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Old 11-02-2006   #1
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Arrow My Keys to Success: vs. New York

Our Houston Texans will face a tremendous challenge this upcoming Sunday as we will head to the Meadowlands in New York to do battle with the 5-2 Giants.

I feel this is an important game for our Texans after last week's not so great performance versus Tennessee, this is a chance for our men to bounce back, see how we respond and see what kind of a team we are at this point in the season as we face a very tough Giants squad.

The following is what I believe our Texans must do in order to have success and get the upset win Sunday in New York...

-Reduce turnovers. We seen a perfect example of how turnovers can simply kill you in our last game when we played Tennessee. Turnovers can cancel out a solid running game as ween last week, as Wali Lundy had well over 100 yards and it had a lesser impact due to our 5 tunovers. You can't turn the ball over on the road to give yourself much of a chance, espically when going up against a very tough team like the Giants. I look for our Texans to protect the ball better this week, and this will certianly help us out alot.

-On defense, pressure Eli Manning. Eli Manning is a great QB in this league already. He is in his 3rd season so he is still young, and tends to get rattled when you get some heat on him. If you sit back as a defense, he will no doubt pick you apart, the good QB he is. We need to apply some pressure to him early, and try to get him uncomfortable in the pocket, try not to let him get to relaxed.

-Solid Special Teams. This seems simple and obvious, but after last week, we seen our Texans can struggle some in this department. It's basically just fundamentals really, Edell Sheppard made a mistake by fair catching the ball on a punt at the 3 yard line, ad he lost some of his confidence with that according to our coaches, so we'll bring in David Anderson who had some nice returns last week to do our punt returns, and leave Sheppard at kick returns for now, a good move. We also need to get off blocks better on punt returns and not let them break one like Pacman did on us last week. I think we will have a better special teams game vs Gaints, we can't afford not to.

Again, this will be an important game for our Texans. Like I said above, this is because we are going to see how we bounce back after a not so hot performance last week with Tennessee, and we are going to see, overall, where we stand as a team as we go up against one of the best in the leauge right now in their house. Earlier in the year, we really couldn't even hang with the big dogs, let's see how far we have come since.

Cheer us on Sunday fans whether in New York or at home, at the local bar, listening on the radio, whatever, continue to support our Texans!

GO TEXANS!
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Reduce turnovers--shouldn't be too hard to do after we had 5 last Sunday. We'll probably get 3 or 4 this week.

Pressure Manning--good luck. Yeah, we'll get just enough pressure to make us think we might have a slim chance in this game, until the 3rd quarter, where we will be demolished.

Solid Special Teams--I don't see this as a big difference maker anyway, but we'll probably get beaten a little in this area too.

What's worse is I gotta feeling Lundy is gonna get shut down in the running game. That happens and we're in for some unforgettable embarrassment.

We need OUR defense to get some turnovers in this game and it ain't gonna happen.
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If we do somehow manage to win this game, we should all be aware that we have officially gone from "we suck" to a "rollercoaster ride" kind of team. I'm not sure which is more frustrating.
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We wont win unless our Defense really pumps it up..I beleive they will get the O hype if they just show up to impress
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-On defense, pressure Eli Manning. Eli Manning is a great QB in this league already. He is in his 3rd season so he is still young, and tends to get rattled when you get some heat on him. If you sit back as a defense, he will no doubt pick you apart, the good QB he is. We need to apply some pressure to him early, and try to get him uncomfortable in the pocket, try not to let him get to relaxed.
I HATE this misconception. The guy that made the preview of the game for the website, it's not you is it? That guy said the same thing. Eli was sacked 8 times and pressured repeatedly against the Eagles this year but managed to remain calm and come back from 17 down in the 4th quarter to win the game in OT. There were some injuries in that game to the Eagles' secondary but he wasn't shell shocked and didn't give up. Also I remember seeing a stat where he has a great QB rating against the blitz. The minus here is, sometimes Eli looks shaky without pressure, the guy is still incredibly inconsistent.
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I'm sure we can manage to not get too much pressure on him, lol.
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Reduce turnovers--shouldn't be too hard to do after we had 5 last Sunday. We'll probably get 3 or 4 this week.

Pressure Manning--good luck. Yeah, we'll get just enough pressure to make us think we might have a slim chance in this game, until the 3rd quarter, where we will be demolished.

Solid Special Teams--I don't see this as a big difference maker anyway, but we'll probably get beaten a little in this area too.

What's worse is I gotta feeling Lundy is gonna get shut down in the running game. That happens and we're in for some unforgettable embarrassment.

We need OUR defense to get some turnovers in this game and it ain't gonna happen.
Your right Adam PacMan Jone's Punt return for a touchdown didnt have any effect on the games outcome.
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Your right Adam PacMan Jone's Punt return for a touchdown didnt have any effect on the games outcome.
I was referring only to the Giants game, but the truth is I don't know what they've got on special teams anyway. Probably shoulda just left that part out.
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I was referring only to the Giants game, but the truth is I don't know what they've got on special teams anyway. Probably shoulda just left that part out.
No worries. I was just picking on you.
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Couldnt help my self you left it open.
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I HATE this misconception. The guy that made the preview of the game for the website, it's not you is it? That guy said the same thing. Eli was sacked 8 times and pressured repeatedly against the Eagles this year but managed to remain calm and come back from 17 down in the 4th quarter to win the game in OT. There were some injuries in that game to the Eagles' secondary but he wasn't shell shocked and didn't give up. Also I remember seeing a stat where he has a great QB rating against the blitz. The minus here is, sometimes Eli looks shaky without pressure, the guy is still incredibly inconsistent.
Yeah, Eli's weird, he's good under fire or when the game's on the line, but take off the pressure and give him time and he'll over think things and make bad decisions.
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We need a crap load of luck, that's what we need. Honestly, there are about 28 other teams I'd definitely rather be playing against than the Giants. This is just a bad matchup for us IMO.
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Yeah, Eli's weird, he's good under fire or when the game's on the line, but take off the pressure and give him time and he'll over think things and make bad decisions.
Better that way then the other way around. We had a guy in Houston for years that was opposite of that by the name of Warren Moon.
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I was referring only to the Giants game, but the truth is I don't know what they've got on special teams anyway. Probably shoulda just left that part out.
Giants special teams are pretty good on coverage. David Tyree went to the pro bowl last year as a special teams ace, and Jeff Feagles is a great Punter, at 41 he's not got the power he used to have but he's great at dropping the ball inside the 20 and he doesn't give up big returns. Our return game is pedestrian at best. safe but unspectacular. Chad Morton is reliable but he's not looked dangerous. Feely's a good kicker inside the 40, not so reliable at the long kicks but he's got good power on kick-offs. Remember the winds swirl a lot at Giants stadium which can have an impact. Though We're not expecting last weeks 25-30mph gusting up to 50mph and swirling all over. that was just crazy!
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