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HTown2ATX
12-30-2012, 03:15 PM
As Texans fan (so Oilers excluded) "we" have only had 1 playoff run. And let me tell you, I was pumped, partying, drunk as hell, everything all in one like it was NYE 2000 last year, just see our Austin Texans group on FB if you need proof, but I gotta say, this year, I MAYBE will go to the group/bar for next weeks playoff game against the Bengals (as it looks right now) as that seems like it will be a waste of money and Shiner and GOD knows I hate to waste either.

W-T-F happened to this team????

So I ask, all ?'s about Kubes, Schaub aside....

Are YOU excited about the playoffs still or not?

PS, please be realistic and leave your "I'm more of a fan than you cause I am excited" (cause you're not and I LOL at you for that) and just answer the question....

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 03:15 PM
Well we've only had two playoff runs, lol.

I wasn't very excited going into last year's either. Similar play leading into it. Hell, we're probably going to have the same opponent!

Marcus
12-30-2012, 03:17 PM
I don't know if I even want to watch the game. Seriously.

Playoffs
12-30-2012, 03:17 PM
Second year of playoffs -- not much of a sample size. :lol:

Tailgate
12-30-2012, 03:19 PM
LOLZ. I dont even know how to feel right now. Its almost as if we will be going to our funeral instead of hosting a playoff game. I am not sure how I am going to be able to get up for this game vs Cincy. The money spent, the waking up early this Sunday, the false hope tailgating, and then the death of what seemed a magical season right in front of our eyes.

I am utterly sick. So many years... So much pain. The life of a Houston fan. Hello familiar, I see you didnt stray too far.

deucetx
12-30-2012, 03:19 PM
Well we've only had two playoff runs, lol.

I wasn't very excited going into last year's either. Similar play leading into it. Hell, we're probably going to have the same opponent!

Yeah, it's us and the Bengals again unless Pats or Broncs lose to one of the chump teams they are playing. Course I wouldn't hold my breath on it but there's always hope.

PhilpW
12-30-2012, 03:20 PM
This team doesn't look too excited about it, how can the fans be excited about it?

Corrosion
12-30-2012, 03:21 PM
You should edit the title of this thread to playoff game .... not playoff run , you have to win one to call it a run. Im not confident they will win a playoff game.

Texn4life
12-30-2012, 03:22 PM
Probably not the best time to ask this question. I keep telling myself that if I stood by the Texans when they were terrible, I can stand by them now.

But damn they've made it difficult with their lack of urgency these last 2 games. I just don't get it. Its almost like they haven't really wanted it.

steelbtexan
12-30-2012, 03:23 PM
Nope

Playoff runs as in diarrhea?

mariowillshine15
12-30-2012, 03:24 PM
Don't like how we've played at all the 2nd half of the season. But if we pull it together we can still make a run. I think i just drank the last of my kool-aid.

BlueSteel
12-30-2012, 03:25 PM
Probably not the best time to ask this question. I keep telling myself that if I stood by the Texans when they were terrible, I can stand by them now.

The difference is that when the teams were bad you expected to lose and it was fun to watch individual players succeed. With this team we should be winning and come across as a total embarrassment.

In short... It was easier to watch our bad teams lose.

fiasco west
12-30-2012, 03:25 PM
Yeah, it's us and the Bengals again unless Pats or Broncs lose to one of the chump teams they are playing. Course I wouldn't hold my breath on it but there's always hope.

They are their division rivals.

I'm betting one of the games will at least be dramatic.

EllisUnit
12-30-2012, 03:25 PM
It is sader watching this team go into the playoffs the way they are than it was to know week 17 was or last game of the season, atleast then i knew we didnt have the talent.

It makes it sader now seeing all of our talent go to waste, seeing the last few years of AJ go to waist, seeing Watts dominating season go to waste.

Just getting tired of watching talent get waisted by this coaching staff and this middle of the pack QB.

Nawzer
12-30-2012, 03:26 PM
Nope

Playoff runs as in diarrhea?

Hahaha! Man I needed that laugh!

RTP2110
12-30-2012, 03:29 PM
I've heard of "backing into the playoffs", but this is the first time I've ever seen a team crash and burn into the playoffs.

Maddict5
12-30-2012, 03:30 PM
I don't know if I even want to watch the game. Seriously.

i actually feel the same way right now

HTown2ATX
12-30-2012, 03:33 PM
I don't know if I even want to watch the game. Seriously.

Honestly this is how I feel and felt before the game if they lost to be frank. Repped.

Vinny
12-30-2012, 03:34 PM
Nope

Playoff runs as in diarrhea?
Texans have the playoff runs

Tailgate
12-30-2012, 03:34 PM
Hi, my name is Tailgate... And I am a Texans fan.

ATXtexanfan
12-30-2012, 03:35 PM
Anyone in the Austin area want to buy four upper deck tickets and a yellow lot parking pass? PM me

fiasco west
12-30-2012, 03:35 PM
It is sader watching this team go into the playoffs the way they are than it was to know week 17 was or last game of the season, atleast then i knew we didnt have the talent.

It makes it sader now seeing all of our talent go to waste, seeing the last few years of AJ go to waist, seeing Watts dominating season go to waste.

Just getting tired of watching talent get waisted by this coaching staff and this middle of the pack QB.

You really do not mean this.

I remember those years when the Texans would ALWAYS miss the playoffs by a game or two. It was terrible. Way worse than this.

At least they have a chance. Yeah it may not look like the best of chances right now but at least it is there.

HTown2ATX
12-30-2012, 03:36 PM
Second year of playoffs -- not much of a sample size. :lol:

That's kind of the point brodequin.....it's ONLY our second playoff appearance but this team has looked so beyond $hitty, it's hard to get excited when you think you would but you're right lol right..... :trapstar:

EllisUnit
12-30-2012, 03:36 PM
I don't know if I even want to watch the game. Seriously.

We will all be watching cheering on our texans, why maybe because we are all blind sheep following a blind keeper.

Regardless i will be watching cheering them on in hopes that we somehow win, and then will do the same when we go on the road to either denver or new england.

Nawzer
12-30-2012, 03:38 PM
Don't know if I'll even watch the game honestly. I haven't seen anything the past couple of weeks that leads me to believe we'll win. I've switched my attention to the Houston Rockets.

Vinny
12-30-2012, 03:42 PM
I gotta watch...love the game too much. My hope has already been crushed this last month of the season so I'm not worried about being depressed next Sunday when we play the Bengals.

HTown2ATX
12-30-2012, 03:49 PM
I gotta watch...love the game too much. My hope has already been crushed this last month of the season so I'm not worried about being depressed next Sunday when we play the Bengals.

Oh I'll end up watching.....love this team too much although I tell myself for heart and stress reasons not to watch...but I'm not "excited" about it if that makes sense....

bobbeaux
12-30-2012, 04:22 PM
i'm excited for the team to have won the afc south 2 years in a row and to be making the playoffs 2 years in a row . . . i believe the team as it is today matches up well against the bengals and should be a great game . . . i'm not excited about being down to our 3rd string lb's and not excited about the play calling or the play in general of the team the last few weeks, but i believe this team is still getting stronger each off season . . . ;)

fiasco west
12-30-2012, 04:24 PM
i'm excited for the team to have won the afc south 2 years in a row and to be making the playoffs 2 years in a row . . . i believe the team as it is today matches up well against the bengals and should be a great game . . . i'm not excited about being down to our 3rd string lb's and not excited about the play calling or the play in general of the team the last few weeks, but i believe this team is still getting stronger each off season . . . ;)

I agree. I think they should get better...if they don't then let go of some of their pro-bowlers because they are in cap hell.

Even after letting go of all the guys they are STILL edging against the Cap..I just don't understand. Smith evaluates talent with the best of them but he needs to call Daryl Morey and get some help with the cap apparently.

ziggy29
12-30-2012, 04:25 PM
The only thing that would be more demoralizing than a "one and done" at this point would be if a 14-2 Texans team which didn't lose its first half momentum laid a big first round egg. With diminished expectations come diminished heartbreak.

TexansRule1
12-30-2012, 04:30 PM
There is a chance...which is better than we can say for our 1st nine years of existence.

I love watching the game and anything can happen. Hopes are not high, however. I wouldn't be surprised if Bengals are even favored. Tough one for the odds makers.

Lucky
12-30-2012, 04:44 PM
I don't know if I even want to watch the game. Seriously.
Last year's playoff atmosphere was excilerating. This coming game will be flat as a pancake. There will probably be no shows. What a difference a month makes.

Smith evaluates talent with the best of them but he needs to call Daryl Morey and get some help with the cap apparently.
What the hell has Morey ever won? He'd be the Gary Kubiak of NBA GMs, except he never hired his Wade Phillips.

midway
12-30-2012, 04:45 PM
Last year's playoff atmosphere was excilerating. This coming game will be flat as a pancake. There will probably be no shows. What a difference a month makes.


What the hell has Morey ever won? He'd be the Gary Kubiak of NBA GMs, except he never hired his Wade Phillips.

The Rockets got Harden this year, and will have max contract salary space this offseason, he's actually done a pretty good job of "slow and steady"

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 04:45 PM
Last year's playoff atmosphere was excilerating. This coming game will be flat as a pancake. There will probably be no shows. What a difference a month makes.


I'd be upset at that. We didn't exactly look like the 1985 Bears going into last year's playoffs.

MEGA SWATT
12-30-2012, 04:49 PM
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HTown2ATX
12-30-2012, 04:52 PM
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:kitten:

LOL....you troll you!! ;)

HTown2ATX
12-30-2012, 04:55 PM
I wasn't very excited going into last year's either. Similar play leading into it.

I don't remember looking this bad leading into it with as many losses at the end of the season like this.........

Also we had Yates in there...not our starter.....

gwallaia
12-30-2012, 05:05 PM
Even if by some miracle we beat the Bengals next week, the next game would be at New England. There is really no reason for the Texans to make the plane trip up there.

ziggy29
12-30-2012, 05:08 PM
I'd be upset at that. We didn't exactly look like the 1985 Bears going into last year's playoffs.

But expectations were lower and the "just glad to be here" feeling was high. And it is rather telling that at the end of the regular season, a 10-6 team led by T.J. Yates felt like a considerably "better" team than this team which badly limped to a 12-4 finish.

This looked like an elite team, an AFC Championship contender, 9-10 weeks into the season. Since then I think it's safe to say that the expectations many have about this team's chances in the postseason have taken a dive.

Halfway in the season, I felt like this team had a realistic chance to beat any team in the NFL, home or away. (If we got Denver now instead of early in the season, I think we'd get thrashed.) The last few weeks have taken that feeling away. So compared to what we were hoping for as late as mid-November, yeah, it feels like a bit of a downer.

Khari
12-30-2012, 05:12 PM
Are YOU excited about the playoffs still or not?

Not really. Not expecting much, but will still watch and hope they win.

:gamer:

bckey
12-30-2012, 05:13 PM
I gotta watch...love the game too much. My hope has already been crushed this last month of the season so I'm not worried about being depressed next Sunday when we play the Bengals.

Me either Vinny. It is what it is.

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 05:18 PM
But expectations were lower and the "just glad to be here" feeling was high. And it is rather telling that at the end of the regular season, a 10-6 team led by T.J. Yates felt like a considerably "better" team than this team which badly limped to a 12-4 finish.

This looked like an elite team, an AFC Championship contender, 9-10 weeks into the season. Since then I think it's safe to say that the expectations many have about this team's chances in the postseason have taken a dive.

Halfway in the season, I felt like this team had a realistic chance to beat any team in the NFL, home or away. (If we got Denver now instead of early in the season, I think we'd get thrashed.) The last few weeks have taken that feeling away. So compared to what we were hoping for as late as mid-November, yeah, it feels like a bit of a downer.

Honestly, I hardly ever thought that this team was better than last year's. Especially after Cushing went down.

Last year's team was decimated by injuries like no other team I've ever seen, but at least we had Watt, Cushing, DeMeco, Joseph, Andre, and Foster in the playoffs.

This year was markedly different. From not having Cushing, to Foster looking like **** because of OL (and no Winston/Brisiel overall)/God knows what, to DeMeco being gone, etc.

Was much more confident in last year's bunch despite all the injuries.

bobbeaux
12-30-2012, 05:27 PM
Honestly, I hardly ever thought that this team was better than last year's. Especially after Cushing went down.

Last year's team was decimated by injuries like no other team I've ever seen, but at least we had Watt, Cushing, DeMeco, Joseph, Andre, and Foster in the playoffs.

This year was markedly different. From not having Cushing, to Foster looking like **** because of OL (and no Winston/Brisiel overall)/God knows what, to DeMeco being gone, etc.

Was much more confident in last year's bunch despite all the injuries.

i agree . . . offensive injuries last year had expectations low, but there was still hope since our defense was intact and playing at a high level . . . this year, we have multiple injuries to the defense especially the lb core and the oline isn't nearly as strong as last year . . . imo, denver is the only team that might be able to keep new england out of the super bowl . . . i can't stand ne, btw . . . ;)

hradhak
12-30-2012, 05:33 PM
My hopes for this season were extremely high and I think we have the talent on this team to win a Super Bowl. The gap between talent and execution has been extremely disappointing. We should not be limping into the playoffs.

I thought at the beginning of the month that we are Super Bowl team. Right now I don't think we are going to make it out of the first round. This team has to prove to the fans and to itself that it is the same team that started this season.

ziggy29
12-30-2012, 05:38 PM
I thought at the beginning of the month that we are Super Bowl team. Right now I don't think we are going to make it out of the first round. This team has to prove to the fans and to itself that it is the same team that started this season.

Unless Cushing is miraculously healed and at 100% of game shape within the next few days, it's not the same team that started the season, especially on defense. Still, I'd agree the problems seem deeper than that. It's almost as if the team bought the hype when they were being ranked #1 or #2 in the NFL "power rankings".

Porky
12-30-2012, 05:45 PM
This has to be the worst 12-4 team in the history of the NFL. So, if you're asking me if I am excited about the playoffs...

http://msti.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/mora_playoffs.jpg

Giant Tiger
12-30-2012, 06:09 PM
Oh I'll end up watching.....love this team too much although I tell myself for heart and stress reasons not to watch...but I'm not "excited" about it if that makes sense....

Exactly how I feel. Last year I was so pumped, screamed at the tv the whole game. I work with a Bengals fan who lived in Cincinnati during the 70's & I didn't know what to say the next day at work. Right now I don't really care about next week's game...doubt I'll be upset if they lose.

EllisUnit
12-30-2012, 06:15 PM
Just amazes me how the patriots can take any player, plug them in and they are successful. Think that might have something to do with coaching ? Hell look at Cassel when he filled in for brady, and look at him since.

We are one of the most talented teams in the NFL i have no doubt so WHYYY are we struggling. Just something to ask yourself.

Mr teX
12-30-2012, 06:16 PM
2004 nba playoffs....rockets got the lakers 1st round...lost the series 4-1 i believe....had zero confidence they could do anything with them

BullNation4Life
12-30-2012, 06:26 PM
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that is a little too shallow for the fall the Texans just had...

TexansFanatic
12-30-2012, 06:29 PM
Are YOU excited about the playoffs still or not?

Nope. In my opinion, the Texans have won their final game of the 2012 season already.

This team is a mess and it starts at the top.

mridge01
12-30-2012, 06:30 PM
I gotta watch...love the game too much. My hope has already been crushed this last month of the season so I'm not worried about being depressed next Sunday when we play the Bengals.

You're right, the Texans pretty much took the level of expectation out of the equation. Whatever, at least I won a nice bet taking the colts. Easy money.

BullNation4Life
12-30-2012, 06:30 PM
Just amazes me how the patriots can take any player, plug them in and they are successful. Think that might have something to do with coaching ? Hell look at Cassel when he filled in for brady, and look at him since.

We are one of the most talented teams in the NFL i have no doubt so WHYYY are we struggling. Just something to ask yourself.

I put the answer in bold for you.

Patriots have a coach that will go for your throat and a QB that has the boots to do so. They believe in NE. That game against NE showed a few differences between the Texans and Pats, but the main difference was bright a Texas July day..

The Patriots KNOW the are good enough to win a Super Bowl...

The Texans HOPE to get to the Super Bowl...

Until the Texans have that same swagger, expect many more disappointing seasons like this one was, record be damned...

EllisUnit
12-30-2012, 06:31 PM
I put the answer in bold for you.

Patriots have a coach that will go for your throat and a QB that has the boots to do so. They believe in NE. That game against NE showed a few differences between the Texans and Pats, but the main difference was bright a Texas July day..

The Patriots KNOW the are good enough to win a Super Bowl...

The Texans HOPE to get to the Super Bowl...

Until the Texans have that same swagger, expect many more disappointing seasons like this one was, record be damned...

haha thanks but i knew the answer, was a retorical question :)

HJam72
12-30-2012, 06:41 PM
I put the answer in bold for you.

Patriots have a coach that will go for your throat and a QB that has the boots to do so. They believe in NE. That game against NE showed a few differences between the Texans and Pats, but the main difference was bright a Texas July day..

The Patriots KNOW the are good enough to win a Super Bowl...

The Texans HOPE to get to the Super Bowl...

Until the Texans have that same swagger, expect many more disappointing seasons like this one was, record be damned...

Somebody get Schaub some dang boots!!! :foottap:

BullNation4Life
12-30-2012, 06:47 PM
Somebody get Schaub some dang boots!!! :foottap:

Schaub needs a pair of balls before he gets his boots...

gwallaia
12-30-2012, 07:16 PM
With the exception of JJ Watt and Andre Johnson, I don't think any of the other Texan players give a damn about winning. I think they are happy to be millionaires. I think they are content going home to their trophy wives in their million dollar mansions driving their $200,000 cars.

HJam72
12-30-2012, 07:18 PM
With the exception of JJ Watt and Andre Johnson, I don't think any of the other Texan players give a damn about winning. I think they are happy to be millionaires. I think they are content going home to their trophy wives in their million dollar mansions driving their $200,000 cars.

I would be. :shades:

EllisUnit
12-30-2012, 07:22 PM
I would be. :shades:

me too and thats why i dont agree with the kind of money these guys make. Players dont leave college early to keep playing the game they love at the next level anymore, they do it for a big pay day now.

Norg
12-30-2012, 07:52 PM
no im not im not even going to cheer much when the defense plays i just hope we improve and make it to the afc championship

Malloy
12-30-2012, 08:17 PM
Hell yeah I'll be exited... next saturday... Until then I'll be grumpy, but there's no way I'll see our team play in the playoffs and not give a damn :)

mridge01
12-30-2012, 10:38 PM
Hell yeah I'll be exited... next saturday... Until then I'll be grumpy, but there's no way I'll see our team play in the playoffs and not give a damn :)

Can't blame you for exiting.

macho grande
12-30-2012, 10:54 PM
No.

Hookem Horns
12-30-2012, 11:25 PM
This is the LEAST excited I have ever been for a playoff game. Maybe this is how I would have felt facing the Steelers in round 2 had the Oilers won in OT versus Buffalo after choking up that 35-3 lead.

I can say this, I have NEVER been this depressed over a 12-4 record. Before this season I wouldn't even think that would be possible.

midway
12-30-2012, 11:29 PM
I'm depressed because we have a staff who collectively can't count to 11.

mike moffat
12-30-2012, 11:52 PM
Schaub needs a pair of balls before he gets his boots...

You are right there Bull! Reps to ya.

mike moffat
12-30-2012, 11:57 PM
With the exception of JJ Watt and Andre Johnson, I don't think any of the other Texan players give a damn about winning. I think they are happy to be millionaires. I think they are content going home to their trophy wives in their million dollar mansions driving their $200,000 cars.

I couldn't agree more. However, I would add Cushing's name to the list. This team just wasn't the same after Cush went out.

gwallaia
12-31-2012, 07:49 AM
I couldn't agree more. However, I would add Cushing's name to the list. This team just wasn't the same after Cush went out.

Agreed. Cushing does care. Make that 3 players.

thunderkyss
12-31-2012, 08:04 AM
As Texans fan (so Oilers excluded) "we" have only had 1 playoff run. And let me tell you, I was pumped, partying, drunk as hell, everything all in one like it was NYE 2000 last year....

I was stuck in Mexico last season (long story) so I couldn't go to the game. Had tickets paid for & everything.

We didn't get into radio range until the last play of the game. "Tj takes the snap & kneels.... it's over Texans' fans..... "

Heartbreak.

I'm excited. We didn't end last season on a good note either. But we got that win. There's no guarantee we'll win Saturday..... but I hope to be there (tickets paid for, but I've got to work, hope I can get off early) screaming my head off, rooting for my team.

Double Barrel
12-31-2012, 11:40 AM
Even if by some miracle we beat the Bengals next week, the next game would be at New England. There is really no reason for the Texans to make the plane trip up there.

At least they have nice new jackets to wear to stay warm if they do go to NE.

The northeast weather and Tom Brady's icy stare could make things a bit chilly.

CloakNNNdagger
12-31-2012, 12:47 PM
Just happened to notice that this week, EVERY single team that has qualified for the playoffs scored more points than the Texans did against the Colts (I won't even point out the same stats for the week of the game with the Vikings).