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pierre03
05-23-2005, 12:59 PM
If the offensive line steps up this year, do you feel that the Texans have a chance to make it to the playoffs.

Yankee_In_TX
05-23-2005, 01:11 PM
Sigh, another one?

Please search for one of the 2378356124 threads with the exact same title and post in it.

Blake
05-23-2005, 01:14 PM
I think you are mistaken, its more like 2,378,356,129 threads. But I could be wrong.

OzzO
05-23-2005, 01:59 PM
Ah, it's the first post - cut em a little slack. Welcome to the board pierre03, the Oline stepping up is defintely a big factor in this season being a success.

U4ikrob
05-23-2005, 02:09 PM
If the offensive line steps up this year, do you feel that the Texans have a chance to make it to the playoffs.

Welcome Pierre -

To your Q: If the line steps up I give them a fighting chance of making it as a wildcard this year. I think they will go 8-8 or 9-7 if the line plays well. The play of the O-line will certainly make a big difference in the "If" it happens.

TEXANS84
05-23-2005, 02:15 PM
Sigh, another one?

Please search for one of the 2378356124 threads with the exact same title and post in it.

Give the kid a break, it's his first post.


Pierre, welcome to the board. U4ikrob pretty much sums it up in the previous post.

TopTexanFan16
05-23-2005, 05:14 PM
Welcome Pierre -

To your Q: If the line steps up I give them a fighting chance of making it as a wildcard this year. I think they will go 8-8 or 9-7 if the line plays well. The play of the O-line will certainly make a big difference in the "If" it happens.

i dunno bout that in the AGC south goin 8-8 or 9-7 wont cut it. i dont think we could make the wild card with only 9 wins......unless the jags just role over and die and we somehow come up with a win against the colts. IMO

U4ikrob
05-23-2005, 05:54 PM
In our own Division - I dunno I guess I just dont see the Colts and Jags being the contendors again this year liek the last 2. I think both clubs will be toughing it out with us at the end of the year and our club has picked up the pace enough to compete with both of them. IF the Colts loose Edge or he sits out a few games because of the contract deal it could really hurt them in team chemistry esp if Edge doesnt have faith in the front office givign him a long term deal after the year is done. Same with the Jags, Fred [i'm always hurt] Taylor is injured again and may not play the whole season again if things go really bad. Could make a difficult start for both of those clubs and make it more of a dogfight at the end of the season thus my pick is 8-8 or 9-7 as a wildcard.

Texas_Thrill
05-23-2005, 06:02 PM
its the BIGGEST factor IMO. Though there are some snipping at the heels.

The fact that we have ONE LB for sure that's a starter and that's Babin. We've gotten REALLY young on D and I wonder how long it takes for us to GEL that unit could be a really big factor.

dalemurphy
05-23-2005, 06:03 PM
Well, Capers is now talking about this team being in the playoff picture. That is a far cry from Capers' and Casserly's M.O. to date. Even last year, they were careful to downplay expectations. I l

dalemurphy
05-23-2005, 06:07 PM
its the BIGGEST factor IMO. Though there are some snipping at the heels.

The fact that we have ONE LB for sure that's a starter and that's Babin. We've gotten REALLY young on D and I wonder how long it takes for us to GEL that unit could be a really big factor.

We were much less experienced on defense last year than we will be this year... Last year, we started 3 rookies. This year, we aren't starting any. While we may have gotten younger, we've not lost experience... We'll have one 1st year starter (Peek), maybe, and it'll be his 3rd year in the league.

The defense should be vastly improved from the 1st half of last season and eventually be better than it was at the end of last season, IMO.

SESupergenius
05-23-2005, 06:42 PM
While we may have gotten younger, we've not lost experience.That's a pretty good oxymoron or the best imitation of OJ Simpson as a broadcaster as I've ever seen ("We have to remember that whoever scores the most points by the end wins.")

TexansTrueFan
05-23-2005, 07:14 PM
yes they will make the play-offs,,oh and i'm naive by the by :)

TexansTrueFan
05-23-2005, 07:22 PM
yeah i say we'll make it to the second round of the play-offs and then be out of it, but hey i wouldnt mind a superbowl "but hey who would"

sprtsfanatic
05-23-2005, 08:47 PM
That's a pretty good oxymoron or the best imitation of OJ Simpson as a broadcaster as I've ever seen ("We have to remember that whoever scores the most points by the end wins.")

Hey genious what he meant by his post was that our defense got younger but if you look at who we have put out on the defensive side of the ball...they are all young and experienced players...P-buc is very young still, but yet as been an impact player for 3 yrs in the NFL. M.G is young but has plenty of experience having started for the Dolphins next to one todays top linebackers...so we have added plenty of youth and SPEED but looking at the overall picture all of our young players have a tremendous amount of experience and are MUCH faster...your comment would lead people to believe that DRob sucks cause this is only his second year...if you honestly think that...then give me a little bit of whatever your smoking...that has to be some good stuff

jr0ck
05-23-2005, 08:50 PM
If the offensive line steps up this year, do you feel that the Texans have a chance to make it to the playoffs.

to answer the original post, specifically about the questions with the OL, i have this as an answer (and a little perspective)

from THE official site (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/news_detail.php?PRKey=1695) - "The Texans were one of just six teams last season to have a 3,000-yard passer (Carr), a 1,000-yard rusher (Domanick Davis) and a 1,000-yard receiver (Andre Johnson)."

even with 49 sacks last year thats still a pretty damn impressive, not to mention balanced, offense. not to say that the line couldn't, or more importantly shouldn't improve, but even if the difference between the 04-05 line and the 05-06 line is marginal i think we still have a fighting chance at the wild card. just my :twocents:...

Doom Capers
05-24-2005, 12:37 PM
The AFC is going to be tough this year, really tough. I think 11-5 teams will be getting the Wild Cards this year. So if we can get to 11-5, then yes, playoffs here we come. It all depends on how the semi-new defense steps up.

maddsouth
05-24-2005, 06:43 PM
I think they will just miss the playoffs this season with a 9-7 record, but IMO will finish 2nd behind the Dolts

royce1054
05-25-2005, 08:26 AM
I kinda feel like we will go 8-8 or 9-7 if the O-line has an OK year. If the Texans line has a good or great year we could go 9-7, 10-6 bc we do have an easy schedule.. I think Indy has a good O but their D is horrible. I think we should be able to contain them with the added coverage that we have.

TheOgre
05-25-2005, 08:33 AM
I give us 1 in 3 odds of making the playoffs this year.

Davis37
05-25-2005, 09:09 AM
I think we willl just miss the playoffs with a 9-7 record.

ojthecat
05-25-2005, 09:38 AM
This is the year that we Bustamove and go 11-5. We are going to be in the playoffs and may even win the division. We will beat the colts at least once and I would say there is a 50-50 chance that we host a playoff game in Reliant and if so the place will be rockin :highfive:

royce1054
05-25-2005, 12:10 PM
I do think we will beat the colts in Houston. I dont think we will beat them in Indy though. I do think we will sweep both Jacksonville and Tennessee though. So in division i think we go 5-1. Then we have to beat teams like SF, Cle, Ari, STL, Buffalo then i think we are in. Pittsburg, Baltimore, Seattle i think will be harder games to win.

Doom Capers
05-26-2005, 11:46 AM
I do think we will beat the colts in Houston. I dont think we will beat them in Indy though. I do think we will sweep both Jacksonville and Tennessee though. So in division i think we go 5-1. Then we have to beat teams like SF, Cle, Ari, STL, Buffalo then i think we are in. Pittsburg, Baltimore, Seattle i think will be harder games to win.

You better watch out. I think AZ will surprise A LOT of people this year. We do play a lot of those teams their are hit or miss. One week they will totally dominate, and the next week they will play horrible. Kind of like......us......

Mr Shush
05-26-2005, 01:58 PM
There is not a cat in hell's chance that an 8-8 team is going to the wildcards from the AFC this year. I'd be a little surprised if a 9-7 team did. I put us towards the lower end of the group likely to be chasing AFC wildcard berths, roughly on a par with the Jags and behind the Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, Pats and Bills (obviously subtract whoever ends up winning the N and E divisions from that list), without even thinking about trying to guess what the hell will happen in the freakazoid AFC West.

royce1054
05-27-2005, 02:16 AM
You better watch out. I think AZ will surprise A LOT of people this year. We do play a lot of those teams their are hit or miss. One week they will totally dominate, and the next week they will play horrible. Kind of like......us......

I know what you are saying i think they will go 8-8 or 7-9 somewhere aroudn there. I think the problem is that they are going to start what was it 6-8 rookies. I say wait 1 more year and they are my favorite to win the NFC worst