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jppaul
10-27-2009, 06:23 PM
Is that you, unless of course it is the other you...

Paul Kuharsky answered your question or request, whatever, to review the goal line play, and offers his penetrating analysis on the Slaton's TD run.

The suggestion: Barrett in Austin suggested Steve Slaton's touchdown run in Houston’s win over San Francisco.
Slaton

“Houston's woe's running short yardage was relieved by a decidedly different run play. Pulling and running off tackle instead of the futile running over the middle (our weakest part of the line especially from a physical strength standpoint.)”

I’d usually steer away from a TD, but this one was significant for the reasons Barrett points out and was the lone score on the ground in the game.

The situation: First-and-goal from the San Francisco 1-yard line with 2:32 on the first-quarter clock and no score.

The Texans line up with three tight ends -- Joel Dreessen beside right tackle Eric Winston, Owen Daniels beside Dreessen and James Casey beside left tackle Duane Brown -- with fullback Vonta Leach and Slaton in an I-formation behind Matt Schaub.

What I saw unfold after the snap: I cannot break it down as specifically as I have done with some of these plays in the past, as Fox’s broadcast only shows one angle and my eyes aren’t good enough to pick it all apart from there.

But with the Niners packed in with seven on the line and four behind them, they could well expect the Texans to try the sort of up-the-middle run they’ve gone to in goal-line situations in recent weeks with no success.

Instead, Schaub pitches to Slaton heading right behind five able and effective blockers. Winston and right guard Antoine Caldwell pull and help create space while Dreessen and Daniels turn their men or shield them from the play and Leach leads Slaton through.

The running back leaves his feet to dive into the end zone, but not because he has to.

Result: Touchdown Texans and a 7-0 lead.

Ultimate outcome: Houston never trails, builds the lead to 21 with the help of a receiving TD from Slaton and holds on to win by three.

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/4941/further-review-slatons-td-run

Like I said riveting, and insightful. :polevault:

barrett
10-27-2009, 06:31 PM
Dude. I'm famous. Watch.... now the other 'barrett' will start to take credit for all my future fortunes and demand some kind of stipend.

Anyways, yes, that's me. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. When I re-watched I was really impressed with the design of the play, and it's end result of course!

Thanks again... super mega rep.

doh. spread rep. sorry.

NitroGSXR
10-27-2009, 06:33 PM
Dude. I'm famous. Watch.... now the other 'barrett' will start to take credit for all my future fortunes and demand some kind of stipend.

Anyways, yes, that's me. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. When I re-watched I was really impressed with the design of the play, and it's end result of course!

Thanks again... super mega rep.

doh. spread rep. sorry.

Got him and some for you too! Good on you! We're gaining steam in the media.

EDIT:

Eh. Got him but not you. Gotta get you in 24 hours. Write something else insightful because I'll forget to get you for this one.

:lol:

barrett
10-27-2009, 06:35 PM
Thanks Nitro.

By the way, can anybody tell me what forum "the other 'barrett'" exists in? I can't for the life of me remember and that link died I believe. I've been meaning to keep tabs on him.

NitroGSXR
10-27-2009, 06:37 PM
Thanks Nitro.

By the way, can anybody tell me what forum "the other 'barrett'" exists in? I can't for the life of me remember and that link died I believe. I've been meaning to keep tabs on him.

I remember the whole thread. I'm still laughing about it. I do not really visit that site but I'm pretty sure it was the InTheBullseye site.

barrett
10-27-2009, 06:39 PM
Write something else insightful because I'll forget to get you for this one.

:lol:

something insightful huh? Okay. Are you ready for this. Listen in everyone.

If you have a 5.1 or better surround system you can watch the game without the commentary by disconnecting the center channel speaker. The announcers voices will be eliminated and you will be left with crowd noise and field noise. This includes calls at the line of scrimmage and some trash talk at times.

Pretty fun stuff. Especially if you are a re-watch junky like I am and you don't want to here them tell you that "Amobi Okoye is young" 532 times. Or that "they are hoping Matt Schaub can stay healthy here in Houston" 942 times.

NitroGSXR
10-27-2009, 06:42 PM
something insightful huh? Okay. Are you ready for this. Listen in everyone.

If you have a 5.1 or better surround system you can watch the game without the commentary by disconnecting the center channel speaker. The announcers voices will be eliminated and you will be left with crowd noise and field noise. This includes calls at the line of scrimmage and some trash talk at times.

Pretty fun stuff. Especially if you are a re-watch junky like I am and you don't want to here them tell you that "Amobi Okoye is young" 532 times. Or that "they are hoping Matt Schaub can stay healthy here in Houston" 942 times.

That's really not too insightful for me. It doesn't help me much. Remember, I'm the one trying to give you rep.

:mcnugget:

barrett
10-27-2009, 06:45 PM
Lol

holy sh!t you got me on that one nitro!!! Hard to type with my foot way up here in my mouth!

NitroGSXR
10-27-2009, 06:48 PM
Lol

holy sh!t you got me on that one nitro!!! Hard to type with my foot way up here in my mouth!

Lol. It's all good. It's just so funny that I probably WILL remember to rep you tomorrow.

barrett
10-27-2009, 06:49 PM
MMMMMM converse!

TimeKiller
10-27-2009, 06:51 PM
something insightful huh? Okay. Are you ready for this. Listen in everyone.

If you have a 5.1 or better surround system you can watch the game without the commentary by disconnecting the center channel speaker. The announcers voices will be eliminated and you will be left with crowd noise and field noise. This includes calls at the line of scrimmage and some trash talk at times.

Pretty fun stuff. Especially if you are a re-watch junky like I am and you don't want to here them tell you that "Amobi Okoye is young" 532 times. Or that "they are hoping Matt Schaub can stay healthy here in Houston" 942 times.
Cereal? Dude my gf says the only reason she won't watch footbaw is because of the announcers!

Christmas wish list here I come!!

DocBar
10-27-2009, 08:50 PM
Dude. I'm famous. Watch.... now the other 'barrett' will start to take credit for all my future fortunes and demand some kind of stipend.

Anyways, yes, that's me. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. When I re-watched I was really impressed with the design of the play, and it's end result of course!

Thanks again... super mega rep.

doh. spread rep. sorry.We'll never let that imposter steal your thunder. Why don't you use one of those .50 cal sniper rifles that carry your family name and off this punk in spectacular fashion? That would teach any other wannabe punks not to trifle aound with user names.

barrett
10-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Cereal? Dude my gf says the only reason she won't watch footbaw is because of the announcers!

Christmas wish list here I come!!

Yup. Try it sometime. It's pretty cool.

We'll never let that imposter steal your thunder. Why don't you use one of those .50 cal sniper rifles that carry your family name and off this punk in spectacular fashion? That would teach any other wannabe punks not to trifle aound with user names.

ummmmm. I appreciate the support but uh...

DocBar
10-27-2009, 09:09 PM
Yup. Try it sometime. It's pretty cool.



ummmmm. I appreciate the support but uh...

LOL....too harsh? I can be dramastic about some things.

gtexan02
10-28-2009, 08:49 AM
What if the other barrett just stole that other guys time machine, and is really barrett from the past or future, and so that sniper solution would really cause a whole world of problems...

barrett
10-28-2009, 11:19 AM
so you're saying I could be being me from before or after?

So I've got this photograph of myself in a texans shirt and it's starting to fade but at the same time it looks like a lombardi trophy is slowly appearing a glass case next to me.

what do I make of this?

DocBar
10-28-2009, 01:35 PM
The paradox's of time travel can really screw some things up.

Brisco_County
10-28-2009, 02:33 PM
something insightful huh? Okay. Are you ready for this. Listen in everyone.

If you have a 5.1 or better surround system you can watch the game without the commentary by disconnecting the center channel speaker. The announcers voices will be eliminated and you will be left with crowd noise and field noise. This includes calls at the line of scrimmage and some trash talk at times.

Pretty fun stuff. Especially if you are a re-watch junky like I am and you don't want to here them tell you that "Amobi Okoye is young" 532 times. Or that "they are hoping Matt Schaub can stay healthy here in Houston" 942 times.

This is useful. Last year I was watching a Titans game on the Austin affiliate and they mistakenly killed the audio channel for the announcers for an entire quarter. It was a pleasant experience, and felt much more like a real football game.

barrett
10-28-2009, 04:43 PM
yeah. I tell you it is sooooo much more enjoyable when it's one the crews who know nothing about the Texans what so ever.

barrett
11-03-2009, 08:00 PM
My run of fame continues.....

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/5226/shouold-texans-consider-barwin-for-some-te

I'll be signing autographs at the Go Texans store on Thursday at 6. Get there early because I'm sure there will be a line.

ObsiWan
11-04-2009, 12:17 AM
My run of fame continues.....

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/5226/shouold-texans-consider-barwin-for-some-te

I'll be signing autographs at the Go Texans store on Thursday at 6. Get there early because I'm sure there will be a line.

O-M-G! Let a guy get one little question answered by ESPN...
:rolleyes:
Tell us, Your Magnificence.... How did they get that inflated head thru the door?
hehehehe
:D

dc_txtech
11-04-2009, 09:22 AM
LOL at the comments after the article.

The_Titanic_Truth (11/3/2009 at 8:19 PM) should have claimed chambers off the waivers

murraymck (11/3/2009 at 9:02 PM) Chambers off waivers for the Texans ?
There are so many things wrong with that idea, I don't know where to begin. Let's just call it what it is - a colossaly stupid idea.

jppaul
11-04-2009, 02:14 PM
I was going to post that yesterday, but I didn't know if your ego could handle it. :turtle:

How does it feel to be famous? lol.