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Old 08-14-2008   #41
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I agree that the turnover ratio is huge... and I agree that we would have been in the playoffs last year if those mistakes wouldn't have been made. Can you imagine 4 teams in the playoffs from the same division? We have got another tough year ahead. My dad lives in Nashville and is a huge Titan fan. I keep up with the Titans and am very envious of their running game the last few years. Looks like they got another good one this year. Seems like Kubes could take some lessons from Fisher. No doubt Kubiak has some sort of long term plan but the suspense is killing me. At any rate I hope we sweep the Titans this year so I can rub it in.
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running game, it was dreadful last year. Puts less pressure on the passing game and should help reduce the turnovers - as long as fumbilitis doesn't take hold.
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number of wins.
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running game, it was dreadful last year. Puts less pressure on the passing game and should help reduce the turnovers - as long as fumbilitis doesn't take hold.
seriously that would be nice but it seems they over valued/estimated their RB's.....next up aquire someone to tote the rock.

what we can expect is a much better pass rush which should keep the defense off the field & QB's off our cb's
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I agree that the turnover ratio is huge... and I agree that we would have been in the playoffs last year if those mistakes wouldn't have been made. Can you imagine 4 teams in the playoffs from the same division?
Nope. I can't imagine that because there are only 2 wildcard spots. It's impossible to have 4, the max is 3. If we would have won those two games, then we would have been in the last spot and the Titans would have been on the outside looking in.
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Health :P

We already have a playoff caliber team IMO.. so long as the starters are playing.
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You are right. I wasn't thinking when I said that.
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You are right. I wasn't thinking when I said that.
I should have put a smiley on that. Hope it didn't come across too harsh.

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If you could dramatically improve only one thing on the Texans this year what would it be? Saying their record doesn't count.

Red zone offense
Running Backs
Offensive line
defensive line QB pressure
Play calling
Cb position
Other?
Please explain your answer.

It was hard for me to decide between running backs and corners but I will go with rb's. I feel like with the exception of the corners our defense as a whole is pretty well built. Coach up the o-line that is already good at pass protection and lets get a runner with some greased lightening. Go baby go!
Intensity.
Ramp it up. Waaay up.

don't just tackle the other guys; CRUSH Them
I want the other teams' RBs to lay down or look for the sideline rather than risk being run thru by our LBs
I want the other guys' WRs to take their eyes off the ball because they know that our DBs will be bringing the pain.
I'm not saying be dirty.
I'm saying be hard-nosed.


...oh and stop giving the ball away. But I've been preaching that sermon all year.
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Old 08-15-2008   #51
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Put me down in the turnover differential camp.

Turnovers win and lose games in the National Football League.

If we can win the turnover battles we will reach the playoffs.
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I hope this doesn't come out the wrong way but I think the way to improve on turnovers is to healthy with the vets because they are more likely to hang onto the football better JMHO.
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My point of emphasis would be the team's general attitude. All too often I see this team play a slow, almost dreary type of football that would imply that this team is content with getting run over by opposing teams. Watching Schaub take that cheap shot (I forget who we were playing), only to have the rest of the team just stand there and watch as though it didn't happen, was disheartening.

We have plenty of great talent on this team, but not a lot of heart. It may sound corny, but heart is as vital as any position in the NFL...and you can't draft it, trade for it, or pick it up in free agency.

Until Kubiak and Co. figure out a way to light a very hot fire under this team's ass, we will never truly be a playoff caliber team.

Just my two cents.
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They have to want to win.
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Intensity.
Ramp it up. Waaay up.

don't just tackle the other guys; CRUSH Them
I want the other teams' RBs to lay down or look for the sideline rather than risk being run thru by our LBs
I want the other guys' WRs to take their eyes off the ball because they know that our DBs will be bringing the pain.
I'm not saying be dirty.
I'm saying be hard-nosed.


...oh and stop giving the ball away. But I've been preaching that sermon all year.

Tough mean dirty nasty bruising

All good adjectives.
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Right.
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