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alphajoker
12-22-2011, 10:30 PM
3rd down efficiency was terrible. Yates may be the future but right now he's not getting it done. Thanks for the comeback win for the division but I think it's time we gave Jake some playing time.

kcdoubleeagle
12-22-2011, 10:32 PM
That's my opinion...not faulting TJ...he's just not ready and it's obvious.

Norg
12-22-2011, 10:38 PM
hopefully both jake and Jeff get some playing time aganist Tenn they are old so they need to get there feet warm :P

tedr
12-22-2011, 10:38 PM
I agree. What could it hurt? As much as I wanted TJ to be the man, I just don't think he's ready. The dropoff from Schaub is huge. The defense is on the field way too much, and I can't blame them for being exhausted. The Colts were last in the league in TOP coming into tonight, and we were first. We saw the opposite tonight.

I think 2-2 with a third string QB is about the best you could hope for. Let Delhomme play the last game and see what he can do.

MEGA SWATT
12-22-2011, 10:39 PM
That's my opinion...not faulting TJ...he's just not ready and it's obvious.

TJ is not ready. I agree with that.

LonerATO
12-22-2011, 10:39 PM
3rd down efficiency was terrible. Yates may be the future but right now he's not getting it done. Thanks for the comeback win for the division but I think it's time we gave Jake some playing time.

Why? So Kubiak can limit his ability to command the offense also?

eriadoc
12-22-2011, 10:40 PM
I'd be curious to hear which 3rd down play you thought he should have done better, and exactly what you thought he should have done. Personally, I don't think he should have handed it off on 3rd and long, but that's what he did. Who the hell let that guy decide to do that, anyway?

13/16 for 132 yards, 10 YPC.

Norg
12-22-2011, 10:41 PM
Why? So Kubiak can limit his ability to command the offense also?

i know right if kubes were smart he would change the way we play and do plays the Jake likes

Mr. Texan
12-22-2011, 10:43 PM
kubiak is just gonna play conservative with him as well. :kubepalm:

ChrisG
12-22-2011, 10:43 PM
That's my opinion...not faulting TJ...he's just not ready and it's obvious.

Wat game were u watching? And delhomme is? Kubes terrible play calling killed us. Only 1 3rd down conversion, that falls on play calling. All 3rd down plays were scripted less than the marker

Stemp
12-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Kubes calls an even more conservative game with a QB with that only been on the roster a few weeks.

Big Lou
12-22-2011, 10:45 PM
3rd down efficiency was terrible. Yates may be the future but right now he's not getting it done. Thanks for the comeback win for the division but I think it's time we gave Jake some playing time.

really, your serious?

burro
12-22-2011, 10:57 PM
This is a fail thread if ever I've seen one. Ironically, this was one of Yates' better performances. This game is 2 parts on the officials and 1 part on Kubiak.

Premier
12-22-2011, 11:02 PM
jacoby & walter were losing all game.. only time we got guys open was on the bootleg..

kcdoubleeagle
12-22-2011, 11:04 PM
We can keep him in but forget about beating teams like the Ravens or Steelers and their complex schemes in the playoffs. At least Delhomme has taken a team to the Superbowl and played good in that game...they could have won. It can't hurt to try something like that...I mean we are certainly not going deep in the playoffs with a rookie QB. And I like TJ and think he will be a good NFL qb...one day.

It amuses me how everyone is blaming it on Kubiak...did he all of a sudden become a bad OC? Even the biggest Kubiak bashers ( myself included ) can't knock the guy for his history as an OC and his work with our offense. IMO...he knows what he is working with and has to minimize mistakes....

SeminoleTexan
12-22-2011, 11:05 PM
3rd down efficiency was terrible. Yates may be the future but right now he's not getting it done. Thanks for the comeback win for the division but I think it's time we gave Jake some playing time.
yea, because it's Yates fault when Kubiak decides to hand the ball off on 3rd down and we don't convert...

Look at the Atlanta and Cincy games when Yates played pretty good. We allowed him to throw the football down the field. I can think of only a few times in today's game where we let him air it out.

BullsOnParade
12-22-2011, 11:07 PM
Keep Yates. Pray for Andre.

alphajoker
12-22-2011, 11:17 PM
yea, because it's Yates fault when Kubiak decides to hand the ball off on 3rd down and we don't convert...

Look at the Atlanta and Cincy games when Yates played pretty good. We allowed him to throw the football down the field. I can think of only a few times in today's game where we let him air it out.

They passed on 6 of the 10 3rd down plays and the only reason they got one 1st down was because of that fluke play Jacoby made. Yates wasn't keeping the drives going when he had the chance.

alphajoker
12-22-2011, 11:24 PM
really, your serious?

Yeah, why shouldn't I be? 3rd down percentage has been 22% and now 10% over these past two games.

EllisUnit
12-22-2011, 11:25 PM
i dont put this on yates, yeah he didnt do very good in obvious passing downs but the coaches put him in that situation. What do you think happens when you run then run and then have to pass. He was succesful passing on 1st and 2nd downs, not so much on 3rd, it dont help caldwell is stinking it up.

Premier
12-22-2011, 11:33 PM
i dont put this on yates, yeah he didnt do very good in obvious passing downs but the coaches put him in that situation. What do you think happens when you run then run and then have to pass. He was succesful passing on 1st and 2nd downs, not so much on 3rd, it dont help caldwell is stinking it up.

nor did it help that we have 2 guys trying to beat 5 downfield.. and people wonder why yates kept hitting his checkdown..

its a lose-lose situation

Hervoyel
12-22-2011, 11:42 PM
Yates, Delhomme, Garcia. They're all three the same guy as far as this team is concerned right now.

They're "Not Schaub". Yates has more knowledge of the current system but almost no experience. Delhomme & Garcia got experience (too much if you want to know the truth) but they've only been here a couple of weeks. They'd look just as limited as Yates does.

Teams aren't meant to go three deep at QB and drive into the playoffs. It just doesn't happen. Particularly not when they got something between "jack" and "shit" at WR. Having no Andre Johnson just makes an already hopeless situation even worse.

And Andre isn't coming back next week and knocking off all the rust to suddenly become effective in the first round playoff game. He's going to be a mess and likely aggravate his hamstring again the first time he tries to take off and be Superman.

We're screwed.

Showtime100
12-22-2011, 11:46 PM
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit shooting antifreeze. :kingkong:

Spled
12-23-2011, 12:25 AM
We're just not scoring anymore. Even in the Cincy victory we got lucky. Orlovsky is a journeyman and he outplayed Yates. We have very little chance of winning in the first round of the playoffs if things stay the same.

fiasco west
12-23-2011, 12:29 AM
We're just not scoring anymore. Even in the Cincy victory we got lucky. Orlovsky is a journeyman and he outplayed Yates. We have very little chance of winning in the first round of the playoffs if things stay the same.

Pretty much.

Ever since Andre been out we've been lucky to score over 14 points.

ObsiWan
12-23-2011, 12:34 AM
Wat game were u watching? And delhomme is? Kubes terrible play calling killed us. Only 1 3rd down conversion, that falls on play calling. All 3rd down plays were scripted less than the marker

So the players who got beat or just flat missed blocks bear no responsibility?
Or the guys who were running routes short of the first down marker get off scott free...??

SMH

ObsiWan
12-23-2011, 12:36 AM
Yates, Delhomme, Garcia. They're all three the same guy as far as this team is concerned right now.

They're "Not Schaub". Yates has more knowledge of the current system but almost no experience. Delhomme & Garcia got experience (too much if you want to know the truth) but they've only been here a couple of weeks. They'd look just as limited as Yates does.

Teams aren't meant to go three deep at QB and drive into the playoffs. It just doesn't happen. Particularly not when they got something between "jack" and "shit" at WR. Having no Andre Johnson just makes an already hopeless situation even worse.

And Andre isn't coming back next week and knocking off all the rust to suddenly become effective in the first round playoff game. He's going to be a mess and likely aggravate his hamstring again the first time he tries to take off and be Superman.

We're screwed.

Agreed.
Injuries to our starters are really catching up to us.

dream_team
12-23-2011, 03:22 AM
i dont put this on yates, yeah he didnt do very good in obvious passing downs but the coaches put him in that situation. What do you think happens when you run then run and then have to pass. He was succesful passing on 1st and 2nd downs, not so much on 3rd, it dont help caldwell is stinking it up.

Wasn't it just last season, in the Colts game, we blamed Kubiak for the exact opposite? Arian was running well, but Kubiak called a lot of passing plays... everyone in here was saying, "We should've ran Arian all game long!"

Well Arian, in this game, averaged 6.9 ypc. I didn't mind running the ball in 1st & 2nd down, as the Colts clearly had no answer for Foster.

EVOLVIST
12-23-2011, 04:00 AM
Wasn't it just last season, in the Colts game, we blamed Kubiak for the exact opposite? Arian was running well, but Kubiak called a lot of passing plays... everyone in here was saying, "We should've ran Arian all game long!"

Well Arian, in this game, averaged 6.9 ypc. I didn't mind running the ball in 1st & 2nd down, as the Colts clearly had no answer for Foster.

This is correct! Everyone WAS saying that! Run Foster, Run! And Kubiak should have!

However...

That was with AJ and Schaub in the game, and Peyton Manning playing against us. Different scenario = Setting up the pass with the run.

This time - this year - nobody is going to respect a rookie 5th rounder unless the Texans make them! To wit, it is time to set up the run with the pass.

With Yates under center, we went from passing the ball 25, 44 and 30 times a game, to 16.

Only 16 times!! With all these creative offensive minds on staff they couldn't have devised 10 more safe passes to Foster, Casey and even Vickers in the attempts to create mismatches?

Arian Foster, arguably the deadliest RB in space? Arian Foster, one of the biggest weapons in the NFL only catches 3 passes for 16 yards - and that was on checkdowns? In other words, no designed passing plays to get an elite player open? :wadepalm:

Hell, Vickers had 4 catches for 29 yards the last game. Tell 'em, Wade, that's nearly 3 first downs left on the field! :wadepalm:

Ya see, there's this thing called game-time adjustments. I know it's a difficult thing to grasp...but if Kubiak doesn't know how to adjust against a Tampa 2 by now, he's never going to friggin' know.

ObsiWan
12-23-2011, 04:34 AM
With Yates under center, we went from passing the ball 25, 44 and 30 times a game, to 16.


In order to throw a significant number of times you have to sustain drives. Yates couldn't get it done. Never really had any time. The people on the field have to do their damned jobs. Yates was sacked 4 times and was hit on 3 other plays.

Absorb that stat for a moment
...that's 7 pressures/sacks out of only 16 attempts. That's horrifying. Embarrassing!

The damned O-line (I'm looking at you Caldwell and Winston) have to give the boy time to throw. Why dial up a bunch of passes when your O-line is letting your QB get creamed nearly ever other time he tries to drop back?

Scooter
12-23-2011, 04:41 AM
i'd prefer garcia.

i've got no problem blaming yates. a 5 yard completion looks great when the stat line doesnt take into account it being 3rd and 8. and this blame conservative kubiak stuff is nonsense. foster's averaging 10 yards a pop but tate is having a terrible game ... your QB needs to convert some of these 3rd downs if the offense is going to have a chance and to give foster more carries and find the endzone.

our offense is obviously a qb friendly system. the receivers and blocking have a simple execution setup, it's up to the quarterback to know without looking where the receivers are and identify the coverage. yates isnt there yet. he's still trying to find his receivers and isnt seeing the coverage nor feeling the pocket.

i'll start with the pocket. he has great movement within it ... when he's taking a 7 step play-action. he two-steps a 3 step drop (2 sacks being a jersey grab because he shorted his quick drop) and slides on a 5. footwork in general needs a lot of work. his plant is either early or late and he isnt in rhythm very often.

coverage is the real issue though ... he doesnt see it. we run mostly vertical and split progressions. yates isnt just staring down his primary, he's attempting to locate it. to speed things up kubiak is trying to give him easier first reads which yates is keying on and just not quick enough yet to locate others. this is why schaub can noodle arm and slowest bootleg ever to 4000 yards ... he knows the system and can A-B-C-dump with his eyes closed. yates needs more practice time throwing to a spot while identifying coverage.

i think yates is going to be pretty good for the texans, that opinion hasnt changed, but he's not ready unless we want to make a reckless gunslinger out of him (which would be an upgrade). if we're going to go with a game manager, someone who knows the game and can get us wins in the playoffs, i'd much rather see garcia or delhomme.

yes i'm drunk.

Scooter
12-23-2011, 04:42 AM
In order to throw a significant number of times you have to sustain drives. Yates couldn't get it done. Never really had any time. The people on the field have to do their damned jobs. Yates was sacked 4 times and was hit on 3 other plays.

Absorb that stat for a moment
...that's 7 pressures/sacks out of only 16 attempts. That's horrifying. Embarrassing!

The damned O-line (I'm looking at you Caldwell and Winston) have to give the boy time to throw. Why dial up a bunch of passes when your O-line is letting your QB get creamed nearly ever other time he tries to drop back?

without watching again, i put atleast 3 of those sacks on yates

ObsiWan
12-23-2011, 04:54 AM
without watching again, i put atleast 3 of those sacks on yates

So you're saying he had time but he was indecisive...??
or maybe our receivers couldn't get open or find holes in that zone...?

I'm not disputing you because I haven't watched the whole game again; just asking for clarification.

Scooter
12-23-2011, 05:00 AM
i put the first sack/fumble on yates because he was given a massive lane to step into but misjudged and let the DE come around. two others were on 3 step drops that he two-stepped and got caught by DT's. whether it was indecisiveness or poor technique i'm not sure, but he was standing in his blockers' pockets and was grabbed through the blocks from what i saw.

again this is without a repeat watching, just going off of my reaction of twice saying "finish your drop!", "he two-stepped a 3 step drop and didnt have room to get the pass off".

gafftop
12-23-2011, 06:33 AM
Seems like all has been covered.
1. Injuries have hurt us. AJ hurt has made our group of WRs probably last in the possible playoff teams and I don't even know what the other playoff teams have at WR. It is what it is now but it didn't have to be. Our brain rust stood pat on our WRs this year. Just like they stood pat with our RBs a few years back with Chris Brown. I wonder what Maehl could bring to the table. Have never seen him, just thinking outside box. Remember the year we had no RBs and missed playoffs by ONE game Kubiak kept the wraps on Foster until it was too late.
2. As stated above our WRs without Andre way below average.
3. Kubes starting to go back into shell. He knows what he has a rookie QB with weak WRs so I can understand what he feels. Maybe you can still be on the conservative side but maybe get more creative. Again thinks outside the box. We have weapons use them in different ways.
4. Kubiak should be using these games to push the envelope on everything instead of bunker hole mentality. He has to know that we can't go into the playoffs with his conservative mindset and expect to go any further than the 2nd round. Maybe we get by the 1st round but no further. Start now preparing for the 2nd round and beyond.
5. I think TJ is our best shot at this point. Way too late in game to make a change. How many INTs did Delhomme have in one playoff game. How long has it been since Garcia has played an NFL game? It seems that TJ has been told whatever you do don't turn it over. Maybe they need to say play smart but don't be afraid to let it fly.
6. AJ hopefully coming back. Let's see what happens when he returns. Take wraps off offense and TJ. Kubiak I would rather go down trying to win vs digging a deeper bunker. Just my opinion

Thorn
12-23-2011, 07:35 AM
Look folks, we aren't going very deep in the playoffs anyway considering all that's happened with the injuries. I would rather keep TJ in, if for nothing else than he needs the practice. With the point production down by 10 points a game since Schaub has left, and AJ questionable and a weak WR core, we might not even beat the Titans.

But it's not time for Delhomme. He won't be here next year, or Garcia either. If Schaub does not return, it'll be either Hot Tub or Yates or someone else, but it won't be Delhomme or Garica. Might as well give the playing time to someone who will be here next year.

amazing80
12-23-2011, 07:54 AM
Before we make a qb change we need to know if Yates is not throwing deep OR if Gary is not allowing him to....this is a big difference, part of me says, I doubt Gary told him do NOT throw deep.....but then again it IS GARY OVER THINK KUBIAK we're talking about here......


Bringing in Delhomme or Garcia and trying to put a muzzle on them won't work either, you gotta let the gunslinger throw the ball around....until then we can expect to see the same results

gafftop
12-23-2011, 07:57 AM
Look folks, we aren't going very deep in the playoffs anyway considering all that's happened with the injuries. I would rather keep TJ in, if for nothing else than he needs the practice. With the point production down by 10 points a game since Schaub has left, and AJ questionable and a weak WR core, we might not even beat the Titans.

But it's not time for Delhomme. He won't be here next year, or Garcia either. If Schaub does not return, it'll be either Hot Tub or Yates or someone else, but it won't be Delhomme or Garica. Might as well give the playing time to someone who will be here next year.

Excellent point. Invest in our future or at least get a better idea what we have so we have more information to plan our future.

Texan_Bill
12-23-2011, 07:58 AM
Wait, what??!? I thought we were ready to dump Schaub in favor of the "Next Tom Brady"? What happened to that plan and why are we now talking about starting DelHomie?

TheCD
12-23-2011, 08:55 AM
I'd be curious to hear which 3rd down play you thought he should have done better, and exactly what you thought he should have done. Personally, I don't think he should have handed it off on 3rd and long, but that's what he did. Who the hell let that guy decide to do that, anyway?

13/16 for 132 yards, 10 YPC.

Wow...you know things have gotten bad when things turn into the old Carr debate. I like Yates, but he doesn't force the ball down the field, for whatever reason. How many 20+ yard throws did you see Last night, because I can't recall any. The fact is he is playing essentially dink and dunk and I had enough of that with Carr. Maybe it's Kubiak's fault, but that tell me Kubiak doesn't trust Yates. This offense was so dangerous with Schaub because almost any pass was possible, and certainly the long ball was.

I just hope Andre helps change this because it is ridiculous. We have plenty of solid tight ends who should help out a young qb and they seem to disappear.

Trail.Blazr
12-23-2011, 09:03 AM
Look folks, we aren't going very deep in the playoffs anyway considering all that's happened with the injuries. I would rather keep TJ in, if for nothing else than he needs the practice. With the point production down by 10 points a game since Schaub has left, and AJ questionable and a weak WR core, we might not even beat the Titans.

But it's not time for Delhomme. He won't be here next year, or Garcia either. If Schaub does not return, it'll be either Hot Tub or Yates or someone else, but it won't be Delhomme or Garica. Might as well give the playing time to someone who will be here next year.

I can't accept that. You don't use the playoffs to give playing time for the sake of who may or may not be here next year. I deserve nothing less than an all out effort to get to the superbowl. You may be right, in that we don't appear to be team that will go deep in the playoffs, however, there is a saying I have for golf when my buds are debating the pending weather forecast in terms of the likeliness of rain: "Don't let it scare you off the course, make it rain you off the course". Doesn't always translate to a round of golf, but I will say I've played more than couple of rounds where the weather held up for me, while my buds were at home.

I fully anticipate Houston getting rained out, but certainly go with which QB gives you the best chance.

Which QB gives us our best playoff chances? I don't know if the answer it Delhomme, Garcia or Yates. Never seeing the Jake or Jeff I'd like in years, and the fact TJ is still out on the field.. I would imagine it's TJ.

I miss Schaub :-(

playa465
12-23-2011, 09:31 AM
i've got no problem blaming yates. a 5 yard completion looks great when the stat line doesnt take into account it being 3rd and 8. and this blame conservative kubiak stuff is nonsense. foster's averaging 10 yards a pop but tate is having a terrible game ... your QB needs to convert some of these 3rd downs if the offense is going to have a chance and to give foster more carries and find the endzone.

our offense is obviously a qb friendly system. the receivers and blocking have a simple execution setup, it's up to the quarterback to know without looking where the receivers are and identify the coverage. yates isnt there yet. he's still trying to find his receivers and isnt seeing the coverage nor feeling the pocket.

i'll start with the pocket. he has great movement within it ... when he's taking a 7 step play-action. he two-steps a 3 step drop (2 sacks being a jersey grab because he shorted his quick drop) and slides on a 5. footwork in general needs a lot of work. his plant is either early or late and he isnt in rhythm very often.

coverage is the real issue though ... he doesnt see it. we run mostly vertical and split progressions. yates isnt just staring down his primary, he's attempting to locate it. to speed things up kubiak is trying to give him easier first reads which yates is keying on and just not quick enough yet to locate others. this is why schaub can noodle arm and slowest bootleg ever to 4000 yards ... he knows the system and can A-B-C-dump with his eyes closed. yates needs more practice time throwing to a spot while identifying coverage.

i think yates is going to be pretty good for the texans, that opinion hasnt changed, but he's not ready unless we want to make a reckless gunslinger out of him (which would be an upgrade). if we're going to go with a game manager, someone who knows the game and can get us wins in the playoffs, i'd much rather see garcia or delhomme.

yes i'm drunk.

Repped!!! I think we all know Yates needs experience. He's behind the curve with a shortened camp and he was the 3rd or 4th string when camp started til Dan O left. I think we have been caught up as fans b/c we've made the playoffs, won the division and justifiably wanting much more. In reality Yates needs way more time to run this offense. I do believe Kubiak dials down the offense later in the games if he sees us struggling...its not about stats as some of us think, its based on the how the offense is playing and the game is flowing. I think after the season is done, Yates gives us a reason to dump Leinart but I don't think he will be the eventual replacement for Schaub. But if he becomes that then so be it.

False Start
12-23-2011, 09:35 AM
Yates looked like a rookie, third string, fifth round QB last night, and the Panthers game. He started off great, but I think he's lost his mojo.

Texan_Bill
12-23-2011, 09:41 AM
Start SAGE!

:gamer:

False Start
12-23-2011, 09:45 AM
Start SAGE!

:gamer:



To hell with that! Bring back Ragone!

Kaiser Toro
12-23-2011, 09:48 AM
I cannot expect Delhomme to make a difference. We are in a bad spot right now, but let's not forget that we are a 10 win team heading toward a home game in the playoffs. We have time to get players healthy, watch tape and work on timing.

I have waited too long for a playoff game to ***** and moan about a team that has been winning with duct tape.

cuppacoffee
12-23-2011, 10:00 AM
Look folks, we aren't going very deep in the playoffs anyway considering all that's happened with the injuries. I would rather keep TJ in, if for nothing else than he needs the practice. With the point production down by 10 points a game since Schaub has left, and AJ questionable and a weak WR core, we might not even beat the Titans.

But it's not time for Delhomme. He won't be here next year, or Garcia either. If Schaub does not return, it'll be either Hot Tub or Yates or someone else, but it won't be Delhomme or Garica. Might as well give the playing time to someone who will be here next year.



This.^^^

We need to find out what we have with Yates.

I would like to see Kubiak put Yates to the test during the Titans game.

Air it out, use his legs.

I'm not expecting a playoff run, too many pieces missing.

If it doesn't look promising with Yates it should affect next years draft.

We have plugged in D players and been successful.

No plug in players for QB WR OL. Punter would be nice also.


:coffee:

Texecutioner
12-23-2011, 10:07 AM
Boy, all of these guys that thought our 5th round rookie that could take us deep into the playoffs sure did jump off that bandwagon quick. Lol!

I said this from the jump when Yates came in. He's a rookie, and for people to have thought some rookie who just thrown into the fire was going to go in there and take this team deep were kidding themselves.

Unfortunately we're seeing the same Kubiak I remember in his first two seasons when he would give games away and wouldn't even try to be competitive even when he had nothing to lose. The Texans aren't going to do jack in the post season when Kubiak coaches this way. I thought he got over that. Apparently not. That was a disgrace to lose that game last night.

silvrhand
12-23-2011, 10:16 AM
I used to be a great wide receiver like Andre Johnson, then I took an arrow to the knee.. Then in rehab someone stole my sweetroll..

thunderkyss
12-23-2011, 10:20 AM
Keep Yates. Pray for Andre.

I'd love to rep you..... but can't do it because of the screen name.

ubecool454
12-23-2011, 10:22 AM
3rd down efficiency was terrible. Yates may be the future but right now he's not getting it done. Thanks for the comeback win for the division but I think it's time we gave Jake some playing time.

Careful what you ask for....even though I do agree with you that Yates seems to be overwhelmed and anxious at times.

ubecool454
12-23-2011, 10:33 AM
Yates looked like a rookie, third string, fifth round QB last night, and the Panthers game. He started off great, but I think he's lost his mojo.

I think Yates and the Texans may need to stop listening to 610 and stop reading the Houston Chronicle..lol

Blake
12-23-2011, 10:36 AM
Everyone loves the backup QB.

Carr Bombed
12-23-2011, 10:38 AM
:rolleyes: Bringing in Delhomme isn't going to solve anything (did anybody watch the Browns play last season?). Yates wasn't even the problem last night, the head coach was. The problem is we have a sissy head coach who coaches scared. He's too scared to even watch his team kick field goals and he's too scared to take chances when we're playing against other sub par teams.

When we played against Atlanta and Cincy, he knew Yates had to make plays and he called plays to allow him to. When we played against the Jags, Carolina, and now Indy...the coward thought he could just cruise to a win with good defense and he slapped the cuffs on. He's a coward and I'm sorry, but there's nothing that Delhomme could've done to make any difference last night.

Gary Kubiak needs to pull his head out of his ass and without his security blanket (Wade Phillips) we look just as incompetent as last season so who really is the HC here? As far as I'm concerned if Wade Phillips wants a HCing job...he can have one, it just needs to be here. Hell I even heard the "it's on me" line in the post game interview.....the more things change, the more they stay the same. :toropalm:

ubecool454
12-23-2011, 10:42 AM
Boy, all of these guys that thought our 5th round rookie that could take us deep into the playoffs sure did jump off that bandwagon quick. Lol!

I said this from the jump when Yates came in. He's a rookie, and for people to have thought some rookie who just thrown into the fire was going to go in there and take this team deep were kidding themselves.

Unfortunately we're seeing the same Kubiak I remember in his first two seasons when he would give games away and wouldn't even try to be competitive even when he had nothing to lose. The Texans aren't going to do jack in the post season when Kubiak coaches this way. I thought he got over that. Apparently not. That was a disgrace to lose that game last night.

I guess the bandwagon fans thought that Yates would be our Tom Brady but I Brady did sit his whole played one game his rookie year and had a year to check out the scene if I recall.

Carr Bombed
12-23-2011, 10:43 AM
Everyone loves the backup QB.

Everybody also loves to blame the QB, what happened last night wasn't a QB issue. I can list 3 different factors that cost us the game before I get to the QB.

Offensive line
Gary "turtle di&%" Kubiak (playcalling)
and
the worst officiated game I've ever seen.

Texecutioner
12-23-2011, 10:50 AM
I guess the bandwagon fans thought that Yates would be our Tom Brady but I Brady did sit his whole played one game his rookie year and had a year to check out the scene if I recall.

Yates and Tom Brady's name should never have even been mentioned in the same sentence.

HJam72
12-23-2011, 11:41 AM
Everybody also loves to blame the QB, what happened last night wasn't a QB issue. I can list 3 different factors that cost us the game before I get to the QB.

Offensive line
Gary "turtle di&%" Kubiak (playcalling)
and
the worst officiated game I've ever seen.

Winston dropped out of pass-blocking school and Caldwell is a drop-off from Breisel.

Carr Bombed
12-23-2011, 11:45 AM
Winston dropped out of pass-blocking school and Caldwell is a drop-off from Breisel.

Winston can't block speed rushers...it's consistently been proven time and time again. He gets his ass handed to him on a platter every time we play the Colts and other speed rushers.

EllisUnit
12-23-2011, 11:58 AM
In order to throw a significant number of times you have to sustain drives. Yates couldn't get it done. Never really had any time. The people on the field have to do their damned jobs. Yates was sacked 4 times and was hit on 3 other plays.

Absorb that stat for a moment
...that's 7 pressures/sacks out of only 16 attempts. That's horrifying. Embarrassing!

The damned O-line (I'm looking at you Caldwell and Winston) have to give the boy time to throw. Why dial up a bunch of passes when your O-line is letting your QB get creamed nearly ever other time he tries to drop back?

you do realize its only counted as an attempt if he throws the ball, so he was sacked 4 times on 20 pass attempts "in your terms"

alphajoker
12-23-2011, 12:37 PM
Wat game were u watching? And delhomme is? Kubes terrible play calling killed us. Only 1 3rd down conversion, that falls on play calling. All 3rd down plays were scripted less than the marker

Wow! You neg rep me for having an opinion?

thunderkyss
12-23-2011, 12:45 PM
This.^^^

We need to find out what we have with Yates.

I would like to see Kubiak put Yates to the test during the Titans game.

Air it out, use his legs.

I'm not expecting a playoff run, too many pieces missing.

If it doesn't look promising with Yates it should affect next years draft.

We have plugged in D players and been successful.

No plug in players for QB WR OL. Punter would be nice also.


:coffee:


I know we all base our opinions on what we would do in these situations. Mine for some reason is usually different than most.

If I'm Kubiak I would do exactly what we are doing. Working on the game plan that gives us the best chance to win. Defense & the running game.

We're not going to beat the Patriots or the Ravens by getting into a shoot out with them. We're going to beat them the way we beat the Steelers, the Falcons, & the Bengals.

Playing defense, & running the ball, taking shots down field when appropriate to stretch the field.

I don't think the last game was about "reigning" Tj in. I think it was about playing smart. We had the lead for 58:04 we put the game in the hands of our defense. It didn't work.

But from here on out, that is our best chance of winning. We need to get better at scoring TDs & not field goals.

We've seen Tj air it out. We've seen Tj throw 40+ times. If that's what we need to do, that's what we're going to do. But we're going to protect the football, & we're going to play smart.

It lost us the game yesterday, not saying anything different. We've got to get better playing that style of football. Trying to be the Saints or the Packers isn't going to win us any football games.

thunderkyss
12-23-2011, 12:49 PM
Boy, all of these guys that thought our 5th round rookie that could take us deep into the playoffs sure did jump off that bandwagon quick. Lol!
.

I'm still on it. You're right though, a lot of people jumping off quick... I think I'll move up to the front row.

EllisUnit
12-23-2011, 12:50 PM
I know we all base our opinions on what we would do in these situations. Mine for some reason is usually different than most.

If I'm Kubiak I would do exactly what we are doing. Working on the game plan that gives us the best chance to win. Defense & the running game.

We're not going to beat the Patriots or the Ravens by getting into a shoot out with them. We're going to beat them the way we beat the Steelers, the Falcons, & the Bengals.

Playing defense, & running the ball, taking shots down field when appropriate to stretch the field.

I don't think the last game was about "reigning" Tj in. I think it was about playing smart. We had the lead for 58:04 we put the game in the hands of our defense. It didn't work.

But from here on out, that is our best chance of winning. We need to get better at scoring TDs & not field goals.

We've seen Tj air it out. We've seen Tj throw 40+ times. If that's what we need to do, that's what we're going to do. But we're going to protect the football, & we're going to play smart.

It lost us the game yesterday, not saying anything different. We've got to get better playing that style of football. Trying to be the Saints or the Packers isn't going to win us any football games.

the same game plan that didnt work against the panthers, and the colts ? I would stick with yates, but open it up, especially in the play-offs, do you think it will be even close if we play like we have the last 2 games in the play-offs, we lost 2 the last 2 teams and their combined record at the time was 5 -22.

Kubiak needs to realize that we are not gonna win with these sorry ass game plans that kubiak is putting together.

thunderkyss
12-23-2011, 01:13 PM
the same game plan that didnt work against the panthers, and the colts ? I would stick with yates, but open it up, especially in the play-offs, do you think it will be even close if we play like we have the last 2 games in the play-offs, we lost 2 the last 2 teams and their combined record at the time was 5 -22.

Kubiak needs to realize that we are not gonna win with these sorry ass game plans that kubiak is putting together.

It's the same game plan that scored 41 points against the Titans & 17 points against the Steelers. The better we get at it, the better our chances of winning.

The Falcons & Bengals are 17-11 & we beat them with the same game plan.

EVOLVIST
12-23-2011, 01:39 PM
In order to throw a significant number of times you have to sustain drives. Yates couldn't get it done. Never really had any time. The people on the field have to do their damned jobs. Yates was sacked 4 times and was hit on 3 other plays.

Absorb that stat for a moment
...that's 7 pressures/sacks out of only 16 attempts. That's horrifying. Embarrassing!

The damned O-line (I'm looking at you Caldwell and Winston) have to give the boy time to throw. Why dial up a bunch of passes when your O-line is letting your QB get creamed nearly ever other time he tries to drop back?

Because you dial up something other than what your doing by making game-time adjustments on the fly.

#1 - What about putting your QB in shotgun more if they are getting too much pressure up the middle?

#2 - Even better: When Drew Brees is getting too much rush in his grill, I've seen time and again, they start throwing quickly to Sprolles. In our case, it would be Arian Foster. Once the defense gets burned they become more honest.

I'm just talking about adjustments. I have never really seen them in games coached by Kubiak. Bum Phillips even hinted at that last night in the post-game show, but dear ol' Bum backed off early and laughed saying he's not a coach anymore. Bless his heart: Bum would probably do a better job.

I'm pretty sure his kid would, too.

TheEastwood
12-23-2011, 02:31 PM
I used to be a great wide receiver like Andre Johnson, then I took an arrow to the knee.. Then in rehab someone stole my sweetroll..

He had a curved sword....A. CURVED. SWORD.

dream_team
12-23-2011, 03:24 PM
I know we all base our opinions on what we would do in these situations. Mine for some reason is usually different than most.

If I'm Kubiak I would do exactly what we are doing. Working on the game plan that gives us the best chance to win. Defense & the running game.

We're not going to beat the Patriots or the Ravens by getting into a shoot out with them. We're going to beat them the way we beat the Steelers, the Falcons, & the Bengals.

Playing defense, & running the ball, taking shots down field when appropriate to stretch the field.

I don't think the last game was about "reigning" Tj in. I think it was about playing smart. We had the lead for 58:04 we put the game in the hands of our defense. It didn't work.

But from here on out, that is our best chance of winning. We need to get better at scoring TDs & not field goals.

We've seen Tj air it out. We've seen Tj throw 40+ times. If that's what we need to do, that's what we're going to do. But we're going to protect the football, & we're going to play smart.

It lost us the game yesterday, not saying anything different. We've got to get better playing that style of football. Trying to be the Saints or the Packers isn't going to win us any football games.

Great post! Wish I could rep you on tapatalk. My thoughts exactly.

Daylight come
12-23-2011, 05:31 PM
Wow...you know things have gotten bad when things turn into the old Carr debate. I like Yates, but he doesn't force the ball down the field, for whatever reason. How many 20+ yard throws did you see Last night, because I can't recall any. The fact is he is playing essentially dink and dunk and I had enough of that with Carr. Maybe it's Kubiak's fault, but that tell me Kubiak doesn't trust Yates. This offense was so dangerous with Schaub because almost any pass was possible, and certainly the long ball was.

I just hope Andre helps change this because it is ridiculous. We have plenty of solid tight ends who should help out a young qb and they seem to disappear.

Its time!!!!!!! I tried to set up an account right after the Panthers game to call for Delhomme. Yates can not win a playoff game much less a super bowl. You have nothing to lose. Jake wont shy away from big moments. Yes he may very well crash and burn, but he will give you guys a fighting chance. And he will def chuck it up for grabs to the bigger stronger version of steve smith you have.

ThaJokaa
12-23-2011, 05:35 PM
smh, at this thread...

ChrisG
12-23-2011, 05:48 PM
Its time!!!!!!! I tried to set up an account right after the Panthers game to call for Delhomme. Yates can not win a playoff game much less a super bowl. You have nothing to lose. Jake wont shy away from big moments. Yes he may very well crash and burn, but he will give you guys a fighting chance. And he will def chuck it up for grabs to the bigger stronger version of steve smith you have.

Who Jacoby? Cause im pretty sure Yates didnt have a solid deep threat to throw to. Id rather have yates who shows promise then some washed up qb who was available week 9.

Say Watt
12-23-2011, 06:07 PM
Delhomme? Jake fother muckin Delhomme?!? Are we talking about the same guy that got benched for Colt McCoy (a guy that is likely a worse QB than TJ Yates)?!? Are we talking about the guy that threw 2 TDs to & 7!!!!! INTs in 5 games the last time he had a starting gig and 8 TDs and 18!!!! INTs the year before that?!? Are we talking about the guy that got run out of Carolina so they could start Matt freaking Moore?!?

:toropalm:

Daylight come
12-23-2011, 06:53 PM
Dude you guys are screwed regardless, at least he has playoff experience. Has any other Texan played in the playoffs or ever won anything?

Say Watt
12-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Dude you guys are screwed regardless, at least he has playoff experience. Has any other Texan played in the playoffs or ever won anything?

If we are screwed regardless, then why the hell should we give someone we already know sucks the opportunity instead of a rookie with some potential?

:thinking:

Norg
12-23-2011, 07:07 PM
I say try jeff garcia. Lol hes won some plAyoff games lol

Speedy
12-23-2011, 08:21 PM
Right now, it really doesn't matter. You're on your 3rd QB, and now we're calling for a 4th, a 5th? (Actually I could use a 5th with the way this season is about to turn out)

I do think that if they're not going to open the playbook for these games that they are losing anyway, and try to give this kid some confidence and experience, then why not go with Delhomme or Garcia? At least they do have some experience. And playoff experience at that. You're not going anywhere with any of them anyway. What the hell difference does it make? Not getting it done with Yates, see what Delhomme has. He doesn't have it, throw Garcia out there.

Yates isn't the future anyway. I mean, if not for injuries, T.J. Yates wouldn't have seen a football field for another 5 years at the very least. So if they're trying to save him from hurting his development/confidence for the future, I think that is just dumb.

Playoffs
12-23-2011, 09:39 PM
Nope.

TJ is a Texan. Delhomme is a journeyman.

This is the hand we're dealt. Yates needs to fast-track his maturation, if he's able to.

Time for more TJ time.

:logo:

EllisUnit
12-24-2011, 09:58 AM
Boy, all of these guys that thought our 5th round rookie that could take us deep into the playoffs sure did jump off that bandwagon quick. Lol!

I said this from the jump when Yates came in. He's a rookie, and for people to have thought some rookie who just thrown into the fire was going to go in there and take this team deep were kidding themselves.

Unfortunately we're seeing the same Kubiak I remember in his first two seasons when he would give games away and wouldn't even try to be competitive even when he had nothing to lose. The Texans aren't going to do jack in the post season when Kubiak coaches this way. I thought he got over that. Apparently not. That was a disgrace to lose that game last night.

NOT me i still believe he can win us a superbowl. I think Kubiak calling the plays like he is a rookie is what will be our downfall. We have all seen that Yates can make the throws, he does make mistakes, he still has a lot to learn, but i see far ahead of where most rookies are after their 4th start.

Just call the game like you want to win, and not lose and we will go deep into the play-offs. You think the patriots ever slow it down with a 7 point lead hell even with a 20 point lead haha

HJam72
12-24-2011, 10:22 AM
Can't Schaub just play with a hard cast on or something? :toropalm:

Hey, a hard cast made to fit into one of those hard plastic ski boots! Hell, Schaub might run faster that way! LOL

thunderkyss
12-24-2011, 11:14 AM
NOT me i still believe he can win us a superbowl. I think Kubiak calling the plays like he is a rookie is what will be our downfall. We have all seen that Yates can make the throws, he does make mistakes, he still has a lot to learn, but i see far ahead of where most rookies are after their 4th start.

Just call the game like you want to win, and not lose and we will go deep into the play-offs. You think the patriots ever slow it down with a 7 point lead hell even with a 20 point lead haha

I think he did just that. We relied on our run game & our defense the way we should. We had the game won.

They played the way they were going to play, regardless how the game was called. & for the way our offense was out there, I can't imagine a better outcome if we went to the air more often.

They had not been able to score a TD all game long, forcing them to do so with no timeouts from the 80 yard line with Dan Orlovsky was a good bet, we just lost.

Think about how the Chiefs beat the Packers. Who'd have thunk it? But if they can beat the packers playing that style of ball, we can beat the Patriots playing that style of ball.

If the game dictated that we air it out, I have no doubt that we'll air it out.

We threw it on first down, we threw it on second down, we threw it on third down. We picked up 1st downs off big runs, we picked up first downs on passing plays.

I don't think Gary was playing not to lose. He was doing what he thought needed to be done with a rookie QB & an offensive line that was struggling in the passing game.

This is the way we're going to win in the post-season. Anyone thinking we'll win by putting more on Tj's shoulders is doing a little double talking.

They say we can't win with a rookie QB. Then they say we need him to win the games for us.

mussop
12-24-2011, 12:28 PM
i put the first sack/fumble on yates because he was given a massive lane to step into but misjudged and let the DE come around. two others were on 3 step drops that he two-stepped and got caught by DT's. whether it was indecisiveness or poor technique i'm not sure, but he was standing in his blockers' pockets and was grabbed through the blocks from what i saw.

again this is without a repeat watching, just going off of my reaction of twice saying "finish your drop!", "he two-stepped a 3 step drop and didnt have room to get the pass off".

This! On top of this Yates showed zero pocket awareness and looked spooked anytime he had to drop back. That was a very DC like performance. If this is the best we can expect from him then why not give one of the vets a chance?

thunderkyss
12-24-2011, 12:48 PM
This! On top of this Yates showed zero pocket awareness and looked spooked anytime he had to drop back. That was a very DC like performance. If this is the best we can expect from him then why not give one of the vets a chance?

I did not notice this. Not saying it isn't the case, but I did not notice.

I will say, when everyone was thrilled with Tj's first couple of performances, about standing in the pocket & delivering a strike, when Leinart was dumping off.

I said it then, they all look like men of steel until they get smacked a few dozen times. The special ones keep it up, as if they are made of steel.

I don't know where Tj is right now, but if what you noticed is true, you're right, time to move on.