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GP
09-24-2010, 12:21 AM
Thiesman, Sharpe, and Billick agree that the ability to run OR pass--and the weapons we have--will be too much for the Cowboys to handle.

I did a transcript on it:

Sharpe: Joe, everybody talks about Schaub throwing it to Andre Johnson, but he's got another guy out there.

Joe: Yeah, I like to call him "The Other Guy." Kevin Walter. He's the other guy on the other side of Andre Johnson. And he gives Matt Schaub a viable place to go with the football if he [Schaub] can't get it to the big guy. Watch how he pushes DeAngelo Hall up the field, then turns out to the sideline, keeping that speed up as he turns out, and Matt puts the ball right on the money. (result of play: 23 yard completion on the immortal DeAngelo Hall).

Joe, again: Now watch Walter set up this play. This is just picture perfect from the wide receiver (Two WR set, with AJ and Walter. Leach and Foster in backfield) Knowing where you want to go, he runs right at Carlos Rogers, forcing him to widen a little bit, Owen Daniels comes across the middle takes his defender out of the play, gives Schaub a beautiful opportunity to hang the ball in the middle of the field. Walter goes and makes a big play. Big gain.

Joe, again: It's that kind of "compliment" that every team SHOULD have, but very few have. And that's why I like the Texans.

Billick: Ok, so we'll stop your running game. (Sharpe nods "OK") We're gonna' roll up and take away Andre Johnson (Sharpe says "Sure."). Oh, and you're gonna' try to put a guy on Kevin Walter and stop him (Joe nods his head). But now you still have a problem because you have a very good tight end in Owen Daniels--A real comfort zone for Matt Schaub. Tight End is a position where you can get a lot of efficiency out of your passing game. They move Owen Daniels all over the place, he'll get on the hip of the other tight end. He'll motion all the way out to a three WR set. He gives you a lot of flexibility.

Billick, again: Defensively, you can stop anything you want. The question then becomes 'What price shall I pay if I stop THIS part of your offense?' Do you have the other half to hurt me? The Texans have lots of other assets to hurt you.

Sharpe: Note to the Dallas Cowboys: You have an opportunity in this football game. Tony Romo and his offense, especially, because you're going to face the worst pass defense we have in football: The Houston Texans. They give up yards by the mile, but they're 2-0. They have a way to get to your quarterback in a guy named Mario Williams...who is starting to become DOMINANT. He gets after your QB (shows clip of sacking McNabb) He's relentless.

Sharpe again: I'm not saying his Reggie White, just yet, but he is headed that way. They move him around, they get him...whoever your worst offensive lineman is, you're gonna' know at the end of this football game because Mario Williams is going to be lined up over him. We all like the Texans, which means we're gonna' send the Cowboys to 0-3

:wadepalm:

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As reported in another thread, Schaub and Mario will be in a special interview airing Sunday morning at 8 a.m. CENTRAL Time on NFL Network.

Hookem Horns
09-24-2010, 12:25 AM
I am not liking all of these guys picking us. Even Randy Galloway. Not only did Randy Galloway pick the Texans to beat Dallas, he also said he thinks they are going to WIN the Super Bowl.

http://kilt.cbslocal.com/2010/09/23/randy-galloway-on-the-odd-couple-show/

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_67yscMG6Qmg/TIZOmTfF2JI/AAAAAAAAA-Q/m-Z0Y-0gzYQ/s320/facepalm013.jpg

houstonspartan
09-24-2010, 12:31 AM
So the rest of the country has finally discovered that Matt Schaub has 9,000 weapons? Our offense has been damn near unstoppable for a couple of years now.

I'm a bit concerned that they've all chosen us, however.

brakos82
09-24-2010, 12:31 AM
Well, for once, it's time to prove them right. :kingkong:

Ryan
09-24-2010, 12:32 AM
If it means anything, all of the playbook guys unanimously picked us in both the colts and skins game.

GP
09-24-2010, 12:44 AM
I think what we have going on here...is this:

The Texans, as a whole team, are now arriving into their own. Before, it was Schaub and AJ and Daniels and Anderson and Walter. Maybe Winston can be included. On the defense, you had Ryans and Pollard, and Cushing came along last season. Mario has jumped up a notch, too.

But NOW? Now I think the whole team has absorbed that attitude. They sorta' figured out that they can go out there and play with anybody, much to the credit of those guys I just mentioned. Once the other "role players" figured out that they had leaders around them who were not going to let up and back down, they have come together and have raised their game.

The whole thing is feeding itself. There's two teams right now who have this sort of attitude: The Texans and the Saints. These two teams are on a whole other level right now, IMO. Even when it looked like the 9ers were going to win, the Saints just refused to allow it.

If the Texans put the Cowboys away this Sunday, you guys haven't seen anything yet. It's going to get stoooopid in the sports media. I'm talking people on the sports shows are going to be saying how they have always felt the Texans were going to end up like this at some point.

Revisionist history is going to make us puke. Just gotta' hope we put the Boys away. Then it's one more game before Cushing returns to unleash HELL on opposing offenses in week 5. If we get 3-1 going into week 5...I will be fine.

I just hope the 1 loss is not the Cowboys. Squashing them in the preseason and then again in week 3 will be an early Christmas gift in my eyes.

brakos82
09-24-2010, 12:49 AM
Yeah, but if we lose to the Raiders, that's just embarassing. :user:

houstonspartan
09-24-2010, 12:58 AM
I think what we have going on here...is this:

The Texans, as a whole team, are now arriving into their own. Before, it was Schaub and AJ and Daniels and Anderson and Walter. Maybe Winston can be included. On the defense, you had Ryans and Pollard, and Cushing came along last season. Mario has jumped up a notch, too.

But NOW? Now I think the whole team has absorbed that attitude. They sorta' figured out that they can go out there and play with anybody, much to the credit of those guys I just mentioned. Once the other "role players" figured out that they had leaders around them who were not going to let up and back down, they have come together and have raised their game.

The whole thing is feeding itself. There's two teams right now who have this sort of attitude: The Texans and the Saints. These two teams are on a whole other level right now, IMO. Even when it looked like the 9ers were going to win, the Saints just refused to allow it.

If the Texans put the Cowboys away this Sunday, you guys haven't seen anything yet. It's going to get stoooopid in the sports media. I'm talking people on the sports shows are going to be saying how they have always felt the Texans were going to end up like this at some point.

Revisionist history is going to make us puke. Just gotta' hope we put the Boys away. Then it's one more game before Cushing returns to unleash HELL on opposing offenses in week 5. If we get 3-1 going into week 5...I will be fine.

I just hope the 1 loss is not the Cowboys. Squashing them in the preseason and then again in week 3 will be an early Christmas gift in my eyes.

I was telling someone just yesterday about how it's weird how this team has most of the same players as last year, but it seems like a totally different team.

Something has happened to this team. I don't know what, but there has been a huge metamorphisis from last year. It's like having a kid, and then suddenly one day that kid is a grown man.

GNTLEWOLF
09-24-2010, 01:07 AM
While I am really pleased about all the media attention and new fans who "have been a fan since the beginning and knew the Texans were going to be great", I feel a little anxiety about Sunday's game. I have a feeling the Cowboys aren't just gonna roll over so a new king can be crowned in Texas. I don't think anybody has told them this is supposed to be their funeral dirge and our coming out party. I hope we don't get embarrassed.
On the other hand, Everything that I have read coming from the players seems to indicate they look at this game as just another game and they are all business about it. It sounds like nobody on the Texans team is taking the outcome for granted.
After Sunday I hope it is Wade who is doing this:wadepalm: and not Kubiak

Kulluminatii
09-24-2010, 01:43 AM
Yeah, but if we lose to the Raiders, that's just embarassing. :user:

I probably wouldn't ever let you guys live that one down if the mighty Texans were to fall to the Raiders :D.

brakos82
09-24-2010, 02:01 AM
I probably wouldn't ever let you guys live that one down if the mighty Texans were to fall to the Raiders :D.

No, I don't think you would either. :lion:

TexansSeminole
09-24-2010, 02:43 AM
Regardless of the hype, we haven't accomplished anything yet. It's 1/8th into a season and anything can happen. If we are a good team we will put these Cowbyos at 0-3. The Cowboys have been completely inept in every aspect of the game since game 1 preseason. We can not let them get their game back, if they even have one left. This is the worst Cowboys team I have seen in awhile.

We have some injuries that we are still trying to cope with. Barwin still needs a viable replacement, although Nading has been serviceable to this point. I just wonder how long he can last without getting exposed. Brown is now out for 4 weeks, so Butler or someone is going to have to step up. There is always the potential for more injures.

The good news is that Cushing will be back pretty soon. I think we have done a pretty good job in rush defense without one of our best players.

Grams
09-24-2010, 06:27 AM
I think the game against the Patriots started the attitude. I think winning that game made them aware that they can beat anyone. We didn't get much media over the win as it was the last game of the season and the media was about the playoffs.

But it looks like the media did notice and after we beat the Colts, more people noticed. I thought we might have a let-down against the Skins. It looked like in the first half that maybe we did, But there is obviously no quit in these guys this year.

This game scares me a little bit - could be because in the back of my mind is the constant media over-hype about the Boys. The Cowgirls will either get it together and play well or they will continue to implode.

Hopefully our guys are taking this game very seriously and will push the Cowgirls over the preverbial edge no matter how the good/bad the Girls play.

Seņor Stan
09-24-2010, 08:05 AM
The Cowboys have their backs against the wall and CANNOT start the season 0-3.

Sincerely,

The Cowboys have their backs against the wall and CANNOT start the season 0-2.

hradhak
09-24-2010, 08:09 AM
The Cowboys have been inept for much of this season, but they have talent that is dangerous. We can't let up in this game because ineptitude can turn into smooth play at any time.

gtexan02
09-24-2010, 08:10 AM
Funny thing is, if we lose to the Cowboys, they will probably jump off our bandwagon and pick the Raiders

Thorn
09-24-2010, 08:42 AM
I probably wouldn't ever let you guys live that one down if the mighty Texans were to fall to the Raiders :D.

LOL. I wouldn't either if I was you.

BigBull17
09-24-2010, 08:51 AM
While I am really pleased about all the media attention and new fans who "have been a fan since the beginning and knew the Texans were going to be great", I feel a little anxiety about Sunday's game. I have a feeling the Cowboys aren't just gonna roll over so a new king can be crowned in Texas. I don't think anybody has told them this is supposed to be their funeral dirge and our coming out party. I hope we don't get embarrassed.
On the other hand, Everything that I have read coming from the players seems to indicate they look at this game as just another game and they are all business about it. It sounds like nobody on the Texans team is taking the outcome for granted.
After Sunday I hope it is Wade who is doing this:wadepalm: and not Kubiak

I had a bad feeling till a few days ago. I just got a reverse. A really good feeling about Sunday.

b0ng
09-24-2010, 09:09 AM
I probably wouldn't ever let you guys live that one down if the mighty Texans were to fall to the Raiders :D.

It's already happened in the last few years. And that was when J-Marc was the (literally) big man on the team.

TexansBlood
09-24-2010, 09:33 AM
It's gonna be a good tough game but we will come out with the win, book it!

GP
09-24-2010, 09:43 AM
If our secondary plays soft zone on the Cowboys WRs, it's going to be muy malo (very bad).

You can't let the Cowboys WRs get space and separation. Romo is even better at scrambling than McNabb (due to the younger age).

We have to find a way to do everything right on defense.

SteveDeberg
09-24-2010, 09:53 AM
If we had Brian Cushing and Brown for this game I would not be worried at all. As much as any of us may despise the cowdivas they do have talent and can play very well when they get their stuff together. Lets hope that not this week.

cuppacoffee
09-24-2010, 10:12 AM
If our secondary plays soft zone on the Cowboys WRs, it's going to be muy malo (very bad).

You can't let the Cowboys WRs get space and separation. Romo is even better at scrambling than McNabb (due to the younger age).

We have to find a way to do everything right on defense.


Jerruh is going to 'showcase' Bryant to try to prove to everyone how smart a gm he is.

I am a hard sell, I'll believe our press clippings at the end of the year.

Upside, my son bought tickets for us for my birthday so I will be there helping you guys cheer the team on.

Anyplace to set up a grill on the maroon lot?

:coffee:

Jeff S.
09-24-2010, 10:24 AM
I probably wouldn't ever let you guys live that one down if the mighty Texans were to fall to the Raiders :D.

If the price of beating the Cowboys is losing to the Raiders for a 3-1 record, I'll take that in an instant, hellz yeah!

mattieuk
09-24-2010, 10:25 AM
Thanks for the transcription, must spread rep though.

I hope that Kubes realises whats going on in the media, and gets the players to ignore it. We're being set up for a fall IMO...a couple of loses, its going to be giggles and "normal service resumed in Houston", and all that crap.

Texan_Bill
09-24-2010, 10:28 AM
OUCH!! We lose.....

Seriously, whenever these hacks jump on our sack, we have a history of stinking it up!!

Ryan
09-24-2010, 10:37 AM
OUCH!! We lose.....

Seriously, whenever these hacks jump on our sack, we have a history of stinking it up!!

they ALL picked us in week 1 and 2 and it worked well.

Texan_Bill
09-24-2010, 10:42 AM
they ALL picked us in week 1 and 2 and it worked well.

Not to be Bob Bummer

http://mikechristie.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/bobbummer.jpg

but I don't have, nor have I had a good feeling about this week. That said, the more the hacks jump on our sack, the more worried I am.

Ryan
09-24-2010, 10:46 AM
I have had a good feeling about this game from the beginning. The Skins game scared me alot more due to following up statement wins with suckage.

Mike Kerns
09-24-2010, 10:55 AM
Wait, so you guys get upset when we don't "get respect" from media outlets, and now that we're getting it you don't like it?

:um:

Texan_Bill
09-24-2010, 11:15 AM
Wait, so you guys get upset when we don't "get respect" from media outlets, and now that we're getting it you don't like it?

:um:

Whoever said we don't like respect??? What we, or at least I am saying is that whenever the hacks jump on our sacks, we have stunk it up... That's all. Should the Texans *holds breath* lose Sunday, it will turn into, well....... the typical ********!!!

GP
09-24-2010, 11:22 AM
Jerruh is going to 'showcase' Bryant to try to prove to everyone how smart a gm he is.

I am a hard sell, I'll believe our press clippings at the end of the year.

Upside, my son bought tickets for us for my birthday so I will be there helping you guys cheer the team on.

Anyplace to set up a grill on the maroon lot?

:coffee:

I agree with the wait-and-see outlook you have.

I think it's fun that we've had two weeks of good reviews by the analysts. It's like finally sipping cold water after being thirsty for so long. Beating the Colts, right from game 1 of the season, and then coming back and winning in OT vs. Skins, has really helped the national image of the team.

I think it's also made us Texans fans perk up and feel good, too.

I think we will be no worse than 3-1 when Cushing returns. If so, or if we are 4-0, I will be happy.

Second Honeymoon
09-24-2010, 11:22 AM
We get plenty of respect and if we lose Sunday, it won't be the end of the world....as long as they beat Oakland. Anyone would have taken 3-1 before the season considering we lost Cushing due to PED violations.

However, if we lose to Dallas and then follow that up with a stinker in Oakland, well things will get back to normal around here real quick.

I like it the way it is myself. I like it when you can be optimistic about your team and not feel the inevitable s**t sandwich isn't right around the corner. Nothing better than turning on Sportscenter or NFLN on Monday morning and hearing all the hype and praise for your team. I can even stomach reading the Chronicle on those days. This week has been a great week at work, at home, and at the ballpark. It has been awesome and it all started Sunday afternoon in our nation's capital. Thanks AJ and Matt...and thanks to the meanest dog of the group, Mr. Pollard....you are a godsend. That blocked field goal showed me all I need to know about you. You hate losing and it shows. keep those dogs barking and eating gunpowder.

Hopefully, the Texans will play up to the challenge and sink the Pokes season for the first time in history. We already got one of their coaches fired with 19-10. Everyone knew Campo was dead man walking after that embarassment, but Wade could be dead man walking as early as 3pm CST this coming Sunday. I like Wade and think he is a pretty good coach, but not for the Cowboys. he doesn't have the energy and fire that you need to be coach of the Pokes. He is just too much like his dad was, and he doesn't even half a 1/4 of the charisma and charm that old Bum had.