)
Mario Williams(fingers crossed- not very confident though if im honest)
Demeco Ryans
(Dunta, owen and amobi (if he gets some sacks you know fans will vote for him even if his run defence isnt great) also have a shot imo but i didnt want to get too greedy)

Best offensive player

andre johnson (im thinking his best ever yr something like 1400 yds, 7tds)

Best defensive player

Demeco Ryans

Most improved player

CC Brown
(i think whoever is wr #2 will do surprisingly well also)

Most promising Rookie(team)

Amobi

Most dissappointing(team)

TJ,Mathis,Winston

real
05-31-2007, 10:05 AM
I made my picks, make yours, just try to stay off the bad rep button if someone doesnt agree with you. it's just for fun.



Demeco Ryans, AJ

Best offensive player(team)

Andre Johnson

Best defensive player(team)

Demeco

Most improved player(team)

Charles Spencer

Most promissing Rookie(team)

Amobi

Most dissappointing(team)

I'm not gonna predict this one...Wouldn't feel right predicting a Texan player to be dissapointing:texflag:

P.S I didn't negative rep you for a "disagreement"

drewmar74
05-31-2007, 11:24 AM
Pro Bowl selection

DeMeco Ryans - inspired play in the middle and a better W-L record means that 'Meco is finally going to get some love and go to Hawaii
Owen Daniels - OD could have had a breakout year as a rookie if HWWNBM could throw over the middle. Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzales, Owen Daniels - yeah, it could happen.

Most improved

Mario Williams - Healthy, playing one position, and playing with something to prove. I wouldn't want to line up opposite him.

Most disappointing

Travis Johnson - dollars to donuts the drafting of Amobi-Wan doesn't light a fire.

Best offensive

Vet - It would be easy to take the safe bet on AJ here but I'm going to say Schaubie. I'm betting that he moves the ball around (including up the field and across the middle), stays upright enough, and is good for 2-3 more wins than last year. If nothing else, having a leader in the huddle could make a big difference. Heck, even sustaining a few drives to keep the defense off the field could be huge!

Rookie - who knows. I'd love to say Jacoby, but are we really going to see a lot of three-wide with Sherman calling the plays?

Best defensive

Vet - DeMeco. I don't think this requires elaboration. We're all expecting for much. I'm confident he'll deliver.

Rookie - Can Amobi-Wan be a disruptive force in the middle? God, I hope so.

Final record - 9-7

I think that this is the year that the franchise at least hits the .500 mark. I'm praying for it because I'm tired of being lumped in with Cleveland, Detroit, and Oakland. Maybe after this year we also won't have to listen to all of this "league's worst O-line" garbage from the talking heads....

HuttoKarl
05-31-2007, 11:28 AM
Pro Bowl: Demeco Ryans, Andre Johnson

Best offensive player(team)

Andre Johnson

Best defensive player(team)

Mario Williams, DeMeco Ryans

Most improved player(team)

Kevin Walter

Most promising Rookie(team)

Fred Bennett

Most dissappointing(team)

Travis Johnson...again.

HuttoKarl
05-31-2007, 11:33 AM
If this happens we'll double our PSL investments...

Pro Bowl
Demeco Ryans
Mario Williams
Amobi Okoye
Andre Johnson
Owen Daniels
Eric Winston
Matt Schaub


Best offensive player

Matt Schaub

Best defensive player

Mario Williams

Most improved player

Dunta Robinson

Most promising Rookie not in the Pro Bowl

Fred Bennett (Jacoby Jones a close second)

Most dissappointing

Travis Johnson

I pray to all that's holy that you're correct on those pro-bowlers.

badboy
05-31-2007, 11:38 AM
Just curious--what's with folks predicting AJ not going to the probowl? He has gone 2 of the last 3 years, i.e. when not injured, and there is a certain momentum to probowl selection.I agree and a lot of our changes should benefit AJ who just might set an NFL team record for most catches and or yards. He might be a bit more open this season and Schaub may have time to get it to him.

badboy
05-31-2007, 11:45 AM
Just for kicks (pun intended) I am going against almost all by saying Mathis will recover enough to be the offensive player of year for Texans. I think he will get 1 maybe 2 TDs as a receiver or as an end around. I also think he will start slow and maybe not even play in first game or two, but will end strong. I know common knowledge says he will be gone by end of TC, but I have a hunch...he will excel on returns.

V Man
05-31-2007, 12:21 PM
Pro Bowlers

Andre Johnson
DeMeco Ryans
Dunta Robinson (outside chance)

Best Offensive Player

Andre Johnson

Best Defensive Player

DeMeco Ryans

Most Improved Players

Mario Williams
Eric Winston

Most Promising Rookie

Jacoby Jones (was close with Bennet, but Special Teams puts him over)

Most Disappointing*

Travis Johnson
Jerome Mathis (another year of injury and attitude)

*could change since both could be cut during camp.

drewmar74
05-31-2007, 12:50 PM
For what its worth (and I'll be the first to admit that its not worth much), my reasoning for not putting AJ in the Pro Bowl was my hope for a more balanced offense this season.

If Schaub can stay upright and spread the ball around and if Ahman can run effectively (a lot of ifs, I know) then maybe AJ might not have to single handedly carry the passing game. Wouldn't it be cool if the #2 WR and TE were a legitimate enough threat in the passing game so that AJ doesn't have to catch 100+ balls?

I'd love to see AJ in the Pro Bowl, but I'm hoping its because he goes ape with Schaub and a legitimate running game and not because he's the only WR getting looks from #8.

Double Barrel
05-31-2007, 12:59 PM
9-7 record, just missing a wildcard spot.

Pro Bowlers:
Andre Johnson, DeMeco Ryans

Best Offensive Player:
Andre Johnson

Best Defensive Player:
DeMeco Ryans

Most Improved Player:
Mario Williams

Most Promising Rookie:
Amobi Okoye

Most Disappointing Player:
Travis Johnson...if he even makes the team this year

HuttoKarl
05-31-2007, 03:07 PM
Come on...nobody thinks that Kevin Walter is going to be the most improved player? How could he not?

TK_Gamer
06-01-2007, 09:53 AM
Come on...nobody thinks that Kevin Walter is going to be the most improved player? How could he not?

It's possible he could be, I picked jason simmons though because he showed some flashes of greatness last year and I think with a better defensive line he could be the missing link we have been looking for in the secondary. I purposely tried not to single out the high potential guys too much, I dont wanna jinx em :)

Texans Horror
06-04-2007, 10:26 AM
I finally had a chance to come up with these. Personally, I think the Texans will not have anyone in the Pro Bowl this year. AJ doesn't have the support, and the defense is still pulling everything together. The team will look much better, but they are lacking that extra year and two to three players to get everything clicking. I expect a lot of close losses...err, sorry about that. I sometimes forget I'm trying to be a more exuberant fan. Here are my predictions

Pro Bowl: I predict the Texans will send 5 people to the pro bowl.

Carr was the be-all, end-all of every offensive problem. With a line that allows only 20 sacks, Pitts and Spencer (who will be available by preseason game 1) will be obvious choice for the Pro-Bowl, as well as the QB who made the change. This is Mario's year, though Demeco and Dunta are close contenders for the Pro-Bowl.

Pitts
Spencer
Matt Schaub
AJ
Mario Williams

Best offensive player(team)

Tough call between Schaub, Batman, and AJ

Best defensive player(team)

Mario Williams

Most improved player(team)

Jason Babin

Most promissing Rookie(team) and DROY:

Okoye, easily

Most dissappointing(team)

???? That would be neither kinder nor gentler...


OROY:

Jacoby Jones

Record:

11-5, although I'm leaning to 12-4...

The Pencil Neck
06-04-2007, 10:45 AM
I finally had a chance to come up with these. Personally, I think the Texans will not have anyone in the Pro Bowl this year. AJ doesn't have the support, and the defense is still pulling everything together. The team will look much better, but they are lacking that extra year and two to three players to get everything clicking. I expect a lot of close losses...err, sorry about that. I sometimes forget I'm trying to be a more exuberant fan. Here are my predictions


You are very sensitive to disagreement, aren't you?

Do you own your own business? Are you in a job where your word is law? I'm just wondering. I know that could be taken wrong and I don't mean it to sound that way.

Texans Horror
06-04-2007, 10:49 AM
You are very sensitive to disagreement, aren't you?

Do you own your own business? Are you in a job where your word is law? I'm just wondering. I know that could be taken wrong and I don't mean it to sound that way.

Extremely.

I tried owning my own business, but people wouldn't listen to me, so I canned the operation. Why?

The Pencil Neck
06-04-2007, 11:05 AM
Extremely.

I tried owning my own business, but people wouldn't listen to me, so I canned the operation. Why?

Because the tactic of retreating to complete and total sarcasm when people disagree with you makes it sound like you can't take people having differing opinions. The only sort of job I can think of offhand where that sort of thin skin would work would be to have your own business or maybe a teacher of some sort. I mean, I'm disagreeing with people all day and they're disagreeing with me and we're all friends and everything is cool. I'm usually right but sometimes I'm wrong and I admit it when I am.

If you don't think that Carr was a bad QB, that's fine. If you think our offensive line is crap, that's fine. If you think that Ahman Green is washed up, that's fine. If you think that Schaub is unproven and that it's too early to expect good things from him, that's fine. If you think our defense is suspect, that's fine. If you think that AJ is the only NFL caliber receiver on our team, that's fine. If you think we're going to go 0-16 this year, that's fine. I disagree with you and that's fine, too. And sure there are people who are getting all rah-rah and we're going to win 16 and everything, and that's fine. This is a MB and the idea is for people with different opinions to get together and talk about something they love (in this case the Texans). If everyone has the same opinion, then there's nothing to discuss.

But turning into a little girl when people disagree with you and retreating into over-the-top sarcasm is pointless. It makes you a troll and totally not worth reading.

Texans Horror
06-04-2007, 11:26 AM
Because the tactic of retreating to complete and total sarcasm when people disagree with you makes it sound like you can't take people having differing opinions. The only sort of job I can think of offhand where that sort of thin skin would work would be to have your own business or maybe a teacher of some sort. I mean, I'm disagreeing with people all day and they're disagreeing with me and we're all friends and everything is cool. I'm usually right but sometimes I'm wrong and I admit it when I am.

If you don't think that Carr was a bad QB, that's fine. If you think our offensive line is crap, that's fine. If you think that Ahman Green is washed up, that's fine. If you think that Schaub is unproven and that it's too early to expect good things from him, that's fine. If you think our defense is suspect, that's fine. If you think that AJ is the only NFL caliber receiver on our team, that's fine. If you think we're going to go 0-16 this year, that's fine. I disagree with you and that's fine, too. And sure there are people who are getting all rah-rah and we're going to win 16 and everything, and that's fine. This is a MB and the idea is for people with different opinions to get together and talk about something they love (in this case the Texans). If everyone has the same opinion, then there's nothing to discuss.

But turning into a little girl when people disagree with you and retreating into over-the-top sarcasm is pointless. It makes you a troll and totally not worth reading.

I'm going to need a moment before I can respond to this. I'm very sensitive to this sort of thing...

Shaft75
06-04-2007, 02:56 PM
I'm going to need a moment before I can respond to this. I'm very sensitive to this sort of thing...

Why change who you are or how you state your opinion because someone perceives that you could do it their way? I say, stick to your guns...:cowboy1:

Texans Horror
06-04-2007, 03:11 PM
Why change who you are or how you state your opinion because someone perceives that you could do it their way? I say, stick to your guns...:cowboy1:

I'm still the same sarcastic ass, just the direction changed. I'm sure once the Texans get back into preseason games, I'll shift modes into full-throttle cynic again. Until then, I'm just trying to be a kinder, gentler Horror.

PapaL
06-04-2007, 03:18 PM
Pro Bowl:
AJ
Demeco Ryans

Best offensive player(team)

AJ

Best defensive player(team)

Demeco

Most improved player(team)

D: Mario Williams
O: V. Leach

Most promissing Rookie(team)

JJ

Most dissappointing(team)

Charles Spencer (not fully healed - please prove me wrong, please)


Record:
9-7

The Pencil Neck
06-04-2007, 04:45 PM
I'm still the same sarcastic ass, just the direction changed. I'm sure once the Texans get back into preseason games, I'll shift modes into full-throttle cynic again. Until then, I'm just trying to be a kinder, gentler Horror.

I prefer the cynic. :)

More fun that way.

MorKnolle
06-04-2007, 06:12 PM
I'll throw out some predictions:

Pro Bowl:
Andre Johnson (really put himself on the map last year in terms of reputation, should have another monster year)
DeMeco Ryans (got gypped in the voting last year, should have another big year and hopefully has enough of a reputation to get in)

Long-shot Pro Bowlers:
Ahman Green (if he can stay healthy he could put up worthy numbers, but with LaDanian Tomlinson, Larry Johnson, Willie Parker, and Rudi Johnson in the conference it will be difficult to get the nod)
Dunta Robinson (I think his reputation is developing, but I don't know that he'll get enough balls thrown his way to put up the necessary stats)
Mario Williams (It looks like he is coming along well and with an improved DLine and overall defense he could have a breakout year)
I doubt anyone else has the combination of talent and league-wide reputation to get in.

Best offensive player:
Andre Johnson (is there any possible alternative, barring an injury to #80)

Best defensive player:
DeMeco Ryans (phenomenal talent playing the position that gets the most chances to make plays and pile up stats)

Most improved offensive player:
Kevin Walter (will get the chances to put up far better numbers and make a much bigger impact than last year, it's up to him to see how he steps up and responds to the increased responsibility)
OLine (I think we have a pretty solid set of starters if Spencer can return healthy and I think with the 2nd year in the system things will start to gel together nicely)

Most improved defensive player:
Mario Williams (definitely has a high potential ceiling to improve to and I think he will have a breakout year)

Most promising rookie:
Amobi Okoye (should be a very nice addition to the OLine. Jacoby Jones will help special teams immediately and can help the offense a lot down the road, but he might have a bit of a difficult transition year)

Most disappointing player:
Travis Johnson (I hope I'm wrong and he responds well and plays to his potential, but he could just as easily not even make the team)

Record:
6-10 or 7-9 (we will be better and definitely more competitive, but we have a pretty difficult schedule. I think we are one year away from really pushing for a playoff spot)

Runner
06-04-2007, 06:17 PM
I'm going to need a moment before I can respond to this. I'm very sensitive to this sort of thing...

You can be honest - you need time to respond because you are going to go weep in the bathroom, right?



I thought your post was humorous, by the way. But then, I'm still amused by the Spencer to the Pro-Bowl talk after his first pre-season game against second stringers last year. Balancing probability against great expectations is difficult. Hey! Someone should write a book about that...

Maddict5
06-04-2007, 08:40 PM
I'm going to need a moment before I can respond to this. I'm very sensitive to this sort of thing...

lol.. perfect reply:cool:

eriadoc
06-05-2007, 11:07 AM
Well, Matt Schaub will get exposed for the amateur that he is, and the team will be no better than they were previously at the position. Ahman Green will fall apart again, and Dayne won't be able to carry the load consistently. When he does, there will be precious little explosion in the running game. AJ will be consistently over-covered all season, because we're relying on a journeyman WR that's never caught more than 19 balls in one season. Our TE will be called upon to block more frequently, which means we'll see more of Bruener as well. OD will get a few catches, but it won't be enough. The LT position will continue to suck all year, between injuries, age, and ineptitude. The rest of the O-line might aspire to be mediocre.

On defense, Ryans will have a sophomore slump, and Robinson will continue his slide toward average. Mario might perform better than he did last year, but that's not saying a lot. He won't come into his own until 2008. Weaver underperformed last year, and won't likely improve, especially when he's missing time in OTAs and mini-camp, recovering from off-season surgery. Amobi Okoye might flash, but at the end of the day, he's still surrounded by underachievers. Travis Johnson will completely bust this year, and finally end up on someone else's roster. The secondary will be absolutely porous again, and the linebacking corps will be weak overall.

On ST, our All Pro KR can't stay healthy and probably won't make the team. Jacoby Jones, from Podunk Possum College, will be expected to handle kicks and maybe punts, at the NFL level. He will also be expected to learn the offense and contribute there as well. We lost Troy Evans, one ST demon, and Kris Brown and Chad Stanley both suck.

I predict 5-11, based on Kubiak's solid coaching.

OR

The offensive line shows that it hasn't been as bad as people thought. Yeah, we have Salaam and Black at LT, but maybe, when surrounded by the top-tier talent of Pitts, Weary, Winston, and McKinney, their play will improve. Owen Daniels will have a breakout season, catching balls over the middle and up the seams, as Matt Schaub decodes the Cover 2 defense in ways that this team has never seen. Walters steps up and becomes a solid #2 WR, catching 45-55 balls, and Jacoby Jones/Andre Davis take up the slack and grab some catches from the slot. This will free up AJ to put up another 100-catch season, but with a better YPC average, as well as some TDs, for a change. Ahman Green shows that he is recovered from his knee injury, as that was two seasons ago, and he shows that Father Time hasn't caught him yet. Between his explosiveness and Dayne's power, the running game thrives. Taylor, Lundy, and/or Walker steps up to be the third back and contributes meaningfuly.

On defense, Ryans is a Pro Bowl MLB, finally supplanting Ray Lewis as the fan choice at the position. Okoye and Mario next to each other is a stellar tandem, with Weaver taking some pressure from them on the other side. Greenwood has another quietly productive year. With the frobt seven performing so well, the secondary is exposed less, and Faggins only gives up only one 83-yd TD this year. Bennett and/or Harrison step up and make some meaningful contributions, and D-Rob goes back to the cover corner that can hit, that we all saw in 2004.

Special teams coverage is stellar again this year, and Jacoby Jones takes to the returner position like a duck to water. Stanley reverts back to earlier form, when he was a good punter, and Kris Brown learns to breathe through his eyelids and ignore the fact that he has the worst numbers of any kicker in the AFC.

I predict 11-5 and we make the playoffs as a wild card. I further predict we bounce the Ravens in that round, but sadly, lose to the Patriots the following week. It's all uphill from there though!

It's June, so I like Scenario Two :)

rmartin65
06-05-2007, 12:45 PM
Pro Bowlers: AJ, Mathis, Ryans
Best offensive player: AJ
Best defensive player: Ryans
Most improved offense: Mathis
Most improved defense: Mario Williams
Most promising rookie: Jacoby Jones
Most Disappointing: Travis Johnson

Texans Horror
06-05-2007, 10:45 PM
Some Updated Predictions:

Pro Bowlers: None; Demeco will play smarter, and won't look as flashy. AJ has no real #2. Mathis replaced by Jones.
Best offensive player: Green
Best defensive player: Who knows? We have several guys who are going to look awesome.
Most improved offensive player: Winston. Winston starts to come into his own as a prolific RT.
Most improved defensive player: Mario Williams
Most promising rookie: Okoye
Most Disappointing (rookie): Jones. Good return man, but not much else this year.

Season predictions:

September: 3-1 Texans beat Colts, Chiefs, and a befuddled Atlanta team.
October: 2-2 At 5-3 everybody is hailing Kubiak as the greatest coach of all time and making jokes about Carr. However, the Texans are winning off of Green/Dayne.
November: 1-3 The Texans have a habit of losing to a team they should beat. Oakland or Cleveland will get some payback this year.
December: 1-4 Last win against Jags. People start to wonder what's going wrong with the Texans. Schaub declared incompetent by same fans who praised him in October. But with a tired/injured Green/Dayne and a tough second half of the season, the Texans can't close out their games. Lot of close games, though.

The Pencil Neck
06-05-2007, 10:55 PM
Some Updated Predictions:

Pro Bowlers: None; Demeco will play smarter, and won't look as flashy. AJ has no real #2. Mathis replaced by Jones.
Best offensive player: Green
Best defensive player: Who knows? We have several guys who are going to look awesome.
Most improved offensive player: Winston. Winston starts to come into his own as a prolific RT.
Most improved defensive player: Mario Williams
Most promising rookie: Okoye
Most Disappointing (rookie): Jones. Good return man, but not much else this year.

Season predictions:

September: 3-1 Texans beat Colts, Chiefs, and a befuddled Atlanta team.
October: 2-2 At 5-3 everybody is hailing Kubiak as the greatest coach of all time and making jokes about Carr. However, the Texans are winning off of Green/Dayne.
November: 1-3 The Texans have a habit of losing to a team they should beat. Oakland or Cleveland will get some payback this year.
December: 1-4 Last win against Jags. People start to wonder what's going wrong with the Texans. Schaub declared incompetent by same fans who praised him in October. But with a tired/injured Green/Dayne and a tough second half of the season, the Texans can't close out their games. Lot of close games, though.


But to everyone's amazement, we finish 7-10. :splits: