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Old 01-12-2007   #1
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on ESPNEWS, they did "Darren's Drill" and one of the questions asked was "of all the teams that didnt make the playoffs, who is on the upswing and who is on the downswing for next season?" The guy proceeded through all of the teams, and when he asked about the texans, darren responded: downswing! HOW?!
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How can a 4 game improvement over the previous season be a downswing? The jobs those guys hold down are some of the ones that you could take pretty much anyone, throw them out there and let them give their opinion. It would probably be just as informative and educated.

I'd prefer not to get started.

But.

I think that in the next few years the AFC South will be one of the strongest in the league. Colts, although we'd like to believe otherwise, will be in it for awhile. Jags, while kind of hot/cold, seem like they could at least make a run. Titans, obviously on the way up. Then little old us, on the start of an upswing that I think will be huge in the future. Four teams that I think in the next two years have at least nine wins each, at least, easy.
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on ESPNEWS, they did "Darren's Drill" and one of the questions asked was "of all the teams that didnt make the playoffs, who is on the upswing and who is on the downswing for next season?" The guy proceeded through all of the teams, and when he asked about the texans, darren responded: downswing! HOW?!
B/c ESPN is a lot of fluff and all about following hype. A team that is slightly improved from last year means absolutely nothing to anyone except true Houston fans.

Mario, D-Rob, and even DeMeco are not enough for the defense to get recognized.

Carr is a joke to the entire league and most of his own team's fans, DD/DW is always injured, Oline has not been very good since the team's inception. AJ is the only player on the entire offense that is recognized by anyone outside of Houston as being a good player.

The team has no player to serve as the face of the franchise to gain publicity. There is no Manning, LT, Brady, LJ, or even Bush or VY. AND we haven't had a winning season to gain publicity.

Until at least one (preferably both) of these things happen, the Texans will continue to get no recognition. Plain and simple.
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i can accept a lack of respect, but to say that we are on a downswing beats me.
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B/c ESPN is a lot of fluff and all about following hype. A team that is slightly improved from last year means absolutely nothing to anyone except true Houston fans.

Mario, D-Rob, and even DeMeco are not enough for the defense to get recognized.

Carr is a joke to the entire league and most of his own team's fans, DD/DW is always injured, Oline has not been very good since the team's inception. AJ is the only player on the entire offense that is recognized by anyone outside of Houston as being a good player.

The team has no player to serve as the face of the franchise to gain publicity. There is no Manning, LT, Brady, LJ, or even Bush or VY. AND we haven't had a winning season to gain publicity.

Until at least one (preferably both) of these things happen, the Texans will continue to get no recognition. Plain and simple.

From my observations it seems to be that most analysts think Carr is a great QB simply because they look at his numbers and nothing else. I'm a Carr supporter, but some of the things they say makes me scratch my head and go 'did you do any actual watching of a Texans game at all this season?'

I also think you're right about AJ, but I think almost everyone knows about DeMeco by now.
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when he asked about the texans, darren responded: downswing! HOW?!
One word: hype. We didn't choose either of the popular choices, which made all their experts look bad. And until we win and/or Mario becomes a dominant DE, we'll continue to suffer the wrath of the national media. We are now viewed as Houston's version of the Cardinals until things change. Hopefully it's sooner rather than later.
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we have to have a positive record before we can complain about media bias.
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i can accept a lack of respect, but to say that we are on a downswing beats me.
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One word: hype. We didn't choose either of the popular choices, which made all their experts look bad. And until we win and/or Mario becomes a dominant DE, we'll continue to suffer the wrath of the national media. We are now viewed as Houston's version of the Cardinals until things change. Hopefully it's sooner rather than later.
I'm still waiting for the day that Mario sacks VY in crunchtime. Maybe that'll end the debate.
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One word: hype. We didn't choose either of the popular choices, which made all their experts look bad. And until we win and/or Mario becomes a dominant DE, we'll continue to suffer the wrath of the national media. We are now viewed as Houston's version of the Cardinals until things change. Hopefully it's sooner rather than later.
I agree, since the so called Experts were wrong and we didn't choose Reggie or Vince, they'll be dogging us for a while, at least till we start doing good...
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We didn't choose either of the popular choices, which made all their experts look bad.
Right. But ESPNs real gripe is that we didn't choose Bush.
I dunno exactly what kind of contracual relationship they have with him, but
he's obviously their boy.
And what really annoys me about the Bush issue is that its passe by now because
for the sake of their rookie years in the NFL, Maurice Drew clearly proved he's
the best running back from the state of California, not Bush. He had way more rushing yards and 'bout 7 or 8 more TDs. So he was even a superior Fantasy back if you're in to that sort of thing.
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...we're only going to get respect when we...

1. Go at least 8-8
2. get into the playoffs
3. Win a playoff game (would be great if by some sort of alignment of the cosmos for that game to be against Buffalo.)
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Look at the Saints, even after the acquisitions, even after the fast start, ESPN was very clear that they thought the Saints would come back down to Earth before playoff time. Although there was some respect, it was based on potential, now it is based on recent past

The Saints did what the Texans need to do...prove them wrong.
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on ESPNEWS, they did "Darren's Drill" and one of the questions asked was "of all the teams that didnt make the playoffs, who is on the upswing and who is on the downswing for next season?" The guy proceeded through all of the teams, and when he asked about the texans, darren responded: downswing! HOW?!
I am assuming Darren's Drill is done by Darren Woodson former Cowgirls DB (who is so desperate for attention, agreed to unretire and sign with Cowgirls IF they made playoffs in 2005). I put about as much importance to what he says as Peter King & Chris Mortensen.."Cowboys will win the Super Bowl mark it down"...ROFLMAO.

I think you could get a ventriliquist and have him say whatever he wants and it would have more authenticity, then what these talking head cheeses spew out. I don't watch 2 hour pre-game shows or ANY nfl network or ANY sports NFL show..I read on the internet and make my own decisions and watch FSN's "Texans Huddle"....
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You guys got DROY. That's something to be proud of and gives you hope for next season.

Now just hope your front office makes a good choice in the first round (i.e. Quarterback )
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You guys got DROY. That's something to be proud of and gives you hope for next season.

Now just hope your front office makes a good choice in the first round (i.e. Quarterback )
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