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Hervoyel
11-18-2012, 04:16 PM
Has anyone else read the opinion that's been kicked around that the Texans haven't come back on anybody or had to win any games with last second drives/late heroics? I have seen that stated a couple of times online but can't remember where so don't expect a link. What I'm saying is that I agreed with those opinions and was wondering when we'd see the team pull it together and come back on someone or win in a tight game. I didn't expect it from the Jaguars (Outstanding game by the way Jaguars. Bravo!) but I knew it was coming and it was needed.

Games like these and last week against Chicago make football teams believe they can beat anybody and come back in any situation. This was a scary game but good for us in the long run.

ziggy29
11-18-2012, 04:18 PM
Good teams find ways to win games even when they have a subpar performance. Bad teams find ways to lose games they should have won.

Good teams know how to finish. Good teams know how to take advantage of teams who don't know how to finish. Texans fans were on the wrong end of that for too many years; it feels nice to be on the other side...

76Texan
11-18-2012, 04:18 PM
Agree.
Go Texans!

Showtime100
11-18-2012, 04:21 PM
I'm a Texan. Rey missed a great effort by Houston.

ArlingtonTexan
11-18-2012, 04:28 PM
My favorite part was on the last play off the game, the two Young olmen well down field blocking after the texans had used something approaching 100 snaps of the ball.

GP
11-18-2012, 04:37 PM
My favorite part was on the last play off the game, the two Young olmen well down field blocking after the texans had used something approaching 100 snaps of the ball.

Newton and Jones, right?

Yeah, the Jags blew the playcall decision badly. When two OL are that far down the field, you know you just aced the test right there.

I knew as soon as that ball was thrown we were straight money. I was yelling "Go to your home! Go to your hooome!"

Remember when the Rams did that to us in overtime a long time ago? WR screen and he took it to the house. Game over. Nice to be on the other side of those tracks for a change.

hradhak
11-18-2012, 04:43 PM
Was that our first wr screen of the season? That was a great playcall.

This is a game that the tean will look to when playing in the playoffs and say we are good and we can beat anybody

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TexCanada
11-18-2012, 04:44 PM
Was definitely good for this group of guys to have this experience. Next time, however, we should really just hit the game winning FG in regulation. Or finish the drive in OT. Or hold them in OT after the FG...

What a game.

ThaJokaa
11-18-2012, 05:07 PM
Newton and #60 (Jones maybe)

http://www.abload.de/img/untitled-5k9dpy.gif

PapaL
11-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Manning says it was a Nut Check type of game for him
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1759653/houstonnuts.gif

ObsiWan
11-18-2012, 05:12 PM
Has anyone else read the opinion that's been kicked around that the Texans haven't come back on anybody or had to win any games with last second drives/late heroics? I have seen that stated a couple of times online but can't remember where so don't expect a link. What I'm saying is that I agreed with those opinions and was wondering when we'd see the team pull it together and come back on someone or win in a tight game. I didn't expect it from the Jaguars (Outstanding game by the way Jaguars. Bravo!) but I knew it was coming and it was needed.

Games like these and last week against Chicago make football teams believe they can beat anybody and come back in any situation. This was a scary game but good for us in the long run.

of course there will still be naysayers with the "Yeah, but it was just the Jags..."

to them I will answer, "up yours".

Playoffs
11-18-2012, 05:13 PM
Good teams win ugly games.

That was ugly.

Specnatz
11-18-2012, 05:18 PM
Good teams win ugly games.

That was ugly.

Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield

"All the good teams find a way to win, no matter if it's ugly or pretty or whatever." @johnson80 #Texans

:texflag:

PapaL
11-18-2012, 05:18 PM
of course there will still be naysayers with the "Yeah, but it was just the Jags..."

to them I will answer, "up yours".

I'm a firm believer that records don't mean much in division play.These teams know each other inside and out.

False Start
11-18-2012, 05:24 PM
Pancakes... (https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL/status/270256199914639360)

John McClain
‏@McClain_on_NFL
The Texans are putrid on both sides of the ball. Coaches did a terrible job getting them ready to play. Players are horrible.
:mariopalm: :lol:


Great game, we faced some adversity, and found a way to win.

GlassHalfFull
11-18-2012, 06:08 PM
I hate McClain.


Andre just decided he wanted to finish the game. Tough game to watch, but we won which is all that matters in the end.

ATXtexanfan
11-18-2012, 06:13 PM
Division games are tough, especially the second time around. We go to Tenn after after Detroit AND before new England

drs23
11-18-2012, 06:19 PM
I hate McClain.


Andre just decided he wanted to finish the game. Tough game to watch, but we won which is all that matters in the end.

You got that right Katie. I've got sore stomach muscles from being tense and my poor puppy is quivering from all my yelling.

Was great to see the Team tough it out and scratch for the W!

Nawzer
11-18-2012, 06:21 PM
Couple of things I checked off on my list of things that Texans had to show to prove they were an elite team. One of them was the come from behind victory and the other one was can Matt Schaub lead a team from behind to victory. Both were answered rather emphatically today.

SheTexan
11-18-2012, 06:29 PM
I hate McClain.


Andre just decided he wanted to finish the game. Tough game to watch, but we won which is all that matters in the end.

Ditto!!! Bout had heart failure, but, our boys never quit!! AJ's TD was the icing on the cake! So proud of him and FOR him!! That burst of speed on that TD was a thing of beauty!!! Glad to see him back!!

Frosty
11-18-2012, 07:19 PM
Was not shown here in Austin but thanks that Time Warner finally got the NFL Network and Red Zone.. got to see the last of the game ( between NASCAR).. Like SheTexan said.. I was having a heart attack.. could not believe the Jags were that tough.. I kept up with the score on an iPhone ESPN app.. sheesh.. I slammed so many beers the last quarter + OT.... The saying "this is not your fathers Oldsmobile" applies to the Texans.. Not my fathers Oliers!! YES.. 9-1 baby!

Corrosion
11-18-2012, 07:32 PM
To piggyback Herv's thoughts ....


After watching this offense all season , I had to wonder how they would perform in a two minute situation where they absolutely had to score a TD.


They have been methodical for the most part. I wondered if that offense was capable of going 4-5 wide and spreading it out .... while maintaining protection for Schaub since they use so much play action under normal circumstances to keep him clean.

They did what they wanted when they went 5 wide on that next to last drive in regulation ..... I was impressed.



AJ had a monster day but ..... I think the unsung hero of this game was .... Garrett Graham with 8 catches 82 yards and two scores.

9 Texans recievers had receptions today .....

Corrosion
11-18-2012, 07:37 PM
My favorite part was on the last play off the game, the two Young olmen well down field blocking after the texans had used something approaching 100 snaps of the ball.

Newton and Jones, right?


Walter made the first block , Newton pancaked a DB like he should and Jones got in the way enough that it made the last defender have to take a poor angle.

GP
11-18-2012, 07:49 PM
You got that right Katie. I've got sore stomach muscles from being tense and my poor puppy is quivering from all my yelling.

Was great to see the Team tough it out and scratch for the W!

My dog starts shaking when the CBS opening music comes on, I am not even kidding.

Dude knows I'm about to mutter things under my breath, yell at the TV, scream for joy, complain, celebrate, throw something.

Frankly, I don't know why he stays in the room. He's not a fair weather dog!

drs23
11-18-2012, 08:21 PM
My dog starts shaking when the CBS opening music comes on, I am not even kidding.

Dude knows I'm about to mutter things under my breath, yell at the TV, scream for joy, complain, celebrate, throw something.

Frankly, I don't know why he stays in the room. He's not a fair weather dog!

HeHe. She's prolly only a game or two away from that too!

mootini
11-19-2012, 06:35 AM
Great game Texans! Was very exciting and the Jags surprised me! You can say Plain Garbage is done! I would say BUST all over that pick! Anyway, the good teams find a way to win...Kudos to the Texans.

SheTexan
11-19-2012, 06:48 AM
My dog starts shaking when the CBS opening music comes on, I am not even kidding.

Dude knows I'm about to mutter things under my breath, yell at the TV, scream for joy, complain, celebrate, throw something.

Frankly, I don't know why he stays in the room. He's not a fair weather dog!

That's funny GP. My little poodle does the same. THANK goodness for him he only has to endure my loud mouth during away games! Poor thing would probably be a nervous wreck! He actually went and hid in my bedroom during the Bears game. I finally found him in the closet! The cats were nowhere to be found, didn't come out from their hiding place until the next morning.

GP
11-19-2012, 06:53 AM
Great game Texans! Was very exciting and the Jags surprised me! You can say Plain Garbage is done! I would say BUST all over that pick! Anyway, the good teams find a way to win...Kudos to the Texans.

Man, your team had all of Texans nation sweating bullets.

Blackmon is the real deal after that performance.

mootini
11-19-2012, 06:57 AM
Yes, Seems Blackmon and Shorts is becoming a nice WR pair. I see that game a revenge game for the Texans, making up for the defection game to Mike Thomas! Texans/Jags games are always fun to watch. I really like the rivalry!


Man, your team had all of Texans nation sweating bullets.

Blackmon is the real deal after that performance.

thunderkyss
11-19-2012, 07:14 AM
I'm going to say at no time during that game did I think we were going to lose. I know it didn't look good, but I never doubted. My daughter, who thinks she is bad luck since we have lost more games than not when she attends with me, picked this game because it "should have been" an easy win.

She was beside herself the whole game. & the kid sitting next to here was thinking the same thing. They were upset, distraught. I kept telling them don't worry, we're going to win.

They did everything they could to help us win, they were screaming everytime we were on defense, at the top of their lungs. I didn't get involved until we had them at third down. I felt... they don't need us to beat this team. Then at the end of the game.... 6 minutes left or so, I got in with them for every defensive snap.

I think most people felt the same way, because though it was loud, it went to another level in those last 6 minutes & overtime. She was on cloud nine at the end of that game, feeling like she was a big part of that win & I think she was. You should have seen here, telling everybody in our section when to get loud & when to get quite & high-fiving everybody in the section. I was a very proud dad.

Great game Texans! Was very exciting and the Jags surprised me! You can say Plain Garbage is done! I would say BUST all over that pick! Anyway, the good teams find a way to win...Kudos to the Texans.

I think Plain Garbage getting taken out of the game was one thing. But the focus those Jags played with was amazing. They seemed unfazed by the noise or by the failed plays & kept on coming. I was very impressed. A lot of that, I think comes with playing a division game. If they can play with that kind of focus, they can win out.

Big whoop, already down 9 games. The best they can finish is 7 & 9, but it would be a great thing for them to build on. Blackmon is a beast. Cecil Shorts is going to be awesome, & you still have Laurent Robinson & MJD. Chad Henne is a player.

That was a great game & I give them props for showing up & playing out.

mootini
11-19-2012, 08:27 AM
There might be a light at the end of this terrible season? Will see?, this is Chad Henne, who is up and down, all the time. Yes, the Jags even surprised me yesterday! We still have 2 games vs Titans, which I would love to beat the snot out of them!


I'm going to say at no time during that game did I think we were going to lose. I know it didn't look good, but I never doubted. My daughter, who thinks she is bad luck since we have lost more games than not when she attends with me, picked this game because it "should have been" an easy win.

She was beside herself the whole game. & the kid sitting next to here was thinking the same thing. They were upset, distraught. I kept telling them don't worry, we're going to win.

They did everything they could to help us win, they were screaming everytime we were on defense, at the top of their lungs. I didn't get involved until we had them at third down. I felt... they don't need us to beat this team. Then at the end of the game.... 6 minutes left or so, I got in with them for every defensive snap.

I think most people felt the same way, because though it was loud, it went to another level in those last 6 minutes & overtime. She was on cloud nine at the end of that game, feeling like she was a big part of that win & I think she was. You should have seen here, telling everybody in our section when to get loud & when to get quite & high-fiving everybody in the section. I was a very proud dad.



I think Plain Garbage getting taken out of the game was one thing. But the focus those Jags played with was amazing. They seemed unfazed by the noise or by the failed plays & kept on coming. I was very impressed. A lot of that, I think comes with playing a division game. If they can play with that kind of focus, they can win out.

Big whoop, already down 9 games. The best they can finish is 7 & 9, but it would be a great thing for them to build on. Blackmon is a beast. Cecil Shorts is going to be awesome, & you still have Laurent Robinson & MJD. Chad Henne is a player.

That was a great game & I give them props for showing up & playing out.

drs23
11-19-2012, 11:26 AM
I think most people felt the same way, because though it was loud, it went to another level in those last 6 minutes & overtime. She was on cloud nine at the end of that game, feeling like she was a big part of that win & I think she was. You should have seen here, telling everybody in our section when to get loud & when to get quite & high-fiving everybody in the section. I was a very proud dad.

And as you should be TK. Sounds like you've got a keeper there. Can ya take her to NE? We need her there!

drs23
11-19-2012, 11:28 AM
There might be a light at the end of this terrible season? Will see?, this is Chad Henne, who is up and down, all the time. Yes, the Jags even surprised me yesterday! We still have 2 games vs Titans, which I would love to beat the snot out of them!

Please do mootini. I love to see the Tits get snot smacked. Everytime!

Hervoyel
11-19-2012, 12:14 PM
I don't think I'm the only one who looked at Jacksonville yesterday and realized that they're about to turn a corner. Gabbert is a mistake. It happens. Carr was a mistake and he's got that same "Not quite all there" look to his face when things get out of his control that Carr had. I think the Jags are about to figure out that Gabbert isn't going to work out and when they do they're going to go get a QB. That's a bad day to be a member of the AFC South because two of your games just got a whole lot harder. There are weapons there and that team is not stuck in neutral or going in reverse if they get the QB situation straightened out. Sure, the defense needs help but Blackmon is in my opinion a real franchise WR. MJD is of course "MJD" and if he'd played yesterday we would have lost that game. Not a doubt in my mind.

The Jaguars are better than their record. They need leadership at the QB position to make this kind of performance an every week thing. Texans rock, Colts are improving faster than expected and now the Jaguars are looking like they might be better than anyone had believed. Only the Titans apparently suck as much as we all thought and that makes perfect sense to me.

run-david-run
11-19-2012, 04:44 PM
Well, let's not forget they gave up 43 points and 600+ yards and couldn't get a stop in the second half, 2 bad Schaub throws aside.
They definitely looked better than 1-8 though, but they have a ways to go on both sides of the ball.

That said, get it together Jacksonville, I don't like people making fun of my division. That's what the Titans are for.

ObsiWan
11-19-2012, 05:14 PM
There might be a light at the end of this terrible season? Will see?, this is Chad Henne, who is up and down, all the time. Yes, the Jags even surprised me yesterday! We still have 2 games vs Titans, which I would love to beat the snot out of them!

Soooo... will Gabbert be back for next week or has the Jacksonville fanbase collected a huge sum of money to bribe the team doctor into telling the coaching staff that Gabbert's injury was "season-ending" so Henne could give you a fighting chance the rest of the way?
:D

Edit:
Come to think of it, since you have to play Tenn. twice, hell, I'll kick in a few bucks if it guarantees Gabbert won't start against the Tacks.

DocBar
11-19-2012, 05:20 PM
I don't think I'm the only one who looked at Jacksonville yesterday and realized that they're about to turn a corner. Gabbert is a mistake. It happens. Carr was a mistake and he's got that same "Not quite all there" look to his face when things get out of his control that Carr had. I think the Jags are about to figure out that Gabbert isn't going to work out and when they do they're going to go get a QB. That's a bad day to be a member of the AFC South because two of your games just got a whole lot harder. There are weapons there and that team is not stuck in neutral or going in reverse if they get the QB situation straightened out. Sure, the defense needs help but Blackmon is in my opinion a real franchise WR. MJD is of course "MJD" and if he'd played yesterday we would have lost that game. Not a doubt in my mind.

The Jaguars are better than their record. They need leadership at the QB position to make this kind of performance an every week thing. Texans rock, Colts are improving faster than expected and now the Jaguars are looking like they might be better than anyone had believed. Only the Titans apparently suck as much as we all thought and that makes perfect sense to me.I was saying this before the 1st game against ther Jags. They have a tough D and talent on the O side of the ball. Besides, except for the Texans, I ALWAYS pick the home team in division games, regardless of records or injuries.

I agree with ya, Herv. Get a different franchise QB. Gabbert just doesn't seem to have "it".

EDIT: I STILL can't believe nobody is making a big deal out of Jax going for it on 4th & 10 at midfield instead of punting it away and pinning us deep in our own territory. HUUUUGE error imo. There were only a couple of minutes left in the OT period. I tie would've been great for them and terrible for us.

ObsiWan
11-19-2012, 05:44 PM
I was saying this before the 1st game against ther Jags. They have a tough D and talent on the O side of the ball. Besides, except for the Texans, I ALWAYS pick the home team in division games, regardless of records or injuries.

I agree with ya, Herv. Get a different franchise QB. Gabbert just doesn't seem to have "it".

EDIT: I STILL can't believe nobody is making a big deal out of Jax going for it on 4th & 10 at midfield instead of punting it away and pinning us deep in our own territory. HUUUUGE error imo. There were only a couple of minutes left in the OT period. I tie would've been great for them and terrible for us.

Regarding the edited part...
I think that was a smart play on their part. They hadn't really "stopped" us in the second half, there was roughly 6-7 minutes left in the O/T, but mainly, they were still behind by 3. On our previous possession we'd eaten up 6:50 while marching 70+ yds for a FG. They knew their best chance was to tie the game up. I doubt if they would have gotten the ball back had they not forced a tie.

klockWork
11-19-2012, 07:23 PM
Things I hate from this game:

*Kubiak been calling draw plays on 3rd & long all year. It finally bit him in the butt when Foster fumbled.
Mean while Jax calls for a passing play on their 3rd & long and hit Blackmon on a long TD.

*Our D blitz way too much. I thought we learn from that mistakes with the GB game. Jax passing game slowed down when we just rush four. I believe our D is at it's best when we rush 4.
For the year, 10 qb sack on blitz versus 17 sack on just a 4 man rush.
Bears and 49ers, one of the best Defensive team, also one of the least blitzing team in football.
Yeah, sometimes blitz are effective, but for the most part for this team it is bad game plan.


*Folks getting excited for Schaub 527 passing.
This was against a 27th rank Defense team in the NFL(Now 31st) who was playing prevent-D in the fourth Q. That combo should at least spot any avg QB 200 yrds of passing.

*Justin Forsett ran well and better than Foster in this game. But yet Foster still had 28 carries!
C'mon Kubiak, don't wear him out before playoff begins.

*And finally our Defense.
We went up against the last rank Offense in football without their best offensive playmaker in MJD, knocked out their starting QB, and at our own stadium with our crowd noise working against them...and they hung 37 points on us with over 400 yards off offense? Really?
This is way more humiliating than Rogers's 6 TD.

Things I like about this game:

*Our special teams return game. It's refreshing getting the ball beyond the 40 yard line once in a while.

*Bradie James played his best game for us so far. I wasn't sure what jersey # he wears before this game.

This count as a win, but it's a costly win. It cost me the painful knowledge that this team will never win a SB with Wade's blitz-happy unit and Kubiak conservative play-calling.

thunderkyss
11-19-2012, 07:33 PM
Things I hate from this game:

*Kubiak been calling draw plays on 3rd & long all year. It finally bit him in the butt when Foster fumbled.
Mean while Jax calls for a passing play on their 3rd & long and hit Blackmon on a long TD.

*Our D blitz way too much. I thought we learn from that mistakes with the GB game. Jax passing game slowed down when we just rush four. I believe our D is at it's best when we rush 4.
For the year, 10 qb sack on blitz versus 17 sack on just a 4 man rush.
Bears and 49ers, one of the best Defensive team, also one of the least blitzing team in football.
Yeah, sometimes blitz are effective, but for the most part for this team it is bad game plan.


*Folks getting excited for Schaub 527 passing.
This was against a 27th rank Defense team in the NFL(Now 31st) who was playing prevent-D in the fourth Q. That combo should at least spot any avg QB 200 yrds of passing.

*Justin Forsett ran well and better than Foster in this game. But yet Foster still had 28 carries!
C'mon Kubiak, don't wear him out before playoff begins.

*And finally our Defense.
We went up against the last rank Offense in football without their best offensive playmaker in MJD, knocked out their starting QB, and at our own stadium with our crowd noise working against them...and they hung 37 points on us with over 400 yards off offense? Really?
This is way more humiliating than Rogers's 6 TD.

Things I like about this game:

*Our special teams return game. It's refreshing getting the ball beyond the 40 yard line once in a while.

*Bradie James played his best game for us so far. I wasn't sure what jersey # he wears before this game.

This count as a win, but it's a costly win. It cost me the painful knowledge that this team will never win a SB with Wade's blitz-happy unit and Kubiak conservative play-calling.

& that's why they play the game. If we just threw a bunch of stats at each other & played the game on paper..... who'd give a $hit??

Trail.Blazr
11-19-2012, 07:48 PM
Things I hate from this game:

*Kubiak been calling draw plays on 3rd & long all year. It finally bit him in the butt when Foster fumbled.
Mean while Jax calls for a passing play on their 3rd & long and hit Blackmon on a long TD.

*Our D blitz way too much. I thought we learn from that mistakes with the GB game. Jax passing game slowed down when we just rush four. I believe our D is at it's best when we rush 4.
For the year, 10 qb sack on blitz versus 17 sack on just a 4 man rush.
Bears and 49ers, one of the best Defensive team, also one of the least blitzing team in football.
Yeah, sometimes blitz are effective, but for the most part for this team it is bad game plan.


*Folks getting excited for Schaub 527 passing.
This was against a 27th rank Defense team in the NFL(Now 31st) who was playing prevent-D in the fourth Q. That combo should at least spot any avg QB 200 yrds of passing.

*Justin Forsett ran well and better than Foster in this game. But yet Foster still had 28 carries!
C'mon Kubiak, don't wear him out before playoff begins.

*And finally our Defense.
We went up against the last rank Offense in football without their best offensive playmaker in MJD, knocked out their starting QB, and at our own stadium with our crowd noise working against them...and they hung 37 points on us with over 400 yards off offense? Really?
This is way more humiliating than Rogers's 6 TD.

Things I like about this game:

*Our special teams return game. It's refreshing getting the ball beyond the 40 yard line once in a while.

*Bradie James played his best game for us so far. I wasn't sure what jersey # he wears before this game.

This count as a win, but it's a costly win. It cost me the painful knowledge that this team will never win a SB with Wade's blitz-happy unit and Kubiak conservative play-calling.



DaTruth? Is that You?


:boogereater:

TejasTom
11-19-2012, 08:27 PM
Soooo... will Gabbert be back for next week ....

Chad Henne starting (http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2012/11/19/3667486/chad-henne-starting-jaguars-news-mike-mularkey-fire-gene-smith)


Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey announced at his Monday press conference that Chad Henne will start on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. While the announcement itself isn't a surprise, given that Blaine Gabbert now has an injury in both arms and has trouble gripping the football, the surprise is Mularkey's reasoning for announcing Henne as the starter.

It was based on performance, not necessarily injury.

thunderkyss
11-19-2012, 09:26 PM
While the announcement itself isn't a surprise, given that Blaine Gabbert now has an injury in both arms and has trouble gripping the football, the surprise is Mularkey's reasoning for announcing Henne as the starter.

It was based on performance, not necessarily injury.

Nothing like kicking a guy while he's down.

GuerillaBlack
11-20-2012, 06:27 AM
I was saying this before the 1st game against ther Jags. They have a tough D and talent on the O side of the ball. Besides, except for the Texans, I ALWAYS pick the home team in division games, regardless of records or injuries.

I agree with ya, Herv. Get a different franchise QB. Gabbert just doesn't seem to have "it".

EDIT: I STILL can't believe nobody is making a big deal out of Jax going for it on 4th & 10 at midfield instead of punting it away and pinning us deep in our own territory. HUUUUGE error imo. There were only a couple of minutes left in the OT period. I tie would've been great for them and terrible for us.

They were going for the win. I applaud them for that. I hate ties.

DocBar
11-20-2012, 10:21 AM
They were going for the win. I applaud them for that. I hate ties.I applaud them only because I'm a Texan fan. If Kubiak made that decision, the pink soapers would be wearing out their keyboards.

On second thought, maybe Mularkey just didn't trust his D from any point on the field. Regardless, punting the ball was the right call, as a head coach, IMHO.

ChampionTexan
11-20-2012, 11:40 AM
I applaud them only because I'm a Texan fan. If Kubiak made that decision, the pink soapers would be wearing out their keyboards.

On second thought, maybe Mularkey just didn't trust his D from any point on the field. Regardless, punting the ball was the right call, as a head coach, IMHO.

I agree with the decision, although I would probably feel different if the Texans had done the same thing.

Basically, punting the ball at that point was giving up any chance to win the game, although increasing your chance for a tie. At 1-8, the possibility of losing the game instead of tieing it doesn't really bring any downside, and a win is a win - even for a team that's just trying to get to 2-8.

Had it been the Texans, it would have been kind of gut-wrenching, but when you look at the potential repercussions of a loss that would be both a conference and a division loss, and compare that to a tie, the logical decision is probably different. Fortunately, it was theirs to make, and it turned out to go our way.

76Texan
11-20-2012, 12:01 PM
I agree with you both.

And I think we would have punted the ball because we can trust the D to get a stop.