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dalemurphy
08-23-2008, 12:24 AM
1. Schaub is a very good QB. To be able to move the team and not turn the ball over or get sacked with that bum, Studdard lined up on his blind side next to a rookie that had to block Demarcus Ware... that's darn impressive. He made at least 3 big completions in the face of an unblocked rusher.

2. Both Taylor and Slaton looked more comfortable running the ball and making the appropriate reads.

3. The ZB continues to improve.

4. Bennett is a good CB.

5. Mario is a heck of a player.

6. Our receivers are very good.

7. We've essentially escaped preseason with a healthy squad- though I think we're really gonna miss Fred Weary.

8. I liked what I saw from Brandon Harrison.

9. We've taken good care of the ball and also played clean, penalty free football this preseason.

10. We have found two very good backup OTs in Frye and Butler.

barrett
08-23-2008, 12:36 AM
yup. the rest... not so good.

Lucky
08-23-2008, 12:36 AM
...though I think we're really gonna miss Fred Weary.
I think they can re-sign Weary once he healthy, depending upon the length of the injury settlement.

The best I can take from this game was how Schaub rebounded from a bad start. He really looked rattled early. But he came back in the 2nd quarter to lead an impressive drive. I thought Kubiak made a mistake late in the 1st half not going for the 4th down conversion. That would have helped Schaub's confidence.

Andrew6
08-23-2008, 12:37 AM
I tried to have an open mind about this game and remember that this is just a preseason game and has no real bearing on the season. This is basically a glorified tryout. That being said, I'll start with offense. Schaube' looked pretty good in my opinion and for the most part the offensive line looked ummm decent. I wasn't impressed with Studdard and havn't really ever been impressed with him any time I've seen him play on the pro level. But all in all the rest of the offensive line looked --- decent. As far as the TE position the only one I really saw or paid attention to was Owen Daniels. Owen looked better his first year and I'd love to see him put up numbers and catch balls like that again.
WR - Kevin Walter looked good
Andre Johnson didn't see anything that warrented praise
Andre Davis small mistakes but still makes plays
David Anderson could deff. be a threat and if by chance can block I'd say train him up at TE.
and last and least Jacoby Jones - I honestly don'tknow what to say about him. I'm not sure what to say. I am not sure if the team has just put too much stress on him and he can't handle it or if he's just that bad.
RB - everyone showed flashs, while Slaton impressed the most and taylor made some good moves. I'd like to see more of D. walker
FB - Vonta Leach, hes made some mistakes but oh well its pre season. Atleast hes not Jameel Cook

Defense - The line looked ok but not by any means great and mario looked like he got handled ona few plays. LB's looked pretty decent for the most part. CB - Reeves got abused and so did everyone else the only one in that backfield that looked great was Will Demps and not b/c he's a ladies man. I miss D ROB :(

dalemurphy
08-23-2008, 12:40 AM
I think they can re-sign Weary once he healthy, depending upon the length of the injury settlement.

The best I can take from this game was how Schaub rebounded from a bad start. He really looked rattled early. But he came back in the 2nd quarter to lead an impressive drive. I thought Kubiak made a mistake late in the 1st half not going for the 4th down conversion. That would have helped Schaub's confidence.

Kubiak mad a mistake late in the first half by not pulling out his licensed fire arm and unloading its shells into #64s distended belly. He could of put an end to all of our pain and misery!

Vinny
08-23-2008, 12:43 AM
I wanna know which dog of yours Kasey kicked

Lucky
08-23-2008, 12:43 AM
We can't start a new thread for everyone's take. We'll have about 50 different threads tonight alone. Your post seemed to be on the optimistic side, Andrew, so I put yours in the good news thread.

Doesn't look like AJ will see any significant time this preseason. I'm not concerned...yet.

dalemurphy
08-23-2008, 12:45 AM
I wanna know which dog of yours Kasey kicked

Vinny, did you watch him tonight. It was one of the most appalling displays I've ever seen. It reminded me of the '05 preseason when the Texans decided to try Wand out at guard. NOT GOOD AT ALL!

Vinny
08-23-2008, 12:47 AM
Vinny, did you watch him tonight. It was one of the most appalling displays I've ever seen. It reminded me of the '05 preseason when the Texans decided to try Wand out at guard. NOT GOOD AT ALL!just having fun with you since you have had Kasey on the tip of your boot for a while now.....dude is gonna have a hard time making the team in any case.

Maddict5
08-23-2008, 12:48 AM
Andre Davis small mistakes but still makes plays
David Anderson could deff. be a threat and if by chance can block I'd say train him up at TE.:spit::spit::spit:
and last and least Jacoby Jones - I honestly don'tknow what to say about him. I'm not sure what to say. I am not sure if the team has just put too much stress on him and he can't handle it or if he's just that bad.
FB - Vonta Leach, hes made some mistakes but oh well its pre season. Atleast hes not Jameel Cook


lol ridiculous.. its funny how stuff can be twisted when the moood takes a person

JJ has had a mental breakdown and cant handle the stress while leach and AD made 'small mistakes but hey its preseason'...IN REALITY THEY EACH DROPPED A SINGLE PASS THAT THEY SHOULDVE CAUGHT


and i dont se 5'10 200lb anderson becoming a TE somehow

76Texan
08-23-2008, 12:48 AM
Vinny, did you watch him tonight. It was one of the most appalling displays I've ever seen. It reminded me of the '05 preseason when the Texans decided to try Wand out at guard. NOT GOOD AT ALL!
Hey, this is a good news thread!

And you started it, LOL LOL!

dalemurphy
08-23-2008, 12:52 AM
Hey, this is a good news thread!

And you started it, LOL LOL!

Easier said than done... Sorry!

El cabezon
08-23-2008, 01:01 AM
just having fun with you since you have had Kasey on the tip of your boot for a while now.....dude is gonna have a hard time making the team in any case.

Vinny,

I take it that Kasey didn't played well at all, how about Duane Brown...... did he played OK?

76Texan
08-23-2008, 01:02 AM
lol ridiculous.. its funny how stuff can be twisted when the moood takes a person

JJ has had a mental breakdown and cant handle the stress while leach and AD made 'small mistakes but hey its preseason'...IN REALITY THEY EACH DROPPED A SINGLE PASS THAT THEY SHOULDVE CAUGHT


and i dont se 5'10 200lb anderson becoming a TE somehow
Hahaha, I think you're among the more postive posters on the board, MAD!

Andrew, Leach dropped the ball at a critical time, too!
But oh well, his name is not Cook! http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

I'm very encouraged for we have more "important" positives as the regular season draws nearer.

We're a young team, and we are making strides.
Rome wasn't built in one single day.

We solve our chronic LT problem.
We have more confidence in the running game, which we will need to keep our D off the field.
We found another WR in Anderson for depth just in case.... knock on wood!

No matter how people think that we're soft in the middle, we added a big guy in the rotation.

Our LB corp as a group is faster and better than last year.

However pathetic our pass rushing may look at this time, we have better personnel here as well.

Even if Studdard doesn't pan out, we see improvement in White, Frye and Butler. That's more than we had last year.

I wish people would look at all these positives, which are many!

Vinny
08-23-2008, 01:04 AM
Vinny,

I take it that Kasey didn't played well at all, how about Duane Brown...... did he played OK?I gotta watch the game closer with my dvr to really give a good opinion but the times I centered on him were all good plays. I thought Winston missed a few blocks and our guard play in general was spotty at best in the run game.

dalemurphy
08-23-2008, 01:07 AM
I gotta watch the game closer with my dvr to really give a good opinion but the times I centered on him were all good plays. I thought Winston missed a few blocks and our guard play in general was spotty at best in the run game.

Yeah, Winston was pretty bad tonight. However, his man rarely could beat the DT Studdard whiffed to the ball. A few of Winston's attempts at cut blocks looked like he was rolling over in bed. It still appears that Rashod Butler is currently our best tackle in this system.

76Texan
08-23-2008, 01:10 AM
I gotta watch the game closer with my dvr to really give a good opinion but the times I centered on him were all good plays. I thought Winston missed a few blocks and our guard play in general was spotty at best in the run game.
With the poor guard plays, the centers not exactly flowery, and neither QB having a great day, I'll venture to say that Brown is at least passable... but don't quote me yet! http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

Vinny
08-23-2008, 01:11 AM
Yeah, Winston was pretty bad tonight. However, his man rarely could beat the DT Studdard whiffed to the ball. A few of Winston's attempts at cut blocks looked like he was rolling over in bed. It still appears that Rashod Butler is currently our best tackle in this system.
Tank Johnson was kicking some serious butt tonight and I think the team struggled with the 3-4 gaps...many of those zbs plays were blown up with Johnson or Canty dominating their men.

76Texan
08-23-2008, 01:14 AM
Yeah, Winston was pretty bad tonight. However, his man rarely could beat the DT Studdard whiffed to the ball. A few of Winston's attempts at cut blocks looked like he was rolling over in bed. It still appears that Rashod Butler is currently our best tackle in this system.
Butler looks better this game (I think)... but no, he's not our best tackle by a long shot.
He made quite a few mistakes (more than minor) previously.
He can be a decent swing tackle though. Definitely better than I-65.

Honoring Earl 34
08-23-2008, 01:15 AM
Tank Johnson was kicking some serious butt tonight and I think the team struggled with the 3-4 gaps...many of those zbs plays were blown up with Johnson or Canty dominating their men.

We would'nt want Tank ... he's naughty . I guess you decide if you're here to win or get the sportsmanship award .

The Pokes got two good players cause nobody would touch them ... kinda like the Raiders of the 70's .

dalemurphy
08-23-2008, 01:17 AM
Butler looks better this game (I think)... but no, he's not our best tackle by a long shot.
He made quite a few mistakes (more than minor) previously.
He can be a decent swing tackle though. Definitely better than I-65.


I'm not saying that I would start him, only that so far he's played the best of the group and that's not an insult to Brown or Winston... He's just been very good.

Texans_Chick
08-23-2008, 01:19 AM
The good news is if the defense continues to look this clueless, maybe we can get a defensive coordinator who knows what he is doing.

As of last week, McClain contended in his blog comments that Richard Smith's job was not in jeopardy.

I don't see how you can have two years of bottom dwelling defense that gives up big plays and has trouble getting turnovers and have not have his seat even a little bit warm.

dalemurphy
08-23-2008, 01:24 AM
The good news is if the defense continues to look this clueless, maybe we can get a defensive coordinator who knows what he is doing.

As of last week, McClain contended in his blog comments that Richard Smith's job was not in jeopardy.

I don't see how you can have two years of bottom dwelling defense that gives up big plays and has trouble getting turnovers and have not have his seat even a little bit warm.

I agree. It's unforgivable to have this number of talented players on one side of the ball and to get so little out of them. Many coaches have done much more with less... The way it looks to me, Mario, Demeco, and Bennett are all near elite level players at their positions right now. Not many teams can boast that.. Add to it guys like TJ, Okoye, Diles, Dunta, Molden and he has more than a fair amount to work with this season.

76Texan
08-23-2008, 01:25 AM
Another good test for Duane Brown to pass, as this is the first 3-4 NFL defense he has to face, and a pretty decent one up front, I'd say!

Honoring Earl 34
08-23-2008, 01:25 AM
I agree. It's unforgivable to have this number of talented players on one side of the ball and to get so little out of them. Many coaches have done much more with less... The way it looks to me, Mario, Demeco, and Bennett are all near elite level players at their positions right now. Not many teams can boast that.. Add to it guys like TJ, Okoye, Diles, Dunta, Molden and he has more than a fair amount to work with this season.

If we have Gibbs maybe we can get Ryans .

dalemurphy
08-23-2008, 01:26 AM
Another good test for Duane Brown to pass, as this is the first 3-4 NFL defense he has to face, and a pretty decent one up front, I'd say!

Schaub sure makes it easy on him. How Schaub escaped the game with zero sacks and zero interceptions is a freakin' miracle.

That being said, Brown does look the part and I'm excited to see him develop into a very good LT.

eriadoc
08-23-2008, 01:28 AM
Schaub sure makes it easy on him. How Schaub escaped the game with zero sacks and zero interceptions is a freakin' miracle.

That being said, Brown does look the part and I'm excited to see him develop into a very good LT.

Most of the pressure seemed to be coming from the interior line tonight.

76Texan
08-23-2008, 01:33 AM
I agree. It's unforgivable to have this number of talented players on one side of the ball and to get so little out of them. Many coaches have done much more with less... The way it looks to me, Mario, Demeco, and Bennett are all near elite level players at their positions right now. Not many teams can boast that.. Add to it guys like TJ, Okoye, Diles, Dunta, Molden and he has more than a fair amount to work with this season.

First of all, this is a good news thread, so I will reserved the Butler critics for another day. http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

Same with Bennett.

Dunta is not playing.
Okoye, Diles and Molden are still green.

Demeco has not been up to his high standard, but yeah, this is only pre-season! http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

But seriously, guys like Mario and Demeco, I couldn't care less what they do in pre-season!

76Texan
08-23-2008, 01:39 AM
Schaub sure makes it easy on him. How Schaub escaped the game with zero sacks and zero interceptions is a freakin' miracle.

That being said, Brown does look the part and I'm excited to see him develop into a very good LT.Well, I did report from the VTech games I reviewed that Brown will be helped by Schaub's quick release, and decisions, and by Sage's ability to get rid of the ball instead of taking the sack.

He is what I saw, just as what I saw from Reeves, and I was saying (without ever thumping chest) that I would give Reeves the time to adjust because he does have the physicality (but I wasn't and am still not sure about his football IQ.)

Vinny
08-23-2008, 01:42 AM
He is what I saw, just as what I saw from Reeves, and I was saying (without ever thumping chest) that I would give Reeves the time to adjust because he does have the physicality (but I wasn't and am still not sure about his football IQ.)
he has the feet...but thats all I see. He isn't very physical and he gets pushed around by big wrs

Texans_Chick
08-23-2008, 01:46 AM
I agree. It's unforgivable to have this number of talented players on one side of the ball and to get so little out of them. Many coaches have done much more with less... The way it looks to me, Mario, Demeco, and Bennett are all near elite level players at their positions right now. Not many teams can boast that.. Add to it guys like TJ, Okoye, Diles, Dunta, Molden and he has more than a fair amount to work with this season.


I think our defense is very young. And it is hard to win with young defenses because the way young players learn hard lessons is by making mistakes.

When Richard Smith came to the Texans, the defense had few playmakers. I think the Texans strategy on defense is to grab random great players for the defense and hope that the DC can do something with them.

All that being said, I do not trust Richard Smith in building and developing this defense into something I care to watch. I have little reason to believe in him. He was a newbie coordinator coming to the Texans, and I don't like a lot of what I see.

Blurgh.


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Other good news. Last preseason, Andre Johnson had very quiet numbers. And then busted out in the first two real games. I don't think they have really unleashed him yet.

beerlover
08-23-2008, 01:49 AM
I'd hate to read/see "The Bad News" thread :tiphat:

how about we won the turnover stat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thorn
08-23-2008, 07:48 AM
All that being said, I do not trust Richard Smith in building and developing this defense into something I care to watch. I have little reason to believe in him. He was a newbie coordinator coming to the Texans, and I don't like a lot of what I see.


Either I'm caught up in the BS or I just don't understand. But I'm thinking we should have an excellent D-line and we aren't showing it.

ObsiWan
08-23-2008, 08:14 AM
We would'nt want Tank ... he's naughty . I guess you decide if you're here to win or get the sportsmanship award .

The Pokes got two good players cause nobody would touch them ... kinda like the Raiders of the 70's .

At least Tank was genuinely repentent for what he did. I was more willing to take a flyer on him. Seemed to me like he was begging for one more chance and wasn't/isn't going to screw it up.

Pacman... I'm not convinced he's doing anything but laying low till the heat dies down.

nunusguy
08-23-2008, 08:21 AM
I do not trust Richard Smith in building and developing this defense into something I care to watch. I have little reason to believe in him. He was a newbie coordinator coming to the Texans, and I don't like a lot of what I see.


C'mon now, let's be honest with ourselves here and not just grab a convenient scapegoat in the person of our D-coordinator to direct all of our frustration and disappointment at but instead ask ourselves this question: are we maybe some what in denial about the talent level of our D-Linemen ?
**
Meantime, back to the subject of this thread. After a real shaky start, Schaub
picked it up from his steller performance last week and continued to impress.
And borrowing some of John McClains eloquence, I'm really pumped about Steve Slaton ! I thought this guy was a namby-pamby little scatback of the Reggie Bush mold who ran a mile-wide of anything that resembled physical contact, but this scrappy little guy can pound it inside. The one play where he bumped into bad-azz/dirty-player Roy Williams showed more toughness from Slaton. Obviously he will be a playmaker for us this rookie year, but is it possible he could be our starting tailback at some point ?

ObsiWan
08-23-2008, 08:30 AM
I think our defense is very young. And it is hard to win with young defenses because the way young players learn hard lessons is by making mistakes.

When Richard Smith came to the Texans, the defense had few playmakers. I think the Texans strategy on defense is to grab random great players for the defense and hope that the DC can do something with them.

All that being said, I do not trust Richard Smith in building and developing this defense into something I care to watch. I have little reason to believe in him. He was a newbie coordinator coming to the Texans, and I don't like a lot of what I see.

Doesn't the coordinator - offense or defense - have to have a scheme? A plan? How you gonna pick the right guys that fit your scheme when there IS NO SCHEME?!?!?

Dungy's defenses rely on speed and swarming to the ball.
Baltimore's defense rely on big D-linemen to eat up all the blockers so their aggressive LBs can make plays
Belicheat's defense takes away what you do well and makes you have to win with what you suck at

What's our scheme?
Keep the opposing offense on the field and hope they get too tired to score?

Blurgh.

well said.

Other good news. Last preseason, Andre Johnson had very quiet numbers. And then busted out in the first two real games. I don't think they have really unleashed him yet.

I think so too. Schaub missed him at least twice; the worse one was Matt underthrew him on what should have been six. It looked like the DB broke it up but if Schaub puts air under the ball and lets A.J. go get it, that was money. But we ended up scoring on that drive anyway - Schaub-to-Walter.

ObsiWan
08-23-2008, 09:29 AM
oh yeah... the good news thing...

We stopped Marion Barber on 1st and goal at the 2. Props to the D-line because one play later Diles picked Romo off. It should be noted that Cochran, not Weaver was in at the time.

Slaton and Taylor can be our running game. The zone blocking may be beginning to show dividends

We are a pass-first team. We came out passing against Dallas just like we came out passing against New Orleans.

Once Schaub found his rhythm, we moved the ball at will against one of the better defenses in the league. So if Schaub is on, we can move the ball against anybody.

Turnover ratio +3. [caution: we ended the 07 preseason with a +5 T/O ratio]

Our special teams are pretty damned good. Kris Brown is money in the bank. Turk is a good punter who puts lots of air under the ball which makes for good coverage. A.D. makes something good happen on almost every K.O. and so does J.J. when he's not fumbling. Some of you want him gone, but I say "not yet". Anderson isn't nearly the breakaway threat that J.J. is and I'd rather save Slaton's legs for the running game.

Hooston Texan
08-23-2008, 09:50 AM
At least Tank was genuinely repentent for what he did. I was more willing to take a flyer on him. Seemed to me like he was begging for one more chance and wasn't/isn't going to screw it up.

Pacman... I'm not convinced he's doing anything but laying low till the heat dies down.

Jerrah Jones is basically calling Goodell's bluff about player misconduct. When Goodell started saying he would strip draft picks from teams that play miscreants, most of the other owners shied away from guys with histories. Thus, the market for Tank and Pac-Man was non-existent and Jerrah got them for a song. That's giving them a huge competitive advantage. Now, if they screw up, he'll puff his chest out at Goodell and say, "You're not going to take draft picks away from US?!?" For that reason, Goodell needs to be merciless with the Cowboys if either of those guys screws up again.

That having been said, I think Tank is salvageable, but Pac-Man is another story. The explanation for his sudden good behaiver is simple: his money ran out. In the early days of his suspension, Pac-Man was defiant about how his buddies were more important to him than the league. But that was before he started feeling the bite of not having an NFL income. I'm guessing he burned through all his top-ten-pick money by the end of the 2007 which is when he started getting serious about cleaning up his act. Once he starts getting paid big bucks again, the strip clubs will see their profits zooming.

Tedc
08-23-2008, 09:58 AM
Our special teams are pretty damned good. Kris Brown is money in the bank. Turk is a good punter who puts lots of air under the ball which makes for good coverage. A.D. makes something good happen on almost every K.O. and so does J.J. when he's not fumbling. Some of you want him gone, but I say "not yet". Anderson isn't nearly the breakaway threat that J.J. is and I'd rather save Slaton's legs for the running game.

I love Jacoby Jones. I love his explosiveness and ability to make great plays. I love the way he jumps into his moms arms at the end of every game.

I DO NOT like that just when he should be getting more confidence, he starts fumbling and seems lost at times. I think some of the plays he has botched are getting to his head and we can't keep a spot for a fourth string reciever that is a "head case".

Anderson has been money when called upon. You have to reward that.

jdog
08-23-2008, 10:19 AM
I just want to give kudos to a few guys that have stuck out to me as doing a good job.

Kevin Walter and Andre Davis are really impressing me. Walter has clearly set goals and worked hard to achieve those goals. I feared that Davis would not play as well after his contract, but he's playing hard.

I'm also impressed with Sage Rosenfels although Matt Schaub is doing well. I'm impressed that Sage continues to be a professional, team player, and he's playing hard. He's not just being solid. His touchdown had a lot of heart behind it.

I'm also impressed with the team in general for improving the turnover ratio.

There are other people and team achievements that deserve kudos, and I want to add them here as they occur to me. All of the sky-is-falling stuff needs some countermeasures.

76Texan
08-23-2008, 11:51 AM
The really good news is despite all the complaints, almost all of the folks think that we will have at least an 8-8 season.

Many even think that we can get to the play-off with this "sucky" defense! LOL LOL!

Pantherstang84
08-23-2008, 12:55 PM
The really good news is despite all the complaints, almost all of the folks think that we will have at least an 8-8 season.

Many even think that we can get to the play-off with this "sucky" defense! LOL LOL!

We will have to outscore teams to do it and it has been done before.

76Texan
08-23-2008, 03:09 PM
We will have to outscore teams to do it and it has been done before.

We had 43 TDs last year, the same number as we allowed.
We had 3 fewer FGs than our opponents.

Yet our record was 8-8.

If we only have one more FG in the Tacks game, we'd been 9-7

And still being out-scored overall by two FGs! http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

The Pencil Neck
08-23-2008, 03:19 PM
We had 43 TDs last year, the same number as we allowed.
We had 3 fewer FGs than our opponents.

Yet our record was 8-8.

If we only have one more FG in the Tacks game, we'd been 9-7

And still being out-scored overall by two FGs! http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

Considering that we got blown out of a couple of games, that's pretty good.

76Texan
08-23-2008, 03:32 PM
Considering that we got blown out of a couple of games, that's pretty good.
And that 9 of our games were against play-offs teams.

tsip
08-23-2008, 05:17 PM
I wanna know which dog of yours Kasey kicked

...got me here, Vinny, as he has gotten nothing but praise from Kubiak during camp. Did he give up a sack or a penalty (hold)...something worse?

Maddict5
08-23-2008, 05:24 PM
...got me here, Vinny, as he has gotten nothing but praise from Kubiak during camp. Did he give up a sack or a penalty (hold)...something worse?


just stood around looking lost while his man puts the qb/rb in huge pressure

and jmo but when GK talks about studdard, i think he makes him sound like a fiery,try-hard guy that really just isnt that good. we saw one part of that descri[tion last night :thinking:

El Tejano
08-23-2008, 05:40 PM
The way I see this game is a Wild Card Team playing a playoff team.

Insideop
08-23-2008, 09:44 PM
oh yeah... the good news thing...

We stopped Marion Barber on 1st and goal at the 2. Props to the D-line because one play later Diles picked Romo off. It should be noted that Cochran, not Weaver was in at the time.

Slaton and Taylor can be our running game. The zone blocking may be beginning to show dividends

We are a pass-first team. We came out passing against Dallas just like we came out passing against New Orleans.

Once Schaub found his rhythm, we moved the ball at will against one of the better defenses in the league. So if Schaub is on, we can move the ball against anybody.

Turnover ratio +3. [caution: we ended the 07 preseason with a +5 T/O ratio]

Our special teams are pretty damned good. Kris Brown is money in the bank. Turk is a good punter who puts lots of air under the ball which makes for good coverage. A.D. makes something good happen on almost every K.O. and so does J.J. when he's not fumbling. Some of you want him gone, but I say "not yet". Anderson isn't nearly the breakaway threat that J.J. is and I'd rather save Slaton's legs for the running game.

:spit:

Wow! What a difference a couple of years make. Just a few years ago Brown was so low he could crawl under a snakes belly, and now he's "money in the bank!" I love it! :splits::smiliedance: Especially since I just drafted him in my fantasy league. Keep up the good work Kris! I'm counting on you! :fieldgoal

beerlover
08-24-2008, 10:34 AM
Kubiak - The thing that we did extremely well was get turnovers. It just goes to show in this league if you donít turn it over and you do get some turnovers, youíve got a chance to win every game. The way they moved the ball on us, the turnovers kept us in the football game and gave us a chance to win. So, thatís the biggest positive

gary
08-24-2008, 12:00 PM
If the Texans limit their own turnovers and force the other team to turn it over then they'll be in the playoffs.

Lucky
08-24-2008, 12:47 PM
If the Texans limit their own turnovers and force the other team to turn it over then they'll be in the playoffs.
Don't forget that execution is of utmost importance.

Best Wishes,
Dom Capers

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gary
08-24-2008, 12:59 PM
The D was worse when he was here.

HJam72
08-24-2008, 01:48 PM
The D was worse when he was here.

Well, they didn't execute. That and Fangio was even worse than Richard Smith. I don't know, actually. It's close, but at least they're different.

gary
08-24-2008, 01:54 PM
Smith must go.

barrett
08-24-2008, 03:40 PM
just stood around looking lost while his man puts the qb/rb in huge pressure

and jmo but when GK talks about studdard, i think he makes him sound like a fiery,try-hard guy that really just isnt that good. we saw one part of that descri[tion last night :thinking:

he really did look terrible. very much in a class by himself out there. Kubiak says he's inconsistent but i didn't see that. he seemed consistently bad. he may have single handedly cost us that pretend game. the pressure that Schaub was having to deal with was silly. i don't understand how he makes the roster but for some reason he's destined to do so.

brakos82
08-24-2008, 03:43 PM
http://fn.typepad.com/fins_nation/images/2007/08/05/capers_genius.jpg

Must spread rep... yada yada yadada... :gun:

gary
08-24-2008, 03:47 PM
I'll hit him up for you.

ObsiWan
08-24-2008, 04:11 PM
Don't forget that execution is of utmost importance.

Best Wishes,
Dom Capers

http://fn.typepad.com/fins_nation/images/2007/08/05/capers_genius.jpg

But that's the problem. They won't LET us execute Richard Smith
:hunter:

gary
08-24-2008, 04:46 PM
:spit::spit::spit: