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dalemurphy
09-23-2008, 07:29 PM
I'm probably striking some of you as bi-polar at this point but once again I've regained a lot of confidence and faith in this team during the week (after all, I guess it can't happen on a Sunday yet).

Anyway, I'm expecting the Texans to play inspired football this week and handle the Jaguars rather easily. I think it's a good matchup for us- I think their defense has lost something with the exit of Mike Smith and Stroud. Also, I think our front 4 should be able to handle their banged up Oline.

Mainly, though, I've really liked the way the team has responded to Sunday's loss. They don't seem defeated. They seem angry and genuinely disgusted with their play. This is the stand to make in order to turn this season into something special. I think they'll do it!

powerfuldragon
09-23-2008, 07:32 PM
i wish i could be so optimistic.

GuerillaBlack
09-23-2008, 07:36 PM
I'm probably striking some of you as bi-polar at this point but once again I've regained a lot of confidence and faith in this team during the week (after all, I guess it can't happen on a Sunday yet).

Anyway, I'm expecting the Texans to play inspired football this week and handle the Jaguars rather easily. I think it's a good matchup for us- I think their defense has lost something with the exit of Mike Smith and Stroud. Also, I think our front 4 should be able to handle their banged up Oline.

Mainly, though, I've really liked the way the team has responded to Sunday's loss. They don't seem defeated. They seem angry and genuinely disgusted with their play. This is the stand to make in order to turn this season into something special. I think they'll do it!

You win some rep!

TexansFanatic
09-23-2008, 07:48 PM
Funny. Houston sports fans have to have a short memory. I'm guilty of that. If I had brain-cell-one I would have quit watching any kind of organized sports after having my heart drawn and quartered when the Oilers lost to Buffalo in 1993. I swore that day I was done with the Oilers, but I was right back with them the next training camp. Geez.

Sign me up for a win against the Jags this weekend! After all, we've got their number, don't we?

Can you imagine how it must suck for the Jags that everyone owns the Texans except them? (And the Raiders).

jaayteetx
09-23-2008, 07:51 PM
I should feel better round wed/thur and maybe share your optimism. We need a win in a bad way, thats for sure.

HJam72
09-23-2008, 07:56 PM
I'm probably striking some of you as bi-polar at this point but once again I've regained a lot of confidence and faith in this team during the week (after all, I guess it can't happen on a Sunday yet).

Anyway, I'm expecting the Texans to play inspired football this week and handle the Jaguars rather easily. I think it's a good matchup for us- I think their defense has lost something with the exit of Mike Smith and Stroud. Also, I think our front 4 should be able to handle their banged up Oline.

Mainly, though, I've really liked the way the team has responded to Sunday's loss. They don't seem defeated. They seem angry and genuinely disgusted with their play. This is the stand to make in order to turn this season into something special. I think they'll do it!

Only part that seems bi-polar is the bolded. We're not good enough to be using those words.

TexansFanatic
09-23-2008, 08:07 PM
Only part that seems bi-polar is the bolded. We're not good enough to be using those words.

Honest question: have the Texans EVER handled any opponent easily? Has there EVER been a blowout win in the Texans history? NOTE: Blowout definition in my book is a win by at least three touchdowns.

mattieuk
09-23-2008, 08:13 PM
I'm probably striking some of you as bi-polar at this point but once again I've regained a lot of confidence and faith in this team during the week (after all, I guess it can't happen on a Sunday yet).

Anyway, I'm expecting the Texans to play inspired football this week and handle the Jaguars rather easily. I think it's a good matchup for us- I think their defense has lost something with the exit of Mike Smith and Stroud. Also, I think our front 4 should be able to handle their banged up Oline.

Mainly, though, I've really liked the way the team has responded to Sunday's loss. They don't seem defeated. They seem angry and genuinely disgusted with their play. This is the stand to make in order to turn this season into something special. I think they'll do it!

Good stuff, we need some positivity, I can't bear a whole season of people being down all the time! There are positives, Slaton for one. Add this to the fact that a lot of what was bad about Sunday were player mistakes, not lack of ability.

We're not a bad team, just a team playing badly.

HJam72
09-23-2008, 08:19 PM
Honest question: have the Texans EVER handled any opponent easily? Has there EVER been a blowout win in the Texans history? NOTE: Blowout definition in my book is a win by at least three touchdowns.

I doubt it, but didn't we beat somebody 20-0 late in year 3? Was it the Jags or somebody else (or was it 20-3?)?

GuerillaBlack
09-23-2008, 08:22 PM
Honest question: have the Texans EVER handled any opponent easily? Has there EVER been a blowout win in the Texans history? NOTE: Blowout definition in my book is a win by at least three touchdowns.

Yeah, there have been some. You having a loss of memory there? One notable one was us shutting out Jacksonville and giving them too many losses to enter into the playoffs back in 2004. We won 21-0.

kiwitexansfan
09-23-2008, 08:24 PM
So your telling me that a team that just had 2 100yd rushers isn't going to have a field day against our run 'defense'?

I appreicate looking at the brightside, but till Schaub starts throwing passes to his receivers and not into row J, our offense isn't going to be able to keep up with the points that our defense is going to give up.

GuerillaBlack
09-23-2008, 08:26 PM
So your telling me that a team that just had 2 100yd rushers isn't going to have a field day against our run 'defense'?

Yes. I think our D-Line is better than the Colts was last Sunday. I say neither of them get over 100 yards rushing. They didn't last season when we played them (I think).

nunusguy
09-23-2008, 08:32 PM
Mainly, though, I've really liked the way the team has responded to Sunday's loss. They don't seem defeated. They seem angry and genuinely disgusted with their play. This is the stand to make in order to turn this season into something special. I think they'll do it!

What response are you alluding to ? How do they not seem defeatist ?
And when and where did you detect this anger and disgust ?

Thorn
09-23-2008, 08:40 PM
S P A R T A ! ! ! ! !


:logo:

ATXtexanfan
09-23-2008, 08:46 PM
it's what is great about only one game a week. you beat yourself up after a loss for a few days then spend the rest of the week convincing yourself you can win the next one. go texans

CloakNNNdagger
09-23-2008, 09:07 PM
Enter Debbie Downer:

When Matt Schaub Qb'ed against the Jags, he plinked and plunked to 259 yds (19/31-average 7 yds/play) while being intercepted once and being sacked x 2 with 1 resulting in a fumble........lost). Red zone efficiency 20%. Oh, BTW, the lost fumble was on the Jag's 23 yd line.............and run back 77 yds for a TD. Schaub produced 0 TDs. After the score reached 37-9 and all but 5 minutes of the game ticked off, Rosenfells came and in that short period of time racked up 11/12 for 88 yds.......and the Texans only TD. You might say garbage time for Rosenfels, he took advantage of what he was given.

Somehow, the above tells me that even with limited plink and plunk success, game success was elusive..........and continues to be for Schaub

markn
09-23-2008, 09:24 PM
Honest question: have the Texans EVER handled any opponent easily? Has there EVER been a blowout win in the Texans history? NOTE: Blowout definition in my book is a win by at least three touchdowns.

It wasn't quite 3 touchdowns, but the win against Denver last year looked like a blow-out from my seat.

kiwitexansfan
09-23-2008, 09:34 PM
Yes. I think our D-Line is better than the Colts was last Sunday. I say neither of them get over 100 yards rushing. They didn't last season when we played them (I think).

When our offense is working it can limit the damage that opposing offenses can do, I can't rely on our offense turning up.

While our DL may be better than the Colts, our OLB are terrible and I see Taylor and Jones running off tackle and right past Diles and Greenwood.

valleytexfan
09-23-2008, 10:20 PM
I'm probably striking some of you as bi-polar at this point but once again I've regained a lot of confidence and faith in this team during the week (after all, I guess it can't happen on a Sunday yet).

Anyway, I'm expecting the Texans to play inspired football this week and handle the Jaguars rather easily. I think it's a good matchup for us- I think their defense has lost something with the exit of Mike Smith and Stroud. Also, I think our front 4 should be able to handle their banged up Oline.

Mainly, though, I've really liked the way the team has responded to Sunday's loss. They don't seem defeated. They seem angry and genuinely disgusted with their play. This is the stand to make in order to turn this season into something special. I think they'll do it!

funny, I had the same feelings. I like the 'no excuses, we're GOING to get better' approach...not feeling sorry for themselves. AJ isn't gonna drop many passes, and Slaton is only gonna get better. Great post! :goodpost:

Giant Tiger
09-23-2008, 10:38 PM
Good stuff, we need some positivity, I can't bear a whole season of people being down all the time! There are positives, Slaton for one. Add this to the fact that a lot of what was bad about Sunday were player mistakes, not lack of ability.

We're not a bad team, just a team playing badly.

Agreed. Nothing went right last game. As much as I hate to say it, I had a feeling that would happen. This game will be different. The Texans will win :pirate:

Insideop
09-24-2008, 04:57 PM
I look at it this way. Last year we were 2-0 and riding high, and then the walls came down with all the injuries, though we did finish the season relatively strong. This year has been the opposite. We've started 0-2 and look out of sync and everyone (fans) is "down in the dumps." So, I look at this as being a pivotal game that could ignite the spark that we seem to have been missing the last couple of games.

Slaton running for over 100 yds. and the Defense holding the "tacks" to only 3 in the 2nd half are good signs that things are starting to change. Remember, we are a very young (inexperienced) team. I think if this game is close, and we win or lose by a small margin, then it could be the turning point we are all looking for. JMHO! :gotexans1

GuerillaBlack
09-24-2008, 05:08 PM
I look at it this way. Last year we were 2-0 and riding high, and then the walls came down with all the injuries, though we did finish the season relatively strong. This year has been the opposite. We've started 0-2 and look out of sync and everyone (fans) is "down in the dumps." So, I look at this as being a pivotal game that could ignite the spark that we seem to have been missing the last couple of games.

Slaton running for over 100 yds. and the Defense holding the "tacks" to only 3 in the 2nd half are good signs that things are starting to change. Remember, we are a very young (inexperienced) team. I think if this game is close, and we win or lose by a small margin, then it could be the turning point we are all looking for. JMHO! :gotexans1

If our passing game had got it going in the second half after Slaton's big first half, it would have been a totally different game. People seem to forget our defense held the Titans to just three points in the second half.

Double Barrel
09-24-2008, 05:24 PM
<-----I've got my optimistic face on! :)

They're going to win some games this season, so it might as well start this Sunday. We won 8 games with less last season, so there is no reason not to believe that our team doesn't do a gut check and take care of business. They have to quit beating themselves, though. We have enough to overcome playing good teams without shooting ourselves in the foot. From the coaches on down, every member of the team needs to evaluate and focus.

So let's go Texans!! :texflag:

Hooston Texan
09-24-2008, 05:29 PM
Enter Debbie Downer:

When Matt Schaub Qb'ed against the Jags, he plinked and plunked to 259 yds (19/31-average 7 yds/play) while being intercepted once and being sacked x 2 with 1 resulting in a fumble........lost). Red zone efficiency 20%. Oh, BTW, the lost fumble was on the Jag's 23 yd line.............and run back 77 yds for a TD. Schaub produced 0 TDs. After the score reached 37-9 and all but 5 minutes of the game ticked off, Rosenfells came and in that short period of time racked up 11/12 for 88 yds.......and the Texans only TD. You might say garbage time for Rosenfels, he took advantage of what he was given.

Somehow, the above tells me that even with limited plink and plunk success, game success was elusive..........and continues to be for Schaub

Can't sit by on this one.

1. "Plinked and plunked"?!? 259 yards in 31 attempts yields a yards per attempt average of 8.54. Tom Brady led the league last year with an 8.32 ypa. And this was without Andre Johnson. By contrast, Rosenfels 11-12, 88 that Debbie Downer thinks so highly of yields a ypa of 7.33 which was lower than Schaub's seasonal ypa. And, of course, that was truly garbage time.

2. The lost fumble was not a good play, but we were trailing 23-9 in the fourth quarter and Matt was scrambling trying to make a play downfield. He was too loose with the ball, but in that situation, you have to take chances.

3. You are forgetting the idiotic fumble Andre Davis had as we was crossing the goalline in the first quarter. If he doesn't make that unforced error, we are up 13-0 instead of 6-0 when the Jag offense started cranking. Entirely different ballgame.

4. The one interception came when the score was 30-9 and Andre Davis got outfought by a Jag defender for the ball. Yes, a turnover, but the game was already decided at that point.

If Schaub played the first two games this year the way he played in Jacksonville--at least up until the fourth quarter when the game got out of hand--then we are a little happier (though probably still 0-2). The problem is that he is not.

As the beleaguered driver of the Schaub bandwagon, I've been holding my tongue the last two weeks for a simple reason: he has not played well, and there is no spin I can give to change that. But Debbie Downer needs to check her facts if that's what she's taking away from last year's game in Jacksonville.

WesmanTexanfan
09-24-2008, 05:32 PM
I dont think schaub is the answer, yet like the writer of this thread i feel like he is going to put up some nice numbers on sunday.....

Go Texans

TEXANRED
09-24-2008, 05:37 PM
I dont think schaub is the answer, yet like the writer of this thread i feel like he is going to put up some nice numbers on sunday.....

Go Texans

You are correct, Schaub is not the answer. He is however a very expensive seat warmer.

junior
09-28-2008, 05:00 PM
I'm probably striking some of you as bi-polar at this point but once again I've regained a lot of confidence and faith in this team during the week (after all, I guess it can't happen on a Sunday yet).

Anyway, I'm expecting the Texans to play inspired football this week and handle the Jaguars rather easily. I think it's a good matchup for us- I think their defense has lost something with the exit of Mike Smith and Stroud. Also, I think our front 4 should be able to handle their banged up Oline.

Mainly, though, I've really liked the way the team has responded to Sunday's loss. They don't seem defeated. They seem angry and genuinely disgusted with their play. This is the stand to make in order to turn this season into something special. I think they'll do it!

just wanted to give this thread a bump.

The Pencil Neck
09-28-2008, 05:15 PM
just wanted to give this thread a bump.

I didn't post in this thread but in another thread last week, I said we'd win this game.

Well, we didn't.

But we came damned close.

I think we're going to have a good chance against the Colts next week.

:texflag: