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Old 12-26-2004   #1
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Default So..... keep Chris Palmer, the coaches, the team...

Those that called for particular heads in the recent past - has your frame of mind changed?

Granted, this was just one game... and to sweep ANOTHER division rival while shutting them out.. but just wondering if there's a change of heart now.

I saw more various play calling (probably because quite a few of them worked this time)... so is that Palmer and the players now stepping up? Granted, I still think the O-line can be improved as far as protection is concerned... the run block looked good today.

Defense WHUPPED... so nothing to say there - got some pressure, some sacks, some ints...

Personally, I was not one to call for a particular person (group) to be removed.. but still feel we could use some improvement on the line.
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Ive called for Palmers head this year, and I think im starting to come around to him. Now that ive learned to respect what they are trying to do with the Texans, instead of trying to say what I think they should do.. I appreciate his playcalling more.

We need to fix our Oline... and we could do with an improved pass rush, mostly we need a playmaker in our front 7 that we can depend on to come in EVERY WEEK and generate some kind of pass rush for us.

Other than that.. im happy with everything
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Defense has played great the past 2 weeks, but there's still lots of room for improvement on offense.
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Fix the Oline and it will come together. The players I think are there, they are at times executing now on the run blocking but their pass blocking is still abysmal. Carr almost never gets the time he needs to get the job done.

Priority number one IMO is get a real center. Wade will get it together, Weigert will return, Pitts will continue to improve, and you've got a whole season already spent developing Wand who I think will also continue to improve. McKinney will never, ever be any better than he is right now and that's lousy.
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Now that ive learned to respect what they are trying to do with the Texans, instead of trying to say what I think they should do.. I appreciate his playcalling more.
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and you've got a whole season already spent developing Wand who I think will also continue to improve. McKinney will never, ever be any better than he is right now and that's lousy.
agreed, i saw wand getting to the second and third levels on a beautiful double team with pitts on DD's 44 yarder. nice to see the big guy with a lisp look aggressive and execute, lets hope he's finding some fire in his gentle giant demeanor. now onto steve, ive been watching him in the last few games specifically, and after today im officially for looking forward to a replacement at the heart of our line. overall mckinney played well enough for us to win but on one of the 4 sacks he just let stroud run right around him to drop carr. but on a lighter note...............


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You can just feel the group hugs... but I agree on points made. I'm thinking center, and some TE's this offseason for an offensive wish list.
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Today's win was great, but it was a result of the Texans best defensive effort in franchise history. Offense did their part, for the most part, but their performance still leaves something to be desired. One game does not make a franchise and the Texans have to build a much more cohesive offensive philosophy before the team will experience any true degree of success. The problems with the O-line are in large part, a failure of the philosophy(bad schemes), not necessarily the personnel. They are also still making too many elementary mistakes. They were just lucky that the Jags did not do a great job capitalizing on them today. IMHO, Palmer still needs to be sent packing. Any average OC would have been able to produce the offensive results that the Texans had today, because the talent is there. Taking a look at the big picture, the coaching is still a detriment, even if it wasn't today.
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Today's win was great, but it was a result of the Texans best defensive effort in franchise history. Offense did their part, for the most part, but their performance still leaves something to be desired. One game does not make a franchise and the Texans have to build a much more cohesive offensive philosophy before the team will experience any true degree of success. The problems with the O-line are in large part, a failure of the philosophy(bad schemes), not necessarily the personnel. They are also still making too many elementary mistakes. They were just lucky that the Jags did not do a great job capitalizing on them today. IMHO, Palmer still needs to be sent packing. Any average OC would have been able to produce the offensive results that the Texans had today, because the talent is there. Taking a look at the big picture, the coaching is still a detriment, even if it wasn't today.
you could substitute the defense with the offense in that quote..and Fangio with the Palmer

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O-line was just barely fair today. OK running, but less than OK on pass.
Defense was STRONG. Amazing what a little presure can do isn't it?
Play calling for the most part was very predictable and pedestrian. Very lttle play action and DD was ripping them so they would have bit. Should have been a no brainer, particularly on 1st down in the second half.
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Play calling for the most part was very predictable and pedestrian. Very lttle play action and DD was ripping them so they would have bit. Should have been a no brainer, particularly on 1st down in the second half.
i agree, i knew what play was coming. on the two downs before the andre td (need to do that more in the red zone) we were on the 11 and on two straight plays we were in a goal line formation. it seems that some times we are just glad to get into the red zone. i left the espn zone after a few minutes in the second half so i can't comment on the play calling really, but i bet is was much like that of the Green Bay, but this time our defense played a great game, maybe someone can tell me.
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