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TXAg14 12-30-2013 04:04 PM

Looking on the Bright Side...
 
Trying to look at the Texans going forward in a positive light.

1) We get the 1-1 draft pick, in the sport where getting that slot is the most meaningful. (i.e. not the Astros, where you draft the guy and won't see him in the majors for half a decade). Texans can easily improve in one area big time with this pick. Texans have pulled out some great drafts in the past, so I'm confident they can find 3-4 contributors for next year's team.

2) We get a new head coach. While this could go either way, a new coach is going to bring a lot of enthusiasm and new energy to a team that BADLY needs it. As it's been pointed out in a few articles, the Texans head coaching job is highly sought after. Chances are the Texans will get the guy they want (O'Brien, Lovie Smith, Wisenhunt?) to fill this position.

3) 2014 schedule at first look looks easy. Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Dallas and the New York Giants on the road...Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Philadelphia and Washington at home. Only 3 teams are in the playoffs currently. If the Texans wanted to turn it around in a hurry, next year's schedule will definitely help.

Thorn 12-30-2013 04:09 PM

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My Kool-Aid is staying in the fridge until I find out who our new coach is.

drs23 12-30-2013 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Thorn (Post 2276094)
My Kool-Aid is staying in the fridge until I find out who our new coach is.

Heck Thorn, stir in some 'schrooms and set it on the counter till they ferment, have a big glass, and then you won't even worry about what the FO does.:spin:

Norg 12-30-2013 05:38 PM

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we need to get rid of rick how don't see how u can bring in a new Coach like lovie or esp Bill and not expect them to want there own GM of there liking not someone from the old regime

and we have to go full blown Rebuild this quick fix thing is not going to work and if we try and do it Next season im lookin at 5 wins at best type of team


Jags went full blown rebuild heck al the teams in our divison have done it Jags and colts more so then titans but


to think we are better then them and don't have to do that is a fraud

TXAg14 12-30-2013 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Norg (Post 2276179)
we need to get rid of rick how don't see how u can bring in a new Coach like lovie or esp Bill and not expect them to want there own GM of there liking not someone from the old regime

and we have to go full blown Rebuild this quick fix thing is not going to work and if we try and do it Next season im lookin at 5 wins at best type of team


Jags went full blown rebuild heck al the teams in our divison have done it Jags and colts more so then titans but


to think we are better then them and don't have to do that is a fraud

I don't think that a coach has a ton of say in the GM, unless he's someone with a lot of prestige and keeping him is more important than anything else.

5 wins at best though? That's all for next season? Given that we are playing only 3 teams that were in the playoffs this year? Then again we did go 2-14 this season...

Trap_Star 12-30-2013 05:46 PM

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At least no one can say they were better than us this year...




...at sucking.

HJam72 12-30-2013 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TXAg14 (Post 2276080)

3) 2014 schedule at first look looks easy. Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Dallas and the New York Giants on the road...Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Philadelphia and Washington at home. Only 3 teams are in the playoffs currently. If the Texans wanted to turn it around in a hurry, next year's schedule will definitely help.

Just my negative mindedness coming out:

At home:

Indianapolis: just won our division, easily.
Jacksonville: swept us this year.
Tennessee: second in our division this year and just beat us.
Cleveland: Ok, maybe we win this one....next year.
Pittsburgh: fairly recent Superbowl winner and one-time dynasty.
Oakland: Ok, we might beat them at home. Maybe.
Dallas: very nearly won their division this year.
Giants: recent Superbowl winner....twice.

On the road:

Indianapolis: WE HAVE NEVER WON THERE...
Jacksonville: swept us this year.
Tennessee: Again? Sheesh.
Baltimore: won the Superbowl last year after beating the team we choked on.
Cincinatti: just won their division.
Buffalo: Mario has his one good game of the year.
Philadelphia: just won their division.
Washington: RGIII all over McCain and K-Jax.

There ya have it: 2-14, LOL. :fans:

We can still choose a QB next year! :spin:

HJam72 12-30-2013 05:57 PM

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I think we need to kick Indy out of our division. They are not a "south" team. It's the AFC South. We can't play well in the north. Let's trade them for the Browns. :)

Playoffs 12-30-2013 07:01 PM

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By the Numbers: Texans 2013 season
Quote:

  • Despite losing 14 games, the Texans out-gained opponents by a total of 475 yards this season.

They have the worst record (2-14) of any team to ever out-gain opponents by that much in a season. The previous worst was the 4-12 Lions from 2012.

The Texans finished with just 11 takeaways all season. That is a new NFL record in a non-strike season. The Baltimore Colts had 11 in the strike-shortened 1982 season. They went 0-8-1.

  • Andre Johnson finished 2013 with 109 catches for 1,407 yards. Itís his fourth 100-catch, 1,400-yard season, tying him with Marvin Harrison for the most all time. He was just 93 yards shy of his fourth 100-catch, 1,500-yard season, which would have been the most all time.
  • DeAndre Hopkins finished his rookie season with 52 catches for 802 yards. He's the 42nd rookie since the merger to have 50 catches for 800 yards. He's one of two this year, along with Keenan Allen. He had the best rookie receiving year for a Texan since Johnson had 66 catches for 986 yards in 2003.

:fans:

acal21 12-30-2013 07:59 PM

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I dont wanna say much until I know who our coach is but ppl need to stop hating.. this is the NFL how many teams were playing for a playoff spot in week 17? and then when you get in literally anything can happen

acal21 12-30-2013 08:02 PM

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we played solid defense but this league is all about big plays and turnovers... wade should have been shown the door at the same time as kubiak

Sigma 01-02-2014 09:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Norg (Post 2276179)
we need to get rid of rick how don't see how u can bring in a new Coach like lovie or esp Bill and not expect them to want there own GM of there liking not someone from the old regime

and we have to go full blown Rebuild this quick fix thing is not going to work and if we try and do it Next season im lookin at 5 wins at best type of team


Jags went full blown rebuild heck al the teams in our divison have done it Jags and colts more so then titans but


to think we are better then them and don't have to do that is a fraud

the colts did it in 1 year the last time

and they lost manning in the process

badboy 01-02-2014 10:14 PM

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

rmartin65 01-02-2014 10:51 PM

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I am glad that, with the exception of a couple strongholds, the Keenum wars are largely over.

Texan_Bill 01-02-2014 11:01 PM

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Looking on the Bright Side...
Wait, what??!?!?

The bright side is this?

We more than likely won't go 1-15 next season????

Than again, NO GUARANTEES. Let's not match the Lions 0-16 season........ Please!

DBCooper 01-02-2014 11:02 PM

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At least we are not the Browns.

Allstar 01-03-2014 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by DBCooper (Post 2278669)
At least we are not the Browns.

We should make t-shirts

TejasTom 01-03-2014 12:45 AM

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  1. Band wagon fans have moved on to the next team
  2. Bathroom and concession lines are shorter
  3. Didn't have to buy playoff tickets
  4. We will have a winning record before the Astros

sandman 01-03-2014 08:35 AM

Re: Looking on the Bright Side...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sigma (Post 2278571)
the colts did it in 1 year the last time

and they lost manning in the process

Last year the Colts were 11-5, with 5 wins either in OT or by 3 points or less playing a last place schedule thanks to 2-14 the year before. It was a general consensus that they got lucky a lot last year, no pun intended. They were then blown out in their one playoff game.

This year they were 11-5, having four wins against the two worst teams in the NFL and winning a weak division. They were 5-5 against teams not in the AFC South. They entered the bye week at 5-2 having beat SF, Seattle and Denver. Since the bye week, five of their six wins have been against Houston, Jax and Tennessee. They have one quality win against KC and were blown out in their three losses.

They are favored by a point - at home - against the Chiefs this weekend. I don't see them getting by them a second time. They played their best football at the beginning of the season.

Just saying that 22-10 over two years, with getting to the playoffs and winning a division title sounds suspiciously like the 2011-12 Texans. And Luck's stats as a QB look a whole lot more like Schaub than like Manning.

Allstar 01-03-2014 11:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sandman (Post 2278803)
Last year the Colts were 11-5, with 5 wins either in OT or by 3 points or less playing a last place schedule thanks to 2-14 the year before. It was a general consensus that they got lucky a lot last year, no pun intended. They were then blown out in their one playoff game.

This year they were 11-5, having four wins against the two worst teams in the NFL and winning a weak division. They were 5-5 against teams not in the AFC South. They entered the bye week at 5-2 having beat SF, Seattle and Denver. Since the bye week, five of their six wins have been against Houston, Jax and Tennessee. They have one quality win against KC and were blown out in their three losses.

They are favored by a point - at home - against the Chiefs this weekend. I don't see them getting by them a second time. They played their best football at the beginning of the season.

Just saying that 22-10 over two years, with getting to the playoffs and winning a division title sounds suspiciously like the 2011-12 Texans. And Luck's stats as a QB look a whole lot more like Schaub than like Manning.

Indy has beaten Seattle, Denver, KC, and San Fransisco, arguably the best 4 teams in football. Our Texans never had that many impressive wins in a season.


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