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El Tejano
09-13-2010, 12:42 AM
I heard a noise and so I went behind it and saw The Houston Texans whipping the snot out of the colts.


Seriously I was happy to see us not only win this game but pretty much take control from the beginning to the end. I liked seeing our teams mental fortitude throughout the game, especially in the 2nd half.

This wasn't one of Matt Schaub's better statisitic days but you can tell he was just happy for the win. I'm looking for him to "bounce back" next week. I know this is going to sound weird but I was kind of happy he threw the pick. I felt that if we went up 16-0 or 20-0, we would've been preparing for another epic Houston record day of come from behind defeat. I think it kept our defense in the game and I think it made Kubiak figure another way to win.

Which by the way. Kudos to Kubes because he looked like he had this team prepared to win.

Arian Foster was tremendous. My favorite play he made was when he didn't get the first down on 3rd and 2. He noticed he didn't convert, and then looked at Kubes and pointed forward as to say "hey, I can get the first down." Other than Andre and Matt Schaub two years ago against Miami, I don't recall a player ever putting the team on their shoulders and willing us to victory like Arian displayed at that moment. Then he converts the 3rd down and then punches it in himself. He actually allowed for Schaub to only throw 3 times in the 2nd half.

On defense, this is the first game save for the Denver Thurs night game in 07 that I felt Mario played like the DE he is capable of being.

Bernard Pollard let me know vocally that he plays the game the way I feel during game day. I will say he didn't do a great job in coverage today but I'm sure he will see that and make it happen next week. He did help cause the turnover so I will lay off but while I'm at it....I hate seeing the replay because it looks as if he began celebrating too early when he should've beenn looking to block because Quin had a pretty good lane after he recovered the ball.

I also want to say that Kubiak showed up to this game. I don't know what was said at halftime but to see us come out and run the ball 9 straight times, 10 overall, for a total of 49 yards was sending a message to not only the colts but even to our team - we are going to be a physical team. I also liked how he didn't take his foot off the pedal that was working for us. He just kept running it down their throats even when everybody knew we were going to run it. Imagine what can happen if Slaton gets his head out of his butt and Derrick Ward can grasp the offense.

I'm bumbed about Barwin because we looked exotic when he was in on D. However for us to continue getting the pressure even with him gone was phenomenal. I can't wait to see what happens when Cushing comes back!!!!!!

hradhak
09-13-2010, 04:01 AM
Mario just played out of his mind. The box score is only gonna give him one sack, but most of Peyton's incompletions had something to do with Mario being all over him. At one point in the 4th, Peyton was laying face down and didn't get up for about 30 seconds. No team has done that to him.

I was really disappointed with the secondary. I realize they're young, but they had some huge opportunities to step up. Kareem Jackson got abused. BP was hitting hard but he needs to do more in coverage.

I expected our run game to get better now that Foster is on top, but I never expected this kind of performance.

What amazes me about this game is that Kubiak clearly came in with a game plan, and we executed it to a 'T'. Everyone knows how to beat the Colts, but it's damn hard to execute. We came in, put pressure on Manning, and ran the ball down their throats and destroyed them. If we can find the breaks in every team's armor, we should be winning a lot of games this season.

BigBull17
09-13-2010, 07:41 AM
Mario just played out of his mind. The box score is only gonna give him one sack, but most of Peyton's incompletions had something to do with Mario being all over him. At one point in the 4th, Peyton was laying face down and didn't get up for about 30 seconds. No team has done that to him.

I was really disappointed with the secondary. I realize they're young, but they had some huge opportunities to step up. Kareem Jackson got abused. BP was hitting hard but he needs to do more in coverage.

I expected our run game to get better now that Foster is on top, but I never expected this kind of performance.

What amazes me about this game is that Kubiak clearly came in with a game plan, and we executed it to a 'T'. Everyone knows how to beat the Colts, but it's damn hard to execute. We came in, put pressure on Manning, and ran the ball down their throats and destroyed them. If we can find the breaks in every team's armor, we should be winning a lot of games this season.

Jackson made mistakes but also made a few plays. Same with all the DB's. McCain played brilliant, IMO. I thought that Manning made a lot of good throws into some small windows. The Wayne TD was one only those two could pull off. They aren't great yet, or even good, but they showed flashes and I think will be better in time.

BTW, the guy who flattened Manning was A Smith. He kidney punched him.

hradhak
09-13-2010, 08:14 AM
BTW, the guy who flattened Manning was A Smith. He kidney punched him.

My mistake. I hope Manning pees blood for a week :ahhaha:

DexmanC
09-13-2010, 08:19 AM
I gotta GIF Manning daydreaming on the ground. That was incredible.
NOBODY does that to him!

HTown2ATX
09-13-2010, 08:23 AM
When he was laying on the groung I turned to my buddy and said "Uh, I think we just broke manning." I was actually worried...I thought we killed him...literally......that was assault!!!

:hurrah:

hradhak
09-13-2010, 08:28 AM
After watching the replay, I'm really surprised Ed Hercules didn't call any roughing the passer. Ed usually gives Peyton massive fanboy loving, and Mario and Antoine were bringing the wood on almost every play.

I have a feeling we took at least 2 years off the end of Manning's career with that game:hurrah:

El Tejano
09-13-2010, 09:37 AM
After watching the replay, I'm really surprised Ed Hercules didn't call any roughing the passer. Ed usually gives Peyton massive fanboy loving, and Mario and Antoine were bringing the wood on almost every play.

I have a feeling we took at least 2 years off the end of Manning's career with that game:hurrah:

I know. However, I hate to disagree with everyone on here but I have to. We didn't hurt Manning at all. He was faking to try and draw the flag. If you noticed, he got up pretty easily and went on to chuck the ball very well still.

Houston_Fanatic
09-13-2010, 10:14 AM
I know. However, I hate to disagree with everyone on here but I have to. We didn't hurt Manning at all. He was faking to try and draw the flag. If you noticed, he got up pretty easily and went on to chuck the ball very well still.

I don't doubt that he would try to fake it to draw a flag......

However..... the fact that he was getting hit so hard that he needed to do that tickled the @@&^&* outta me!

No doubt Manning was feeling the pain - it wasn't just the look of frustration on his face when he was sitting on the sidelines - he looked like he was in pain...... SWEEEETTTT.... he'll be hearing footsteps when we come into their house Nov 1 on MNF.

TexanBacker93
09-13-2010, 10:18 AM
I loved the 2nd TD by Foster. Bullitt had the angle and it looked like it would be 1st and goal. Instead, Foster dips that shoulder and runs through Bullitt to make it 27-10.