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Twitch-Houston
11-12-2007, 02:39 PM
Does anyone remember John Clayton writing an excuse column for the Texans when they were riddled with injuries? I sure don't.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=3106045

TexansSeminole
11-12-2007, 02:48 PM
Why would he? Your talking about the defending champs, a team that was undefeated, and the Colts at that. To think we should get equal treatment with these guys is a little bit wishful thinking IMO.

Twitch-Houston
11-12-2007, 03:23 PM
Why would he? Your talking about the defending champs, a team that was undefeated, and the Colts at that. To think we should get equal treatment with these guys is a little bit wishful thinking IMO.

It wasn't so much that I actually thought we should get a story, it's just that all you hear people talk about is that injuries aren't an excuse and that's what it seemed like he was doing for the Colts.

Granted they have been hit hard with injuries and so have we, but no one is feeling sorry for us.

I just thought it was funny and wanted to share the story. Like I said, I didn't really expect to be treated in kind. The Texans never are.

TexansSeminole
11-12-2007, 03:26 PM
Like I said, I didn't really expect to be treated in kind. The Texans never are.

Haha, that's for sure.

kastofsna
11-12-2007, 03:26 PM
because the players that are hurt for the Colts are far better as a unit than those who are hurt for the Texans.

Twitch-Houston
11-12-2007, 03:38 PM
because the players that are hurt for the Colts are far better as a unit than those who are hurt for the Texans.

True, but the Texans players that are hurt are equally as important in their role on the team as starters as are the Colts' players. One of the lines in the story sounds like he's saying poor Payton had to play with a few 3rd stringers.

Course I'd put AJ and Dunta as cream of the crop players we're missing not to mention we have been playing without our starting QB, a backup center, several backup running backs and other various backups.

kastofsna
11-12-2007, 03:57 PM
if Peyton Manning and Matt Schaub break their leg on the same day, which one is the bigger story?

c'mon, this is simple.

Texan_Bill
11-12-2007, 04:01 PM
if Peyton Manning and Matt Schaub break their leg on the same day, which one is the bigger story?

c'mon, this is simple.

If you're asking me - SCHAUB... Because the Texans are my team and that's who I follow. I could care less about the Peyton Manning...

kastofsna
11-12-2007, 04:02 PM
no, i'm talking from an ESPN and national standpoint. the answer is fairly obvious.

Texan_Bill
11-12-2007, 04:05 PM
no, i'm talking from an ESPN and national standpoint. the answer is fairly obvious.

Not going to argue that....

BSPN is all about front-running, and since the Colts are defending world champs with only 2 losses this season, of course BSPN is all over it.

kastofsna
11-12-2007, 04:05 PM
it would also drastically change the NFL and playoff picture and break a very long streak and etc.

Twitch-Houston
11-12-2007, 04:22 PM
it would also drastically change the NFL and playoff picture and break a very long streak and etc.

No denying that the Colts are a bigger story, but when the media does talk about the Texans, the injuries are downplayed except for AJ. My whole point for the thread was the excuse aspect of the article, not to say that we should get the same coverage as the Colts. As someone said, we haven't earned it yet and I agree with that. The aspect of who is more important became a side topic.

TexansSeminole
11-12-2007, 04:24 PM
To be honest with you, I am getting really tired of the "we get no media attention" stuff. We have not earned it at all. If we make it to the playoffs and it's still the same I am all over this, but as of now, it really isn't suprising, and really is something the Texans deserve. Must earn it.

kastofsna
11-12-2007, 04:29 PM
the media cares about stories, not about spreading everything even amongst the teams.

Showtime100
11-12-2007, 05:56 PM
the media cares about stories, not about spreading everything even amongst the teams.

For years now they've been taking it to the extreme, IMO. That's why you have kids in Seattle who's favorite players play in stadiums 3,000 miles away.

Twitch-Houston
11-12-2007, 06:06 PM
To be honest with you, I am getting really tired of the "we get no media attention" stuff. We have not earned it at all. If we make it to the playoffs and it's still the same I am all over this, but as of now, it really isn't suprising, and really is something the Texans deserve. Must earn it.

Yea I know and I agreed with that in one of the other posts, just looking for some material to talk about, this bye week is KILLING me......ha ha
:gun:

rickyb
11-12-2007, 09:49 PM
For years now they've been taking it to the extreme, IMO. That's why you have kids in Seattle who's favorite players play in stadiums 3,000 miles away.

Well, that, and fantasy football.

kastofsna
11-12-2007, 09:57 PM
people have rooted for teams across the nation since the Steelers and Cowboys of the '70s.

Showtime100
11-13-2007, 09:03 AM
people have rooted for teams across the nation since the Steelers and Cowboys of the '70s.

If you want to take that route, of course. My point was YESPN & Co. are adding fuel to that fire.

austintexanite
11-13-2007, 12:36 PM
I hear ya brother, I can't stand all these "experts," giving excuses for the Colts. I'm pretty sure fans of other teams who have been hit hard by the injury bug feel the same way.