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Texan4Ever
05-30-2009, 07:08 PM
I don't know if this has been posted, if so mods please delete if you wish...anyways here is the Yahoo link to the Texas progress report: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Offseason-progress-reports-Houston-Texans;_ylt=Ao8P5d97HgB3CWqR1cqLCEZDubYF?urn=nfl,1 66274.


Some interesting things said about the Texans:

I'm one of the people who will tell you that the Texans are one of the potential surprise playoff teams in '09, and that they've got a chance to for double-digits in the win column. Of course, I'm also one of the people who said that last year. I might have said it the year before, too. I can't remember.

But I'm saying it again this year, too, and I'll add this on top of it: I feel more confident about it now than I did in either of the last two years. Not because the Texans are better, necessarily, but because of the rest of the division isn't the gauntlet of football hell that it used to be.


And Matt Schaub is a better quarterback than anyone realizes, when he's actually on the field.

Progress: There hasn't been much in terms of personnel ... no major roster shake-ups, no major additions or subtractions. The progress here, ideally, would come from a bright young defensive coordinator, and a bit of slippage from the traditional owners of the division.

Plus 2 games. 8-8 last year, 10-6 this year.




Too early in the season but I smell a breakthrough for the Texans this upcoming season :shades:!

gary
05-30-2009, 07:27 PM
8-8 again this year and Gary K. probably will be gone in 2010.

jaayteetx
05-30-2009, 08:17 PM
8-8 again this year and Gary K. probably will be gone in 2010.

Nope, 12-4 or 11-5. We'll dominate. If the defense is fixed, that is.

Carr Bombed
05-30-2009, 09:49 PM
Nope, 12-4 or 11-5. We'll dominate. If the defense is fixed, that is.

Hell the defense can play like crap again, but as long as Houston doesn't turn the ball over and gets a little better in the redzone we'll still make the playoffs.

Defense aside.....the biggest thing that kept us from a playoff caliber season was the god awful amount of turnovers and leaving a shit load of points off the board.

Texan4Ever
05-30-2009, 09:53 PM
8-8 again this year and Gary K. probably will be gone in 2010.


Hey Gary, hope that doesn't mean what I think it means :(

gary
05-30-2009, 10:48 PM
Hey Gary, hope that doesn't mean what I think it means :(What do you think it means?

Texan4Ever
05-30-2009, 11:02 PM
What do you think it means?

You wrote that Gary K. will be gone in 2010 and I thought you ment you would be gone but then it just hit me that Gary K. is Gary Kubiak...stupid me...lol...sorry about the mix up!

:user:

Texan4Ever
05-30-2009, 11:07 PM
Satying on topic according to this thread I think with a new DC and with guys like Barwin and Cushing coming in to help our team we can only do better then 8-8. As stated, the Colts I expect will struggle during the season since they lost one of if not the best HC in NFL modern history, IMO, the Jags will rely on MoJo power and with Garrad's performance last year and there WRs corps weak I also expect them to have a 7-9 type of season. The Titans will sturggle because that fat lard Haynewsworth-less is gone and that should hurt there D-Line and I just don't see Collins having the same performance as he did last year. Plus we have an easy schedule and I fully expect us to make the playoffs and anything short of the playoffs will be considered horrible! :gun:

gary
05-30-2009, 11:23 PM
You wrote that Gary K. will be gone in 2010 and I thought you ment you would be gone but then it just hit me that Gary K. is Gary Kubiak...stupid me...lol...sorry about the mix up!

:user:Playoffs or disappoinpointment.

brakos82
05-30-2009, 11:29 PM
Satying on topic according to this thread I think with a new DC and with guys like Barwin and Cushing coming in to help our team we can only do better then 8-8. As stated, the Colts I expect will struggle during the season since they lost one of if not the best HC in NFL modern history, IMO, the Jags will rely on MoJo power and with Garrad's performance last year and there WRs corps weak I also expect them to have a 7-9 type of season. The Titans will sturggle because that fat lard Haynewsworth-less is gone and that should hurt there D-Line and I just don't see Collins having the same performance as he did last year. Plus we have an easy schedule and I fully expect us to make the playoffs and anything short of the playoffs will be considered horrible! :gun:
Little bit antsy are we? :thinking: Don't have to post it three times.

Playoffs or Bust!

Specnatz
05-30-2009, 11:45 PM
Little bit antsy are we? :thinking: Don't have to post it three times.

Playoffs or Bust!

He posted at 10:05 at the same time the server does maintenance.

Norg
05-31-2009, 12:32 AM
8-8 again this year and Gary K. probably will be gone in 2010.


not going to happen we could only win 4 games and iam sure Kubes will stay

ObsiWan
05-31-2009, 08:28 AM
not going to happen we could only win 4 games and iam sure Kubes will stay

I wouldn't go that far.


But I'm saying it again this year, too, and I'll add this on top of it: I feel more confident about it now than I did in either of the last two years. Not because the Texans are better, necessarily, but because of the rest of the division isn't the gauntlet of football hell that it used to be.


I don't buy this crap either...

- Dispite the disarray that seems to be the Colts coaching staff, the team only lost one offensive weapon - Harrison. And went out and got Addai some help at RB. OBTW, Manning is still orchestrating that offense. They'll still be tough.
- On paper, the Titans always seem to have some deficiency; last year it was "no #1 WR". This year its "they'll REALLY miss Haynesworth". Bullock, Vanden Bosch, Kearsh, and a fairly good secondary are all still there. And Jeffy always puts his guys in position to win. This year will be no diff.
- The Jags couldn't possibly have a repeat of the M.A.S.H.-type experience they had last year, could they? Garrard will be playing to show he's worth all that money. And did I mention that JDR is very likely coaching for his job this year. They will miss Fred Taylor more than they think but they'll still be tough.

The diff is, we are much more equipped to run through it successfully than we've ever been. Since Kubiak's been here, we've beat them all. And they know it too which means they won't play us cheap any more.

oh yeah, the Gauntlet of Football Hell is still here in the AFC South.

gary
05-31-2009, 10:45 AM
not going to happen we could only win 4 games and iam sure Kubes will stayAre you for real? A large set back type of season and Gary stays. I have one better maybe they'll renew his contract.

Xetuoh1836
05-31-2009, 12:04 PM
I wouldn't go that far.



I don't buy this crap either...

- Dispite the disarray that seems to be the Colts coaching staff, the team only lost one offensive weapon - Harrison. And went out and got Addai some help at RB. OBTW, Manning is still orchestrating that offense. They'll still be tough.
- On paper, the Titans always seem to have some deficiency; last year it was "no #1 WR". This year its "they'll REALLY miss Haynesworth". Bullock, Vanden Bosch, Kearsh, and a fairly good secondary are all still there. And Jeffy always puts his guys in position to win. This year will be no diff.
- The Jags couldn't possibly have a repeat of the M.A.S.H.-type experience they had last year, could they? Garrard will be playing to show he's worth all that money. And did I mention that JDR is very likely coaching for his job this year. They will miss Fred Taylor more than they think but they'll still be tough.

The diff is, we are much more equipped to run through it successfully than we've ever been. Since Kubiak's been here, we've beat them all. And they know it too which means they won't play us cheap any more.

oh yeah, the Gauntlet of Football Hell is still here in the AFC South.

They'll be tough, welcome to the NFL! But, to think losing your HC, DC, OC, OLC won't affect the team, well, you and I will disagree. Peyton is a great QB, hell, HOF bound, yet until he can manage more then one ring in 8 season, with all of the coaching staff in place (or he parts the red sea and Goodell allows him to run from the both and then call the plays on offense, defense, special teams) it'll be a huge adjustment!

The Titan(ics)? As long a Bud Adams inflates his lungs with O2 (thus depriving a plant to survive) TN will always be the bridesmaid. Mario knocking that crutch out from underneath Collins arm and he accepts his AARP retirement, then what do they have? As bad as Carr is/was, his fetal positions were on the playing field while VY's is on the bench cause those mean ole' hillbillies "boo'd" him. Kearse (for sure) and even KVB might join are one step away from Collins in the AARP line. Can't catch if you a'int got a thrower, can't dominate the DL if your guys are resting in the whirlpool. Bullock even knows this year will probably be his last. Oh yeah, they too lost there DC to the Lions.

The Jags? David Garrard is going to do what? I really like MJD but, as your primary back? Please! We've owned them even when we've sucked! I don't see that changing this year!

I'm not saying SB but, I am saying an increase in wins for the Texans. And before you remind me that the Texans lost their DC, I might change my mind on a SB run, because RS has been shown the door! The 'best' off season move of many...

steelbtexan
05-31-2009, 12:48 PM
Anybody here think Dungy got out while the getting was good?

Lucky
05-31-2009, 02:15 PM
Since Kubiak's been here, we've beat them all.
The Texans record vs AFC South opponents (2006-2008):
Indianapolis 1-5
Tennessee 1-5
Jacksonville 4-2
Overall AFC South 6-12

The Texans have been the AFC South doormat since the start. For the Texans to become a winner, that must change. The Colts and Titans have subtracted more than they've added. There won't be a better season to turn the division record around. As my sig states below, "If not now, when?"

jaayteetx
05-31-2009, 03:01 PM
Anybody here think Dungy got out while the getting was good?

Yep!

mussop
05-31-2009, 05:17 PM
the Colts I expect will struggle during the season since they lost one of if not the best HC in NFL modern history,

Good coach but Manning had more to do with the Colts success than Dungy.

Giant Tiger
05-31-2009, 10:14 PM
Anybody here think Dungy got out while the getting was good?

I think so too

ubecool454
05-31-2009, 10:37 PM
Satying on topic according to this thread I think with a new DC and with guys like Barwin and Cushing coming in to help our team we can only do better then 8-8. As stated, the Colts I expect will struggle during the season since they lost one of if not the best HC in NFL modern history, IMO, the Jags will rely on MoJo power and with Garrad's performance last year and there WRs corps weak I also expect them to have a 7-9 type of season. The Titans will sturggle because that fat lard Haynewsworth-less is gone and that should hurt there D-Line and I just don't see Collins having the same performance as he did last year. Plus we have an easy schedule and I fully expect us to make the playoffs and anything short of the playoffs will be considered horrible! :gun:

Easy schedule? I wouldn't be so quick to call the 9ers, seahawks, browns etc easy because this is still the NFL. Teams that suck can turn it around in one season now. (see fins) Don't the AFC south teams basically play the same schedule? If the NFC west makes it easy for us I would think it would be the same for the other AFC south teams. We all have to play the AFC east too which may not be all that easy but I'm thinking if we win 3 out of 4 against both of those divisions we should cruise into the playoffs. JMO.

Goldensilence
06-01-2009, 12:31 AM
I wouldn't go that far.



I don't buy this crap either...

- Dispite the disarray that seems to be the Colts coaching staff, the team only lost one offensive weapon - Harrison. And went out and got Addai some help at RB. OBTW, Manning is still orchestrating that offense. They'll still be tough.
- On paper, the Titans always seem to have some deficiency; last year it was "no #1 WR". This year its "they'll REALLY miss Haynesworth". Bullock, Vanden Bosch, Kearsh, and a fairly good secondary are all still there. And Jeffy always puts his guys in position to win. This year will be no diff.
- The Jags couldn't possibly have a repeat of the M.A.S.H.-type experience they had last year, could they? Garrard will be playing to show he's worth all that money. And did I mention that JDR is very likely coaching for his job this year. They will miss Fred Taylor more than they think but they'll still be tough.

The diff is, we are much more equipped to run through it successfully than we've ever been. Since Kubiak's been here, we've beat them all. And they know it too which means they won't play us cheap any more.

oh yeah, the Gauntlet of Football Hell is still here in the AFC South.

Pretty much dead on the last part of the post. The AFC south is still going to be one of the toughest divisions in football next year.

I do think losing Dungy is big but, until Peyton hangs his cleats up for good, that team isn't going to be a pushover to beat. What's worse is he'll be healthy going into TC and added possibly the best RB in the draft to his backfield. They added some depth and talent at DT too.

Even without Haynesworth the Titans will be tough and much as I hate to admit it Lard and Tard present a formidable backfield. They will be the they might always be the bridesmaid with Collins at the helm but, Fisher always has the team ready to play and play tough.

Jags will likely be a Jekyll and Hyde team next year. Even before drafting to young bookends at T in the draft they added Tra Thomas and Torry Holt. I think they'll miss Taylor's presence a lot and unless someone else emerges I do think MJD will have atough time carrying the running game by himself. Their team is possibly younger then ours.

All that said we've made some big improvements ourselves and we shot ourselves in the foot too many times last year with turnovers and leaving points on the field. If we can improve on thoser two alone...we're going to be a tough team to play.

BigBull17
06-01-2009, 08:30 AM
Hell the defense can play like crap again, but as long as Houston doesn't turn the ball over and gets a little better in the redzone we'll still make the playoffs.

Defense aside.....the biggest thing that kept us from a playoff caliber season was the god awful amount of turnovers and leaving a shit load of points off the board.

Yeah. If our defense is around average in all catigories we're gonna be a team worry about. As long as we reduce turn overs.:texflag: