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Old 11-22-2004   #1
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The Texans could get away with this **** the past couple of years and we could be satisfied that they gave a game effort against a better team. However, this doesn't fly anymore.

I am tired of us trying to hold on to slim leads and playing so damn conservative that we lose at the end. How many times did that happen last year and we have this.

Our offensive line is terrible. I wouldn't mind seeing none of these jokers come back. DD is not a franchise back and we need to draft one. He has been terrible all year. David Carr was not on his game last night either and held on to the ball too long sometimes.

As for the coaching, our offensive playcalling in the 2nd half was atrocious. We need to give David the ability to audible to a play other than a run up the middle. He needs to be accountable for the back to back audibles in the 4th quarter.

It still ticks me off that we can't get a decent pass rush from the 3-4 even when we blitz. The D wasn't the problem last night and they held GB to enough points for us to win.

This game was terribly disappointing and I am a little down on this team. I would like to see wholesale changes on the O and D lines and on the coaching staffs.
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I would not be surprised to see the Texans draft defense first and then try to pick up a quality RB in the 2nd round.

DD is injury prone as is Hollings. Maybe Wells needs more of a look.
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The Texans could get away with this **** the past couple of years and we could be satisfied that they gave a game effort against a better team. However, this doesn't fly anymore.

I am tired of us trying to hold on to slim leads and playing so damn conservative that we lose at the end. How many times did that happen last year and we have this.

Our offensive line is terrible. I wouldn't mind seeing none of these jokers come back. DD is not a franchise back and we need to draft one. He has been terrible all year. David Carr was not on his game last night either and held on to the ball too long sometimes.

As for the coaching, our offensive playcalling in the 2nd half was atrocious. We need to give David the ability to audible to a play other than a run up the middle. He needs to be accountable for the back to back audibles in the 4th quarter.

It still ticks me off that we can't get a decent pass rush from the 3-4 even when we blitz. The D wasn't the problem last night and they held GB to enough points for us to win.

This game was terribly disappointing and I am a little down on this team. I would like to see wholesale changes on the O and D lines and on the coaching staffs.
how many have we won in the last few minutes of the game (look at last years record
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If I am not mistaken, Carr has 10 4th quarter wins in 2.5 years. Not bad. That said, this one WAS lost in the 4th by overly conservative play/play calling.
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I thought they said 6 4th quarter or OT wins when trailing in the 4th.
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Our offensive line is terrible. I wouldn't mind seeing none of these jokers come back. DD is not a franchise back and we need to draft one. He has been terrible all year.
so its fair to judge DD as a "terrible" back while running behind a "terrible" o-line? was wells our first thousand yard rusher, or was it stacey mack? maybe james allen? can't remember, but i do know each feature back in the texans short history has run behind comprable lines and i say go with the one who has the most success......which is..........thought so. i say verdicts out on DD midway through next season, no need to address the RB "problem" with draft picks that could give whoever's in the backfield a chance at a 4 ypc average.
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