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Old 07-23-2006   #1
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Sorry if there has already been a thread about this. But i just had a good and long arguement about our first game with someone at another forum. This guy thinks it's no-brainer that we have absolutley no chance vs. the eagles. But i differ. The eagles still have that great defense and their genius defensive coordinator ( even though I can't stand them). But our offense also got alot better with our off-season additions. And our defense has also greatly improved and should have a great chance vs. an eagles offense that is not like it was 2 years ago.

They really don't have a legit #1 WR. And don't forget, they don't like running alot. So mario williams should have plenty of chances to get to mcnabb. What is everyone's take on this game? I think we have just as good of a chance as the eagles do at winning this game. And remember, we are at home. Am i expecting too much of our Texans? Nah they can take 'em I'm just wonderin' about INdy w/o Edge there's a great possibilty.
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Yes. I think we will win this game. They are pretty much one dimensional to begin with, so if we can shut down the pass it will be on and poppin'.

We will win and we will suprise alot of people.
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I think we have a chance to beat them, but I don't think we will. It will be the first game that counts under Kubiak and I believe many of the players will still be getting used to the new system. I think we'll make it close, but I think the Eagles will win it.
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Yes. I think we will win this game. They are pretty much one dimensional to begin with, so if we can shut down the pass it will be on and poppin'.

We will win and we will suprise alot of people.
I'm with you on this one. Go Texans!!!
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The Eagles are not very good this year, I am going with a win.
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of course I hope we win. the advantage we have is there is no game film for the eagles to study except for preseason stuff, which is vanilla.. advantage to us.. Yes the Eagles can study the Broncos, but I expect our offense to a tweak to it. Defensively same thing


to put a spin on it.. I wonder how quick our guys are going to pick up the schemes
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I think we will have a good chance to win. I think the Texans will know the system fairly well considering in preseason every player will be fighting for a starting job. I think there is more of an incentive to learn it, and learn it well. Like one post said, we will not have as much film for other teams to study. As with the Eagles, not too much has changed this offseason with there coaches and players so we should have a lot of film to study. Also, considering we will have 10 days after the last preseason game and our first, we should have plenty of time to study film. Most important thing, Any team can win on any given Sunday. Go Texans... Score, 17-13 Texans.
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The Eagles defense has fallen apart sort of after the last couple years compared to what it used to be, they've got no clear #1 WR, and last year the running game was completely inaffective. I say this is a great team for us to play in our first game of the season to get the guys pumped for the rest of the year
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Good thing about this game is that PHI has no WRs and are now concentrating on the run game. So both teams will be trying to do a new thing. Us with our new D, them with the run game. Pretty much going to come down to the battle of O and D lines. I can win this game.
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The Eagles are my 2nd favorite team so I've watched them a LOT over the past 5-6 years. Although I'll be cheering for the Texans, I think the Eagles are going to win this one. I don't think everything will be gelling for the Texans, yet.

The thing about the Eagles is that they NEVER look good on paper (except when TO was really on the team on the same page.) They haven't had a #1 receiver except when TO was there. They've never really had a strong running game. But Reid has always found a way to win. I think the Eagles' chemistry gets them through this one... although I think they're toast for most of the rest of the season. They're in a hard (although possibly over-rated) division.

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I think we definitely have a good chance of winning, and as of now I predict we will win but we have a lot of training camp and preseason to see before I make my final guess.
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I haven't voted yet. What I will be watching, very closely, if Philly decides... a team that wouldn't or couldn't rush the ball last year, to cram the ball down
our throuts. That will be the big clue. We can't stop Philly from rushing, specifically, rushing at Babin/Peak, and our line backers ,we're in trouble. We can't stop them the first six games are gonna hurt.
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Any given sunday right? Yes for now....ask me again when the depth chart comes out.
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I haven't voted yet. What I will be watching, very closely, if Philly decides... a team that wouldn't or couldn't rush the ball last year, to cram the ball down
our throuts. That will be the big clue. We can't stop Philly from rushing, specifically, rushing at Babin/Peak, and our line backers ,we're in trouble. We can't stop them the first six games are gonna hurt.
Running the ball is so alien to the Philly short-pass West Coast concept, I'd be very surprised if they really tried to test our rushing D. I think this is going to be a good test for our D-line to see if they can provide any pressure.
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Running the ball is so alien to the Philly short-pass West Coast concept, I'd be very surprised if they really tried to test our rushing D. I think this is going to be a good test for our D-line to see if they can provide any pressure.
Baptism of fire for our #1 pick. Get to McNabb just once and we might be able to shut up all negitive media for a while. Cant wait to see on the huge screen at Reliant, big 90 knocking the eagle logo from McNabb's helmet. Sept. 10 cant come fast enough.


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I think the Texans win by 20



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If we are totally prepared and have absorbed the systems of the new 4-3 defense AND the offense has memorized the playbook of the zone blocking scheme AND Carr understands the playbook...we win.

Ain't gonna happen people. Our offense is not gonna click until October timeframe...:brickwall
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Were gunna come out with a W if we understand the playbook. Hopefully Mario will get his first sack in this game. Im thinking Carr will have a great game to start off a good season.
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The problem we're up against is the complexity of the playbook itself. It took Plummer a good year to grasp it...they were initially only using about 25% of it.

Carr has to get used to the bootleg, which I think he'll go to like a duck to water, and all the other players have to understand their assignments...especially the linemen...especially the receivers.

I've watched Plummer throw many intercepetions based on miscommunication of where the receiver was and where he thoght they were gonna be and vice versa. So expect to see some of that for awhile.

And for clarification, I'm pro Carr. I just can't imagine any other QB getting sacked much less than he has over the last 4 years. That line was absolutely horrible. And then he managed to stay overall injury free and maintain a positive view.

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