Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


Texans Talk Football talk only please. Keep it to the game, the players, the coaches and management.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2009   #1
TheRealJoker
Hall of Fame
 
TheRealJoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Conroe
Age: 27
Posts: 3,660
Rep Power: 10496 TheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respectedTheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respectedTheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respectedTheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respectedTheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respectedTheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respectedTheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respectedTheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respectedTheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respectedTheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respectedTheRealJoker is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via AIM to TheRealJoker
Default Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

We've got a tough 1st matchup against the Jets. Since the rosters are about set in stone (very few impact signings left to make if any) I figured i'd take this opportunity to gauge everyone's thoughts about our opening day matchup against everyone's favorite media darling the New York Jets.

Yes, they're getting tons of hype because they're the Jets and because they made the bold move of trading up for a popular QB. But I dont really care about all that. To be honest, I think they gave up way too much for Sanchez (5 picks/players) and then they traded up AGAIN for a RB. Greene is a very good RB to have but its not a good idea to mortgage your draft on essentially two players (they had 3 picks in total). Especially since underclassmen rookie QBs dont have a great track record of success and RBs are a dime a dozen.

The actual reason that this is a tough game is because they've got one of the best defenses in football and a hell of a running game with Thomas Jones and the stout OL they've got in Jersey. Their secondary is as good as anyone's with Revis, Sheppard, Rhodes, and Leonhard. Its a good thing we've got plenty of weapons to throw to because that secondary is gonna force us to dig deep for favorable matchups other than the token Andre Johnson vs anyone. Their run defense is stout with Kris Jenkins anchoring the DL, I have a hard time not seeing Chris Meyers getting rag dolled against that NT.

We get to meet Rex Ryan again, the defensive genius has his hands on the talent with the Jets and brought quite a few guys over to help jumpstart his system. The 3-4 defenses had their way with us last season. Hopefully Anthony Hill shows his worth right off the bat in this matchup assisting the OTs in pass protection.

All in all I think its a very even matchup considering the upgrades we made on defense. The three biggest advantages we have are that its a home game, we're probably gonna get to play a rookie QB, and this is Rex Ryan's first game with the team so we catch them while they barely have their feet wet. We're gonna find out real quick how our offense stacks up against the league's best defenses, if we can score against a tough 3-4 defense like this then we're gonna find out for sure whether this offense is elite.
__________________
What did the city of Houston do to anger the football gods?
TheRealJoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009   #2
The Pencil Neck
Hall of Fame
 
The Pencil Neck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Age: 52
Posts: 18,371
Rep Power: 279523 The Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respectedThe Pencil Neck is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

It will be interesting to see the changes in our defense. I expect this to be a test of our run defense. I expect them to try to minimize Sanchez's decisions. If the changes to our defense work, then this game should be a cakewalk.

The only thing I worry about on the offensive side is turnovers. I think we'll be better in the red zone and I hope we eliminate the turnovers. If we do that, we win. If we don't do that, we might still win.

I think we win.
The Pencil Neck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009   #3
76Texan
Hall of Fame
 
76Texan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 13,533
Rep Power: 83970 76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

I just want to see Cushing taking down Sanchez.
That will be fun to watch!
76Texan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009   #4
Ole Miss Texan
Hall of Fame
 
Ole Miss Texan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 8,680
Rep Power: 24791 Ole Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

This will be a very good test but it sure beats playing Pittsburgh for Game 1!

I don't think Sanchez will be starting for the game, if so, we win big. Defense will be tough on our offense but I think we'll be able to move the ball as usual. We'll be practicing our red zone offense and Schaub not turning the ball over so hopefully we start off well in that regard.

Their offense will be tough to stop and we'll see how our Defense steps up. It's hard to have any sort of idea what's going to happen. I like our chances though with Clemons/Sanchez as QB right now than if Favre was still there.

I think we win the game but don't read too much into it... I've got us going 16-0
Ole Miss Texan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009   #5
76Texan
Hall of Fame
 
76Texan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 13,533
Rep Power: 83970 76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected76Texan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

Usually, an Eagles cast-off don't do so well.
I'm hoping Schaub will keep that tradition going against Lito!
76Texan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009   #6
valleytexfan
Hall of Fame
 
valleytexfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley, TX
Posts: 1,148
Rep Power: 275 valleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

I can't wait!!! But I'm also glad there won't be any more "We want Sage!" chants at the game. Matt's the man and the offense should be fine, but I wanna see the new D.
valleytexfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009   #7
whiskeyrbl
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by valleytexfan View Post
I can't wait!!! But I'm also glad there won't be any more "We want Sage!" chants at the game. Matt's the man and the offense should be fine, but I wanna see the new D.
The only chant we will hear on opening day is " Mario, Mario,Mario"
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 05-01-2009   #8
ObsiWan
Site Contributor
 
ObsiWan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: League City, Tx
Age: 62
Posts: 14,436
Rep Power: 233844 ObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck View Post
It will be interesting to see the changes in our defense. I expect this to be a test of our run defense. I expect them to try to minimize Sanchez's decisions. If the changes to our defense work, then this game should be a cakewalk.

The only thing I worry about on the offensive side is turnovers. I think we'll be better in the red zone and I hope we eliminate the turnovers. If we do that, we win. If we don't do that, we might still win.

I think we win.
Bingo!!
If we don't turn the ball over, I'm confident that we win!
ObsiWan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009   #9
Polo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

If we cut down on the turnovers defense looks better too..
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009   #10
Norg
Hall of Fame
 
Norg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,690
Rep Power: 14478 Norg is a quality contributor and well respectedNorg is a quality contributor and well respectedNorg is a quality contributor and well respectedNorg is a quality contributor and well respectedNorg is a quality contributor and well respectedNorg is a quality contributor and well respectedNorg is a quality contributor and well respectedNorg is a quality contributor and well respectedNorg is a quality contributor and well respectedNorg is a quality contributor and well respectedNorg is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

Iam rdy to see all the hot girls at relient in the parking lot .......
Norg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009   #11
Specnatz
Site Contributor
 
Specnatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,620
Rep Power: 3240 Specnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

I am not going to read any further than the title and say I am pretty damn sure we all want 2 months of nothing ... so a lot of threads can be made all about nothing just to watch a bunch of over reaction.

I know that is what I am looking forward to over the next couple months.

__________________
The Invisible Poster!
Cynic at work, do not mind me; move along nothing to see here!
Specnatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009   #12
ObsiWan
Site Contributor
 
ObsiWan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: League City, Tx
Age: 62
Posts: 14,436
Rep Power: 233844 ObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Norg View Post
Iam rdy to see all the hot girls at relient in the parking lot .......
You should have gone to the draft party.
ObsiWan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009   #13
disaacks3
Site Contributor
 
disaacks3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Spring, TX
Section: 116 - Row M
Age: 45
Posts: 10,588
Rep Power: 135090 disaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by valleytexfan View Post
I can't wait!!! But I'm also glad there won't be any more "We want Sage!" chants at the game. Matt's the man and the offense should be fine, but I wanna see the new D.
Nah, but we WILL hear them during the Monday night pre-season game...you can BET on it! hehehe
__________________
D.B. - That sounds like a nugget of reality wrapped in a layer of embellished hyperbole.
disaacks3 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009   #14
valleytexfan
Hall of Fame
 
valleytexfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley, TX
Posts: 1,148
Rep Power: 275 valleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by disaacks3 View Post
Nah, but we WILL hear them during the Monday night pre-season game...you can BET on it! hehehe
you're probably right there my friend...
valleytexfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009   #15
valleytexfan
Hall of Fame
 
valleytexfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley, TX
Posts: 1,148
Rep Power: 275 valleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by whiskeyrbl View Post
The only chant we will hear on opening day is " Mario, Mario,Mario"
Definitely!!!
valleytexfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009   #16
Texaninlild
Hall of Fame
 
Texaninlild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 38
Posts: 1,438
Rep Power: 4558 Texaninlild is a quality contributor and well respectedTexaninlild is a quality contributor and well respectedTexaninlild is a quality contributor and well respectedTexaninlild is a quality contributor and well respectedTexaninlild is a quality contributor and well respectedTexaninlild is a quality contributor and well respectedTexaninlild is a quality contributor and well respectedTexaninlild is a quality contributor and well respectedTexaninlild is a quality contributor and well respectedTexaninlild is a quality contributor and well respectedTexaninlild is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via Yahoo to Texaninlild
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

I see it as a day to shine. If we think we are as good as we should be this will be a 'W'. We are much further along than the Jet's and if Sanchez plays it will be ugly. It will be a good barometer to see where we start the season.
__________________


I am a Christian

Philippians 4:13
Texaninlild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009   #17
gary
Hall of Fame
 
gary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wheelchair
Age: 22
Posts: 21,263
Rep Power: 39337 gary is a quality contributor and well respectedgary is a quality contributor and well respectedgary is a quality contributor and well respectedgary is a quality contributor and well respectedgary is a quality contributor and well respectedgary is a quality contributor and well respectedgary is a quality contributor and well respectedgary is a quality contributor and well respectedgary is a quality contributor and well respectedgary is a quality contributor and well respectedgary is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via AIM to gary
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

There is a long way to go.
__________________
Without the strength to endure the crisis, one will not see the opportunity within. It is within the process of endurance that opportunity reveals itself.
Chin-Ning Chu -
gary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009   #18
RipTraxx
Free Agent
 
RipTraxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kingwood
Age: 32
Posts: 599
Rep Power: 40 RipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via AIM to RipTraxx
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

Mario, Cushing, Okoye, Smith, Barwin vs. a rookie qb? I'll take it.

Welcome to the NFL Dirty Sanchez.......
__________________
"What is that Chamomile tea??? You wanna take a nap?????" ~JJ Watt~
RipTraxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009   #19
sakebomb
Hall of Fame
 
sakebomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Humble, TX
Posts: 1,275
Rep Power: 1859 sakebomb is a quality contributor and well respectedsakebomb is a quality contributor and well respectedsakebomb is a quality contributor and well respectedsakebomb is a quality contributor and well respectedsakebomb is a quality contributor and well respectedsakebomb is a quality contributor and well respectedsakebomb is a quality contributor and well respectedsakebomb is a quality contributor and well respectedsakebomb is a quality contributor and well respectedsakebomb is a quality contributor and well respectedsakebomb is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

ESPN loves them some dirty Sanchez.

I hope we kill them. I would love to see all of the "experts" faces on ESPN later that night.
__________________
2011 - The year of the TEXANS!
sakebomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009   #20
RipTraxx
Free Agent
 
RipTraxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kingwood
Age: 32
Posts: 599
Rep Power: 40 RipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respectedRipTraxx is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via AIM to RipTraxx
Default Re: Who here is ready for opening day?!?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sakebomb View Post
ESPN loves them some dirty Sanchez.

I hope we kill them. I would love to see all of the "experts" faces on ESPN later that night.
I like him as a QB. Detroit picked the wrong one.
__________________
"What is that Chamomile tea??? You wanna take a nap?????" ~JJ Watt~
RipTraxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger