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Old 08-23-2008   #41
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If only Schaub could have one of his normal game, the D would have look better.

Ryans has been quite mediocre this whole pre-season!
He's been clearly outplayed by the "untalented" Diles.
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I'm seeing us being like Indy offense is going look good but things are going to have to wait until the defense catches up.

The biggest problem I keep coming up with is what does our defense look like with more talent for Richard Smith like I keep hearing. What is the identity of Richard Smith's vision for our defense? I know we're not entirely the most talented defense just yet but a good coordinator could at least come up with something scheme-wise to help. Seeing our D-line drop into a zone blitz is painful.

My biggest concern is how the team can't seem to carry over where they left off the season before. Seems about a little over half way through the season they get what Richard smith supposedly wants or he gets a bit more aggressive in play calling or really I don't know. His third year it's one thing to have the fans confused at to what you are attempting to do but...when the players don't look like they get it. That's a bigger problem.
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I don't think hiring a new defensive co-ordinator will solve a whole lot...

Smith isn't the best guy for the job, but I'm not going to place too much of a burden on him for our defense not performing like we want them to...

I'm just happy that we're making strides to make the team better...

I think folks need to temper their expectations a bit....

Greenwood Sucks (been saying that for years and no one would listen)
Zach Diles is good. He's just not that experienced.

Reeves Sucks. Bennett will make some plays this year, but he will get beat a bunch too. He's young.

I'm not too worried about our safeties. Neither are spectacular but I think they are both solid/o.k

I'm actually o.k with our DT's. Yeah they get pushed around some but I think they make up for it with their pursuit. I mean...They did perform pretty well on the goaline last night...

On the D-line I'm more concerend with Weaver....He's nothing....Given the fact that his contract makes it difficult to cut him I'd just have him be a reserve guy for every position...

Not sure what you guys wanted Smith to do last night....I mean...The commentator even said that both teams had agreed to keep it fairly vanilla because they wanted to see where their players were at physically compared to their competition...

Besides that...he doesn't have much to work with...

Folks will complain about how sorry the entire defense is and that we really only have two players worth a damn, but then they get mad at Smith when he doesn't turn a type writer into a pentium III processor....

Like I said...He's not great...He's not terrible....

I'm more concerned with some of the players we have on the field at this point: Weaver, Greewood, Reeves are all terrible and that ain't Richard Smith's fault...
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I don't think hiring a new defensive co-ordinator will solve a whole lot...

Smith isn't the best guy for the job, but I'm not going to place too much of a burden on him for our defense not performing like we want them to...

I'm just happy that we're making strides to make the team better...

I think folks need to temper their expectations a bit....

Greenwood Sucks (been saying that for years and no one would listen)
Zach Diles is good. He's just not that experienced.

Reeves Sucks. Bennett will make some plays this year, but he will get beat a bunch too. He's young.

I'm not too worried about our safeties. Neither are spectacular but I think they are both solid/o.k

I'm actually o.k with our DT's. Yeah they get pushed around some but I think they make up for it with their pursuit. I mean...They did perform pretty well on the goaline last night...

On the D-line I'm more concerend with Weaver....He's nothing....Given the fact that his contract makes it difficult to cut him I'd just have him be a reserve guy for every position...

Not sure what you guys wanted Smith to do last night....I mean...The commentator even said that both teams had agreed to keep it fairly vanilla because they wanted to see where their players were at physically compared to their competition...

Besides that...he doesn't have much to work with...

Folks will complain about how sorry the entire defense is and that we really only have two players worth a damn, but then they get mad at Smith when he doesn't turn a type writer into a pentium III processor....

Like I said...He's not great...He's not terrible....

I'm more concerned with some of the players we have on the field at this point: Weaver, Greewood, Reeves are all terrible and that ain't Richard Smith's fault...
Why is it the Texans are the only ones that honor these gentlemen's agreements? Once Dallas came out and started blitzing and stunting, all bets should have been off at that point.

No. When you drop your linebackers back 10 yards deep for pass coverage it seems to reason that there is a a zone there ready for exploitation. That's what Dallas did.

Do the Texans have some position weaknesses? Absolutely. Is that the only problem? Definitely not! A good DC finds a way to minimize the weaknesses he has.

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Why is the Texans are the only ones that honor these gentlemen's agreements? Once Dallas came out and started blitzing and stunting, all bets should have been off at that point.

No. When you drop your linebackers back 10 yards deep for pass coverage it seems to reason that there is a a zone there ready for exploitation. That's what Dallas did.

Do the Texans have some position weaknesses? Absolutely. Is that the only problem? Definitely not! A good DC finds a way to minimize the weaknesses he has.
i agree with this post. he is not using our strengths well enough and can't seem to the most out of his players and talent he already has. that is what a good DC would do.
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Why is the Texans are the only ones that honor these gentlemen's agreements? Once Dallas came out and started blitzing and stunting, all bets should have been off at that point.

No. When you drop your linebackers back 10 yards deep for pass coverage it seems to reason that there is a a zone there ready for exploitation. That's what Dallas did.

Do the Texans have some position weaknesses? Absolutely. Is that the only problem? Definitely not! A good DC finds a way to minimize the weaknesses he has.
Even the best D-coordinator in the leauge would have had trouble trying to get these guys to stop THAT offense last night...

I'm not buying the hype...sorry...

Like I said...Smith ain't great and he can be upgraded....He ain't the devil either...
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Why is it the Texans are the only ones that honor these gentlemen's agreements? Once Dallas came out and started blitzing and stunting, all bets should have been off at that point.
Listen to yourself...

That makes no sense...

We are an up and coming team trying to figure ourselves out...

We want them to throw the kitchen sink at us because we'll be facing pitt in wk 1...both teams run the 3-4 and since we don't see it often it'd only make sense for us to want them to show us as much as possible...

And as far as us not blitzing much it only makes sense that we'd want to see what our guys can do physically without having to scheme someone to death..

Besides that..we blitzed several times last night...But when the guys you're blitzing aren't that good at it, they normally won't get there...
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If only Schaub could have one of his normal game, the D would have look better.

Ryans has been quite mediocre this whole pre-season!
He's been clearly outplayed by the "untalented" Diles.
Do you even think before you post? What the heck does he have to prove in this pre-season? I think he's done enough in the last two years to be able to coast during games that doesn't count. Diles on the otherhand, is starting for the first time. If he doesn't play hard during these games then he could be endanger of being replace by Bentley, which he was early on in TC.
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Listen to yourself...

That makes no sense...

We are an up and coming team trying to figure ourselves out...

We want them to throw the kitchen sink at us because we'll be facing pitt in wk 1...both teams run the 3-4 and since we don't see it often it'd only make sense for us to want them to show us as much as possible...

And as far as us not blitzing much it only makes sense that we'd want to see what our guys can do physically without having to scheme someone to death..

Besides that..we blitzed several times last night...But when the guys you're blitzing aren't that good at it, they normally won't get there...
You know this reminds of the QB or O-line arguments we had a few years ago around here. Actually, both sides were right. So you start at the top and and work your way down.

It's funny how dismal the Texans defense performed last year during the first 10 or so games. They made Joey Harrington, Trent Green and Cleo Lemon look like Pro Bowlers. Care to tell me which teams those 3 QBs are starting for this year?

Suddenly, the defense started performing better even with Dunta gone. What changed? The players or the scheme?

I'll let you ponder that one for a few minutes.

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...He ain't the devil either...
He just may be............



Just kidding man.

I agree with you. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of Dallas(actually I hate them more than any other sports franchise on Earth), they looked pretty damn good last night, a lot of teams would have had their difficulties with them. The Texans have some good talent and they don't seem to have improved from last season. Lets wait and see how they look when it comes to the games that count. If it continues to be the same way this season I think there needs to be a change.
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Suddenly, the defense started performing better even with Dunta gone. What changed? The players or the scheme?

I'll let you ponder that one for a few minutes.
I'm about to stop dignifying these comments with respones....

in 1,2,.................
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I'm about to stop dignifying these comments with respones....

in 1,2,.................
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the defense played like shit last night. sounds like this is something new to houston by the way you guys keep going on about it. it wasn't just the bad players either (Reeves and Weaver come to mind) Bennett missed a tackle which gained their WR an extra 15 yards for example. on the other hand we forced two turnovers on defense. im an optimist and a wait and see guy, so im hoping that there was some grander reason why i didn't see a big rush from Colvin, Williams, Thompson, and Okoye every down and if week one comes and big ben is standing in the pocket picking away our agreeably terrible secondary without any pressure than ill question Smiths ways but until then i cant and won't throw him to the dogs for a bad preseason game... and i hate Jerry Jones as much as you do
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Why is it the Texans are the only ones that honor these gentlemen's agreements? Once Dallas came out and started blitzing and stunting, all bets should have been off at that point.

No. When you drop your linebackers back 10 yards deep for pass coverage it seems to reason that there is a a zone there ready for exploitation. That's what Dallas did.

Do the Texans have some position weaknesses? Absolutely. Is that the only problem? Definitely not! A good DC finds a way to minimize the weaknesses he has.
You seem to be under the assumption that we weren't blitzing and stunting. But we WERE blitzing and stunting. We just weren't doing it successfully.
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Do you even think before you post? What the heck does he have to prove in this pre-season? I think he's done enough in the last two years to be able to coast during games that doesn't count. Diles on the otherhand, is starting for the first time. If he doesn't play hard during these games then he could be endanger of being replace by Bentley, which he was early on in TC.
Obviously, you have not read all of my posts!
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