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Old 09-30-2012   #81
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Connor Barwin and Bradie James are weak links, IMO.

Bradie is just not physical or fast enough.

Connor is sort of "checked out" to me, leaving Houston--in his mind--about 12 games too early.

Dobbins and Braman should be out there as 1's. Period.
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Connor Barwin and Bradie James are weak links, IMO.

Bradie is just not physical or fast enough.

Connor is sort of "checked out" to me, leaving Houston--in his mind--about 12 games too early.

Dobbins and Braman should be out there as 1's. Period.
Agree somewhat. Dobbins > Bradie. I think Barwin still has it in him to bring it, just hasn't... Braman should be seeing a lot more snaps but not as a 1.
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I think our biggest weakness is that so far, every game we've had a flat quarter. Today's game we started out great and then kinda went to sleep until Manning's pick 6. We're going to need to play every quarter to beat GB and Baltimore and be a playoff contender.

That said, the only team that can beat us is ourselves. This is the best team in the NFL.
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I think our kicking tee retrieval kids are struggling. I'm pretty sure one stumbled slightly and almost dropped the tee. You know, it could be because we're scoring too much and these kids aren't used to the grind. More sprints.

Then the only thing I can really see as a big issue is who takes over as water boy if the starter gets hurt.
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We've out scored opponents 126-56 in four games. Just sayin'
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I think our kicking tee retrieval kids are struggling. I'm pretty sure one stumbled slightly and almost dropped the tee. You know, it could be because we're scoring too much and these kids aren't used to the grind. More sprints.

Then the only thing I can really see as a big issue is who takes over as water boy if the starter gets hurt.
So how do you evaluate right side of offensive line? We have a rookie starting RG & Newton at LT has played little until this his second year. What do you think about his back up Harris who is coming off back surgery? What about our back up left tackle who was supposed to be our swing tackle?

Our starting middle linebacker has played like he should be looking for a job on street until Titans. Any comments?

Should we be concerned that you are watching the tee boys?
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So how do you evaluate right side of offensive line? We have a rookie starting RG & Newton at LT has played little until this his second year. What do you think about his back up Harris who is coming off back surgery? What about our back up left tackle who was supposed to be our swing tackle?

Our starting middle linebacker has played like he should be looking for a job on street until Titans. Any comments?

Should we be concerned that you are watching the tee boys?
Texans are ranked #1 in Defense, #2 in Offense. I'd say the offense is certainly slacking.

They've got some work to do.
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***** 2012 (Week 4) / 2011 (Week 4) /2011 (full season)

Kick ret. avg.: 20.1 (30) / 30.0 (6) / 24.9 (9)

Punt ret. avg.: 9.6 (17) / 14.9 (6) / 10.4 (15)

KR avg. allowed: 23.6 (16) / 24.2 (18) / 22.4 (7)

PR avg. allowed:
12.2 (26) / 12.6 (27) / 9.6 (15)
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Texans are ranked #1 in Defense, #2 in Offense. I'd say the offense is certainly slacking.

They've got some work to do.
This thread is not about our strengths. See my thread "Is this a Super Bowl team". This thread is about identifying areas that we can improve on. Whatcha think Smith, Wade & Gary is doing same evaluation?
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Kubiak today:

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(on if WR Trindon Holliday has the green light to take any kickoff out of the end zone to return) No, he doesnt have a bright green light. Hes got a rule, where hes supposed to line up. Im not going to divulge that, but hes got a rule. If he steps backwards, hes supposed to stay in there. If he steps forward, he can come out. I would say hes probably broken the rule a few times, but hes back there for a reason. We want him touching it and returning it, but unfortunately nowadays with the new kickoff spot, most of the times you touch it youre six, seven, eight yards deep. Its a fine line there.
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I wonder if Holliday's breaking the rule led to his departure? I say yes.
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I wonder if Holliday's breaking the rule led to his departure? I say yes.
I like how Kubiak said he wouldn't divulge the rule and then right after that divulged the rule. "I'm not sayin, but I'm just sayin."
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I always wanted to see Trindon blaze passed a Db and haul in a long pass. So did Gary, neither of us were able to.
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I like how Kubiak said he wouldn't divulge the rule and then right after that divulged the rule. "I'm not sayin, but I'm just sayin."
So it's Kube's fault he got cut! LOL, he was probably like, "DOH!" right after and realized that now teams know what he's going to do, so we have to let him go.
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Weakness

1. Limited Outside pressure from OLB

2. Vulnerable up the middle against the Run.

3. WR have been average at best.

4. Completely Rebuilt right OL that is inconsistent

5. Special Teams coverages


Every team has weakness and the Texans are no different. Our defense right now is JJ Watt. Without him we would be in much worse shape.
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Where to start....

WR's can't seem to get open and the QB is as immobile as Kosar or Marino and lacking their intanibles. A mobile QB could've dismantled the Broncos and Jets. Mobile receivers, too.

Pass D will be exposed big time against GB and Ravens.

Short yardage O.

Offensive play calling becoming entirely predictable after the scripted plays.
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I'll keep banging the drum about special teams.

Don't trust our return game at all, seem to be constantly blocking in the back and now with new returners to get used to.... can't be good.

Don't trust Graham's leg strength or reliability when a game might hinge on him.

Foster's workload makes me think he'll be on fumes come the playoffs.

Obviously inside linebacker is an issue, making me think we'll play more nickle making us even more susceptible in the run game.

What happened to Joseph last week? I'll take it as a one off anomaly but colour me concerned, we need our shut down corner.

All that and still 5-0
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Offensive play calling becoming entirely predictable after the scripted plays.
Yup! Can we go ahead and script 30-40 plays into the game?
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Yup! Can we go ahead and script 30-40 plays into the game?
I've thought about this too especially after the Jets game where our first drive made them look absolutely clueless. I think the real divide with fans and Kubiaks playcalling come from when he has a lead and gets mondo conservative (Basically Martyball). It is frustrating to watch.
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Weaknesses?

My answer: Supposed loyal fans cynicism!

I understand that 5-0 (dripping in sarcasm) is not good enough, but DAYUM!!! Some of y'all are just straight up ridiculous with your criticism of this team....

Paraphrased quotes: "Matt Schaub has a weak arm", "Gary Kubiak is a terrible play caller" (Speaking to which) some people who questioned Kubiak's play calling near the end of the game as "too conservative"...... Really?? REALLY??? At least 30 out of 32 head coaches would've done the same thing. The hypothetical two coaches that didn't... Well, they would no longer be head coaches.
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