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SAMURAITEXAN
10-24-2011, 03:50 AM
I am impressed. We all knew Wade has been excellent DC and all but, changing scheme from 4-3 to 3-4 and adding some talents from draft and FA, we now have a very good D. Due to holdout, Wade didn't have much time to work with our players. Amazing to see how much our D improved in a such short time.

In Wade we trust!!!

Go Texans!!!

TheMatrix31
10-24-2011, 04:08 AM
Without Mario too.

I had all the confidence in the world.

Get this guy another piece or two for the secondary and it's all over.

ObsiWan
10-24-2011, 04:26 AM
While I love the new & improved D, I'll be even more impressed if they shut down MJD next week and Peyton Hillis the following week. So far this season, CJ-no-K is just a shell of what he once was.

Maddict5
10-24-2011, 05:46 AM
While I love the new & improved D, I'll be even more impressed if they shut down MJD next week and Peyton Hillis the following week. So far this season, CJ-no-K is just a shell of what he once was.

the D has shut down ray rice, dmac (even reggie bush! :kitten: ) in the run game so i dont think it'll be a prob esp with jax on a short week and likely physical defeat v the ravens. i like our chances of making gabbert/mccoy beat us

euro-Texan
10-24-2011, 06:44 AM
Yeah, but it's a shame Ryans doesn't fit into it.

TEXANRED
10-24-2011, 08:04 AM
Yeah, but it's a shame Ryans doesn't fit into it.

I wouldn' say that just yet. I think the elbow injury is worse then what is being reported.

thunderkyss
10-24-2011, 08:06 AM
I wouldn' say that just yet. I think the elbow injury is worse then what is being reported.

The elbow plus he's still recovering from the Achilles.



:koolaid:

ObsiWan
10-24-2011, 08:10 AM
the D has shut down ray rice, dmac (even reggie bush! :kitten: ) in the run game so i dont think it'll be a prob esp with jax on a short week and likely physical defeat v the ravens. i like our chances of making gabbert/mccoy beat us

better check the game stats again. R.Rice racked up 101 yds on 23 carries - that's right at 4.4 yds per. Rice basically iced the game with his 4th qtr running and set up Rickity Williams' game-clinching TD. I don't consider that being shut down.

Add to that the fact MJD has always been a thorn in our side. I hope Wade is cooking up something special to keep "pocket Hercules" in check.

TEXANRED
10-24-2011, 08:13 AM
I hope Wade is cooking up something special to keep "pocket Hercules" in check.

He is, I think his name is Cushing.

I just checked NFL.com and the Texans D is ranked 7th. Usually I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to find the Texans.

ObsiWan
10-24-2011, 08:13 AM
I wouldn' say that just yet. I think the elbow injury is worse then what is being reported.

I think his surgically repaired achilles has more to do with his drop off in performance than that elbow. Seems to me that he can't go from sideline to sideline as effectively as he used to. IMO, he's still a tackling machine but his range isn't what it was pre-injury.

IDEXAN
10-24-2011, 08:14 AM
Yeah, but it's a shame Ryans doesn't fit into it.
His injury last season was known to be the type that would take a long-recovery, likely we'd be talking about a multi-season recovery period. Perhaps we should be thankful he's just back this year ? But it's probably gonna be 2012 before we can hope to see a full-recovery ?

Runner
10-24-2011, 08:18 AM
I am impressed. We all knew Wade has been excellent DC and all but, changing scheme from 4-3 to 3-4 and adding some talents from draft and FA, we now have a very good D. Due to holdout, Wade didn't have much time to work with our players. Amazing to see how much our D improved in a such short time.

In Wade we trust!!!

Go Texans!!!

There has been a lot of consternation and wasted bits the last few years discussing the problems of switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4. It was theorized that such a drastic change would set the team back 2-3 years. It turns out that hiring a good coach eliminates this theoretical setback and even trumps the abbreviated training camp. It seems changing away from failure works.

BigBull17
10-24-2011, 08:20 AM
better check the game stats again. R.Rice racked up 101 yds on 23 carries - that's right at 4.4 yds per. Rice basically iced the game with his 4th qtr running and set up Rickity Williams' game-clinching TD. I don't consider that being shut down.

Add to that the fact MJD has always been a thorn in our side. I hope Wade is cooking up something special to keep "pocket Hercules" in check.

Ok. But if Ray Rice is the only guy who has a decent game against your D, when they had a lead and the defense was on the field way too much, your run D is doing an OK job. Rice was at around 3.3 YPC before that last drrive. That's competant run D.

SAMURAITEXAN
10-24-2011, 08:37 AM
There has been a lot of consternation and wasted bits the last few years discussing the problems of switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4. It was theorized that such a drastic change would set the team back 2-3 years. It turns out that hiring a good coach eliminates this theoretical setback and even trumps the abbreviated training camp. It seems changing away from failure works.
Indeed.

Go Texans!!!

thunderkyss
10-24-2011, 08:39 AM
Wow, remember all the questions we had before the season started?

Demeco, Connor how would they come back after season ending injury

Mario, Glover, Connor, changing position.

Who is going to be our CB2?

How long will it take Danieal Manning & JJoseph to gell?

How's Cushing going to do in the middle? Why don't we leave him on the outside?

& a bunch of others I can't remember.

We're 5th in scoring defense (pts per game)

We've allowed 5 rushing TDs in 7 games. 8 passing touchdowns in 7 games. Only 6 teams allow less Ypg.... & they're still learning the system.

I never thought they'd look this good this early (our schedule doesn't hurt & it gets easier from here out).

Norg
10-24-2011, 08:49 AM
i love it image what it will be like next year with a full offseason and new draft class and fa how good it will be next year

Porky
10-24-2011, 09:11 AM
You mean hiring comeptent staff that knows what they are doing makes a difference? Gee, why didn't someone tell us that sooner?

Signed,

Bob McNair, Rick Smith, and Gary Kubiak

Corrosion
10-24-2011, 09:57 AM
Yeah, but it's a shame Ryans doesn't fit into it.
I wouldn' say that just yet. I think the elbow injury is worse then what is being reported.
The elbow plus he's still recovering from the Achilles.
:koolaid:

Lots of fans look simply at the stat lines and see he doesnt have tackles .... he has other responsibilities in this scheme , they take him away from the LOS in coverage quite often.

Look at the lack of production in the passing game from the Tit's backs and TE's yesterday , much of which is the responsibility of Ryans. He might not show up in the stat sheet ..... But he's doing his job.

Everyone has their job to do .... The stark contrast is Cushing who is being asked to rush the passer and play downhill .... thus he puts up stats that suggest he's playing out of his mind (and he is).

Look at the production of the unit , not the individual in the case of Ryans.

Corrosion
10-24-2011, 10:06 AM
Wow, remember all the questions we had before the season started?

Demeco, Connor how would they come back after season ending injury

Mario, Glover, Connor, changing position.

Who is going to be our CB2?

How long will it take Danieal Manning & JJoseph to gell?

How's Cushing going to do in the middle? Why don't we leave him on the outside?

& a bunch of others I can't remember.

We're 5th in scoring defense (pts per game)

We've allowed 5 rushing TDs in 7 games. 8 passing touchdowns in 7 games. Only 6 teams allow less Ypg.... & they're still learning the system.

I never thought they'd look this good this early (our schedule doesn't hurt & it gets easier from here out).

MW was getting it done before his injury ..... He looked great. I dont think there was a guy in the NFL who was more productive defensively.

Barwin was just making plays .... and still is. He wreaked havoc on the Tits yesterday.

Quin has played really well at SS ... not bad for 7 games into a new position at the NFL level.

Manning and J Jo were money from day one. Sure hope Manning makes it back quickly.

S.Cody has been better than expected in the middle of the 3-4 IMO. Probably the un-sung hero of the DL .... while the rest of them rack up big play after big play.


We still have one of your questions left un-answered , Who's CB2.

Brice McCain has been dam good as the nickle guy .....

Maddict5
10-24-2011, 10:21 AM
better check the game stats again. R.Rice racked up 101 yds on 23 carries - that's right at 4.4 yds per. Rice basically iced the game with his 4th qtr running and set up Rickity Williams' game-clinching TD. I don't consider that being shut down.



i knew he got his 100 yds but i thought i read he still averaged 3.something ypc. mustve been before that big run that eventually iced the game

speedfreek
10-24-2011, 10:36 AM
The only problem I see with canning Gary (which, honest to God, needs to happen sometime...) would be brining in a new regime that doesn't like Wade.

Wade has been THE REASON we're now competitive again after going 6-10.

Getting rid of Gary and Wade at the same time is biting off your nose to spite your face.

TJ

thunderkyss
10-24-2011, 11:21 AM
i knew he got his 100 yds but i thought i read he still averaged 3.something ypc. mustve been before that big run that eventually iced the game

I could have sworn the stat line showed 30 carries 101 yards, for 3.3 I looked today & it's showing 23 carries.... so I don't know what happened.

Corrosion
10-24-2011, 11:58 AM
The only problem I see with canning Gary (which, honest to God, needs to happen sometime...) would be brining in a new regime that doesn't like Wade.

Wade has been THE REASON we're now competitive again after going 6-10.

Getting rid of Gary and Wade at the same time is biting off your nose to spite your face.

TJ

Jesus .... give it a rest. Dude has his team first in the division and they just played a whale of a game as an underdog on the road without AJ or MW .... or Manning for the second half ..... SHUT UP for a week.

GuerillaBlack
10-24-2011, 12:34 PM
Jesus .... give it a rest. Dude has his team first in the division and they just played a whale of a game as an underdog on the road without AJ or MW .... or Manning for the second half ..... SHUT UP for a week.

Shut up for a week, but there is still reason for concern. Beat Jax and Cleveland and we'll see.

Vinny
10-24-2011, 12:52 PM
The only problem I see with canning Gary (which, honest to God, needs to happen sometime...) would be brining in a new regime that doesn't like Wade.

Wade has been THE REASON we're now competitive again after going 6-10.

Getting rid of Gary and Wade at the same time is biting off your nose to spite your face.

TJI'm a Wade fan too, but it's not like he is the only guy in the league that can coordinate a good defense. The bad judgement by Kubiak and Smith letting two noobs take control of this defense for so long is the real issue here. Kubiak's area of expertise was offense, then he handed over the defense to guys who are unproven. Really, really, really, really bad move(s).

Corrosion
10-24-2011, 01:07 PM
Shut up for a week, but there is still reason for concern. Beat Jax and Cleveland and we'll see.

Ive just heard enough negative bullshit for the past two weeks .... Yeah , they let one get away against the Raiders .... but they just played a flawless game against a division opponent for first place in the division and downright dominated them in every aspect of the game.

They are in first place in the division .... poor division or not , its still first place and a home playoff game - Just ask the Saints.


Beating the Jaq's and Browns wont do a damn thing to quiet the downers .... they beat them and people will say they were suppose to .... which they should. But hey , the Ravens should have beaten the Tits .... who embarrassed them.

I just want to enjoy a win for once ..... enough negativity.

TheMatrix31
10-24-2011, 01:11 PM
But the Titans aren't very good. Because we beat them, they're not very good.

Before we beat them, they were one of the best teams in the AFC though.

Vinny
10-24-2011, 01:14 PM
But the Titans aren't very good. Because we beat them, they're not very good.

Before we beat them, they were one of the best teams in the AFC though.Teams are still defining themselves...so yeah, the Titans are clearly inferior to us based on what we saw yesterday....no pass rush, crap wr's, over the hill qb, and a rb1 that has dead legs. We did what good teams do to inferior teams. Great win.

TexansFanatic
10-24-2011, 01:19 PM
The bad judgement by Kubiak and Smith letting two noobs take control of this defense for so long is the real issue here.

Totally agree.

Taking such a huge risk not once but twice can be interpreted in a number of different ways and none of them are good.

Was it hubris? Was it incompetence? Was it a lack of any real sense of urgency and the imperative need to get it right---right now---because of Bob's assurance that nobody's job was in jeopardy?

Whatever it was, the bare fact is that those were massive missteps in judgment that would have cost virtually any other head coach his job.

thunderkyss
10-24-2011, 01:22 PM
But the Titans aren't very good. Because we beat them, they're not very good.

Before we beat them, they were one of the best teams in the AFC though.

I don't think the Titans are any good at all, but I don't think anyone knew that, or how bad they were until yesterday.

No offense.

No defense.

No fight at all from anyone but the QB & he only seemed interested in fighting his own team.

TheMatrix31
10-24-2011, 01:22 PM
Teams are still defining themselves...so yeah, the Titans are clearly inferior to us based on what we saw yesterday....no pass rush, crap wr's, over the hill qb, and a rb1 that has dead legs. We did what good teams do to inferior teams. Great win.

Silly me. You'd think reading around the internet the week before that they were one of the best teams in the league.

Corrosion
10-24-2011, 01:24 PM
Teams are still defining themselves...so yeah, the Titans are clearly inferior to us based on what we saw yesterday....no pass rush, crap wr's and a rb1 that has dead legs. We did what good teams do to inferior teams. Great win.

If you watch the first couple possessions of each team , they looked pretty even .... then adjustments were made and the landslide started. I think Wade and Gary flat out whipped the Tits coaches just as bad as the Texans players whipped the Tits ...

I dont think the Tits are near as bad as they looked yesterday .... Hasselbeck had been playing great so far .... He had a 120+ passer rating in the red zone , 4 picks , 9 TD's and only 7 sacks thru 5 games.

Yesterday he completed less than 47% of his throws .... he had a rough day.

They beat a contender (at home) in the Ravens pretty handily. Tho their other W's were against bottom dwellers.


The Texans were superior yesterday .... but in the NFL ..... On any given Sunday ...

Double Barrel
10-24-2011, 01:25 PM
Add to that the fact MJD has always been a thorn in our side. I hope Wade is cooking up something special to keep "pocket Hercules" in check.

Just keep him out of the endzone! Man I friggin' hate that little dance he does.

TexansFanatic
10-24-2011, 01:25 PM
Silly me. You'd think reading around the internet the week before that they were one of the best teams in the league.

There you go.

The internet's like a good piece of fish. Enjoy it, but chew carefully so you don't choke on a bone.

dream_team
10-24-2011, 01:27 PM
A good question would be, which made a bigger impact on the defense? Coaching or the new players? It's not like Wade took the same players and made them a top 10 defense. We added a bunch of new, good players.

1. Upgraded Okoye with Watt
2. Upgraded Diles with Barwin
3. DeMeco is back
4. Upgraded Pollard with Quin
5. Upgraded Wilson with Manning
6. And the biggest upgrade of all was adding JoJo

I know most of you will say it's a combination of both, which I agree with. But which had the biggest influence?

dream_team
10-24-2011, 01:28 PM
The only problem I see with canning Gary (which, honest to God, needs to happen sometime...) would be brining in a new regime that doesn't like Wade.

Wade has been THE REASON we're now competitive again after going 6-10.

Getting rid of Gary and Wade at the same time is biting off your nose to spite your face.

TJ

Whether you like it or not, I'm quite convinced Wade is the new HC if Kubiak does get fired.

Vinny
10-24-2011, 01:30 PM
If you watch the first couple possessions of each team , they looked pretty even .... then adjustments were made and the landslide started. I think Wade and Gary flat out whipped the Tits coaches just as bad as the Texans players whipped the Tits ...

I dont think the Tits are near as bad as they looked yesterday .... Hasselbeck had been playing great so far .... He had a 120+ passer rating in the red zone , 4 picks , 9 TD's and only 7 sacks thru 5 games.

Yesterday he completed less than 47% of his throws .... he had a rough day.

They beat a contender (at home) in the Ravens pretty handily. Tho their other W's were against bottom dwellers.


The Texans were superior yesterday .... but in the NFL ..... On any given Sunday ...Based on what I saw yesterday the Titans have bad wr's, good line, mediocre qb and a rb that looks disinterested. Their defense is better, but there is no dynamic edge rusher. They look like we did before we started to put pressure on teams. I think the Titans need to put in Locker and get him some experience. They play the Colts next week.....sounds like a good time to me.

TheMatrix31
10-24-2011, 01:32 PM
There you go.

The internet's like a good piece of fish. Enjoy it, but chew carefully so you don't choke on a bone.

Oh, I know. I'm blessed to be a part of a really, really fantastic community. Helps open my eyes to just how bad the rest of the boards, team-specific boards, comment sections and other such communication mediums are around the internet.

Awesome to have a home to go to.

Corrosion
10-24-2011, 01:53 PM
Based on what I saw yesterday the Titans have bad wr's, good line, mediocre qb and a rb that looks disinterested. Their defense is better, but there is no dynamic edge rusher. They look like we did before we started to put pressure on teams. I think the Titans need to put in Locker and get him some experience. They play the Colts next week.....sounds like a good time to me.

To be honest , I think their OL sucks .... Hasselbeck avoided several sacks yesterday just by getting rid of the ball ... They cant run it either. Some of that is CJ2YPC some is the OL. The defense also forced him into many a bad throw .... His OL didnt give him much help .... and neither did the scoreboard.

Im not so sure I'd stick Locker in behind that OL .... Just look at the first play he had yesterday for a good reason not to .... a sack by Reed. He'll get mauled and .... it'll ruin him. Not that I dont want to see the Tits suck mind you.

Corrosion
10-24-2011, 01:56 PM
Oh, I know. I'm blessed to be a part of a really, really fantastic community. Helps open my eyes to just how bad the rest of the boards, team-specific boards, comment sections and other such communication mediums are around the internet.

Awesome to have a home to go to.

Yeah , for the most part this place has had quality conversation over the years .... even if people agree to disagree. (at least until the recent influx of new posters , some of them just have no grip on reality)

Kthx
10-24-2011, 01:58 PM
I would have to say that I blame CJ for their running game more than their OL, I don't see Ringer out there sucking it up. I mean.. CJ just looks like he honestly doesn't give a shit, he sits at the line looking for a hole but when he stomps his foot on the gas hes just sitting there spinning, and he can't break a tackle to save his life. Guy god paid and he doesn't care now is my guess.

Kthx
10-24-2011, 02:03 PM
This sorta reminds me.. I need to make a phone call tonight. During the pre-season we were having a bbq and some beer and whatnot and I was talking about the Texans D almost looking good enough to pick up for my fantasy draft and got some shit from guy for it.

rush2112mn
10-24-2011, 04:20 PM
I sure have been impressed with Wade's defense. He has sold the players and they are buying into it.
How the Cowgirls did not keep him as their defensive coordinator ....I sure am glad they let him go....because now he has turned this defense around.

I just wished Mario had stayed healthy....he was really starting to produce....who knows how many sacks he would have ended up with by the end of the season...oh well.

Just think, Wade did not have a whole offseason to implement it either....just a couple of weeks. That is what I find impressive.....the amount of of time it took to implement it.

Imagine what this defense is going to be like with a whole offseason next year.....wow......this is just getting started.......:clap::perfect10::jumpbanan

thunderkyss
10-30-2011, 08:09 PM
Wade's D is currently the 4th best in Total D

Kaiser Toro
10-30-2011, 10:25 PM
http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1011/keys-to-success-wade-phillips-dallas-cowgirls-suck-demotivational-poster-1289253717.jpg

Thank you for passing the keys Jerry

Texn4life
10-30-2011, 10:27 PM
I'm pretty sure Wade is being missed right now in Dallas.

badboy
10-30-2011, 10:27 PM
http://www.nfl.com/teams/statistics?team=HOU

Lucky
10-30-2011, 10:29 PM
Wade can take his'n and beat your'n. Or take your'n and beat his'n.

Unless his'n are Jerrahs'n. Then all bets are off.

thunderkyss
10-30-2011, 10:37 PM
I'm pretty sure Wade is being missed right now in Dallas.

Dallas' D is having a pretty good year.. Philly is just playing out of their minds tonight.... probably has something to do with the Eagles being 2-4 (dream team), at home, & playing their hated rival Cowboys after a bye week.

But, the Cowboys problem hasn't been their defense this year.

Texn4life
10-30-2011, 10:39 PM
Dallas' D is having a pretty good year.. Philly is just playing out of their minds tonight.... probably has something to do with the Eagles being 2-4 (dream team), at home, & playing their hated rival Cowboys after a bye week.

But, the Cowboys problem hasn't been their defense this year.

You're right....... they have been good, BUT I'm pretty sure Rob Ryan's approach of talking trash to the players and getting then fired up before the game isn't exactly the best way to go into a big divisional game.

Kaiser Toro
10-30-2011, 10:42 PM
Dallas' D is having a pretty good year.. Philly is just playing out of their minds tonight.... probably has something to do with the Eagles being 2-4 (dream team), at home, & playing their hated rival Cowboys after a bye week.

But, the Cowboys problem hasn't been their defense this year.

If we had a "come on, man" segment on TT your posts would consistently make the list. Go look at how teams are performing after the bye week this year.

Fox
10-30-2011, 10:47 PM
If we had a "come on, man" segment on TT your posts would consistently make the list. Go look at how teams are performing after the bye week this year.

Andy Reid is 12-0 lifetime after the bye week.

Kaiser Toro
10-30-2011, 10:52 PM
Andy Reid is 12-0 lifetime after the bye week.

Correct, and that they are doing it this year is amazing since they are breaking the trend due to the new rules that went into play with the new CBA.

http://nflfilms.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/bye-week-line-chart2.png?w=640&h=456

thunderkyss
10-30-2011, 10:53 PM
If we had a "come on, man" segment on TT your posts would consistently make the list. Go look at how teams are performing after the bye week this year.

I hope the Texans are paying attention. Most teams aren't doing so well.

Some teams are coming back & doing pretty well...... see the Baltimore Ravens... the Eagles tonight...

We play our rivals the Jags on the road after our bye.

thunderkyss
10-30-2011, 10:56 PM
Correct, and that they are doing it this year is amazing since they are breaking the trend due to the new rules that went into play with the new CBA.


2011 isn't half over yet... well it is, but we're only halfway through the bye period. Heck, we haven't had our bye yet. So we don't know what the final percentage is going to be.

Kaiser Toro
10-30-2011, 10:59 PM
I hope the Texans are paying attention. Most teams aren't doing so well.

Some teams are coming back & doing pretty well...... see the Baltimore Ravens... the Eagles tonight...

We play our rivals the Jags on the road after our bye.

Trends are wacky this year. Something was done to buck the trend this week, after it got some press, since these were the teams that had a bye Bills, Bengals, Patriots, Giants, Eagles, 49ers - and only the Pats lost.

fiasco west
10-30-2011, 11:04 PM
This sorta reminds me.. I need to make a phone call tonight. During the pre-season we were having a bbq and some beer and whatnot and I was talking about the Texans D almost looking good enough to pick up for my fantasy draft and got some shit from guy for it.

I actually drafted their Defense. I had faith in Wade from the start.

I salivate at the thought of Wade getting some more athletic players via draft. Get Mario back, get another play making DB or NT and this defense is gonna scare folks.

SAMURAITEXAN
10-30-2011, 11:23 PM
Like I said, In Wade We Trust. We call it IWWT

Love our D.

Go Texans!!!

TheMatrix31
10-31-2011, 04:42 AM
I actually drafted their Defense. I had faith in Wade from the start.

I salivate at the thought of Wade getting some more athletic players via draft. Get Mario back, get another play making DB or NT and this defense is gonna scare folks.

Such a refreshing thing. There are still some holes and kinks to sort out, that's the amazing thing.

TEXANRED
10-31-2011, 06:04 AM
Hey I just checked NFL.com and we are ranked #3 in total defense.

TexanBacker93
10-31-2011, 07:53 AM
I hope the Texans are paying attention. Most teams aren't doing so well.

Some teams are coming back & doing pretty well...... see the Baltimore Ravens... the Eagles tonight...

We play our rivals the Jags on the road after our bye.

I wonder if the new rules hurt the teams with early byes. Teams haven't gotten into a rhythm yet.

TexanBacker93
10-31-2011, 07:59 AM
Hey I just checked NFL.com and we are ranked #3 in total defense.

#5 against the pass and SD plays tonight so if the Chiefs throw for about 275 we would move up to #4 against the pass. Of course we could also drop to #4 in overall if SD just shuts the Chiefs down.

#6 against the run and #5 in scoring D.

Yeah I know we've played a couple of horrible offenses, but we've also played 2 top 10 offenses. 4 of the teams we've played are in the top half in offense and 4 are in the bottom half. I'd say that's a good enough sample to say that the D is very good and on it's way to great.

thunderkyss
10-31-2011, 08:19 AM
#5 against the pass and SD plays tonight so if the Chiefs throw for about 275 we would move up to #4 against the pass. Of course we could also drop to #4 in overall if SD just shuts the Chiefs down.

#6 against the run and #5 in scoring D.

Yeah I know we've played a couple of horrible offenses, but we've also played 2 top 10 offenses. 4 of the teams we've played are in the top half in offense and 4 are in the bottom half. I'd say that's a good enough sample to say that the D is very good and on it's way to great.

It doesn't matter who we played. The stats get tabulated the same way every year for every team. No reason to start doing it different, now that the Texans have finally got a weak schedule.

Not using it as any kind of crutch, or argument to support Gary Kubiak's tenure (I still believe he should be gone & yesterday's win didn't help him imo), but this is the only time we've had a schedule that will end up below .500 when it's all said and done.

I know it's all chicken & egg, but as far as I can remember (AFAICR??) this is the first time since he's been here that we'll probably be the favorites for the final 8 games of the season.

RasTaofarI
10-31-2011, 08:45 AM
I love it. Imagine what it will be like next year with a full offseason and new draft class and fa. how good it will be next year?

No more of that "next year" bs. :hairpull:
THIS year was "next year", last year.:yawn:
And last year was "next year" two years ago. :foottap:
We're late.
NOW is the time.:aggressive:

Insideop
10-31-2011, 12:09 PM
Hey I just checked NFL.com and we are ranked #3 in total defense.

Now that's what I'm talking about! :d::d:

And without Mario too!

TexanBacker93
10-31-2011, 12:55 PM
It doesn't matter who we played. The stats get tabulated the same way every year for every team. No reason to start doing it different, now that the Texans have finally got a weak schedule.

Not using it as any kind of crutch, or argument to support Gary Kubiak's tenure (I still believe he should be gone & yesterday's win didn't help him imo), but this is the only time we've had a schedule that will end up below .500 when it's all said and done.

I know it's all chicken & egg, but as far as I can remember (AFAICR??) this is the first time since he's been here that we'll probably be the favorites for the final 8 games of the season.

I know it doesn't matter who we played. I was trying to preempt the "we haven't played anyone yet arguement". A top 5 D halfway through the season after having one of the worst defenses ever seen is an incredible turnaround. If there was a coordinator coach of the year I think Wade would have to be considered if we maintain on course.

cuppacoffee
10-31-2011, 03:05 PM
Now that's what I'm talking about! :d::d:

And without Mario too!


Says volume's doesn't it?

However....I think I need to find out what goes good with crow as far as Cushing is concerned. I had my doubts about his post suspension effectiveness. Doubts being deep fried and served up weekly.


:coffee:

Texanmike02
10-31-2011, 10:32 PM
I'm a Wade fan too, but it's not like he is the only guy in the league that can coordinate a good defense. The bad judgement by Kubiak and Smith letting two noobs take control of this defense for so long is the real issue here. Kubiak's area of expertise was offense, then he handed over the defense to guys who are unproven. Really, really, really, really bad move(s).

The thing is that to bring in someone who is "proven" they have usually had a bad spell, at the very least. How many coaches are there out there who's most recent season was a successful one? Dungy and the Chin are the only ones I can think of. I think "proven" is overvalued. "Proven" isn't guaranteed and there have been a hell of a lot of coaches, especially recently, who were not proven before they got hired and did a hell of a job.

Mike

Wolf
10-31-2011, 10:39 PM
I hope wade stays for at least a couple of years and we get someone to learn from him and in time maybe take over the reigns. Just need some stability on that side of he ball

SAMURAITEXAN
11-09-2011, 06:27 PM
I am impressed. We all knew Wade has been excellent DC and all but, changing scheme from 4-3 to 3-4 and adding some talents from draft and FA, we now have a very good D. Due to holdout, Wade didn't have much time to work with our players. Amazing to see how much our D improved in a such short time.

In Wade we trust!!!

Go Texans!!!

Now, we are #1 D in the NFL!!! Just wow.

In Wade We Trust!!! Thank you Wade!!!

Go Texans!!!