Originally Posted by bOODRO87
Same ol' stuff, different year. We have two really good WR's besides AJ in Hopkins and Posey so what's the excuse for the 3-5 yards passes? Screens on long 3rd downs? We are SOFT. Just like the Longhorns. Starts with the HC. Also, Schaub might be the least athletic QB in the entire league.
I'm so tired of people defending Schaub and Gary. It's exactly like last year and the years before. Slow starts. Predictable play calling. Everything has to be perfect for Schaub to perform. My emotions are put to the side for this season because I see exactly what kind of team we are. It's a shame because we are loaded with talent except at QB. There are far worse OL in the league with the QB playing above it. Ugh..
On the heels of last season, I can understand the frustration with the conservative playcalls on 3rd and long. However, the conservative game plan was unique to this week- on the road against Baltimore and without Duane Brown. The Texans have been very aggressive in those situations the first two weeks- more aggressive than I ever remember. Clearly, they entered this week attempting to control the ball, avoid 7 step drops, and rely on the defense more heavily. The game plan fell apart int he 2nd quarter with the interception return and the punt return. I
It did make sense to avoid exposing our tackles to Dumervil and Suggs. Unfortunately, those two big plays combined with an afternoon of penalties vs. the defense ruined the plan. In a tight game in the second quarter, I thought it made total sense to run a draw on 3rd and 17 in our own territory.