Originally Posted by Hervoyel
I can't imagine anything weaker than pulling that game out of our collective asses and waving it at the Ravens. They're going to the Super Bowl in a year when they had major injuries on defense and overcame them all while we're thinking about all our Pro Bowl players and trying to tell ourselves that if Cushing hadn't been lost we'd be where they are.
Wade's defense failed when put to the test. Matt Schaub's play down the home stretch was sub-par, and Gary's boys showed the world that they're no closer to being able to compete with the good teams than they were in 2007-2008.
Well, Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs...two of the Ravens defensive glue guys
, absolute leaders, heart and soul, were on Gillette Field.
Brian Cushing (as well as two other fairly crucial linebackers like Daryl Sharpton and Tim Dobbins) was NOT for the Texans.
Cushing's loss is not to be underestimated. He is an absolute wrecking ball in the area of the field where the likes of Hernandez, Welker, et al like to run loose and flourish. Not saying Cushing was an X-factor, but Houston really could have used him against the Patriots.
The Texans had a 13-5 campaign. They have a stable and steady roster of young studs to work with...they will GET better.
The Pats lost TWICE to a team the Texans absolutely CRUSHED in 2012-2013. Bottom line.
Gary's boys showed the world that they're no closer to being able to compete with the good teams than they were in 2007-2008
Bwa ha ha. The Texans destroyed the current AFC Super Bowl team, 43-13. "Not being able to compete?"...bwa ha ha ha ha.
C'mon now, did you think the Baltimore Ravens were the front-runners when the playoffs started? I don't really follow this forum a whole lot, but did you? I am curious.