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HouSportsWriter
08-12-2010, 12:27 AM
No matter what happens in Week One, Texans fans are going to overreact. (Okay, all 32 fanbases are going to overreact.)

But the home opener against the Colts has added meaning in Houston, where excitement is bubbling over. A win and the franchise will feel like they've finally made true progress. A loss will feel like more in the same.

In reality, the game could prove as meaningless as many Week One games prove to be. (The 31-0 shellacking Lawyer Milloy helped put on the Patriots to open the 2003 season comes to mind.) "More than a few" Colts think the Texans are overexcited.

"It's like the most important game in the history of their franchise, from what we're hearing out of there,'' one Colts veteran told Peter King of Si.com. "They might be putting a little too much emphasis on it.''

We love the older brother-like condescension, especially because it should only get the Texans more fired up.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/11/colts-think-texans-are-too-hyped-for-opener/


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My question for yall is.

Is it over hyped put your answer in poll and post why!

TexansFanatic
08-12-2010, 12:31 AM
I sort of agree with the Colts take on this.

There is a danger with putting too much emphasis on any one game.

There is a danger the Texans players have a let down if they win. They might feel like they've accomplished their goal and lay down the next game.

There is a danger the Texans players have a let down if they lose. They might feel like they've lost everything and lay down the next game.

Every game is so important, there shouldn't be too much emphasis placed on any one of them.

ReliantTexan
08-12-2010, 12:32 AM
First time I think I've ever heard a player basically say that the other team wants it more before a game. :bravo:

thunderkyss
08-12-2010, 12:37 AM
I think this game is way overhyped, on the Houston end.

But I don't have a problem with that. The game may turn out to be meaningless, being a division game, I highly doubt it. Being that we've been pwned by the Colts for the last 8 years, I don't know if it could possibly too hyped... from a Houston perspective.

Hyping this game up, on our end at least, gives our guys a little taste of what it means to play in a truly meaningful game. Here's the expectation, win. Everygame after that will be just as overhyped, because it will then be the most important game in franchise history. The better acclimated our guys get to winning in those situations, the better prepared they will be to play (& win) in the post season.

b0ng
08-12-2010, 12:39 AM
2010 curse of the superbowl loser starts here.

HouSportsWriter
08-12-2010, 12:39 AM
I sort of agree with the Colts take on this.

There is a danger with putting too much emphasis on any one game.

There is a danger the Texans players have a let down if they win. They might feel like they've accomplished their goal and lay down the next game.

There is a danger the Texans players have a let down if they lose. They might feel like they've lost everything and lay down the next game.

Every game is so important, there shouldn't be too much emphasis placed on any one of them.

i agree on putting too much emphasis on any game is bad and that it could and most likely will harm us but this team runs off motivation for example gary kubiak allmost lost his job toward the end of the season but we came back and won the last 4
games

just my 2 cents

Texanmike02
08-12-2010, 12:44 AM
I think opening the season with the colts is a no lose situation for the Texans. If you win the game... it is just one game. If you win the game though, it sets the tone for the year... The kind of win we've never seen... a win vs the colts when win's still matter.

Mike

Heath Shuler
08-12-2010, 01:17 AM
How in the world could the most important game in Texans’ history be over hyped; impossible. No amount of hype will suffice. It’s like saying air is over hyped.

C Madd
08-12-2010, 01:23 AM
I don't think the Texans can put too much emphasis on this game. Last year they were 1-5 against the AFC South. Putting emphasis on trying to improve their division record, something in which they have been historically terrible, seems like a good thing to me.

76Texan
08-12-2010, 01:24 AM
I think this game is way overhyped, on the Houston end.

But I don't have a problem with that. The game may turn out to be meaningless, being a division game, I highly doubt it. Being that we've been pwned by the Colts for the last 8 years, I don't know if it could possibly too hyped... from a Houston perspective.

Hyping this game up, on our end at least, gives our guys a little taste of what it means to play in a truly meaningful game. Here's the expectation, win. Everygame after that will be just as overhyped, because it will then be the most important game in franchise history. The better acclimated our guys get to winning in those situations, the better prepared they will be to play (& win) in the post season.I hate anonymous source!

Does Peter King name his source?

76Texan
08-12-2010, 01:28 AM
i agree on putting too much emphasis on any game is bad and that it could and most likely will harm us but this team runs off motivation for example gary kubiak allmost lost his job toward the end of the season but we came back and won the last 4
games

just my 2 centsYou have always had the thoughts. Keep expanding them. They are more important than words!

JCTexan
08-12-2010, 01:35 AM
I don't think the Texans can put too much emphasis on this game. Last year they were 1-5 against the AFC South. Putting emphasis on trying to improve their division record, something in which they have been historically terrible, seems like a good thing to me.

And if they want to dethrone the Colts atop the AFC South they need to improve on that 1-15 record against them. If Houston ever wants a shot at winning their division they need to beat the Colts. At least once.

dinkatoid
08-12-2010, 01:40 AM
I think it is actually a great time to play them. I am not sure if this is all in my head or not, but it seems to me that we always come out in week 1 looking kinda sluggish. We got pounded by the Jets last year and the Steelers the year before. I am not sure if we are just not quite prepared because we have no film to watch, or what the issue is with this.

Anyway, I figure that if it is the lack of film or being prepared, the colts are the perfect opponent. They do not change much, we know exactly what to expect from them. We just need to go out and execute. If it is not the case, and we just start slow, well, it would not be the first time we lost to the colts. Better to lose to them who we get a 2nd shot at later than to lose an easily win-able game,

HouTxFan
08-12-2010, 01:44 AM
I think opening the season with the colts is a no lose situation for the Texans. If you win the game... it is just one game. If you win the game though, it sets the tone for the year... The kind of win we've never seen... a win vs the colts when win's still matter.

Mike

Agreed. I hope the Colts are "under-hyped" for the game...that'd suit me just fine.

GP
08-12-2010, 01:44 AM
"This is not a Must Win. This is a Must ______ Well situation..." :mcnugget:

Fill in the blank. And name the former Texans player who said it.

I will never forget that quote. LOL.

m5kwatts
08-12-2010, 04:10 AM
Its football in Texas. Enough said.

texansdrummer
08-12-2010, 05:00 AM
I think it is actually a great time to play them. I am not sure if this is all in my head or not, but it seems to me that we always come out in week 1 looking kinda sluggish. We got pounded by the Jets last year and the Steelers the year before. I am not sure if we are just not quite prepared because we have no film to watch, or what the issue is with this.

Anyway, I figure that if it is the lack of film or being prepared, the colts are the perfect opponent. They do not change much, we know exactly what to expect from them. We just need to go out and execute. If it is not the case, and we just start slow, well, it would not be the first time we lost to the colts. Better to lose to them who we get a 2nd shot at later than to lose an easily win-able game,

Yes....and least we we're not going to have any excuses about "overlooking" the opponent (how can that EVER happen in an opener....btw?).By now.....one would reasonably assume that these guys understand what winning this game would mean. They could have won any of the 15 games other than our season opener last year. Had they have beaten the Jets, we would have made the playoffs. Beating the Colts in week 1, although not "make or break", would def set the tone for the season, IMO. There's not a better chance to make a statement.

rush2112mn
08-12-2010, 07:27 AM
This is a big game. Like Kubiak says it counts twice. As far as I am concerned it sets the tone for you season.....Hype it up ....hype it up......lets go.....crank it up ...for sure......

TheMatrix31
08-12-2010, 07:33 AM
Hey guys, found the forum a few weeks ago and decided to sign up. Texans fan since the beginning, born in Fresno, lived in LA for the last few years, almost 23 years old. Hope to be of value to the board!

Anyway....as for the topic, screw that. Who WOULDN'T be hyped to play a team you've had such a hard time beating in the season-opener of a year for a team/fanbase that is absolutely starving to get into the playoffs? Who WOULDN'T be hyped up to play in the season-opener anyway?

I mean, of course, it's not the "biggest game in franchise history" but damn, it's pretty huge either way.

Rest assured Peyton will have the boys taking us very seriously, and I expect a fight as usual. Would be interesting if we end up snagging Raheem Brock, considering his familiarity with the team. Might even have some pointers for beating The Machine.

Cheers dudes.

RTP2110
08-12-2010, 08:14 AM
Yeah, and they probably thought the Saints were too hyped for the Super Bowl too.



Matrix, welcome to the boards! Glad you found this site man, I think you'll really like it here.

IDEXAN
08-12-2010, 09:03 AM
The guy with the Colts might be right, but I don't think the Texans can help themselves. And it's the season opener which is also at home, so teams are usually sky-high in this scenario anyway.
But to have any chance for the playoffs with this brutal non-divisional schedule this year, we are gonna have to do better in our division which means winning a game vs the Colts this year for a change.
And win or lose, the Texans will probably be flat at least at kickoff for the second game which is on the road at Washington, a non-division rival.

Cjeremy635
08-12-2010, 09:14 AM
Hey guys, found the forum a few weeks ago and decided to sign up. Texans fan since the beginning, born in Fresno, lived in LA for the last few years, almost 23 years old. Hope to be of value to the board!

Anyway....as for the topic, screw that. Who WOULDN'T be hyped to play a team you've had such a hard time beating in the season-opener of a year for a team/fanbase that is absolutely starving to get into the playoffs? Who WOULDN'T be hyped up to play in the season-opener anyway?

I mean, of course, it's not the "biggest game in franchise history" but damn, it's pretty huge either way.

Rest assured Peyton will have the boys taking us very seriously, and I expect a fight as usual. Would be interesting if we end up snagging Raheem Brock, considering his familiarity with the team. Might even have some pointers for beating The Machine.

Cheers dudes.

Hey.........I know that picture in your avatar! I took it at training camp on opening morning. :shades:

TimeKiller
08-12-2010, 09:18 AM
Yeah. Beating the Colts would be the best thing the Texans have ever done. Seriously.

gtexan02
08-12-2010, 09:30 AM
The danger with a game like this is that if we lose, it could easily carry over for the next 2 to 3 games.

Obviously if we win it will be fantastic, but if we lose.... I dont even want to think about it

nero THE zero
08-12-2010, 09:31 AM
We got a similiar reaction from the Titans last year in the week leading up to the game in Tennessee. All they could talk about was how inferior we are for that game being our "Super Bowl."

Well, we know how that one turned out. So, I'll take it.

But, I do worry about a let down coming off of that game if we invest too much emotion in it.

Ole Miss Texan
08-12-2010, 09:38 AM
Is it being "over hyped"? Maybe, But in my opinion, it's a pretty darn important game.

We're in a league where EVERY GAME COUNTS.
A win can really set a positive tone to the season, the beginning is tough.
It's against a division rival that has dominated the division since inception.
ANY losses that the Colts get will help us win the division.
We are 1-15 against the Colts.

thunderkyss
08-12-2010, 09:41 AM
Beating the Colts in week 1, although not "make or break", would def set the tone for the season, IMO. There's not a better chance to make a statement.

It would put us ahead of the Colts in the race for the division, that's for sure. If this turns out to be another 12 game win season for them, that is the pace we'll have to try to stay ahead of.

2slik4u
08-12-2010, 10:21 AM
I dont think there is any way we can hype this up too much. Here are the facts:

1. season opener in a season that we are picked by many to make a playoff run
2. season opener coming off of 4 straight wins and our first winning season
3. division game
4. playing a team that we are 1-15 all time against
5. if we learned anything last year, one win could be the deciding factor in a playoff birth.

We need to go out there more hyped than we have ever been for ANY game and go out there and punch them in the mouth. I dont want to just beat the colts, I want to run the score up and end up putting in our second stringers in the fourth quarter to run the clock out. We need to make a statement to ourselves and the league that we are ready to compete not only in the AFC South but in the NFL.

I think its ridiculous that some are saying we are "over hyping" this game. Thats BS and thats loser talk. Win the effing game and get even more hyped up for the next week.

I feel like we had the same attitude the colts do LAST year when we played the Jets. Hopefully we return the favor to the colts and come out ready to play instead of "sputtering" into the season like we do EVERY year.

Winners need this attitude and until we get this attitude we will never be the team that we want to.

Maybe I feel like this because I watched Hard Knocks last night and was completely in awe with the swagger that the Jets have and I wish our coach talked to our team the same way Ryan did.

Hard Nosed football fellas. Lets do it and knock the piss out of the colts.

:texflag:

drs23
08-12-2010, 10:26 AM
Is the game overhyped? No, I don't think so. As others have already mentioned, every game is important and this IS a division game. Winning this one will go a long way in starting to put w's in the division column. If we're going to win the division this is a excellent place to start. Though the possibility of getting too high exists I believe there is enough maturity on this team to temper it.:fans:

I'm hyped!:turtle:

HOU-TEX
08-12-2010, 10:35 AM
The games is a month away. Who's hyping it up now? I guess I'm missing out on all this hype.

2slik4u
08-12-2010, 10:43 AM
The games is a month away. Who's hyping it up now? I guess I'm missing out on all this hype.

Well, start the hype train up. Football season is here!! We get to see the Texans play this Saturday! I dont see how you are not hyped up about all of this. :foottap:

dinkatoid
08-12-2010, 10:55 AM
Whoa whoa whoa wait. I did not realize this was a SIAB thread till a moment ago, the English was far too well written. The original post has to be the best post he has ever made. I'm so proud.

Big Lou
08-12-2010, 10:57 AM
Each game is an individual contest. We could lose to the Colts and then win 11 or 12 games after that and then who really cares about game 1. (Of course seeding could come in to play, but let's not get to technical.)

However I hope we beat the shit out of the Colts for talking like that. I know our franchise is still new by NFL standards, and hasn't experienced an abundance of success since its inception, but thats what the NFL intends. They don't want a brand new team to be a dynasty right out of the box (except maybe LA), because they want teams to pay thier dues. That's why they changed the expansion draft policies. However nothing gives the Colts the right to belittle our up and coming team!!!!!

GO TEXANS, put 35 points on'em and sack forehead 6 or 7 times!!!!

:kingkong:

spurstexanstros
08-12-2010, 11:02 AM
i am hyped about it because My dad , my son and myself will be there. The first game of my season tickets.....ahhhh yeah.

The Pencil Neck
08-12-2010, 11:16 AM
It's called being hungry.

We're hungry. This game is serious and important to us. Hopefully every one of the 16 regular season games this season will be. Hopefully we don't get so amped up for the game that we go in too tight and choke. But we don't want to lose another season opener and we don't want to lose another divisional game.

If they aren't hungry, if they take us for granted, we will beat them so bad that THEY'RE going to have a carry-over that will last for several games and shake their confidence and lead to a next year SB loser type of season.

Just saying.

Dutchrudder
08-12-2010, 11:16 AM
It's a big game for us, but not a big game for Indy. After we make the playoffs 8 seasons in a row, then we can downplay the significance of our openers. For now, every game is our most important game until we make the playoffs.

Double Barrel
08-12-2010, 11:22 AM
A game in week 1 means just as much as a game in week 17 at the end of the season. Add to the fact that it's against a division rival that owns us, and I can see why the franchise and fanbase is putting so much importance on the first game.

If we had won our first game last year, we most likely would have made the playoffs when you see how it played out.

HOU-TEX
08-12-2010, 11:35 AM
Well, start the hype train up. Football season is here!! We get to see the Texans play this Saturday! I dont see how you are not hyped up about all of this. :foottap:

Oh, believe me, I'm friggin ready for football. I'm just not hyped for game 1 yet. I'll know when I start getting hyped, my BP slowly begins to over-power my meds and rise.

hookinreds
08-12-2010, 12:37 PM
I don’t think you can over hype the importance of this game to the Texans and their goals for the season. As some mentioned, this is more than just one game, this one counts 4 fold. 1.) A win for the season. 2.) A win in the AFC South 3.) Taking a win away from the team expected to win the AFC South. 4.) A win against a team that has made us their B**** over the last 16 games. The Colts and the rest of the NFL can think what they want, but for me it’s a pace setter for the remainder of the season. They day we come out and smoke the opening game year after year we can be worried about it being “over hyped”. The fact that Saturday will not be in the line-up doesn’t bring me any tears (no ill will towards Saturday on the injury), as I’m in the mind set of get it done now. Sanders missing another game against us wouldn’t hurt either. I was at the game in Houston last year and felt that we had finally done it…then we blew it. This time we have to do it. We win this game, we are on an even playing field going forward…we lose it, and it’s an uphill battle again. If this season is a time for change, winning this game is a change…losing it is only what everyone else is expecting.

bckey
08-12-2010, 12:57 PM
This is a big game. Like Kubiak says it counts twice. As far as I am concerned it sets the tone for you season.....Hype it up ....hype it up......lets go.....crank it up ...for sure......

Kubiak would know. He has never coached the Texans to a winning division record. He has been owned in our division.

Indy Skinnz
08-12-2010, 01:00 PM
It's called being hungry.

We're hungry. This game is serious and important to us. Hopefully every one of the 16 regular season games this season will be. Hopefully we don't get so amped up for the game that we go in too tight and choke. But we don't want to lose another season opener and we don't want to lose another divisional game.

If they aren't hungry, if they take us for granted, we will beat them so bad that THEY'RE going to have a carry-over that will last for several games and shake their confidence and lead to a next year SB loser type of season.

Just saying.

What have you possibly seen from the Colts to suggest any of that will happen? It is the season opener & division game for Indy too. They will be ready to play. Houston can certainly win but if they do, it will not be due to the Colts overlooking them.

Rey
08-12-2010, 01:06 PM
I'd rather the team be over hyped about the game than under hyped.

In fact, I'd be totally cool with the team taking a Ray Lewis 'super hyped' attitude into every game they play...

I don't understand the concept of a team being over hyped for a football game...Doesn't make much sense to me...

OzzO
08-12-2010, 01:31 PM
"This is not a Must Win. This is a Must ______ Well situation..." :mcnugget:

Fill in the blank. And name the former Texans player who said it.

I will never forget that quote. LOL.

"play" and HWSNBM. Vinny, I, and a few others tend to throw it out there on occasions. By the way - where is Vinny, the season is back.

</thread hijack>

Good - I hope it is hyped up at least on our side. Perhaps that'll get the team and coaches ready to rock it game ONE and not halfway through the season.

MightyTExan
08-12-2010, 01:33 PM
Colts can suck it.

The Pencil Neck
08-12-2010, 01:45 PM
What have you possibly seen from the Colts to suggest any of that will happen? It is the season opener & division game for Indy too. They will be ready to play. Houston can certainly win but if they do, it will not be due to the Colts overlooking them.

Do you understand the word "if"?

houstonspartan
08-12-2010, 01:50 PM
Look, I'm just tired of dropping home openers. Walking up the ramps at Reliant on opening day is electric. Everyone is excited. People are yelling and screaming.

Three hours later...it's like a funeral march walking out.


I'm tired of it. Colts or not, just win on the first day, for pete's sake.

Indy Skinnz
08-12-2010, 02:01 PM
Do you understand the word "if"?

Quite clearly. Question still stands - what is there to suggest Colts overlooking the Texans will/may happen?

Battle Red Flash
08-12-2010, 02:20 PM
Well, I think we must at least split with the Colts for confidence sake. So that means winning here is very important.
It is a huge game and can't be over hyped

infantrycak
08-12-2010, 02:34 PM
Quite clearly. Question still stands - what is there to suggest Colts overlooking the Texans will/may happen?

I don't think the Colts and particularly Manning will overlook the Texans at all. If anything, I'd say this anonymous chatter is nervousness.

The Pencil Neck
08-12-2010, 02:49 PM
Quite clearly. Question still stands - what is there to suggest Colts overlooking the Texans will/may happen?

If you understood that I said "if", then you'd understand why your question is invalid. I didn't say that the Colts WERE overlooking us. I didn't even say that they MAY overlook us, I said IF they overlook us.

An anonymous Colt source said that the Texans were placing too much emphasis on our season opener. Let's replay that in case you missed it:


"It's like the most important game in the history of their franchise, from what we're hearing out of there,'' one Colts veteran told Peter King of Si.com. "They might be putting a little too much emphasis on it.''


We think we're a much better team this year. We want to make the playoffs for the first time in our history. We're 1-15 against the Colts and last season, we were 1-5 against divisional opponents and we just missed the playoffs.

This is a very important game for us. We're very hungry. And if the Colts don't take the game seriously and if the Colts have that laissez faire attitude toward the season, then maybe this is their year to go down because they're not hungry enough.

Now, I ask you the same question, what is there to suggest that the Colts aren't overlooking us? Just because you've gotten used to them always winning?

DexmanC
08-12-2010, 02:52 PM
From what I've seen, the Colts do NOT want the Texans to truly BELIEVE
they are on "equal" footing. If the Texans do win against the Colts, they
will have EARNED it. After the Texans beat the Colts in 2006, the
look on Manning's face told a lot. They went on the win the Superbowl
after not having lost another game.

Last season, when the Texans took a 24-0 lead on the Colts, Manning
had the same look on his face, and they came back to stomp the Texans
34-27. This team's maturity level definitely will be tested in Game 1. The
Texans have the talent to play with the Colts, but have yet to prove
the maturity of a contender is there.

THAT is what I want to see.

Indy Skinnz
08-12-2010, 03:17 PM
If you understood that I said "if", then you'd understand why your question is invalid. I didn't say that the Colts WERE overlooking us. I didn't even say that they MAY overlook us, I said IF they overlook us.

An anonymous Colt source said that the Texans were placing too much emphasis on our season opener. Let's replay that in case you missed it:



We think we're a much better team this year. We want to make the playoffs for the first time in our history. We're 1-15 against the Colts and last season, we were 1-5 against divisional opponents and we just missed the playoffs.

This is a very important game for us. We're very hungry. And if the Colts don't take the game seriously and if the Colts have that laissez faire attitude toward the season, then maybe this is their year to go down because they're not hungry enough.

Now, I ask you the same question, what is there to suggest that the Colts aren't overlooking us? Just because you've gotten used to them always winning?

OK - let me re-phrase and not ask it as a question but simply offer this statement. There is absolutely nothing to suggest the Colts will overlook the Texans. They have obviously played in many games in the Manning era against teams of varying skill levels and won the vast majority of those games. It does not matter if it is a big game or not and I don't believe a team has that success by overlooking any opponent. Their leadership will not allow them to overlook anyone, particularly a division opponent on opening day in a hostile environment. The Colts will, to a man, know they have to play at their best to win.

The Pencil Neck
08-12-2010, 03:25 PM
OK - let me re-phrase and not ask it as a question but simply offer this statement. There is absolutely nothing to suggest the Colts will overlook the Texans. They have obviously played in many games in the Manning era against teams of varying skill levels and won the vast majority of those games. It does not matter if it is a big game or not and I don't believe a team has that success by overlooking any opponent. Their leadership will not allow them to overlook anyone, particularly a division opponent on opening day in a hostile environment. The Colts will, to a man, know they have to play at their best to win.

And I am totally fine with that. I really wouldn't expect anything less from them. (Although honestly, I hope you guys fall apart. :) )

I just don't think that it's bad that we're looking at the first game of the season as an important game for our season which is what the Colt in the quote seemed to be indicating.

WWJD
08-12-2010, 03:26 PM
This isn't Chad and Terrell coming in opening day wondering how many closeups they'll get or if their Sharpies have plenty of ink..this is Peyton Manning and he KNOWS what the Texans are capable of.

I absolutely agree that they won't overlook the Texans; that they respect the Texans and they know they'll have to play their best to win.

Brandon420tx
08-12-2010, 03:41 PM
Opening games aren't important???
We win against the jets last year and we're in the playoffs no questions asked

Indy Skinnz
08-12-2010, 03:42 PM
And I am totally fine with that. I really wouldn't expect anything less from them. (Although honestly, I hope you guys fall apart. :) )

I just don't think that it's bad that we're looking at the first game of the season as an important game for our season which is what the Colt in the quote seemed to be indicating.

It is an important game for both teams. I think everyone recognizes that - even the Colt player quoted by Peter King. Ultimately what the Colt player was suggesting is that there will be football to played on Sept 19th too.

Grforces
08-12-2010, 03:52 PM
I started thinking, what does it mean if we win because the game is so hyped, what does it mean if we lose? Over thinking it is dangerous in itself. The game has so much hype because it means that much. The season starts week 1. To get to week 2 we have to get through the colts. So I don't care what happens in week 2 till we get to week 2.

houstonspartan
08-12-2010, 04:02 PM
From what I've seen, the Colts do NOT want the Texans to truly BELIEVE
they are on "equal" footing. If the Texans do win against the Colts, they
will have EARNED it. After the Texans beat the Colts in 2006, the
look on Manning's face told a lot. They went on the win the Superbowl
after not having lost another game.

Last season, when the Texans took a 24-0 lead on the Colts, Manning
had the same look on his face, and they came back to stomp the Texans
34-27. This team's maturity level definitely will be tested in Game 1. The
Texans have the talent to play with the Colts, but have yet to prove
the maturity of a contender is there.

THAT is what I want to see.


Exactly

Trail.Blazr
08-12-2010, 04:04 PM
I started thinking, what does it mean if we win because the game is so hyped, what does it mean if we lose? Over thinking it is dangerous in itself. The game has so much hype because it means that much. The season starts week 1. To get to week 2 we have to get through the colts. So I don't care what happens in week 2 till we get to week 2.

Similar approach/concept Brian Billick used in the Raven's championship season... One week at a time.

The article makes a mockery of hyping this game, which I would get if the Colts game was week 2 or 3, but for the season opener, I think most would agree it's trivial for the Colts to think much of Houston making a fuss about week 1.

thunderkyss
08-12-2010, 04:11 PM
Last season, when the Texans took a 24-0 lead on the Colts, Manning
had the same look on his face, and they came back to stomp the Texans
34-27.

I don't know if we ever got to 24-0. I think we sputtered on our third scoring attemtp, and went up 17-0. They came back and scored a TD I think, we scored again, just before the half, 20-7 at the half I think.

Final score 35-27 Colts.

But other than that, your post is spot on.

Just Confirmed with Play by Play (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2009112903/2009/REG12/colts@texans#tab:analyze/analyze-channels:cat-post-playbyplay)

The Pencil Neck
08-12-2010, 04:34 PM
I don't know if we ever got to 24-0. I think we sputtered on our third scoring attemtp, and went up 17-0. They came back and scored a TD I think, we scored again, just before the half, 20-7 at the half I think.

Final score 35-27 Colts.

But other than that, your post is spot on.

Just Confirmed with Play by Play (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2009112903/2009/REG12/colts@texans#tab:analyze/analyze-channels:cat-post-playbyplay)

Yeah. He was on a roll, I wasn't going to spoil that with the actual score.

Mr teX
08-12-2010, 04:44 PM
It's overhyped..

Norg
08-12-2010, 05:05 PM
They better be hyped ths is a divison home game take care of your biz nizz

I bet tho if we like tottaly kill the colts like 37 to 6. Iam sure it will be talked about for a few days on tv and the Internet

thunderkyss
08-12-2010, 06:34 PM
They better be hyped ths is a divison home game take care of your biz nizz

I bet tho if we like tottaly kill the colts like 37 to 6. Iam sure it will be talked about for a few days on tv and the Internet

By us, I'm sure.

:kitten:

Texas T
08-12-2010, 08:04 PM
Opening games aren't important???
We win against the jets last year and we're in the playoffs no questions asked

This.
It's gonna suck if we are sitting there crossing fingers that another team looses at the end of the season again-thinking if only...

That being said I have faith that all we'll be doing at the end of the last regular season game is gearing up for our first Playoff game.

SUPERBOWL!!

Thorn
08-12-2010, 08:50 PM
Mind games.......


they are already starting.....

C Madd
08-12-2010, 10:03 PM
By us, I'm sure.

:kitten:

Good enough for me!

Hervoyel
08-13-2010, 05:14 PM
I'm just going to say this. It's time to win and I can't imagine the Texans don't know that. Frankly I don't care how much or how little "hype" the game carries with it. I just require that the Texans win it. Win it by 3 points or win it by 21 points. I don't care. I need a bunch of "W" against the Colts and it's time to start making it happen.

This has to end. They own us lock, stock, and barrell and if we don't change it starting with this game I fear they always will. Enough is enough.

DexmanC
08-13-2010, 07:00 PM
Last year, the National Media was talking up the Texans as
a shoo-in to defeat the Jets on opening day. "Playoffs or Bust"
was the slogan. Rookie head coach. Rookie quarterback.

When the clock struck 0:00 in the 4th quarter, Reliant Stadium
was booing its home team off the field. Best Buy sold so many
televisions the following week, it was damn-near a record.

During the first 12 games, EVERY team is fighting for its playoff life.
The Texans seem to take about 12 games to hit stride.

Start of 2007 Season: 5-7 (3-1 finish)
Start of 2008 Season: 5-7 (3-1 finish)
Start of 2009 Season: 5-7 (4-0 finish)

Once they improve their record over "The First Twelve"
I'll be a believer they've "taken the next step." The
Texans can NOT afford to sleepwalk for weeks-on-end
before they "get" it.

Who do we face over the 1st 12?
1. Colts
2. Redskins (Haynesworth)
3. Cowboys
4. Raiders
5. Giants
6. Chiefs
7. Colts
8. Chargers
9. Jags
10. Jets
11. Titans
12. Eagles

Barely a creampuff in this. EVERY team on this list will be BRINGIN' it, because nothing
will have been settled. They won't be resting starters, or switching their key players
in-and-out to give us a chance. The Texans have to WIN these games to make
post season.

ObsiWan
08-14-2010, 02:33 PM
2010 curse of the superbowl loser starts here.

I hope you're right!

J_R
08-19-2010, 05:50 PM
Pollard responds, well sorta.



Some players on the Colts think the Texans are getting a little too fired up (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/11/colts-think-texans-are-too-hyped-for-opener/) about the teams' Week One meeting. Texans safety Bernard Pollard (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=3700) has heard that the Colts feel that way, and he's fired up about it.

"I couldn't care less what they have to say (http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/26292/pollard-on-colts-we-havent-punched-back)," Pollard said of the Colts. "We know and understand everybody is entitled to their opinion. Nobody determines what the Houston Texans do. We understand people are not going to give us respect. We are going to take it then. We know and understand that teams don't respect us. We know and understand that some fans don't respect us, some people feel like they're going to give us six wins. No, no, no, no. I promise you, we're going to show you a different team."

Pollard also suggested that the Texans have been showing too much deference to the Colts, and especially to the Colts' quarterback.

"Peyton Manning (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=1493) is a great quarterback, everybody understands what he brings to the game, we know and understand what he brings to the organization," Pollard said. "But they've dominated [us] for eight to 10 years. It's our turn to step up. We've been getting punched by them and we haven't punched back."

...


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/19/texans-bernard-pollard-wants-to-punch-back-at-peyton-manning/


The Houston Texans (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/hou/houston-texans) get the team they are chasing as their first opponent, with Indianapolis visiting Reliant Stadium on Sept. 12.

But safety Bernard Pollard (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9640) resents the idea that the Texans, who are 1-15 against the Colts all-time, have put too much of a premium (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/peter_king/08/11/colts.postcard/index.html) on that game.
“Peyton Manning is a great quarterback, everybody understands what he brings to the game, we know and understand what he brings to the organization. But they’ve dominated [us] for eight to 10 years. It’s our turn to step up. We’ve been getting punched by them and we haven’t punched back. We’ve been on top but lost the fight. But this year is a new year…

“I couldn’t care less what they have to say. We know and understand everybody is entitled to their opinion. Nobody determines what the Houston Texans do. We understand people are not going to give us respect. We are going to take it then. We know and understand that teams don’t respect us. We know and understand that some fans don’t respect us, some people feel like they’re going to give us six wins. No, no, no, no. I promise you, we’re going to show you a different team.

“We’re excited. Who’s not going to be excited about football? We open up Week 1 at home, and the Colts just happen to be our opponent when everyone is talking about how tough our schedule is. We couldn’t care less. This is our year and we’re going to play football.”
That’s all reasonable. If you’re a Texans backer, or even if you’re not, it’s what you’d expect the Texans to say.

Pollard wouldn’t travel with me to a hypothetical time when the Texans might be dealing with a loss in that first game. But his tone suggested that if things somehow don’t pan out as he and his team expect, he’s not worried that the Texans will crumble with 15 more to play.

And that’s the lone concern here, that if they lose they don’t feel as if they just lost their Super Bowl.


http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/26292/pollard-on-colts-we-havent-punched-back

C Madd
08-19-2010, 06:03 PM
Man, I love me some Bernard Pollard.

jaayteetx
08-19-2010, 06:04 PM
Man, I love me some Bernard Pollard.

Dito, fast becoming my 2nd fav Texan.

DexmanC
08-19-2010, 06:16 PM
Man, I love me some Bernard Pollard.

He doesn't seem like the next Will Demps.com, but you never know.

Pollard does appear to have more talent, and DEFINITELY the mouth.
I think I'll make a GIF of him roaming the backfield, jawjacking, after he smashed
Tim Hightower.

Maddict5
08-19-2010, 06:28 PM
He doesn't seem like the next Will Demps.com, but you never know.

Pollard does appear to have more talent, and DEFINITELY the mouth.
I think I'll make a GIF of him roaming the backfield, jawjacking, after he smashed
Tim Hightower.

demos only seemed good because he was average and a solid hitter and that was a huge upgrade over brandon harrison :puke:

Demps didnt make any of the plays that pollard made last yr. plus pollard is still like only 25 so hes plenty of good yrs in him yet. im not worried bout any fall off with him

C Madd
08-19-2010, 06:44 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/corymaddox/pollard3.png:wild:

Hervoyel
08-19-2010, 07:55 PM
Man, I love me some Bernard Pollard.

Pollard is that asset you acquire because somebody else screwed up and let him get away. He's the perfect catalyst for what we have here in Houston with the Texans. His arriving at the same time that we landed Cushing and while Mario & DeMeco are still young was fortunate indeed. Between the four of them you have at least one position with a clear leader in each level of our defense (and a two-headed monster at LB with Ryans & Cushing, there lies our true strength)

If Amobi Okoye ever finds the game the Texans thought he had and Kareem Jackson pans out we could very easily be looking at an elite defense for years to come.

But Pollard is special. How the Chiefs ever let that man go I will never understand. He stands out like a diamond in a goats ass.

Lucky
08-19-2010, 08:00 PM
But Pollard is special. How the Chiefs ever let that man go I will never understand. He stands out like a diamond in a goats ass.
Pollard has the type of personality that if he's not happy with the direction of the organization, he'll let everyone know it. There's a fine line between locker room leader and locker room cancer. Pollard needs to stay a happy believer.

thunderkyss
08-19-2010, 09:25 PM
Pollard has the type of personality that if he's not happy with the direction of the organization, he'll let everyone know it. There's a fine line between locker room leader and locker room cancer. Pollard needs to stay a happy believer.

So basically you are saying if Pollard wasn't happy with what Kubiak is doing, he would let us know?

Hervoyel
08-19-2010, 10:00 PM
Gary would tell us all at his next press conference how Pollard knocked the piss out of him after practice. He'd tell us how Pollard was a "tough kid" and brought "swagger" to the team. Then he'd excuse himself and ask for a towel.