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Old 12-31-2012   #22
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Default Re: What do you see next year and beyond for the Texans

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Stuck with Smith/Kubiak for at least 3 years because they are really great guys. We will be told 12-4 is the next step to the SB but as some know, more now than 4 games ago, this team is going in the wrong direction.
There will be 4 teams giving that same speech to their fans. I seriously doubt any of them will say, "Well, we took you as far as we could. Don't expect much next year. We won't be playing for a Super Bowl, but plan on giving you more of the same & hope you find it in your hearts to appreciate such effort."
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Smith has been made out to be some wizard but I think in the biggest decision he had was to not trade Mario and get value.
It doesn't work the way you explained, but I think I get what you meant. His biggest problem was working the contracts thinking the cap was going to go up. The Texans were scrambling when they found out it wasn't.

Secondly, I don't think Winston should have ever gotten a $5m/yr contract. He's never played at that level.

We never should have franchised Dunta. Definite waste of money.

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We may be told again for the 3rd year that our WRs of the future are on the team now.
WR moved down the board as soon as Mario signed in Buffalo. I didn't want to give Mario $100 mil, but the point is the same. Barwin didn't pan out. Brooks didn't pan out. & Merci hasn't caught on yet. With Cushing missing more than half the season, our defense has been pretty much neutered. We wouldn't have that problem with Mario showing up every now & then.

We've still got a problem at outside pass rush, unless two of the three OLBs on this team really turn it on in the play-offs, we are going to have to address this issue in the draft..... the proven talent is way too expensive in the offseason.

I think our WR need trumps our OLB needs, but I thought the same thing last year. The Texans may not.
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Our RBs are above average but I do think Foster has lost some of the fire or should I say dedication during the offseason to be great like last year. A lot may be due to line play but???
This proves to me we're spoiled. Foster had a great year by many RB standards. Not ours though. He had eight 100 yard games. 15 rushing TDs. 1300+ rushing yards.
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TE average to above average.
We don't have enough TEs. We run a three TE offense with only two TEs on the roster.
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With Matt at QB I could see the Texans contending for a playoff spot for the next couple of years with no real chance to be in the SB.
I think we'll continue to contend for the Super Bowl. We ran out of gas too early this season. We'll find a way to fix that next season. I'm not giving up hope for 2012. We're in the game, so there's still a chance.
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I see a change in FO/coaching in three to four years.
I still think we win the division at least three of the next 4 years. It won't be easy. But it hasn't been easy for the Ravens the last 3 years either. Just because Luck is Jesus in cleats, doesn't mean he won't be looking up at us.
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I think we will compete for a wild card spot behind the Colts after next year. I think it will be back to the same old fight for the playoffs after next year.
Isn't this the way it's supposed to be? I mean the only reason the Patriots are a lock for the play offs is because their division suck as bad as ours. Even they are not a lock for the AFC Championship game. Just imagine how their fans feel, knowing they won't win a Super Bowl & having to do this every year. Beat bad teams in the regular season, only to putter & fail in the end.

Nobody remembers number 2 & they've been the second best team in the NFL for quite some time now.

Personally, I'd love to be #2........ not at the expense of being number one, but you know what I mean. Right now, I think we're the 6th, maybe 8th best team in the NFL & I see us improving on that over the next 5 years at least.
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