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gary
08-09-2009, 12:59 PM
What will it be at the end of the season?

False Start
08-09-2009, 01:14 PM
10-6 here, I truly believe this is the year. If they win 120 games though, that would be a hell of a feat. :shades:

b0ng
08-09-2009, 01:24 PM
Voted 120-4 because hell yeah.

Thorn
08-09-2009, 01:33 PM
Voted 120-4 because hell yeah.

Man, that'd be a long season! Any bets on if Schaub can make it though? LOL

gary
08-09-2009, 01:34 PM
10-6 here, I truly believe this is the year. If they win 120 games though, that would be a hell of a feat. :shades:Well, it just shows how high my expectations are this season for the Texans.

False Start
08-09-2009, 01:39 PM
Well, it just shows how high my expectations are this season for the Texans.

I'm right there with ya brother. :cool:

gary
08-09-2009, 01:46 PM
Are the Texans on the same page? Lets all hope so.

drewmar74
08-09-2009, 01:47 PM
I'm right there with ya brother. :cool:

I voted 120-4.

I figure we'll outscore everyone so badly in the first quarter that they'll agree to call the game a loss and ask for a do-over. Same thing happens again in the next first quarter. I figure we can amass anywhere from 5-10 wins per week doing this. Some teams will want more do-overs out of pride but, ultimately, the results will be the same.

Oh, and the four losses, those come in week 14 when we have homefield sewn up for the playoffs and the team lets the fans field a team. The fans lose the games, of course, but when your final record is 120-4, who cares?

Malloy
08-09-2009, 01:47 PM
120-4, Im an optimist :)

gary
08-09-2009, 01:55 PM
I'm glad I made every one's day with my mistake.

axman40
08-09-2009, 01:57 PM
10-6 cause Axman40 said so!
:texflag:

Ryan
08-09-2009, 02:20 PM
where's the 0-16 option? ;)

i kid, i say 10-6 or 11-5.

mancunian
08-09-2009, 02:35 PM
9 - 7 for me. Still make the playoffs though.
Concerns still about the defence especially the secondary.

GuerillaBlack
08-09-2009, 02:43 PM
We won't make the playoffs at 9-7, unless the AFC absolutely sucks it up this year.

mancunian
08-09-2009, 02:51 PM
Take your point, but I'm thinking because it is so competitive and that the teams have relative parity that a 9-7 record will get in.

drewmar74
08-09-2009, 03:09 PM
I'm glad I made every one's day with my mistake.

I cracked myself up over it. Not at your expense, just in general.

I'd really say 9-7 - 11-5. Split the difference and call it 10-6.

That secondary still makes me nervous, though.

281
08-09-2009, 03:30 PM
10-6. it's time.

Thorn
08-09-2009, 03:33 PM
I cracked myself up over it. Not at your expense, just in general.

I'd really say 9-7 - 11-5. Split the difference and call it 10-6.

That secondary still makes me nervous, though.

Yeah, the defensive secondary will cost us some games this year, count on it. But even with our obvious weakness there, we can still do 9-7 or 10-6.

Insideop
08-09-2009, 04:02 PM
I went with 11-5, but I think we could be anywhere from 9-7 to 12-4 depending on the luck of a bounce here and there, and of course the ever present "injury bug." I still don't see us any worse than 9-7 though. JMHO! :texflag:

DocBar
08-09-2009, 04:06 PM
I went with 11-5 because we were damned close to it last season. A couple of bad plays cost us at least 2 games. We're also still playing a 3rd place schedule and I like the way it shapes up for us. How we do NEXT season, playing a a 1st place, division winning schedule will be a truer test of where we are as a team. :)

Houston_Fanatic
08-09-2009, 04:20 PM
I went with 11-5 because we were damned close to it last season. A couple of bad plays cost us at least 2 games. We're also still playing a 3rd place schedule and I like the way it shapes up for us. How we do NEXT season, playing a a 1st place, division winning schedule will be a truer test of where we are as a team. :)

I'm not sure I understand what you mean about "1st place schedule" vs "3rd place schedule" How are the schedules different between us and Tennessee this year?

Dan B.
08-09-2009, 04:37 PM
I'm not sure I understand what you mean about "1st place schedule" vs "3rd place schedule" How are the schedules different between us and Tennessee this year?

Whereas we play the 3rd place Bengals and Raiders, Tennessee plays division champions Pittsburgh and San Diego. Which two opponents would you rather face?

DocBar
08-09-2009, 04:38 PM
I'm not sure I understand what you mean about "1st place schedule" vs "3rd place schedule" How are the schedules different between us and Tennessee this year? You play teams based on where you finished in your division. That's why we play Cincinnatti and Oakland so often. We play Oakland(3rd place) Tacks play Chargers(1st place) We play Cincinatti(3rd place) Tacks play Pttsburgh(1st place). All teams in the AFC South are playing the NFC West this season. We then play the 3rd place teams from the AFC and the Tacks play the 1st place teams.


http://www.houstontexans.com/team/schedule.asp

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/teams/schedule?team=ten

awtysst
08-09-2009, 04:42 PM
I voted 120-4.

I figure we'll outscore everyone so badly in the first quarter that they'll agree to call the game a loss and ask for a do-over. Same thing happens again in the next first quarter. I figure we can amass anywhere from 5-10 wins per week doing this. Some teams will want more do-overs out of pride but, ultimately, the results will be the same.

Oh, and the four losses, those come in week 14 when we have homefield sewn up for the playoffs and the team lets the fans field a team. The fans lose the games, of course, but when your final record is 120-4, who cares?

Can I be on one of the fan teams?! I am 5'10 165. I figure i could play LT on one of the fan teams, right?!

ChrisG
08-09-2009, 05:03 PM
11-5 is extremely possible, but i c us screwing up one of those games and coming in at 10-6

swtbound07
08-09-2009, 05:04 PM
I'm the 8-8 guy. We need one more offseason of player additions to the Defense to get over the hump.Also one more year of decline on peyton manning and kerry collins wouldn't hurt

gary
08-09-2009, 05:35 PM
Alot of how well the Texans is going to depend on how big of an improvement the D shows this season. If the DL apply any QB pressure then life for the second dary should be better but they'll still have a tough task. I think they'll go 11-5. They better hope Foster comes in and takes the load off of Steve that'd be huge. The injury bug must stay away from them. When DRob comes back he should give a small boost to the second dary along with Reevs who just has to remember to turn his head around and look for the football and he should be fine out there. Hopefully that is not too big of a task for him to handle. The O should play at the same level as last season or even better they must score more TD's once they get inside the 20 yard line because seven points will get the job done but three points won't so I'd like to see less FG's and more TD's this season. I know Kris Brown would rather be kicking alot of extra points this season unless of course he has a chance to nail one with the game on the line. GO TEXANS LETS GET OUR FIRST PLAYOFF BIRTH IN 2009

Goatcheese
08-09-2009, 05:55 PM
I'll go 7-9. The secondary is a nightmare, and when Slaton goes down the offense will struggle.

Thorn
08-09-2009, 06:12 PM
I'll go 7-9. The secondary is a nightmare, and when Slaton goes down the offense will struggle.

Right when we are getting a lot of power and ability in the front seven, the secondary dips. If the secondary can't do their job, it could limit what the front seven can do.

gary
08-09-2009, 06:18 PM
I'm sorry if I remain a little too much on the optimistic side of things I'm just ready to win football games and for something positive to happen.

Thorn
08-09-2009, 06:23 PM
I'm sorry if I remain a little too much on the optimistic side of things I'm just ready to win football games and for something positive to happen.


Why apologize for that? All in all, the feeling we now have a football team (when it's more than possible we could still be without one) is still kind of nice. Even though the Texans have yet to live up to their potential, I'd still rather have them in town than Bud Adams' organization. The Titans may win more games right now, but that will change. :texflag:

gary
08-09-2009, 06:30 PM
Why apologize for that? All in all, the feeling we now have a football team (when it's more than possible we could still be without one) is still kind of nice. Even though the Texans have yet to live up to their potential, I'd still rather have them in town than Bud Adams' organization. The Titans may win more games right now, but that will change. :texflag:The second dary is the biggest question mark on this team right now but they'll get better.

DocBar
08-09-2009, 07:15 PM
Even playing at the same level we played at last year, we should STILL be at least a 9-7 team. We were literally 2 plays away from that record and maybe 4 from being 10-6. If we improve JUST in redzone efficiency, we're a playoff team. That's without adding a thing on defense. Add Cushing, Smith, Barwin and a new DC, how can we NOT improve by a game or two? I don't see that as overly optimistic, just going by how we played last year. Things don't look too bad in Texans Land right now. Just think how much better our record will be if the DL does it's job. A DL getting pressure on the QB can only make a secondary look better, not worse. A DL getting more penetration along the LOS usually means better run defense, also. Our two biggest weakness last year were turnovers and redzone efficiency on both sides of the ball. Get even marginally better in those two areas and BOOM we're a playoff team.

Specnatz
08-09-2009, 07:15 PM
I'm the 8-8 guy. We need one more offseason of player additions to the Defense to get over the hump.Also one more year of decline on peyton manning and kerry collins wouldn't hurt

How much further can Collins decline? If he declines anymore he will be Bledsoe of two years ago.

Norg
08-09-2009, 07:21 PM
We had some close games last year

a coin flip away from sweeping the jags

prob if sage would have slid down instead of doing a rosencopter from spliting with indy

thats 10-6 right there we where "1" play away from being a 10-6 team

gary
08-09-2009, 07:24 PM
Even playing at the same level we played at last year, we should STILL be at least a 9-7 team. We were literally 2 plays away from that record and maybe 4 from being 10-6. If we improve JUST in redzone efficiency, we're a playoff team. That's without adding a thing on defense. Add Cushing, Smith, Barwin and a new DC, how can we NOT improve by a game or two? I don't see that as overly optimistic, just going by how we played last year. Things don't look too bad in Texans Land right now. Just think how much better our record will be if the DL does it's job. A DL getting pressure on the QB can only make a secondary look better, not worse. A DL getting more penetration along the LOS usually means better run defense, also. Our two biggest weakness last year were turnovers and redzone efficiency on both sides of the ball. Get even marginally better in those two areas and BOOM we're a playoff team.Rep for you.

Marcus
08-09-2009, 07:37 PM
I despise prediction threads, simply due to the fact that you can't predict injuries, and injuries affect W-L records.

But I got such a kick out of gary's mistake, I thought, Oh what the hell.

Put me down for 120-4.

edo783
08-09-2009, 09:34 PM
I know that on paper out secondary doesn't look that strong due to inexperience, but remember last year our running game didn't look to be very good and some rookie (can't seem to remember his name LOL) stepped up and had a pretty good year. Bennett has been having a real good camp and GQ & Mc Bride have both been coming along well and now there is a solid vet to help them along. Might not be in as dire of straights as is seems.

gary
08-09-2009, 10:18 PM
You must have been reading my mind because I was thinking of posting the samething.

DocBar
08-09-2009, 11:38 PM
I wasn't able to get to any TC practices, but ANYTHING is better than the "scheme" they had last year. I'm not worrying too much about the secondary because I just don't know how good or bad they can be with a decent DL. We might find we have some diamonds in the rough that just needed to NOT be left on an island for the eternity it took our DL to get to the QB. There's a good reason that everybody that follows football uses the old adage "games are won and lost in trenches". Because they are. If you control the LOS, you stand a damned good chance of winning the game.

GuerillaBlack
08-10-2009, 01:47 AM
I'll go 7-9. The secondary is a nightmare, and when Slaton goes down the offense will struggle.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc80/mrpinellas/i4nthj.gif

Bold prediction.

Goatcheese
08-10-2009, 07:12 AM
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc80/mrpinellas/i4nthj.gif

WTF is that? :thinking:

Bold prediction.

Not really. This is Houston. Our running backs are cursed. :voodoo:

MojoMan
08-10-2009, 07:45 AM
19-0. They will be undefeated with a Superbowl victory and the last pick in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. They will dethrone the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the most winning and only undefeated team in NFL history.

The 2009 Houston Texans will be spoken of in song, legend and lore throughout the ages.

You guys call yourselves Texans fans. What a bunch of pikers.

:)

Giant Tiger
08-10-2009, 08:02 AM
I'm going with 10-6 :)

HTown2ATX
08-10-2009, 11:44 AM
I honestly think we can go 11-5 when looking at our schedule and of course assuming that we are healthy and don't have any "Rosencopter" games or crap our pants in the clutch. I would love to see 120 wins though!!

Marcus
08-10-2009, 06:05 PM
Ok, quick question to all of you 10-6ers.

Did you predict 10-6 last year?

And the year before that? and the year before that?

Just wondering out loud. ;)

gary
08-10-2009, 06:10 PM
Ok, quick question to all of you 10-6ers.

Did you predict 10-6 last year?

And the year before that? and the year before that?

Just wondering out loud. ;)Stupid mistakes is all that kept us away from that record last year cough cough Sage.

HouSportsWriter
08-10-2009, 06:26 PM
10-6 cause Axman40 said so!
:texflag:

i hate how u said that instaed of 16-0

The Pencil Neck
08-10-2009, 07:26 PM
Ok, quick question to all of you 10-6ers.

Did you predict 10-6 last year?

And the year before that? and the year before that?

Just wondering out loud. ;)


Not a 10-6er, but I predicted 8-8 two years ago and 9-7 last year. I was pretty let down we only got 8-8.

But I'm going wild with 9-7 again this year.

Statis22
08-10-2009, 07:49 PM
If they get the necessary breaks and play up to their potential I do think they can finish 12-4.

11-5 would be real nice but as we all know that might not get you into the postseason. I just say try to win the division at all costs and avoid other possibilities.

JCTexan
08-10-2009, 07:56 PM
10-6. The Texans could have easily gotten there last year, and they have gotten better going into this year.

Polo
08-10-2009, 07:58 PM
If the Texans don't win atleast 10 games I'll be shocked...

ObsiWan
08-11-2009, 04:47 AM
Ask me after the third preseason game. Too many questions to make a call now.
Our O-line has two starters out - Pitts and Myers - when will they be back and back at last year's form?
will the D-line be significantly improved?
will Dunta be back and if not will the remaining guys jell or look lost?

I need a couple of games with the team going against other guys to gauge where we really are - especially the defense.

My heart says 120-4 (and just who did we lose those 4 too? :D )
My head says get more data before you make a prediction.

gary
08-11-2009, 10:42 AM
Myers and Pitts will be back but to what form I don't know. How well will Dunte play? These are all qestions that are still left blank and once those blanks are filled in we all will have a much better sniff of where this football team is headed.

Hervoyel
08-11-2009, 11:11 AM
My theme for 2009 will be "intense optimism" so I'm going with 11-5 when I really suspect that we're more like a 10-6 team.

It's 11-5. It's time.

HoustonFrog
08-11-2009, 11:25 AM
I'll say it for like the 3rd or 4th year straight...I hate predictions because schedules look harder/easier than they really are, players go down, etc, etc. I just don't like putting the label out there. I put 9-7 though. Though a vastly better team than past Texans teams I think no opponent will be surprised by them and I think their secondary can be torched. I think there will be some pains with the REAL expectations. Winning record but some struggles. On the high end I think 11-5 is a reasonable expectation.

Texan_Bill
08-11-2009, 11:27 AM
19-0 :doot:

I wish. I really voted 11-5.

gary
08-11-2009, 05:07 PM
They loose those four games to the Rockets, Astros, Dynamos, and Aeros.

badboy
08-11-2009, 05:23 PM
What will it be at the end of the season?I think 120 wins in the next 124 is ok by me. Our draft picks will not be very high.

Ckw
08-11-2009, 05:28 PM
Good ole positive swt.