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Honoring Earl 34
08-12-2010, 08:59 PM
Who's this ?

http://www.chron.com/sports/photogallery/2010_Texans_camp_Day_14.html#22864523

b0ng
08-12-2010, 09:47 PM
Who's this ?

http://www.chron.com/sports/photogallery/2010_Texans_camp_Day_14.html#22864523

"joe texan"

TheRealJoker
08-12-2010, 10:21 PM
Looks like Tate hasn't earned the right to be called by his first name
by Kubes. If Kubiak is saying your first name, you know you're alright.

Tate recently graduated from "The Kid from Auburn" to "Tate."
Let's see if he can earn a "Ben" Saturday night.
:lol:

76Texan
08-12-2010, 10:50 PM
Yes I was in a daze when I typed that and did not proof read my post.

I heard Kubiak discuss in an interview early in the offseason that he wanted to figure a way for them to avoid the slow start. Tired Legs I think he said. So I think Kubiak has come up some ways to get the team off to a better start.

In the past, this team was one of league leaders with guys on the IR, so replacing the strength coach and backing off on the teams practices appear to be related. But I am also using huge reading of the tea leaves and inferring something.

Hope this is more clear
Gotcha, thanks!

How about Polk, the safety from Indiana, anybody noticed him so far?

76Texan
08-12-2010, 10:51 PM
Looks like Tate hasn't earned the right to be called by his first name
by Kubes. If Kubiak is saying your first name, you know you're alright.

Tate recently graduated from "The Kid from Auburn" to "Tate."
Let's see if he can earn a "Ben" Saturday night.

Good catch! :bravo:

Texas T
08-13-2010, 06:44 AM
Looks like Tate hasn't earned the right to be called by his first name
by Kubes. If Kubiak is saying your first name, you know you're alright.

Tate recently graduated from "The Kid from Auburn" to "Tate."
Let's see if he can earn a "Ben" Saturday night.

Actually he called him "Ben" in this article:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7151658.html

and I quote ""I've been hard on Ben because he's going to be a big part of what we do," Kubiak said. "He's going to work with the second group, but that'll include some starters in the offensive line."

and that's from yesterday...I'm reading that Tate will get most of the reps on Saturday. I'll have to DVR and watch the replay on Monday but I'll be watching him closely. With Jackson out, he's the rookie I'm most interested in right now folowed closely by Holliday.

J_R
08-13-2010, 02:19 PM
SI's postcard from camp: Texans

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andrew_lawrence/08/13/texans.postcard/

Nothing new or unheard of but write-up with a vid appearance from David Anderson

JB
08-13-2010, 02:30 PM
SI's postcard from camp: Texans

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andrew_lawrence/08/13/texans.postcard/

Nothing new or unheard of but nice read, with a vid appearance from David Anderson

Not a bad read, but it has lots of inaccuracies

steds
08-13-2010, 03:01 PM
Not a bad read, but it has lots of inaccuracies

The biggest one of which is David Anderson's Ricky Hatton impression. I never knew Hatton was part-cockney, part-Australian. Shocking.

Nice to know that signing for Seattle counts as having your career ended too. Poor Chester Pitts...

JB
08-13-2010, 03:06 PM
The biggest one of which is David Anderson's Ricky Hatton impression. I never knew Hatton was part-cockney, part-Australian. Shocking.

Nice to know that signing for Seattle counts as having your career ended too. Poor Chester Pitts...

Yep. And all the experience Wade Smith got last year filling in for Brisiel.

steds
08-13-2010, 03:08 PM
It is interesting to find out that Jacoby Jones has tiny hands though.

J_R
08-13-2010, 03:12 PM
Ha I skimmed, didn't read.:hides: Doh!

jaayteetx
08-13-2010, 03:45 PM
No wonder JJ has fumbling problems.

DexmanC
08-13-2010, 04:01 PM
It is interesting to find out that Jacoby Jones has tiny hands though.

I'm still wondering how he made THIS catch!!

http://i36.tinypic.com/116ozh3.jpg

Honoring Earl 34
08-13-2010, 07:32 PM
No wonder JJ has fumbling problems.

JJ said he can't palm a WNBA basketball .

SheTexan
08-13-2010, 10:43 PM
Who's this ?

http://www.chron.com/sports/photogallery/2010_Texans_camp_Day_14.html#22864523


Left to right! Tim Lancon aka "Overalls," Andrew Anderson aka "Andrew6," Joe texan, Victoria Lancon, Overalls better half :) and Ryan Dove aka "Yankee in Texas!"

J_R
08-16-2010, 03:35 PM
I know not really TC related but both Ben Tate and Tim Bulman placed on Injured Reserve. DE James Wyche signed

drs23
08-16-2010, 04:09 PM
I know not really TC related but both Ben Tate and Tim Bulman placed on Injured Reserve. DE James Wyche signed

Wiki doesn't make Wyche sound like much of a catch. Is this just a body to flog in camp?

HOU-TEX
08-16-2010, 04:16 PM
Wiki doesn't make Wyche sound like much of a catch. Is this just a body to flog in camp?

Yes

J_R
08-16-2010, 04:17 PM
Wiki doesn't make Wyche sound like much of a catch. Is this just a body to flog in camp?

Yes, Kubiak has mentioned they could be short bodies at camp

J_R
08-17-2010, 11:40 AM
Camp notebook (http://www.houstontexans.com/blog/index.asp?post_id=1341):

Daniels progressing well

Sharpton in the running to start

Lazy practice this morning

3 joint practices with Saints this week

SheTexan
08-17-2010, 04:44 PM
Camp notebook (http://www.houstontexans.com/blog/index.asp?post_id=1341):

Daniels progressing well

Sharpton in the running to start

Lazy practice this morning

3 joint practices with Saints this week


" 3 joint practices with Saints this week "

Am I the only one who has a bad feeling about this? Set-up for more injuries IMHO! Makes me nervous!!

ChampionTexan
08-17-2010, 05:00 PM
Wiki doesn't make Wyche sound like much of a catch. Is this just a body to flog in camp?

With a last name like Wyche, shouldn't you be consulting Wicky Wackypedia?

drs23
08-17-2010, 09:35 PM
With a last name like Wyche, shouldn't you be consulting Wicky Wackypedia?

Uhh, I reckon. Gotta link? :fingergun:

J_R
08-18-2010, 09:10 AM
http://web13.twitpic.com/img/147610258-8a19fd40870e78efea280efd57d3e795.4c6be058-scaled.jpg
http://web5.twitpic.com/img/147617337-5d4d7a6add1624e8ef95e6ab029ec2fa.4c6be760-scaled.jpg
http://web10.twitpic.com/img/147624895-ee8f998146e80cd3e68aa3711823232e.4c6be760-scaled.jpg
http://web5.twitpic.com/img/147628319-a78fa493fb8d5c5a6f99efcc1a160f1a.4c6be760-scaled.jpg

Credit to Official_Saints (http://twitter.com/Official_Saints)

drs23
08-18-2010, 09:12 AM
http://web13.twitpic.com/img/147610258-8a19fd40870e78efea280efd57d3e795.4c6be058-scaled.jpg
http://web5.twitpic.com/img/147617337-5d4d7a6add1624e8ef95e6ab029ec2fa.4c6be760-scaled.jpg
http://web10.twitpic.com/img/147624895-ee8f998146e80cd3e68aa3711823232e.4c6be760-scaled.jpg

Credit to Official_Saints (http://twitter.com/Official_Saints)

Allright! #25's back on the job!

J_R
08-18-2010, 12:35 PM
Saints perspective from this morning:



The New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans are holding a pair of practices together today.

WWL's Bobby Hebert says the morning work out was more lively than many of the previous training camp sessions.

"It's a lot more intense... a lot more physical," The Cajun Cannon said on the sideline.

He says, however, there weren't any fights in the first set of drills. Hebert noted that over all his years as a player and now a broadcaster, there have always been some scuffles in camp. "This might be the first training camp where I haven't seen one fight."

Hebert says the Texans exposed weaknesses on both sides of the ball for the Saints.

"I still have some concerns about the run defense. They did a running period and the Texans were able to gash the Saints," Hebert observed. He says the Saints offense also struggled against one of the best defensive ends in the game. "We just ran a bootleg with Drew Brees and he wouldn't have had a snowball's chance in hell of getting that pass off, Mario Williams would have sacked him for a loss of about 8 yards. They had him on both sides, going against Bushrod and Stinchcomb, and he's definitely gotten the best of them."

On the bright side, Hebert noted that Brees found ways to move the ball when he was protected. "Drew Brees had a big play up the sideline to Lance Moore for about 35 yards. You see him continually connecting to Colston for seven or eight yard gains to keep the chains moving."

The Saints and Texans play in the preseason Dome opener Saturday night.



http://www.wwl.com/Bobby--Texans-exploit-Saints-weaknesses/7938587

Mari-OWNED!
08-18-2010, 12:36 PM
Here are some training camp interviews from about a week ago. They're nothing really amazing, but it's been slow so I'm going to post 'em anyways.

SS Bernard Pollard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Rn6m9KotA)

WR David Anderson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BqFkYnz4FY)

LB Danny Clark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddXgWuchpZA)

QB John David Booty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgNov4myxMw)

WR Andre Davis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_c3zvYaHdg)

HOU-TEX
08-18-2010, 02:19 PM
Since apparently McGobbler can't put his 5th burger down, I decide to do some perusing the net for news of this mornings practice. Unfortunately, everything was from Saints reporters or fans. Anywho, it's sound like we definitely held our own. Almost every report had something about Mario beasting it up this morning.

Here are tidbits I found interesting.

The practice this morning was rather intense and seemed much more physical than those against the New England Patriots from last week. At least this year though, all fights have been avoided between these two teams.

The Saints are going to need to do some extra work in order to stop players like DeMario Williams. Williams seemed to be in the offensive backfield for half of the day and he would have had a sack too if this were a real game. There aren't many like the beast Williams in the NFL, but the Saints must learn to tighten up the protection in order to keep Brees safe
Demario? Seriously?

http://www.examiner.com/new-orleans-saints-in-new-orleans/fleur-re-port-from-saints-texans-08-18-10-morning-sharper-holliday-brees-and-more-slideshow-1


Overall in the running game drill the Texans got the best of the Saints defense with big runs from #24 Jeremiah Johnson, Arian Foster and RB Chris Henry.

In other team action Texans DE Mario Williams slipped past OT Jon Stinchcomb and Williams would have taken Drew Brees down hard in a real game.

http://www.wwl.com/Deke--Texans-RB-s-get-best-of-Saints-D/7939506

JB
08-18-2010, 02:23 PM
Thanks for posting that Hou-Tex! The only thing I have seen so far is the small bit by Kuharsky.

HOU-TEX
08-18-2010, 02:32 PM
Thanks for posting that Hou-Tex! The only thing I have seen so far is the small bit by Kuharsky.

Yup, it's sad. Our local guys suck and I know there are a few there

JB
08-18-2010, 02:50 PM
Yup, it's sad. Our local guys suck and I know there are a few there

Notes from Nick Scurfield. Doesn't really say much.

http://www.houstontexans.com/blog/index.asp?post_id=1343

infantrycak
08-18-2010, 02:56 PM
Yup, it's sad. Our local guys suck and I know there are a few there

We need a campaign to lobby the Texans to recognize at least some bloggers with press credentials like AJ and Texans Chick. They would provide timely reporting with an eye on actual football. McGobbler just gabs throughout practice and then asks someone what happened so he can regurgitate it.

HOU-TEX
08-18-2010, 03:11 PM
We need a campaign to lobby the Texans to recognize at least some bloggers with press credentials like AJ and Texans Chick. They would provide timely reporting with an eye on actual football. McGobbler just gabs throughout practice and then asks someone what happened so he can regurgitate it.

Ha, that's true. I might be off-base here, but I think the Texans kind of restrain their blogger/reporters from expressing their own opinions. AJ used to give detailed opinions on practices and games.

infantrycak
08-18-2010, 03:19 PM
Ha, that's true. I might be off-base here, but I think the Texans kind of restrain their blogger/reporters from expressing their own opinions. AJ used to give detailed opinions on practices and games.

Well AJ is with the Examiner now. I don't know if the Texans pressured him while he was writing for them. Keith from houtonprofootball now inthebullseye had a pass for a while and they got upset with him for providing too much detail on formations and plays. I do think there is an understanding with reporters that they shouldn't provide too much detail on that kind of stuff. Still be nice to have someone just reporting who is running with the 1's, etc. and on individual performance.

HOU-TEX
08-18-2010, 03:35 PM
Well AJ is with the Examiner now. I don't know if the Texans pressured him while he was writing for them. Keith from houtonprofootball now inthebullseye had a pass for a while and they got upset with him for providing too much detail on formations and plays. I do think there is an understanding with reporters that they shouldn't provide too much detail on that kind of stuff. Still be nice to have someone just reporting who is running with the 1's, etc. and on individual performance.

I couldn't agree more. They should know some fans chomp at the bit for info like that

J_R
08-18-2010, 03:40 PM
HOU-TEX posted one of the above but

Writeup by 1560 The Game Sean Pendergast:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2010/08/game_time_texans_wednesday_am.php

More Saints perspective:

http://www.wwl.com/pages/7939506.php?contentType=4&contentId=6668903

HOU-TEX
08-18-2010, 03:53 PM
HOU-TEX posted one of the above but

Writeup but 1560 The Game Sean Pendergast:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2010/08/game_time_texans_wednesday_am.php


:lol: Not a whole lot of info, but pretty funny, to say the least.

+Rep

CloakNNNdagger
08-18-2010, 03:56 PM
More UPDATE material for today's practice.

Quotes: Texans practice vs. Saints (8/18) (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=6289)

(No mention of Slaton)

rmartin65
08-18-2010, 03:57 PM
More UPDATE material for today's practice.

Quotes: Texans practice vs. Saints (8/18) (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=6289)

I like the Kubiak on Foster quote "he's gone 360 degrees".... hehe

281
08-18-2010, 04:51 PM
I like the Kubiak on Foster quote "he's gone 360 degrees".... hehe

both him and barwin messed that up this off-season, haha. and i think you might have to change your sig, bud. :/

Tailgate
08-18-2010, 04:56 PM
More UPDATE material for today's practice.

Quotes: Texans practice vs. Saints (8/18) (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=6289)

(No mention of Slaton)

My FAV: (on if RB Arian Foster is becoming more confident carrying the football) "Arian is becoming a hell of a football player. The way he practices and prepares, the way he goes about his business with blitz pickup, he's going to be a good one if he keeps going."

J_R
08-18-2010, 05:08 PM
Texans QB Matt Schaub was 6-for-7 and a touchdown vs. the #Saints (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints)' 1s on the opening 2-minute drill. Even worse, the Texans sat their two best players, Mario Williams and Andre Johnson, for the afternoon practice.

NickScurfield (http://twitter.com/NickScurfield) :


Texans just finished their second practice with the Saints. They practiced in the Saints' indoor facility- no pads

Matt Schaub and the Texans' 1st-string offense were lighting it up. Kevin Walter showed some speed w/ a long TD catch in 11-on-11s

Rookie LB Darryl Sharpton made a leaping interception w/ the 2nd-team defense. Big plays a recurring theme for number 51


Dan Orlovsky looking inconsistent out there. Not good in the morning, ok in the afternoon. John Lopez says Booty playing better than Dan. fwtw

drs23
08-18-2010, 05:13 PM
I like the Kubiak on Foster quote "he's gone 360 degrees".... hehe

Yeah, me too. I'd like for someone to ask him point blank "what clicked" for him.

As opposed to 180*, yeah, I thought that was kinda funny too.

michaelm
08-18-2010, 06:26 PM
Demario? Seriously?





Maybe the writer was going for DE Mario Williams, instead of DeMario?

281
08-18-2010, 06:30 PM
LONG TIME NO SEE

Former Texans running back Jonathan Wells watched practice from the stands. Wells looks as if he could still play. - John McClain

hahaha, strange.

infantrycak
08-18-2010, 06:43 PM
LONG TIME NO SEE

Former Texans running back Jonathan Wells watched practice from the stands. Wells looks as if he could still play. - John McClain

hahaha, strange.

So he still looks like he can turn around and back into a tackler?

JB
08-18-2010, 06:44 PM
So he still looks like he can turn around and back into a tackler?

:lol:

281
08-18-2010, 07:07 PM
So he still looks like he can turn around and back into a tackler?

hahaha, well played. can't say i miss him and his career 3.1 ypc average.

JB
08-18-2010, 08:46 PM
Very nice read from the afternoon practice!

http://www.houstontexans.com/blog/index.asp?post_id=1344


Later, in a third-and-short situational drill, Walter turned a short pass into a 40-yard touchdown. Walter isn't shy about telling anybody who'll listen that he has deep speed, and he showed as much by outracing cornerback Randall Gay and another defender down the right sideline for the end zone.

gary
08-18-2010, 09:19 PM
Read here.
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2010/08/houston_texans_outshine_new_or.html

DexmanC
08-18-2010, 09:28 PM
Here's what I noticed:

The Saints' second-string offense fared even worse in the two-minute drill. Quarterback Patrick Ramsey threw an interception to Houston linebacker Darryl Sharpton on his second pass attempt.


He's pushing the coaches for playing time just as hard as Demeco did
as a rookie. He might be a steal in this draft.

TimeKiller
08-18-2010, 09:31 PM
•The Saints' second-string offense fared even worse in the two-minute drill. Quarterback Patrick Ramsey threw an interception to Houston linebacker Darryl Sharpton on his second pass attempt.
•Saints cornerback Jabari Greer had a rare miscue during situational team drills. He got burned by receiver Kevin Walter, who got behind him for a touchdown catch of about 35 yards.
•Saints guard Carl Nicks was back on the field with the first team after being temporarily demoted during the morning session.
•Saints fullback Heath Evans and defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson were held out of Wednesday's afternoon practice, as they continue to be limited to one practice per day to rest their recovering knees. Houston's Johnson and defensive end Mario Williams were among a handful of Texans who were held back during the afternoon to rest their legs as well. That's a common occurrence for the Texans when the team goes indoors for the PM practice.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

I think Sharpton is beating Adibi, Clark, Bentley and Bing for Cushing's down time. Coming from me, one who openly questioned the pick and all but wrote off his chance of having any impact, much less as a rookie. I mean Kubiak put it out there pretty flatly. The question though...

If Sharpton out performs Diles.....who is your weakside man next to Ryans and the returning Cush?

Lemme steal dalemurphy's coach speak thing for a second, I gotta question I want to ask it...

*Coach Speak Translator Bot 9000, At Your Service*

Kubiak said it was looking like they would rather send Diles to SLB instead of Sharpton. Does Kubiak really believe Diles will switch back or is Kubiak giving Sharpton his chance while not reeeeally demoting Diles (because he's still playing as Cush's backup)? Will Kubiak send "a guy on the verge of making the probowl" to the bench?

*buzzzzz.....zap.....er.....error.....*

Dang it.....

JB
08-18-2010, 09:35 PM
*buzzzzz.....zap.....er.....error.....*

Dang it.....

:lol:

GP
08-18-2010, 10:17 PM
I think I had been saying (several days ago) that I expected Sharpton to possibly take Cushing's spot those first four games.

His run tackling is solid. I'd be OK with Diles, Ryans, and Sharpton those first four games.

Bing's pass coverage scares me. His pursuit of the QB was most excellent, but looked a little turned around when it came to shadowing receivers in the middle of the field.

GP
08-18-2010, 10:23 PM
We need a campaign to lobby the Texans to recognize at least some bloggers with press credentials like AJ and Texans Chick. They would provide timely reporting with an eye on actual football. McGobbler just gabs throughout practice and then asks someone what happened so he can regurgitate it.

Yeah, I wouldn't want to hear from AJ or TC.

Who needs amateur hour when you've got professionals just straight pwning the reporting of Texans football.

Oh. Wait a second. I forgot that the amateurs actually do the job of the professionals. My bad. I always get that backwards.

Kaiser Toro
08-18-2010, 10:39 PM
Very nice read from the afternoon practice!

http://www.houstontexans.com/blog/index.asp?post_id=1344

My favorite part was

On third-and-goal, Schaub took the snap and stood in pocket, looked, looked, looked some more and rolled to his left before finally finding Dreessen in the back left corner of the end zone for a touchdown.

GP
08-18-2010, 10:42 PM
Red Zone scoring, you say?

My oh my...:texflag:

Lucky
08-18-2010, 10:49 PM
If Sharpton out performs Diles.....who is your weakside man next to Ryans and the returning Cush?
Diles looked great in the opening preseason game. I don't see him losing his job any time soon. It's OK to have 4 quality LBs on a team. The Texans have never really had this "problem" until now.

Kubiak said it was looking like they would rather send Diles to SLB instead of Sharpton. Does Kubiak really believe Diles will switch back...
Yes, I think he'll switch back when Cushing returns. I also see Diles in the nickel during Cushing's absence.

The real loser in this camp seems to be Adibi. This was his opportunity to shine. Didn't happen, and I wonder if he has any future here.

Brisco_County
08-18-2010, 11:21 PM
Here are tidbits I found interesting.

The Saints are going to need to do some extra work in order to stop players like DeMario Williams. Williams seemed to be in the offensive backfield for half of the day and he would have had a sack too if this were a real game. There aren't many like the beast Williams in the NFL, but the Saints must learn to tighten up the protection in order to keep Brees safe


Demario? Seriously?

http://www.examiner.com/new-orleans-saints-in-new-orleans/fleur-re-port-from-saints-texans-08-18-10-morning-sharper-holliday-brees-and-more-slideshow-1

Somewhere in his research, DE Mario Williams became DeMario Williams.

painekiller
08-19-2010, 09:58 AM
We need a campaign to lobby the Texans to recognize at least some bloggers with press credentials like AJ and Texans Chick. They would provide timely reporting with an eye on actual football. McGobbler just gabs throughout practice and then asks someone what happened so he can regurgitate it.

I think I have seen TC on the other side of the fence. If I am not mistaken she has access via the chron.com that AJ does not.

But I want to point out, AJ's blogs are just the type material that the Texans do not like. He give play by play breakdowns and that is a no no, at least in the teams eyes. I love AJ's blog, and I do not want to see him censored in the name of access to fluff pieces.

Tailgate
08-19-2010, 11:37 AM
jeffduncantp:

A better performance from the #Saints today. I'd call today's scrimmage vs. the Texans today a close 'win," at worst a draw.

Saints have canceled today's p.m. practice. They'll lift weights and meet.

http://www.saintsreport.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171176&page=2

Dallas Texan
08-19-2010, 12:00 PM
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2010/08/fights_erupt_between_new_orlea.html

fightsss erupted

CloakNNNdagger
08-19-2010, 12:11 PM
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2010/08/fights_erupt_between_new_orlea.html

fightsss erupted

Good to see Meyers "spirited."

Malloy
08-19-2010, 12:16 PM
:lol: Not a whole lot of info, but pretty funny, to say the least.

+Rep

REAL funny! :)

HOU-TEX
08-19-2010, 01:29 PM
Hmm....:thinking:

After Saints LB Marvin Mitchell picked off a Texans pass in the end zone, Houston Head Coach Gary Kubiak yelled at QB Dan Orlovsky "Get you're a-- off the field."

But the best tongue lashing came when former LSU player Trindon Holiday did not do his assignment in red zone work. A Texans offensive assistant screamed "#16 get out! You can't play. We can't count on you to block anybody. Get someone else in here. Get off the field."

http://www.wwl.com/pages/7948433.php?contentType=4&contentId=6676209

Cjeremy635
08-19-2010, 01:40 PM
Hmm....:thinking:





http://www.wwl.com/pages/7948433.php?contentType=4&contentId=6676209

I really don't think Holliday will make this team.

Dan O. is not the back-up we need in our system.


Out.....:peek:

Texan_Bill
08-19-2010, 01:41 PM
http://www.chron.com/sports/photogallery/2010_Texans_camp_Day_14.html#22864523

Who the hell were those douche.bags??

76Texan
08-19-2010, 01:42 PM
The New Orleans Saints' first-string offense had an impressive workout against the Houston Texans on Thursday, with one glaring exception - an interception thrown by quarterback Drew Brees to former Saints linebacker Danny Clark in team drills. It wasn't even clear whom the intended receiver was. Brees threw the ball directly at Clark in the middle of the field.

I wonder if Drew Brees got yelled at! :good:

HOU-TEX
08-19-2010, 01:44 PM
:lol:

During the defensive line warmups, defensive line coach Bill Kollar was fired up as usual. Kollar and defensive backs coach David Gibbs are consistently the loudest and fieriest coaches from the gate. When defensive tackle Frank Okam's helmet popped off during blocking drills, Kollar said, "Snap your helmet on, Frank, you're going to get an Eli Manning."

http://blogs.chron.com/sportsupdate/archives/2010/08/camp_quick_hits_8.html

76Texan
08-19-2010, 01:47 PM
Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams was screaming at his defense "Can we line up right please" followed by "If we win a one on one; we are going to schedule another White House visit."

Sounds like the Texans O-line did good! :hurrah:

HOU-TEX
08-19-2010, 01:57 PM
Sounds like the Texans O-line did good! :hurrah:

Did they?

Following a couple of short runs by the Texans, Saints LB's Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Troy Evans along with rookie DT Al Woods all ganged tackled Texans RB Arian Foster for no gain.

The teams worked on running game drills and Saints DE Alex Brown was all over the place on the first play while pushing around a few Texans offensive players.

On the final play of run work DT DeMario Pressley and Jay Ross combined for a nice run stuff at the line of scrimmage.

Later in the drill Saints LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar came up and laid a nice lick on Texans RB Steve Slaton and CB Danny Gorrer looked like he made an interception as he dove in front of a pass but the ball fell out of his hands

http://www.wwl.com/pages/7948433.php?contentType=4&contentId=6676209

From everything I read of todays practice, the Saints got the best of us this morning

76Texan
08-19-2010, 02:07 PM
The New Orleans Saints offense didn't look like themselves on Wednesday, but played a little better Thursday during workouts against Houston.

The Times-Picayune's Kevin Spain talks to Saints beat reporter Mike Triplett about Thursday's workout.

:boogereater:

76Texan
08-19-2010, 02:10 PM
http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/08/19/texans-coach-gary-kubiak-pleased-with-first-practice-against-new/

With several starters such as defensive end Mario Williams, wide receiver Andre Johnson and linebacker Brian Cushing held out of practice, Kubiak said coaches got a chance to look at several younger players. One of those players is tight end Garrett Graham, who Kubiak said has been impressive throughout camp.

"I keep seeing some young guys stepping up," Kubiak said. "We've found out a lot more about our young guys."

b0ng
08-19-2010, 02:16 PM
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2010/08/fights_erupt_between_new_orlea.html

fightsss erupted

Wow, that comment section is about as bad as youtube or the chron.

JB
08-19-2010, 04:51 PM
Kubiak: Wade Smith will start at LG Saturday. And Chris Myers is locked in as starting C

https://twitter.com/espn_afcsouth

ChampionTexan
08-19-2010, 04:53 PM
I think I have seen TC on the other side of the fence. If I am not mistaken she has access via the chron.com that AJ does not.

But I want to point out, AJ's blogs are just the type material that the Texans do not like. He give play by play breakdowns and that is a no no, at least in the teams eyes. I love AJ's blog, and I do not want to see him censored in the name of access to fluff pieces.

I don't think it was her. Her latest post said she was going to NY (NFL HQ I believe) for some football bloggers fantasy competition. That, plus the fact that she hasn't written word one about the joint practices with the Saints makes me pretty sure she's not there.

kiwitexansfan
08-19-2010, 05:06 PM
https://twitter.com/espn_afcsouth

Is that a huge vote of no confidence in Studdard, that LG spot seems wide open.

Oh for the days when we had Pitts to play there.....

Maddict5
08-19-2010, 05:23 PM
Is that a huge vote of no confidence in Studdard, that LG spot seems wide open.

Oh for the days when we had Pitts to play there.....

i wasnt watching the o-line v closely last weekend but kasey stood out as noticeably bad on a few plays (he was good on arians nice run though) so not really surprised. hes the weakest link in the o-line by a fair bit imo

i still stay briesel locks it down before preseason finishes once he stays healthy and his foot isnt bothering him badly

MojoMan
08-19-2010, 05:30 PM
Is that a huge vote of no confidence in Studdard, that LG spot seems wide open.

Oh for the days when we had Pitts to play there.....

I don't have any inside knowledge about this, but I don't think that is what this is about. Wade Smith was signed to a comparatively large free agent contract by the Texans. As a result, they want to give Smith a very fair chance to win a starting job.

If the Texans do not let Wade Smith start in at least one preseason game, then there could be lingering uncertainties about any decision that is made to sit a player with a fat contract (Smith), while starting a player who is still making the rookie contract wages of a sixth round pick (Studdard).

I think the Texans are just going out of their way to give Smith every possible benefit of the doubt. However, whoever starts against the Cowboys in preseason game #3 is likely the starter to begin the regular season.

kiwitexansfan
08-19-2010, 06:15 PM
Ahhh I had forgotten Briesel.... well hopefully between Studdard, Smith and Briesel we can find something that works.

I feel pretty good about the other 4 spots.

Brisco_County
08-19-2010, 06:39 PM
It sounds like we caught them off balance yesterday, and they returned the favor today. Tomorrow's practice will be revealing.

drs23
08-19-2010, 06:52 PM
It sounds like we caught them off balance yesterday, and they returned the favor today. Tomorrow's practice will be revealing.

I think so. I'm looking forward to Saturday night. Just like everyone else I see this as the first true measuring stick. This game and the next if Dallas can get an O line together by then. If not, it will be prettier for Texans fans to watch.

Do we usually play Dallas in the 3rd game when the starters play longer? The Gov's cup and all that ya know?

Brisco_County
08-19-2010, 06:54 PM
I think so. I'm looking forward to Saturday night. Just like everyone else I see this as the first true measuring stick. This game and the next if Dallas can get an O line together by then. If not, it will be prettier for Texans fans to watch.

Do we usually play Dallas in the 3rd game when the starters play longer? The Gov's cup and all that ya know?

Yes, but not last year.

painekiller
08-19-2010, 07:11 PM
I don't think it was her. Her latest post said she was going to NY (NFL HQ I believe) for some football bloggers fantasy competition. That, plus the fact that she hasn't written word one about the joint practices with the Saints makes me pretty sure she's not there.

You misunderstood my remark, during open practice here during week one was when I saw her on the press's side of the fence.

OzzO
08-19-2010, 07:47 PM
It sounds like we caught them off balance yesterday, and they returned the favor today. Tomorrow's practice will be revealing.

I think tomorrow' just a walk through (or so I heard on sports am)

Brisco_County
08-19-2010, 08:06 PM
I think tomorrow' just a walk through (or so I heard on sports am)

Even better. They can save their good cards for the game.

CloakNNNdagger
08-20-2010, 01:04 PM
Let's hope that today's vigorous noncontact "walk-through" practice results in no further injuries.:kitten:

JB
08-20-2010, 01:10 PM
Let's hope that today's vigorous noncontact "walk-through" practice results in no further injuries.:kitten:

No kidding. Isn't that how we lost Diles 2 yrs ago?

ChampionTexan
08-20-2010, 01:13 PM
You misunderstood my remark, during open practice here during week one was when I saw her on the press's side of the fence.

Then yep - I did misunderstand. My apologies.

The Pencil Neck
08-20-2010, 01:27 PM
No kidding. Isn't that how we lost Diles 2 yrs ago?

That was on a special teams play during a full contact practice, wasn't it? He wasn't in contact with anyone at the time, he hit is legs together or something and broke his leg.

But I don't think it was during a walk through.

CloakNNNdagger
08-20-2010, 01:31 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3684596No kidding. Isn't that how we lost Diles 2 yrs ago?

That was on a special teams play during a full contact practice, wasn't it? He wasn't in contact with anyone at the time, he hit is legs together or something and broke his leg.

But I don't think it was during a walk through.

You are sort of both correct.

It occurred during a special teams, non-contact drill, according to the Houston Chronicle.

That's why I posted my post.:mcnugget:

BigBull17
08-20-2010, 02:36 PM
NickScurfield (http://twitter.com/NickScurfield) :



Dan Orlovsky looking inconsistent out there. Not good in the morning, ok in the afternoon. John Lopez says Booty playing better than Dan. fwtw

Booty has a pop gun. Id rather have Dan O make a few more mental errors then turn our offense into 5 yard passes with Booty.

The Pencil Neck
08-20-2010, 02:39 PM
Booty has a pop gun. Id rather have Dan O make a few more mental errors then turn our offense into 5 yard passes with Booty.

I'm just not feeling The Booty. I'd LIKE to feel the Booty, but I'm not.

BigBull17
08-20-2010, 02:41 PM
I'm just not feeling The Booty. I'd LIKE to feel the Booty, but I'm not.

He just has such a weak arm.

J_R
08-20-2010, 05:01 PM
Starters to play 1 1/2 to 2 quarters tomorrow.

J_R
08-20-2010, 08:03 PM
Jacoby Jones makes Denzel a prophet (http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/local/100820-jacoby-jones-makes-denzel-a-prophet)

drs23
08-20-2010, 08:10 PM
Jacoby Jones makes Denzel a prophet (http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/local/100820-jacoby-jones-makes-denzel-a-prophet)

Dang, I'd not heard that. Thanks much.

J_R
08-20-2010, 10:20 PM
Pete Prisco:

Texans camp report: Balance needed for funny man Schaub (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/13794046/texans-camp-report-balance-is-needed-as-funnyman-schaub-leads)

Love and Hate (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/13794084/texans-love-and-hate):
Love:
-Passing game/Matt Schaub
-Mario Williams
-Glover Quin
-DeMeco Ryans

Hate:
-Who will run the ball?
-Offensive interior line
-Cushing suspension
-Amobi Okoye
-Eugene Wilson, Bernard Pollard
-"It"

(videos included)

Lucky
08-20-2010, 10:40 PM
I know Pollard played well last season after the Texans picked him up, but I'm still not sure he has the range you need nowadays.
Pollard has enough range. And when he gets there, you will know he's there.

J_R
08-20-2010, 10:43 PM
Yeah, I don't understand him and Jason Cole's thinking on Pollard.

Lucky
08-20-2010, 10:48 PM
I'm just not feeling The Booty. I'd LIKE to feel the Booty, but I'm not.
JDB is not a NFL caliber backup. Yes, I've complained quite a bit about Dan-O the past couple of preseasons. But, I'd still prefer him to JDB.

DexmanC
08-20-2010, 10:51 PM
Jacoby Jones makes Denzel a prophet (http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/local/100820-jacoby-jones-makes-denzel-a-prophet)

Nick Saban is an asshole for what he said to Jacoby. Here's hoping
he did a good coaching job with Kareem Jackson, though.

J_R
08-20-2010, 11:36 PM
Texans use Saints as measuring stick (http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/Texans_use_Saints_as_measuring_stick_101207964.htm l?showFullArticle=y)

CloakNNNdagger
08-20-2010, 11:43 PM
JDB is not a NFL caliber backup. Yes, I've complained quite a bit about Dan-O the past couple of preseasons. But, I'd still prefer him to JDB.

I still lament the loss of Sage.

DexmanC
08-21-2010, 08:16 AM
I still lament the loss of Sage.

Heh. Sage's 300-yard performance caused Brett to jump on a plane
to Minneapolis right away!

CloakNNNdagger
08-21-2010, 08:43 AM
Heh. Sage's 300-yard performance caused Brett to jump on a plane
to Minneapolis right away!

Yep, with 3 TDs and O INTs!

Tailgate
08-21-2010, 10:38 AM
Cam Confidential: Houston Texans

http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/26370/camp-confidential-houston-texans

A really good write up by Kuharsky.

76Texan
08-21-2010, 11:15 AM
Cam Confidential: Houston Texans

http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/26370/camp-confidential-houston-texans

A really good write up by Kuharsky.Thanks for the link!

For the most part, I agree with his write-up. :texflag:

b0ng
08-21-2010, 01:52 PM
Thank god Trindon has been looking better during the scrimmys with the Saints. I think he could be something special if allowed to run loose and not have to hesitate and think about where to go. Just let that guy go Coach Joe.

Tailgate
08-21-2010, 02:47 PM
A little old, but if you didnt catch it.... heres a Mike and Mike podcast on the Texans

http://espn.go.com/espnradio/player?rd=1#/podcenter/?id=5454577&autoplay=1&callsign=ESPNRADIO

GP
08-21-2010, 04:39 PM
I still lament the loss of Sage.

If it's any consolation to you...the Rosencopter incident (no matter how isolated its tragedy) meant he would never be trusted here again.

It will be the same way if Kris Brown shanks an easy FG and we lose to the Colts in Game 1. Rackers will be re-signed the next day if that happened. Just have a feeling Brown squeaks through at final cuts. Then you can lament Kris Brown when Rackers shanks a crucial FG in the future.

ObsiWan
08-21-2010, 05:21 PM
Booty has a pop gun. Id rather have Dan O make a few more mental errors then turn our offense into 5 yard passes with Booty.

Not me. I'd rather nickel and dime our way down the field than have Dan O make mental errors that could result in pick-sixes

The Pencil Neck
08-21-2010, 05:43 PM
Not me. I'd rather nickel and dime our way down the field than have Dan O make mental errors that could result in pick-sixes

I'd be happy if JDB showed the ability to nickel and dime us down the field.

And I'd be happy if Dan O stopped having lapses of judgment.

I just want to be happy. Is that too much to ask?

CloakNNNdagger
08-21-2010, 06:00 PM
I'd be happy if JDB showed the ability to nickel and dime us down the field.

And I'd be happy if Dan O stopped having lapses of judgment.

I just want to be happy. Is that too much to ask?

If all else fails, may I suggest that you pretend you are a pig, find a mud pit, and jump in........works for me!:)

ObsiWan
08-21-2010, 06:09 PM
I'd be happy if JDB showed the ability to nickel and dime us down the field.

And I'd be happy if Dan O stopped having lapses of judgment.

I just want to be happy. Is that too much to ask?

I'd be happy if Matt went unharmed during our entire 18-19 game season
:D

Lucky
08-21-2010, 09:03 PM
If all else fails, may I suggest that you pretend you are a pig, find a mud pit, and jump in........works for me!:)
I'm sorry, but this mud pit is taken.

Yankee_In_TX
08-22-2010, 10:41 AM
Maybe Chase Daniel will be available, lol?

MojoMan
08-22-2010, 06:13 PM
Here is a link to the most recent depth chart.

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

While it says it was most recently updated Friday, August 20, some of the changes appear to be from after the Saints game last night.

As you can see, Trindon Holliday is now being listed as the 3rd string punt returner and kick off returner. This is new, at least as far as I know. Clearly, he will not make the team if this continues to hold.

Also, Shelley Smith is the backup RG behind Antoine Caldwell and Wade Smith is only being listed as the backup center behind Chris Myers. Smith started at LG last night against the Saints, and I believe he was listed as a backup at LG last time I looked at the Texans Depth Chart, unless I am mistaken. Clearly, that is not the case any more.

In addition, Sherrick McMannis is being listed as fourth string CB and kick returner. It does not seem likely that he will make the team if his ranking at CB does not improve. Maybe he is being eyed for the practice squad.

GP
08-23-2010, 08:55 AM
Maybe Chase Daniel will be available, lol?

LOL. Probably not.

I think they found their backup QB.

GuerillaBlack
08-23-2010, 11:36 AM
It's so weird seeing Chase Daniel play in the pros. The first time I saw him, he lost in the 5A championship against my former high school (Katy).

J_R
08-24-2010, 04:09 PM
Texans trying to figure out Cushing replacement (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=tsn-166268)(Diles/Sharpton or Bentley)

and

Jacoby Jones hires new agent (http://www.footballnewsnow.com/2010/jones-hires-a-new-agent/).
Jacoby Jones hires new agent (http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter/status/21952882619).

DexmanC
08-24-2010, 05:26 PM
Jacoby Jones hires new agent (http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter/status/21952882619).

Damn. Jacoby hires Kennard, too? Dude is a highly respected Black agent
in the NFL. Clients include Andre Davis, Andre Johnson, Vince Wilfork,
Brandon Marshall, TJ Houshmanzadeh.

Nice choice, Jacoby.

drs23
08-24-2010, 05:28 PM
Damn. Jacoby hires Kennard, too? Dude is a highly respected Black agent
in the NFL. Clients include Andre Davis, Andre Johnson, Vince Wilfork,
Brandon Marshall, TJ Houshmanzadeh.

Nice choice, Jacoby.

Good on JJ. He's in his last year, right? So they'll have all off season to hash numbers?

SAMURAITEXAN
08-24-2010, 06:06 PM
Damn. Jacoby hires Kennard, too? Dude is a highly respected Black agent
in the NFL. Clients include Andre Davis, Andre Johnson, Vince Wilfork,
Brandon Marshall, TJ Houshmanzadeh.

Nice choice, Jacoby.

This move seems like AJ got alot to do with it IMO.

Go Texans!!!

Kaiser Toro
08-24-2010, 06:12 PM
Damn. Jacoby hires Kennard, too? Dude is a highly respected Black agent
in the NFL. Clients include Andre Davis, Andre Johnson, Vince Wilfork,
Brandon Marshall, TJ Houshmanzadeh.

Nice choice, Jacoby.

What is a Black agent?

drs23
08-24-2010, 06:13 PM
This move seems like AJ got alot to do with it IMO.
Go Texans!!!

I agree. Seems as though he's mentoring on the field and off. Good on him.

False Start
08-24-2010, 06:15 PM
What is a Black agent?

I think it has something to do with James Bond. ;)

DexmanC
08-24-2010, 06:23 PM
What is a Black agent?

If I'd have left it at "agent" the image that comes to mind
defaults to a White man. It's not our fault. It's the way
America is constructed.

Heh. Maybe his name "Kennard" was good enough, and I didn't
have to include a description.

b0ng
08-24-2010, 06:35 PM
If I'd have left it at "agent" the image that comes to mind
defaults to a White man..

I always think "Jew" myself.

DexmanC
08-24-2010, 06:38 PM
What is a Black agent?
If I'd have left it at "agent" the image that comes to mind
defaults to a White man.
I always think "Jew" myself.

LOL. Good point.

J_R
08-24-2010, 08:31 PM
JB mentioned this in "Kubiak wants improvement thread" but Texans Notebook (http://www.houstontexans.com/blog/index.asp?post_id=1380)for today:

-Texans sign one, release one
-They arent close to signing Salaam or Spencer. Might bring in more players to look at.
-Sharpton sidelined with swollen knee
-Pollard says Kubiak gave them a "whoopin'"

Kaiser Toro
08-24-2010, 10:30 PM
If I'd have left it at "agent" the image that comes to mind
defaults to a White man. It's not our fault. It's the way
America is constructed.

Heh. Maybe his name "Kennard" was good enough, and I didn't
have to include a description.

I guess it depends on the audience, or perhaps there was a point you were trying to drive. To your point on fault - I see no fault, just lack of experience, education and a hint of defeatism in allowing any construct to define one's group.

An agent to me has no color, just ability on the execution side of his/her services being rendered.

DexmanC
08-24-2010, 11:01 PM
I guess it depends on the audience, or perhaps there was a point you were trying to drive. To your point on fault - I see no fault, just lack of experience, education and a hint of defeatism in allowing any construct to define one's group.

An agent to me has no color, just ability on the execution side of his/her services being rendered.

Meh. Nice, and politically correct. However, race is woven into the fiber
of this country. I choose to acknowledge that fact, because ignoring it
causes damage to those who are ignored. Kennard is a talented, Black
agent. That's all I'm sayin'.

JB
08-24-2010, 11:03 PM
Meh. Nice, and politically correct. However, race is woven into the fiber
of this country. I choose to acknowledge that fact, because ignoring it
causes damage to those who are ignored. Kennard is a talented, Black
agent. That's all I'm sayin'.

But, wouldn't it work just as well to say He is a talented agent?

newtexan
08-24-2010, 11:05 PM
Foooooottttbbbbaalllllllllllllll !!!!!!! Pleaseeeeeee.

DexmanC
08-24-2010, 11:08 PM
Foooooottttbbbbaalllllllllllllll !!!!!!! Pleaseeeeeee.

I concur.

Jacoby picked a HELL of a talented agent.
:texflag:

Kaiser Toro
08-25-2010, 06:05 AM
Meh. Nice, and politically correct. However, race is woven into the fiber
of this country. I choose to acknowledge that fact, because ignoring it
causes damage to those who are ignored. Kennard is a talented, Black
agent. That's all I'm sayin'.

No, more like - nice, and my professional and personal experience.

Race is not woven into the fiber of this country, it is woven into the fiber of the world over. That is a fact that I do not choose to acknowledge, it is a fact that I have experienced.

I see that your debate from the NSZ has spilled over to this forum. Please keep your racial/political/sociological broad paint brushes in the correct forum, or stay on topic in any of the sports' forums by starting a thread on Black agents within a specific league, or in general.

Brisco_County
08-25-2010, 03:36 PM
The fact that an agent is successful and black does matter to many black football players, which is understandable.

I hope the guy works out a good deal for JJ. Jacoby has come so far in a short time and I'm proud of the kid.

J_R
08-27-2010, 07:57 AM
Didnt want to start a new thread and didnt know where to post this so I'll leave it here.:kitten:

More of the same in store for Texans in 2010 (http://www.examiner.com/houston-texans-in-houston/more-of-the-same-store-for-texans-2010)

devo-x
08-27-2010, 09:19 PM
AJ's AFC South prediction
Colts 10-6
Titans 9-7
Texans 8-8
Jaguars 6-10


I think the Texans are better than the Jags and Titans for 2nd place in the AFC South with my prediction either 9-7 or 10-6

Rey
08-27-2010, 10:33 PM
Didnt want to start a new thread and didnt know where to post this so I'll leave it here.:kitten:

More of the same in store for Texans in 2010 (http://www.examiner.com/houston-texans-in-houston/more-of-the-same-store-for-texans-2010)

I disagree with a lot of those takes...

Seems like he is just looking for negative things to say.

I'll break down specific things I disagree with:

I was telling someone today that this version of the Texans may have peaked record-wise last season. Considering the relative stability in personnel, system, head coach, and the time they've had under this regime, it's not hard to make the argument that this version of the Texans isn't capable of anything more than 8 wins per season, plus or minus one.

Let's explore.


How can you say that the team peaked when so many games last year were decided on a handful of plays? We could literally go back and count the amount of games that the Texans just got their asses kicked in. The Texans are the youngest team in the league so to say that they have peaked is just asinine to me.

They need to learn how to make that one or two key play, and learn how to put two halves of football together. They have clearly shown the ability to play with some of the more talented teams in the league, but what they haven't shown is consistency. That comes with maturity.


First and foremost, what has this team done to get better during the past offseason? Wade Smith? Neil Rackers? Kareem Jackson?

Kareem Jackson may end up being a better corner for us this year than Dunta ever was but that is besides the point.

What have the Texans done that makes them think they are better? How about mature?

How about develop young depth behind starters? James Casey, Connor Barwin, Brice McCain, Troy Nolan..... How about develop young talent into starters? Glover Quinn, Antoine Caldwell...

How about the growth of Jacoby Jones?

How about if we get a guy like Owen Daniels back for a full season?

How about all the young players are getting a little older...Bernard Pollard has had a full year in the system...Frank Bush has had a full year to coach his system...It's like he completely discounts that any player on the Texans can get any better despite the fact that we are so young.

Maybe we didn't go out and grab an elite talent, but there are a lot of NFL teams that rely mostly on the draft and returning players. Hell what exactly did any team in our division do to further separate themselves from us?


Then he says this:

'One more year in the system' doesn't hold water. Most of the Texans core players have been in the system for at least three years.

Really? So by that statement alone you pretty much discredit your whole argument because you are basically saying that no matter who the Texans added, since most of their core players have been in the system (Even though last year was Bush's first :rolleyes:) they are not going to get any better than they already are.

Maybe some guys have peaked, but many of the young players on the roster have not. I think it's ridiculous to even suggest that.



I agree with him on the schedule part of his write-up in that it has potential to be tough, but every year teams change so I don't put too much stock in that. Games are played on the field, not on paper. I'll piggy back off what PN wrote in another thread:

I think this year's schedule isn't going to be as hard as people are making it out.

Comparing our NFC opponents, the NFC West had a couple of good teams and a couple of bad teams. The NFC East has one really good team, and three teams that are big question marks. We went 3-1 against the NFC West and we could easily do the same thing against the NFC East. I think this is where most people think the hardest games are but I don't think it's going to be nearly that bad. I don't care that we've never beaten these teams before. The only other times we've played them, Carr was the QB.

Our AFC opponents, last year we had the AFC East and this year we've got the AFC West. I consider the East tougher than the West. We went 3-1 against the East and we should do that well against the West.

Our other two teams last year were the Bengals and the Raiders and we went 2-0 against those guys. This year, we're getting the Jets and the Ravens and I think we can beat both of these teams but those are going to be two hard games.

That leaves our division. And I don't expect to go 1-5 in our division again. I expect us to go at least 3-3 in the division.

I think the two schedules are very similar. This year's schedule is a little harder in some ways but I expect the Jags to be worse this year than last. So, for me, it's a wash.



I disagree whole heartedly with his take on the team psychology .. I posted my take on that in another thread...But I'll give a brief summary here...

First of all he describes Gary as someone who openly frets and is a worry wart, and I just don't have that perception of him. Second he complains about Kubiak's demeanor when he addresses the media after a loss.

Not sure what he wants Gary to do. Dungy never had a problem building winning teams while guys like Jim Mora and Denny Green struggled. Hell Rex Ryan and Gary Kubiak's attitude got them the same record. And IMO Rex had the overall more talented team.

Anyways, that's my rant. :kitten:

J_R
08-28-2010, 06:24 PM
Former Texan DT Zgonina wants to play 1 more season (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Defensive-tackle-Jeff-Zgonina-082810)

rmartin65
08-28-2010, 06:27 PM
Former Texan DT Zgonina wants to play 1 more season (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Defensive-tackle-Jeff-Zgonina-082810)

Bring him back! I would much rather have him as the 5th DT than Sheppard, Unrein or Robinson.

newtexan
08-29-2010, 12:03 AM
PLEASSSSSE, the guy is 40, yes he had a good career,but if you'll take him over up and coming talent we might as well bring in EARL CAMPBELL !

Thorn
08-29-2010, 12:06 AM
PLEASSSSSE, the guy is 40, yes he had a good career,but if you'll take him over up and coming talent we might as well bring in EARL CAMPBELL !

If he can still play, then he can still play. Well, something like that anyways.

Don't knock old people. We still have a lot of voting power. LOL

newtexan
08-29-2010, 12:16 AM
I'm sure he can still play, but for how long ?

The Pencil Neck
08-29-2010, 01:43 AM
I'm sure he can still play, but for how long ?

People have been saying that for the past 3-4 years.

It all depends on how the coaches feel about their rotation.

Kaiser Toro
08-29-2010, 09:34 AM
Things I would love to happen at TC:

- Glover Quin takes the biggest leap of all "veteran" CBs

- Pollard brings his tenacity to TC, and solidifies himself as a team lead

- Earl Mitchell pushes Okoye

- Jacoby Jones becomes a WR

- Duane Brown works harder than any other OLineman and is ready to play 21 games

- Orlovsky, after refusing to believe that he ran out of the end zone years ago, is diagnosed with Heinsbergen Syndrome.

This is what I was looking for from TC, and believe this is what happened based on reports, and personal accounts from folks here, as well as reviewing the exhibition games.

This is going to be a fun year.

Texas T
08-29-2010, 09:36 AM
This is what I was looking for from TC, and believe this is what happened based on reports, and personal accounts from folks here, as well as reviewing the exhibition games.

This is going to be a fun year.

I did hear about O's diagnosis...I hope he's going to make it!!

newtexan
08-29-2010, 09:48 AM
Texans Defensive front is set,now utilize your young DT'S ,...SHEPPARD is just as good as BIG MITCH.

rmartin65
08-29-2010, 06:19 PM
Texans Defensive front is set,now utilize your young DT'S ,...SHEPPARD is just as good as BIG MITCH.

You (and probably his family) are probably the only people that truly believe that.

newtexan
08-29-2010, 06:28 PM
LOL, i knew you were out there somewhere rmartin 65, how'd you like that sic move Shep put on #77 ?

rmartin65
08-29-2010, 06:32 PM
LOL, i knew you were out there somewhere rmartin 65, how'd you like that sic move Shep put on #77 ?

Just trying to keep you a bit grounded. It was a nice move, but it actually looked to me like it was just terrible blocking, or a missed assignment. Maybe Sheppard was just that quick.

newtexan
08-29-2010, 07:04 PM
That's what quickness does, it makes the other guy look as though he miss his assignment,...... he did.

J_R
08-31-2010, 07:58 PM
Not TC but rather look forward towards Bucs game among other things.

Kubiak discussing numerous things(from TexansTV):

Kris has had great camp, so has Neil. Both respect each other. It's been impressive.

How do you make that decision?

Make it because I have to make it. I gotta make a call on that Friday. I'll weigh every factor. I'm watching all the kicks, kickoffs, etc. The other one will end up kicking for someone else.

Jackson seeing action Thursday?

Gotten plenty of work. Made up in NO. From reps standpoint hes fine. Got tough decisions elsewhere. Gotta see more of the younger players.

Playing time for JDB and DO?

Dan will basically play the game. Booty did practice today so hopefully he'll see time. Dan needs to play a lot. He has had a good camp. Gotta go out with a bunch of young players and lead them. He is a much better player.

Are these the toughest cuts you've had?

They're always tough. Sitting down with them, its a miserable day. You see them work their tail off and then gotta say no. Part of the game. Treat them with respect. Help them anytime you can. They can be with you again next year.

You ever worried about being cut?

You bet. I dont know how I made it. I played 7-8 plays and they kept me. I was lucky. Game's about opportunities.

What will decision on Briesel and Caldwell come down to?

Both will go head to head. Very close. Both done good things. Will name starter after the game.

One player that you cut that stood out to you/bothers you?

No, they all bother me. Cant say one. Have great convos with them. Had great convo with Fred the other day. I have no doubt Fred should play 11-12 years in this league. Fred and I have had many convos and that was probably the best.

Sounds like it would get easier but the cuts get harder?

No, it get's harder. They give everything they got. Go from possibly thinking of being on the team to where do I go next? Some know, others don't. It's a tough day for them.

No Owen on Thursday?

No, won't see him.

Do you put more pressure on yourself now because of expectations?

I feel the same way if thats what you're asking. Feel no different than my first day here. My expectations are high everytime I go out there. I make sure the work stays the same but expectations for myself and the team never change.

nut
09-19-2010, 05:24 PM
Walter came to play

nut
09-19-2010, 05:26 PM
we are officially back in the game

DexmanC
09-19-2010, 06:07 PM
Texans have never won an overtime game.

mexican_texan
09-19-2010, 06:27 PM
Both Landry and Schaub hurt on that hit.

mexican_texan
09-19-2010, 06:28 PM
Texans have never won an overtime game.
We've never made the playoffs. Change is good.